Kidding Around … Masons Falls, Kinglake National Park

Masons Falls is located in the Kinglake National Park on National Park Road in Kinglake West (near Pheasant Creek), Victoria and is only 65km North of Melbourne.

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Masons Falls, Kinglake National Park, VIC

 Directions

If you turn off Whittlesea – Kinglake Rd onto National Park Rd (opposite the Pheasant Creek General Store) and continue on for a few kilometres (through a little town) you will drive into the National Park. Easy! Follow the signs and turn right at the first road (Masons Falls Rd) and you will find yourself at the car park!

Opening times – Sugarloaf Block

The Sugarloaf Block which includes Masons Falls is open daily.

31 January – 10 March 2015
9.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday
9.30am – 6.00pm Weekends & Public Holidays

11 March –5 April 2015
9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday
9.30am – 6.00pm Weekends & Public Holidays

A Hidden Gem

Masons Falls is a great spot to enjoy a bushwalk, have a picnic or dip your toes into Running Creek!

We arrived at the car park and had a look through the interpretive display in the Visitor Centre where we planned our route.  There are many tracks throughout the area that allow you to plan a variety of short and long walks ranging from 1.4km to 13 km. We decided on the Lyrebird Track near the Masons Falls Picnic Area as it was the shortest walk and suitable for prams and people with limited mobility.

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The Masons Falls Picnic Area is set among towering gums (many of which were burnt in the Black Saturday Bushfires in 2009) and has large shelters, lots of tables, free gas barbecues and toilets which makes this the perfect place for a social gathering. When we visited there would have been at least 5 different groups all having a fantastic time! You can also bring your own portable gas barbecue however solid fuel barbecues are not permitted.

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TOP TIP: There is a sign that says the tap water is not suitable for drinking. Bring enough water with you for your visit!

We walked through the picnic area and followed the signs to Masons Falls. After about 200 metres we noticed a clearing where people were sitting on rocks and paddling in the water. This is known as Running Creek. We decided that we would go there on the return journey back from the lookout!

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When you see the Masons Falls Walk sign about 200m along the path – look to your right! That’s Running Creek!

The path to Masons Falls is extremely well maintained and easy to navigate with a pram (which we are glad we had otherwise it would have been a long walk carrying two children!!) and goes up and down hills. It’s a short walk but it is tiring for little legs, especially in the heat.

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He’s a good Dad, this one!

On our walk we came across a mother and son. The mother took one look at us with the kids and said “It is worth it” (Did we really look that disheveled?!) to which her son replied “No, it’s not!” I love children’s honesty!

We made it to the lookout and as we visited in summer the Falls were not as spectacular as they would be in winter. We had a look and talked about the fossils that have been found in the area (this peaked Alegría’s interest!) and turned around and walked back.

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Georgina Says

Was it worth it? It’s pretty and I am glad we have seen it. Would we return? To the picnic area and Running Creek – yes, definitely! To the Falls themselves, perhaps in winter but once you have seen it then that’s it. There is not much for kids to do at the lookout.

As promised, after walking the 500m back towards the picnic area we found the little clearing again and pushed the pram into the bush off to the side of the path and walked down to the water. Running Creek is a beautiful little spot to explore and cool off hot feet. It was not very deep and if you stayed away from the end (it’s a long drop off!) then it was a safe place for kids to play. The rocks with the water on them were a little slippery though!

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See that foot on the right? That’s the Dadda on safety watch!

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Alegría Says

Can we come back here? I don’t want to do the big walk again but I REALLY want to come back and swim! (Mumma’s Note: I think it would be a bit cold when there is enough water to swim!!)

We will definitely visit again and bring a picnic! Hey, we may even go camping! There are camping sites in the Kinglake National Park with sites costing up to $28.80 per night for up to 6 people (some sites are big enough for caravans) and bookings are essential.

Book online HERE!

Campsite Information

The Gums camping area is situated close to a meandering mountain stream and is nestled amongst tall eucalypts and ferns. This tranquil area is a popular base for relaxing or exploring the northern section of the park.

The Gums is ideal for families and small groups, with 18 camp sites of which five are suitable for caravans up to 20ft in length. Each campsite is surrounded by vegetation providing a delightful bush setting.

