Category: Family Fun

October 29, 2015

Official Backyard Cricket Rules

Equipment Tennis ball—tape can be applied to one side for added swing Stumps—a garbage bin can be used as a substitute Cricket bat Rules No LBWs. If the ball hits your leg in front of the wickets, it’s play on—regardless of how plumb it looks. 6 and out. If you hit the ball over the […]

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October 20, 2015

5 Camping Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Research, Research, Research The biggest mistake you can make when camping is not doing sufficient research on your campsite and location. It’s crucial that you know what kind of weather you should prepare for and all the facilities supplied by the campsite (toilets, showers, BBQ etc). Research the area and make sure there are no […]

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October 15, 2015

Tips For Teaching Your Kids To Swim

These tips are for consideration only. Before teaching your kids to swim, please consult a trained swimming instructor. Find one on LocalSearch. Tips For Teaching Infants To Swim Getting your baby used to water early on will help make sure they are comfortable in the water. Here are some top tips to remember when putting […]

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September 27, 2015

Fun Activities for Kids on the School Holidays

Fun Activities For Kids At Home DIY Cubby House & Cave  This is a great way to make use of any extra large boxes you may have stashed in your cupboard. Set-up a large box so it is standing on top of some laid out newspaper (or in the backyard) and cut out spaces for […]

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September 7, 2015

Blackout Boredom Busters

Get the Neighbours Together If you are worried about the food in your fridge and freezer going off, get the neighbours together for an impromptu street party! Barbecue: Ask everyone to bring along some meat, salad or cold food and cook up a feast. A blackout is a great excuse to eat ice cream! Esky: Use […]

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September 3, 2015

New Dads: Tips For The Birth

Ask For Support The birth of a newborn is a rollercoaster ride for you both. If you’re working full-time with a heavily pregnant partner at home, don’t be afraid to call on your close family and friends for support during this period. Whether you and your partner want a hand running everyday errands or need […]

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September 2, 2015

Halloween games part 1: kids

The Witches Relay This highly physical game is perfect for tiring out the kids after their sugar rush. Just make sure you have enough space for rogue brooms—we wouldn’t want any “magical” accidents! You’ll need: 2 brooms How to play: Create a starting point and a turn around point. Split up the kids into 2 […]

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August 30, 2015

It's time for the Cairns Festival!

There’s something for everyone at the Cairns Festival this year. No matter your interests, check out the range of exciting talks, performances and activities that are on offer this year. Don’t miss the Cairns Festival and Cultural Diversity Week Official Opening Ceremony and Awards Presentation! When: 28 August at 12pm – 2pm Where: Cairns Botanic […]

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August 25, 2015

New Dads: Tips For The Pregnancy Period

Preparing for a child Consider pregnancy a 9 month preparation period! Along with providing support and reassurance for your partner, you should be doing as much research as possible. Go to your local Townsville book store for pregnancy-related literature or search around online. The Pregnancy Birth & Baby website is a great resource for both […]

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August 24, 2015

Sunshine Coast Mums & Bubs fitness classes

Oxygen Pilates – Zumba and Pilates Whether you want a fast paced workout, or something more relaxed, Oxygen Pilates studio caters to both. Bring your baby along for a Zumba or Pilates session and sweat the stress away! The fun latin beats and rhythms in Zumba class will be sure to get bub moving as […]

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