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The Holidays with Kids team is forever on the lookout for the best family-friendly getaways and great travel ideas to share with our readers. Here, you'll find hot tips, unique trips and the fantastic places to eat, play and stay that we discover in our travels. Enjoy!

4 Top Tips for visiting Disneyland California with kids

Snowflakes, Palmtrees & Pretzels has all the top tips and tricks on how to make a family holiday to Disneyland Park California the best holiday ever.

Blogger: Snowflakes, Palmtrees & Pretzels Date: 19 September 2017

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors

As the weather begins to warm up, our native Australian animals begin to move. They’re out and about looking for water, a friend for mating season and adolescents from last season are becoming more confident in their exploring.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 19 September 2017

Jaw-Dropping Crocs in Tropical North Queensland

Have a Laugh on Me blogger Emily Toxward & family discover the best of Tropical North Queensland at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

Blogger: Have a Laugh on Me Date: 18 September 2017

Raving about Radisson Blu Resort Fiji

On the Fijian resort enclave of Denarau Island there are loads of perfectly manicured, luxe resorts for families, but it is the Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Resort that radiates with kids laughter.

Blogger: Together we roam Date: 15 September 2017

7 reasons to take kids to Tangalooma Island Resort

A short ferry ride off the coast of Brisbane lies the little slice of paradise that is Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island. Take the kids for a day trip or a family vacay that's all about relaxing, unwinding and connecting.

Blogger: Adventure, Baby! Date: 15 September 2017

Digital Detox at Drakesbad Guest Ranch, California

Completely off the grid for three days with our little family in a National Park. A digital detox. No phone, laptops, iPads, Wi-Fi or electricity. The simple life. Ironically, the first few hours felt far from simple, as I wrestled with the notion of how to go without all the conveniences of modern life (such as a kettle or microwave) to sterilise bottles for my formula-fed four-month-old baby in tow, not to mention how to stop myself from reaching for my phone to scroll through my Insta or Facebook feed. The struggle was real.

Blogger: Travel Tales Date: 14 September 2017

Test driving the Honda CR-V

Holidays with Kids hit the streets to test drive the Honda CR-V.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 13 September 2017

Grand Wailea, Maui is magnificent for families

This kid-friendly resort on Hawaii's Valley Isle, Maui, has something to please everyone in the family.

Blogger: Family Travel Blogger Date: 30 August 2017

7 tips on how to make adventure stress-free

With kids in tow, adventure travel can seem a little daunting. Read these handy hints and all members in the family will be daring to try something outside your comfort zone.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 29 August 2017

Winged wonders in Queensland's Kuranda

"My daughter and I were in awe of the flying beauties and could have stayed for hours at The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, 25km northwest of Cairns." - Have a laugh on me blogger Emily Toxward.

Blogger: Have a Laugh on Me Date: 29 August 2017

Indulging at the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Find out why the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is the ultimate family holiday destination from Have a laugh on me blogger Emily Toxward.

Blogger: Have a Laugh on Me Date: 28 August 2017

All Aboard the Forest Railway in Dwellingup

Not A Ballerina heads the little town of Dwellingup where she found her sons highlight of the holiday was definitely a trip on the Forest Railway, starting in Dwellingup and taking a couple of hours for the return journey.

Blogger: Not a Ballerina Date: 25 August 2017

Accessible fun at Seoul Grand Park

Smith's Holiday Road discovered Seoul Grand Park in the middle of a hot Seoul Summer. In Seoul they take the concept of a Children's Park to a whole new level.

Blogger: Smith's Holiday Road Date: 25 August 2017

Best free things to do in San Francisco with kids

Visiting any city in North American can get expensive, fast, and San Francisco is a particularly pricey place to visit. If you're on a tight budget there are still plenty of things to enjoy in the city without breaking the bank.

Blogger: Adventure, Baby! Date: 25 August 2017

Camping in style

Our newest Holidays with Kids blogger, Georgie Watts, gives us the low-down on her latest family glamping adventure.

Blogger: The Window Seat Date: 25 August 2017

7 Ski Tips: Helmets for Kids

Helmets save lives. Luckily, as far as kids are concerned, some of them can even be regarded as cool. Adults too should set an example and helmet-up. Here are 7 hard facts you should know.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 24 August 2017

Value family fun at the Holiday Inn Sydney Airport

Holiday Inn Sydney Airport is the perfectly convenient and stress-free start to your family holiday, not only due to its ideal location, but now with its latest offer: Park, Stay & Go.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 16 August 2017

10 reasons why Hamilton Island is perfect for families

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands, this picturesque island is a tropical playground for any family seeking rest, relaxation and exploration.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 16 August 2017

8 Snacks you must try at Disneyland Shanghai

Theme Parks are not always known for good food but Disneyland is not your typical theme park. Food at all the Disney parks is often themed, unique and delicious. Some of these must try snacks below are classics while some of these snacks you can't get at the other Disney Parks.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 16 August 2017

5 things to do with in Manila with kids

A visit to Manila can be a bit of wild ride with its insane traffic and steamy climate, but we found there's plenty of kid friendly food and fun to be found, indoors and out, in the Philippines bustling capital.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 15 August 2017

4 things to do with kids in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an exciting, vibrant city making it a feast for the senses and perfect to keep the kids entertained from morning to night.

Blogger: Snowflakes, Palm Trees & Pretzels Date: 14 August 2017

Meet the Quokkas

Christine Knight from Adventure, Baby! takes a trip to Rottnest Island to visit the happiest animal on earth!

Blogger:Adventure, Baby! Date: 15 August 2017

Falling in love with Fiji

Find out why the Aussie hotspot really is as good as it's cracked up to be.

Blogger:Together We Roam Date: 14 August 2017

Sydney Winter Weekend

Sydney’s sunshiny winter days are the perfect excuse to discover what the NSW capital has to offer.

Blogger:Snezana Belevska-Bennell Date: 8 August 2017

Mogul Ski World

Find out why Mogul Ski World are the #1 family snow holiday experts.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 8 August 2017

7 Ski Tips: Cool Creshes

Finding a good ski school for older kids is relatively easy but what about a resort that caters for babies? Here’s what you should look for before you take your snow babies on holiday.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 3 August 2017

5 reasons why families love Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

A group of familiar faces gathered around us to sing the Fijian farewell song Isa Lei, a tribute for every departing guest. Find out the 5 reasons your family will fall in love with Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 20 July 2017

Airlines' best family-friendly initiatives and products

What do you look for when planning and booking a flight? Coralie Parsons shares the best airline products and initiatives that may assist you when planning your next family adventure.

Blogger: Family Travel Blogger Date: 05 July 2017

Bustling Bribie Island with kids

Bribie Island is the only Moreton Bay Island you can drive to, but that's not the only feature that makes this picturesque spot unique. Both sides of the island offer something for swimmers, boaties, kayakers, fishers and native lovers.

Blogger: Have a Laugh on Me Date: 05 July 2017

Sunlover's new pontoon

Taking young kids out to the open waters of the Great Barrier Reef can be an anxious time for parents, but our trip with Sunlover Reef Cruises was anything but that. Our 5, 7, and 9-year-old were pumped to get on the massive boat that would take us out to Sunlover’s new pontoon at Moore Reef. With quite high winds we had a rather rough trip out, but staff were fabulous in assisting those feeling seasick, thankfully I had taken seasick tablets.

Blogger: Have a Laugh on Me Date: 05 July 2017

Beauty in the Blue

There’s no denying that going away with kids requires prodigious amounts of planning. As hard as we try, though, there are some things we can’t prepare for, like the traffic out of Sydney on a Friday night.

Blogger: Sigourney Cantelo Date: 04 July 2017

Marysville - BYO Dog

Have you ever stayed in a luxury hotel with your kids and your pet dog? We hadn't, but now that we have, there is no going back.

Blogger: Travel Tales Date: 04 July 2017

Fun for Kids at Cradle Mountain

Having spent close to 15 years at 12,000 metres, I have taken care of many families travelling on board long-haul flights, in every cabin of the aircraft. I now have a family of my own and we have been travelling both internationally and domestically for the past nine years. Here are my tips for surviving a long-haul flight with young children and enjoying a seamless flying experience.