Camp sites are provided with shared facilities including picnic tables and fireplaces. The campground also has one free communal gas barbeque.

Camping fees apply throughout the year and all sites must be pre-booked. Fees are charged per campsite per night, and camping is only permitted on numbered sites with the necessary permit. Each campsite may be booked for a maximum of 6 people and one vehicle.

There is no drinking water at this campsite, visitors must bring in their own drinking water.

More Information

The Kinglake National Park and Masons Falls is managed and maintained by Parks Victoria.

Here are some helpful links!

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/kinglake-national-park

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/kinglake-national-park/things-to-do/masons-falls-picnic-area

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/kinglake-national-park/things-to-do/the-gums-camp


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Kidding Around … Katherine Hot Springs

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There are two words to describe the Katherine Hot Springs – HIDDEN GEM! If you would like to add another word add FREE! A visit to the Katherine Hot Springs is a must for anyone staying in Katherine, or passing by, who is looking for somewhere to have a refreshing dip.

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Katherine Hot Springs

The Katherine Hot Springs are hidden next to the Katherine River on Riverbank Drive (off the Victoria Highway) in Katherine South (about a 3 minute drive from the centre of Katherine). From the car park, the Hot Springs are located down about 100 metal steps and are surrounded by beautiful shade trees and grassed picnic areas. If you require vehicle access to the Hot Springs then a key can be collected from the service station in town. There is a ramp from the car park for those who wish to take a pram or wheelchair.

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Lay on your back, relax and enjoy the view!

The area surrounding the springs has been developed whist maintaining the natural feel of the area. The Hot Spring pools have had gravel bases added to keep sediment down and to keep the water looking crystal clear. The springs are fed by water bubbling up from deep below the Earth’s surface and there is a viewing platform above the area where the water comes out of the ground.

The Source of the Katherine Hot Springs
The Source of the Katherine Hot Springs

There are also walking tracks alongside the Katherine River if you feel like taking a stroll.

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Katherine River

The main pool has wheel chair access (although it looked a little slimy and not very inviting), stainless steel steps and rails (that are a little hard on the feet) and the walls have been formed out of rock (there is slime or algae on some of the rocks and walls but it doesn’t affect the water at all). There are three main entry points, the third right next to a small waterfall, which is the only area in the springs that both Tim and Georgina couldn’t stand up in. The stream then thins out and goes out to the Katherine River about 30 metres away.

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Katherine Hot Springs Waterfall

With a water temperature that ranges from 25C – 32C the term ‘hot springs’ is not really accurate – it is more ‘lukewarm’ whilst still being refreshing. We are told that during the dry season the springs are VERY popular – however we visited in October (the beginning of the wet season) and as the number of tourists has declined we were able to enjoy the Katherine Hot Springs without them being crowded. In fact,  the majority of the time there were less than 4 other people swimming – sometimes we had the area to ourselves (yes, we went more than once)!

The Kidding Around Australia Team LOVE the Katherine Hot Springs!
The Kidding Around Australia Team LOVE the Katherine Hot Springs!

Georgina Says

It is such a fantastic area to go Kidding Around! Take some snacks or a picnic, a pool noodle, towel and you are ready to go!

Alegría Says

There are no crocodiles because they are in the river (although there is a warning sign in the car park…)!

We LOVED visiting the Katherine Hot Springs, it was safe, clean, free and we highly recommend you visit too!

MORE INFORMATION

Days and Times: Open most of the year, 7 days a week. Closed during the wet season if it floods or is too dangerous to swim.

Location: Katherine Hot Springs, Riverbank Drive, Katherine South NT

Cost: Free

Website: http://www.ktc.nt.gov.au/Council-Facilities/Katherine-Hot-Springs

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Kidding Around with … Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band

If you have a pre-schooler, then chances are you see (and sing along with) Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band every. single. day!

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We spoke with Tina Harris (aka Lah-Lah) recently about their Lah-Lah – Sing It Loud! tour, travelling with her children and a cause close to her heart.

Speaking of hearts, you will HEART us when you find out that we have tickets to their upcoming tour to GIVEAWAY!

Thank you so much for chatting with Kidding Around Australia, Tina!

