If you’ve been struggling to get the kids (and perhaps even yourself) off electronic devices during COVID-19, I’ve made a list of my Top 10 Family Board Games to keep you all entertained.…
Spring into Summer with a Springfree Trampoline
We know a new trampoline is the perfect way to spring into Summer, so I’ve partnered with Springfree, Meetoo and Millie Mummy Melbourne to give away a Springfree trampoline!
We’re excited about the launch of two new Springfree trampolines and are giving you the chance to win a Springfree Compact Oval Trampoline and Australia-wide delivery valued up to $1584.
The new models are built for beginner bouncers and are perfect for urban backyards – plus they come with a 10 year warranty on the entire trampoline.
Check out the trampoline you could win here!
No springs, no hard edges, a hidden frame and a flexible enclosure – hands up who wants to give Santa the best head-start on Christmas shopping this year?
Enter now via my Melbourne Mamma Instagram page PLUS for additional bonus entries, you can also do one or more of the following:
- Leave a comment below stating “what makes you jump for joy!” Note: You must be a newsletter subscriber to validate this bonus entry – if not already subscribed you can do so here.
- Find the Giveaway post on my Melbourne Mamma Facebook page and enter as per instructions.
This giveaway is open Australian residents aged 18 and over. Giveaway closes on Thursday, 14 November 14 2019 at 9.00pm (Melbourne time)
Terms & Conditions:
- By participating in this competition, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
- All entrants via this blog or Facebook MUST ensure they have entered on Instagram first, for their bonus entries to be valid.
- The prize is one Springfree Compact Oval Trampoline including Australia-wide delivery. The total prize value is up to $1584 including delivery.
- Prize does not include upgrades, accessories or additional services, but these can be purchased separately directly through Springfree Trampoline.
- Entrants must be over the age of 18 years of age and provide all information to be considered eligible for entry.
- The prize will only be delivered within Australia and the prize will be delivered during the month of November 2019.
- Prize is neither redeemable nor transferable for cash.
- Springfree Trampoline does not accept responsibility for any unclaimed prize.
- Springfree Trampoline and associated agencies accept no responsibility for any loss, damage, accident, death or injury resulting from the promotion.
- Springfree Trampoline’s limitation of liability: Springfree Trampoline is not responsible for the loss of prize due to incorrect or imprecise delivery details provided by a winner. Springfree Trampoline also take no responsibility for prizes lost or stolen after they have been released for delivery via postage or courier. To the extent permitted by law, Springfree Trampoline is not liable for any loss suffered or sustained to personal property and including, but not limited to consequential (including economic) loss by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by Springfree Trampoline, or their servants or agents, in connection with the arrangement for supply, or the supply, of any goods or services by any person to the prize winner and, where applicable, to any persons accompanying the winner.
- Tablets are not included with any Smart Trampoline purchase or prize.
Lunch with the kids has never tasted or looked SO GOOD! thanks to Family Fun-day at Red Spice Road.
Red Spice Road have dedicated a day for little ones every Saturday and they’re bringing back the fun (and reducing the stress) of a family outing with a special kids menu, a uniquely Red Spice colouring-in poster, face-painting from Jesstar Play Magick, and kids board games.
My little guy (although I should probably stop calling him that now that’s he is 9) and I were recently invited to Red Spice Road so we could join the fun and we had such a good time.
It’s a great opportunity for kids to have a fun and tasty day with Red Spice Road team; and one that the big kids will actually enjoy too!
First off, I have a confession to make – I’ve never actually been to Red Spice Road before #embarrassing, but it has been on my “must visit” list for so long, so I was thrilled to be invited along. I’m kicking myself now for not going sooner because the food was AHHH-MAZING!!!
The kids lunch is $15 and they can choose between Fish & Chips, Chicken Schnitzel with Asian Slaw Salad, Chargrilled Vegetable Salad with Sesame Dressing (vegan) or Mini Meatballs with Homemade Tomato Sauce. Lunch also includes soft drink and ice cream.
