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Family Holiday Fiji

Many Brisbane families flock to the tropical islands of Fiji each year. Brisbane Kids writer, Cath Johnsen, took her family to find out why. Six reasons why Fiji is the perfect holiday destination for Brisbane families 1.... Read More


Flying high in Dubai – review of Balloon Adventures Emirates

It’s dark and quiet in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and I can feel the cool sand beneath my feet. A large dark shape, soon to be our soaring hot air balloon, lies close by in a heap. Out of the stillness comes the booming voice of Captain Mike: “Who is excited?” he enthuses. “Who …

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Experience Middle Eastern culture in Dubai

Historically, Dubai was a small settlement, built on local fishing, pearl and oil industries. Today, it is a vibrant business and tourist mecca, attracting more than 10 million tourists each year. With the wide variety of spectacular attractions on offer – everything from indoor snow skiing to expansive water parks – it’s easy to overlook …

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Best beaches and water parks in Dubai for families

Warm in winter and scorching hot in summer, Dubai’s water parks and beaches are the perfect place for families to cool off. There’s so many to choose from, so we’ve road-tested and shortlisted six of the best… It was a tough job but someone had to do it! Best waterparks in Dubai for families Aquaventure …

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Things to do at Dubai Mall for families

Not many children enjoy traipsing around shopping centres, and so you may be surprised that we rate the Dubai Mall as one of the top tourist attractions for families in Dubai. That’s because the Dubai Mall is not your average shopping centre… it’s the largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination in the world. There are …

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Snow in the desert – a review of Ski Dubai for families

It seems that anything is possible in Dubai. Want to observe the city from a sky scraper that’s almost a kilometre high? Sure! Want to whizz down a waterslide through shark infested waters? Done! Want to build a snowman in the desert? Let’s do it! Yes, there really is snow in Dubai; 6000 tonnes of …

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Arabian Adventures Desert Safari Experience in Dubai

The desert is often regarded as a harsh landscape, but as I discovered on my recent trip to Dubai, it is also one of the most picturesque places in the world. Sunrise and sunset are particularly beautiful, as are the millions of twinkly stars that can be seen on a clear night. Arabian Adventures, a …

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Review Of Taj Dubai – Family Friendly Hotel in Dubai

It may be winter in Dubai but there’s not a cloud in the sky, and the barometer is sitting at a very comfortable 28 degrees. I’m lying on a sun lounge by the pool at the Taj Dubai Hotel, with a book in my hand and the sweet smell of frangipani flowers wafting over me. …

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Child-Friendly Brisbane Cruise Ideas

Holidays with kids can require a lot of extra planning, ensuring you choose a child-friendly destination, with facilities to suit and of course, entertainment galore. Cruising can be the perfect option for a holiday that appeals to the whole family, catering to all ages with a range of activities and facilities right there on hand. …

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10 things I wish I knew before I traveled on a plane with kids

Travelling with children can be incredibly rewarding, but there is potential for things to go pear shaped, especially when it comes to flights. To help you get to your holiday destination with the minimum of fuss, we’ve compiled a list of 10 things that we’ve learnt through experience, to ensure your flight is a peaceful …

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10 Insider Tips – Cruise Holidays with Kids

While “we’ll leave you at home next time” may be an idle threat, we all know it can be difficult holidaying with the kids – their natural energy makes rest and relaxation a distant dream. If you think you’d go stir crazy on a cruise ship with the kids for a week or two, but …

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5 Fun Places for Families to Visit in Dubai

Here at Brisbane Kids, we are all about building memories with your families. BK writer, Kelly, recently came back from a trip to Dubai where she hunted out some of the best places for families to visit on a stop over. She was sponsored to go on this trip thanks to Dubai Tourism and Nuffnang …

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Top 10 International Airport Tips When Travelling with Brisbane Kids

Travelling in and out of the Brisbane International Airport with kids: Tips to smooth the journey and save your sanity The thought of busy airports, long flights and transporting ‘all those essential items’ can be very overwhelming for families wanting to travel. The more you plan the more you may feel that all elements are …

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Travelling with Kids? Uplift Tours and Travel Specialises in Family Holiday Packages from Brisbane!

Uplift Travel and Tours is the Brisbane travel agency that specialises in booking amazing family holiday packages. Thinking of travelling with kids? Then you know, there is no parent-torture like dragging kids to a travel agency! Checking out and booking the very best family holiday packages takes a little time, while it’s exciting time for …

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