Often when we think of a thing to do, we forget those things that are close and free. Roma Street Parklands is a simple walk from Roma Street Station and can be whatever type of visit you’d like. Leave your phone in your bag (or at home) and just wander through beautifully maintained natural spaces. There are a number of garden ‘rooms’, spaces that have a pathway them or a theme in their design. There are playgrounds for children, including a wheelchair swing, and small secretive spaces for a picnic. You can bring your own picnic, or you can purchase something at the café at the entrance to the station. There is usually something organised in the Parklands for families to enjoy together for free or very little money. In our photos, you can see the amazing light show that was installed for a Christmas journey through lights and fairy gardens.