Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kalinga Park - Fun For Everyone

It seems like forever since we've gone on a girlie outing and chased down a cupcake. Winter time was filled with sickness and other things taking our minds off our usual outing fun. Spring is so lovely for getting out and about and I was inspired to go to the Cupcake Parlour when I read In Search Of the Perfect Cupcake at http://www.ourbrisbane.com/food-and-drink/gallery/cupcakes-gallery Our outing this morning started at The Cupcake Parlour. I don't need to tell you how good this place is as you can read all about it in my previous cupcake blogging. Oh why not.....it is SO GOOD! The girls and I had a special time having morning tea together before taking off to our next destination.

I've been keen to find all the school holiday fun happening around town but for some reason haven't come across much at all except for the Ipswich Art Gallery fun. I've searched online, in magazines and looked elsewhere but nothing within budget + age group has shown up so we made our own fun. During my search online I came across what seemed to be a terrific park in Clayfield so we set out to find it and have a morning of park play.

This amazing park is called Kalinga Park and you'll discover it on Park Avenue in Clayfield. It's set amongst big, beautiful shady trees and has a bike path running alongside it. With school holidays in full swing there were many mums and kids out enjoying the park. Kalinga park is definitely one of the best I've been to. Miss H and I found a shady spot for her feed time while Miss M ventured out (in my eye view) to explore the huge forts. There's climbing and slides for every age and development level so the kids from toddlers right up to the school aged kids were having fun.

The park also has a sandpit with a bridge going over it, three great swing sets with plenty of baby swings and a long rock climbing wall for the kids and adults to master. We'll be telling Daddy that Miss M had a go as he is a keen rock climber!

This is the part that I regret to tell you. My camera stopped working while we were there so I'm afraid that the photos I took will not show you just how amazing this park is. You'll just have to go and check it out for yourself if you live in Brisbane or are visiting our sunny state.

Why not take a BBQ or picnic and enjoy the shade of one of the lovely trees - the kids will be busy for hours. Just don't forget to pack the bikes or scooters. There were scooters everywhere today and my little Miss M loved getting hers out of the inside of the house (doing laps) and scooting along both the big bike track and the one curling its way in and around the play area.

I'm curious to know what holiday fun other families have found. I'd love to hear your ideas.


SquiggleMum said...

I haven't been to Kalinga Park for such a long time. We used to live not far from there in our DINK days! Thanks for the reminder about a great park...

Busy Brissy Mum said...

You really have some lovely parks over your side of town Catherine. DINK days... now there's some memories. He he he...I've almost forgotten them! I can't imagine life without kids now.

Hey just think we used to gladly get up very early EVERY Saturday morning to do Gotcha! in our life before marriage and kids. Now we have to get up anyway.


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