Top 6 places to visit with kids on Phillip Island

Phillip Island has become one of my favourite places to take the kids for a family-friendly weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. And with school holidays here (and the warmer Spring weather!), what better to enjoy nature than on this beautiful island! It really has so many wonderful things to offer, including

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DIY WInter Lanterns

DIY Children’s Winter Solstice Lantern

Winter Solstice is here and what better way to celebrate than with this DIY lantern project! Winter solstice is celebrated as the shortest day of the year and the longest night. In the Southern Hemisphere, this is the June solstice and this year, winter solstice is on Thursday 21st June 2018. The event is celebrated with various rituals,

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Child Friendly Bush Walks Victoria

15 Kid Friendly Bush Walks in Victoria

What makes a great outdoor adventure for kids? Trees? Rocks? Beaches? Nature play? Wildlife? Yes, yes, yes! We have all these and more covered in our list of must-do bush walks and nature play spaces for kids. Encompassing a variety of habitats and nature play experiences throughout the state, you’re certain to find the perfect

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25 Activities to do with your child for EARTH DAY!

Image Muka Portraits How can you help? How can you help build an awareness of sustainability and reduce the amount of plastic ending up in landfill and in our oceans? Simply by stopping to use plastic wherever possible. Currently, about 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year to make bags, bottles, packages, and

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Explore the Mornington Peninsula with Kids

  We are back in the Mornington Peninsula . . it was the first destination on our travels over a year ago and this time we are in Flinders house and dog sitting for two weeks. I have to say, I am absolutely in love with the Peninsula! Last night we attended the Flinders Community Picnic on

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River Water Safety with Kids

Trigger warning: The following article may cause distress for some readers with past distressing experiences in water. Please exercise caution in reading this article and seek support if required. Today I watched a 5 year old boy almost drown in a waterhole. It scared me both as a parent, and as a swim instructor, because it so

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Snake Safety in the Bush with Kids

Snakes are simply a part of the Australian bush and there seems to be more and more sightings of snakes near creeks and on bike paths where families tread regularly. But as much as we might fear them, snakes aren’t out there waiting to attack us. They are generally doing their own thing (basking in

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Child Barefoot

5 Reasons why you should let your child go barefoot

Remember those carefree, barefoot days of summer? The soft grass beneath your feet? The warm sand between your toes? And, yes, even the occasional stone or twig pricking the underside of your feet uncomfortably! When was the last time your children went barefoot outside? When was the last time you did? Recent research suggests going

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Tooronga Falls Noojee

5 Must See, Kid Friendly Places to Visit in Noojee!

  A few months ago, we spent a month living in Noojee and although we initially had no idea where Noojee was at first, we were amazed as it's beauty and that it had so many wonderful walks and places of interest to offer. If you are looking for a nice Sunday drive with the

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redwood forest dragons nest

Dragon nests at Redwood Forest, Warburton!

If you are looking for somewhere out of Melbourne to spend the day with your kids and don’t mind a drive, then head to the magnificent Redwood Forest in Warburton. Absolutely magical is how I would describe this forest! We’ve visited many National Parks but the Redwood Forest in Warburton is a stand out because

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