Zeke Tsoi , 10.
Zeke Tsoi , 10. Cordell Richardson

Multi-million dollar playground a new holiday attraction

IPSWICH kids have been waiting patiently for the opening of Orion shopping centre's new multi-million adventure playground.

Orion shopping centre new playground. Keira McDowall with Ari, 6 months and Tobias , 3.
Keira McDowall with Ari, 6 months and Tobias , 3. Cordell Richardson

Today, just in time for the school holidays, their wishes have been granted.

Orion shopping centre new playground. Zara himmelreich, 1.5.
FUN TIMES: Zara Himmelreich, 1, was one of the first to have a go on the new kids' playground at Orion shopping centre. Cordell Richardson

Local kids and their parents were the first to put the new attraction through its paces yesterday.

Orion shopping centre new playground. Christie Dinkelaar with Daniel, 1.
Christie Dinkelaar with Daniel, 1. Cordell Richardson

The redeveloped playground is four times the size of the original, and features a merry-go-round, climbing nets, in-built trampolines, swings, and a parkour-inspired obstacle course.

Orion shopping centre new playground. Charito Majzner with Clara, 4.
Charito Majzner with Clara, 4. Cordell Richardson