HOT: Boundless playground, Kings Park, Canberra

Boundless playground is Canberra’s first all abilities playground and is worth visiting if you need a break from sightseeing, as it’s in the centre of town inside King’s Park near the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.         The aim is to create a state-of-the-art play space that is fun and inclusive. Stage one of Boundless playground opened in October 2014 and […]

HOT: Play Up, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a regular stop for Canberra sightseers – and you might think that this heritage building isn’t really interesting for little kids. But did you know that inside is an incredible indoor children’s play space ‘Play Up’? Play Up is a large and thoughtfully curated play […]

HOT: Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Icecreamery, Cnr Great Ocean Road and Elkington Road, Bellbrae

Updated February 2017 Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Icrecreamery is a delicious family-friendly destination on the Great Ocean Road in Bellbrae from the founders of the popular Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice creamery in Yarra Glen. The shop, cafe and gardens are a perfect destination if you’re taking a day trip to the Great Ocean Road. Located between Torquay and Angelsea, […]

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

This month’s roundup of the best family travel articles around web features Pokemon, amazing accommodation in Regional Victoria and interstate jaunting.  Hope you find it useful and interesting, I’d love to hear your feedback parents@tothotornot.com! Family Friendly Melbourne 1. Eat Play Love Travel’s day out at Melbourne Zoo 2. Your ultimate guide to catching Pokemon in […]

HOT: Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra

Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre and arguably Australia’s best science museum, is a must-do for families visiting Canberra. The older your kids, the more they’ll get out of the eight different galleries with over 200 interactive displays. Questacon is spread out out over several levels. The general advice is to start from the top […]

The HOT List: 10 Tips for Harry Potter Studio Tour London

Harry Potter fans around the world converge upon Leavesden, just outside of London, to spend a day at the Harry Potter Studio Tour. There you can go behind-the-scenes at the original Warner Bros studios where all eight of the Harry Potter films were made. It’s a unique experience where you can explore two sound stages […]

HOT: Pod Playground, National Arboretum, Forest Drive, Weston Creek, Canberra

Pod Playground at the National Arboretum is one of Australia’s best playgrounds and it is must-do if you’re in Canberra with kids. The playground is part of the National Arboretum, which in itself is an interesting destination. It is host to 100 forests of rare and endangered trees from around the world. You can admire a […]

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: Wulaba Park, Amelia Street near the corner of O’Dea Avenue and South Dowling St, Waterloo

Wulaba Park in Waterloo is one of Sydney’s newest parks in the Green Square area. It has been built by developers Meriton to provide a community gathering and play area for the residents of the surrounding high rise apartments. The public park contains fantastic structures for older kids who are confident climbers – and who will get a thrill […]

HOT: Sovereign Hill Winter Wonderlights Christmas in July, Sovereign Hill, 3 Bradshaw Street, Ballarat

Make your winter memorable this year with a visit to Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights Christmas in July. The annual event is from Saturday 24 June until Sunday 24 July in 2016. Sovereign Hill is an outdoor museum with replica Victorian-era buildings and structures evoking gold-rush 1850s Ballarat. There is lots to do there – must-dos include panning for […]

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