(These are not my photos)
Once he started speaking, our grandson could never really manage the word ‘Granddad’. He tried a few versions, eventually settling on the name ‘Gig’, when addressing me. So that stuck, and I quite liked it too.
I rarely go out on day trips with Julie, her daughter, and the little man. However, we had him staying for the weekend, and he loves going to the Dinosaur Park more than anything else. With the prospect of good weather, we decided to take him there yesterday. It is a large place, with a selection of different areas to explore, as well as some live animals to see, and a great collection of over 100 dinosaurs, some of which move, and roar!
Like most similar attractions, it is not a cheap place to go. Despite getting our grandson in free of charge, as he is under three years old, everything else in the park attracts extra charges, and the refreshments cost a lot of money too. There is a big zip wire to go on at a price, as well as as quite a few things to add to the day out, including a cost-extra Deer Safari. We stuck with what was included in the admission price, and still managed almost four hours wandering around enjoying the attractions.
If you are ever in this area, it is a great place to take children of all ages. The water splash area is very popular, and there are animal encounters, as well as dedicated play areas for under-7 children.
Just make sure to buy cheaper tickets in advance, and take your own picnic to enjoy too.