Splash ‘n’ Play Adventure Park & Forty West Café, Ripley
AddressAmity Way, South Ripley, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
It’s exciting times for Ipswich residents with a multitude of parks and cafes popping up around the area and I was more than impressed with one of the latest, the Splash ‘n’ Play Adventure park at Providence, Ripley.
Not only does it have one of the coolest playgrounds I’ve seen, fully equipped with giant slides extending down from a sky tower, an elevated sky walk for the adventurous, a flying fox, seesaw, spinners and swings, it’s a playground perfect for big and little kids.
The water play area has a toddler section with gentle wiggly fountains, squirts and spurts, streams and puddles and the bigger kids can enjoy the aqua arch, spiral sprayer, the gusher, wavy wand and hula post.
I think the most impressive thing for me as a parent is the ability to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee with my baby while watching my son enjoy himself on the playground which is located right in front of Forty West Café. That’s a big plus for me.
The Splash ‘n’ Play adventure playground at Providence is fully equipped with multiple undercover areas, there are barbecues and toilet facilities. There’s also plenty of grassy areas for gazebos if the undercover areas are taken. Do take note though, there are no lifeguards here and so it’s best to keep an eye on your kids at all times.
But back to the impressive Forty West café. Coming here is definitely going to the park in style. It’s not park benches here, instead, recline back in a comfy lounge chair while your kids enjoy themselves.
There’s a real laid back and chilled out vibe here. I forgot the fact I was wearing a baby for a while as I soaked up the soothing tunes, the soft breeze flowing through the café’s open space, looking at the amazing blue skies, all with a cappuccino in hand. Sounds great< right?
And if you’re the parent of a fur baby the good news is it’s a pet friendly café too!
It’s not just coffee and cake here at Forty West, this is a fully decked out café that is licensed and serves breakfast and lunch 7 days a week and dinner on Fridays.
The Splash ‘n’ Play Adventure Park and Forty West Café at Providence, Ripley, is certainly a very clever and exciting addition to the local area and a win for families.
Splash ‘n’ Play Adventure Park and Forty West Café
Located in the Providence Estate
6 Amity Way, Ripley
Splash ‘n’ Play Opening Hours
1st September to 31st March – 8:00am to 6:00pm Daily
1st April to 31st August – 10am to 4pm Daily
Forty West Café Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday 7am to 4pm and open late on Fridays.