Ipswich Open Day

Entry is free for past and present Queensland Rail employees and Ipswich residents.

Proof of residency is required and may include drivers licence or rates notice. Admission charges apply for non-Ipswich residents. Non-Ipswich residents receive 50% off normal entry when accompanied by an Ipswich resident.

Circus Train

Things to see and do for the kids:

  • Let off steam in the indoor adventure playground & expansive grounds
  • Get active with hands-on exhibits
  • Keep little hands busy with kids craft at Creation Station
  • Take a mini steam train ride with Grandchester Model Live Steam rides (charges apply and enclosed footwear required)
  • Enjoy old fashioned fun with Life Be in It games

Things to see and do for the whole family:

  • Soak up the festive atmosphere with Downstairs Jazz, local school choirs & the Australian Ukulele Show
  • See the Trainspotting and 3 Foot Six, The Sunlander photographic displays
  • Explore an Ipswich icon that’s been going since 1865 with parts of the site usually not accessible to the public opened up for self-guided walking tours.
  • Browse the tourism stands and see what’s happening in your own backyard
  • Get up close to genuine locos and vintage carriages
  • See the huge model railway of Queensland
  • Try driving a train on a simulator
Annual Workers Reunion & Ipswich Family Open Day

Your day out planner:

  • Check entry prices and our location
  • Plan to spend 3 hours+ to enjoy all the activities
  • Pack a picnic & snacks to enjoy in the grounds, or buy lunch at the Cafe
  • Don’t forget the camera
  • Wear enclosed footwear if you want to go on a tour of the active railway workshops
  • Free parking

Activity Sheets


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Become an Annual Pass Member and enjoy 12 months unlimited entry plus many other benefits.

Event Details

17 August 2014, 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM

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