The Leader (Tasman) - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

When I first started in this role it was around the time of the school hol­i­days.

I set about painstak­ingly putting to­gether a top 5 of play­grounds in that par­ents could ex­ploit for free to en­ter­tain their chil­dren.

This came from ex­ten­sive per­sonal re­search hav­ing spent many week­ends pa­tiently push­ing my chil­dren on the swings, scoop­ing them up when they top­pled over and gen­er­ally get­ting my­self a bit puffed.

In fact I think there’s room in the mar­ket for a work­out guide to play­grounds.

So praise be for the play­ground. Kids never tire of them and par­ents, whose imag­i­na­tions are se­verely tested by a fort­night of ex­tra par­ent­ing, have had their san­ity saved by them.

So good luck for the school hol­i­days.

By the time you read this you’re al­most half­way there but if you’re stuck for ideas don’t look past the hum­ble play­ground.

If it rains though you’re on your own.

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