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Fun In A Park - With Or Without Koalas - Alexandra Hills

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by May (subscribe)
Typical Gemini, with the concentration span of a gnat & not one for sitting still. My old Da used to say that "you're a long time dead". So my mantra is get busy living.Please join me for more at
Published January 7th 2017
Load the kids and the dog into the car for some family fun
Are the finances starting to cause a little stress with new uniforms and school books on the shopping list? Are the kids starting to use the B word? You know, the most dreaded adjective in the Universe : " Mum, I'm bored."

Load the kids into the car, and pack some cold drinks and nibblies. Let's wear these children out yet again!

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I've recently stumbled across a suburban park that would keep my young ones busy for hours. Though first up, it's old school. The playground equipment has to be twenty or thirty years old, so it's not exciting like the much newer adventure playgrounds. It's not even under cover from the sun, though that doesn't really matter because the beautiful Eucalyptus trees provide so much shade.

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Playground equipment

There are two under cover picnic tables and a gas barbecue if you feel like getting excited and cooking sausages in blankets. No rest room facilities however.

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How lovely is this?

You know what makes this park so good? Trees, trees and more trees. Enough trees that the little ones can be kept busy looking for Koalas. Although there is no guarantee that you will spot a Koala it is certainly a great place to go in search. Just remember that in the hot summer months Koalas seek shade in the foliage which makes them even harder to locate. They also tend to move around at night and sleep 18 hours a day!

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Nature at its best

No Koalas? Doesn't matter! Trees are great for hiding behind and lend much to the imagination, so this is an ideal location for the kids to have "adventures". Better pack the bats and balls too!

Not only the kids. There is a designated off leash gated area for the family dog, so include an extra sausage for Rex. This area includes drinking water for the pooch and rubbish removal bags courtesy of the Redland City Council. As there is a covered seating area within this area this is a good place to sit and watch both your dog and the children at the same time.

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Also fun for the family dog

Just ensure you do as the sign asks and check the off leash area for Koalas before letting Rex run free.

This nature reserve is located in Alexandra Hills. Parking in Edward Street is the best bet.

Is anyone still bored?

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Why? Make your own fun and adventures in the big outdoors
When: Seven days a week.
Where: Edward Street, Alexandra Hills
Cost: FREE
Your Comment
Sounds like a fun park, May!
by Elaine (score: 3|7440) 1312 days ago
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