There were so many places that we wished to go for the Christmas holiday. Ballarat and beach are among the top in the list. The urge is the free train ride and other public transports as well on that day. Ballarat, the historic city is about 100 km away. There are also many beaches accessible by train. But it is difficult to see the children to stand the long ride on the train. I could imagine they would be impatient waiting and would run all over onboard of the train.
So, at the end we just decided to go to Birrarung Marr.
It is a big playground, located on the north bank of the Yarra River next to Federation Square, Melbourne city. It's only a walk distance from the Flinder Train Station.
'Birrarung' means 'river of mists' while ‘Marr’ refers to the 'side of the river'. The names comes from the language of the Wurundjeri people who originally inhabited this area.
The kids really seemed to enjoy the once-in-a-while outing to the place that is fun especially to the kids. We also met Aisyah and the family there.