Top 5 things to do in Sydney when it rains… with kids!
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It’s wet and freezing here in Sydney. I’ve just turned the fridge off at the wall. Seriously. It’s a waste of power and the house is an icebox anyway. I feel like a character from Doctor Zhivago. The weather predictions … Read More

Last chance to see Vivid!
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Staying in Sydney this long weekend? Take the kids down to the Opera House, the Rocks and Circular Quay and check out the fabulous festival of lights and music. Vivid is now in it’s third year and bigger and better … Read More

Win a copy of – Kids Welcome to Queensland
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Kids Welcome to Queensland is a fantastic guide for parents visiting the Sunshine State. Author Sarah Pye has done all the legwork, so you don’t have to. Her book uses a unique rating system, which enables you to choose the … Read More

Unaccompanied minors on Virgin
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Nowadays, with families scattered all over the place, it’s extremely common for children to travel alone. Mine fly alone a few times each year. And they love it! In Australia, my first (and only choice) is Virgin Blue. Virgin Blue … Read More

Castlemaine, Victoria with kids
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By Katrina Griffiths We spent 3 days in Castlemaine visiting family and Abie had an absolute ball. The girls were free to explore the bush surrounding my Grandmother’s house with their cousins. In fact one of the twins fell out … Read More

Rutherglen here we come…
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By Katrina Griffiths I can’t help but be amazed at how cold it is only 5 hours out of Sydney. It feels like winter is well and truly upon us complete with rain, drizzle and fog. Its only April and … Read More

Along the road to Gundegai…
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By Katrina Griffiths The first day of our holiday started in typical fashion, with some hiccups. My hungover husband collected the campervan from a very crowded Appollo office whose management had, in an inspired moment, only employed one person on … Read More

Around the world at one festival
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One of the great things about a festival like WOMAD is that you expose your kids to dozens of cultures, all at one event. Get those (itchee) feet tapping right around the world! 2011’s WOMAD had (to name a few … Read More

WOMADELAIDE
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We just spent the weekend in Adelaide, attending WOMAD. What a fantastic family-friendly festival. “WOMADelaide began in 1992 and has gone on to become one of Australia’s favourite festivals; the 2010 festival attracted 81,500 attendances over four days (not including … Read More

5 “cool” kid-friendly activities in Sydney
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Escape the Sydney heat and take the kids to one of these cool places: Spend a day in the air-conditioned comfort of one of the city’s fantastic museums. Two of our favourites are the Powerhouse Museum and the Maritime Museum, … Read More

IF Top 5 Ballina swimming spots… for kids
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There are many difficult decisions to make when holidaying in Ballina… like where will we take the kids swimming next? For such a tiny dot on the map, Ballina leaves families spoilt for choice. We usually managed two different swimming … Read More

An oasis of calm in Ballina
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One of the most enjoyable afternoons I had with RIOT these holidays has been our visit to Ballina’s Thursday Plantation, the original home of tea tree oil. While we skipped the lab tours, we did spend a few hours exploring … Read More

Activities for rainy days!
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I can barely hear my own thoughts as I type this. The rain has returned after a few days respite and judging by the deluge we’re receiving there are more floods on the way.  There will be no beach today, … Read More

Itchee Feet now on Twitter!
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Check out an Itchee Feet… tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/itcheefeet

Welcome 2011!
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Rain, rain, go away! Like many Australians, I feel awful complaining about the rain. The floods have affected 200,000 people over an area larger than France and Germany combined. My Christmas has been a wonderful adventure in comparison to the … Read More

The IF Road trip…
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Our roadtrip has hit a bit of a snag… My computer died on Christmas eve (RIP Mac), along with… well basically everything in it. Yes, I’m backed up… but all that is in Sydney. I left the Sunshine Coast today, … Read More

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