Fun family road trip activities

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1Jul
crayola doodle magic

Fun Family Road Trip Activities Brought to you by Crayola. It’s holiday time again and next week, I’m taking my boys to visit a friend just a little way up the road, but long enough that my boys might start to get more than a bit restless. So I’ve been on the hunt for some things to take that will…

The Spirit of Tasmania

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26May
the spirit of tasmania

  ‘Slow’ travel:  The ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ adventure   I’m getting seriously itchy feet, so much so, that I’ve just collected a few travel brochures to cut up for my vision board. There are a few places on my bucket list I’ve never been to, but there are also places I can’t wait to return to. Slow travel- conscious, community-minded,…

SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sydney

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21Jul
sea life aquarium

Our visit to SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sydney With thanks to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium for hosting us! Last week, Ned, Jack, and I had the pleasure of visiting the SEA LIFE Aquarium located at Darling Harbour in the city. I have a bit of history with aquariums. You may or may not know that my dad is quite well known…

Games for trips in the car

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4Jul
games for trips

Photo source Games for trips in the car It is holiday time and we are heading off to Sydney to visit family. As I will also be attending a conference while I’m there, we are going by car. Which means 10 long hours on the road…..with no ipad or in-car dvd player to keep my boy amused. So, it’s time…

The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich Queensland

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31Oct

This past weekend, my mum and dad and I took Ned to see the Miniature Model Railways exhibition at the Ipswich Workshops Rail Museum.  There were special activities on offer to support the model trains displays including hammering and construction tables, books and puzzles, a miniature ride-on steam train and a Bob the Builder Show.  And then there was the museum…

Perth Zoo, admission prices and opening hours

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29Sep

The smartest thing we did when we entered the Perth Zoo was hiring a tow wagon (approximately $15 I recall.)  We actually weren’t very smart at all and walked right by, but just a few minutes up the small incline and we realised it would be a worthy investment indeed for our little boy so we backtracked and paid up….

Seaworld Castaway Bay Climbing Net Playground

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22May

How cool is this? I just wanted to jump in there- never mind the kids! The right hand side is definitely for the big kids, or the young at heart! These rope bridges and chutes were pretty high! But on the left side, there was the most fantastic playground of slides, climbing nets, places to jump through, slide through, slip…

New Farm Park children’s adventure playground, Brisbane

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27Apr

Last week, on a day that threatened rain, we took the chance and a group of Moondew families traipsed up to Brisbane.  (It had been a while in the planning, and we kept getting rained, or flooded, out!) For the children, the big thrill was in catching both the train AND a ferry boat down the river. Gold Coast children…

The All-Abilities Playground at Broadbeach

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14Mar

Our local council continues to invest in new playgrounds. Gosh, how I love this council and what they are doing for ‘community’. Yeah ha! Today, I met some friends at the new All-Abilities playground next to Kurrawa Surfclub. (For those of you planning a Gold Coast holiday, Kurrawa Surfclub is beachside in front of the Oasis Shopping Centre- 500 metres…

The Abbey Tournament Medieval Festival at Caboolture

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22Jul

Last weekend, we visited the Abbey Tournament Medieval Festival. It is held on the purpose built site on Bribie Island road, where the Abbey Museum of Medieval History is also located.  I have always wanted to go, but for about the last 8 years, my annual conference has clashed with the dates so this year, off we went.   In…

What’s on at the Mary Poppins Festival in Maryborough

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12Jul

The Mary Poppins Festival occurs once a year in the Qld country town of Maryborough, about 350km north of our town.  It is held in Queens Park, a lovely grassland area that runs adjacent to the Mary River (named after another famous Mary) and the town centre.  This park was a gorgeous sight to see, filled with its own minature…