Blogger: Snowflakes Palm Trees and Pretzels Date: 04 July 2017

12 Insider tips for a family-friendly long-haul flight

Having spent close to 15 years at 12,000 metres, I have taken care of many families travelling on board long-haul flights, in every cabin of the aircraft. I now have a family of my own and we have been travelling both internationally and domestically for the past nine years. Here are my tips for surviving a long-haul flight with young children and enjoying a seamless flying experience.

Blogger: Family Travel Blogger Date: 04 July 2017

10 Tips to keep warm when camping

NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust share their top 10 tips to keep warm when camping in winter.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 03 July 2017

5 Reasons to visit Whistler in summer

Our newest blogger, Coralie Parsons of Family Travel Blogger, shares her top 5 reasons to visit Whistler in summer.

Blogger: Family Travel Blogger Date: 03 July 2017

9 Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne keeps visitors pouring in with its array of kid-friendly cultural activities and events. gemma shipley shares some 2017 highlights.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 27 June 2017

60 Years of Thredbo

Here are just some of the reasons why Thredbo was voted the Best Family Resort in Australia in the 2017 HWK Ski and Snowboard Awards, writes Brodie Summers.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 27 June 2017

Cairns' Kuranda Scenic Railway with Kids

Our loco-mad kids couldn’t believe their luck when they were invited to hang with the train driver and have their photo taken. But welcoming staff and exceptional customer service are just two of the many reasons the Kuranda Scenic Railway experience is must see when visiting Cairns. Whether your children are train lovers or not, they’ll get a kick out of the 37km voyage through 15 hand-carved tunnels, 55 bridges and epic scenery including majestic waterfalls.

Blogger: Have a Laugh Date: 26 June 2017

Ten things I learnt spending a week in a camper van with three kids

1. If you are going to live in a camper for a week, New Zealand is the place to do it. I lost count of how many times I said “wow” at the amazing scenery. Around every corner is a greener hill, bluer water and the whitest clouds.

Blogger: Smiths Holiday Road Date: 22 June 2017

Five Reasons Why Canberra Is Tops For Kids

Australia’s capital city might seem a bit … dry, at first glance, to take the family for a vaycay. But let me assure you that Canberra has everything it takes to please all parties, from culture-seeking parents to picky tweens, restless toddlers and everyone else in between.

Blogger: Adventure Baby Date: 21 June 2017

Fraser Island Beauty Spots Tour

A 4WD is essential to traverse the sandy tracks for the spectacular natural sights of Fraser Island, if however driving the world’s largest sand island is not for you, there’s a way to see the best parts of Fraser without the fear of getting the family bogged in the soft golden sand. We took a Fraser Explorer Beauty Spots Tour, for stress-free sight seeing on Fraser Island with the kids.

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 16 June 2017

South Australia Family-friendly Activities

South Australia might be the driest state on the driest inhabited continent, but for the discerning traveller, this just means stunning desert landscapes, outback adventures to explore and a coastline lined with beaches that you can have all to yourself. Here, we look at the best places to take your family on your next holiday for something that little bit out of the ordinary.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 16 June 2017

10 most Instagrammed places in Oz

Have you ticked these Instagram favourites off your bucket list?

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 13 June 2017

Crossroads of adventure

Experience Australia at its most vibrant in this exciting NT town.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 13 June 2017

4 tips for Shanghai Disneyland

Make your visit to the newest and busiest Disneyland a magical and memorable one

Blogger: Snowflakes, Palm Trees & Pretzels Date: 6 June 2017

Setting sail at Gippsland Lakes

Travel Tales embarks on a family sailing adventure at Gippsland Lakes, Victoria.

Blogger: Travel Tales Date: 6 June 2017

Family fun at the Wonky Windmill Farm, Western Australia.

Not a Ballerina visits the Wonky Windmill Farm near Busselton, Western Australia for some fun for all ages.

Blogger: Not A Ballerina Date: 26 May 2017

Minion Park Opens at Universal Studios Japan

The mischievous Minions have found a new home at Universal Studios Japan.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 26 May 2017

Temples, Tuk Tuks and the Chiang Mai Riverside

They say that the people from the Northern Capital of Thailand are the friendliest. Perhaps they've used theIR 721-year history to perfect their manners or it could be the fresh mountain air and relaxed pace because we found the locals in Chiang Mai were exceptionally kind. After our Bangkok stop and the assault on our senses, we were grateful for the warm welcome to the former Lanna Kingdom.

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 19 May 2017

6 Reasons Why The East Hotel in Canberra is A Fab Place For Families

When it comes to hotels, there are plenty of options for accommodation in Canberra, but the East Hotel has long been our fave place to stay because it's incredible chic, as well as being so very, very family-friendly.

Blogger: Adventure, Baby! Date: 19 May 2017

Weekend country escape in the Upper Hunter

If you're looking for an adventure or a place to take your family for the weekend, look no further than the idyllic scenery of the Upper Hunter Country in New South Wales.

Blogger: Snezana Belevska-Bennell Date: 17 May 2017

More than an illusion at ArtVo

Have you ever dreamed of being a fairy princess and owning your own castle? What about riding on a romantic gondola in Venice? Meeting King Kong? Boxing with a kangaroo? Visiting Ayers Rock? Being chased by dragons, or for the more adventurous…how about wrestling a lion in the jungle or riding a 78-foot barrel wave?

Blogger: Travel Tales Date: 10 May 2017

Hot tips for visiting Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland is a magical place for both kids and adults. With these hot tips, you can make your experience even more magical than it would be already.

Blogger: Snowflakes, Palm Trees & Pretzels Date: 10 May 2017

Great value for families at Airlie Beach

Families have finally cottoned onto what backpackers have known for years, experiencing the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands need not cost a lot of money.

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 5 May 2017

Melbourne's Big Wheel

The Melbourne Star, The largest observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, turned three this month and offers a great insight into the City of Melbourne, night and day.

Blogger: Smith's Holiday Road Date: 5 May 2017

Exploring the Fremantle Esplanade area with kids

Not A Ballerina discovers why Fremantle Esplanade is a fantastic place to go when holidaying with kids.

Blogger: Not A Ballerina Date: 26 April 2017

More than shopping

Discover a world of family fun wherever you are in the USA. Simon Shopping Destinations are everywhere you go, with over 100 world-class locations across the States, in and around major destinations.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 21 April 2017

Top 5 with things to do with kids in Coron Island, Philippines.

Coron is one of more than 7,000 islands in the Philippines, and is the third largest island in the Palawan province's Calamian archipelago. In our opinion it's one of the best for a visit with kids, offering everything the Philippines is famous for in one fabulous family adventure smorgasbord.

Blogger: Mumpack Travel Date: 19 April 2017

Must-haves for travelling with toddlers

Family travel can be difficult; full of tears and tantrums – and that’s just the adults. Here, we have curated a list of toddler travel must-haves to make your next trip stress-free.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 19 April 2017

Scale new heights on the Gold Coast

If rock climbing is something your kids love or always wanted to try, Clip 'n' Climb on the northern end of the Gold Coast is totally worth a visit. It's located in the Game Over facility in Oxenford; a massive indoor centre that's also home to Go Karting, Laser Tag and a variety of other indoor activities.

Blogger: Have a Laugh on Me Date: 11 April 2017

Eight reasons to take kids to Perth

Adventure, Baby loves Perth! The capital of Western Australia, Perth is the perfect destination for a family holiday. With its low-key vibe, stunning weather and plenty to occupy the kids, Perth has got it all. In case you need a bit more convincing you to go, here are eight reasons to visit Perth that will have you booking your flights pronto.

Blogger: Adventure, Baby! Date: 7 April 2017

An Australian connection in Malaysia - the Lone Pine Penang.

It's always fabulous to find a property you love, especially when traveling with kids. At the Lone Pine in Batu Ferringhi, Penang, we found more than a luxury boutique resort, we also found an intriguing history that connects Malaysia and Australia.

