Category Archives: Family activities

Family activities, fun & attractions

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village & Shipwrecked! Show Review

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village is waaay too well-kept a secret in the city of Warrnambool! I vaguely remembered a Shipwreck tourist centre a long time ago, but it has since developed into a really fantastic tourist attraction – and until we’d hit Port Campbell, we’d never even heard it referred to! Luckily, a friendly local […]

Stay & Play in the Cape Otway Lightkeeper’s House!

We had the pleasure of staying in the Head Lightkeeper’s House accommodation at the Cape Otway Lightstation during our recent Victorian road trip. This would have to be one of the most unique accommodation experiences on the Great Ocean Road, if not the whole of Australia… Cape Otway is located just ten minutes off the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, […]

Going back in time at Sovereign Hill gold mining village, Ballarat

We had a free day today in Ballarat and were invited to explore the Sovereign Hill outdoor museum! Sovereign Hill is a really fun and educational (but don’t tell the kids that!) day out with the family.  We had seen the Sound and Light show there last night, and were keen to explore this historical tourist park in daylight. Rest-assured, you are […]

Road Trip! Day 6 – Cape Otway – Lightstation – Dinosaur Dig

How lovely it was to wake up this morning to the peace and quiet of the Cape Otway Lightstation before the day tourists started arriving – and to see a lighthouse out of my bedroom window! We went over to the Cafe for a very tasty full cooked breakfast – poached eggs smothered in the most delectable mushrooms for me […]

Road trip! Day 2 – Glenrowan & Great Ocean Road…

Phew – what a day! Lots of fun for everyone, lots of driving for me – ah, the joys of being a single parent! We headed off from Wangaratta and straight to McDonalds drive-through to grab some drinks to chase down our hotel brekkie (I think I’m already putting weight on from all the hot breakfasts!), then […]

Road Trip! Day 1 – Dog on the Tucker Box, Gundagai & Wangaratta

Our feet were becoming itchy and the road was a-calling….time for a road-trip! With very loose plans formulating in my head, I pointed the car towards Victoria and set off down the Hume Highway with me (47), my mum (a lady never tells her age), Brooke (9) and Samantha (7) excitedly chatting – and although it’s been […]

Win! 7 family passes to Play School ‘Once Upon a Time’ concert

Do you have a Play School fan in your family? Have we got a competition for you! Kids Promotions in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is bringing everyone’s favourite children’s television show on a national concert tour with a new show for 2015 – ‘Once Upon a Time’. Children can turn the pages of […]

Jamberoo water theme park – a family review

With the summer school holidays in full swing I decided to cool the family off at Jamberoo Action Park – here is our ride-by-ride family guide! Jamberoo is a family water park, and a great fun way to spend a day! We headed off on our hour or so drive to Jamberoo with sunny skies, but by the time we […]

Australian War Memorial Canberra – is it good for kids?

 Today we spend the day at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra… The Australian War Memorial is a majestic museum – a place to remember Australia’s lost soldiers and commemorate their sacrifices in war. Here also is a multitude of rare war artefacts, displays and art works housed in a huge complex of galleries. But is this the kind of museum you’d […]

Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales review

We had a great time at the Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales show today! There’s still time to get your family some of that Disney magic as this amazing production tours Australia… The crowd was abuzz – Disney fans, from the tiniest toddler right up to the biggest kid (okay, us fanatical adults […]

Sky Zone Trampoline Park – not so family-friendly

Today we visited the Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Canberra – but found it more suited to teens than younger children… With the rain coming down in buckets and school holiday boredom fast setting in, I decided to take the kids, Samantha (7), Brooke (9), to try out one of the new Trampoline arenas that are popping up all […]

5 great reasons to visit Hong Kong Disneyland

We continue on our Theme-Park Odyssey…and reveal 5 great reasons why you should visit Hong Kong Disneyland… If you’ve always wanted to take the kids to Disneyland but it’s perhaps been a little out of your reach – either time or money-wise – Hong Kong Disneyland can be a great alternative choice over America – and here’s why…. 1. It’s […]