Our travels with 3 kids and a wheelchair.

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 […]

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 on the Mornington Peninsula. The gates open at 9am and we were playing hide and seek in the first maze by 9:10. The kids loved finding the 5 buddhas and secret Japanese garden amongst the hedges that are over 25 years old.

The Children’s Maze held lots of secret corners and surprises too. The kids played snakes and ladders, made music in the music shed and spent time in the sandpit.

Around the park.

Along with the mazes there are lots of engaging activities for kids of all ages. Obstacles courses to keep the kids active and thinking. Boardwalks to run along, ropes to swing on and art sculptures to enjoy.

Tube Slides.

This was the highlight of the kids morning. The tube slide area opens up at 10am and is available for kids over 3 ( with a parent) and over 5’s can ride alone. It is part of the general admission ticket price. There are single and double tubes to ride in.

There are a variety of slides available all staffed at the top and bottom. Staff gave lots of support with choosing inner tubes and giving directions on the best way to go down. Team members were extra helpful with our family carrying our tubes while I helped Cooper walked up the big hill. This huge smile was worth the workout up the hill!

 

Wheelchair access.

All the mazes were able to be navigated by Cooper using his manual wheelchair. Some of the gradients around the garden were steep ( yet smooth) which would have been better suited to his Power chair or beach wheelchair. Cooper was able to access the Canopy walk across the wooden swing bridges. There are accessible toilets and accessible parking. The tube slides are not wheelchair accessible but with help we supported Cooper to walk up to the top. He was safe and secure in the tube.

Extra tips:

Other adventures are available which we would love to try next time! The tree surfing was really popular and looks like a great adventure for the whole family.

Pack hats, sunscreen and drink bottles.

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the gardens. There are plenty of tables and chairs in shared areas. There is also a cafe on site.

All the address and ticket details can be found here.

 

  • * we received general admission tickets in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions are our own.
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 […]

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 treats.

We have tried curry flavoured twisties in Sri Lanka, green tea ice-cream in Japan and of course Pfeffernusse gingerbread in Germany.

We can’t go everywhere and try everything and this is where World Bites box comes in to take our tastebuds to a different country each month. Founder Kelly has brought her love of travel and food together in such a fun way.

Which country will we discover today?

We received our box in the post and the kids were so excited to see which country we would get to explore from our own living room.

They loved the booklet that came with the box. Each snack was described and they learnt more fun facts about France.

This would make such a great gift for friends or family who love to explore. It was great to rediscover France after exploring Paris in 2014.

The details:

Each month a new box is delivered to your door.

You can sign up for 3 months for $80AUD ( shipping included )

Available in Australia and coming soon for International foodies!

For more info on subscriptions head here.

*We received our France box from World Bites Box and as always opinions are our own. 

 

To watch the kids open their World Bites box check it out here!

Please note these are not professionally trained actors!

 

 

Sky high in Melbourne.

Sky high in Melbourne.

Eureka Skydeck. I think we have found the best way to discover Melbourne! Head up! You can gain amazing views of this fabulous city and really get your groundings for when you explore the city streets. Eureka Skydeck is located in the Eureka Tower building […]

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium SEA LIFE  Aquarium in Melbourne is situated on the banks of the Yarra River and the perfect place to explore with kids. My kids love places where they can do some hands on learning and the Aquarium did not disappoint. We arrived […]

Summer Sunshine at Oaks Calypso Plaza.

Summer Sunshine at Oaks Calypso Plaza.

We said goodbye to the boys in Melbourne and Pepper and I jumped on a plane heading North to the sunshine.

In just 2 hours we went from wet raining Melbourne to warm, humid Queensland.

The ideal weekend getaway.

A whole weekend just her and I to spend together. Time to talk, swim, surf, walk, wander and explore. And of course, eat ice-cream.

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Christmas Gift guide for travellers.

Christmas Gift guide for travellers.

Christmas is just a month away and we want to share with you our favourite Travel related gifts. (This is not a sponsored post just products we use and love within our family) These gifts are perfect for travellers and those with a love for […]