Wading at Wynnum
5 October 12
When I needed to find a place to meet a friend with small children, I decided to use the opportunity to visit a highly-recommended playground in Brisbane’s bayside. Wynnum has developed a wonderful, family-friendly space on the esplanade alongside the sandy beach. It has a traditional playground, a water-feature playground, a huge wading pool and many shady trees, bbqs and lawn areas for picnickers.
We picked up our bus last night, and a hasty packing job meant we had swimmers, towels, things to eat and dry clothes close at hand. The park was very busy when we arrived at about 11.00, and it was difficult but not impossible to find a parking spot.
At around 1.30pm, many families had gone home, and I could move the bus to a spot close to the pool. Georgia and I could move from the pool-side to the bus along with the children. It was great to be able to relax out of the wind or in the sun, following the natural movements of the children as they decided what they wanted to do at any given time.
It was so lovely to spend the day with Georgia and her two children. She parents in a gently, loving manner, and we look forward to spending more time with her family in the future.
Wynnum Wading Pool exceeded our expectations. There are enough activities as options for a family with a wider range of children’s age — I hardly saw Brioni and Aisha until they were hungry! — and yet it’s also a relaxing place for parents to catch up with their friends. I know where we’ll be driving on hot days in the future!