Where is it: Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum
Why we love it: Nice and calm and a gentle slope - great for little kids!
Tell me more: If you can get your kids past the awesome Wynnum Whale waterpark and playground, you'll find Pandanus Beach tucked in behind. It's part of the Wynnum Wading Pool Park complex and it's a great little beach for the youngsters! The really nice white, sandy beach looks great at high tide, while the gentle slope provides for heaps of room to run around and splash as the tide goes out! The muddy-sand at low tide is also perfect for searching for little crabs and sea-critters that call this beach home - great for introducing the little kids to this really important ecosystem!
Amenities: Good amenities in the adjacent park - toilets, picnic tables and barbeques! 👍👍👍
Parking: Off street parking is available, but this area gets very popular! 👍👍
Access: Easy enough to get to from the carpark however as it is a beach you may struggle with a pram! 👍👍
Best for: The little guys (under 6) should love this beach! It's a small area so the parents will love it too! 👍👍👍
Summary: A nice little beach which complements the adjacent park areas! 👍👍
Hints: Plan your visit to take in all of the adjacent parks, playgrounds and waterparks - you are bound to have fun!
Where is it: Events in Brisbane, Bundaberg and Toowoomba as well as NSW, Victoria and NT!
What's it all about: A fun run designed to cheer people up (seeing hundreds of Santas in a fun run is pretty funny!) and raise funds for Variety!
How can I join in: Pre-register or turn up on the day! Your entry fee also gets you a Santa costume and beard! The whole aim of this run is to raise funds, so fundraise as much as you can!
Tell me more: The Variety Santa Fun Run is a really fun way to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause. It's a 5km run for people of all abilities - there are some serious runners in this event as well as families like ours who are content with walking at our own pace and the track is all access, so it's great for prams! The Brisbane course takes you through the CBD and Southbank on a Sunday morning with no road running or crossing - again a great aspect for families who want to join in! Overall, it was a very fun start to our Sunday morning! We took a very casual approach to this run - we received lots of encouragement as we made our way around the track and seeing all those Santas lined up for the start was very impressive!
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