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Can you tell us a bit about the Lah-Lah – Sing It Loud! tour?
This is our biggest tour ever and it’s very exciting. We had a production meeting this morning and I can let you know there are some fun surprises in store for our audience. The show goes for about 50 minutes and features some brand new songs from the new Sony CD Sing it Loud. It also has some favorites from the Lah-Lah’s Adventures TV show on ABC Kids. There will be lots of singing dancing and live instruments jamming on stage and everyone will be there, Buzz the Band Leader, Squeezy Sneezy on piano accordion, Lola the Dancing Double Bass, Mister Saxophone Tom Tom on drums and Lah-Lah of course!

What are you looking forward to most whilst touring?
I just love coming out after every show and meeting the families. This is something we’ve always done and inviting kids to come over and touch and play the musical instruments. It’s pure magic after ever show.

Will your children be travelling with you whilst you are on tour?
Lily and Emily come along whenever we tour in school holidays. It’s great fun having them on the road and the band is like one big family. They especially like it when we stay at places that have pools no matter what the weather!

Do you travel very often with your children?
This year we’ll be performing at 52 venues all across Australia, about 100 concerts in total. We have tired to book as much of this in school holidays and the girls will be there for all those dates. I think across the whole year we have about 2 weeks where they’re not with us and super grandma is coming to town.

What are your favourite destinations in Australia?
Oh tough one! I do love Melbourne. Is it just me or does the coffee taste better there? I love small country towns too. This trip we’re going to Mittagong, Bendigo and Ballarat! Love bringing the show to a venue for the first time!

Do you have anything on your wish list?
Last time we were in Melbourne Gary (Squeezy Sneezy) wanted to go to the accordion shop, so the whole band went on excursion. It was so much fun. I think the most fun thing about being on the road is some of the great places we go out to eat, we’re all foodies:)

Do you have any tips for parents who travel?
Oh no, they may have tips for me though, I’m all ears, seriously!! Last year we took our girls on a family holiday to Japan. Because we were travelling around so much we all took small rolly bags rather than the big mum and dad bags. That actually worked really well for us but my girls are a bit bigger now.

Do you have any special causes that you support?
We are World Vision artists and have been for many years now. A couple of years ago the band was very lucky to be invited to tour into the far NT to visit Warlpiri communities. It was such a beautiful trip and we met some amazing families. This year we will be continuing our work to support World Vision through sponsorship and fundraising.

Thank you for taking the time to talk to us Tina – we can’t wait to pull on our stripy socks and see the show!

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As promised, we have a family pass to Lah-Lah – Sing It Loud! at a location near you!

CONGRATULATIONS TO NICOLE TATE! WE HOPE YOU HAVE A FANTASTIC TIME!

To Enter:

  1. Make sure you LIKE our Facebook page so that you can keep up to date with family friendly activities! We would love you to TAG your friends and SHARE the post.
  2. ENTER your details below and answer the question!

*If you can’t see the entry form please go to our website as some phones and media do not support this application.

Competition closes 11pm AEST Sunday March 27, 2016. The winner will be announced on March 28, 2016.

Terms and Conditions:

Open to residents of Australia only. By entering this competition, you agree to subscribe to the Kidding Around Australia mailing list, if you are not already subscribed. Your privacy is protected and you can unsubscribe at any time. By entering this competition, you are also agreeing to all other terms and conditions.
This is a game of skill not a game of chance. Entries not filling in all the required fields and answering the question will be deemed invalid. The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, by a non involved party. The Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The winner will be drawn 28/03/16 at 10am AEST and announced on this website. The winner will also be contacted via email. The Prize is a family pass (4) tickets to the Lah-Lah Sing It Loud! Tour at a date and time to be confirmed with the winner.
One entry per household. Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash. Kidding Around Australia will not be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage that occurs in connection with the prize or the winners participation in the promotion.

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The stars of LahLah’s Adventures will be live on stage and are set to perform around the country over the next 6 months.  The award winning cast from the ABC KIDS TV series, LahLah’s Adventures, are making their way to a city or town near you, on their biggest musical tour yet.

LahLah will bring their unique brand of engaging performance and live music to families across the country and will also introduce children to the wonderful world of music and musical instruments.  Meet Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy the piano accordion, Tom Tom on drums, Buzz the Bandleader, Lola the Dancing Double Bass and the ever loveable LahLah!

