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by Lydia C. Lee (subscribe)
Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at or
Published August 17th 2013
Best Playground in Canberra

Decidedly the best playground in Canberra, as voted by my kids, the Pod Playground quickly made the decision to visit the National Arboretum a winner for all ages.

The huge slide, the musical instruments and the other unique pod houses kept the kids entertained, while I took in the amazing views.

My only regret was that we'd already had breakfast, as the state of the art information centre has a spectacular restaurant over looking Canberra.

If you can drag the kids away from the playground, no mean feat in spite of the chilly wind blowing, there are bonsai and a discovery garden to explore before hitting the forest trails.

We headed up Dairy Farmers Hill and a little yarn bombing delighted the kids, as did the sculpture at the top by Richard Moffatt.

National Arboretum is a must visit in Canberra, and for the smart people, you'll plan the visit around breakfast or lunch!

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Why? Great fun, stunning views and you might even learn something!
When: 7 am - 5.30 pm Monday to Sunday (non daylight savings) or 6 am - 8.30 pm Monday to Sunday Daylight savings
Phone: General Enquiries 13 22 81; Restaurant 6130 0173
Where: Forest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway, Weston Creek
Cost: free
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