If you’re near The Station Newcastle (the old Newcastle Train Station), stop in and check out their new kids play area. It’s perfect for little ones.
It features a huge snake, a frog, balancing obstacles and sensory flowers.
The snake is pretty large and realistic and may induce tears among some kids (and adults). We’re still waiting for someone to name him. A few readers suggestions have been Monty (as in Python), William Snakespeare, Professor Severus Snake and Beau (as in Boa Constrictor)!
Kids can test their balance on vertical logs or walk along the balance beam.
Bring a ball and play on the handball squares.
Also, the final touches are being put on a new scooter track which is expected to be finished in the next week.
Once finished, the track will be perfect for preschoolers on bikes and scooters. There’s plenty of space for them to cruise up and down.
This kids area is a great addition to The Station. With lots of space, misting jets to keep everyone cool and the Flyer train, this is a top spot for a meetup or picnic.
Visitors are just asked to ‘check in’ using the QR codes on site, maintain appropriate hygiene and physical distancing, and adhere to Public Health Orders at all times.
If you get hungry, stop by the newly opened Perry the Feeder. They serve toasties, smoothies, shakes and coffee.
Although events and shopping at The Station are on hold for lockdown, once retail reopens, check out the shops at The Station including Make Space, Jtaranaki Jewellery, Gallery Qube and Easel Art Space.
The Station is located at the corner of Watt and Scott Street. As restrictions ease, there will be more events organised at The Station Newcastle.
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