Fields of School Holiday Fun!
11 January 2021
As the school holidays continue on into January, entertaining the troops can become a daily struggle. They’ve finished the jigsaw puzzle, board games have lost their allure, and the Playstation threatens to transform your active kids into screen zombies.
Thankfully Whittlesea is filled with wonderful boredom breakers, and arguably the best of the lot is barely fifteen minutes from your Riverhills home.
Funfields is a massive theme park that rivals anything you might find on the Gold Coast. Predominantly a water park, it’s an ideal destination for kids of all ages to cool off and splash around during our hot summer months.
Birdy Cove and Paddle Pool is perfect for toddlers, with interactive playthings, a big water bucket, slides and water jets, all in a tropical jungle setting.
Typhoon is a tube ride flume with a difference. At 137 metres it’s the world’s longest, providing plenty of action with multiple revolutions and a dynamic corkscrew exit into the safety of the splash pool.
Gravity Wave is apparently the world’s biggest, longest and tallest “tornado wave”, propelling riders at over 7 metres per second along 201 metres and up a huge wave wall. Thrills a-plenty!
Kraken Racer is perfect for competitive kids who love the idea of racing their friends headfirst at 60 kph through the world’s longest combination of twists, tunnels and turns, and out into a rolling high seas finish. Gulp!
Volcano Beach has just opened, pumping out waves up to a metre high across a blue lagoon of heated water and onto a white sandy beach. Poolside cabanas are available to hire if you fancy a touch of comfort.
That’s just a small selection of the park’s wet ‘n’ wild features. But at Funfields you can also enjoy your day while remaining completely dry.
Alpine Toboggan Slide was the first ride installed at Funfields 33 years ago – and it’s still very popular. Best of all, riders have total control over their speed so it can be as exciting as you want!
Thunderdome Go Kart Track has 2-seater and single-seater carts (apparently they’re the safest in the industry) so everyone can experience the thrill of racing the 300 metre track.
There are also traditional crowd-pleasers, like mini golf, a carousel and ferris wheel. And the park is adding more rides all the time, so there might be something new by the time you get there.
If you’re in need of entertainment relief these summer school holidays, give Funfields a try. Tickets are for the entire day and include every ride, or you can get a season pass for better value. Book online.