• 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…

  • The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum

    I must admit I didn’t expect too much from a museum about trains but we had heard good things about The Workshops Rail Museum. When our Saturday morning swimming class was cancelled one weekend we decided to visit Ipswich and see what all the fuss was about. The museum’s website recommends you put aside at least three hours for your visit and they aren’t wrong! We ended up spending the good part of a day here and pushed right past nap time because we were having so much fun. Little man was so exhausted by the time we had finished that he fell asleep before we’d left the car park.…

  • Gold Coast,  Queensland

    Paradise Country

    Paradise Country is one of four Village Road Show theme parks on the Gold Coast. It features Australian wildlife, farm animals and outback demonstration shows. We visited in August when little man was almost a year old.  Like many children this age, he was fascinated with animals so this was a big drawcard. Paradise Country offers a Farmstay experience and includes various camping and glamping options. We were keen to take little man on his first camping trip.  The beauty of Paradise Country is

  • Oaks Oasis Waterpark
    Queensland,  Sunshine Coast

    Oaks Oasis Caloundra

    We loved Caloundra so much we visited twice in almost as many months. In December we stayed at Kings Beach with little man’s big brothers to celebrate their 18th birthday and high school graduation. When we returned it was just with our youngest and we were all about the playgrounds and water parks. Oaks Oasis seemed like the obvious choice! Accommodation at Oaks Oasis Oaks Oasis offers apartment options for families of various sizes. For our short getaway, we booked a one bedroom executive apartment. Travelling with a toddler rules out studio rooms as viable accommodation if you want to stay up past their 6 pm bedtime. This apartment fit…