Have you heard about the amazing place that is farm meets playground in Mornington? If you haven’t yet discovered the wonder that is The Big Goose, then check out what this tribe got up to on their first visit to the new attraction.
Last week we decided to head to one of the most amazing attractions and what a day we had! The Big Goose is a relatively new attraction on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, and it is quickly establishing itself as a must see and a great day out for local families and tourists to the area.
The tribe from Littlefinders visited mid-week and we were there as the gates opened at 10am (surprisingly we left home on time for once!). Right at the entry we met some friendly cows, goats and sheep but understandably the kids quickly made a beeline for the huge custom made play area.
A sandpit with trucks, diggers and a ‘shipwrecked’ boat to play in leads to one of the most creative adventure climbing play areas we’ve ever come across! It is quite ingenious, and challenging with climbing wall, hanging nets and an old truck to climb through – it is also linked by a high walkway to an old silo that has been re-purposed into a slide!
The Big Red Barn is home to some scaly reptiles, soft bunnies and a few other farmyard regulars – our tribe were given the chance to feed Sam the Lamb his morning bottle; he guzzled it down as fast as I usually drink my first coffee for the day. We were lucky enough to be there for the first story time hosted in the barn, it was cozy and crazy and the kids absolutely loved it, reading and commenting with great gusto!
We had brought along a picnic and added to our lunch with some hot chips and other goodies from the onsite food van – we found we were spoilt for choice with nice spots to sit and feast.
After lunch we had a tractor ride around the park and wandered past the camels, but our gumboots were getting heavy – would you believe we had been there almost 4 hours and both kids were absolutely exhausted!
Before we left we spied a huge old fishing boat in one of the paddocks, and we heard there’s plans to turn it into a new play area or even splash zone (which we thought was a great idea!) so stay tuned to see what develops there.
Being a local family we consider the best value to be an annual membership, with so much to do and the constant evolution and additions we would be happy to visit at least once a month!
GUEST TRIBE ~ Little Finders
If you loved this post from Little Finders and you live in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, you need to check out what else Little Finders are doing!