13 July 2015

Superb Sunshine Coast - The Ginger Factory

When some of my mothers group friends mentioned they had bought the annual pass to The Ginger Factory here on the Sunshine Coast I naively thought what a waste of money {without any concept of what one would do at a Ginger Factory}.

big kudos to the marketing/branding team - love the logo/packaging

But after a visit to the factory recently, I may have to eat my {unspoken} words. That, or some delicious ginger and passionfruit ice cream {churned on site}

The Ginger Factory is a destination that you really could stay at all day. Located in Yandina {about an hour from Brisbane} and open 364 days a year, there are plenty of activities and attractions to keep the whole family entertained. Admission and parking are free and guests are welcome to roam the beautiful park and gardens at their leisure. For people looking for a bit more adventure or education there are rides and tours and let's not forget seasonal food and wine to kick back and relax after a big day of exploring.

The Ginger Cafe and the Icecreamery are conveniently located adjacent to a fabulous and nearly-brank-spankin' new set of play equipment. The play ground is extremely clean and I found it great that littler kids have the option of playing in a separate area. Which area do you think my not-even-two year old wanted to play in? So while you enjoy a meal or drink {did I mention they are licensed?} let the kids play to their hearts content.

Free wifi is available for customers {without needing a password} too.

If your kids are anything like mine, play equipment is like the equivalent of a trip to New York so prying them off to check out the other attractions may be a little difficult. Ned wasn't initially overly keen {read, crying uncontrollably 'shide, shide'} to take a ride of Moreton, the Ginger Train but settled in about half way through when he spotted some ducks {chickens actually, but close enough}. We all really enjoyed the Overboard ride and went around for a second time once Ned had got the idea to try and find the gingerbread man. 

Although we didn't get to experience the full Super Bee show or Factory Tour due to one certain member of our party of three not cooperating, I would recommend both of these. The staff are super passionate about the importance of bees and are keen to spread the word to raise awareness of just how vital bees are to our existence. The Factory Tour explains the history of Buderim Ginger and gives you a sneak peek into the creation of a whole range of ginger products. I discovered that the original Buderim Ginger factory was actually at the site of my local Woolworths - a mere two minute drive from my house!

In addition to all of this, there are a range of shops at the Park including those located near the train at Ginger Town and the obligatory Ginger Shop you will notice as you enter the park. The Ginger shop has a whole stack of products including gourmet foods, kitchenware and skincare and in my opinion, very reasonably priced.

The grounds are immaculate, the parents room is clean, spacious and has all the amenities you would expect and the staff are lovely. Prices and deals can be located here and tickets can be bought either at the park or online. The VIP pass is just $35.00 which grants you entry into the boat and train for an entire year and for those with little ones under 4, they are free meaning it's a fabulous and affordable way to entertain the kids all year long.

A great day out on the Superb Sunshine Coast for kids, little and big.

Location: 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina {exit 215 off the Bruce Highway - Sunshine Coast, QLD}

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