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Local news that matters to Brisbane parents is what this category is all about. It includes break news like water park openings and zoo openings. It also includes current information around services and resources that become available to kids and parents.

If you are looking for fruit and vegetable delivery services in Brisbane to get fresh fruit and vegetables delivered right to your door then you are living in one of the best cities when it comes to options.  Home to some of the best local,
Region: Foster and Kinship Care – North Coast Become a life-changer Say yes to foster care and see how you can change the
Regardless of how large the number is getting or how fast the years seem to be flying by, nothing can beat the excitement of an
This is a resource for parents who are looking for ideas around kids giving back in terms of time, or by gifts or charitable
Whether it’s an annual tradition, or you just have some last-minute gift purchases to make, late night shopping in the lead-up
In a world where parents are expected to juggle work and home life like Supermums and Superdads, there is one company that is
Education Minister Grace Grace has confirmed a $3.68 million Water Safety Initiative for Queensland State Primary Schools.  This
Yesterday, Brisbane City Council announced that, in collaboration with Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, it would be investing up to $2
This article was written and is current as of the 1.1.18 but is not intended to replace legal advice Recently we shared a post
Sunshine Coast, 23 November 2017: Sunshine Plaza today announced it has lodged a development application with Sunshine Coast
Thinking about taking the kids skiing these school holidays? Thanks to the opening of Urban Xtreme, Australia’s largest
Did you know that 100,000 people in Queensland rely on the help of Food Bank to provide them with food relief? 50,000 children
Exciting news! From today, online shopping is available to all Queensland customers of IKEA! Simply purchase online via their
If you have ever ventured into Samford on Brisbane's North-side, you would know that the village is always peppered with curious
The world's favourite nanny, Mary Poppins, is set to return to the big screen for the first time in over 50 years, with a sequel
A learning program which promises to improve a range of specific learning difficulties, is now available in a number of locations
There’s no doubt that playing sport has multiple benefits for kids – improving problem solving skills, learning to be a good
On the way to the Sunshine Coast, a stand-out attraction is the multi-award winning theme park, Aussie World. With its rides and
The Silver Fox Community is a non profit organization that is changing views on how we age. Its main activity is to promote
There has been an undercurrent of excitement rippling across the Sunshine Coast ever since plans for a proposed $400mil, 24ha
Are you having a baby, or recently had a baby, and are struggling to cope? Or do you know someone who is? If you were to
Brisbane is the home of near-perfect weather, passionate sporting teams, world-famous zoos, thrill-laden theme parks and a
For many mums, starting their own business and becoming their own boss is the best way of juggling work and
Every Prep student in Queensland will have their vision screened under the new Primary School Nurse Health Readiness Program,
Strawberry sundaes, Ferris Wheel rides and the animal petting area are just some of the attractions that make Brisbane Kids (and
When you’ve got a six week old bundle of joy to look after, finding the time to study is a whole new ball game – and one that
By Nina Tovey When I first fell pregnant, I declared proudly to anyone who would listen I would never be one of ‘those
At the heart of it, fostering is caring for another person’s child – for as little as a few days or weeks, or sometimes years
Taking a break from your career to focus on being a mum may change how you feel about going back to work.  For many mums, having
Local 13 year old Autistic Boy, Ryen Andrews is preparing for the show of his life at the Archerfield Monster Truck spectacular
Do you have a child with a disability? It can often be challenging to have access to facilities that cater for your child’s
Every kid who’s ever watched Peppa Pig knows that with winter comes snow — white flufffy flurries that transform landscapes
Inviting all young illustrators and artists! The Faraway Competition is open to all Australian young people aged 7 to 18.