Blogger: Mumpack Travel Date: 28 March 2017

Bunya Mountains is the perfect serene Family Escape

Friends were surprised at my excitement for our Bunya Mountains break, we weren't avid bush walkers (especially with a newborn in tow), but I knew something they didn't. Having visited the region before I knew the serenity was infectious, that it's the perfect escape, a place to unwind, to check out of the hustle and bustle of city life. It's a place where there's not much to distract from the scenic surrounds and where you can truly discover the meaning of family time.

Blogger: Mumapeel Date: 28 March 2017

Top 5 things to do with kids in Tokyo, Japan.

Smith's Holiday Road spent two weeks exploring amazing Tokyo with three young kids aged 10,7 and 4. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of things to do. Here are the top five fun experiences to enjoy with your kids that are a little outside the box.

Blogger: Smith's Holiday Road Date: 22 March 2017

Irresistibly innovative educational play in Sydney: Nubo Play in Alexandria

Boy Eats World discovers one of Sydney's newest and best educational and fun places to go with kids.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 22 March 2017

Finding our Shangri-La in Bangkok

Together We Roam discovers why Shangri-La Bangkok is the perfect sanctuary in Thailand's cosmopolitan capital.

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 21 March 2017

Movie magic at Universal Studios Singapore

I finally caved in to take eight-year old Rafferty and five-year old Marlo to Universal Studios Singapore. And I have to say, I don't know why I waited so long. It was, to use my kids' vernacular, 'Epic!'

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 14 March 2017

Bula to a babymoon in Fiji!

After a one-hour drive from Nadi airport in Fiji, we arrived at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, where we were pleasantly surprised and somewhat relieved to find it met all expectations of a tropical paradise – something you never know when booking from afar.

Blogger: Travel Tales Date: 14 March 2017

Wattamolla: One of Sydney's greatest treasures.

Just an hour and 15 minutes south of Sydney lays one of its greatest treasures and secrets - the Royal National Park. While there are numerous gorgeous spots to visit in the park, our favourite is the stunning Wattamolla Beach.

Blogger: Adventure, Baby Date: 10 March 2017

5 reasons kids will love Kobe, Japan

The city of Kobe is sometimes overlooked by visitors to Japan but given it is located so close to Kyoto, Nara and Osaka it is definitely a destination to consider - and what’s more, it has plenty of kid-friendly attractions.

Blogger: Not a Ballerina Date: 8 March 2017

Beach Camping with Kids

We stumbled upon The Broken Head Holiday Park by chance during a frantic attempt to get a camping site after the New Year period. Luck must have been on our side because we managed to secure four glorious nights at this much-sought after park 7km south of the world famous Byron Bay in Northern NSW.

Blogger: Have A Laugh On Me Date: 7 March 2017

5 things kids will love at Hawaii’s Aulani

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is where the beach and palm trees meet the magic and wonder of Disney. Created with families in mind this resort is all about having fun in the sun.

Blogger: Snowflakes, Palm Trees & Pretzels Date: 2 March 2017

Five reasons kids love to holiday on Carnival Spirit

Carnival Spirit is overflowing with so much next level fun for kids that it might just be Australia’s ultimate family cruise ship.

Blogger:Boy Eats World Date: 1 March 2017

Where to Stay When Visiting Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

A road trip to Dubbo to see the animals roaming free is a popular trip for many Aussie families. With a five-hour drive to get there however, you'll need to find a great place to stay - and we have several ideas to suit all budgets.

Blogger:Adventure, Baby Date: 28 February 2017

10 reasons to LOVE Club Med Bali

Lots of activities, scrumptious food, immersive culture and quality time with loved ones - these are the ingredients that make for a perfect family holiday. During my recent visit I found Club Med Bali embodies all these things and more.

Blogger:Holidays with Kids Date: 20 February 2017

How many reasons are there to take the kids to Exmouth, Western Australia?

The town of Exmouth, half way up the long Western Australian coast, is a great family holiday spot and the gateway to the pristine Ningaloo Reef. It might be small, but it has a full range of accommodation, sunny warm weather all the year round and so much for families to do.

Blogger: Not a Ballerina Date: 17 February 2017

Please help the Rees Hotel Queenstown save the Kea

Gilbert Rees is one of only 2-3,000 Kea's left in New Zealand and needs your help. As part of their environmental conservation initiative, The Rees Hotel Queenstown is helping to raise vital funds for the New Zealand Kea's through the sale of their cute "Gilbert" mascots.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 8 February 2017

Three reasons to stay at Festive Hotel Sentosa Island Singapore

From adventure to relaxation there is fun for all ages at Festive Hotel. There are around 14 different hotels on Sentosa Island and these are the three reasons why we choose this one.

Blogger: Snowflakes, Palm Trees & Pretzels Date: 2 February 2017

Riding shotgun with Shelby's Sidecar Tours

Natarsha Brown explores Sydney riding shotgun on one of Shelby's Sidecar Tours.

Blogger: Natarsha Brown Date: 27 January 2017

Wild about Singapore's Wildlife Parks

Stepping off the plane I was full of anticipation of three fun-filled days in Singapore to explore four of the world's best wildlife facilities; The Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and River Safari.

Blogger: Travel Tales Date: 20 January 2017

Exploring William Ricketts Sanctuary in the Dandenong Ranges

Driving through and exploring the Dandenong Ranges is beautiful at anytime of year.

Blogger: Smiths Holiday Road Date: 20 January 2017

Top 3 things to do in the Tōhoku region

This northeastern portion of Japan's largest island, Honshu, is as scenic as it is remote. Gemma Kightly shares the best things for families do to.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 11 January 2017

Top 10 Family Friendly Beaches in Europe

Europe is probably not among the first destinations that spring to mind for a family beach holiday - but it should be! There's plenty of sandy spots to roll out your towel and soak up some rays on your next Euro trip

Blogger: Alexandra Hodgson Date: 17 January 2017

5 Family Friendly Reasons to Choose the Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket

There’s a mind-boggling selection of hotels and resorts for families holidaying in Phuket and it is a daunting task to find the right one, particularly as we have never visited before.

Blogger: Together we roam Date: 10 January 2017

Top hotels chosen by kids

Booking.com reveals magical stays worldwide that are kiddie favourites.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 10 January 2017

Beat The Heat In Sydney

Five places to entertain the kids and keep cool

Blogger: Adventure, baby! Date: 3 January 2017

The Top 5 Things to do on Queensland's Sunshine Coast

Holidays with Kids reveals where to go for all-ages fun on the Sunshine Coast.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 23 December 2016

7 Tips for a stress-free Christmas

‘Tis the season for Christmas festivities: there’s treats to bake, gifts to buy and plenty of friends and family to entertain. So keep up the festive cheer and survive the holidays this year with these stress-free tips.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 21 December 2016

Voyage to the Deep

This summer children can channel their inner Aquanaut as they undertake a voyage to the deep at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Blogger: Boyeatsworld Date: 20 December 2016

9 Tips: for hiking with kids

Exploring national parks, mountains and hidden tracks can be an exciting family day out, and an experience which should be on the bucket lists of both home-grown locals and tourists alike.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 16 December 2016

5 reasons why we love P&O Pacific Eden

We took the plunge and booked a cruise on P&O Pacific Eden to Papua New Guinea on some incredibly discounted fares. Nabbing such a cheap cruise on sale, we thought, there had to be a catch? Instead what we discovered was that our first P&O cruise will not be our last.

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 15 December 2016

5 Reasons to Visit Osaka’s Aquarium

I can’t decide which bit is my favourite: the penguins who stand under the “snow” and let it fall on their heads; the creepy but fascinating giant spider crabs wandering around; the whale sharks which glide by, showing off both their size and the amazing spotted patterns on their backs.

Blogger: Not A Ballerina Date: 15 December 2016

The Best Doughnuts in Brisbane

Donuts are reaching a ‘hole’ new level – whether they’re loaded with half a jar of Nutella or a plant based pretzel topped vegan salted caramel version, a Nodo gluten free pumpkin maple spice gingerbread crumble offering or the good old fresh variety dunked in cinnamon and sugar.

