Yesterday I took Lucy and three friends to Sovereign Hill, an historical town in Ballarat. It's such a great place to visit, we all loved it! We got there early and spent the whole morning drifting in and out of all the amazing buildings and spaces. First stop was the Photography Shop where the girls got to dress in old fashioned clothes and had their photo taken.
We were lucky as there were not many people visiting so we almost had the place to ourselves.
Of course we had to have a ride on the Cobb & Co coach, aren't the horses gorgeous?
There are plenty of other animals too. I noticed some sweet little hens, bantams I think, turkeys, more horses and this rather surreal looking goat.
The lolly shop was a big hit of course!
And so was the very cool bowling alley.
I loved all the old signs..
and the real life characters that walk up and down the main street.
The girls really got into the spirit of it all and had fun in all the old buildings, and churches, being silly but also enjoying the history and magic.
Everywhere you look there are little touches of the gold field era.
So much work has been put in to make Sovereign Hill a replica
of an 1850's town, including the schools. Billy & Lucy went to school camp here last year, dressed in the clothes of the day, played games that children played long ago and learnt about life in the gold rush. Pretty cool!
The girls took me to the candle making shop where they got to dip,
and colour their own candles.
All in all it was a great & different way to celebrate Lucy's birthday.
After all that walking around and fresh air it was soon time to head home for...yep, cake!
Another birthday over and another one on the way,
Sunday turns 8 in a week or so.
More fun...of the sleep over kind!
Hope you are having a happy weekend,
see you soon xo