Brought the kids to McDonald’s at Ridout Tea Garden the other day because Anya wanted to go a playground AND wanted to feed fish.
Since I was going to meet Vonnie there, I bundled Adam along as well because he doesn’t get to go out very often. It’s not much fun being a second kid.
The playground at McDonald’s is rather small and a bit grubby-looking but Anya was more than happy to tunnel around inside with Auntie Vonnie.
The playground is enclosed so it’s quite difficult to supervise kids once they are inside unless you climb in after them. And it’s not very well-ventilated inside the tubes so it can get hot!
While they were playing, I hung out with Adam and tried to teach him some tricks. He’s not as keen on performing tricks as his sister was at that age.
Then my aunt came and joined us and decided to bring Adam into the playground too. That made him quite happy.
When Anya finally had enough of the playground, we went to feed the fish and turtles.
I’m not really sure if we’re actually supposed to feed the fish there but at least we brought proper fish food instead of trying to feed them fries!
The water in the pond is quite murky so it’s hard to make out what’s in the water. As far as we can see, there are lots of turtles and at least one big scary catfish.
McDonald’s at Ridout Tea Garden is open 24 hours and is one of the McDonald’s outlets where you can hold a birthday party. It’s quite a pleasant place to hang out with the little ones but it’d be SO much better if they cleaned up the place a bit.