Parents, the inevitable has arrived: school holidays start this weekend. But don’t be caught off guard, there’s plenty for the kids to do between now and 5 October.
Here’s our round up of a few activities in Australia and New Zealand that will keep the whole family entertained this spring.
Adults refer to Toowoomba as a mini-Melbourne or the ‘Garden City’. Only 1.5 hours drive from Brisbane, it’s an easy weekend destination for many Queensland and Northern NSW families.
But how do you get the kids excited about a weekend in a city they’ve never heard of? Here are some insider tips in the words of local kids Jasmine, Mary and Jorja. Read more about ‘Toowoomba – a local kid’s perspective’
Australia’s national parks have some of the most breath-taking sceneries, enriched history, and unique natural beauties. Taking a day trip with your children will surely entertain them, as well give you a chance to pry them away from the allure of iPads, iPhones and all things digital. Here are three of our favourite national parks to visit with the kids. Read more about ’3 national parks in Australia the kids will love’
The Queen’s Birthday long weekend is fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but it’s a rare chance for me to spend some quality time with my family and friends. A 3-day weekend means I can also plan a spontaneous trip. Here’s four fun activities I’m putting on my long weekend bucket list.
I’ve managed to take a few days off this Easter, and I’m looking forward to spending time with the family. I’ve had a look at some of the upcoming events on around the country and we are spoilt for choice for things to do!
My first word of advice to anyone setting off on a first flight with their kids is that children, like grown-ups, are all different and some are easier to fly with than others. So some of these tips may help, but the best advice I could give anyone is to prepare for the worst, be patient, and take deep breaths when it all starts to get too much.
My first flight with my eldest daughter (from Australia to the UK no less) involved no sleep whatsoever with a 9-month old baby speeding on Phenergan and smiling, chatting and waving to all passengers she could manage to trap into eye-contact.
My son, however, has an “off-switch”, which he can activate during any extended period of boredom and fall promptly asleep for as long as required.
So anyway, here we go. Read more about ‘Flying with kids’