Before we became parents, Darren and I could very easily spend a weekend binge watching series but I guess too many of those weekends spent in bed watching series, got us a baby and now we can only dream of such weekends. 😉 With each passing day, I see how much Axl craves interaction with other people and how he adores exploring new environments, which is why I am wanting to enroll him in creche, this January. But for the time being, we could all do with some fresh air which is what has inspired a new series on my blog, “Things to Do in PE”.
Port Elizabeth is not quite big enough to be considered a city and not small enough to be called a town, it’s somewhat in between. Everybody knows somebody who knows everybody and there seems to be a very small list of things to do, over the weekend, that is also kid-friendly. I figured it is time to put that idea to rest and start exploring our little city, so come along and enjoy the ride.
On Sunday we rose to a beautiful day and Axl wasn’t going to let it go to waste. We played with the idea of visiting our usual spots but eventually settled to visit a kiddies zone, which we had only ever passed and happened to notice a few weeks ago. Kiddies Lovers is located off Kragga Kamma Road, right behind Garden Lovers, and boasts a huge open playing area and party venue for children to spend their summer days.
The park is well-kept with loads of space and activities to do. All around the area are little wendy houses which each have it’s own themes like a school, petrol station, police station, hospital, doll house, tea party and even take-aways. The play-rooms are well equipped and have loads of things to do, each keeping to its theme and encouraging imaginative play. In the middle there is a huge jungle gym and the slide coming off of it, ends with a bounce on a mini trampoline. Below the jungle gym is a large sand pit with plenty of shovels and toys to build castles and play. There are also several other play gyms, plastic bikes, cars, slides and a huge trampoline scattered all over the space.
I noticed that they also have jumping castles but they weren’t up when we visited, I assume it was because there were only 2 other families there and it would be a waste of electricity and what not. However, there is more than enough other activities and toys to keep your little ones busy for hours!
There is also a tuckshop which offers ice-creams, coldrinks, sweet bits and light meals. Kids pay R25 entrance and adults are free. I love that there is no time limit and you can quite easily spend an afternoon there, keeping busy. We definitely will be making another stop there soon, and maybe even plan to have Axl’s 2nd birthday there too!