Welcome to the third Aussie Family Holiday Friday, bringing you terrific ideas for all sorts of expeditions and adventures.
Here’s to travelling well with your family, even when it’s just to the park down the road.
Earth Hour and Great Barrier Reef Doco On Saturday 29th March
Earth Hour, the world’s annual big switch off, happens this Saturday at 8.30pm. Started in Australia, Earth Hour now reaches over 7000 cities in 152 countries.
The focus of this year’s campaign is the Great Barrier Reef. There’s a TV doco screening on Channel 10 at 4.30pm ‘Lights Out For The Reef.’
Earth Hour website here. There’s a competition on the website to win a trip to Lady Elliot Island to experience the GBR for yourself.
Royal Easter Show Sydney Packages From Four Seasons
The Four Seasons hotel is at the Harbour end of George Street, a fantastic location for visiting Sydney. If you’re thinking of coming for the Royal easter Show, their special package includes:
A family ticket to the Sydney Royal Easter Show for two adults and two children
Breakfast in The Woods restaurant for two adults and two children
Overnight valet parking for one car
Luxurious accommodations in a Grand Premier Room with one rollaway bed
There are other Easter specials, plus Choose Your Own Adventure offers, with tickets to some of our best known attractions.
Kiama – Great Day Trip or Weekends Away From Sydney
There’s a fab report on Kiama over on my friend Carolyn’s blog.
Carolyn explains all sorts of things to see and do there, and also adds in information about the best style and home wares shops – bonus! Check it out on Desire Empire, click here.
And whilst we’re down that way…
Jamberoo Stay and Play Packages With Novotel and Mercure
If you’re thinking of an Easter school holidays trip to Jamberoo Action Park, you can take advantage of great rates and a free family pass at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach and Mercure Gerringong. Both are family-friendly properties, check out these specials here.
Mercure Gerringong [email protected]
Novotel Wollongong: phone +61 2 4224 3111 or email [email protected]
Heavy Horses World Ploughing Record Attempt in Yass
On Sunday 4 May 2014, the Yass Antique Farm Machinery Club (YAFMC) will attempt to set a world record when they bring over 100 heavy horses together to plough a field. Named ‘Woo Back’ this will certainly be a fantastic event to watch, what animals are more appealing than huge working horses?
The weekend will offer spectators much more than the May 4 World Record attempt, with other heavy horse events including logging and harness displays, heavy horse measure, trade stands, food, a vintage tractor pull and antique engines on display.
Entry is $10 per person, free for children 15 and under, and a gold coin donation from pensioners. Free camping is available around the site.
For more information, click here.
Baby Dolphins in Bunbury, WA
Jo Castro over at Zigazag has a great post about dolphin spotting in WA and the photos are too cute. Check it out here.
That’s it for this week. Keep tuning in each Friday for more ideas and inspiration for your family.
City visits, day trips, weekends away and long holidays- all of these give us a break from the day to day and can refresh the whole family.
Where will you travel to this day. week, month or year?