My son choose the chicken schnitzel for his lunch, but then sweet talked me in to ordering Red Spice Road’s signature Pork Belly dish and the Prawn Pad Thai (as part of my tasting menu), so he could try those as well. Somehow he even managed to squeeze in some freshly made icecream too. All were given an enthusiastic two thumbs up.
I couldn’t decide what appealed to me most, so I went with the Lunch Tasting Menu, which included serves of some of their most popular dishes. Red Spice Road can cater for all dietary needs, so they were easily able to substitute some of the dishes on the tasting menu to suit my vegetarian requirements.
I indulged in a vegetable curry (pretty much the yummiest curry I’ve EVER tasted), the most delicious tofu san choy bau (this dish was soooooo yummy – I’m sure even carnivores would like this one). For dessert I had Coconut Water Tapioca with Passionfruit Cream, Peanut Praline, Caramel Popcorn and Lychee Sorbet – OH. MY. YUMMY!!!
There are a stack of boardgames to keep everyone entertained (I’d forgotten how much fun Guess Who? can be – even when you lose), as well as facepainting and balloon creations.
My son was rather impressed with his arm “tattoo” and couldn’t wait to show it off for the rest of the day.
Family fun-day runs every Saturday from 12pm-3pm. Bookings are essential. For more info visit www.redspiceroad.com.
Kick some serious putt at Pixar Putt
A Disney Pixar-themed mini golf experience has popped-up in St Kilda and it’s loads of fun for all ages.
Melbourne’s newest miniature golf course is inspired by everyone’s favourite Disney Pixar’s films, including classics like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, The Incredibles, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, Up and Coco and more.
We were recently invited along to play the course and we had so much fun.
We’re a competitive bunch *fun times*, so we all play to win but I’m pleased to report that I scored not one BUT two hole-in-ones and took the victory!
Visitors can choose between playing a nine-hole round ($24.90 Adults, $19.90 Kids or $79.60 Families) or the full 18-hole course ($39.90 Adults, $29.90 Kids or $119.60 Families).
Where: St Kilda Triangle (next to Palais Theatre)
When: Daily until Sunday, March 31 2019
Tickets can be purchased at the course however, I recommend purchasing tickets online before you go.
It’s time to curl up on the couch with the kids and enjoy some wonderful family Christmas movies.
My kids love all of these movies and I sometimes find them watching throughout the year and not just at Christmas time.
I’ve included all the movie classifications and as a guide, the age that I’ve found them appropriate for my kids (Note: all children are different and only you know what is best for your own child). If in doubt I recommend you visit commonsensemedia.org, for further infomation regarding each movie and to see reviews from parents and children who have watched the movies themselves.
- Home Alone (Rated PG, Age 8+) – An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
- The Polar Express (Rated G, Age 6+) – On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
- Jingle All The Way (Rated PG, Age 7+) – A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (PG 13, Age 13+) – The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Not rated, Age 3+) – Laughed at because of his nose, Rudolph runs away into the North Pole wilderness, where he meets a gentle polar bear. When his friend Zoey, an attractive young doe, is captured by evil Ice Queen Stormella, Rudolph comes to her rescue and also helps Santa save Christmas.
- Elf (Rated PG, Age 7+) – After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
- The Santa Clause (Rated PG, Age 8+) – When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
- Gremlins (Rated PG, Age 9+) – A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
- Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas (Not rated, Age 4+) – Disney’s biggest stars shine in a magical all-new movie – sure to become a holiday classic! Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about the love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Rated PG, Age 7+) – On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town.
And it just wouldn’t be a Christmas movie list without me mentioning my own favourites, they’re not really suitable for the kids, so wait until they’ve gone to bed to curl up on the couch or in bed; Love Actually, The Holiday, Die Hard, Trading Places and It’s A Wonderful Life.
What’s your favourite Christmas movie?