Category Activities for Children

Road Trip – Rocket Park Ulverstone

 

 

A couple of weeks back  we drove to Ulverstone to collect our new vehicle, at that time it was after dark and we spotted the Rocket park and thought we must come back and take the kids, to experience some of our own childhood memories of this great playground.  Fast forward to the weekend and we took another drive to Ulverstone.

As kids my husband and I both frequented the Rocket Park on many visits usually over Easter when we were camping nearby.  I have very fond memories of the place.

We get to the Rocket Park….the kids are impressed.

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We walk over to the Rocket – us, not so impressed.  It is bolted up with a padlock 🙁  I really don’t see why, there is no way you could fall out of that thing.  The spaceship has also been turned into a bbq area, the stairs removed.

Childhood Ruined.

Was it really cheaper to install a whole new playground than it was to fix the issues with these two pieces of equipment?  Such a shame.

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Anyway the kids still had fun on the slide, which I am glad is still in operation.

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Look I’m here!!! The brief moment I removed Kev’s giant cat’s jumper for a photo (the wind was cold and I forgot my jacket)

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Just stop for a second for a photo pleeeeeeeaaaaase!

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On the way back from our play at the park we stopped to eat some dinner at the Devonport Bluff.  We went up the hill near the lighthouse.  We have previously had some family photos up here, it is such a beautiful spot.

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Pretending to love each other….

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What really happens

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Once again avoiding the camera in any way possible

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I tried all sorts of tricks….Let’s run!

Shoe flies off!

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The most “normal” shot I could get!  

Stanley, Tasmania – The Nut

We started our journey by telling the kids we were off to see a giant nut – which in their minds was a literal giant nut, like the big banana or something, so they were a little disappointed when we the nut appeared and it was a mountain.

Then even more disappointed when we told them we were going to climb up it!

On the drive to the Nut, the weather was very temperamental and it looked as if were were driving closer and closer to a rainy destination, but the weather held out for us.
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After much complaining we made it to the top…

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It was rather windy!  We were prepared with coats, but if I was going again I would take a beanie, as the ears got quite cold!

 

 

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We walked the track around the top of the Nut, and in the middle was a small amount of bush, where I found a pocket of light…..felt like we could have been anywhere in the world, not on top of a volcanic plug!

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Goodbye Stanley, it was a lovely day.

Fishing and Kite Flying

We had a quiet Easter weekend, and week of holidays following. As we live on a pretty tight budget and with no time to save to go anywhere after all the bills we have had, we spent time at home fixing the cubby house (well my husband did) and we also did a couple of free holiday activities.

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We flew kites, well tried to but it wasn’t very windy.

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We went fishing. My (selfish) head was saying Noooo I hate fishing, but my heart was saying, the kids will love it and they need to get outside. So we went and it was fun, even though very windy, we all had a great time.

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Testing out some new Lightroom templates I found over at

super easy to use.