Monday, 8 September 2014

West Coast Park

With the older kids, we used to frequent West Coast Park a lot. There's so much to do there and they could easily play for hours. There are a lot of play structures to keep the little ones occupied and there's sand everywhere so we'll bring our sand toys along. They would also bring their bicycles, roller blades or skate scooters. Once, we tried to fly a kite as there is a huge field with lots of people flying beautiful kites. However, we failed. Don't ask me why. It wasn't that there was no wind, because other kites were flying gaily high in the sky. When I mentioned it to a friend, he tried to explain to me how you have to gauge the direction of the wind and go along with it (or was it against it) so that the wind will gradually push the kite from below. And you have to tug at it in a certain way so that it will climb higher and higher. Gosh. Sounds so complicated. Oh well. That was probably our first and last time flying a kite.
Pirate ship
I was surprised to see that it was not as crowded as before. Later I realised why. The main climbing play structure with the high slides was closed for renovation. So although the older kids were disappointed, I much preferred it!
"I think you better stop, uncle"
There's still enough to keep the younger ones happy for a good few hours. This 'crazy' bus was very popular with the kids as it is attached to some springs below. This dad was really involved, and he kept acceding to his boys request to shake the bus. And shake he did! Kate stood there for a long time, spell-bound, as the kids on the bus were being shaken vigorously and were squealing in delight.
Made a new friend
The older girls had to coordinate to get Kate across the net safely. She is indeed fortunate to have siblings who dote on her.
Requires good balancing skills
They were having so much fun that I decided to try hanging too. Could only manage a couple of seconds. Ahem… better get started on that exercise program I've been meaning to for years.
3 little monkeys swinging in the park
As usual, Kate wants in on everything.
One little monkey...

Sane tip: In my opinion, the best time for the little ones to go is now. Once the main play structure is ready, be prepared for a throng of older children. We love to pack food along and have a nice relaxing picnic. There's a MacDonald's on the premise as well. We'll going to try camping here the next school holidays!

Save tip: It's free!


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