Blogger: Mumapeel Date: 15 December 2016

Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens: Nature lovers paradise

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast’s iconic theme parks and beaches lies a different kind of experience for kids, a natural one where they’ll interact with eels, turtles and other native flora and fauna.

Blogger: Have A Laugh One Me Date: 14 December 2016

10 Things You Never Thought You Could do on a Cruise Ship

Ovation of the Seas - Australia’s newest, biggest and most technologically advanced cruise ship has made her Australian debut.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 14 December 2016

6 Survival Tips for a Summer Road Trip with Little Kids

Summer in Australia usually means at some point or another you’ll be taking a long road trip. The hours of endless driving can be a test of endurance for adults and kids alike, to the soundtrack of, “Are we there, yet?”.

Blogger: Adventure, Baby! Date: 6 December 2016

From Playgrounds to Piano Bars

New York City - the city that never sleeps! Crowded, colourful, loud, busy, exciting, fast paced, eclectic, with a seemingly infinite number of landmarks and showstoppers that you simply must experience.

Blogger: Travel Tales Date: 1 December 2016

What to Pack for a Cruise with the Family

To avoid making common cruising mistakes, here are our packing essentials on a family cruise around the Pacific Islands:

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 23 November 2016

3 special ways to experience Thanksgiving in New York City

As a family from Australia where Thanksgiving is not celebrated, what better way to experience Thanksgiving Day than in NYC where the whole of America tunes in for the parade that stops a nation.

Blogger: Snowflakes, Palm Trees & Pretzels Date: 22 November 2016

Family adventure in Laos

Once known as the backpacking party town of Laos, it is now fast becoming known for adventure and outdoor activities and is again becoming the perfect place to explore as a family.

Blogger: Smiths Holiday Road Date: 15 November 2016

3 Activities Kids Will Love in Iceland

I asked my son, now aged 6, what he would recommend to other families as the highlights of Iceland, and just have to share with you his interesting top three list..

Blogger: Not A Ballerina Date: 15 November 2016

A Canadian Rocky Mountain Adventure

Knee deep in Canadian snow wearing nothing but a tee shirt, jeans and converse ballet flats. My 4yr old daughter, Daisy, trudges ahead falling over every few steps into the snow whilst shouting out excitedly: 'adbenture, mummy, adbenture!'.

Blogger: Travel Tales Date: 15 November 2016

10 Tips to stay theme park happy

If you’re after a thrilling, meltdown-free family day at the theme park, keep these handy hints in mind and your next adventure park escape will be a sure-fire success.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 9 November 2016

6 Things that will convince you to go to Singapore

Singapore is, without question, one of the most kid-friendly spots in Asia. With plenty of space, great food, stroller-friendly sidewalks and a stack of kid friendly attractions, Singapore offers families an Asia that is safe, clean, organised and extremely easy to get around.

Blogger: Boy eats world Date: 9 November 2016

See photo's of the new Beauty and the Beast stars

Entertainment Weekly has released exclusive photo's of the tight-lipped announcement of the new Beauty and the Beast movie, due to release March 2017.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 3 November 2016

5 Reasons To Take Kids To Thailand

Is Thailand a suitable holiday destination for young kids, or is it a place for backpackers and partiers? Turns out that there is more than enough for families to enjoy in this gorgeous country to make it the perfect spot for your next vacay.

Blogger: Adventure, Baby! Date: 2 November 2016

A Sri Lankan Rail Adventure

After a week playing in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, it was time to make our way across the Island of Sri Lanka to the capital, Colombo...

Blogger: Smiths Holiday Road Date: 26 October 2016

4 Reasons To Stay At The Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

A Disneyland holiday in California can cost you some big dollars. Adding up airfare, hotel and park tickets can make it a once in a lifetime trip. Choosing the right hotel in Anaheim can significantly help lower your costs - while still ensuring your holiday is the best you’ve ever had.

Blogger: Adventure, Baby! Date: 26 October 2016

Holidays with Kids checks into…

Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, Holidays with Kids thought we ought to head down south and check out the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 24 October 2016

5 tips for a perfect day at the beach with kids

Ice-cream dripping down arms, the splash of salty waves and wiggling sandy toes; it may only be spring, but with hot days already upon us, this summer is sure to be a big one.

Blogger: Carly Brand Date: 20 October 2016

6 Tips for Tokyo Disneyland with the Family

Always fun for all ages, a visit to Disneyland will be an adventure you'll remember forever.

Blogger: Snowflakes, Palm Trees & Pretzels Date: 19 October 2016

Future World: Where Art Meets Science

When I asked my 8 and 5-year old kids if they would like to spend the afternoon at an exhibition at Singapores’ ArtScience Museum, I was met with a resounding no. With so many action-packed activities...

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 19 October 2016

Christmas gift guide for your little princess

We all know how time consuming Christmas shopping can be so Holidays with Kids have put together this gift guide for you. The best part? Everything listed here can be purchased online.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 13 October 2016

South Africa with the family

Parents can explore the romantic vineyards and picturesque landscapes of South Africa’s Western Cape without leaving the kids behind. This tranquil pocket offers family friendly wineries and fun things to see and do, all a short trip from Cape Town.

Blogger:Together We Roam Date: 13 October 2016

9 Tips for a Family Road Trip

Pack up your bags and get the wheels rolling; with kilometres of open road and a backseat full of kids, family road trips are both an exciting adventure and a challenge.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 13 October 2016

Sleep in SpongeBob’s pineapple house

Life is better, down where it’s wetter, take it from us!

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 12 October 2016

Halloween on deck with Carnival Line Cruises

Looking for a different, spooktacular way to entertain the family this Halloween? On board Carnival Cruise Line's locally-based ships Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend, there's fun for everyone to enjoy.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 28 September 2016

Why the Cook Islands are the perfect family destination

The Cook Islands are a piece of paradise that will steal your family's heart. From sandy beaches to passionate locals, you will love it and your kids will too.

Blogger: Carly Brand Date: 22 September 2016

The Sweetest Chocolate Factories Around the World

Hold on tight to your golden ticket, as we channel Willy Wonka, and show you the most decadent and mouth-watering chocolate museums across the globe renowned for turning beans to bars.

Blogger: Carly Brand Date: 14 September 2016

Kids get enchanted by Macau’s House of Dancing Water

If you’re in Macao with kids it’s worth taking the family to the US $250 million water extravaganza that is The House of Dancing Water.

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 13 September 2016

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5 Reasons To Take A Disney Cruise

Family travel doesn’t get much cruisier than on a giant boat where all your whims are catered for. It’s the perfect way to unwind with the ocean breeze in your face and enjoy quality time with the kids in the most relaxing place possible.

Blogger: Adventure, baby! Date: 12 September 2016

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The Pod Playground at the National Arboretum

We elected to skip our planned museum visits to expend a little of that artificial energy in Canberra’s great outdoors. And with so many glorious nature reserves, expansive recreational areas and playgrounds dotting the city, we’re quite literally spoiled for choice.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 8 September 2016

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Top family activities in San Diego

San Diego is a destination of sunshine, adventure and freedom. From bays to boulevards, and everything in between, there's unique attractions for everyone in the family. Consistently rated as one of the top family destinations in North America, it's the perfect vacation for the young, and the young at heart.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 8 September 2016

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Great family beaches in Perth

Whenever I travel abroad and visit a beach, I'm reminded that what I have back home around Perth is really something special.

Blogger:Not a Ballerina Date: 7 September 2016

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Kids are crazy for Karon

What’s not to love about Karon Beach? Quieter than nearby Patong and its not so kid-friendly nightlife, its glorious three kilometre stretch of squeaky fine sand beach, great restaurant and shopping strip and choice of family resorts make it the ideal place for families in Phuket.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 31 August 2016

All aboard the bridge tour

It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to tour the Bridge of a cruise liner. But we lucky ducks got to check out the command centre of the Sun Princess.

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 25 August 2016

5 Reasons your kids will love Aulani, Disney Resort in Hawaii

Hawaii has got to be one of the most kid-friendly places to take a holiday. What’s not to love about sunshine, beaches and crystal blue swimming pools? Add a touch of Disney and you are in kid-paradise.

