With the weather warming up and Covid restrictions easing, there’s no better time to get out and about and explore your local area. There’s new exhibitions open at Ipswich’s Workshop Rail Museum – but be sure to book online to secure your place.
You can check out Queens Park and Nature Centre and even visit the free mini zoo and Japanese Gardens. If markets are more your thing, you can check out the Springfield Markets every Sunday, where you can swim in the local lagoon, listen to talented musicians and sample delicious foods. Ipswich Showplace Markets and the Handmade Expo are also great ways you can support local self-starters.
Looking to get back to nature? Well look no further than the Ipswich mountain bike trails – great for both biking and hiking – or the hiking trails at White Rock. Hit up your local cafes for indulgent brunch menus before heading out. Have a look around at Robelle Domain Parklands to keep the kids entertained with playgrounds, walking tracks and even a water park, along with a café for mum and dad to get their caffeine hit. If you’re more into the music scene come along to the Civic Centre tonight at 7:30 to hear the Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute show. Saturday night, head along to the showgrounds for the CardiGras Ipswich Concert, or arrive earlier in the day to soak up the car show and markets. Alternatively, adrenaline junkies can get their fix with multiple events running at Queensland Raceways to get your heart pumping – either behind the wheel or in the audience. It’s the best V8 racing experience out there.
So whether you’re looking to cool off in the community pool, buy some yummy treats at a market or have a boozy brunch at some of our brilliant local cafes, get out there this weekend and soak up everything Ipswich has to offer.
By Georgia Collings