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01 November 2019

It’s 4.30am. I’m in my PJs, having a sneaky cuppa and getting my head straight for the day ahead.

It’s at times like this that the mama juggle never ceases to amaze me. And there’s never a time of year we feel it more than in the downhill slide into Christmas.

The end-of-year wrap-ups and unbelievably cute Christmas concerts, combined with the craziness of planning for Christmas and getting organised for a well-deserved summer break, makes for one very frazzled mama.

Like most families, we often turn to the local playground for a much-needed respite from the chaos. The kids can burn off steam whilst you grab a coffee and just breathe for a moment. So, this issue, we take our team of investigators (aka the kids) to Stockland playgrounds across the region to find out what it reeeeaally takes to create the perfect playspace.

Of course, November also means we are well into the lead up to Christmas! #notstartedshoppingyet. If you are always chasing your tail like me, we have a HUGE Christmas gift guide, with something for everyone (yup, even some sneaky treats for Mum!). We’ve also got a round-up of the best Christmas activities across the region.

Check below for your region's special features!

SUNSHINE COAST

In our Education section, we head over to Matthew Flinders Anglican College to find out how The Big Write is helping students develop a big love for literacy. We also pop over to Unity College, to check out their fabulous STEM program.

If you are desperate for a break, check out our trip to the stunning Tangalooma Island Resort to experience all the kid-friendly fun on offer at this natural paradise. And we have all the best events, news and activities from the Sunshine Coast!

BRISBANE

For our Education feature, we head over to Grace Lutheran College to find out how this innovative school is equipping students of today with skills for the future through its robotics programs.

Plus, we have an issue jam-packed with the best events, news, activities and more for Brisbane families!

GOLD COAST

If you are desperate for a break, check out our trip to the stunning Tangalooma Island Resort to experience all the kid-friendly fun on offer at this natural paradise. We also have a round up of the best Christmas activities, school holiday events, local news and more for Gold Coast families!

 

Written by

Angela Sutherland

After spending over 20 years on the editorial desks of some the leading magazine publishing houses of London and Sydney, Angela swapped the city frenzy for a Queensland sea change. Now owner and editor of Kids on the Coast and Kids in the City, she loves spending her days documenting and travelling the crazy road of family life alongside every mum and dad. 

When she’s not at her desk buried in magazine stories, you’ll often find her entrenched in a heated game of beach cricket, or being utterly outrun by her inventive seven-year-old and rambunctious threenager.

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