• Family life,  Parenting

    3 meaningful first day of school gifts to help beat the nerves

    Whether you're like me with a Prep starting school for the first time, or a seasoned parent with kids off for another year, there are bound to be some nerves as we prepare for the first day at school. To help kick start the excitement and hopefully calm a few of those nerves, I wanted to put together a little 'first day of school' gift for my Preppy! Here are 3 first day of school gifts that I hope will help him to feel more confident as he starts this new journey.

  • Family adventures,  Playgrounds

    Bill Thomson Park, Elanora

    Bill Thomson Park at Elanora is very much loved by locals! With a medieval theme, you'll find plenty of turrets and bridges connecting the playground together to create one large castle. The playground is set in the middle of the parklands, which also includes a lake, basketball court, picnic shelter and public toilets.

  • Animals,  Attractions,  Family adventures

    David Fleay Wildlife Park, Burleigh Heads

    Nestled in the heart of Burleigh Heads, David Fleay’s is a small wildlife park with a difference! Check out the Nocturnal House, koalas, various species of wallabies, cassowaries, dingoes, emus and kangaroos. There are reptile shows and animal feedings to watch as well. The mangrove boardwalk is a great pram friendly stroll too.

  • Holiday Guide

    Gold Coast Kids Holiday Guide – Summer 2023

    The Summer school holidays are here and this action packed guide will be sure to keep everyone in the family occupied! Click through the magazine below to view the completely interactive guide with links direct to bookings and further information! To make the guide larger, click the zoom button, or go full screen with the square icon beside the zoom button.

  • Free to do,  Holiday Guide

    Our Summer Bucket List

    I'm sharing our Family Summer Bucket List today, our go-to list of things we want to do over the Summer! Whenever we have a ‘what shall we do today’ moment, we can refer to our trusty list and tick something else off! Family Bucket Lists are a great way of getting through school holiday boredom, but also as a way of reminding us to stop and do some of the more simple things in life. Enjoy!

  • New Year's Eve,  Parties & celebrations

    Ideas for celebrating New Years at home with kids

    With younger children, sometimes we just have to admit that a night out at the fireworks for New Year's Eve isn't going to work. There's no fun in cranky, tired children thrown in amongst huge crowds!! It's more than ok to stay home and celebrate instead! But that doesn't mean you can't have some fun! Here are some ideas that we'll be using to make our celebrations special and fun.

  • 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!