SO LONG, WIN­TER

Oh, the weather out­side is de­light­ful. Here’s where to spend your spring­time

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Con­tents -

En­joy the spring weather with our ul­ti­mate guide to what’s on

New South Wales FLOUR­ISH TENTS AND EVENTS, WAU­CHOPE

Treat your­selves to a mini-break on the mid north coast. Choose a spot to glamp and the Flour­ish team will set you up in­side a beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated tent that’s large enough to fit two adults and four kids. www.face­book.com/flour­ish­t­entsande­vents

SKY­LINE DRIVE IN, BLACK­TOWN

Can you be­lieve there’s still a drive-in in Syd­ney that shows the lat­est box-of­fice hits? Sure, you could just head to a nor­mal cin­ema, but where’s the fun in that! www.eventcin­e­mas.com.au/ cin­ema/drive-in-black­town

Vic­to­ria FAIRY PARK, ANAKIE

Wel­come to the most af­ford­able theme park in all the lands. Fol­low the en­twin­ing paths to Fairy Cas­tle, the Dwarfs Vil­lage and the Model Train Mu­seum, and meet Goldilocks, Three Lit­tle Pigs, Ra­pun­zel, Red Rid­ing Hood and Pinoc­chio along the way. www.fairy­park.com

CHO­CO­LATE WALK­ING TOURS

Take a guided tour of the beau­ti­ful lanes and ar­cades of the city and in­dulge your sweet tooth while you’re at it – just make sure the kid­dies prom­ise to brush their teeth at the end of the day. www.choco­late­walk­ing­tours.com.au

Queens­land DREAM­WORLD, GOLD COAST

Make a bee­line straight for Wig­gles World to visit the Big Red Boat, take a ride in the famed Big Red Car and swirl around in Dorothy’s teacups, then join the crew for a sin­ga­long ses­sion. Tele­vi­sion has come to life – and the kids won’t be­lieve their eyes! www.dream­world.com.au

DAR­LING DOWNS ZOO, PIL­TON

The an­i­mals of Africa, South-East Asia and South Amer­ica, (in­clud­ing the only meerkats in the state) have set up camp right here. So get ready for plenty of pic­ture-per­fect mo­ments with lions and tigers and mar­mosets – oh my! www.dar­ling­down­szoo.com.au

South Aus­tralia CROWNE PLAZA ADE­LAIDE

Fact: kids love high tea as much as their mam­mas! As well as lit­tle sweet treats and cute fin­ger sand­wiches, throw in a theme (such as Mad Hat­ter, su­per­heroes or princesses) and you won’t need to ask them twice to put their best dress shoes on. www.crowne­plaza­ade­laide.com.au

Tas­ma­nia TAS­MAZIA, PROMISED LAND

Get lost in one of eight quirky mazes – the world’s largest maze com­plex – for some old-school fun in the fresh air. Learn about the world at Em­bassy Gar­dens, fea­tur­ing 60 build­ings that are ded­i­cated to more than 40 coun­tries. Then fin­ish the day off with a de­li­cious treat at Pan­cake Par­lour with its tasty sweet and savoury of­fer­ings. www.tas­mazia.com.au

West­ern Aus­tralia WONKY WIND­MILL FARM & ECO PARK

Bot­tle-feed­ing lambs, play­ing in sand­pits, pick­ing fruit from the or­chard, en­joy­ing Devon­shire tea, and tast­ing a whole bunch of jams and pre­serves are just a few of the things that prom­ise to fill your days here. www.wonky­wind­mill­farm.com.au

North­ern Ter­ri­tory AQUASCENE

Wade in the shal­low wa­ters of this sanc­tu­ary to feed the mob of friendly fish that flock here, let­ting them tickle your feet as they battle for bread and af­fec­tion. www.aquascene.com.au

Feed the mob of friendly fish that flock here, let­ting them tickle your feet as they battle for bread.

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