About

Mum’s Little Explorers

Mum’s Little Explorers is a place you can find Family Travel Tips, and Holiday Inspiration within Australia and around the world.

We give you loads of ideas on What to See and Do in Melbourne and around, and keep you up to date with the latest Activities & Events in Melbourne for kids and families.

You can find information on Family Friendly Cafes, Restaurants, and Accommodation.

And every now and again we will inspire you with our Travel through Australia, back and forth to Italy and Around the World.

Founder – Chontelle Bonfiglio

I am Chontell, an Aussie mum of 2 young kids based in Melbourne. I grew up in Melbourne and moved abroad after university to travel.

After living and working in the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Russia, I met and married my Italian husband and settled in Italy where I was based for more than a decade before moving with my family back to Melbourne. We frequently travel to and from Europe with our kids to show them new places.

My husband and I are raising our kids bilingually, they are fluent in English and Italian, and have learned Spanish in the past. In 2016 while living in Italy, I founded Bilingual Kidspot, a popular website providing resources for language teachers and parents raising bilingual kids.

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

Articles & Reviews

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

The images on this site are also taken by myself or contributors to the site. Some images are provided by PR for certain events.

The content we write is true at the time of posting. We try to update posts as often as we can, but please double check the company website of any place or activity we have written. Especially important details such as hours and costs as they may change over time.

Many events, activities, restaurants etc that we visit, are done so at our own expense. However, we are also 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. We are also sometimes sent fun products to try out.

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

Want to contact us? Email info@mumslittleexplorers.com