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.
No two days are the same for Siony, a housekeeper at Best Western Plus Garden City Hotel in Canberra. Siony can be assigned to a large business conference, refreshing the poolside bar and lounge or servicing guest rooms.
Eight hours after check-out, the phone call from a distressed mother came through to Best Western Central Motel & Apartments in Queanbeyan New South Wales. After travelling 700km, and checking into their next destination, the family’s road trip had suddenly turned sour; four-year-old Emily’s favourite teddy, the creatively-named Pink Ted, could not be found.
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’