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Cheltenham Skate Park

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by Judith (subscribe)
Judith in Australia. A single mother constantly trying to find free and low cost fun activities for 'tweens'.
Published February 6th 2012
These days it is almost impossible to find free activities for 'tweens'. Not that there aren't any activities, it is sourcing them that is a problem.

Most websites target younger children in general and the local newspapers generally have the local events on and do not necessarily appeal to 'tweens'.

My son Isaac is eleven years old (going on twenty as most 'tweens' that age are).

It has been difficult finding free activities for Isaac and his friends until we came across the 'Skate Park Scene'. Every time the weather permits, we are at a Skate Park.

Isaac and his friends at Cheltenham Skate Park
Taking a short drink break!

Although children of all ages are able to attend these skate parks, it is more suited to children from about ten years as injuries can be sustained (Isaac's best friend broke his leg last week). This is quite rare because none of the other kids have ever broken anything, so don't let this discourage you.

Adult supervision is a good idea. Bring your own helmet, drinks, snacks and away you go. Penny boards, skateboards, scooters and bikes are all suitable for the Skate Parks.

Click here for all the Skate Parks in Victoria. I find it a pity that there are not kiosks at the Skate Parks. The only Skate Park that I know of that is indoors and has a snack bar and store (selling all kinds of skate accessories) is the Skate Park in Sunshine.

Enjoy, be safe and feel free to leave a comment.
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Why? For the 'tweens'
Where: Sir William Fry Reserve, Cheltenham
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