Playskool Heroes – a toy review by the Wallace boys

Playskool Heroes Toy Review

There’s no denying that kids love super heroes. My biggest lad is a huge Spiderman fan and the middle lad loves ‘Hulk smash’. Ironic, because he’s a skinny kid. The littlest lad is happy doing superhero moves and making ‘ka-pow’ sounds. The challenge is to find superhero toys that are suitable for 6, 4 and 2Read more

The HARS Museum in Wollongong: amazing for plane enthusiasts!

hars museum

Heading to Wollongong with a budding pilot? Check out the amazing historic aircraft at the HARS Museum (HARS = Historical Aircraft Restoration Society)! I won’t pretend I know anything about historical aircraft, but my boys do love planes. Especially planes they can clamber about. If the weather isn’t great for the beach, a visit to the HARS MuseumRead more

You MUST visit the Early Start Discovery Space

We may have stumbled across THE best space for kids! If you absolutely must visit the Early Start Discovery Space, located on the campus of the University of Wollongong. It’s Australia’s only dedicated ‘children’s museum’ and is a brilliant hands-on creative learning space. It has been designed specifically for children from birth to 12 years to provide valuableRead more

Museum of Fire in Penrith

If there’s a budding firefighter in your family, you really must visit the Museum of Fire in Penrith. As soon as the boys’ caught a glimpse of the fire engines the excitement was palpable! There’s a huge number of shiny red fire trucks at the Museum of Fire, from every era. It never occurred toRead more

Hanging out in Jakarta with kids

hanging out in jakarta with kids

Jakarta is not a destination you’ll see on many people’s travel buckets lists. We stopped off for three nights simply because it was en-route from Yogyakarta to Sydney. It turns out that spending three days in Jakarta with kids was fabulous, in fact we’d have happily stayed a little longer! If you find yourself inRead more

Our visit to Prambanan Temple with Kids!

Prambanan Temple with kids - Life on Wallace

If you ever find yourself in Yogyakarta, you will probably visit Borobudur or Prambanan Temples. But which one is family friendly? Well, we ventured to Prambanan Temple with kids (three aged five and under) and we’re thrilled we made the effort. Why Prambanan Temple? I was keen to visit either Borobudur or Prambanan but withRead more

Three things to do in Townsville with kids

things to do in Townsville with kids

The Wallace Folk recently went on an adventure to Townsville. Why Townsville? Mr Wallace had a work trip which was then cancelled. Our flights were booked and my dearest friend now lives in Townsville so we decided to go anyway. It might not be the most obvious tourist destination, but there are plenty of thingsRead more

Fishing at The Basin with kids!

Fishing at the Basin

The big boys got ‘fishing ropes’  for their birthdays and were hanging out to go fishing. We took advantage of the long weekend and headed off to Avalon. While there we hired a boat at Palm Beach and went fishing at the Basin. The Basin is gorgeous, tucked away in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and accessibleRead more

Picnic at Barangaroo Reserve

picnic at barangaroo reserve

Need a change of scene? Try a picnic at Barangaroo Reserve! It’s a spectacular transformation of one of Sydney’s oldest industrial sites. Recently opened, Barangaroo provides an amazing vantage point for Sydney Harbour. There’s lots of open space for kids, flat paths for strolling (very pram friendly) and has the benefit of gorgeous water viewsRead more