The show promises to be a brand new live musical extravaganza from LahLah’s Big Live Band and these shows will feature some new, never before performed LahLah tunes, as well as some very stripy favourites.  Meet Mister Saxaphone, Squeezy Sneezy the piano accordion, Tom Tom on drums, Buzz the Bandleader, Lola the Dancing Double Bass and the ever lovable Lah-Lah.

Delivering a catchy blend of jazz, pop, rock’n’roll and world music, the LahLah band continues to engage children and families with their unique sound, on top of their passion for educating kids about music and musical instruments on our television screens.

Sing It Loud! is a spectacular, fun live show that will delight audiences and will have the whole family up singing and dancing to the fun filled sounds of LahLah and the Big Live Band.  

Tickets on sale now, so be sure to get in quick!

LahLah – Sing It Loud! Tour 

For complete tour and ticket information, visit:  www.lahlah.com 

Catch up with Lah-Lah on social media:    

www.facebook.com/lahlahsbigliveband

www.twitter.com/_lahlah

www.instagram.com/lahlahsbigliveband

Competition Time … Oz Comic-Con

OCC2015-Logo (1) (1)We love any excuse to dress up here at Kidding Around Australia so we can’t wait to experience cosplay at Oz Comic-Con! Now, we don’t unleash our inner geek very often, and if we are honest our knowledge of Comic-Con is largely limited to what we have seen on The Big Bang Theory, so this will be a first for us!

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Have you been? Do you want to go?

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTINA JANELLE HARE! HAVE A GREAT DAY – WE CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR ALL ABOUT IT!

We have one family pass to Oz Comic-Con to give away to one of our readers (a family pass consists of 4 General Admission tickets – and children under 4 are free!) valued at $200.

To Enter:

  1. VISIT the Oz Comic-Con website and chose which city and date you would like to attend.
  2. COMMENT on our Facebook post (it will be pinned to the top!) and tell us when you want to go to Oz Comic-Con. We would love you to TAG your friends and SHARE the post.
  3. Make sure you LIKE our Facebook page so that you can keep up to date with family friendly activities and give some love to the Oz Comic-Con page as well!
  4. ENTER your details below and answer the question!

*If you can’t see the entry form please go to our website as some phones and media do not support this application.

Competition closes 11pm AEST Thursday March 24, 2016. The winner will be announced on March 25.

CLAIMING TICKETS
The winner will be issued a promotion code to claim their tickets online. If the winner wants to attend the Perth, Adelaide or Melbourne show the code will provided at the end of the competition. If you want to attend Sydney or Brisbane the code will be sent in June once tickets are on sale.

Terms and Conditions:

Open to residents of Australia only.  By entering this competition, you agree to subscribe to the Kidding Around Australia mailing list, if you are not already subscribed. Your privacy is protected and you can unsubscribe at any time. By entering this competition, you are also agreeing to all other terms and conditions.
This is a game of skill not a game of chance. Entries not filling in all the required fields and answering the question will be deemed invalid. The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, by a non involved party. The Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The winner will be drawn 25/03/16 at 10am AEST and announced on this website. The winner will also be contacted via email. The Prize is a family pass (4) tickets to Oz Comic-Con at a date and time to be confirmed with the winner.
One entry per household. Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash. Kidding Around Australia will not be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage that occurs in connection with the prize or the winners participation in the promotion.

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MORE INFORMATION

Website: www.ozcomiccon.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OzComicCon

 

 

 

 

Kidding Around … Jurassic Creatures, featuring Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice

If you are looking for a roar-some adventure for your dinosaur mad kids, then look no further than Jurassic Creatures, featuring Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice which is currently on at Harbour Town in Melbourne!

We attended the opening 2.5 hour session as guests of Jurassic Creatures, featuring Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice and even though the line looked long, it moved quickly and before we knew it we walked through the dinosaur’s mouth and into the big top.

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Tip #1: Arrive 20-30mins early so you don’t end up at the back of the line!

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Entering the big top is like being hit in the face by a sensory explosion! If you have kids that are sensitive to lots of lights, music, movement and activity then perhaps this isn’t the event for you. The Kidding Around Australia kids who don’t always love lots of people or sounds were fine and were not scared by the experience at all.

