Linda Edminstone and Christie Russell supervise kids as they play on the popular bungee run.
Linda Edminstone and Christie Russell supervise kids as they play on the popular bungee run. Sophie Lester

10 things to do this weekend on the Southern Downs

Warwick Uber Markets return to Leslie Park

WARWICK'S newest market will continue on the success of last year when it returns to Leslie Park tomorrow.

The first Warwick Uber Markets of the new year will feature some new additions that will be sure to please families. There will be a variety of children's activities on offer for a gold-coin donation, such as face painting, the bungee run and jumping castle.

The Uber Markets are held in Leslie Park on the second Saturday of each month.

To book a stall at the next Uber Market, phone Christie on 0457 600 082.

When: Tomorrow, 10am-4pm

Where: Leslie Park

Cost: Free   

Parkrun takes off running

THE time is right to get those new year's resolutions up and running with the Warwick parkrun.

The weekly parkrun group start at Queens Park from 7am every Saturday. Parkrun is a non-profit organisation that operates runs across the world.

To nominate as a new runner register at and get the barcode.

Where: Queens Park

When: Tomorrow, 7am

Cost: Free, just have barcode  

Not just a country affair

COUNTRY music fans will have plenty to look forward to on Sunday, when the Warwick and District Country Music Club hosts its first social of the year.

From 11am, Slade Hall will ring with the sounds of country music, laughter and cheer as people of all ages gather to share their love of country songs.

For more information, phone Alan on 4667 1483.

When: Sunday

Where: Slade Hall

Cost: $10  

Warwick cricket hits off for year
AFTER a two-week break, Warwick Cricket Association Condamine Cup fixtures will resume this weekend.
Teams will chase be chasing competition points in the battle for spots in A-grade.

The top four will play for the A-grade trophy and the next three in the reserve-grade finals.

Where: Slade Park, Warwick on Saturday and Sunday and Masters Oval, Allora on Saturday
When: Tomorrow and Sunday
Cost: Free to watch

Weekend weddings expo at the Abbey
WARWICK tourist hotspot the Abbey of the Roses is are holding a wedding expo this Sunday featuring everything from  including make-up, and invitations, to photography, dresses and cake makers.
Entry includes a welcome glass of sparkling, a ticket in more than $2000 in door prizes, and special offers from suppliers attending the event.
For more information and registration forms visit
Where: Abbey of the Roses, 8 Locke St
When: Sunday, 10.30am-2pm
Cost: Free, just have barcode


Head to markets for bargains on Sunday
THERE will be bargains aplenty at the markets in Australiana Park on Sunday.
The Rose City Country Markets have something forr everyone and attract a range of stallholders including arts and crafts, local produce, handmade treasures gifts and food.
Where: Australiana Park
When: Sunday
Cost: Free entry (but don't forget your spending money)

Family fun on Leslie Dam banks beckons
HEAD out to Leslie Dam this weekend and enjoy some time with the family on the water.
Whether you're into fishing or roasting marshmallows over the campfire, you can have it all at the dam.
If you are into boating, why not throw the tube or skies in and have some water-based action in the sun.
Where: Leslie Dam
When: All weekend
Cost: Free unless camping, phone Lake Leslie Tourist Park or Washpool Reserve for prices.

Take a picnic to Queen Mary Falls
RECENTLY featured on as one of the most popular waterfalls in south-east Queensland, Queen Mary Falls is the perfect weekend retreat.
Take the scenic drive to the Killarney Mountains and take advantage of the 2km nature walk across Spring Creek to the waterfalls that drop 40m to the gorge.
Picnic and barbecue facilities make this the perfect day activity to enjoy with family and friends.
Make sure to finish the day with a stop to feed the parrots before you head home.
Where: Queen Mary Falls, Killarney
When: All weekend
Cost: Free

Take at peak at Pringle Cottage
GET a taste of Warwick's past at the Warwick and District Historical Society Museum.
Beautiful Pringle Cottage is furnished with historical items from the area's first settlers and was once a school run by Mrs Pringle.
Throughout the grounds there is also a range of memorabilia, which paints a picture of life in the days gone by.
Where: 79 Dragon St, Warwick
When: Today, 10am-3pm and tomorrow, midday-3pm.
Cost: Adults $7, Concession $5 and Children $2

Enjoy the big screen at the cinema
PUT your feet up and escape the heat in the air-conditioned cinemas of Warwick's Twin Cinema.
For a full list of movies and times visit www.warwick
Where: Warwick Twin Cinema, Grafton St
When: All weekend
Cost: Adults $11, children $8 and concession $9

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