Family heritage day at Bella Vista

This two-storey homestead at Bella Vista Farm represents one of Australia's earliest rural developments.

This two-storey homestead at Bella Vista Farm represents one of Australia's earliest rural developments.

The Friends of Bella Vista Farm and the Confederation of Motor Clubs are holding a family heritage day at Bella Vista Farm Park on Sunday, May 18.

Enjoy period craftsmen, including a blacksmith, leather worker and cooper (a maker/repairer of casks and barrels), at the birthplace of Australia's wool industry in Bella Vista.

There will also be a free Spirit Market selling crafts.

Children can enjoy pony rides, a farmyard nursery and an alpaca display.

See dozens of restored vintage and classic cars and commercial vehicles.

The restored Bella Vista homestead, in the beautifully-maintained farm complex dating back to the 1700’s, will be open for guided tours and Devonshire teas. Bring a picnic lunch or visit one of the food stalls.

■ May 18 from 9am at Bella Vista Farm Park, Elizabeth Macarthur Drive, Bella Vista. Cost: $5 (adults), $3 (concessions), $15 (family). All proceeds go to the restoration of Bella Vista Farm.

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