• Family friendly adventures,  Free to do,  Mum Life

    Easy Gold Coast walks to take with the kids

    The Gold Coast is home to heaps of fabulous spots to take the family for a walk! Now more than ever, families are looking for options that get them out of the house, but also allow them to stick to the outdoors and keep away from the crowds. I've pulled together a list of 16 places to take an easy walk with the kids, and many of them would be perfect for bikes or scooters, most have a playground involved, and some even have animals to spot!

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    The first 3 months – Gold Coast businesses supporting new mothers

    Sharing the things that helped me to get through the first 3 months. Every baby is different, and so there is always help to be sought and tips and tricks to be found. It is fantastic to see how much support and how many amazing businesses there are on the Gold Coast! I really didn't need to look further than my own back yard to find the answers to so many of my problems and questions. Here's who helped me get through the fourth trimester.

  • Family friendly adventures,  Mum Life,  Playgrounds

    Best mega slides on the Gold Coast

    The only thing kids love more than a playground, is a playground with a MEGA SLIDE! We're talking the biggest of the biggest here, usually a tunnel slide and at least 3 stories high to make it on this select list. I've rounded up the Best Mega Slides on the Gold Coast here in one spot, so you can tick them each off your list and say you've conquered them all! What are you waiting for, get out there!

  • Mum Life,  Play at home

    DIY Sensory Boxes

    One thing that is always great to have on hand is a sensory box. They don't have to be complex, but something that will occupy little hands and minds for an hour or so is very useful! Here are 3 DIY sensory boxes I've created for our playroom that are already on high rotation.

  • Attractions,  Mum Life

    8 places for kids to learn sports on the Gold Coast

    Pre-school sports should be more like play than a lesson or drill, with coaches emphasising fun, socialisation and key motor skills. Developing an understanding of working as a team, sharing, and following instructions are also critical elements. On the Gold Coast, we are lucky to have a number of options for children aged 1-5 starting their sporting journey. This list below covers both indoor and outdoor options, casual attendance and term programs. With locations right across the Coast, you're bound to find something that fits with your schedule!

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    The Toddler Tub: my emergency car kit

    The Toddler Tub is my emergency car kit, full of all the toddler essentials needed to allow me to embrace living in the moment - knowing that I'm prepared for the clean up afterwards!! Check out my 10 Toddler Tub essentials now living in our car boot.

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    Easy Banana & Carrot muffins

    I love a good muffin recipe - one that is simple, full of nutrition and takes only minutes to prepare and bake. When I find one of these, it instantly goes into high rotation in our house! These Easy Banana & Carrot muffins have just 6 ingredients that you likely already have on hand, and are a sneaky serve of veggies for discerning toddlers! Enjoy!

  • Bike Park,  Family friendly adventures,  Free to do,  Mum Life

    Learn to ride bike tracks for Gold Coast kids

    Across the Gold Coast we are lucky enough to have a number of parks with custom built learn to ride bike tracks, helping parents to teach their budding riders! These tracks are designed to expose children to road markings, signs, pedestrian crossings and hills while in the safety of a miniature streetscape, and are perfect for riding anything with wheels – trikes, bikes, skateboards, scooters and balance bikes. Here are the best learn to ride bike tracks for Gold Coast kids that you need to check out!

  • Mum Life,  Nature play,  Play at home

    10 nature play at home activities

    Spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety, improve your mood, and boost feelings of happiness and wellbeing. While we may try to shelter our children from the news around the world, they can't help but sense our stress and anxiety. What better time than now for both adults and children to reconnect with nature? With this in mind, I've pulled together 10 great nature play at home activities to occupy bored children and help us find some peace in the great outdoors.