It’s all been a little bit quiet here on ‘the blog’ while I’ve been off
celebrating the silly season working hard coming up with new blogging ideas for you to enjoy. But now I think it’s time I hit the keyboard again so I can tell you all about a fabulous day we spent at Adventure Park on Geelong’s Bellarine Peninsular last Tuesday.
Now this place is just all types of awesome for kids (big and small) and mine enjoyed every minute of the five hours we spent splashing, climbing, paddling, swimming, riding, bouncing, relaxing (trust me we needed to) and watching Pirate Captain Bonito and his gang. There is much to do at this water park and trust me when I say we made a valiant attempt to do it all.
After testing a few things out the girls decided their absolute favourite was the River Torrent. I walked that baby 5 times (yes that’s me in the red balancing the lifesavers) while the girls floated along in total joyful bliss. They giggled their heads off as the little waves buffeted them up and down and pushed them around the river circuit.
We paddled on the lake bikes and boats, jumped on the adult sized bouncy castle, decided against playing mini~golf (because we got to do that in Mildura a few weeks ago) and watched the go-carts and electric bumper cars. We were also lucky enough to be able to relax in our very own cabana for the day,complete with ice, cold bottled water, banana lounges and a perfect view of the Aqua Racer. (You have to pay extra to hire private cabanas but if you’re there all days it’s a great idea.) But now back to that Aqua Racer ~ it’s that dirty big slide in the right hand picture below.
When we first arrived and I saw this monstrous water slide I new that despite my hatred for all things fast and scary I was going to have to give it a go. Middle-aged mummyness and cottage cheese thighs aside I was going to ride this baby. So while the girls rested with Daddy between trips around the River Torrent I dashed up the Aqua Racer stairs without allowing myself time to think – because as we all know thinking is the arch enemy of courage! As I waited at the top my heart started pounding in fear but pure unadulterated pride wouldn’t let me back down. I patiently waited my turn, while internally panicking about whether my sunglasses would stab in in the eye if I took a spill on the way down, and then heart thumping got on the plateform and let myself go flying down. What and adrenalin rush. How good did it feel to face the fear and do it anyway. For the rest of the day I was Super Aqua Racer Mummy!!
If you’re interested in checking out the fun yourself and maybe challenging my Super Aqua Racer Mummy status visit the website here for full information about pricing and what’s available. (An adult ticket is $36, child $28 and a summer pass $74.99.) It’s a fun filled day suitable for parents and kids of all ages. The variety of activities available should keep you busy for a good few hours so plan to spend as much of the day as possible at the park. Food is available but there are also plenty of lovely picnic areas and loads of well planed shaded spots if you prefer to take your own. Oh and take sunscreen and don’t forget that the water reflects sun – so you need total coverage. The poor girls ended up with sunburn under their eyes because mummy forgot that little fact!
A big thank you to Adventure Park and Porter Novelli for arranging for our day out. It was just a little bit awesome and has given us some great memories (and photos) for the summer 2011~2012 album. Way to go guys. Advenure Park has also given The Truth About Mummy two summer passes (valid until April 2012 and valued at $74.99 each) to giveaway to one lucky reader. Follow the 3 points below if you’d like a chance to win.
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This giveaway is open to all Australian residents from 6.00pm 3rd January, 2012 until 8.00pm on the 14th of January, 2012. The winner/s will be judged on the creativity/strength of their answers. The total prize pool is $150 The winner/s will be contacted via email and asked for an address for their prize to be sent to. Prize winners can also been found on the giveaway winners tab. If the winners do not respond within 7 days of the giveaway being drawn it will be re-drawn from the same pool of entrants. Entries will remain the property of The Truth About Mummy and may be republished on this site. Disclaimer: I received a fully paid day at the Adventure Park to complete this review and did not receive any form of cash payment. All opinions expressed are completely my own. Thanks~you for reading and good-luck.