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Family Friendly Restaurants in Sydney With Kids

Guide to eating out in Sydney with kids. Sydneysiders are spoilt for choice when it comes to kid friendly places to eat. From delightful little suburban cafes to trendy inner city pubs, families are welcome with open arms in the beautiful harbour city. At breakfast time there are hundreds of cafes all over Sydney that provide excellent food and coffee. (Don’t forget to ask for a babycino for your little ones as babycinos are taken very seriously in Sydney!) At lunch and dinnertime you can dine everywhere from a sushi train to an upmarket restaurant, as most eateries in Sydney are used to have little customers at their tables. Below are only a handful of child friendly places on offer in Sydney and they are all very easy to get to via public transport if you are visiting Sydney with kids.

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Family Weekend Getaways Australia: Beechworth

Weekend getaways with kids around Melbourne. Every family holiday planner in Victoria should include at least a day trip out to Beechworth, a town in northern Victoria with a great reputation as a family holiday destination. The heritage town boasts a gorgeous streetscape of shops and restaurants that all maintain a country escape feel. Just outside of town there are farm stays, wineries and cycling trails. For a taster of just how pretty regional Australia can be, don’t miss Beechworth.

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Road Trips With Kids: From A Kid’s Perspective

What do children really think about family road trips with kids? In June 2014 Tom Ingram (11) and his siblings George (9) and Sophie (7) and his parents went on an epic family road trip around Australia that covered 17,000 kilometres in 70 days. They drove from Kiewa to Adelaide, then up through central Australia to the Flinders Ranges, the Oodnadatta track, Coober Pedy, Uluru (we were here 2 days and that was enough), Kings Canyon (pretty tough but great rim walk views), Alice Springs (awesome nocturnal animal tour), Darwin, Corroborree Billabong (where we stayed on a house boat. AMAZING – watch out for the crocs – we saw heaps!) and Kakadu. Then across to Queensland to Karumba, Atherton Tablelands, Seisia (near the top of Cape York) and down to Cape Tribulation (saw cassowaries at the Discovery Centre), Port Douglas, Magnetic Island and all the way back to Kiewa. Phew! Tom chatted to suitcases&strollers about his family road trip and about whether long drives are actually enjoyable for kids.

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Family Friendly Holidays: Perth Insider

Perth with kids is a pretty perfect city. Beaches, blue skies, parks, brilliant weather and that charming Aussie laid back vibe – what’s not to love? suitcases&strollers chatted to blogger Amanda Kendle of I’m Not A Ballerina – I’m A Traveller and a Thinker and mama to a four-year-old son about Australia’s west coast and her insider tips for the best things to do in Perth with kids. Here is the suitcases&strollers Perth city guide.

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Hiking the Grand Canyon With Kids & A Wheelchair

8 kids aged 9 to 19 carry their grandfather and his wheelchair through the Grand Canyon. At the end of March the Headings family paid tribute to their head, Bob Headings, by carrying about 250 to 300 pounds of Bob and his wheelchair and all the gear that the family needed over 3 days and 17 miles through the Grand Canyon. Their amazing family travel story will astound and certainly bring a few tears.

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Skiing in Australia: Snow in Victoria

Round up of skiing in Victoria, Australia with kids. Whether you want to do snowboarding in Australia or you just want to see snow in Australia, there are three options all within close proximity of Melbourne that make great choices as family holiday destinations. Here is the suitcases&strollers travel guide to skiing in Victoria with kids.

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Holiday Destinations Australia: Top 10 in Australia’s South West

Australia’s South West named in the Top 10 Family Friendly Destinations by Lonely Planet. Travelling to Western Australia with kids is renowned for its big blue skies, mild weather, stunning natural scenery and friendly local folk. But did you know that it is specifically the south west of the state that is a favourite for visitors from all over the globe? From the biggest free playground in the southern hemisphere to its glorious beaches, here are the top 10 reasons why Australia’s South West is a must visit family holiday destination in Western Australia for kids.

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Family Friendly Restaurants In Melbourne With Kids

Eating out in Melbourne with kids can be a conundrum if you don’t know where to go. Melbourne is known to be the eating out capital of Australia – everywhere you turn there is a tiny bar, pop up restaurant or hole-in-the-wall serious coffee shop. And while it is possible to cram your stroller into a crowded Asian noodle shop or perch with child atop lap on a milk crate down a back lane somewhere, sometimes all you want is a comfortable eating experience for you and the kids. Here’s suitcases&strollers list of family friendly restaurants that are still cool for parents. 

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3 Best Family Friendly Activities For Kids in Albury

Highlights of family holidays in Albury with kids. The best family holidays in Australia always involve the great outdoors and that is why Albury is such a fantastic family holiday destination. Almost halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, the twin towns of Albury and Wodonga have tons to offer for families traveling with kids who want to stop on a road trip with kids. But perhaps lesser well known is the fact that there is some truly beautiful and awe inspiring scenery to be seen in the region, if only you know where to look. Here, the suitcases&strollers travel tips for some of the best activities to do with kids in Albury (and Wodonga).

