Kids day out
Whether you’ve got bubs or teens and all ages in-between, there’s plenty to see and do - and we’ll make sure mum and dad enjoy themselves, too.
Kid tested, parent approved - meet Darcy Wells, 4, and her sister Scarlett, 2 (pictured above). They are carefree girls who love exploring nature and discovering the best family-friendly places in Wagga Wagga + Surrounds. Read on for their top tips and start planning your family Wagga Wagga + Surrounds escape today.
Wagga Beach at Riverside
“I like going to the beach. I love to make sandcastles and splash and throw sand in the water. I love the noise it makes (the sand on the water), it's like 'shhhhh'.”
>>> Visit Wagga Beach
Victory Memorial Gardens
“I love to go to the playground at the memorial gardens – it's my favourite. We go there after Story Time (at the library). Sometimes we go with (our friends) Rory and Tully and we chase the ducks, it's funny when they fly away!"
>>> Visit Victory Memorial Gardens
Botanic Gardens Zoo and Aviary (pictured above)
“At the Botanic Gardens I like to feed the guinea 'piglets' at the zoo. The swings and the round-and-round slide are my favourite at the playground, they make me spin too. Sometimes we play hide and seek in the cactus garden with Nana. Hide and seek is my favourite game.”
>>> Visit Botanic Gardens
Cackleberries at Lashbrook Farm – Old Junee (about 30min drive from Wagga)
“Once we went to the egg farm with Nana and Scarlett and Mummy and I got to hold a chick! Scarlett didn't hold one because she's too small, but she fed the chooks 'seeds'. Chicks are so soft! I would really like to do that again. But ducklings are my favourite animal because they're cute! And small! Or, maybe chicks? Which do you like?”
>>> Visit Cackleberries
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
“I like going to the theatre. We have seen The Wiggles and George's Marvellous Medicine and lots of other shows. I like when they use puppets at the theatre.”
>>> Visit Civic Theatre
Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre (pictured below)
“I love the Oasis. The inside pool is where little kids swim and the outside is where big kids swim, because that's where my brothers do water polo. At the pool I like to go underwater and in the 'round-a-bout' (the whirlpool), but it's not safe without a parent. Sometimes after I swim we go on the playground, there is a red slide there.”
>>> Visit Oasis
“I love to go to Flip Out because I love jumping into the fun foam from the 'jumpoline' (trampoline). Scarlett's favourite part is jumping on the 'jumpolines'. The other day they had a jumping castle. I also love the big, fat green mats.”
>>> Visit Flip Out
The best ever little big day out in Wagga
Darcy shares her ultimate day out
“My best day would be playing on the playground at the pool (Oasis) after a swim. Then we would go bowling (at Wagga Wagga Bowl and Diner). I love the skittles when they are knocked down. We went for my brother Felix's birthday. I would take my sister Scarlett and my dolly and Mum. I like bowling the most. It's one of my favourites. Bowling!”
Follow Darcy and Scarlett’s adventures on Instagram @thedaysofuambiesouth.
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