From fish and sea birds to rays and whales, our bays are teeming with amazing marine life. Where else can you witness baby
Recently, as I watched my mother being passed my baby nephew for the first time, I noticed how her face changed to an animated
Here at Brisbane Kids, we LOVE parks and we LOVE opportunities for parents and kids to have fun together, which is why we think
As one of Australia’s largest maternity services, Mater is paving the way in giving Queensland’s tiniest patients the best
Forest Lake one day, NASA the next: A group of Brisbane school students are on their way to the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida,
Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (“RSC”) and is based on the beloved novel by
It seems to be a fact of life in Australia - in April every year our health insurance premiums increase in price and we weigh up
In the past, many parents did not feel comfortable in talking to their children about sexual matters. At most, children received
If you grew up in any one of the capital cities of Australia, then chances are you remember visiting Myer at Christmas time at
Have you ever opened your electricity bill and had that sinking feeling? Living in Queensland, it’s easy to use a lot of
Get unlimited entry to Australia Zoo with our amazing animals, ripper events and incredible wildlife shows for only $9 a month
How awesome would it be to have your own supply of native honey and know that you are helping to save the planet for future
Lendlease wants to create the best parks, and they want your ideas and input! If you could create a park, what would it look
Pedestrian Safety Campaign from CARRS-Q We all held our children’s hands around roads when they were really young, but do we
When it comes to our wonderful Australian wildlife and marine life, many of us are concerned about the welfare and protection of
The producers of the world’s favourite musical, The Sound of Music, are looking for 18 incredibly talented children to
Domestic Violence is something that can affect anyone - men, women, children. The majority of domestic violence occurs behind
Thanks to the generous donation from the estate of Redlands' local, Ian Webster-McDougall, Play List Group’s new Saturday Cubby
Seagulls Club in Tweed Heads have recently launched a new initiative to provide greater independence for people with disabilities
Electricity prices seem to be continuously on the rise these days, resulting in increasing electricity bills for families. For
(Written 20.4.15). If you are expecting a new addition to the family, it could pay to read this article. Figures show more
Sponsored by Nuffnang and Medicare Local With the recent government decision to curb childcare and family tax payments for
Here at Brisbane Kids, we know parks! We know the best parks around, from awesome fenced parks for toddlers, to large adventure
Being a mum and the wife of photographer means I am acutely aware of how much we treasure photos of our family. I also appreciate
Parents who consciously object to vaccinating their children will lose a raft of childcare and welfare payments from the 1st of
According to Queensland Health, more than 3500 people have contracted Ross River Fever from mosquitoes since January this year,
With the release of the latest government report on children’s education and care services, giving ratings for childcare
There is some berry good news for Brisbane families that want to buy Australian frozen berries! Matilda's Frozen Berries In
The State Government will introduce legislation this year to give child care centres the power to reject children who aren't
Everyone has had good neighbours, and ones they'd gladly swap. There are the neighbours who share their abundant paw paw crop,
During the month of March, Wet n Wild is celebrating their community heroes by offering staged FREE entry for Australian
Paying for petrol when you have kids in the car can be a bit of a nightmare. Gone are the days when a helpful attendant would
In the middle of a Brisbane storm or the aftermath of an unexpected weather event, one of the main things parents wonder about is
The Australian Cyclone Season runs from from the 1 November to 30 April each year, with Queensland residents accustomed to
Leaving the kids alone in the car at a petrol station is often a contentious topic, with much of the community divided in their
Finding out your child needs an urgent operation, has cancer, or a chronic disease is unimaginably stressful. Now consider
It's early days, but we're super excited that one of the best holiday destinations for Brisbane Kids is poised to become even
The holidays are almost over and the start of a new school year will be upon us in days. But this year is different. In what the
Many Brisbane families may be unaware that there was an abrupt change recently introduced which affects the entry age
By now you’ve probably heard about the British Mum who sent an invoice home in the backpack of  five-year-old Alex Nash; a
Attention all Brisbane bicycle riders and drivers (so pretty much everyone). The start of each new year brings a raft of law
When it comes to minors (those under 18 years of age) and alcohol, there is always going to be a long and lasting debate over
Snakes. It's probably not the first 'S' word most of us associate with Summer. But as the weather warms up, close encounters with
The wild dolphin, Silhouette, has birthed a healthy calf in Tangalooma one year after losing her first offspring. Reasons for the
Brisbane residents are used to storms, but wow, yesterday's was an absolute doozy. Packing similar wind speeds to a category two
We’ve all been there — you need to pay at the petrol station but you have a carful of kids, you want to quickly duck into a
"Ma'am, I'm eight years old. You think I would be here *alone*? I don't think so." Macaulay Culkin's breakthrough performance
The number of measles cases in Queensland has hit a 17 year high.. A Queensland Health spokeswoman says 70 people have been
The final countdown is on! In under three weeks Brisbane will host the G20 Leaders' Summit - a gathering of leaders from twenty
Our children’s education is something that all parents have a vested interest in and it therefore becomes one of the most hotly
The information age has well and truly changed the way we live and work and schools are no exception. A revolution is underway
Brisbane families take note: Australia's largest paediatric hospital is set to open in South Brisbane one month before
Worryingly, the importance of reading, singing and rhyme isn't well understood in Queensland. It's prompted the State Government
Spring has sprung and in Queensland this means magpie families are flourishing in our trees. While this fills our ears with their
Are you or someone you know experiencing prenatal or postnatal depression? For the first time in Australia, free support is being
Purple Spring Blooms – A photographic guide to Brisbane’s Jacarandas As Brisbane wakes from its wintery slumber, the hills,
Do you have any leftover, unused disposable nappies in your nappy bag, at the back of a cupboard, in the car? Maybe your little
Ever wondered what your Brisbane Kid might be when they grow up? Well, based on where these celebrity Brisbanites have ended up,
Many of us have fond memories of childhoods spent getting lost in the amazingly imaginative worlds created by author Roald Dahl
After years of rumours followed by months of anticipation, finally Queensland has its very first Costco! But with a $60 annual
Queensland Week is almost here! How many people in our beautiful city are actually aware that Queensland Week is almost upon
Mister Maker is the ultimate children’s art and crafts show that teaches and entertains in fun and imaginative
Please note: This event is now finished. Mater Little Miracles 5ks walk events have loads of family friendly entertainment,
With the ‘both parents working’ families now ever present in the wider community in Australia there has been a significant
Finding a trusted place to fit a baby capsule or children's car seat is one of the first decisions a new parent will ever make.
How to work out your fees and rebates for childcare over the Christmas and New Year period School holidays can be a tough time
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