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 around 150,000 readers a month and we have a fantastic community of Melbourne families within our Facebook Group “Melbourne for Kids – What’s On” which has over 20,000 members.
Melbourne with Kids
Looking for Melbourne activities?
Our main focus 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.
Check out these links for our most popular things to do:
- Family Events in Melbourne
- Kids Activities Melbourne
- Melbourne School Holiday Guide
- Day trips from Melbourne
- Weekend Getaways in Victoria
Travel with Kids – Ideas & Inspiration
When you are looking to head away for a family holiday you can check out our ideas here
We are frequent travellers and lived overseas whenever we can. 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:
Founder – Chontelle Bonfiglio
I am Chontelle Bonfiglio, an Aussie mum of 2 kids based in Melbourne. I am a business owner with a background in Social Science, Teaching English (ESL) and Digital Marketing.
I grew up in the Melbourne suburbs and moved abroad after university to travel. I lived and worked overseas (UK, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Russia), before meeting my Italian husband and settling in Italy. We were based there for more than a decade before moving back to Melbourne with our kids.
The advantage we have on this site, is that I grew up in Melbourne so I know it well, but my husband and kids are new to it all, so I am seeing everything again with new eyes as a local, but also as a tourist!
We frequently travel to and from Europe and other places where we can to explore new places and share our travel experiences on this site.
Our kids are bilingual. They are fluent in both English and Italian, and have learned some Spanish too.
I started my first website Bilingual Kidspot in 2016 which has become the largest website for raising bilingual kids providing resources for language teachers and parents. The site gets over 400,000 page views per month.
Mum’s Little Explorers was founded in 2018 when we moved back to Melbourne and started rediscovering it’s wonders with our kids.
I also own another parenting website The Baby Vine, which features articles and information on pregnancy, baby, and young kids.
These are all a part of the Connecto Media network.
Articles & Reviews
A lot of the content found on this website is written by myself. As the site has grown over the years, you may have notice some guest contributors as well.
There is so much to see and do in Melbourne and the site has grown faster than I could ever have imagined, so it is impossible to do everything ourselves which is why we have a team of little explorers me.
Images on the site on this site are subject to copyright and may not be used without permission. Images are either taken by myself or contributors to the site. Some images are provided by PR for certain events.
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.
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