Family-Friendly Australia Day Events, Brisbane 2018

5th January 2018

Family-Friendly Australia Day Events, Brisbane 2018

Written by Kerenza

 Find Australia Day events suitable for the whole family! Logan City Australia Day Kids Club Party 26 January, 3-5pm Greenbank RSL Children aged 4 years and older can attend this supervised party. Ticket entry ($5) includes animal encounters with Gecko's Wildlife Experience, face painting with Super Steph, party food and a soft drink. Kids Eat Free from a select menu with every full...
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LEGO Events and Activity Programs

5th January 2018

LEGO Events and Activity Programs

Written by Kerenza

Logan City BRICKS 4 KIDS Krank Program 12 January, 10am-12noon Caddies Community Centre (19-33 South Street, Jimboomba) Children aged 5 years and older can build in-house BRICKS 4 KIDZ® models and enjoy creative play. All participants will receive a mystery gift. Cost: FREE! Bookings essential. Register expression of interest via: http://bit.ly/2CC0OGE RoboCreations 13 January,...
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Places to Visit with Children – Sunshine Coast.

31st December 2017

Places to Visit with Children – Sunshine Coast.

Written by Kerenza

From its gorgeous coastline and stunning hinterland, the Sunshine Coast is jam-packed with fun things to do and places to visit with children. We have found 5 amazing yet, “lessor known” places to visit with children. Choose one that best suits your family’s interests, or plan a holiday and visit several! The Old Train Tunnel Dularcha National Park Paget Street, Moolollah Are...
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Child-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations

28th December 2017

Child-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Written by Kerenza

Logan City   New Years Eve Kids Club Party 31 December, 3-5pm, Greenbank RSL (54 Anzac Avenue, Hillcrest) Reptiles, snakes and more with Gecko's Wildlife Experience Face painting with Super Steph's Face painting Party food and drink Fully supervised event for kids over 4yrs All inclusive ticket price ($5 per child) Brisbane NYE 2017 - One Night in Naples 31...
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Child-Friendly Dining Options, Logan City

28th December 2017

Child-Friendly Dining Options, Logan City

Written by Kerenza

We love taking the family out to local restaurants and cafes, especially when the venue provides play areas or activities to entertain the children. With so many dining options in Logan City, it is not surprising to present such a lengthy list of child-friendly venues. Windaroo Tavern 159-163 Beenleigh-Beaudesert Road, Windaroo Free children's meal with every adult meal purchased...
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Best Rock Pools, Rivers and Creeks for Swimming

28th December 2017

Best Rock Pools, Rivers and Creeks for Swimming

Written by Kerenza

There is something adventurous about freshwater swimming - the cool waters, the exploration and the sheer natural beauty of the surrounding bush or parklands. Below are some recommendations for family-friendly swimming in rock pools, rivers and creeks. They are all easily accessible by car, within 90 minutes drive from Logan City and require only a short walk from the car park or...
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A Very Quirky Holiday!

30th June 2017

A Very Quirky Holiday!

Written by Kerenza

“On my holiday I rode a toy animal around Coochiemudlo Island”   This is simply one of many "whimsical and fun" experiences offered by Hayley and Benjamin – owners of Quirky Cottages. Located a 10 minute walk from the ferry and a 5 minute walk from the boat ramp, this holiday destination provides Visits to the Quirky Train Farm Accommodation aboard carriages on...
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Exploring Tamborine Mountain With Children

25th June 2017

Exploring Tamborine Mountain With Children

Written by Kerenza

Tamborine Mountain offers an abundance of places to visit and activities for children of all ages. Below are our top ten recommendations for family outings: Piano Rock Approximately halfway up Tamborine Mountain lies a rock that has been painted to look like a piano. This rock has been repainted several times over the last 50 years, with sheet music being added at some point. Only...
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School Holiday Guide June/July 2017

20th June 2017

School Holiday Guide June/July 2017

Written by Kerenza

June July School Holiday Guide
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Winter Celebrations In and Around Brisbane

7th June 2017

Winter Celebrations In and Around Brisbane

Written by Kerenza

Events that celebrate the wonders of winter - not to be missed! Skating At Festival - Brisbane 16 June-9 July, King George Square (Brisbane) 10am-8pm (Monday–Thursday) 10am-10pm (Friday-Saturday) 9am-8pm (Sunday) Experience the wonders of a snowy winter at King George Square. Activities include: Ice skating for ages 3 years and up (skating aids can also be rented) An ice...
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Recognising and Identifying Sight Words

18th May 2017

Recognising and Identifying Sight Words

Written by Kerenza

There are countless learning opportunities for children to recognise or identify sight words. The following suggestions are activities that will engage children (especially reluctant learners) through physical activity, recreational games and exploratory play. For each activity, sight words are either written on a surface (using chalk or paint) or printed onto a set of signs. I would personally...
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Creative Ways for Practising Letter Formation

14th May 2017

Creative Ways for Practising Letter Formation

Written by Kerenza

Help - My Child Doesn't Want to Practise Writing Letters of the Alphabet! The following activities encourage the development of letter formation skills without the use of traditional pencil and paper worksheets. Links to templates are provided, however similar templates can easily be created by yourself. Touching and Feeling Letters of the Alphabet Providing textured block letters...
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Markets in and Around Logan City

11th May 2017

Markets in and Around Logan City

Written by Kerenza

Weekly Markets   The Early Bird Breakfast Markets Beenleigh Town Square (1 Kent Street, Beenleigh) Markets held every Sunday, 6:00am-12:00pm The Early Bird Breakfast Markets are a Sunday celebration of all things breakfast, food, produce, provisions, crafts, knick-kacks and more. Beenleigh Showground Market Beenleigh Showgrounds (92 Milne Street, Mount Warren Park) Markets held...
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The Benefits of Reading the Same Book to Your Child – Again and Again!

9th May 2017

The Benefits of Reading the Same Book to Your Child – Again and Again!

Written by Kerenza

Repeated reading of a book to your child plays a significant role in the development of literacy skills in the early years. Reading to your child every night is not just an activity for inclusion in bedtime routine but an opportunity for bonding, fostering an early passion for reading and preparing your child for school. As a parent it can be very tempting to encourage your child to select...
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Farmstays in Ipswich

8th May 2017

Farmstays in Ipswich

Written by Kerenza

Louise Lavery is a content writer and the online content manager for Families Magazine & Families Online - a resource for parents with children aged 0-13. Families Magazine is the Clever Resource for Thinking Parents. Farmstays in the greater Ipswich areas are a wonderful chance for families to connect with nature and with each other. See what we’ve found for you!   Farmstays...
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