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Winter Family Holidays: Western Australia With Kids

Looking for a winter family vacation? Then you should definitely be thinking about Western Australia. While you get to enjoy winter holiday activities such as sitting by log fires, eating hearty meals overlooking the green hills and warm cups of tea on misty mornings, the weather is still temperate enough that there are plenty of reasons to go outdoors too. In the south west of the state, the scenery is picture perfect and (some would say) at its most beautiful during the cooler months. If you’re looking for winter family vacations that are a break from the tropical heat and involve fresh air, sunshine and beautiful natural scenery (whale watching anyone?) then it’s time to head to Western Australia with kids.

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Unusual Holiday Destinations: Vik in Iceland

Iceland is famous for its volcanoes and there is no better one to visit than the one that erupted in 2010, Eyjafjallajokull. From the unlikely little village of Vik in Iceland, there are lots of family friendly activities to do with kids (including Eyjafjallajokull) that will give a fantastic taster of what Iceland is all about – glaciers, waterfalls and huge volcanoes. For family adventure holidays, this is hard to go past.  

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Free Things To Do in Singapore With Kids

There is no doubt that Singapore is a fantastic family holiday destination but it is not known for being a cheap holiday destination. Unless you have the insider tips to help you maintain your family holiday budget. There are plenty of free activities for kids in Singapore, you just need to know where to look. For alternative family holidays in Singapore with kids beyond the casinos, theme parks and expensive restaurants, here is the ultimate suitcases&strollers city guide to Singapore with kids on a budget.

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Family Friendly Festival: Camp Bestival With Kids

Kid friendly festivals don’t get much better than family festival Camp Bestival. From 30 July to 2 August 2015 the fields around Lulworth Castle in Dorset, England will be filled with family festival fun. While you get into live acts like Kaiser Chiefs, Bob Geldof and DJ Rob Da Bank, the kids can watch Cat In The Hat or forage in the forest, meet new friends and have an awesome weekend. Here’s everything you need to get ready for Camp Bestival 2015.

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Free Things To Do In Melbourne With Kids

Melbourne has plenty of free activities for kids. While it is Australia’s hipster city renown for cool cafes, hidden laneway bars and graffiti art, it is also a city where you can definitely have family vacations on a budget. If you want to keep your little ones (or not so little ones) occupied on the cheap, or even for free, then you’re more than catered for in Melbourne; in fact there are a number of free things to do in Melbourne for kids. Here are some family travel ideas for free kids activities in Melbourne.

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Extreme Adventure Holidays: Chasing The Northern Lights

If your kids love looking at the night sky, it’s worth considering taking them on one of the great once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences to view the Northern Lights. Photographer Joseph Bradley of Joseph Bradley Auroras has been taking photos of the Northern Lights for 9 years now and lives in Yukon, Canada with his kids aged 4 and 6 years old. He tells suitcases&strollers what you can expect to see, how to maximise your chances of catching a glimpse of them and how you will know if your kids are ready for a family holiday to chase the Northern Lights.

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Kid Friendly Wineries: Rutherglen

Rutherglen wine region in Victoria, Australia is one of the country’s little hidden secrets. Much smaller than the more famous wine areas such as the Margaret River, Barossa or Hunter Valley, this means that far from coming across lots of bus tours and crowded tasting rooms, instead there are plenty of tiny family friendly wineries run by multi generational wine makers that welcome parents with small kids. Famed for their sweet wines (locally referred to as “stickies”) the kid friendly wineries of Rutherglen make for a perfect couple of days of wine tasting and family bonding. Here are some of the more family friendly wineries in Rutherglen.

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Exclusive Traveling With Kids Checklists For Subscribers Only!

Have you joined the suitcases&strollers mailing list yet? If not, it’s time to get moving as we have some brand new traveling with kids checklists coming just for our subscribers. Whether you’re after a flying with a toddler checklist to help you pack your nappy bag or you just want to make sure you don’t forget any of those essential travel documents, suitcases&strollers has specially created these comprehensive traveling with kids checklists than you can download, print and use whenever you need them.

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USA Family Holidays: Boston Insider

If you’re planning family holidays in the USA with kids, you shouldn’t go past a few days in Boston with kids. This elegant and stately city has beautiful public galleries and museums, parks for the summer, ski fields for the winter and plenty of history to educate and entertain. suitcases&strollers chatted to Robin Hutson, Editor of Luxe Recess: For Parents Who Like Really Nice Hotels and mama to a 9-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy about why she loves her hometown and why your USA family holidays should be all about Boston baby.

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Travel Stroller Review: Baby Jogger City Select

Which is the best travel stroller to buy? The Baby Jogger City Select comes pretty close, says Singaporean realtor Amber Oh. And she should know. The mum and her husband photographer Alex Tan already own four strollers to get around with their three kids Ryan (5), James (3) and Melody (3 months) so they have some experience in what makes for a good, solid travel stroller. Amber put the Baby Jogger City Select to the test transporting their brood all over the Lion City including to a 5 kilometre family fun run in Sentosa. Here’s her verdict.

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Road Trips With Kids: The Golden Circle in Iceland

A family adventure holiday to Iceland with kids really isn’t complete without visiting the extremely popular Golden Circle. This is a 300 kilometre drive of natural geological formations and sites that takes in old volcanoes, waterfalls, geysers and even some Teutonic plates. To get a real sense of the landscape of Iceland (home to so many myths and legends) as well as to be able to spend some proper time at each stop, plan your own road trip with kids around the Golden Circle, instead of hopping on a tour bus. It’s easy to do a road trip with kids in Iceland – here’s all the family travel tips you need.

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