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Tip #2: Instead of joining the crowd in the main tent, turn right past the merchandise stand and head out to the rides. It will be much quieter outside and you won’t have to wait to go on the rides.

There are 3 rides outside- spinning tea cups, a pirate ship and a small train. These are not rides for older kids – infact, I would suggest that this area is targeted at under 8’s. Isaac (who is 3) was able to go on all these rides without an adult to go with him. All of the rides are included in the ticket cost and kids can go on them as many times as they want.

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Tip #3: Aim for a 1:1 child – adult ratio, especially for under 3’s. There is a lot of people and kids going in different directions, so you will help your sanity if you only have to have eyes on one child.

Inside, there were rows of the most infamous prehistoric animals including snow covered polar bears, penguins and colossal Mammoths, fearsome Saber Tooth Tigers, a massive selection of dinosaurs and, of course, everyone’s favourite the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Activities included a timed jumping castle and ‘Egg Chipping’ where kids could become a Paleontologist. Children were provided with an expert digger outfit and a plaster egg with a fossil in it. The kids all went to work to unearth their very own dinosaur fossil – some were more careful than others!

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The kids also loved making a sand picture and doing some colouring in. The kinetic sandpit left us with sand and colour on our hands (not ideal – so pack some wipes as there are no toilets on site).

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Tip #4: There are no toilets on site – you have to leave (get a stamp on your hand) and go about 25m to the toilets at Harbour Town.

For a bit of fun, children can get their photos taken in a giant egg or whilst riding a triceratops!

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And if all of this wasn’t enough, Buddy & Tiny from The Dinosaur Train star in their very own stage show! The show is on twice during the 2.5 hours (the times are not advertised which is a pain, but I estimate that they are on half an hour after the start time of your session and an hour after that) and the first show was packed. The second show wasn’t busy at all so don’t worry if you can’t get a seat for the first session. The show didn’t hold the kids attention as there was still lots going on around them and they wanted to get out and amongst it all, but they do a meet and greet after the show if you want to get a photograph.

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Tip #5: Bring some small change for food, amusement games and merchandise stand.

Both Alegría and Isaac were given $5 each to play one game. We didn’t buy anything from the merchandise stand (it stocked everything from books to toys and games), however, we got a cup of hot chips for $4 from the on-site café to eat whilst we watched The Dinosaur Train show. As the event is at Harbour Town there are many options for a meal either before or after your session.

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So, is it worth your hard earned dollars? At $105 per family, it’s not a cheap 2.5 hour event. However, if your kids are dinosaur mad then you will get your money’s worth! Alegría asked on the way home when we were going again (a good sign!) and Isaac has been talking about the “Dinosaur show” since Saturday (another good sign!) so they definitely gave it a thumbs up!

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MORE INFORMATION

What: Jurassic Creatures featuring Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice Age

When: 12 March 2016 – 17 April 2016

Where: Harbour Town Docklands, 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands VIC 3008

Cost: Adults $32; Children $22; Under 2’s FREE; Concession $26; Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Children) $105

Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_searc h&aid=2196573&user_input=jurass&q=Jurassic+Creatures+featuring+Pre historic+Creatures+of+the+Ice

Website: http://www.jurassiccreatures.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dinosauradventures/?ref=hl

 


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Goodbye 2015 … Thank YOU for everything!

As 2015 draws to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for joining us on our adventures! Every comment, email, like or share has been so instrumental in us growing the Kidding Around Australia community.

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This year our blog was read in 82 different countries! I have a little trouble getting my head around that number , it’s just so amazing … but I am very grateful for every one of you.

Thousands of you were active on our social media platforms and we worked with over 30 brands to bring you some fantastic competitions and ideas for spending time with your own family.

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We had such a lot of fun and have so much planned for 2016! Please invite your friends to join us and let us know what you would like to see and do.

So until next year … Thank you for being a part of Kidding Around Australia, stay safe and enjoy your family whilst you make some wonderful memories.

From our family to yours, Happy New Year!

