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    7 Fun Water Activities To Do Under The Sun During Summer

    It’s the summer, the sun is out, what can you do? The top things that might come to your head could include family day trips, going to the beach, or maybe fun water activities? When it’s hot, the beach and water sound like the ideal plan but visiting the beach doesn’t have to be all about swimming and building sandcastles? When you’re under the sun and need of cooling down, here are some ideas for summer water activities.    1. Rent a Boat Imagine going out in the open blue on your very own boat? Take your family out on a self-drive vessel and you don’t even need a licence! When you’re out in the sea, the rules are yours. Bring some drinks and a bbq, dive into the cool water, snorkel or just relax and let the ocean breeze cool you down. Gold Coast Party Pontoons (Gold Coast) Offers the most luxurious hire boars on the Gold Coast Broadwater Address: 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast Prices start from $400 Visit website for details on boat hires and opening times   2. Speed Boats For adrenaline seekers, riding on a speed boat is great fun and it’s also a quick way to stay cool under the sun.  Thunder Jet Boat (Sydney) Get wet on the harbour! Ride the Thunder Twist or Extreme Adrenaline Rush and hold on as the boat speeds across the river and slides, twists, spins all to get your heart pumping and your hair wet. This is a great way sightsee Sydney but also to cool down when the weather gets hot. Address: Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon, Macquarie St, Sydney Weekdays: 9AM – 5PM Weekends: 9AM – 5PM Rdeis are from $39   3. Kayaking If luxury boats or speeds boats aren’t your thing, then a paddle boat might be the fun you need under the sun. Just be sure to wear a hat and have plenty of sun lotion.  Redlands Kayak Tours (Brisbane) Kids can kayak as part of a school group, school holiday program or just learn how to paddle after school. For kayaking with the family, there are available tour destinations to choose from.  visit the website to book a tour   4. Snorkeling What cooler way to escape the heat than being underwater? Take a trip to an island, maybe to your local beach, or hop on a boat. Australia has many beautiful underwater sites, including the Great Barrier Reef. Maybe you might see a turtle or two? For the best places to snorkel in Australia, read this article   5. Water Parks What better fun is there to cool down in the heat of summer than a trip to a water park? A perfect family activity of swimming, water slides, waves and more awaits! Wet’n’Wild (Sydney) Australia’s #1 Outdoor Water Park. Have a splash this summer. Address: 427 Reservoir Rd Prospect, Sydney Visit website to check out opening times and tickets. Closed during winter season.   6. Surfing Surfing is the Read more [...]

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    Top Things to do in Sydney this Spring

    If you’re looking for activities to keep yourselves and/or the children busy this Spring, check out our recommendations below! Tomatis Address: Suite 303, Level 3/203-233 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff NSW 2027, Australia Contact Info: +61 1800 677 010 A good educational foundation is necessary to ensure that your child has a good chance of making his/her dreams come true in the future! And Tomatis Australia is here to help! They believe that it’s necessary to tap into your child’s unique difficulties and daily challenges by improving auditory processing, giving them the chance to learn and communicate better. It also helps with the regulation of emotions! The Tomatis Method benefits people of all ages through a gentle, holistic and individualized listening re-education! For more info, visit their website! PIEX Address: 3 Carlton St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia Contact Info: +61 422 883 015 Technology is becoming more and more complicated. Ensure that your little ones are ready for the future through PIEX’s unique STEAM program! The Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths program helps develop social emotional skills through coding, robotics, engineering, science and more! PIEX is the perfect place to spark and nurture your child’s love for science and maths! The establishment’s aim is to help your children during their first few steps towards becoming our future leaders, creative thinkers, and inspiring innovators! If that sounds good to you, then click here to visit their website! Extreme Indoor Go Karting Address: 3/66 Christina Rd, Villawood NSW 2163, Australia Contact Info: +61 2 8764 897 If you want your children to experience something new, why not let them try go kart racing? After all, doesn’t every kid love racing? Back in the day, go kart racing was terrifying and dangerous. But these days, most indoor electric go kart tracks have wonderful ways to keep kids safe while they zip around the oval. This includes full face helmets, reflexive barrier systems, 3-point harnesses and remote kill switches in case of an accident. Here are a few reasons why you and your little ones should try it out. It can help your child become a better driver! It can help your children improve their concentration and their reflexes! They could even secure your retirement! Many professional drivers start their careers as kids in karts! It can help build confidence! It’s fun! And of course, in the track, anyone can beat anyone, regardless of age or gender! Interested? Find out more by visiting their website.  Mazescape Escape Room Sydney Address: Suite 207/342 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia Contact Info: +61 2 9212 0954 Escape rooms are perfect for team building events, birthday parties, family events, or even date nights! As part of these real-life games, you and your team will be required to go through the process of problem-solving and elimination. You will also need to crack a series of puzzles and logical mind games while utilizing a wide array of technology to decipher codes and locks, all while racing against Read more [...]

