Most of you know that I live in Australia, but more specifically I live in Melbourne which for the last three years according to The Economist Intelligence Unit Survey is the most liveable city in the world. Their criteria is based on these 5 elements
After my trip to the Open range Zoo last week I thought I would share some of the fun things to do around my home town from time to time to and why we think that it's a well deserved title. (don't worry I'm not going to bore you with healthcare, stability and education)
A couple of weeks ago we took the little two for a picnic to the Botanical Gardens. It's one of our favourite places to visit. For starters is free, always a bonus, great walking paths, beautiful scenery, lovely picnic spots but the kids favourite place of all is the The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden.
But first we had a spot of lunch on the benches provided.
Then off the the playground, the kids adore this living tree house.
Of all the things they love most is the little river that flows through the garden, it's a great place to splash about.
We really should have brought along some spare clothes, Max had an absolute ball. The garden is a great place for sensory play.
Then we wandered about looking at the beautiful plants that, blooming in the last days of Spring.
Julian managed to focus right in on the bird crap....
After a few hours of walking and seeing the gardens we declared it was time to go home, which did not go down too well with Max who decided he would take a quick run to have one last look.
So if you're in Melbourne and you're looking for something fun, not to mention free, to do with the kids, the gardens are always beautiful. This is a place we visit often, regardless of the season it's always a happy place to visit.
Thanks for reading,