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Kerri Sackville Brace yourself, parents. You're going to love this.

7 kid-friendly things to do in Singapore

Singapore has plenty to offer families.

Jennifer Morton If you're heading to Singapore with the kids, here's seven ways to keep the whole family entertained.

Counterproductive and pointless: fines for taking children out of school for holidays

Three youngsters play the in Guggenheim Museum and Art Gallery in New York - when they should perhaps have been at school.

Tracey Spicer Parents are as mad as hell, and they're not going to take it any more.


Australia's top 10 best beaches to visit in winter

Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, known for amazing storms.

Ute Junker Summer is gone, but the beach goes on. In fact, some special beaches are even better in the cold.

23 reasons to take the family to Mt Buller this winter

Mt Buller residents Ben Annear, Kate Monahan and Katie Bowker enjoy the fresh snow.

Amber Robinson Australia's most accessible ski resort, it's only 3 hours drive from Melbourne, or 8 hours from Sydney. Here are 21 other reasons that make a trip to Mt Buller totally worth it.


Family-friendly holiday to Sin City? Las Vegas has more for families than you'd expect

Sin City: Family-friendly holidays.

Carolyn Swindell You don't get a name like Sin City if everything is G-rated. But with a little planning and creativity, Vegas can offer a holiday that the whole family will enjoy.

Sydney's WILD LIFE Zoo unveils new ride Wild Flight

The Wild Flight now open at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, swinging you 12 metres high.

Clare Sibthorpe If you're stuck for ideas for family school holiday activities, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo's new zip-swing ride Wild Flight has you covered.

Tips for taking a snow trip with kids

Snow time: Feel the freedom of the slopes.

Megan Blandford Learning to ski is a taste of freedom for kids, and if you've ever felt the rush of racing down a mountain you'll know exactly what I mean.

Best of Sydney's historical adventures for kids

Excitement building: School holiday adventures for history loving kids.

Katie Carlin Our city is full of historical gems that offer kids a glimpse into the past and make for the perfect family school holiday outing.

Six stages of going on long car drives with kids

Long car trip hell: No matter how well you plan some things will always be painful.

Evelyn Lewin There's nothing like going on a long car trip. Until you have kids.

Tracey Spicer: How my 10-year-old was bumped from our flight


Tracey Spicer  Computer says 'no'? A system problem at check-in is worthy of a scene from a British comedy.

Why city families need outback holidays

Outback adventures: Escape the city to treat children to sights they've never seen.

Mihiri Udabage Here are nine reasons for city families to go bush these school holidays.


Four badly hurt in Alton Towers roller-coaster crash in UK

The Alton Towers rollercoaster.

Four teenagers have been seriously injured after two carriages on a roller coaster collided at a theme park in central England.

Thredbo is the perfect year-round destination for families

The $10,000 Golden egg hunt at the top of the mountain is one of Thredbo's Easter highlights.

Amber Robinson Thredbo has a lot more to offer than just snow, here are some very convincing reasons as to why you should visit in the warmer months.

Thredbo fun for families all year round

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Think Thredbo is just for winter? Think again. The resort's huge range of activities makes it a family favourite all year long!

United Airlines captain kicks 15-year-old girl with autism off plane

Donna Beegle with her daughter Juliette.

Livia Gamble A US family were forced to disembark a United Airlines flight after the captain became uncomfortable continuing the flight with an autistic passenger.

5 nature-inspired Mother's Day trips

Weekend getaways: celebrate Mother's Day in the great outdoors.

Lakshmi Singh If you would like to spend the special day with your family minus the retail influence, why not do so in the company of the ultimate life-giving, nurturing entity - Mother Nature herself?

Nepal earthquake: Daylesford family safe and well


Deborah Gough, Marissa Calligeros, Beau Donelly A young Victorian family feared lost in the Nepal earthquake is safe and well, relieved family members have confirmed.

Why is there no Anzac Day public holiday this year?

There will be no public holiday to mark Anzac Day this year.

Anna Patty The NSW government has been urged to grant workers a public holiday on Monday after the Anzac Day commemorations on Saturday.

Cringe-worthy travel moments with kids

That's not table tennis, son.

Tracey Spicer Not everything your kids say is cute. When you're travelling, they can be downright offensive.

Thredbo NSW: Family travel guide

Ski home ... the view of Thredbo Village.

Thredbo Village may be a popular skiing destination, but the area has much to offer throughout the year.

Challenges of holidaying as a single parent


Kerri Sackville Holidaying as a single parent in a family resort is challenging for a number of reasons, and not just because you're outnumbered by your offspring.

The 50 best family holiday destinations

Teens love Paris.

Tracey 'Mama Holiday' Spicer For parents, family travel is all about the three Ps: proximity, price and particulars. You want a place that's easy to get to, on a budget, with something for everyone.

Fiji: the ultimate family destination

Fiji: Everything you need for the ultimate family escape.

Sheriden Rhodes Fiji is one of the best places to dip your toe into an overseas family holiday. In Fijian culture, family is of supreme importance making it nothing short of bliss for tired, stressed out parents looking for a relaxing holiday.

10 reasons camping is great for the whole family

Camping convert:

Collette Beck Is camping not your idea of fun? A recent convert to camping shares the top 10 reasons why you should give it a try.

Everything you need to know about 'The Sound Of Music' Salzburg tour

Salzburg: The hills are still very much alive with <i>The Sound Of Music</i>.

Keeley Bolger It's been 50 years since the film's release but it is still the first thing many of us picture when thinking of Salzburg.

Why taking your kids out of school for a holiday is OK

Children jump in the Trocadero fountains, in front of the Eiffel tower, in Paris.

Lee Tulloch For some families, experiencing overseas culture is worth more than classroom time.

Top five must-do things Fiji

Drink up: Try a traditional Kava ceremony.

Sheriden Rhodes Heading to Fiji? Here are five experiences you must try during your stay.

Fiji’s best experiences for kids

Resident Marine Biologist, Johnny Singh, teaching children about Marine Life at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji.

Sheriden Rhodes Get kids off the iPad and exploring Fiji’s string of 330 islands both on land and underwater.

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