Our travels with 3 kids and a wheelchair.


Show me the money- Global Money week.

Show me the money- Global Money week.

Its Global Money week! Over 100 countries are teaching the importance of financial literacy to children. Global Money Week (GMW) is a money awareness celebration. The goal is to teach children and youth about money, saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment and becoming an entrepreneur through fun […]

Keeping Healthy while travelling.

Keeping Healthy while travelling.

When we ask people what they worry about most when travelling with kids, it always comes back to keeping healthy while exploring. We have had our fair share of ups and downs with travelling. It is not always gazing at the Eiffel Tower or taking […]

Top 10 Instagram Hashtags for Family Travel

Top 10 Instagram Hashtags for Family Travel

Instagram is the perfect social media platform to research your next holiday, be inspired , plan new adventures and share your own adventures. Each day Instagram has over 400 million users. Each day over 150 million users are sharing stories on Instagram and having fun with live stories.

As family travel becomes more and more popular we share our top 10 hashtags to use to discover the best family travel accounts, find the best places to adventure and learn more about new destinations before you travel.

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Bushwalking using a wheelchair.

Bushwalking using a wheelchair.

Growing up in Victoria we would spend lots of time outdoors in the bush. Camping, bushwalking, weekly Girl Guides and Brownie camps. We haven’t done much bush walking with our kids as honestly the bush track and terrain and a wheelchair are really hard work […]

Discover Bendigo with kids.

Discover Bendigo with kids.

Bendigo lies 150kms North West of Melbourne and showcases some great adventures for families. From amazing architecture, gardens, and museums to art galleries, and new vibrant cafe precincts adorned with street art. We loved discovering Bendigo and here is what you can do with 24 hours […]

Free Top 5 for kids on the Mornington Peninsula.

Free Top 5 for kids on the Mornington Peninsula.

Top 5 for Under 5’s

FREE kids activities on the Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is just an hours drive from Melbourne city and hosts a range of amazing activities for all age groups. From mazes and wineries to strawberry picking and swimming it has something for everyone.

I have asked some of my favourite Mornington Peninsula Mums to share their favourite FREE activity for those under 5.

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Enchanted Garden Adventure.

Enchanted Garden Adventure.

There isn’t a better place to spend a warm Summer day than running through a huge hedge maze and sliding down a hill in an inner tube. According to the kids that is! We spent three hours exploring the Enchanted Garden located in Arthurs Seat […]

Surfing for everyone.

Surfing for everyone.

Our beach and outdoor adventures look a little different than most yet they can be just as adventurous. You just have to know where to look and have some extra planning. Each year the Disabled Surfers Association run two events at Point Leo surf beach […]

Pure Peninsula Honey, Farm Talk.

Pure Peninsula Honey, Farm Talk.

Pure Peninsula Honey.

School holidays make a great time to learn and explore outside of a classroom. Pure Peninsula Honey host educational Farm talks over the month of January.

Emma hosted the morning and had all the kids and adults engaged with a variety of hands on learning and spoken information. Pepper was able to help demonstrate how bees collect nectar.

Emma taught us all about what happens in a beehive and the different types of bees.

We were all fascinated about the queen bee and that she lives for 4 years! While the worker bees and drones only live for a few weeks. The queen bee also lays an egg every 40 seconds!

If you have seen Bee Movie then you’ll recognise this smoker! Emma explained to us that its used to calm the bees while the workers take the honey.

We discovered all the different types of honey available and even got to taste them. Woody loved Banksia as it reminded him of Kinder! Cooper enjoyed the Manuka and Pepper loved Clover. Emma encouraged the kids to ask questions and responded to them age appropriately.

In addition to the Farm Talk you can come and visit the Honey Shop 7 days a week 9-5pm. Inside you can taste the honey varieties and try your luck at finding the Queen Bee in the hive!

 

More Info:

FREE ( bookings advised. Our group had around 14 people)

Farm Talks each Tues/Thurs/Sat during January.

871 Derril Rd, Moorooduc, 3933

10am for approx 1 hour.

Best suited aged 5 and up however younger kids can play in the sandpit and enjoy looking at the working bee hive inside.

Wheelchair accessible parking marked.

Access: A small lip on the door of the small portable building which houses the shop and tasting areas. Talk is held outdoors on the picnic tables. ( tanbark surface)

World Bites Box

World Bites Box

World Bites box takes you around the world each month through a snack journey! Without a doubt one of the highlights of travel is trying new foods. Whenever we explore new destinations the kids love going to the local store and discovering new snacks and […]


Top tips for traveling with a 3 year old.

Top tips for traveling with a 3 year old.

This adventure saw our youngest child aged three.
On reflection it is at this age that some things become easier, gone are naps, nappies and prams but you also have to allow for a lot of flexibility as far as tiredness, determination and moods go!
Here are our top tips:
  • Reduce expectations. Gone are the days of cramming in activities from dawn to dusk! Be happy if you get one outing and limited tantrums.
  • Schedule pool time. It was the hottest month in Laos and a pool was a necessity. We would have two swims a day which kept Woody happy and allowed us all to cool off.
  • Reduce travel speed. Once you slow down to three year old walking pace you get to experience a lot that you may have missed. You get to talk to more people and make new friends.
  • Stock up on favourite snacks and drinks. Woody is not as adventurous with his food like his siblings. He’s happy if there is a steady supply of strawberry milk and biscuits. We always had these handy at airports, on the train and by the pool. We encouraged all efforts of trying something new.
  • Praise all efforts made to say hello to new faces. It’s beautiful the response kids get when they say hello and please in the local language. Encourage politeness but also understand that kids may get annoyed with the costant attention, arm and cheek squeezing and touching of golden locks.
  • Take small adventures in new vehicles. The experience of getting from A to B was enough of an outing if it involved a tuk tuk, push bike or motorbike. Woody loved the journey as much as the destination.
  • Join in activities with local kids. My kids loved swimming in the river at sunset in Vang Vieng and running through the markets with kids in Vientiane. Having kids opens up so many conversations with both locals and other tourists. Language is often a barrier but hand gestures and facial expressions go along way.
  • Bring along notepads, stickers and a favourite toy for the plane and waiting around airports. iPads are also great filled with favourite short tv shows to hold interest. Lollipops are also great for take off and landing as well as waiting in Immigration queues.
  • Tag team parental repsonsibility. We always try and get a morming or afternoon alone to explore while one of us stays with the kids. This allows the kids to rest around the hotel.
  • Our kids were welcomed everywhere we went. We went for family massages, temples and out for dinner and the kids were always greeted warmly. Don’t be afraid to get and and try everything even with kids in tow!

 

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