The big family trip

Fly through sky

After a year of saving hard and approximately 6 hours of careful planning (doesn't life have a way of getting on top of you!?), we are off on our big family trip. Flying up-up-up and away on our dream Intro-to-Europe family trip. A week in Paris A week in London Christmas in Bruges Amsterdam 2 days at Disneyland Paris (What can I say? ...

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Perth hidden places for kids | Lesmurdie Falls

Lesmurdie Falls National Park

By Suburban Sonnet At the beginning of spring, excited by the prospect of a bit of sunshine, we jumped in the car and headed to Lesmurdie Falls. It is part of Lesmurdie Falls National Park but is only a 30 minute drive from Perth's CBD and right on the edge of residential Lesmurdie – there are houses immediately across the road from the car ...

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Mildura hidden places for kids | The Perry Sandhills

Midura hidden places for kids | The Perry Sandhills

By Sophie Appleby The Perry Sandhills is an enchanting natural wonder, one of those places that takes you over 40,000 years back in time.  A seemly endless expanse of some 400 acres of drifting sand dunes, home to mega fauna fossils, an abundance of native bird life and a picturesque spot for a picnic and a play in the sand. Located about 30km ...

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10 places I’d rather take my kids to than Disneyland

Fiji warrior kid

At the end of the year we are setting off on our first big, gigantic really, amazing family holiday. We're going to Europe to track down a white Christmas! Every time I think about it, I feel like I'm going to wet my pants with excitement. I think part of the joy of a holiday like this is in the planning. Some days I am so immersed in plotting ...

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Weekend Rewind | The Burrows of Berry

The Burrows of Berry

Hello and yay! Did you miss the Rewind? I know I did! It's nice to be back and hello to both new and 'old' readers and linkers. You're not old-old, of course. Just... established. We're established rewinders. I think the best way to sum up what I've been up to since we paused the Rewind is to tell you that I spent half of it sick and the other ...

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Tasmania hidden places for kids | Cradle Mountain

Cradle mountain hidden place to stay - shhhh

By Michelle Crawford What the heck?! Everyone knows Cradle Mountain, it’s the Mona Lisa of National Parks… queues, traffic jams, shuttle buses, overflow carparks, thousands of visitors jostling for an uninterrupted view of Dove Lake and elbowing past each other on the track.  So why am I even mentioning this place in an article called Hidden ...

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Brisbane hidden places for kids | Walkabout Creek

Walkabout Creek Brisbane

By Robyna from The Mummy & the Minx When I think about taking my kids to see animals in Brisbane and greater surrounds, I immediately think about Australia Zoo, Sea World or Lone Pine. All great places, all great days out. But none are cheap and all are a good distance out of the CBD.   Luckily there are some great places, closer to town ...

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Melbourne hidden places for kids | Street art walking tour

Hidden places for kids in Melbourne: Melbourne Street Art

By Kate Nelson | meetoo My six year old happens to be studying street art this term at school which gave us the perfect excuse to head into Melbourne’s CBD for our own walking tour of some of the best street art in the world.  We visited a few spots that I was already familiar with and I also did a quick google before we set off to see if there ...

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Blue Mountains hidden places for kids | Katoomba Cascades

Hidden places for kids - Katoomba Cascades

By Christine Knight The Blue Mountains is full of secret walks and waterfalls, just waiting to be discovered. Our favorite place to take our preschooler is Katoomba Cascades, a small waterfall on a trail that starts at Katoomba Falls Park, on Cliff Drive. The short 300 metre walk down to the falls takes about 15 mins, making it the perfect ...

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Perth hidden places for kids | Ellis Brook Reserve

Hidden places for kids | Perth

By Tash from Little Bit of Thyme  Tucked in the foothills, in Perth, is a well-kept secret.  Ellis Brook Reserve and the Sixty Foot Falls. Over the weekend, we headed there to have a picnic lunch with the kids, and make the most of the still lovely autumn weather. Ellis Brook is part of the Banyowla Regional Park and has a great track which is ...

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