Sunday, June 12, 2011

Brisbane Winter Festival

We had a fun visit to the Winter Festival in Brisbane yesterday. The festival is currently on at King George Square until June 26.
We watched an ice skating show and the kids went on a fun slide. It was a fun afternoon in the city. We went by car and parked in the parking underneath the square -- it's $10 during the weekend so pretty economical for city parking.
It's free to go to the festival, but you pay for activities. We decided to do the ice skating during the last week as the kids will be on holiday then and the skating is cheaper during the week.
The fun slide was great for the kids -- $5 for 3 rides. So they each went, and joined up for the last two times meaning that they could get an extra go!

We took some snacks and sandwiches to have in the car later, but did grab some hot chocolate and churros -- which were very welcome as it was rather cold!

Friday, June 10, 2011


We've recently had some really awesome visits to Indigiscapes, which is based in Capalaba in the Redlands.
They have a nursery, tea garden, wonderful area for walks, great kids play area, and tranquil gardens to explore.
Indigiscapes is a great place to visit at any time. We've had tea there at a delightful tea garden that offers bush tucker flavours and Australian native teas. We've done a short walk through the forest and we've visited on two special event days recently -- the annual Indigi Day Out and World Turtle Day.
Indigi Day Out was a two day celebration that included dancing, music, information and activities relating to wildlife, plants and the environment, and a wide range of kids activities mainly art related.
Entry is free, as were the activities -- we just paid for food, although it is permissible to take your own. The kids made things out of clay, stamped footprints into clay, spent ages drawing with a local artist (and trying out her range of art pencils), had their faces painted, played in the park and various other activities.
World Turtle Day was a smaller, half day event that was being held for the first time (although Indigiscapes does hold similar events on other special days). Everything was free (including juices and a sausage sizzle) and the kids did various activities, including screen printing on bags.
Indigiscapes is definitely on our list of great places to visit.