These posts are going to be a bit out of order while I get caught up on some blogging. After the holidays we headed to Shepparton because we needed to get our caravan serviced and made an appointment at a place there. We have been having a problem with our gas heater (we have central heating in the van). We dropped the van off and headed into town to explore. I’ve heard about this big playground in Shepparton with huge slides and multiple play areas. They ask for a gold coin donation as an entrance fee. We were excited to finally check it out. There was a huge donation bin near the entrance and we all dutifully put coins in. (Why are kids always so happy to put coins in these things?) We headed straight for the big slides. I love that these metal slides are under shade. Then we started exploring. I had to get a picture of the kids in front of the giant cow. Cows are quite the theme in Shepparton. This kid is the cutest thing ever. Giant sand pit with digger. Check. Toddler area with cars to sit in. A big hit with the little guy, as long as he was the one driving. No one else was allowed to touch the steering wheel. Doesn’t this remind you of a Fred Flintstone car? This guy is ever the clown. Cute picture. Not so sure about the purple dinosaur. But loved the slide. This one loved the monkey bars, of which there are many at varying heights. The little guy got a turn on the slide too, with some help. And how could we miss the miniature train? Huge flying fox. I don’t know how she stayed on so long! Cows, more cows. And the painted cows…there are many, many painted cows in Shepparton. We didn’t know it at the time, but this wouldn’t be our only visit to Kidstown!