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Tour Highlights

Group Tours operate at Rocking Horse Lodge with the following features:

Chris will show you his workshop and tell you how he came to be a rocking horse maker; show you the stages in making a horse; show and tell you things you didn’t know about Carousel Horses and talk to you about our special 3 Day Rocking Horse Making Classes.

Viktoria will tell you about fitting out modern rocking horses; show you old horses by the major Australian & English makers; teach you how to date & identify them; followed by a Homestead, Loft and Hobby Farm Tour.

A Country Retreat

Rocking Horse Lodge is a country retreat set on 10 acres. Enjoy the peace and serenity, clean fresh country air and hospitality. Take time off from the fast lane. Only 52 kms from Sydney in the picturesque Hawkesbury.

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Your Hosts

Experience traditional country hospitality at its best. Viktoria & Chris will welcome you to their lovely home. Chris & Viktoria are Australia’s only full-time Rocking Horse Makers & Teachers and will happily provide you with every thing you wanted to know about antique rocking horses and their making.

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  • Tour the Rocking Horse Maker’s Workshop and learn how modern
    rocking horses are made in production quanitities by one couple
  • Learn about Antique & Vintage rocking horses and how to identify and
    date Australian and English rocking horses
  • Tour the Antique & Vintage Pram, High Chair, Basinette collections. See some lovely hand made porcelain dolls. See the antique decked Loft Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Have Old Fashioned Morning/Afternoon Tea of tea/coffee pumpkin or
    friut scones with home made jams and lashings of cream.
  • Collect the Chook and Duck Eggs
  • See the many varieties of chooks, ducks and geese - chicks in tow
    depending on the season
  • See & Hand Feed the Black Face Suffolk Sheep flock

Collections

Viktoria & Chris collect Antiques of Childhood and Rocking Horses. The Loft has two antique bassinettes with Viktoria’s handmade porcelain babies.
The Homestead houses a growing antique pram & high chair collection and features an ornate American Reed Victorian pram circa 1890 in the bay window.

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2 Hour Tour
9:30am to 11:30am approx
including Morning Tea
2:00 pm to 4:00pm approx
including Afternoon Tea

Schedule of Costs
Numbers 15 to 50 Persons

Tour Only — $6.00 pp (approx. 1 hour)

Tour and Morning or Afternoon Tea $15.00 pp (approx 2 hours)

Tour, Morning Tea at Rocking Horse Lodge followed by Lunch at Lynwood Country Club $25 pp

Lunch at Lynwood Country Club - 1 km away
Tour Groups have alternate mains of Dory Fish, Chips and Salad & Roast, Vegetables and Gravy Cake and Cream, Tea or Coffee.

Group Organisers pay Renaissance Rocking Horses the full amount and tour members are supplied with a lunch voucher to take to Lynwood.

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For the Frail or Elderly
The majority of the tour is on one level and requires short walks and standing for 10-15 minutes at a time. The upstairs Loft can be omitted for those who do not wish to climb stairs, as photos are provided.

Bookings
Please telephone, fax or email  to make a booking.
Pay by Cheque, Money Order, MasterCard or Visa in advance or in cash on the day.
over 50's group

Please telephone with final numbers 48 hours bedfore the tour. Please phone ahead if you are going to be more than 15 minutes late.

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The Loft at Rocking Horse Lodge

The Loft is  Home/Farmstay Bed & Breakfast Accommodation.
If no guests are staying at the time, Viktoria will happily show you this delightful antique bedecked Loft, with Double wrought & brass bed, Federation ensuite Dining area, TV/Sitting  area, Spectacular view of Pitt Town Bottoms & Antique Bassinettes & Porcelain Babies.

 
 
Email: | Phone: 02 4572 3111| Address: 65 Smith Road, Oakville, NSW, 2756
Business Hours: Closed Monday / Open Tues - Sun 9-4 PM / Open by appointment from Jan 3, email enquiries to info@rockinghorses.com.au
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