Category Archives: School Holidays Ideas

School holiday ideas – take the kids for a spin on the Melbourne Star

Are you running out of school holiday ideas for things to do with the kids? If you’re in Melbourne, why not give the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel a whirl? Here’s our family review of the Melbourne Star…  During a recent trip to Melbourne we found ourselves with a spare afternoon on our hands, so we decided to catch a tram […]

School holiday ideas – Old Melbourne Gaol – a family review!

With school-holiday-boredom looming after Christmas and New Years, we parents need to find some fun activities for the family to do together – fast! In our Old Melbourne Gaol review, we’ll show you what’s fun – and what to avoid with young kids! It’s time to find some easy school-holiday outings to entertain the whole family. The Old Melbourne Gaol has long been a […]

Where can I hold a koala? Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary!

If you are going to the Gold Coast, don’t forget to visit this classic Aussie wildlife park – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary! We had just headed off in our hire car from Coolangatta Gold Coast Airport at the start of our holiday, when we saw the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Luckily our morning was free, and we just […]

5 free, fun Christmassy things to do in Melbourne with kids!

We set out on a quest to find some Christmas fun in Melbourne – and found that there are some magical family Christmas experiences that you shouldn’t miss – and don’t cost a cent! Melbourne is the perfect place to be in at Christmas-time. Now that the kids are on school holidays, it’s time to head into the city to experience some […]

Win 1 of 3 family passes to Spot On Children’s Festival shows and films!

Win have 3 x family passes to different Spot On Children’s Festival shows and films to give away! The school holidays are coming around again, and there’s so much going on in Sydney at the Spot On Children’s Festival! Single parent discounts Riverside Theatres in Parramatta is offering special reduced prices to single parent families to […]

Movie World for the under-10yos – our Aussie family review!

Warner Bros. Movie World is indeed Hollywood on the Gold Coast! Here’s how we did Movie World with 2 under-10yos….  We had a great fun time at Warner Bros. Movie World – this is the essential theme park visit for every Gold Coast holiday… Twenty minutes drive from Surfers Paradise, Movie World is easy to find – just follow the […]

Dreamworld for young children – our Australian family review!

Dreamworld proves time and again of its ability to entertain all ages really well. There’s a new World especially for young children, as well as some great options for older children. Here’s how our family ‘did’ the Dreamworld rides with two under-ten-year-olds… Of the big three Gold Coast major theme parks, Dreamworld is the theme park of choice for most hard-core ride thrill-seekers – but […]

Sea World’s NEW Creatures of the Deep – a family review

We just visited Sea World’s Creatures of the Deep – a fantastic new attraction for families… Our family had a fabulous day at Sea World exploring the brand-new interactive attraction – Creatures of the Deep! Creatures of the Deep is a fun, educational (but don’t tell the kids that!) adventure-filled discovery trail of present, prehistoric and mythical sea creatures. We […]

The 4 big Sydney family attractions – ranked from best to worst!

Are you heading into Sydney City for the school holidays? Perhaps you’re wondering where to go and what to see? Here’s a round-up of top attractions according to the Sydney 5-Attraction Pass – and the wow factor for kids. Here’s what’s hot – and what’s not! We test-ran a Sydney 5-Attraction Pass that gave us […]

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Sydney Opera House

Here’s a great July school holidays idea – take the kids to see Snugglepot and Cuddlepie! We’ve just been to see the fabulous Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Live Show, now playing at the Sydney Opera House. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce a whole new generation of Australian children to the charm and wonder of this May […]

Sydney Opera House Junior Tour

Looking for something different to do with the kids these school holidays? Take them to the Opera House for a behind-the-scenes Junior Tour! We were lucky enough to be invited to try out the Opera House Junior Tour – what a great way to entertain and educate the kids during the school holidays! Running for an […]

Win a family pass to Hi-5 House of Dreams – tickets to 4 show locations to be won!

Win a family pass to the Hi-5 House of Dreams show – tickets to 4 show locations to be won! Hi-5 Presents House of Dreams Australian Tour Join Hi-5 and friends for a brand new national tour Dream big this June and July school holidays join Hi-5 in their brand new Australian stage show, Hi-5 House of Dreams, […]