Would you visit a concentration camp with your children?

‘How old are you?’ – Jacob* asked my son. “Twelve and a half,” my son answered proudly. “That’s exactly the age I was when I escaped from the train and lost my mum,” Jacob told my son. But this was no ordinary train. This was a train in Poland. And Jacob was a young Jewish … Continue reading “Would you visit a concentration camp with your children?”

Australia Zoo – family friendly tried and tested

Travelling with children can often mean doing something that is not really up your alley. But sometimes that is a positive thing – and you end up enjoying the experience much more than you expected. During our recent Sunshine Coast holiday, hubby mentioned we should take the kids to Australia Zoo. I was a bit … Continue reading “Australia Zoo – family friendly tried and tested”

Visiting Barwon Park Mansion

On a rather damp and dark day on Victoria’s Surf Coast, we decided to head inland from Torquay to visit Barwon Park. This 42 room bluestone mansion was built in 1872 and bequeathed to the National Trust in the 1970s. I have wanted to visit since I was a girl – always curious as we … Continue reading “Visiting Barwon Park Mansion”

Visit the Great Ocean Road’s Split Point lighthouse

When it comes to things to do on Victoria’s Surf Coast, most people just think about one thing – the beach. But there is a lot more for families to discover in this area – especially during the cooler months which is actually a time when I prefer visiting this area. Still as beautiful but … Continue reading “Visit the Great Ocean Road’s Split Point lighthouse”

Keep safe this summer

There are already indications this summer is going to be a long, hot one. And while most people living in fire (or severe weather) prone areas, have you thought about what you would do if you were to experience fire, flood or a cyclone while on your family holiday? I have previously collated important information … Continue reading “Keep safe this summer”