We definitely needed a little holiday before baby #2 arrives. It would have been so great to be able to do an adult only holiday and get a break from the little munchkin but it was soooo hard to do! We just could not fathom not taking him with us.
Lucky we are not sit on the beach and sip mojitos holiday people though with the kid (and the bump) now, we have been seriously considering those holidays. You know, those resorts with a kids club where you can leave the kids for the whole day while you laze around happily around a pool reading a book! I can see now why so many families love those holidays! We didn’t even have time to leisurely plan this trip! It was almost on a whim! So the race was on to find something relatively easy to get to and had loads of kid friendly activities. Really, this was not going to be a babymoon but a holiday for our little munchkin instead before his world gets turned upside down! With it being a short 3 hour drive with loads of kids friendly attractions and awesome eateries, Canberra was a no brainer!
Baz loved Questacon so much that we went there twice. We loved The Cupping Room so much, we went there twice! In between that, we also visited the National Arboretum, the Dinosaur Museum, we loved the kids room in the Old Parliament House and running around exploring the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
With two kids soon, it will be no surprise if we make Canberra an annual trip with so many things to do!!
The East Hotel
We got the 1 Bedroom Apartment and it was perfect. There was a huge living area, a very spacious kitchenette and a separate bedroom with a King bed. We also had free parking with our room deal. It was perfect!
Location: 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston, 2604 Canberra, Australia
Price: From AUD$259/night. Book East Hotel on Booking.com
Where to Eat
Some Cafe, Collector
The Cupping Room
Things to Do
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
We happened to be there during the Enlighten Festival and it was very cool as a lot of the cultural institutions were all lit up very similar to what we get in Sydney during Vivid Sydney. This trip, all these places stayed open after closing hours to the public and entry was free so we checked out a couple of places that we wouldn’t have normally visited.
We first went to the National Archives of Australia as they had a lantern making activity for kids and Baz had a grand time before we made our way to the Old Parliament House to check out the kids area – this place is amazing! We spent over an hour there and that’s just in the kid’s area!
An impulsive stop after seeing the playground from a distance but it was perfect for a quick runaround! We were there quite early in the morning as we were starting our trip back to Sydney so we had the playground to ourselves! Baz had a great time exploring all the equipment and running around!
The perfect spot if you’re looking to do a little bushwalking with the little ones. This was meant to be a short walk but umm, we kinda got distracted by all the other walks and things to check out. It just meant the little one was quite tired out by the time we were ready to hit the road home, which we ain’t complaining!