A perfect day out for all the generations

“Seeing the children having fun and trying new things makes it so enjoyable for us.”

For grandparents, it can sometimes be tricky finding things to do with grandchildren that’s fun, safe and at the right pace for all ages. We’re delighted to welcome many generations to Active Kids. There’s plenty to keep the grandkids occupied with space for grandparents to enjoy a coffee and make the best kind of memories with their family.

For Rob and Amanda Mackay from Perth, seeing their grandchildren having fun and exploring the park makes for a great experience for them as well as the kids.

“We have taken our five-year-old granddaughter, Alicja and three-year-old grandson, Leon, to Active Kids for a day out when we have been looking after them for their mum and dad,” says Amanda. “We’ve been twice this year and it’s often in the school holidays or on in-service days. It’s really handy as Active Kids is nearby for us living in Perth.”

A typical visit for the Mackay family is a walk around the whole park. “The children like to visit all the activities. They like exploring the pirate ship, bouncing on the big inflatables, going on the slide where you sit on mats which was very popular, playing in the sand, jumping on the trampolines, riding on the vehicles around the track in the under-five’s area, and on the go karts. The last time we also tried the crazy golf and the children liked visiting the baby goats as well.”

After about an hour of play Rob and Amanda find a bench to have a seat and something to eat. “We usually take a picnic at this point, then after a few more hours of play we finish off with an ice-cream.” With lots of picnic benches and sheltered areas around the outdoor park, there’s plenty space for grown ups to have a seat while the children play.

As well as having the option of taking a picnic, there is the Airstream catering facility where hot and cold food and drink is on offer to visitors. “We often pick up a coffee while there,” says Amanda. “There’s plenty of seating and good access to the toilets for the children to wash their hands as well.”

The coffee is a welcome reward for the busy grandparents who are kept om their toes by the little ones. “As our grandchildren are so young, they need constant supervision and often want you to go on the equipment with them which can be a bit of a challenge. Active Kids also means active grandparents!” But Rob and Amanda wouldn’t have it any other way. “Seeing the children having fun and trying new things makes it so enjoyable for us.”

They’re now looking forward to taking their youngest grandchild, 20-month-old Louis, to experience Active Kids with his cousins. “In the past we’ve always visited in the late spring and summer months when the weather is dry, but when the indoor facilities re-open there will be more options for when the weather is wet.”

The Mackay family won’t have long to wait as the refurbishment of our indoor areas is well under way including a treehouse themed indoor space, two party rooms, a new toy shop and brand-new café for visitors to enjoy.

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