All over Australia this Easter, families will hitch up their trailers, check the oil and tyres and head off for quality bonding time away from the daily grind. Unfortunately, it is also one of the busiest times on the road. Campsites often burst at the seams and spontaneous adventures are becoming a thing of the past. Right now is the time to think ahead and plan your escape.
Written by Sunshine Coast mum, Sarah Pye, Kids Welcome to Queensland, is the perfect resource and it can save hours on the Internet. Without annoying advertising, this guidebook reviews over 500 kid-friendly things to do in Queensland. Most were visited personally by Sarah, and her chief expert 10-year-old daughter Amber, and many are cost free. A handy traffic light rating system indicates suitability in three different age groups: preschool, primary and teen.
Terri Sanderson used the family-friendly guidebook over the Christmas holidays. “It really made life easier,” she said, “and the colourful pictures and easy-to-read style makes it possible for the whole family to help plan their holiday”.
Kids Welcome to Queensland has been enjoying unparalleled success since its launch last October. Over the Christmas period, Sarah said the first 1000 copies flew off the shelf. “I have been amazed at the positive feedback at book signings,” she said, “it just goes to prove parents want to know more about places to explore with their kids”.
Why not download a backseat treasure hunt to keep the kids amused on your journey? Sarah has developed seven wonderful quizzes for different Queensland regions. All are free and, for a limited time, kids can send back their answers for a free prize pack! Visit: www.kidswelcome.com.au for more details.
Kids Welcome to Queensland is endorsed by Tourism Queensland and Playgroup Queensland. Its handy A5 size fits in your glove box and it comes complete with Hema maps covering the entire state. Kids Welcome to Queensland is available through bookshops, your local library or www.kidswelcome.com.au. RRP 29.95.