Georgina xx

Kidding Around … Lantasia at the Boneo Maze

We love having guest contributors here at Kidding Around Australia and Anna is no different! Anna is a mum of two who recently spent a balmy summer evening set amongst the gorgeous nature reserve of Boneo Maze on the Mornington Peninsula enjoying LANTASIA: a light sculpture event in the night garden. By all accounts, Anna and her family had a great time!

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If you’re like me and watched the gorgeous pictures of the Dandenong Festival of Lights but it was just too cold and wet to venture outside at night in the middle of winter – then this is the perfect event to pop on your calendar this January.

We began our visit with a game of mini golf. There were three different levels providing fun for all age groups (and abilities). We enjoyed the serene rural setting, especially with sheep in the neighbouring paddock acting as cheer squad. A sense of calm to compliment the chaos of young children attempting to hit a ball into a hole.

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We couldn’t resist a run through the maze as well. My daughter loves mazes (it’s what she had at the top of her Christmas list until we explained our backyard wasn’t big enough), so we’ve visited a lot, and this was a favourite as it was quite tricky to find the centre. The kids appreciated the challenge.

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Mr H and Miss C (and her baby!) LOVED the maze!

As dusk set the light sculptures began to come to life and we began a journey along the boardwalk, entranced by the gardens coming to life with butterflies, grasshoppers, snails, lady bugs, flamingos, giant lilies and lotus flowers.

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Squeals of delight were heard as we reached the back garden and games area, as the kids caught sight of the vintage carousel lit up and offering unlimited free rides. Special mention to Hamish, the carousel attendant working a summer job to support his university studies – he was amazing with the kids and I nearly fell over when my very shy daughter gave him a hug at the end of the night.

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Anna says

We arrived in Rosebud early and enjoyed Happy Hour at the Rosebud Carnival, which is only a short distance from Boneo Maze. There’s a larger carnival in Rye, but we only wanted a quick treat. We enjoyed Fish’n’chips on the beach – perfect for a night off from cooking! DON’T FORGET the bug spray – the mosquitos are out in force at dusk.

It was without doubt a gorgeous way to spend a relaxed summer evening and would appeal to people of all ages. Highly recommend packing a picnic and making this one of the special treats your family enjoys over the holidays.

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MORE INFORMATION

When: Nightly from 6-10pm until January 27, 2016

Where: Boneo Maze, 695 Limestone Rd, Fingal VIC

Tickets: $60 family or $18 adult & $15 child (3-17yrs) available at the gate

Food & Drink: You are welcome to bring a picnic, or enjoy supper at the lakeside café.

Website: www.lantasia.com.au

Please note all details quoted are correct at the time of publishing. All details are subject to change without notice and Kidding Around Australia takes no responsibility for information contained in this post. Please check the appropriate website to ensure that information is still correct and current.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES ON THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WEBSITE ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA AUTHORS. ALL IMAGES ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT AND CANNOT BE USED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA.

 

Competition Time! … Lord of the Dance

We are really looking forward to going to MICHAEL FLATLEY’ S LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES which opens in Melbourne this week! Are you going? Would you like to go TOMORROW night? We have a two double passes to give away!

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The world’s most successful dance show explodes onto the Australian stage from 10 September opening in Hobart with a spectacular new staging of Michael Flatley’s masterpiece – Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games.  The theatrical extravaganza will then tour to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney.

Michael Flatley brought Irish Dance into the global spotlight more than 21 years ago, going on to create Lord of the Dance in 1996.  Since then his name and the Lord of the Dance brand have become synonymous with spectacular artistry and grand scale productions that have mesmerized more than 60 million people in 68 countries around the world. Flatley’s new show Dangerous Games has exciting and ground-breaking new technology, including holographs, dancing robots, world champion acrobats, and 34 of the greatest Irish Dancers in the world.

A new score composed by Gerard Fahy, new choreography, stunning new costumes and special effect lighting add a breath-taking new dimension to the original masterpiece.

Please note: Michael Flatley will not be performing in the Australian tour.  Michael Flatley danced for the last time at Wembley Stadium, London on 4 July 2015.

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2. Fill out your details below and answer the question! Please only enter if you are able to attend the show. Tickets are non-transferable.

3. Once you have submitted the form, you will be sent an email. Please confirm your subscription to Kidding Around Australia (this will only be for new subscribers). If you don’t confirm your subscription your entry will be invalid.

