Posts from the category: Family Travel

25 Ways to Keep Toddlers Busy on a Plane

25 Ways to Keep Toddlers Busy on a Plane

Before leaving on our recent family holiday interstate I asked the Childhood 101 Facebook community for their suggestions for entertaining a mobile (and very active) 16 month old on a five hour plane trip. The suggestions were fabulous and there were quite a few that I hadn't tried before so I … [Read more...]

Gold Coast Family Holidays: Mantra Crown Towers Resort Apartments

Gold Coast Family Holidays | Mantra Crown Towers Resort

This post was sponsored by Mantra Crown Towers Resort Apartments. What does a fabulous family holiday 'look' like for your family? The various members of our little family would vote for swimming, good food, beach time, warm weather and sleep as essentials for a successful holiday :) We recently … [Read more...]

Travel with Kids: Flying With a Baby

Childhood 101 Travel with Kids series | Flying With a Baby

I have travelled by air many times with each of my babies from when they were very young. In fact, by the time she was six months old AJ had travelled alone with me on four interstate work trips. So I have had good cause to learn to pack a lean, mean, on board machine! And by that I mean a carry on … [Read more...]

Holiday, Vacation or Celebration Countdown Calendar!

DIY holiday countdown calendar

There is nothing quite like the anticipation of a child waiting for a holiday to begin or a significant celebration date (who am I kidding, it can be pretty exciting for adults too - especially the vacation option!) In our house such anticipation manifests itself as lots of discussion and … [Read more...]

Family Travel: Road Trip Snack Suggestions

Family Travel | Road Trip Travel Snack Suggestions

This post is by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. Hungry kids are whiny kids and there is nothing worse than a car full of whiny kids on a road trip. To avoid this particular disaster I make sure to pack a variety of snacks for any long journey we have planned. My aim is for my … [Read more...]

Family Road Trips: 7 Tips for Making the Most of the Journey

Travel activities for kids

This post is by regular contributor Tricia Hogbin of Little Eco Footprints. I used to dread long car trips but a change in attitude, a little planning, some snacks and a thermos of tea (just like my Gran used to pack) have helped me embrace the journey. I've learnt to love family road … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Felt Tic Tac Toe Game

Childhood 101 | Handmade games for kids_tic tac toe

At five years of age Immy has recently discovered the joy in a game of Tic Tac Toe (otherwise known as Noughts and Crosses). This felt version of the game was super easy to make and given that we have already played with it many, many times I know that it is a fabulous addition to our games … [Read more...]

Travel Tips for a Family Road Trip

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In today's post regular contributor, Ali Wright of At Home With Ali shares suggestions for music, games and activities just right for family road trips. We do a fair bit of car travel with our 5 and 2.5 year olds to visit grandparents who live some distance away. To keep us all happy on … [Read more...]