Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Time For A Cuppa: Road Safety Community Park

Many, many (many) years ago, when I still in primary school, one of the more anticipated school excursions was the one to the Road Safety Community Park at East Coast Park, where pupils would learn about road safety. The topic, while important, can be boring and dry, unless it was held at the Road Safety Community Park! Here, after the somewhat boring briefing, we were split into groups of pedestrians, cyclists or car drivers where we would put theory into practice! Of course, everyone wanted to be a cyclist, or better yet, a driver, because we would then be able to drive a go-kart! I was not one of the lucky ones, and got to be a pedestrian.

I'm not sure when, but sometime between then and now, the Road Safety Community Park was opened to the public. (Ok, M. Google informs me that the park is open to the public whenever training sessions are not scheduled since 2010.)



We brought the Little Ones, with their kick scooters there one evening. They had great fun, especially Little Man. He really enjoyed being able to scoot on the 'road'.




Pulling into the bus bay (as a bus) to pick up passengers.


Little Man topping up petrol at the Shell station.

He also visited the workshop for servicing, and got his vehicle inspected at Viacom. (Sorry, no pictures. I really need to work on that.)


Little Lady was more interested in going up and down the overhead bridge. (I think she was very pleased that the hand-rail was at a height she could manage.)

We mainly 'worked' on going in the correct direction, and stopping at pedestrian crossings. The traffic lights were not operational, so we just pretended that they were red. Little Man got such a kick out of me thanking him for stopping to let me cross at a zebra crossing, he insisted that I cross every single one he came across, even if he was way ahead of me. Lol.


Waiting for the trigger happy pedestrian to cross the road.

I think its fantastic that they opened this place up to the public. In addition to providing chiidren a place to learn and practice being safe road users, it is also a tranquil place where young children can safely enjoy East Coast Park, away from the crowds, and the serious cyclists, joggers and bladers.

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Little Man: 4 years 3 months
Little Lady: 2 years 2 months

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34 comments:

  1. What a nice place looked like the kids enjoyed it ;-)

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    1. They did indeed. Thanks for dropping by and linking up!

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  2. That is really neat that someone thought of a place for kids to learn road safety, never to young to learn!!! Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

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    1. True. Better they learn early on.
      You have a good one too.

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  3. A very important thing to learn. Love it.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and linking up.

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  4. We love road safety park too! would so go often if we lived closer!

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    1. I agree. Good thing Singapore's not that big. lol

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  5. My son loves cars, roads and signs! he is obsessed with traffic signs! He will enjoy this place. Sad that we are far. I will try to research about this place. I am so glad that I have seen this. Thanks for sharing =) #ww

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    1. I hope you find something similar nearer where you are. Thanks for dropping by. :)

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  6. These places are great fun for kids.

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  7. My boys would love this. What a great idea!

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    1. I know. I was so glad to find out that it was open to the public.
      Thanks for dropping by!

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  8. What a great looking park. Something for everyone!!

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    1. I love parks in general. It just gets too hot here. Luckily this one has lots of mature trees.

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  9. We haven't been to the road safety park in a long time. The last time we were there was when my #2 was learning how to ride a bike without side wheels.

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  10. What a fabulous outing for the kids! I also think it's great to have them on a pretend road and learning some road rules from very young. I never went on any road safety excursion when I was at school. Things have come a long way! BTW - I have linked up with your linky for the first ever time! :-)

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    1. We missed out on so many things growing up, when we look at what's available to kids nowadays.

      Thanks for dropping by and linking up!

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  11. It's actually a very good idea, haven't seen them around this part of Queensland!

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    1. Something on your to do list when you visit Singapore then? ;)

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  12. We have a road safety school in town. We go in for a picnic and a play. But the railway, traffic and walking lights aren't on, only when it is open to classes. Ours doesn't have petrol pumps though, very cool!

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    1. That's great! Ours don't have a railway, though. My boy would love that. Thanks for dropping by!

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  13. oh these safety parks are so neat! we have one in our town too! My girls LOVED going on field trips with school, but I've never been :(

    http://www.homeofohm.com/2014/09/wordlesswednesday-peek-at-my-week-917.html

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    1. Oh, is yours not open to the public then? :(

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  14. Hi there! This looks like a fun family day. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! You have a great one too!

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  15. What a fun place to visit! Super sweet shots! :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for dropping by!

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  16. We love to take learning trips with our girls, it's the best thing that we can do for the little ones. Looks like you all had a great time.

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    1. True. They soak things up so quickly at this age.

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  17. Very clever idea and cute photos.
    Thanks for linking up !

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