Driving home from the city last week along the Frankston Freeway, I looked to my left as I approached the National Watersports near the Thompsons Rd exit and noticed a huge inflatable fun park in the front lake where lots of people were climbing, splashing and seemingly having a heap of fun!
After a quick google search when I got home, I came across “Melbourne Cable Park” and its new Aqua Fun Park, a purpose built inflatable water course which reminded me very much of the TV show Wipe Out!
I found it really easy to book our session online with sessions commencing every hour on the hour from 9am to 5pm with each session lasting for 50 minutes. Kids (5-15 years) are $20 and Adults are at kids prices.
Arriving as advised, 30mins before our session (me, hubby, Lenny and my nephew and niece) we signed our waivers and were fitted with life jackets (best to wear a rash vest underneath if you have one as the life jacket sits more comfortably) then waited by the side of the lake for our safety briefing from one of the friendly life guards.
It was then our turn to enter the lake and climb aboard the course! Wow! What a work out! But so much fun! I wouldn’t say I’m the fittest of people at the moment being 8 weeks postpartum (and admittedly, I wasn’t very very fit before that!) so it was definitely a work out and a half climbing, jumping, pulling myself back up after I fell into the water (which is unavoidable by the way!) and running away from the kids as they tried to play tag!
I definitely have much more respect now for people on those Wipe Out shows who jump across the big red balls! Slippery inflatables are hard going! The kids however (minimum age is 5) had absolutely no problems climbing and jumping, they all had an absolute ball and were raving about their fun experience in the car on the way home.
I think $20 is a really reasonable price and 50mins is the perfect amount of time on the course, any longer and I think I would have been deliberately falling into the water just to float so I could have a rest!
I also liked how there wasn’t a huge cafe or “added extras” onsite. There was some drinks and ice-creams for sale (which would be great after doing the course on a hot day) but you can take your own drinks and your $20 ticket covers your whole experience, the kids didn’t nag for anything extra which was a refreshing change from some attractions we visit!
For more information and to book visit www.melbournecablepark.com
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