It was a childcare holiday. So we decide to make a trip to Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. It was a hit! This garden have a great variety of things to play with and lots of room to run and explore. It was great for mummy too as there is plenty of beautiful trees and flowers with clear signs and little bits of information around the garden to make the trip an educational one for both of us.
Be sure to eat something first if you are hungry as you are not suppose to bring food to eat inside the garden. The kids cafe is so inviting with a beautiful mural. Our dear boy immediately decide that the first thing he wants to do is to have some food at the cafe first.
We were greeted with the view of the water play area. Our little boy was however unimpressed and declined my offer to let him play there.
After exploring the suspension bridge, we crossed a little stream and came to a pond with a floating platform. There are pretty water lilies and a floating platform so that we can get a closer look at the plants and animals in the pond. We spotted a water stick insect and some fishes, some dragonflies and this statue of a flamingo.
We ended the day in the outdoor playground where there are a few interesting play items not seen else where. Such as this seesaw. There is also a rotating disc and device that looks like an ice-cream scope which the kids love.
$$$: Admission is free
Opening hours: 8.00am – 7.00pm (last admission at 6.30pm)
The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is closed on Mondays (except when it falls on a designated public holiday)