Kings Park Lotterywest Family Park – Perth (March 2014)

We have been to Kings Park many times over the years but we never quite explored it from a parent/ child’s point of view until now. I have to say that it is an awesome place to spend the morning with the kids! We also intentionally planned our trip to Kings Park Lotterywest Family Park on a Tuesday morning, in hopes of avoiding any weekend family crowd.

We came prepared for a ‘picnic’ with picnic mats and sand toys. The food issue was settled at the Stickybeaks Café which was located within the Kings Park Lotterywest Family Park area. We ordered fries, muffins and pies (yum yum!) and set up shop on the grass. Come early and take your pick of any spot in the park!

A quiet start to the morning

A quiet start to the morning

A yummy muffin from Sticky Beaks Cafe

A yummy muffin from Sticky Beaks Cafe

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Lansdale Farm School – Perth (March 2014)

After an eventful morning, taking photos down at Triggs Beach. We had to take a breather and satisfy our rumbling tummies. We decided to hop into the café/ restaurant which was conveniently located by the beach, it also happened to be a branch of our favourite Kaili’s Fish and Chips! The view from the restaurant was simply beautiful, with full glass panels and clear blue skies, any meal would be perfect!

Wonderful view!

Wonderful view!

Kids having a chat and a laugh..hmmm they look kinda burnt don't they?

Kids having a chat and a laugh..hmmm they look kinda burnt don’t they?

We were initially pretty skeptical about whether the kids would be able to last through another activity or pit stop after what we thought might be a strenuous morning. But the kids were in such good mood that we decided to proceed to our standby activity – Lansdale Farm School (15 minutes drive away from Triggs Beach). Continue reading

Trigg Beach Family Photo Shoot (March 2014)

By now we were already half way through our 10 day Perth trip however today would be a day that I had started planning for, for more than 3 months ago. We were going for an outdoor family photoshoot at Trigg Beach!

We did a studio photo shoot in Singapore when Jah turned 11 months and since Bella would be 10 months on this trip, I figured why not have a family photo shoot done then. Firstly, we would have an endless choice of awesome scenery and fantastic natural backdrops. Secondly, we wouldn’t have to endure the hot and humid Singapore weather just to get something outside the studio. And so I started searching for a Perth family photographer, ploying through tons of photographer portfolios and packages to see what would suit us. It wasn’t easy given that we only required hi-res soft copies to bring home with us and most packages came with albums and large prints etc.  We finally found Rachael Turner photography! We loved her portfolio and she was also accommodating and understood our need to only have hi-res soft copies.  We communicated back and forth via email to narrow down the photo shoot location. Her portfolio didn’t make it easy for me to come to a decision, in fact I changed my mind at the last minute when I saw one of her works at Trigg Beach. She also gave us advice on what colours we should/ shouldn’t wear based on our skin tones etc. Continue reading

Penguin Island – Perth (March 2014)

This was one of our favourite days of the trip! Jah was so amazed by his time at what he calls “Happy Feet” Island that he talked non-stop about it in the coming days and even when we were back in Singapore.

Penguin Island is just a 5 minutes ferry ride from the ‘mainland’. Tickets can be purchased at Rockingham Wild Encouters and you could spend your time at their adjoining Pengos café while waiting for your ferry which departs hourly. Tip – You could also takeaway some fries and snacks from the café to occupy the kids on the ferry or to eat on the island. Do note that there are no F&B outlets/ kiosks on the island. Jah was very excited that he was going to get to ride a boat to visit Happy Feet at his house. :p

The path leading us to our ferry

The path leading us to our ferry

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The Maze, Chinese Food and San Churros @ Northbridge – Perth (March 2014)

Our car ride to the Maze would be the longest drive of our entire trip and with not much to see on the roads as we approached our destination. So I was alittle worried as we were driving the last 20km towards the Maze. Was it going to be some backward, boring little place? Was there going to be anything good to keep the kids occupied? I was getting less and less confident about this attraction by the minute but boy was I wrong. Continue reading