Blogger: Adventure, Baby! Date: 17 August 2016

Hotel Review: Crown Metropol Melbourne

All parents wish they could take their kids on glamorous overseas holidays to create amazing family memories and those who do wish they could take more of them but here’s an idea to enjoy a five-star holiday big on the wow factor and low for bank account seepage – a luxury hotel stay right here in Australia!

Blogger: Andrew Mevissen Date: 2 August 2016

Just keep swimming to Sealife Mooloolaba

Sea Life in Mooloolaba is more than just an underwater oasis, it’s home to thousands of sharks, seals, turtles, fish, otters, sawfish, tropical fish and oh so much more.

Blogger: Have a laugh on me Date: 30 July 2016

Flying With Kids: A guide to keeping it all OK

Kids get uncomfortable and restless on planes – there’s really no avoiding that. There’s ways to minimise the fall-out though. Holidays with kids explores how to best keep the kids entertained in-flight.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 26 July 2016

A family swim at Kakadu’s Gunlom Falls

I cradle my two year old in my arms as she splashes happily on the shallow sandy shore of a natural plunge pool at the base of Gunlom Falls.

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 12 July 2016

A stress-free winter staycation with Novotel Darling Harbour

So stress free that we’re not even leaving town. We’re taking a ten-minute ferry ride on a wet and wintery weekend for a staycation at the Novotel on Darling Harbour.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 28 June 2016

Brisbane’s Best Location for Families

It’s a big call but when I think about the one place I recommend to visitors the most, the location I visit regularly, and the spot I think has the most on offer for families (for free), I always come up with the same answer – Southbank Parklands.

Blogger: Mumapeel Date: 22 June 2016

Review: The Sebel, Coolangatta

When on holidays, staying in a serviced apartment with three kids can be a little squishy and hectic – but not if you’re right on the beach, have three rooms and enough space to swing a cat! We recently stayed at The Sebel Coolangatta, part of the Accor Hotels chain, and had just that, minus the cat swinging.

Blogger: Have a laugh on me Date: 22 June 2016

Seven reasons to take your kids to Barcelona

Barcelona might be high on your list of places to visit, but how do kids fit into a town famous for art and history? Before you write it off as a “when the kids are older” destination, here are seven reasons why you will want to go sooner rather than later.

Blogger: Adventure, Baby! Date: 08 June 2016

Explore Uluru with the kids

Uluru is one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia yet many families put travelling to the big red rock off for later. Catching the sunset at Uluru need not be a holiday with older kids; the spiritual heartland of Australia beckons and can be reached with ease, even with the youngest of kids in tow.

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 07 June 2016

5 Reasons to spend a weekend in Wollongong

Wollongong is something of a treasure to those who live there, and whether its a short or long stay, here's 5 reasons we're sure you'll love it too!

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 25 May 2016

6 reasons to travel to Marrakech

Whether its the food, shopping or amazing experiences that draw you in, we just know your family will love a trip to Marrakech.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 25 May 2016

Ninja turtle lair now listed on Airbnb

Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael are heading off to save the world from Shredder, his fearsome Foot Clan, and their latest nutso scheme. There’s just one catch, they need you to keep an eye on their sick dojo pad while they’re away.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 18 May 2016

The worlds most luxurious pet friendly accommodation

It can be heart-breaking to leave your beloved pooch behind while you embark on your next adventure. But according to Booking.com, a growing trend of accommodations and airlines catering to those with pets.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 13 May 2016

Bounce in to fun at Westfield Miranda’s Sky Zone

Kids bouncing off the walls? Then take them to Westfield Miranda’s brand new Sky Zone to bounce off their walls… and just about any other surface you can imagine.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 5 May 2016

Top 7 things to do in New York with a preschooler

There is so much for a preschooler to do in New York City, it was too tough to narrow it down to just five things. New York City kids are spoiled for entertainment in this centre of culture, history and art.

Blogger: Adventure Baby! Date: 5 May 2016

A kids guide to Universal Studios

What kid doesn't love theme parks? Especially if they’re a teen or tween. But they’re discerning: like an adult sipping fine wine. Here, our 11-year-old offers his honest assessment of the revamped Universal Studios Hollywood.

Blogger: Tracey Spicer Date: 4 May 2016

Playing Firefighter

Pretty much every small boy dreams of being a firefighter, right? That’s why I was so surprised that the DFES (Department of Fire and Emergency Services) Education and Heritage Centre - better described as a fire station museum - is so little known in Perth.

Blogger: Not a Ballerina Date: 4 May 2016

Brisbane Markets Serving up a Feast

Brisbane has no shortage of Farmers Markets offering everything from produce to pasta, profiteroles to paella and the best bit - this explorative outing is well and truly kid tested and approved.

Blogger: Mumapeel Date: 3 May 2016

Sunshine Coast’s Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields is a family owned and operated enterprise that gives locals and tourists the chance to observe a working commercial strawberry farm. The best part is kids can pick berries straight from the patch.

Blogger: Have a laugh on me Date: 3 May 2016

Snorkelling with sharks at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

My son, Raff, is such a fan of the underwater world he decided he wanted to spend his 8th birthday by tossing three of his best friends in to a tank full of sharks at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. He’s odd like that.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 3 May 2016

Review: Novotel Melbourne on Collins

Holidays with kids are not always easy, but with every family trip we take there’s that one moment of happiness that makes it all worth it. Which makes us forget that bunkering down with overtired kids in the small confines of a hotel room can be anything but delightful.

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 3 May 2016

Review: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

History, elegance and unfaltering service; the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong has it in spades. But just as appealing are the hotel’s family-friendly features. On a recent stay we discovered why this iconic Hong Kong hotel is the perfect place to stay with kids.

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 30 March 2016

Exploring the Rainforest at O’Reilly’s

Day trips are things we parents often mean to do but then life gets in the way. But you should make time to get out and explore South East Queensland and the Gold Coast Hintnerland’s O’Reilly’s in the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.

Blogger: MumaPeel Date: 23 March 2016

A Quick Family Guide to Cairns

From island hopping to jaw dropping, Cairns is the perfect holiday haven for little adventurers. With its great weather, incredible swim spots, wild adventures and loads of family-friendly activities, you may never want to leave.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 23 March 2016

7 tips for families cruising the Legend of the Seas

We spent 10-nights exploring Brunei, Philippines and Taiwan by sea to get the scoop for families on what will soon be Brisbane’s very own Legend of the Seas. Here are our top tips for making your own cruise legendary.

Blogger:TogetherWeRoam Date: 1 March 2016

Hong Kong highlights for kids

Blogger Renee Young discovers that reliving childhood travel memories with your kids doesnt always go to plan with an ever-changing city..but that doesn't mean it cant still be an amazing trip!

Blogger:TogetherWeRoam Date: 1 March 2016

Best of Berlin for kids

Berlin is one of blogger Amanda Kendle's all-time favourite cities in the world: it’s just so full of culture and history, people from all over the world, tasty food, and it’s even good when you’re on a budget.

Blogger:NotaBalllerina Date: 1 March 2016

A day at The Farm

And on that farm there was delicious food E – I –E – I let’s go …. I love an outing that satisfies both parents and children and The Farm at Byron Bay was a place that ticked everyone’s boxes.

Blogger:MumaPeel Date: 25 February 2016

Best beachside picnic areas on the Gold Coast

If you’re in town on a family holiday and looking for some great parks and playgrounds that aren’t so busy but still offer some great amenities then check these out.

Blogger:Have A Laugh Date: 25 February 2016

New York City with kids

While the city doesn't stop for its smallest residents and visitors, they are welcomed in unexpected places, including upmarket restaurants and galleries, all over the city.

Blogger:Adventure Baby! Date: 25 February 2016

12 classical paintings with a Cartoon twist

When we think of the masterpieces created by famous painters such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Edvard Munch, images of Cinderella or the Simpson’s are not usually what come to mind, but not for those of the 'DesignCrowd' community - check these out!

