• Eating out

    The Social 3 Cafe, Upper Coomera

    The Social 3 at Upper Coomera is a cute little neighbourhood cafe serving up an impressive menu AND keeping the kids happy too! Located within The Well community centre just behind Highland Reserve State School, here you'll find the locals dropping in and out, stopping by for a catch up with friends or grabbing something to go from the extensive takeaway options.

  • Nature play,  Playgrounds

    Gilston Hall Park, Gilston

    Gilston Hall Park is a very popular spot with the locals, and it's easy to see why. This beautiful nature play park spread out over many levels will capture imaginations, encourage exploration and lead to many new adventures!

  • Free to do,  Playgrounds,  Water play

    The Backyard, Coomera Westfield

    The Backyard, Coomera Westfield is a game-changer in the way that shopping centres are catering to families. Think; bespoke play-zones for kids of all ages, an interactive water feature for water play, scooter track, BBQ facilities, picnic tables, hammocks and so much more.

  • Animals,  Attractions,  Indoors

    Gold Coast Butterflies Butterfly House

    Little minds are mesmerised by brightly coloured, tiny fluttering wings, so what better place for a little outing than the Gold Coast Butterflies Butterfly House!? At the Gold Coast Butterfly House you can spend time learning about the plants that provide natural habitats for butterflies and caterpillars, wander around the greenhouse spotting butterflies and even get up close and personal with the different life stages of the butterfly – egg, larva, pupa and adult.

  • Family travel

    Travel tips for families

    Travel is back on the cards and there's never been a better time to take a family holiday! While we're all a bit out of practice post-pandemic, travel with toddlers and young children is always a bit daunting no matter how experienced you are! However, with a bit of planning, you can be on your way to some fun and memorable family experiences. Here I'm sharing what I've learned and what works for my family when travelling.

  • Family travel

    Sofitel Fiji – family holiday review

    In September 2022, our family of four (children 4yrs and 16mths) headed over to Sofitel Fiji, Denarau for a week long family holiday! After receiving lots of questions, I wanted to do a post to summarise our trip and how things worked for us. Everyone travels to Fiji for different reasons, and this was the perfect holiday for us!

  • Attractions,  Classes,  Free to do

    Bop It Tots, Tweed Coast

    Bop It Tots is an interactive music, movement and sensory play session for babies and toddlers located on the Tweed Coast and catering for southern Gold Coast families too! Each week your little ones will delight and discover a wide range of instruments, sing-a-long to simple action rhymes and participate in musical activities using many of our exciting props.

  • Attractions,  Classes

    Mighty Adventurers, Helensvale

    Fresh from the team behind Mighty Mess Kids, the Mighty Adventurers program is their newest offering designed to support the gross motor and fine motor development of children. Children love to run, jump, climb, roll & explore and through this play, significant skills are learnt leading to healthy growth and development as well as reaching important milestones.

  • Playgrounds

    Bob Huth Park, Ashmore

    The dinosaur that sat atop Holly Brooke Carter playground at Bob Huth Park in Ashmore has long been an institution. Watching out over everyone who drove past, kids loved to spot it! The playground was finally updated in mid-2022, and much to everyone's delight, the dinosaur remains to entertain kids for another generation! The new playground is designed to cater for a range of ages, with both a big and small play structure now in place.