Old Petire Town.....a step into the past.
It is the weekend and you're looking for somewhere different to visit. Why not try Old Petrie Town. Located in the Brisbane suburb of Petrie. It has many stalls and attractions that will please the whole family. Old Petrie town is also open Wednesday to Friday if you are not working during the week and want to visit or even to take visitors there to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. And if you are hungry there are places to find food for many different taste buds.
When you arrive, you will notice that there are many different shops with the old time frontage. The walkways are bitumen and they are a pathway around the grounds. The markets do not start until 10am, so there is not an early start to find that elusive bargain.
Some of the many stalls include but are not limited to the following:
- book stall
- used goods
- vegetables (locally grown)
- music shop
- honey (locally produced)
Food shops and those in the old barn building (many others):
- Rock and Roll Diner
- Heritage Hotel - serves breakfast and lunch. They also take bookings for weddings and parties.
- Double Decker bus with goodies, food and drinks
- German sausages
There are stalls for the children along with jumping castles. Here you can allow the children to play and sit on the grass area and relax. There is a small fire truck, "Lil Squirt" where the children can have a ride around the roads. We noticed that even in these times of Covid that the volunteers took the time and effort to clean and wipe the truck down after each ride.
If you are after some history then there are other buildings to look at and find interesting information:
- The engine room where for a gold coin donation you can see working machinery and engines from old times. Tractors and vehicles.
- A pottery barn
- The fire brigade museum
- Museum at the top near the car park.
There are plenty of toilet around the area so that isn't a problem when having to take yourself or young children. One amenities block had a baby change table, located in the ladies toilets behind the record shop.
For a fun look don't forget the "Ye Old Lollie Shoppe", here you will find some of the lollies from yesteryear. Humbugs, Twinkies, bullseye, sherbets and many of the lollies that are popular today. If you are partial to fudge then the "Lollie shop" is a must visit to buy some.
Don't forget that many of the shops and stalls are observing Covid rules, so please be aware of these and do the right thing. Then remember to have fun and enjoy the morning.