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    Top Things to Do in Sydney this Winter

    Winter is here! Whether you forgot to make plans for your family or you’re running out of ideas on how to keep your children busy, we got you covered! Here’s a list of some fun activities and classes that your little ones, and even the grownups in the family, can enjoy. By the way, all our recommendations are awesome, regardless of the season! Just Football Academy Address: ELS Hall Park, 109A Kent Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia Phone: +61 1300 724 189 If your child’s interested in learning how to play soccer, then look no further than Sydney’s leading football training academy, Just Football Academy! The establishment focuses on helping players become well disciplined and respectful. They also help players build strong minds that are positive and assured. Their program has a small group environment, which guarantees maximum learning, group focus and individual attention. Their programs are flexible both in terms of scheduling and payment! If you still aren’t convinced that soccer’s good for your child, here are a few reasons to get into the sport! Improves focus and attention Enhances social connections and interactions Allows for friendly competition Helps kids stay fit and healthy Encourages teamwork Improves motor skills Helps build self-confidence and self-esteem Promotes cognitive development It’s fun! Check out their website for more info! Let’s go Surfing Maroubra Address: 7 Marine Parade, Maroubra NSW 2035, Australia Phone: +61 2 9344 6100 No one can blame a child for wanting to learn how to surf! It’s such an iconic and exciting sport! Any child attracted to things like skateboarding and rollerblading would surely be interested in surfing! Not to mention it’s much safer, assuming your child knows how to swim. Below are just a few reasons to get into surfing! It’s a great and fun way to exercise! It can help people cope with stress better. It can continuously provide any person with challenges! It helps build confidence! It’s a fun way to experience the beauty of nature! Did you know? Maroubra is world famous for developing local and international surfing legends! What are you waiting for? One of your loved ones could be the next surfing superstar! Click here to visit their website! Click here for more info on surfing lessons designed specifically for families and kids!  Extreme Indoor Go Karting Address: 3/66 Christina Rd, Villawood NSW 2163, Australia Phone: +61 2 8764 8970 Every kid loves racing! If you want them to experience something new, why not let them try go kart racing? Back in the day, go kart racing was terrifying and dangerous. But these days, most indoor electric go kart tracks have wonderful ways to keep kids safe while they zip around the oval. This includes full face helmets, reflexive barrier systems, 3-point harnesses and remote kill switches in case of an accident. Here are a few reasons why you and your little ones should try it out. It can help your child become a better driver! It can help your children improve Read more [...]

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    Top Things to Do in Auckland this Winter (or any other time of the year)

