The Baladna Park in Al Khor has become a favourite family and student destination, providing visitors with an array of attractions, rides and rich learning experiences.
From its thrilling zipline and bike rides to strolling around the floral garden, the Park serves as a haven for many residents in the country especially during the weekends.
“Apart from fun-filled activities such as bumper boat rides, we also enjoyed the educational part of the tour,” said Jonaden Carpentero, a grade 12 student from the Philippine School of Doha who joined their class field trip on Thursday.
“They showed us the process of milking the cows housed at ‘Farm One’, it’s really a good learning experience for students like me,” she stressed, adding that they were also given free fresh milk during the tour.
The Park also hosts various events and activities for all ages such as live entertainment and cultural shows, as well as mini festivals and gatherings, particularly during the winter.
The previous weeks witnessed several festivities taking place at the Park such as World Cancer Day, International Cultural Festival, and Interactive African Cultural Show, among other events.
Baladna shows visitors the process of milking the cows
A bird sanctuary attracts young visitors
Jonaden Carpentero and her schoolmate enjoying the bumper boat ride at Baladna Park
Residents also thronged the Park to take part in its National Sports Day celebration, featuring “Zumba Craze” aimed at promoting active and healthy lifestyle in the country.
Couples like Fergie and Chaine Dimaano echoed Carpentero’s statement saying the Park fascinates a large number of families and children with its many exciting offerings – a great place to spend the weekend outside Doha.
“Our daughter Kaliya enjoyed feeding the rabbits during our visit. She likes seeing different kinds of birds and animals at the mini zoo,” Fergie added.
Pony rides and group biking also attract several visitors besides games and other extreme activities such as the rope course and wall climbing.
While the Park is an hour drive from the main city, many residents describe the entire journey as “an adventure in itself, short but relaxing.”
Baladna also continued its outdoor cultural festival last month, showcasing live traditional Irish dance performances on stage.
Visitors can also dine in a number of restaurants, tea stalls and eateries at the Park, offering various hot and cold drinks, which include milk and yogurt.
Entry fee is pegged at QR35 and free for children under 3 years old.