Category Archives: Family activities

Family activities, fun & attractions

National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra review

Brooke (9), Samantha (7) and I were lucky enough to be invited to do a Family Tour of the National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra. The zoo’s motto is “A touching experience”, and we were soon to find out why… This quietly brilliant Canberra zoo, located just 10 minutes from Civic on Lady Denman Drive at Weston Creek, features animals from […]

Floriade 2014 – free, fun & a great family day out!

 Canberra Floriade 2014 is now open and as beautiful as ever – and on a bright sunny day, who can resist its allure? Not us! I grabbed the kids, and we went a-Floriade-reviewing…. Floriade is on again, and if ever you needed an excuse to make the drive down from Sydney to Canberra, Floriade is […]

Closed – Win a Taronga Zoo Family Pass for the school holidays!

Check out the spring babies at Taronga Zoo these September school holidays! And 5 families get to go to the zoo on us, thanks to Taronga Zoo! Spring has certainly sprung at Taronga Zoo, Sydney with new babies popping up all over the place – and there are some rather unexpected additions to the zoo coming […]

Let’s Go Mum reviews… Dora’s Pirate Adventure!

What a fantastic time we had today at Dora’s Pirate Adventure Live Show! The Canberra Theatre was packed with an excited sea of children, ranging in age from babies and toddlers right up to pre-schoolers and school-aged kids, along with their accompanying mums, dads, grandmas, grandpas…it was a truly a family affair! We had seen a Dora Live show previously, so we knew we were in for […]

Let’s Go Mum reviews… Sea World!

We all had such a great time on our recent visit to Sea World – I’d have to say that it is an absolute MUST for families visiting the Gold Coast, Queensland! I had already planned a trip to Sea World before they very kindly invited us to review it – and I already had one must-do in mind that Sea World is […]

Sea World, Movie World & Dreamworld in just 1.5 days!

We were very lucky to be invited to review all three of the big theme parks on our recent Gold Coast holiday – Sea World, Dreamworld and Movie World. The only problem was, we didn’t have all that much free time. So which theme park should we pick? The kids and I discussed it, and we all agreed – we should somehow squeeze in all […]

Let’s Go Mum reviews… Movie World!

We had such fun at Warner Bros. Movie World on our recent Gold Coast theme park trip! Only a twenty minute drive from our Gold Coast hotel (you can read our Jupiters Hotel review here), Movie World is clearly sign-posted from the Pacific Motorway, and it’s a breeze to park. Although we strategically (ha ha) went […]

Let’s Go Mum reviews… Dreamworld in half a day

Dreamworld’s motto is simple – “Happiness” They certainly got that right! We were very excited to be invited to review Dreamworld on our recent trip to the Gold Coast. We’d already heard that Dreamworld was Australia’s most popular theme park, and so were expecting big things – we weren’t to be disappointed! The drive to Dreamworld from our Broadbeach […]

Let’s Go Mum reviews… Disney On Ice!

Disney on Ice is fast-becoming a family tradition for us – our first show was last year, and everyone had such fun, not going again this year was quite out of the question! Lucky for us we had been invited to the show and after-party, however we certainly would have gone to see the show […]

School holiday idea – Skating in the City review

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Part of the fun of having kids is the chance to revisit childhood activities when the kids eventually grow old enough to actually do fun stuff – bring on the ice skating! Open-air winter ice skating rinks bring the fun family sport of ice skating right to you. Head on in to the Canberra city centre of Civic, and you can […]

School holiday ideas – Madame Tussauds, Sydney

This week I took my single parent family to Madame Tussauds, Sydney… The last time we were at Darling Harbour we visited the Sydney Aquarium and I had tried to talk the kids into visiting Madame Tussauds wax museum too, but they were just not interested. At the time, I thought it was pointless to waste […]