Classic toys in vogue these school holidays

12 March 2014

Tech savvy kids can be disconnected from the screen and be treated to family entertainment at the Toys event these school holidays at The Workshops Rail Museum from 5 to 21 April.

Stepping into the Toy Box zone, young visitors are encouraged to get busy with play time, including classic toys, dress ups, games and puzzles.

Giggles are guaranteed with the many weird, wonderful and colourful handmade characters in the Ehmers Puppet Show, presented by veteran puppeteer husband and wife team Bernie and Eileen.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said the event focuses on old school fun and the perfect opportunity for families to escape the daily grind.

“Play time is the best part of being a child and this event is all about that in the way parents and grandparents are familiar, with teddy bears, dolls houses, train sets, games and a bit of silliness," Mr Moritz said.

“Technology is a wonderful thing, but it’s healthy and refreshing to have some time-out and enjoy games and puzzles with each other, especially since most of us are big kids at heart and need to be reminded of that.

"Also one of the favourite spaces for our Annual Pass holders is the dedicated indoor playground for children to wear themselves out, as a parent I know the value of these areas.”

Parents can share with children a glimpse into toys from the past with a wander through the Fun & Games display, showcasing vintage toy sets through to the delights of the early 90s.

Curious little minds may even be engaged and learn a thing or two with the various interactive exhibits found throughout the Museum.

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.

For further information and ticket prices, phone (07) 3432 5100 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au