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Weekends during winter in our family are pretty full with sporting commitments. None of us really mind as we do enjoy being active and taking time out to encourage each other in our endeavours, but it does mean sometimes it is tricky to find time for new adventures. But this weekend I found time to squish in one for the younger kids.
We packed the car for the day and left home around 9am to head to master 6’s last soccer session for the year. The preschooler is super keen to join in these sessions next year.
And yes the preschooler does live in shorts and t-shirts. It has been a couple of months now since I have been able to get him into a pair of jeans. This t-shirt and shorts combo cost less than $10 on our shopping expedition recently at BIG W.
Once soccer was over it was time to drop of Mr I and the older boys to his football. The older boys undertake water boy / scoring / boundary duties for the team as required. Mr I’s team were playing away and close to the city, so the younger kids and I then headed off for some adventure and Wonderland Fun Park.
Wonderland Fun Park is located at Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Docklands. I have read about the park before, but we had never visited and the kids were super excited about it.
There are a range of ticketing options starting from single coupons to unlimited passes. I chose the unlimited passes as they were better value for money for the length of time I anticipated to stay. The rides and activities all have different weight, height or age requirements so make sure you check that out before buying your tickets.
The first thing the kids wanted to do was the Walk on Water Balls. We arrived just around lunch time and were lucky not to experience queues. I could imagine though on summer days you might find you have to wait in long queues.
I wasn’t sure if the preschooler would want to do the water balls, but he was keen and lined up to go next after his sister. The kids hop in the deflated ball, then need to cover their ears as the ball is inflated.
But after the ball stopped moving, he wasn’t sure what to do and he gave me that look that said he had enough. The staff tell the kids to cover their eyes if they want to hop out, but I just asked the staff to bring him back in and they got him out straight away.
Next to the Water Balls there was a jumping castle type structure with lots of things to climb, bump and bounce on. The kids loved this and I think through out our time there we went on it four times!
This very cute outfit the preschooler was wearing is also from BIG W – shorts $11.84 and top only $6.87.
Next up was the Bungee Trampoline. We had to wait about 15 minutes for a turn, but there were seats to sit comfortably to do so and the kids enjoyed watching both the Bungee Trampoline and the Dodgem Cars behind us as we waited.
We had a great day and sometimes it nice to do this type of thing with just a few of the kids. We went at the pace the younger ones set and they had so much fun. I think the older boys would have been a little bit bored and that would have most likely changed the time we had.
Have you had a family adventure recently, with some or all of the kids?