The HOT List: Family Friendly Wyndham – Top 10 Places to Go with Kids

Wyndham in Melbourne’s west covers Werribee, Point Cook and surrounds it is one of Melbourne’s fastest growing areas.  There’s lots to discover in Wyndham and if you don’t live there it’s a fantastic day trip location that’s only 30 minutes from the CBD. Here are my list of Top 10 places to go in Wyndham with […]

HOT: Mr Beebe’s Eating House, 17 View Point, Bendigo

Mr Beebe was a prominent architect and politician in 19th century Bendigo. Amongst many of his landmark buildings is the two story Colonial Mutual Life Building which now houses Mr Beebe’s Eating House in Bendigo’s CBD. The stylish split level restaurant offers lunch and dinner seven days a week with a sharing menu that allows maximum flexibility. The […]

HOT: Percy and Percy, Cnr Hargreaves & Baxter Sts, Bendigo

Percy and Percy is a Bendigo cafe that has transformed a former grocer in a quiet residential area into a delightful neighbourhood cafe. It’s a labour of love for the owners Elisha Jeffrey and Dan Bahn and their staff are like family. The cafe is spacious, with a main dining room, a secluded private meeting […]

The HOT List: Top 9 Places to go with Kids in Gisborne and Macedon

Gisborne and Macedon are two of the smaller towns in the Macedon Ranges and both towns are a great place for a combined day trip or half-day trip as they are less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Here are my tips on where to play, eat and visit in Gisborne and Macedon with kids. PLAY Macedon Ranges Adventure […]

HOT: The Woodhouse, 101 Williamson St, Bendigo

The Woodhouse Bendigo is a pizzeria and steakhouse where everything is cooked, baked, grilled using sustainable redgum wood from Barmah Forest.  Every year The Woodhouse goes through approximately 40 tonnes of wood! No gas is used, which adds a degree of difficulty to the cooking. We were invited to sample the menu of this award-winning restaurant. There are a […]

The HOT List: Top 10 Family Travel Links on the Web – April 2016

This month I’m experimenting with a new series – a monthly roundup of the best articles around web that I’ve read about family travel. Hope you find it useful and interesting, I’d love to hear your feedback parents@tothotornot.com!   Family Friendly Melbourne Get in touch with nature at Badger Weir Road-testing the 10 Best Freak […]

HOT: Cortille Café, 322 Lyttleton Tce, Bendigo

Cortille Café is a popular Bendigo CBD cafe – just look out for the queues in front of the colourful restored caravan jammed inside to become a coffee cart. The cafe is split into several areas. The main dining room is bright and light and overlooked by a giant trumpet-toting monkey mural. The space with […]

The HOT List: Family Friendly Bendigo – Top 22 Places to Go with Kids

Bendigo is a former Gold Rush town in Central Victoria and one of our regular regional destinations with the kids. It’s just a 90 minute drive from Melbourne and offers grand Victorian buildings, lovely streetscapes and a slower pace of life, while still boasting interesting cultural and culinary attractions. Here are my tips on where […]

The HOT List: Family Friendly Woodend – Top 6 Places to Go with Kids

Woodend is a picturesque town just under an hour’s drive from Melbourne at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. The town is the perfect starting point to explore the Macedon Ranges region and there’s enough to do for a mini-break yet small enough to not overwhelm little kids. Here are my tips on the best places to go in Woodend […]

The HOT List: Top 14 Places to go with Kids in Geelong

Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city and it’s so easy to get to from Melbourne being only about 1 hour by freeway or Vline train. The city has lots to offer families, particularly the Geelong Waterfront area, and it makes for a fantastic half or full day destination for families. Here are some of my […]

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