Christmas in Darwin – Santa photos, lights, events and places to go on Xmas day

Christmas Lunch in Darwin

Christmas in Darwin is well and truly alive! There is so much festive fun happening around the place! It is hard to sometimes find and locate all the different events and Christmas happenings so we have rounded them all up for you in one place. Where to get your Santa photos, Christmas light displays and where there is still places available to celebrate breakfast, lunch or dinner on the big day! Also don’t forget to check out our School holidays blog which has some events and places doing Christmas crafts and other activities for the kids!

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Darwin School Holidays December and January 2018/19 – Ultimate Guide

Darwin School Holidays December and January

Darwin School holidays December and January break is fast approaching! We will have six weeks break in December and January for Darwin public schools. Starting Saturday 15th of December until Monday 28th January (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school). First day of school in the New year for Darwin students is Tuesday 29th January 2019. Darwin Family Life has rounded up some of the fantastic options that are free (or affordable) activities to do with your kids these Darwin School holidays December and January!

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Best Christmas Gift ideas for Darwin families

Christmas gifts ideas Darwin

It is never too early to start your Christmas shopping. In fact Christmas is fast approaching with 6 weeks to go! If you have a family member that is challenging to buy for or you are just looking for something unique, check out this list of Christmas gift ideas for Darwin families. We have rounded up some great local options to support our Darwin businesses this Christmas.

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The Amazing Burning Circus – all about them & their services

burning circus
When you first meet the Burning Circus duo Trinket and Brad you will be amazed by their energy, their personalities and fun antics! I first met Trinket and Brad at a School holidays gig in 2017 and I was immediately drawn to how they interact with kids and their fun energy and kind nature. They opened up their Burning Circus Headquarters and Big Top Coffee Shop in December 2017 which is located at 6 Charles Street in Stuart Park and it has just gone from strength to strength. I caught up with them recently to discuss all the various services and fun circus workshops they offer to families and a bit more about the Burning Circus.

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Our Top tips for a Bali family holiday

Bali family holiday

Bali, one of the most popular holiday destinations in Southeast Asia, is loved by many for its hippy streets, hiking trails and sunshine. For many Darwin families it is quicker (and cheaper) to escape to Bali than down south for a family getaway. When one thinks of partying and beach holiday, Bali would most likely top the list. But parties aside, do you know that Bali is an excellent destination for your Bali family holiday too? The wide variety of accommodations, cuisines, sightseeing spots and kid-friendly attractions make it a perfect place for families with kids. Read on for some of our top tips for a fun Bali family holiday.

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The daily grind of Motherhood

the daily grind of motherhood
The daily grind of Motherhood. When you have little ones, the daily grind of day in and day out can be relentless. But it will soon change, everything is a stage and a phase and the little ones will soon grow a little more and need you a little less. Have you ever sat and flicked through photos and remembered moments. Ones you may have forgotten? The good, the bad, the challenging times. The beauty of social media these days is the good old Facebook memories and other apps and things that prompt our memories. I am so grateful for these snippets of my past mothering days because having 3 little ones under 2 in the beginning life was pretty blurry.

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Our Mum bodies – Mum body image after having kids

Mum body image

Mum body image. It is a thing. I have chatted to other Mum’s and it is a common theme but not many people talk about it openly. It is accepting your body and how it changes and looks after babies. I personally have struggled in the past and still occasionally struggle with my Mum body image – which I will talk about my own struggles in this blog. After having children one of the most difficult adjustments can be in accepting your post-baby body. If you are struggling with your mum body image, check out our tips on a little bit of self-acceptance.Continue Reading →

Teaching photography to your kids

teaching photography to your kids

Teaching photography to your kids is a fun exercise. You get to spend time with them and bond. You are encouraging them to be interested in a new hobby which they will enjoy. In today’s world where kids are constantly at home on the computer, iPad or mobile phone playing games; it is very important to teach them a hobby that will get them out of the house into nature and allow them to explore their surroundings.

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Fannie Bay Super Pizza – Kids Eat FREE deal family friendly restaurant

Fannie bay super pizza

Fannie Bay Super Pizza is an amazing kid friendly restaurant. As a Mum to four young kids I know taking kids out to dine at a restaurant can be challenging and tricky most of the time. Will the kids like the food, will the kids be too noisy or messy, will it be too busy, is the place family friendly? What do they have to keep my kids entertained or will I have to put an Ipad or my phone in front of them to keep them busy. Fannie Bay Super pizza ticks all the boxes for a family friendly restaurant and it is fast becoming a favourite place for my family to go to.

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