Decided to call here on a Sunday as we had picked up a brochure about it from our hotel and it looked interesting. Supposed to be open from 12 midday on Sundays but still not open at 12.15pm even though we managed to get into carpark. When it did open we were left to wander around at our leisure, no guided tour and some buildings were not open especially 'Irwin House' (they couldn't find the keys). This park has so much potential however it seems to have been neglected, a considerable number of the outdoor exhibits need care, attention and restoration before they rot away or rust away completely. The old farming machinery was particularly interesting however if you did not know what they were for there was no signage or name plates to tell you. As a 60 year old they did bring back a lot of happy memories to me and sadly I knew practically all the farm equipment like the horse ploughs, hay racking equip, potato digger, pulping machine, creamery cans, reapers etc etc but younger family members would not have a clue. The indoor street scene was good with lots of old shop window exhibits. There was also a childrens play area which looked nice but again on closer examination needed a bit of upkeep and repair work.
We decided to visit the cafe on site for a cuppa however it was closed, apparently does not open on Sundays however the owner of the cafe (which is leased out) and his family were there preparing food for a family party, they kindly invited us in and gave us coffee and scones which were very much appreciated. Generally this park has great potential but needs a lot of money spent on refurbishment and more focus needs to be directed to visitors