• Kenilworth Farmstay Llama
    Queensland,  Sunshine Coast

    A Fun Kenilworth Farmstay – Kenilworth Homestead

    Our family recently spent an amazing weekend at Kenilworth Homestead, located less than two hours north of Brisbane in the Mary Valley region of the Sunshine Coast. Young children love nothing more than to get up close and personal with animals – so we are often seeking accommodation options at local farms to visit with our son. This Kenilworth farmstay is a family destination for camping. If you’re looking for accommodation that is a little unique – Kenilworth Homestead offers vintage caravans for hire. We gave this option a go on our stay. In this post we provide you with everything you need to know about Kenilworth Homestead, including accommodation…

  • Maiala Bushwalks Greenes Fall Track
    Brisbane,  Queensland

    Maiala Bushwalks – D’Aguilar National Park

    The Maiala bushwalks are located amongst the spectacular Mt Glorious bushland, in D’Auguilar National Park. They are the closest rainforest walks to Brisbane, located 19 km and 45 minutes north west of the CBD. The region was the first area of D’Aguilar Range to become classified as a National Park in 1930, and it is now a popular family-friendly location on weekends. Several bushwalking tracks commence from the Maiala recreational reserve which features an expansive picnic area, wood barbeques and bathroom facilities. The Rainforest Circuit, Cypress Grove Track and Greenes Falls Track start at the carpark. On the other side of Mt Glorious Road the Western Window and Westside Tracks…

  • Thunderbird Park entrance
    Gold Coast,  Queensland

    Thunderbird Park with a Toddler

    Thunderbird Park at Mount Tamborine is all about adventure. Surrounded by beautiful bushland, and offering many activities to challenge and excite, it is a popular destination in the great south east. But with so many activities geared towards school aged children, parents are likely to wonder if a visit to Thunderbird Park with a toddler or pre-schooler is worthwhile. Is there enough for them to do, or will they be too little to participate in the activities? Are the amenities suitable? Will you be overun by school groups? We visited Thunderbird Park with our two year old and here are our thoughts. Accommodation options at Thunderbird Park Thunderbird Park offers…

  • Kumbartcho Sanctuary Fairy Garden
    Brisbane,  Queensland

    Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Eatons Hill

    Get outside, take a walk and discover a magical fairy land at Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Eatons Hill. This sanctuary was once a zoo, and is located on 6 hectares of bushland, 30 minutes north of Brisbane CBD. Alden and I visited this hidden gem recently after hearing about it from our neighbour. First we set off on a scenic walk past a large dam, spotting plenty of wildlife on the way. The bushland is home to many native creatures including koalas, snakes, frogs, turtles, butterflies, possums and of course brush turkeys. A magical fairy village We followed the signs to the Fairytale trail where we found a magical village filled with…

  • Curtis Falls Mount Tamborine
    Gold Coast,  Queensland

    Mount Tamborine Walks with Kids

    One of our favourite pastimes is bushwalking. Taking a scenic hike through nature can be incredibly satisfying – our hard work is rewarded by the views, and at the end of the day we sleep so much better after the activity and fresh air.  Luckily for us, little man loves to hop in the child carrier (“back pack!” he says) and come along for the ride.  On a recent camping trip we trialed two Mount Tamborine walks which are suitable for the whole family. Cedar Creek Falls The Cedar Creek section of Tamborine National Park offers a track with spectacular views the whole way. The walk ends at Cedar Creek…

  • Walkabout Creek
    Brisbane,  Queensland

    Eight Reasons to visit Walkabout Creek

    The Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre and Enoggera Reservoir make the perfect combination for a family outing. Located at The Gap, on the edge of D’Aguilar National Park, this wildlife centre and outdoor recreational facility provide an opportunity to learn about our native animals and then get active and explore the local bushland! Here are eight great reasons to visit the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre and Enoggera Reservoir today… 1. It’s an affordable day out We keep coming back to the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre because it’s so close to home and lots of fun. The centre itself is relatively small but great value for money. Entry is only $7.70 for…

  • Lyell Deer Sanctuary
    Brisbane,  Queensland

    Lyell Deer Sanctuary – Mount Samson

    If you’re searching for a fun, relaxed and affordable weekend activity with the kids, we couldn’t recommend the Lyell Deer Sanctuary more! We had driven past the road sign pointing out this family attraction on our way to Dayboro in April and are so glad we finally made the time to visit. It was such a great find that we immediately wanted to tell everyone about it! We visited the sanctuary on a Saturday morning and there were already quite a few cars parked out the front, suggesting it’s a popular place to visit. We wandered in to discover a friendly, casual atmosphere and stunning bush surroundings. Little man got…

  • Snow4Kids snowball fight
    Brisbane,  Queensland

    It’s snowing at Southbank! Snow4Kids 2018

    There obviously isn’t much opportunity to see snow in the sunshine state. So when we heard Snow4Kids was coming to Brisbane for the school holidays we didn’t waste any time booking our tickets online! We headed to the Southbank Piazza on Sunday afternoon, all rugged up and ready to play. Alden had some company with his cousins joining the fun. As we arrived we headed straight over to a huge pile of snow – there were props and spades and tools for making snowballs. The children got straight to work building snowmen. Next we were ready for some tobogganing! There were two sets of toboggan runs – suiting kids of…

  • Raven Street Reserve Chermside
    Brisbane,  Queensland

    Play Walk and Learn at Raven Street Reserve

    We had driven past the entrance to the Raven Street Reserve many times, completely unaware of what this bushland park offered. After catching a glimpse of the playground one day we decided to stop in. We were surprised to find the Reserve also contains the Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, a Senses Trail, and lovely picnic areas. The Downfall Creek Centre was closed on the Friday we visited. It is open Monday to Thursday 9 am to 4 pm and includes displays about the area’s flora and fauna and the importance of environment preservation. When we arrived to the park we followed signs which lead us to the Senses Trail. A…

  • Dayboro Anzac Day march

    ANZAC Day in Dayboro

    We will remember them, lest we forget. As the Ode of Remembrance reminds us, it’s important to pass on the message of ANZAC day to our children. Each year we spend the day as a family and reflect on the courage and sacrifice our servicemen and women made for us. As our son gets older we will teach him the significance of the day and its traditions. One day he may wear his Father’s medals and be proud of what they stand for. Every year we attend a service and watch the veterans march, wherever we may be. This year we decided to spend ANZAC Day in Dayboro. This small…