Families: ‘Big,
loud, fun’ is the tagline for the Workshops Rail Museum, where kids 2-12 years can
drive a diesel or a tilt train, and the nippers’ railway adventure playground
has goods trains, boom gates and a central station. Everything in this
award-winning museum is designed to be touched, climbed on, pushed or pulled.
North Street, North Ipswich, theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au
Lovers:  What better way to declare your heart than to bedeck your beloved
with vintage-inspired jewels by celebrated jeweller Chelsea De Luca? Nope, we can’t think
of anything to top that.  Local gal
Chelsea’s following includes Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow,
76 James St, chelseadeluca.com.au
Foodies: The Spring Cooking School’s express
one-hour tapas classes will help you keep up with the Hyphen-Jones at your next
cocktail party, and have a great lunch at the same time. The three-hour classes
with guest chefs cover, for example, the secrets of bouillabaisse or red duck
curry, 26 Felix St, CBD, spring.com.au
Sport fans: Take a 1½ hour sunset kayaking trip up the
Brisbane River to see the city light up, then reward yourself with a plate of
fresh ocean king prawns and an icy beer or Aussie wine in the classic Brissy
marriage of Paddle &Prawns. Every
Friday night, riverlife.com.au 

Sun Herald www.smh.com.au