Kalinga Park in Clayfield is Holding a Circus Workshop

There will be a circus workshop at Kalinga Park in Clayfield on the 6th of January 2018 at 3:00 p.m. for children ages 10 to 17 years old. Attendees will be taught plate spinning, poi, hoops, juggling, stilts, pogo, and flower sticks.

The event is free and no prior bookings are required. The workshop is to be held by the playground and to be facilitated by the Brisbane City Council. Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothes, put sun protection, bring a water bottle. Do these and you’re all set!

The workshop aims to develop kids’ kinaesthetic abilities like hand coordination and body alertness. Learning the basic circus acts can also instil into kids the art of being patient where “practice makes perfect”. It can teach them that things cannot be perfectly done during the first try and that one has to put their whole attention and repeated effort to achieve something.

The Kalinga Park has been a favourite among children in the neighbourhood because it is spacious and has nature-themed tree houses surrounded by bushland. The tree houses are inter-connected with climbing ropes, ladders, twisting slides, and large rock climbing wall. For smaller children, there is the smaller vine treehouse with a smaller slide. There is also a merry-go-round, different sets of swings, mini road network with a roundabout where children can be taught about basic road rules.

The park also features a large sandpit surrounded by sculptured characters shaped after the flowers and animals found at the Kedron Brook catchment. The place also has a bike path that is part of the Kedron Brook Bikeway. A ride on the bike shall take anyone along a pleasant route through Kedron Brook’s nature corridor.

Families have also been enjoying picnic at the sheltered picnic tables where they can also have outdoor BBQ sessions. Those with dogs will be happy to know that there is an off-leash area where their pets can exercise and have fun freely. Further down the creek, there are ducks swimming and playing too.

The Kalinga Park also has wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities. Other facilities include water fountain and a carpark.

Kalinga Park in Clayfield is located at 48 Kalinga Street