• 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.