Discovering the world with young children in tow isn’t always easy.
Enter the Travel Kids Club.
This great initiative allows parents to subscribe their children to receive a monthly information and activities package in the mail that allows them to explore a different country and learn more about the world in which they live.
With our access to technology and immediate electronic communication, there’s something really lovely about a package being delivered to your door these days. Miss 11 and Miss 7 were super excited to arrive home from school to find that their Travel Kids Club pack had arrived just for them … Miss 7 wanted to get stuck into the colouring page straight away!
In this edition, children had the opportunity to discover the country of Cambodia.
I never thought I’d be travelling to Cranbourne to see snow, but that’s exactly what I did on the weekend as my family enjoyed an afternoon out at The Big Freeze Festival.
Heading through an inflatable igloo at the entrance, we were greeted with an indoor winter forest complete with pine trees, fake snow, toadstool seats plus even a deer poking through the wilderness and a lamp post reminiscent of the scenes of Narnia.
It made for some magical photos with my girls who were fascinated by the falling foam snow from above.
The nearby inflatable snow dome was a big hit with my kids as were the cubby house village set up to play and explore. I also lost count of the number of times my girls went down the huge inflatable slide.
My girls tested their snowball making and throwing skills with a bucket of snow included with your entry to try out in the snowball toss area. They weren’t bad either I have to say!
As the winter school holidays approach and we start considering what activities we might get up to, a trip to the snow is usually raised as a possibility. Because you know what? My girls have never seen snow!
Each year I plan to take them and each year I put it into the too hard basket when I consider the time it takes to organise the trip plus the cost of kitting us all out with snow clothes and other gear, whether they be hired or purchased.
But this year there’s an easier and cheaper option – the Big Freeze Winter Family Festival!