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Competition closes 6pm AEST Monday September 28 2015.  Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

Terms and Conditions:

Open to residents of Victoria, Australia only.  By entering this competition, you agree to subscribe to the Kidding Around Australia mailing list, if you are not already subscribed. Your privacy is protected and you can unsubscribe at any time. 

By entering this competition, you are also agreeing to all other terms and conditions.

This is a game of skill not a game of chance. Entries not filling in all the required fields and answering the question will be deemed invalid. The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, by a non involved party. The Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winner will be drawn 28/09/15 5.30pm AEST and announced on this website. The winner will also be contacted via email.

There are two (2) prizes each consisting of two (2) tickets to Lord of The Dance : Dangerous Games on Tuesday 29th September, 7pm performance at the Arts Centre, State Theatre Melbourne. They are valued at $89.90/ticket, so $179.80/double pass.

One entry per household. Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash. Kidding Around Australia will not be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage that occurs in connection with the prize or the winners participation in the promotion.

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“your jaw is in your lap watching their feet move almost as fast as sound itself.” –

LondonTheatre.co.uk

“Fascinating, rewarding & above all entertaining” – New York Post

“An awesome sight” – The Hollywood Reporter

 “A 5-star evening of entertainment.” – LondonTheatre.co.uk

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is created, directed and choreographed by Michael Flatley and is produced in Australia by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Base Entertainment Asia.

WEBSITE www.lordofthedance.com

SEASON DETAILS

MELBOURNE

Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre

Dates: Tuesday 29 September – Sunday 4 October 2015

Times:  Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday-Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 1pm & 6pm

Prices: From $69.90 (Booking and transaction fees may apply)

Bookings: Arts Centre Melbourne 1300 182 183 or atrscentremelbourne.com.au

Groups 10+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings on 1300 889 278

CANBERRA

Venue: Canberra Theatre

Dates: Tuesday 6 October – Sunday 11 Oct 2015

Times:  Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday-Friday 730pm, Saturday 2pm & 730pm, Sunday 1pm & 6pm

Prices: From $69.90 (Booking and transaction fees may apply)

Bookings: Canberra Theatre Centre 02 6275 2700 or canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Groups 10+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings on 02 6275 2727

BRISBANE

Venue: Concert Hall, QPAC

Dates: Tuesday 13 October – Friday 16 October 2015

Times:  Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday 1pm & 8pm, Thursday & Friday 8pm

Prices: From $69.90 (Booking and transaction fees may apply)

Bookings: QPAC 136 246 or qpac.com.au

Groups 10+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings on (07) 3840 7466

GOLD COAST

Venue: Jupiters Hotel & Casino

Dates: Saturday 17 October – Sunday 18 October 2015

Times:  Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm & 7pm

Prices: From $79.90 (Booking and transaction fees may apply)

Bookings: Ticketek 132 849 or ticketek.com.au

Groups 10+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings on 1300 364 001

SYDNEY

Venue: Capitol Theatre

Dates: Tuesday 20 October – Sunday 25 October 2015

Times:  Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday 1pm & 8pm, Thursday – Friday 8pm,

Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 3pm

Prices: From $69.90 (Booking and transaction fees may apply)

Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au

Groups 10+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings on 1300 889 278

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Winners Announced … Silvers Circus Part 2

Once again, we had a great time reading all of your entries … and out of the hundreds of entries we could only pick four!

So, Roll up, Roll up … and give congratulations to our four lucky winners …

silvers circus

Jade, Karen, Emma and Marc please keep an eye out for an email from us to confirm delivery details for your tickets for Silvers Circus, Wallan! Have a great time!

The reviews that we are getting have been fantastic – make sure you get along before they leave town on Sunday!


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TOUR DATES AND TIMES

Location: WALLAN: Hadfield Park 

Dates: Wednesday 19th August – Sunday 23rd August  

Tickets: Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au or call the circus direct on 0413 880 044 or  0400 456 157

Prices: Adults From $30 Child (3-12 years) From $25 Concessions from $25

SHOW TIMES

AUGUST

Friday 21st             7.30pm

Saturday 22nd      1.00pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 23rd          11.00am