Blogger:Holidays With Kids Date: 10 February 2016

Sydney's Top 10 coastal pools

There are so many pools in the Sydney area, but with so few days left of Summer weather which ones should be on your to-do list? Well we've compiled a list of the top 10 coastal pools you should visit before that winter chill sets in!

Blogger:Holidays With Kids Date: 10 February 2016

5 ways to include your kids this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day rolling around we’ve come up with 5 ways to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, and with the kids too!

Blogger:Holidays With Kids Date: 10 February 2016

Mummy and me: Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the Seas is the newest and biggest cruise ship to call Australia home. And what better excuse to explore her mammoth proportions than on a mummy and me girls only getaway to nowhere on the floating resort.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 2 February 2016

Top 5 reasons to visit the Ginger Factory

The picturesque Sunshine Coast town of Yandina is home to the Ginger Factory, a tasty tourist attraction that is way more than just a manufacturing plant.

Blogger: Have a Laugh Date: 2 February 2016

Top places to take your kids on a fishing holiday

There's nothing you love more than casting a line on a quiet afternoon. For you, fishing is more than a hobby. It's a way of life.

Blogger: Rod Smith Date: 1 February 2016

Top 5 free activities in London for kids

Converting Aussie dollars to pounds can be painful at the best of times but there’s a long list of free activities to keep families busy in London. Here are five of our favourites.

Blogger: Mumapeel Date: 28 January 2016

What to do in Tamar

Blogger Amanda Kendle discovers all the wonders of Tasmania's beautiful Tamar region, seahorses and all!

Blogger: Not A Ballerina Date: 27 January 2016

Review: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

The Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, positioned in the heart of Central, amongst towering skyscrapers and neon lights, offers families a peaceful haven in an otherwise high-energy city of 7.1 million people. Here are six reasons why our family found it such as pleasure to come home to:

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 27 January 2016

Field of Light at Uluru

Bruce Munro's famous Field of Light installation visits Uluru.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 20 January 2016

Review: Plantation Island, Fiji

The lucky winner of our Plantation Island competition shares her Fiji family holiday adventures.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 19 January 2016

Eat, Stay, Play: Fraser Coast

Plan your family adventure on the Fraser Coast with our informative guide.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 14 January 2016

What to do on the Gold Coast this summer

Summer's here! Take a look at our list of things to do with the family while in the Gold Coast.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 14 January 2016

5 foodie trails for kids

Got a mini foodie in the family? We look at 5 of the best family-friendly foodie trails in Australia.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 14 January 2016

An expert's guide to Fiji

Holidays with Kids gets an expert’s opinion on how to make the most of a Fiji escape with the family.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 24 December 2015

6 inspiring author tours in England in England

Break our the quills and take the kids on these amazing book tours around England.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 23 December 2015

Outdoor activities in Canberra

Explore the great outdoors Canberra-style.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 23 December 2015

Top 6 museums in Canberra

We look at 6 of the best family-friendly museums in Canberra.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 23 December 2015

Family-friendly festivals

We look at some of the best family-friendly festivals from around the globe.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 23 December 2015

Zoo sleepovers

Bedtime takes on a whole new meaning when you're spending the night at your favourite zoo.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 23 December 2015

Family cruises

Traditional cruises take an adventurous twist with these family-friendly options.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 23 December 2015

California for kids

California is one giant playground for kids. Helen Hayes shares her family’s 13 favourite must-dos.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 18 December 2015

Time Travelling in Toowoomba

With Toowoomba voted as Suncorp’s fourth most family-friendly city in Australia for two years running - ahead of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne – it’s really no surprise it proves to be a destination that’s simply made for kids.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 16 December 2015

Vietnam's top 3 kid-friendly cities

Vietnam might not be on the top of some people’s list of places to travel with kids, but it really should be! These are the top 3 places to visit with your kids on your next family holiday.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 15 December 2015

5 tips for building a gingerbread house

Baking a gingerbread house is one of the great Christmas traditions and kids will love showing off their masterfully decorated centrepiece, maybe even as much as eating it!

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 9 December 2015

Explore Finland during Christmas to discover the real Santa

In search of Christmas magic in Finland, Shayla Strapps discovers that nobody does it quite like Santa Claus himself.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 8 December 2015

5 best waterparks around the world

Calling all thrill-seekers! These five water parks are sure to get your pulse racing. If it’s not the ‘Tower of power’ at Siam Park in Spain, or ‘The Pipeline’ at the Waterbom Park in Bali that takes your fancy, why not head to Dubai’s AquaAdventure Park and take on the ‘Tower of Poseidon’.

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 3 December 2015

The top 10 sandcastles to build this summer

The best parts about summer are long days at the beach, relaxing in the sunshine and diving through the crashing waves. But if we’re being honest, it’s likely you spend most of the day mediating seaweed fights or trying anything and everything to keep the kids entertained. So why not grab a bucket and spade, and get into an activity the whole family can enjoy!

Blogger: Holidays With Kids Date: 3 December 2015

The Bambino and the Cinque Terre

It was a dream of mine to visit the Cinque Terre in Italy, but what I didn’t factor into this fantasy was a spirited and sprightly toddler coming along for the ride.

Blogger: Mumapeel Date: 2 December 2015

Fly with Me Animals by Emirates

Emirates launches new toys for young travellers, promising new and exciting entertainment for kids of all ages.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 25 November 2015

5 Favourite things to do in Penang

Holidays with Kids blogger, Amanda Kendle, discovers that there is a lot to endear on the Malaysian island of Penang, for kids of all ages.

Blogger: Not A Ballerina Date: 23 November 2015

Review: Novotel Twin Waters

Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast was a thrill for this working mum!

Blogger: Have a Laugh Date: 20 November 2015

Top 5 places to play in Bendigo

The rural Victorian city of Bendigo is a beautiful place, filled with history and character. There are many fun and adventurous things for the kids.

Blogger: Fresh Home Cook Date: 20 November 2015

Review: Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort

The new Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa has just amped up the fabulousness a notch. And this mum is just as excited as her kids.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 20 November 2015

7 Modes of Transport in one day: Switzerland

Holidays with Kids blogger, Amanda Kendle, knows a great way to get your kids in touch with nature!

Blogger: Not A Ballerina Date: 19 November 2015

Review: Four Seasons Hotel Macau

Holidays with Kids blogger, Rene Young, finds the Four Seasons Hotel in Macau is a great, family friendly accommodation option when travelling with kids - especially kids that love frozen!

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 19 November 2015

16 travel hacks every family should know

Travelling with the tribe isn’t always easy but with these 16 sanity saving holiday hacks by Aleney de Winter, the road ahead should be paved with fun!

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 13 November 2015

4 Kooky Halloween Experiences in Los Angeles

America is known for its welcoming hospitality and the amount of energy it puts into celebrating holidays. Spending Halloween in LA allows the family to experience a perfect combination of the two.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 6 November 2015

Top 7 things to do on Fraser Island - as rated by kids

Escape to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island where dingoes roam, fresh water creeks flow and powder white sand squeaks between little toes. Here are our kids' top 7 things to do on Fraser Island.

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 30 October 2015

Close encounters of the Perth Zoo kind

My son and I were invited to a special morning to experience a bunch of the Close Encounter programs run by Perth Zoo, and mid-morning we found ourselves testing out the “Bush Buddies” encounter.

Blogger: Not A Ballerina Date: 30 October 2015

Kids enjoy adventures at Echo Valley Farm Stay

Echo Valley Farm Stay is hands down is one of the best spots in south east Queensland to unwind and introduce children to farm animals.

Blogger: Have A Laugh On Me Date: 30 October 2015

9 Reasons to take a GoPro on your next family holiday

As we recently discovered, it just might be the ultimate family travel accessory!

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 30 October 2015

Dreamworld’s revamped kid’s area

Recently the Gold Coast attraction has revamped the kid’s area and rebranded it ABC Kids World.

Blogger: Have A Laugh On Me Date: 30 October 2015

10 reasons to visit Mongolia

Forget Paris, Rome and London - here are 10 reasons why you can't miss out on Mongolia for your next holiday!

