Visiting Australia’s biggest kids festival. Fun 4 Kids.

  Warrnambool is an great family vacay destination in itself.  Located on Victoria’s spectacular Great Ocean Road and with pods of Southern Right Whales viewable from the beach there are some strong natural drawcords.  Every July though, during the winter school holidays scores of families converge for Fun 4 Kids – Australia’s largest kids festival.…

Disney on Ice presents Frozen review

Throngs of mini Elsa’s in aqua frocks flocked to Melbourne’s Hisense Arena last night for the opening of Disney on Ice presents Frozen.  Myself and my very own Elsa were fortunate enough to be among them.  Commencing with a role call of Disney’s who’s who – Mickey and Minney, Nemo, Ariel and more carving it…

The 2017 Melbourne Winter School Holidays guide

They’re here!  Melbourne’s chilly winter school holidays.  Thankfully there is loads to do to keep the kids entertained. Bug Lab; Little Bugs Super Powers at the Melbourne Museum Instil a sense of wonder in nature at Bug Lab, newly opened at the Melbourne Museum.  This  interactive exhibition features six large-scale bugs – Orchid Mantis, Bombardier Beetle, Jewel…

Ten country activities city kids should do every year

I am raising three city kids.  We live in the suburbs and our weeks are full of school and work and after-school activities.  My kids love arcades, and theme parks and I am constantly battling screen time.  What I don’t want is to raise three exclusively city kids.  There is mounting evidence for the health…

Fun4Kids – Family festival on the Great Ocean Road Giveaway

The winter school holidays are coming and the Great Ocean Road town of Warrnambool is the place to be at the Fun4Kids festival.    Fun4Kids 2017 boasts a great line-up of performers including Giggle’s best buddy Jimmy Giggle.  Also in the line up are Frank Woodley, Trolls, Lah Lah’s Big Live Band, TheSnor’s Travelling Circus, The…

Touring Iceland with Kids

  Erika Jonsson is a Melbourne writer and mother of two boys. She shares her favourite places to take them with Bubs On The Move. Iceland, or the land of ice and fire, is a destination made for families. For most people, it isn’t quick to reach, nor is it the place to go for…

Disney On Ice presents Frozen – Giveaway

A winter tradition for us is attending Disney on Ice.  This year there is a very excited little girl in our house because Disney on Ice presents Frozen is coming to Melbourne and Australia! Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond imagination when Disney On Ice presents Frozen comes to Hisense Arena from 5-9 July! Audiences will be…

Visiting Stockholm with kids

Erika Jonsson is a Melbourne writer and mother of two boys. She has visited Sweden numerous times, including three times with kids. She shares her favourite places to take them with Bubs On The Move. Stockholm is one of the world’s most family-friendly cities, even if it isn’t the most budget-friendly. If you’re clever it…

On being a Fun Mum

  I have a beautiful friend from my university days.  She is the epitome of a Fun Mum.  When we arrive at her house for playdates the driveway is decorated in chalk drawings and activities beyond the scope of a young child – I can see she has been down on her hands and knees…