Join Playgroup Victoria for a fun-filled Pop-Up Playgroup and Day Out at the Puffing Billy Lakeside Visitor Centre in Emerald Lake Park, Emerald! 

The Lakeside Visitor Centre combines its natural surroundings with the authentic sights, smells, and sounds of Puffing Billy Railway.

There will be lots of opportunities to play, with a variety of activities that foster development and happy faces! 

Young girl enjoys her chocolate drink at the Lakeside Visitor Centre.
  • DATE

    Monday 27th May

DAY OUT ACTIVITIES

POP UP PLAYGROUP

Lakeside Visitor Centre Function Room 
10.30 am - 2.30 pm
FREE ENTRY - NO BOOKING REQUIRED

Come along and meet other parents, enjoy time playing with your little ones, and get to know more about Playgroup.

Pop-up Playgroup activities will include storytime and singalongs, play dough, musical instruments, arts and crafts, Lego Duplo construction station, baby play and lots of inspiration for imaginative play and social connection.

Hosted by Playgroup Victoria

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Trackside train spotting

Please note that there are no more Puffing Billy Train Tickets available for purchase in conjunction with the Playgroup Day Out.

However, with tall expansive windows that bathe the Lakeside Visitor Centre in daylight, why not take up the local tradition of waving good morning as Puffing Billy steams past? There are various viewing areas throughout the building.

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Morning tea or lunch at the Railway Cafe

Set on the picturesque grounds of the Emerald Lake Park, overlooking Lake Treganowan is the Lakeside Visitor Centre's family-friendly Railway Café.

Offering a relaxed indoor and outdoor setting surrounded by green rainforest trees and lush ferns, our menu is packed with a delicious variety for everyone to enjoy. Barista coffee from local supplier Ranges Coffee is also available.

To book a table, simply email us at info@pbr.org.au!

A cafe inside a building. The interior is made up of wood and black along with concrete. A large number of visitors are seen sitting at tables in the cafe.
Scones with jam and cream.
Puffing Billy's Kids' Chicken Nuggets and Chips, served at the Lakeside Visitor Centre's Railway Cafe.
Puffing Billy's Classic Beef Burger, served with chips at the Lakeside Visitor Centre's Railway Cafe.

Accessibility

For further information about accessibility at Puffing Billy Railway, visit our Accessibility page here.

THE PLAYGROUP DAY OUT AT PUFFING BILLY RAILWAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN COLLABORATION WITH PLAYGROUP VICTORIA.

Playgroup Victoria is a not-for-profit association committed to helping all Victorian families discover the benefits of playgroup. Playgroup Victoria advocates for the benefits of play in a child’s early years of learning and acts as a support base for communities and families wanting to start and successfully run a playgroup.