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 22 October 2015

5 reasons to cruise Vanuatu with the kids

Vanuatu’s archipelago of 82 islands are tricky to explore if based in a Port Vila resort, but so easy to discover by cruise ship!

Blogger: Together We Roam Date: 1 October 2015

7 Unique Kid-friendly Hotels Around The World

Travelling with your children is a highly rewarding and memorable experience, especially if your hotel caters specifically to little ones to make their holiday unforgettable too. Here are seven unique kid-friendly hotels around the world to add to your bucket list.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 24 September 2015

10 Tips For Travelling With Parents

When it comes to holidays, kids know best, so we asked a small boy with big ideas his tips on keeping it cool with parents in tow.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 24 September 2015

Life is a playground

Splash pools, trampolines, monkey bars and swings... these are a few of our favourite things!

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 24 September 2015

Animals of the Orient

The Asian species enclosures are some of the most popular at any zoo, so why not visit these unique and fascinating creatures in their native homes on your next family holiday? Bronwyn Eley discovers the best animal encounters in Asia, from the sweet-faced to the scaly.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 24 September 2015

The world’s best big-screen experiences

The characters of your favourite films are escaping the big screen. Curious cinema-goer Natarsha Brown discovers that ‘once upon a time’ happened in a land not so far away after all.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 24 September 2015

Cruising past glaciers in Iceland

The land of wide eyes and dropped jaws, because there’s something amazing around every corner.

Blogger: Not A Ballerina Date: 23 September 2015

7 Reasons Why You Must Take Your Kids To Kyoto

Better known for its temples and traditions, turns out that Kyoto has plenty of fun activities on offer for visiting kids.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 22 September 2015

16 Incredible Hotel Pools You Have To See To Believe

On a family holiday – what kid doesn’t love the pool? We have rounded up the best the world has to offer.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 7 September 2015

Which are the 5 happiest animals on earth?

The world is filled with wild encounters great and small. It's time to meet some of the animal kingdom's most cheerful stars.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 5 September 2015

Daylesford Delights

"Recently we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity for an extended family weekend away to celebrate some anniversaries and birthday at the eclectic township of Daylesford, in regional Victoria."

Blogger: Fresh Home Cook Date: 4 September 2015

The Top 5 must-see things in Oman

Oman is the best-kept secret in the Middle East. It is also one of the oldest civilisations in the Arabian Peninsula and one of the region’s most surprising and unspoiled destinations.

Blogger: Abercrombie & Kent Date: 4 September 2015

6 Things To Do Jervis Bay With Kids

"The kids and I headed off to Jervis Bay for a week during the school holidays. I always imagined that the first time I’d visit Jervis Bay would be in the height of summer, so I was a little worried that there wouldn’t be much for us to do in the chilly weather. Boy was I wrong!"

Blogger: Mrs D Plus 3 Date: 2 September 2015

6 Bali beachclubs and restaurants perfect for hanging out with the kids

Bali has some of the world's most amazing beachclubs and restaurants. Snezana Bennell and her family explore Bali's best spots that are also perfect for hanging out with the kids!

Blogger: Snezana Belevska-Bennell Date: 27 August 2015

24 Disneyland Must See Shows, Rides & Hacks

Disneyland Resort celebrates its Diamond anniversary in sparkling style with new night-time events and loads of shiny new additions. Here is your first instalment of 60 reasons why you should visit Disneyland during its 60th Birthday Diamond Celebrations.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 26 August 2015

Bricks galore: Best fun ever at Legoland Germany

"I hadn’t told my five-year-old son that we’d be squeezing in a visit to Legoland Deutschland between visits to Opa and Oma - it fell towards the end of a month-long trip and I didn’t think he’d handle the anticipation too well."

Blogger: Not A Ballerina Date: 22 August 2015

A family Oasis in Byron

Tucked away in a picturesque spot not far from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay’s town centre are The Oasis Apartments and Treetop Houses.

Blogger: Have A Laugh On Me Date: 31 July 2015

Point Lonsdale

One hundred kilometres from Melbourne on the south coast of Victoria, Point Lonsdale is part of the awe inspiring Great Ocean Road region on the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula.

Blogger: Fresh Home Cook Date: 29 July 2015

Sciencentre Queensland Museum, Brisbane

If you have ever wanted to put your child's head on a platter, then the Sciencentre at the Queensland Museum is the place for you!

Blogger: Have A Laugh On Me Date: 28 July 2015

Bush walk to Barrenjoey Lighthouse

"The kids were so excited to be outside, their usual moans that accompany the word ‘walk’ were non-existent."

Blogger: Mrs D Plus 3 Date: 27 July 2015

Hello Kitty surprise in Tokyo

Aleney de Winter spoils her daughter with an extravagant Hello Kitty surprise.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 24 July 2015

Raving about Rotorua

Amanda Smyth took her family on a tour of New Zealand’s North Island, which culminated in a couple of nights in Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region.

Blogger: Cooker and a Looker Date: 28 July 2015

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Just around the corner from Wild Life Sydney Zoo is Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. This is a must-see attraction for those visiting Sydney!

Blogger: Lauren Muddell Date: 22 July 2015

WILD Flight!

Holidays with Kids blogger, Lauren Muddell, and her two kids were part of the first group to experience the new WILD Flight attraction at Wild Life Sydney Zoo.

Blogger: Lauren Muddell Date: 21 July 2015

Chloe & Christi Lukasiak: Sequins & Secrets Tour

Holidays with Kids blogger, Lauren Muddell, writes about Chloe and Christi Lukasiak "Sequins & Secrets" Tour, in Sydney.

Blogger: Lauren Muddell Date: 21 July 2015

Escape Hunt

Looking for something a little different to do in Sydney, maybe a unique birthday idea or team building activity? Go to Escape Hunt in George St Sydney!

Blogger: Lauren Muddell Date: 21 July 2015

Gramping & Glamping

Snezana Belevska-Bennell packs up three generations of her family and escapes to Sydney’s Cockatoo Island for the ultimate combination of Australia’s newest camping phenomena.

Blogger: Snezana Belevska-Bennell Date: 3 December 2014

Road Trip Stops

Why not stretch your legs at some of these amazing stops? Our must-see road-trip stops across Australia.

Blogger: Holidays with Kids Date: 29 June 2015

Terrigal Weekend of Family Fun

The Central Coast is a fabulous place to take a break from the everyday and the gorgeous Crowne Plaza Terrigal, the perfect base for a weekend of family-friendly fun.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 19 June 2015

A Fun-tastic Time on the Magical Midlands Meander

Robyn de Beer's journey in South Africa continues in the countryside.

Blogger: Mrs D Plus 3 Date: 10 June 2015

 

Seaside getaway to Bannisters

This indulgent retreat at Mollymook Beach on the south coast of New South Wales makes for a blissful family escape.

Blogger: Shonagh Walker Date:9 June 2015

5 reasons Coolangatta is GOLD for families

Rachel shares the top five reasons her family keeps going back to Coolangatta each year.

Blogger: Our Town Brisbane Date: 1 June 2015

Eggcellent Easter fun in Bendigo

We are on our way to begin a long weekend of Easter festivities in my home town of Bendigo, beginning with the Vision Australia Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt being held in the beautiful Rosiland Park, right in the heart of the city.

Blogger: Fresh Home Cook Date: 25 May 2015

Babylonstoren, a mythical garden that will have your senses exploding

Robyn and the family are in South Africa and stumbled across a beautiful garden experience!

Blogger: Mrs D Plus 3 Date: 14 May 2015

Van-tastic fun in Lake Taupo

Amanda Smyth continues her tour of New Zealand, this time exploring the beautiful Lake Taupo region.

Blogger: Cooker and a Looker Date: 7 May 2015

Bounce has kids jumping for joy!

Emily Toxward relives her childhood as she takes her kids to Bounce, an indoor trampoline extravaganza!

Blogger: Have A Laugh On Me Date: 1 May 2015

Drive a bus at the Revolutions Transport Museum Perth

Amanda Kendel and her son loved discovering the Revolutions Transport Museum in Perth. Read about it here.

