Mum’s Little Explorers – Family Travel, & Kids Activities

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

This website gets on average 150,000 readers a month and we have a fantastic online community of Melbourne families within our Facebook Group “Melbourne for Kids – What’s On” with over 30,000 members.

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Melbourne with Kids

Our main focus on this website is on Things to do in Melbourne for families. We are out and about as much as possible discovering new things to do and new places to visit to share with you!

Check out these links for our most popular things to do:

Travel with Kids – Ideas & Inspiration

When you are looking to head away for a family holiday within Australia you can check out our ideas here:

We are also frequent travellers and love to explore the world with our kids. We lived in Italy for many years so we offer lots of information on Italy with kids but also include our stopovers in other destinations too.

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

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Chontelle Bonfiglio is an Aussie mum of 2 kids based in Melbourne. She is a business owner with a background in Social Science, Teaching (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 settling in Italy. They were based there for more than a decade before moving back to Melbourne with their two young kids.

The advantage they have for this site is that Chontelle grew up in Melbourne so she knows it well, but her husband and kids are new to it all, so she is seeing everything again with new eyes as a local, but also as a tourist!

Chontelle and her family frequently travel to and from Europe and other places where they can explore and share their travel experiences on this site.

Her kids are bilingual. They are fluent in both English and Italian, and have learned some Spanish too.

Chontelle started my first website Bilingual Kidspot in 2016 which over the years has become the largest website for raising bilingual kids providing resources for language teachers and parents.

Mum’s Little Explorers was founded in 2018 when they moved back to Melbourne and started rediscovering it’s wonders with their kids.

Articles & Reviews

There is a small team of family explorers behind this website. There is so much to see and do in Melbourne and the site continues to grow.

Most of the content found on this website is written by Chontelle Bonfiglio. As the site has grown over the years, you may have noticed that contributors have joined the team.

Images on the site on this site are subject to copyright and may not be used without permission. Images are either taken by the author of the article or provided by PR for certain events with permission to use.

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, the team is often invited by PR agencies or business owners as guests.

This may be entry to a certain event, or tickets for an activity, a meal at a restaurant, or a complimentary hotel stay etc. 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.


Mum’s Little Explorers partner with various brands for paid promotions. This may be in the form of a sponsored post, or advertising package. Without their support we couldn’t do what we do.

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