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Saturday Spot: GreenPoint Park…

June 7th, 2011 · 20 Comments

So the sun popped out and so did we… and we found another fantastic free outing in Cape Town… If you haven’t discovered Green Point Park then please take yourself there for some great outdoor fun!!! Under the shadow of the stadium…

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Is a fabulous free park…
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Called…
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And green it is!!!
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In every sense…
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Even the water fountains drip into the garden for irrigation…
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There is heaps of place to play… folks riding bikes and kids on scooters…
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Families and kids everywhere… but not crazy, even on a glorious Sunday afternoon after a whole week of rain… Maybe this is why!!!
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And wide open spaces…
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Especially for my girl that loves to run…
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And a carefully planted indigenous garden…
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Birds to watch…
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And places to ponder…
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Places to jump…
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And spring…
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And scramble…
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And places to picnic… plenty of picnic tables, some shady, some covered from the rain (luckily) and some open…
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And a place to boogie…
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But the most fun were all the places to learn…
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And explore…
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Have a look at this leafy spiral…
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Each leaf has a green idea for you to try… just start with one idea and…
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The front for rubbing…
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And on the back an idea…
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And what about the knock on affect…
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And they use wonderful artwork to explain predators vs. prey relationships…
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Metalwork and wire animals…
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And a look back in time…
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And heaps of beautiful South African beadwork…
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And these were our favorites…
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Glorious…
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Fun…
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And everything so carefully thought out… even the foot paths had something to look at…
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And the wildest beast of all…
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From the child who will not feel the cold…
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And so much potential… a huge wooden play area they are still working on… it was fenced off and we literally had to hold our kids back from the awesomeness!!!

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So here are the facts: plenty of place to play; plenty of picnic spots; plenty of things to do (we didn’t even get to the exercise park within the park); plenty of things to learn; plenty of local art, history, nature, culture; family friendly; kid friendly; security unobtrusively walking about; absolutely no litter in sight; very clean bathrooms; plenty of parking… I could go on!!!

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So where exactly is it, couldn’t find it on Google. So if you are looking for it… There are four entrances: either head for the Virgin Active Gym in GreenPoint and there is an entrance opposite the gym entrance or head for the Moulie Point lighthouse on Beach Road and turn straight inland to find another entrance.
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That’s it… We will definitely be going back with our nature notebooks for drawing, not to mention just for an amble and to play.

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20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Krista // Jun 7, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Each picture from your adventures makes me eager to visit your beautiful country! Your posts also inspire me to find what’s wonderful here near me in California!

  • 2 Debbie // Jun 7, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Wow, I’ve heard about this place and definitely have to go visit. I wonder who planned the park? Well done to them!

  • 3 se7en // Jun 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Hay Krista… You are so right I only started really looking for fun things to do when I started blogging, we were really in a rut but now we look for new things all the time!!! And thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have a great day!!!

  • 4 se7en // Jun 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Hay Debbie, I have no idea who plotted and planned it but it is brilliant and they deserve an award for the wonderful job they have done!!! Really a wonderful wide open space that is fun for absolutely everyone… Hope you enjoy it!!! Have a good week!!!

  • 5 Cheryl // Jun 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I love a place that has so much thought put into it. Brilliant that it is free as well, so everyone is encouraged to go. I forsee a colourful fish crafting activity in your future. Or am I wrong! enjoy your week.
    Cheryl´s last blog post ..Old Wardour castle

  • 6 se7en // Jun 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Cheryl, It is unheard of to have such a brilliant spot and it’s free!!! All our great local spots are definitely NOT free. I tell you more spots like this would change the whole face and color of our country – it really is just great. World Ocean Day tomorrow… I may have to think of something fishy!!! Hope you guys are having a great week!!!

  • 7 Karen M // Jun 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Wow! That does look like an amazing park for all! Thanks for sharing….
    Karen M´s last blog post ..From your Child

  • 8 se7en // Jun 7, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Hi Karen M, Great to hear from you again!!! Yup, it was a fabulous discovery!!! We will definitely be going back again and again!!!

  • 9 Katharine // Jun 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Wow, that looks really amazing. I didn’t even know it was there. I’ll definitely be heading out there for a family outing soon… when we catch a clear day (o: Thanks for sharing

  • 10 April O. // Jun 8, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    What a wonderful spot! I wonder how many of us have “undiscovered” treats like this right in our own backyards. Thanks for sharing, and thank you for the inspiration! 🙂

  • 11 se7en // Jun 8, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Hi Katherine, Get there already!!! It is such a lovely spot and I don’t know why it isn’t firmly on the Cape Town “tip top places to go” list!!! Hope you all have a great week!!!

  • 12 se7en // Jun 8, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Hi April O., I must say blogging does send me exploring our city in greater depth… none of the same old spots when I need somewhere new to blog about!!! Hope you are having a great week!!!

  • 13 Zara // Jun 9, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Awesome, received this link vai a friend. Definitely going to pop down soon. Thank you for bringing these wonderful places to our (moms) attention

  • 14 se7en // Jun 10, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Hi Zara, Good to meet you!!! This really is a great spot and well worth the visit… there is simply everything to love there!!!

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