It was a spur of the moment decision for us to visit the Anakie Fairy Park today. Both my husband and I had vague memories of visiting there as kids. We thought it might be something fun and a little different from the usual places we might trek to – the zoo etc.
It really didn’t disappoint! Here are some things you might want to know!
What age group does it suit?
On the way there I realised the boys might not really know many of the fairy tales so they might get bored. As it turns out though, they were thrilled to push the buttons and watch the motions and listen to the sounds. There was also a huge model train and plenty to see and do at the Camelot playground. I think any age where they can see up close and interact with the displays is worth it.
How long does it take?
They suggested close to 3 hours and it was about 2 and a half for us. They could have spent the entire day at the playground and picnic area alone!
What about prams?
It’s accessible every where for prams but if your child is walking then let them walk. It’s fully fenced and safe. J didn’t hop in the pram once while we were there. Just watch out going down those steep hills with wobbly toddlers!
Is it expensive?
It cost us $40 for a family of 4 (Jeremy was free) and we thought that was pretty good considering the price you pay for the Zoo and so on these days! Watch out for food though – A bucket of wedges will set you back $6.50 and I saw someone pay $5 for a Gatorade! We packed a picnic and they have electric BBQs on site too.
What else do I need to know?
Go to the toilet before you start! It loops around and you won’t get another chance until you’re back at the bottom of the hill.
Wear comfy shoes and be prepared to work those thighs.
Try wording the kids up (and yourself) on some of the fairy tales before you go.
Be prepared to get awesome photos!
Have you been to the Fairy Park in Anakie? How did you like it?