Located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, the Banksia picnic area in Strickland State Forest is a good school holiday destination. It’s a great place to enjoy the natural bushland and go for a leisurely walk on one of the many walking tracks, or just relax and have a picnic.
The Banksia picnic area has picnic tables, fire pits and a large area for children to play. They can make a swing, a bush Teepee/cubby house, or a fairy house – like the one made by our granddaughters (pictured above).
The tree house in our garden is partly hidden behind a group of cardamon plants. Surrounded by lilly pilly trees, a magnolia, a cheese tree and a bird of paradise plant, this play area for our grandchildren is well camouflaged.
A favourite game is to set up a cafe in the tree house and write a menu on the blackboard. Pretend meals of flowers, leaves, herbs and gum nuts are among the ‘tasty‘ offerings served in the cafe.
My granddaughter and I built these little buildings – Fairy houses at leaf town – at the roots of a lovely old tree. Not long after these photos were taken the chickens decided to scratch around the area with disastrous results.