We know, we know… we are so behind on keeping the posts coming. No excuse except that we are busy doing life and having fun with these little ones! I wanted to pop in today and give a GINORMOUS recommendation for an easy way to get in some FREE family fun.
Our family wanted to do something fun to celebrate National Hop-a-Park Day, so we hit up three splash parks in the area. First up, Tiffany Park, and this is how Emersyn felt about it…
This park wasn’t too crowded and could have easily held a few more kiddos. It has three splash buckets, lots of shaded seating and a fun playground for when the kiddos get bored. The other kids around were smaller so Radley sat this one out because, “I am EIGHT.years.old. Mom”, so clearly he’s an adult. The girls didn’t mind getting all that water to themselves…
Next up, an old favorite, Tanglewood Park. This park is crowded all the time and when we arrived, there was a birthday party going on. On the plus side, it’s pretty large so there is plenty of space for lots of kiddos. You will also find THREE play areas across the street so there is plenty of fun for everyone. I even got in on the action!
Lots of fun areas to play and not a chance of staying dry. Also, yes. My children insisted on goggles. At the splash park.
We did run into a water issue – it was running extremely low and slow which meant lots of standing around time waiting for the buckets to fill up. Luckily, they are easily amused.
Our last stop was the splash park in Downtown Bryan! What? You didn’t know there was a splash park in DT Bryan? Well, there is and it was our favorite! It’s located at the Gloria Stephan Sale Park – right behind where they light the Christmas tree.
We had the place all to ourselves and although it was the simplest play area by far, they had a ton of fun.
Bonus – the train is up close and personal.
Seriously, a great day filled with free family fun! We’ve already decided next time we will head there, splash around, dry off and then walk down Main Street to grab a bite to eat at one of the many fun local places! Which ones do you suggest!
Happy exploring friends!