Friday, 5 July 2013

Great family day for $5

 For those of you who live in or are visiting the Calgary area, you won't want to miss out on this cheap day out with the family.  Spruce Meadows  is just 5 minutes south of Calgary off the 22X. Not only are there jumping horses but there are playgrounds, mini golf, and plenty of room to run and play.  We went during the week but I read on their website that from Friday to Sunday there are entertaining dog shows, pony and wagon rides.  On occasion, you will also find musical entertainment from various show bands.  The great part?  $5 for adults and kids under 12 are free. Free!  The boys and I enjoyed ourselves for three hours on $5.  So excited to have found this place.  We really got into the competition as well.  Bubblegum would cheer with hands up, "Yay horsie!!" 
The boys enjoyed the playground and all the international riders' children playing there. So many languages, I thought we were in another country. 

Every pocket of this park has something fun for the family. 

There wasn't a sign saying we were not allowed to climb the tree and I mean, the statue kids were climbing it so...

 I was unsure as to the "etiquette" of the audience during the competition.  The boys just couldn't resist the long grassy hill.  Just in case, I made sure they were at the top of the hill, sitting quietly when the horses passed us.  They turned that into a fun game. "Ruuuun! The horse is coming!" 

I loved how the boys applauded along with the crowd after each horse and "oohed" when the horse made a jump fault. 

Did I mention there is free parking?

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