    Top Things to Do in Auckland this Winter (or any other time of the year) Winter is here! Whether you forgot to make plans for your family or you’re running out of ideas on how to keep your children busy, we got you covered! Here’s a list of some fun activities and classes that your little ones, and even the grownups in the family, can enjoy. Escape Rooms New Zealand Address: 9 Anzac St, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand Phone: +64 9-929 4688 Escape rooms are the coolest indoor activities in town! It’s perfect for team building events, birthday parties, family events, or even date nights! Escape rooms are real-life games whereby you and your team will be placed in a themed room of your choice. In order to ‘escape’, you are required to go through the process of problem-solving and elimination and crack a series of puzzles as well as logical mind games while utilizing a wide array of technology to decipher codes and locks, all the while racing against the clock! Escape NZ offers five unique and exciting experiences: Da Vinci, Mad Hatter, School of Wizardry, Asylum, and Hangover. All of which, apart from the last one, are suitable for children. Below are just a few reasons why you and your little ones should try escape rooms. Escape rooms are great for challenging your mind. Challenges are good for any person’s mental health and provide wonderful opportunities to learn something new Escape rooms encourage communication and collaboration It helps develop creativity and critical thinking It provides opportunities for social interaction It’s fun, which can make a huge difference on people’s health! Click here to visit their website! Click here to book a room!   Auckland Drum Studio Address: 14a Haultain St, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand Phone: +64 21 292 5193 The Auckland Drum Studio is a dedicated place of learning and development for all types of drum and music enthusiasts. It offers drum lessons for all abilities.  They offer free meet and greets for all new students! What are you waiting for? You’ve got nothing to lose! Check the place out now! Click here to visit their website! Click here to book a session and for more info on pricing.  If you’re wondering about the benefits of taking up a musical instrument, we’ve got you covered! Check out the list below. Learning to play an instrument stimulates the brain and improves functions like memory and abstract reasoning skills It can help improve a person’s social skills Playing instruments helps people deal with stress It gives people a sense of achievement and helps build confidence It improves patience, discipline, and time management skills It stimulates a person’s creativity It’s fun! If all of these things sound good but you don’t think drums are the right instrument for your child, then you should check out our next recommendation!   Frank’s Music School Address: Ellerslie, Auckland 1060, New Zealand Phone: 09 818 1278 or 021 1006 435 Frank’s Music Read more [...]

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    Top Things to Do in Christchurch this Winter

    Winter is here! We can sometimes forget to make plans for the family (or sometimes plans fall apart) and we’re aware that it’s important to keep our children busy. Which is why we’ve compiled a list of some fun activities that your children (or even parents like us) can enjoy. Check out our recommendations below, which are all awesome regardless of the season!   1.International Antarctic Centre Address: 38 Orchard Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand Phone: +64 3-357 0519   The International Antarctic Centre has a huge range of experiences guaranteed to entertain the whole family. They have everything from Antarctic storm rooms and ATV tours to big screen ice tours and immersive 4D theatres. They even offer encounters with a variety of wildlife, including penguins! One of the other things that’s awesome about it is the fact that it’s open every day of the year! It truly is the perfect place to create memories that will last a lifetime! Interested? Click here to visit their website! Below are just a few reasons why animal encounters are important. Animal encounters are good ways to connect with nature!  Exposing your child to the wonders of nature will help your child see and appreciate its beauty! The unique experience of an animal’s touch and smell and looking at them directly in the eye moves us to care more deeply about protecting these animals and the environment! Animal encounters are valuable learning opportunities! These experiences take children and adults alike beyond traditional zoo visits! You get to interact with and observe animals directly! You can even speak with knowledgeable and dedicated staff who manage the animals’ care! Children learn best in environments that arouse their curiosity and interest. Getting close to animals can be a fun bonding experience that facilitates learning! https://www.iceberg.co.nz Pohatu Penguins Address: 2/8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand Phone: +64 3-304 8542 Take advantage of the unique nature and sea kayak tours offered by Pohatu Penguins and enjoy the spectacular scenery! Below are some of the tours they are offering A tour of the largest Australasian little penguin colony on mainland NZ. A tour of the Pohatu Marine Reserve A 4WD Scenic Nature Tour A night in the middle of a penguin colony! Visit their website for more info! Click here for bookings! GKR Karate Email: region22nz@gkrkarate.com Phone:021 030 8376 The most famous martial arts include Karate, boxing, Judo, Taekwondo, Aikido, and Muay Thai! If you’re looking for a karate class, then look no further than GKR Karate! It has numerous branches across the country, and even overseas! GKR Karate offers self-defence classes for people of all ages!  Their classes provide a warm, friendly and encouraging atmosphere. All instructors are accredited with the International Go-Kan-Ryu Federation. Children may train in regular classes, alongside people of all ages including other family members, or train in special kids’ classes. Did you know? There are plenty of benefits to attending martial arts classes! Check out some of them below! Your Read more [...]

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