The Springfield Lakes community is very family-friendly with heaps of activities that all the family can enjoy. So here are some fun for kids ideas to keep them entertained during your stay with us:
1. Robelle Domain
Perfect for kids of all ages, Robelle Domain parklands offers various features and facilities including Orion Lagoon, waterfalls, cafe, water cascades, water play area and activities and interactive playground, shady picnic areas, land art pyramids, art work, exhibition gardens, tree top walks and large open green spaces to run or kick a football.
Also look out for special events happening at Robelle Domain such as the Giant Screen showing movies and Springfield Markets.
2. Waterworx Aquatic Centre, Springfield
Waterworx features a 25 m indoor pool and an outdoor pool boasting both 25 and 50 m lanes. The centre also has a safe water adventure pool for the little ones too. Its a great place to cool off during the hot Summer days. On the holidays the crew at Waterworx deploy large inflatable activity structures that keep the kids entertained for hours on end. Located at 22A Commercial Drive, Springfield. Open 5am to 9pm.
3. Orion Springfield Central
Keep the kids occupied by shopping at Orion Springfield Central. Play at the new interactive pop-jet Water Fountain in Town Square, and afterwards pick up a towel from Customer Service to dry off. Once they have worked up a hunger try one of the restaurants in Town Square, then catch a movie at the amazing new 2,000 seat Event Cinema complex on Level 1 at Orion.
4. Walk or Cycle The Lakes
Take the kids for a walk or cycle around the 20 kilometres of meandering walking and bike trails. Be surrounded by a unique environment with 3 lakes at the heart; shady lakeside walks, scenic picnic spots, water themed playgrounds, and water activities on the lake. With more than 28 parks and diverse green spaces there is plenty of nature to absorb.
There is a variety of walks you can undertake including Regatta Lake promenade walk, walking paths and boardwalks around Discovery Lake, Spring Lake and Regatta Lake and the tree top walk at Robelle Domain.
5. Play at Grande Park
This park is popular for families because it has a climbing wall with two big slides, plus it also has pathways featuring a traffic track with signage. Bring along scooters, bikes and skates to take advantage of this great feature. Grande Park also has recreational pathways, a skate park section and open grassy spaces.
Other facilities at the park include toilets, shelter, barbeques, benches, drinking water and a dog off-leash area nearby. For older kids there is a basketball court and a netball court.
Grande Park is located at 40 Grande Avenue in Springfield Lakes.
6. Canoe the Lakes
The Springfield Centenary Club provides a range of kayaking activities to promote fitness through fun, for family sport and for parents and children. Every second Sunday the Canoe Club meets for canoe polo at Springfield Lakes starting at 2pm.
Beginners and non-members are very welcome. If you are not a member of a club you may paddle as a trial canoeist for a daily fee of $10 ($5 for under 18), which includes insurance cover, game fee and boat hire.
7. Brookwater Golf Course
The Greg Norman designed Brookwater championship golf course is a par 72, tournament standard course measuring 6,469 metres. It features long, narrow fairways and challenging bunker locations which golfers of all levels can enjoy. Complementing the naturally undulating terrain, each hole features distinctive Australian bushland landscapes including natural water features, spectacular rock formations and tall ghost gums.
Brookwater is a public access golf course and offers a range of packages for groups from 12 – 144. For more information visit Brookwater Golf & Country Club
Location: 1 Tournament Drive, Brookwater. Phone: (07) 3814 5500
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