Saturday, January 2, 2016

Exploring playgrounds this school holidays - Faulkner Park, Belmont

I really don't want to waste this school holidays. It feels like every holidays we sit around home and before we know it school is back and we realise all the time we've wasted!

A few weeks ago I found a list on the Kids around Perth website. It listed 10 awesome playgrounds to visit and so James and I decided we are going to visit each of those playgrounds this holidays.

Today we visited Faulkner Park playground in Belmont, Western Australia. It was super hot - 37 degrees! In hindsight not the best weather to be at a playground in the heat of the day! We have been to this playground before on a cooler day and it was much more enjoyable.

Faulkner Park has a big volcano! This is the main draw card for kiddies! You can walk up it (around and around and around) and at the top is a grate in the middle with "steam" (mists of cold water) coming out of it so that from the bottom of the Volcano it looks like it is about to erupt! Pretty cool!

There are some picnic tables - some with shade - and free BBQ's. The main surface areas are a mix of grass, sand and a few areas of sponge (mainly under the little kids area). Grrr - sand. The nemisis of mother's everywhere. Also gets quite hot on days like today.

In one spot there is a very cool flying fox which James was a little too nervous to use (added to the fact that the seat was very hot!) so Nick jumped on and had a go. I think on a cooler day James will be all for it!

Make sure to pack a towel as there are areas of water spouts which you just know the kids are gonna want to play in! Toilets are available but are a short walk across the car park to the leisure centre so you need to leave the playground. The playground is fully enclosed with child safe latches for the gates so no worries about little ones making a run for it - definitely a plus!

All in all, we really enjoyed this park and will go back again on a cooler day. It would be a nice place to have a birthday party.

James has been begging us to create a YouTube channel as he loves watching channels created by other kids and their parents. So today we filmed and created a video of our adventure to Faulkner Park and have uploaded it to a brand new YouTube channel - Adventures with Darcy Dog.

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