To begin with an understatement – this winter so far has been wet in Sydney. I think that’s a given. In Centennial Parklands our Rangers reported an almost 200mm rainfall in one 72-hour period. However, this was not bad news for everyone! Some park visitors decided to make the most of the opportunities provided!

Warning: parents of young children who struggle to keep a reliable supply of clean and dry clothes during winter, turn away now.

Running barefoot in the wet grass can be fun!

Running barefoot in the wet grass can be fun!

Puddle walking is also a great sport!

Puddle walking is also a great sport!

I wonder how deep this puddle is?

I wonder how deep this puddle is?

I'm going to get it...

I’m going to get it…

Got it!

Got it!

But walking and playing in puddles is also an opportunity for…

Bonding with dad...

Bonding with dad…

Because at the end of the day...I need him to take me home, dry me and give me dinner!

Because at the end of the day…I need him to take me home, dry me and give me dinner!

You have to try and make the best of whatever situation you come across. This is just one story from Centennial Park.

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How are school holidays going for you? Do you need some ideas or inspiration? We have plenty of programs and activities for kids over the coming week. Visit our What’s On or download our iPhone app for all the latest information and activities available. Winter is not a time to hibernate – come out and enjoy your Parklands.

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