Blogger: Not a Ballerina Date: 25 April 2015

Echuca-Moama: Multigenerational Family Holiday

Jodie experiences a four generation family gathering in Echuca at Yarraby Holiday Park and exploring the local surrounds.

Blogger: Fresh Home Cook Date: 23 April 2015

Sea World Resort - Family Fun

Sea World Resort has something for the whole family, Rachel and her family discover.

Blogger: Our Town Brisbane Date: 21 April 2015

Campervan Holiday in New Zealand

Amanda Smyth and her family explore beautiful Mount Maunganui by campervan, exploring beaches, thermal baths and going on a scenic cruise.

Blogger: Cooker and a Looker Date: 20 April 2015

Art attack: Sculpture at Scenic World

Combine the scenic Blue Mountains with family activities, wonderful accommodation and a splash of colourful artworks, and you know you're in for a fun family outing.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 16 April 2015

Wet 'n' Wild Junior - A haven of fun for kids

Gold Coasters may be spoiled for choice when it comes to theme parks but when you've got young kids you can't go past Wet 'n' Wild.

Blogger: Have A Laugh On Me Date: 5 April 2015

Luxury Melbourne Family Holiday

From room service popcorn and family movies to exploring the sights of Melbourne, Aleney and her family check out the chic city.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 1 April 2015

Camping with Kids

Read about stay-at-home mum Robyn de Beer's fun-filled family camping trip to Nambucca Heads.

Blogger: Mrs D Plus 3 Date: 28 March 2015

Stand Up Paddleboarding Adventures

Rachel takes her son for a fun-filled 12th Birthday adventure at Riverlife on Brisbane River.

Blogger: Our Town Brisbane Date: 25 March 2015

A Queenstown Family Snow Holiday

Emily Toxward takes her family of 5 to the ski fields on Queestown, New Zealand to experience snow for the first time.

Blogger: Have A Laugh On Me Date: 21 March 2015

Isle of Pines - Blue Water Paradise

Aleney de Winter takes her family to the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia and explores the beautiful beaches, local culture, food and history.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 20 March 2015

A two-week Melbourne mission

Want to explore all the wonders of Victoria with your kids in tow? Lauren Muddell and her clan show you how to go about it, packing in plenty of fun on the way.

Blogger: Lauren Muddell Date: 4 March 2015

Maroochydore has it all

Of course all the cabins, motels and hotels up and down the Sunshine Coast were booked except for an apartment in The Sebel resort in Maroochydore. Without hesitation I booked the two-bedroom fully contained apartment for seven nights.

Blogger: Have A Laugh On Me Date: 21 January 2015

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Blogger: Not A Ballerina Date: 19 January 2015

Exploring Perth Zoo

Whenever my son persuades me to take him to the Perth Zoo - which is pretty often - we head first for the most distance point, the gibbons. I can understand his attraction to the gibbons, because there's an enormous window overlooking their enclosure and they often come up face-to-face with you.

Blogger: Cooker and a Looker Date: 23 February 2015

A family-friendly Paradise on the Gold Coast

Guests aged up to 12 are entitled to a complimentary four-hour kids club session. Having a few hours off each day to spend some time as a couple made our break. Sessions run from 10am-2pm and 4-8pm with additional paid sessions available outside these times.

Blogger: Our Town Brisbane Date: 5 Fenruary 2015

A Brisbane experience that's out of this world

The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is as close as you can get to space without leaving earth. Nestled in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha, it's a truly amazing day out that will leave you and the kids awestruck with the majesty of the universe.

Blogger: Boy Eats World Date: 19 January 2015

The stuff of Legend

“Again, again” shouts my three-year old daughter as she splashes her way down the hot pink slide in Carnival legend’s SplashZone for the fifteenth time, her six-year old brother equally gleeful as he drenches himself under an enormous bucket of water.

Monday 9, February 2015

A teenager's guide to Wet'n'Wild

Want to know what your teens will really think of Wet'n'Wild Sydney? Then let 15-year-old Jaspar Mevissen give you the wondrous, wide and watery run down.

Friday 30, January  2015

Zippy fun on the Central Coast

The TreeTop Crazy Rider is sure to be an adrenaline thrill for the whole family. It'll teach you to appreciate the Ourimbah State Forest in a totally fun, new way!

Wednesday 31, December 2014

Melbourne by rail

Thousands of travellers are flat out every day trying to get to the airport to fly Australia's busiest air route between Sydney and Melbourne but there are a handful lying flat as they slumber blissfully between our two biggest cities.

Thursday 20, November 2014

Top 5 Family Destinations in Turkey

Want to take your kids to experience the best of Turkey and all its ancient wonders? Here's our pick of where is best for you to head to. Don't forget to organise your visas!

Wednesday 29, October 2014

Europe Ski: A taste of Europe

Europe has so many ski resorts, from Norway to Slovenia, Poland to Andorra, with the major players being France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Click through for our round-up of the best.

Wednesday 29, October 2014

Best Kids Hotels Listopedia

Making sure the little ones in your life have a good time on holiday is often key to ensuring you have a good holiday. If you don’t want to sacrifice your creature comforts for the kids, here’s Expedia’s Listopedia of luxury kids’ hotels.

Monday 20, October 2014

The BETTER way for teens to do Schoolies

Want your kid's post-highschool celebrations to be fun and safe? Unleashed Travel have created a number of 'Grad Trips' that get kids out and experiencing new culture and places, breaking away from the negative 'Schoolies' stereotype.

Monday 20, October 2014

Top tips for looking after your pup!

All families want to make sure their pups are the happiest and healthiest they can be, and these Play, Eat and Train tips from the Purina P.E.T. Project are a must read.

Tuesday 7, October 2014

The best places to see turtles in Australia

Whether your kids can’t get enough of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie or they just love these intriguing reptiles, here are some turtle-spotting stops you’ll want to add to your next family road trip itinerary.

Wednesday 17, September 2014

The FANTASTIC Fraser Coast

From one-on-one whale time to the world's largest sand island, this region of Australia's eastern coast will mersmerize families with kids of all ages

Tuesday 12, August 2014

Best Hotels for Kids

It takes more than just a comfy bed to impress a hotel's youngest - and fussiest - patrons. Here are three hotels that are spot on when it comes to catering for young ones.

Tuesday 18, March 2014

Top 10 family travel destinations

Adventuring around the world with kids can be a challenge - but there's no doubting it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Check out Expedia.com.au's list of exciting travel stops that are perfect for all ages.

Monday 17, March 2014

 

Where the wild things are: Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island provides adventure-seeking families with a dose of glorious, unspoilt wilderness and fascinating wildlife.

 

Monday 3, February  2014

The 10 trendiest baby-friendly hotels in the world 

A baby is no reason to give up those luxurious resort holidays you loved as a child-free couple. Here are the 10 trendiest hotels across the globe that cater specially for those with bubs.

Friday 31, January  2014

10 Reasons to visit Mauritius

Not that you need much reason at all, but check out our list of things that make Mauritius such an enticing destination for a family getaway.

Thursday 30, January  2014

Affordable Private Islands

Think that a trip to a private island is only for the rich and famous? Think again! Here's a compilation of European private islands that are surprisingly affordable.

Monday 13, January  2014

Hobbit Holidays

Kids love the magic that revolves around Tolkein's 'Hobbit' quest. Check out some truly unique, Hobbit-esque destinations that will help bring that magic to life even better than the latest 'Desolation of  Smaug' film! 

Friday 20, December 2013

Discover family-friendly Jordan

Jordan in the Middle East is a country that give families the fantastic opportunity to enjoy and explore an ancient land in absolute safety. Discover what this stunning country has to offer from the first-hand account of Joanna Tovia.

Tuesday 26, November 2013

Tripping over for the Trippo!

The latest hot propert at Tekapo Springs on New Zealand's South Island is the non-stop fun Trippo Slide. Discover how you and your family can experience the watery thrills.

Thursday 21, November 2013

Frozen Sleeps

Scandinavia provides a number of icy retreats where people can sleep. Check out these amazing creations before heading to see Disney's new film Frozen these holidays. They're bound to build some winter wonderland, Scando-Christmas excitement.

Friday 27, September 2013



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