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 to explore with kids. Encompassing a variety of habitats and nature play experiences throughout the state, you’re certain to find the perfect adventure for your…

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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 other commodities for people all…

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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 the beach and we all…

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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 easily could have been prevented. Thankfully…

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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 the sun!) and will only…

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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 barefoot isn’t just an essential…

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