Where: Herdsman LakesWhen: March 2017Adventure Companions: Mr MAP, Mini Monkey, The Giant Baby, Velcro Dog and the Hike it Baby Tribe
Did you know there’s a bird hide there?
Sometimes adventures come in unexpected places. Herdsman Lakes is so central that we often overlook its potential. However, the paperbark swamp creates a lovely, shady tunnel, perfect for hot summer days, or any day really, and there are lots of points where you can view the lakes and water birds.
We had a bumper turn out this weekend with six kiddos, four mums (one of whom was busting-at-the-seams pregnant), three dads, two dogs and a granny. The pace was dictated by The Two –Year Olds; slower than the big kids but not willing to be carried or prammed as much the younger ones. The pace is certainly quicker than it was a year ago and not every stick, stone a gum nut has to be turned over or collected. They are onto bigger and better things, like logs and running fast and knowing the names of plants and animals. It’s amazing
Even though the pace was faster and conversation sparkier than last year, one by one, the two-year olds reached the point at which they’d had enough and so into parents arms, strollers and carriers they clambered for rests and snacks….. just in time to recharge for the playground at the end. There are pros and cons to starting/ending a hike at a play ground. They are generally easy to find, they provide entertainment whilst you wait for others and an incentive to keep going a little bit further towards the end of a hike. However, they are hellish to get the kids away from. With tears and tantrums abounding, we all decided to call it a day and head home for that magical part of the day – nap time.
Opening Hours: Never Closed