Mum’s Little Explorers

Mum’s Little Explorers is a place you can find Kids Activity Ideas in Melbourne or at home, Family Travel Tips, and Holiday Inspiration within Australia and around the world.

Melbourne with Kids

Looking for Melbourne activities

? Our main focus is on Things to do in Melbourne for families.

We keep you up to date with the latest Activities & Events in Melbourne all through the year including our popular Melbourne School Holiday Guide which is updated each term.

You can find reviews on family friendly cafes and restaurants, and inspiration for Day trips from Melbourne, and Weekend Getaways in Victoria.

Travel with Kids

When you are looking to head away for a family holiday you can check out our ideas on Travel within Australia, our adventures in Italy with kids and our trips and stopovers in other world wide destinations.

Kids Activities at Home

For when you are not out and about or travelling, we have lots of kids activity ideas to do at home including:

Getting Social

You can follow Mum’s Little Explorers our Facebook Page, Instagram, or join our What’s on Melbourne for Kids Facebook Group.

Founder – Chontelle Bonfiglio

Chontelle Bonfiglio is an Aussie mum of 2 kids based in Melbourne. She is a small business owner with a background in teaching English (ESL) and digital marketing.

Chontelle grew up in the Melbourne suburbs and moved abroad after university to travel. She lived and worked overseas (UK, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Russia), before meeting her Italian husband and setting in Italy. They were based there for more than a decade before moving back to Melbourne.

Their family frequently travel to and from Europe when they can to explore new places and share their travel experiences on this site.

The kids are being raised bilingually. They are fluent in English and Italian, and have learned some Spanish too.

In 2016, Chontelle founded Bilingual Kidspot, which has now become one of the largest websites providing resources for language teachers and parents raising bilingual kids.

Mum’s Little Explorers was founded when she moved back to Melbourne and started rediscovering it’s wonders with their kids.

Articles & Reviews

Most of the content found on this website is written by the founder. As the site has grown over the years, you may have notice some guest contributors, their name will be referenced in the article.

Images on the site on this site are subject to copyright and may not be used without permission. Images are either taken by the founder or contributors to the site. Some images are provided by PR for certain events, and some are brought images.

The content on this site is true at the time of posting. It is frequently updated as often as possible, but please double check the company website of any place or activity, especially important details such as hours and costs as they may change over time.

Many events, activities, restaurants etc on this site, are visited at own expense. However, Mums Little Explorers are often invited to others with some or all expenses paid. This may be entry to a certain event, or tickets for an activity, a meal at a restaurant, or a complimentary hotel stay. Mum’s Little Explorers are also sometimes sent fun products to try out for the purpose of reviews.

Having costs covered does not automatically mean there is an expectation that a review will be published. If we do decide to write about it,  the reviews and all opinions are always that of the writer. We will only share the experience if we enjoyed it and recommend it to others.

Want to contact us? Email info@mumslittleexplorers.com