A local dad has discovered an unbeatable winter life hack at Bunnings, claiming it has revolutionised the way he interacts with his children. Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle, Macleod man Paul Collins revealed that to avoid cabin fever at home on a miserable winter’s day he takes his kids to Bunnings for a family outing and to let them loose on the indoor playground.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle, Collins said, “You know how it is, especially during school holidays in winter. Cabin fever is a real thing. The kids just go crazy at home, and I’m not willing to brave one of those feral indoor play centres, or the one at Greensy Plaza. So we load the kids into the car, head to the nearest Bunnings, and Bob’s your uncle! There’s normally a café right next door, so I can grab a coffee, lock the kids into the playground, and then sit down on one of the outdoor settings and pretend I don’t have kids for half an hour or so.”

Collins said he was so enamoured with the innovative life hack that he’s even starting inviting friends to the Bunnings café for catch ups. He said, “It’s so hard to find a time and venue to meet up with friends these days. Take the kids to a café and they run amok. But Bunnings has it all mate, so we’ve had a few catch ups there now. Our friends were sceptical at first, but now they’re all on board!”