Greater Springfield to Hold ‘Welcoming the Babies’ Ceremony at Robelle Domain

Whilst babies are a blessing, becoming a parent carries huge responsibilities. Every year, Greater Springfield recognises the significant role of parents in raising members of the community as new babies under 18 months are received with open arms in the annual “Welcoming the Babies” ceremony.  

The event, which takes place on Sunday, the 8th of Sept. 2019, has moved to a bigger venue at the Robelle Domain Parklands on Southern Cross Circuit. As a large community affair, families are enjoined to bring every member to witness the ceremony — from siblings to grandparents, to aunts or uncles or cousins. 

“We’re expecting a big turnout from the local community and I’m looking forward to welcoming our newest little arrivals,” Milton Dick, the Federal ALP MP for Oxley said.

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New babies and their parents who have registered for this event will receive a certificate, a commemorative photo, and a goodie bag. Registration is free and parents need to bring a printed or digital copy of their ticket as validation.

After the ceremony and the photo-op, families and guests may enjoy and learn from the activities and learning sessions scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the stalls of the different participating organisations, such as:

The Ipswich City Council Libraries will have a special corner for storytime with the kids whilst Revive Yoga will conduct a baby yoga class. Toddlers and big kids will also have their own area for playdough and crafting. 

Meanwhile, Smartie Pants the Clown will be going around the venue to amuse kids and kids at heart with his balloon tricks. 

For enquiries and further assistance, phone (07) 3447 9300.

Take a Plunge into Greater Springfield’s Orion Lagoon for an Unforgettable Summer Experience

Is the summer heat taking a toll on you and your family? Well, don’t sweat it because this local water park is just waiting for you and your family to make a great, big splash!

The Orion Lagoon, a.k.a. Springfield Water Park, at the Robelle Domain parkland is deemed to be a water paradise for all. They offer various and extensive interconnected pools that are suitable for all ages. Plus, there is no longer a need for you to bring and treat your family to an expensive summer getaway because admission here is free!

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Why not consider taking a plunge into the 50-metre lap pool, or cool off at the 600-millimetre deep sculpture pool? Toddlers may also play and do water activities at the extended part of the lagoon — having a low depth of 300 millimetres with stepping stones and water squirts that are designed for the little ones.

Providing fun is not the only priority of the lagoon. The safety of all the guests is also of paramount importance. Lifeguards at the water park are on duty at all times; however, parents or guardians of children below 13 years are advised to supervise them whilst in the water.


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If you prefer to relax and unwind by simply reading a book, or by savouring good food instead of bathing and playing around the waterpark, the area also has covered picnic tables and chairs, air-conditioned cafes, and restaurants that you may want to try out.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to make unforgettable memories with your family this summer only at the Robelle Domain’s Orion Lagoon!


The Orion Lagoon is located at 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central.

Operating Hours:

  •  Summer (1 September – 31 March): 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Winter (1 April – 31 August): 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fun-filled Fridays at Springfield Markets

Every first Friday of every month from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Robelle Parklands in Springfield holds the Springfield Markets.

It’s the perfect place to be on Friday afternoons. There are plenty of stallholders selling multicultural dishes, making it a good spot for your TGIF nights.

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For foodies who are looking for local produce, these are also available here. The freshest ingredients along with imported goods and groceries, quality meat and dairy products are all here.

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It’s not just about food, though! There are also homewards and other handmade products that you can’t find anywhere else.

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The market also plays host to various local artists and designers selling their items such as clothes and other unique finds.

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One of the best things about this market is its location. If you’re bringing your kids with you, you can keep them entertained because of the shaded playground and waterpark.