Author Archives: freebutfun

Campgrounds in Australia and New Zealand

A quick ad: once again, while driving south from Sydney, we spent the nights in cabins on campgrounds. Just like we did last year exploring New Zealand. We’ve found them to be easy with kids and good value for money: clean (but simple), some cooking facilities, barbeques, a playground, often a pool and other entertainment […]

Raymond Island

A beautiful morning, a short free (for pedastrians) ferry ride, useful advise from the ferry driver about were to walk and we got to see these cute Australians as well as some roos in their natural habitat. According to our children the best part was to see a koala eat and poop at the same […]

Wildlife on the South Coast of NSW

We fell in love with Narooma, Australia! We were just supposed to stretch our legs a bit on a short boardwalk there in the morning before driving further. But then we spotted a small stingray. Then a lot of fish in various sizes and colours. And saw the tidal movement (which virtually doesn’t exist in […]

Shoalhaven Zoo in Nowra, NSW

We highly recommend the little zoo in Nowra, South Coast NSW, for a 1-2hr stop on a road trip with children. It was small enough but well taken care of and we got to see most of the “important” Australian wildlife there plus a few other wild animals. The entrance for a family was 78 […]

Sydney – Affordable Top 5 with kids

Sydney is an expensive place to live in, even for visitors the cost of accommodation is sky high. But it is such a lovely city that offers so much! Fortunately there are things one can do for almost no cost too. 1. Darling Harbour is no brainer but it IS a lovely area and has […]

Long Hauls with 5-6 yo Children 

At the airport: great for PokémonGo and reading excersice for a beginner. The motivation to find out what the signs say is there. On the flight:   our kids packed each in their bag a design book (cars/clothes, very much in use), a few comic magazines and books, yarn for doing some finger crocheting (which they […]

Email

Recently I blogged about our approach on kids online: we have lived up to our decision to be more proactive about using internet together. This has resulted in my 6 yo daughter wanting to read about e.g. (basic) programming instead of an evening story (!?!). After reading about ones and zeros, electromagnetic waves, light waves, […]

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Towards the Horizon

Packing up the house and kids and heading for the horizon