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Nov 212019
 

Our calendar for the remainder of the year is full of important dates, but some things are worthy of a big red circle and our upcoming visit to Santa’s Wonderland is definitely one of them. The kids are still treasuring their memories of last year and we can’t wait to add many more special moments this December. I previously told you why Santa’s Wonderland is the place-to-be for Adelaide families leading up to Christmas (read up here if you missed it) and I promised you a give away so here it is!

It’s clear to see why Santa’s Wonderland takes the crown as Adelaide’s biggest Christmas event and this year it is bigger and better than ever. Grab the kids, invite your family and bring along your friends to enjoy the magic of Christmas like you have never seen it before.

There is just so much to see and do: Wonder through the Traditional Family Christmas Land, explore the sparkling and slippery side of Ice Wonderland, admire the colours of Candy Land and most importantly, enjoy UNLIMITED rides for three whole hours! Expect to be swept away by the bright colours and the Christmas music, the beautiful decorations and the unique photo opportunities and of course keep an eye out for the big man himself…

If you’re a budget conscious parent like myself you’ll appreciate not having to pull your wallet for every ride, it’s all included in your ticket price. This make Santa’s Wonderland a fun and affordable outing for families with no costly surprises along the way, because we know the December month is expensive enough as it is.

Your all-access ticket includes 3 full hours of:
⭐️ Unlimited FREE Carnival Rides
⭐️ Unlimited Bouncy Castles and Ball Pits
⭐️Unlimited Ride-on Reindeer fun
⭐️ Unlimited Ice Skating
⭐️ Unlimited Ice Toboggan Slides
⭐️ Unlimited Ride on Reindeer’s Coral with Rudolf & Friends
⭐️ Unlimited Dodgem Cars
⭐️ Even More Main Stage Entertainment
⭐️ Story Time with Mrs. Christmas
⭐️ Write a Personal Letter to Santa & Mail It
⭐️ FREE Activity Trail Showbag (10 stops)
⭐️ Roaming Christmas Characters to meet, greet and takes selfies with!

Want to know more? Click here for a full list of all that’s included when you visit Santa’s Wonderland (and the few things that aren’t).

Santa’s Wonderland is located at the Adelaide Showground (Wayville, SA) and will be open from December 6 – December 24, 2019. Each ticket allows for 3 full hours of entry during the session-time chosen when booking, that’s a whole lot of Christmas fun! With over 35 sessions to choose from there’s a perfect time slot for everyone. Please note that advance booking is recommended as sessions do sell out, alternatively tickets can be purchased at the gate at door prices. Children under 2 years of age are free.

To find out more about Santa’s Wonderland and to secure your preferred session online visit www.santaswonderland.com.au.

For your chance to win a Santa’s Wonderland Family Pass (RRP $180, admits 4) to a session of your choice hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page, good luck! Sessions subject to availability.

Santa’s Wonderland giveaway

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Nov 302018
 

Earlier this year I told you all about the excitement of Santa’s Wonderland, the place-to-be for Adelaide families during Christmas time. It’s only a matter of days until the doors finally open on December 7 and there is so much Christmas magic waiting behind those gates, make sure you mark it on your calendar!

If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet there is still time, conveniently book your preferred time-slot online to secure your entry to Adelaide’s favourite Christmas destination. Buying online is super easy (tickets are emailed to you instantly) and you’ll save some welcome dollars compared to door-prices too.

Here’s your last chance to save $40+ on a Santa’s Wonderland Family Pass. Simply buy 4 or more tickets online and enter the code ‘CANDYCANE’ at checkout to get an extra $2 off each ticket. That’s a huge saving of 25% compared to 4 tickets at the gate! Be quick, this last minute offer ends November 30th at 11.30pm.

This year Santa’s Wonderland is going to be bigger and better than ever; boys, girls, young and old will be spoilt for choice with lots and lots of magical things to see, do, hear, try, make and enjoy. Who doesn’t love the sound of unlimited carnival rides, unlimited ice skating (with free skate aids for little visitors), unlimited tobogganing, unlimited bouncy castles and ball pits, unlimited ride-on reindeer fun, a play inside a giant inflatable snow dome, Christmas craft, story time with Mrs. Christmas, a Christmas parade and so much more!

The whole family will love exploring all that Santa’s Wonderland has to offer: drop into Candy Land, join the excitement in Ice Wonderland, browse Traditional Family Christmas Island and go on one of the many rides as often as you like. Make sure you bring your camera as there are amazing photo opportunities wherever you look and those precious memories will be treasured a life time.

As a budget-conscious parent I love that a ticket to Santa’s Wonderland includes pretty much everything there is to do in one single ticket price. The all-inclusive ticket price gives you a massive 3 hours of non-stop festive fun and magical moments for your family to enjoy without you having to grab your wallet and spend more over and over again. Click here for a full list of all that’s included when you visit Santa’s Wonderland (and the few things that aren’t).

Santa’s Wonderland is located at the Adelaide Showground (Wayville, SA) and will be open from December 7 – December 24, 2018. Each ticket allows for 3 full hours of entry during the session-time chosen when booking, that’s a whole lot of Christmas fun! Alternatively tickets can be purchased at the gate at door prices, but sessions can be sold-out so booking in advance is recommended. Children under 2 years of age are free.

To find out more about Santa’s Wonderland and to secure your favourite time-slot online visit www.santaswonderland.com.au.

For your chance to win a Santa’s Wonderland family pass (RRP $160, admits 4) for the time slot of your choice hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page and enter. Good luck!

Nov 262018
 

As always after returning from a holiday I am feeling a little blue, I just love the excitement of counting down and looking forward to something special so I am trying to focus on the Christmas season that’s rapidly coming closer. The big day is still 4 weeks away but there is plenty of Christmas joy to be had in the lead-up to that. From Friday November 23 up to Sunday December 23 Melbourne families can get into the spirit at Caulfield Racecourse:

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No matter how young or old you are, everyones smiles a little brighter and feels a little warmer at the sound of Christmas carols and the sight of sparkly lights, shiny baubles and crisp white snow. Every year thousands of Australian families make their way to Santa’s Magical Kingdom for a true Christmas spectacle and this year visitors are in for a real treat. The best part is: You don’t even need to travel to the Northpole!

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Watch the snowflakes fall down in a amazing walk-through Snowland, meet the Snow Fairy, the lovely Mrs. Claus and of course Santa himself, create a pretty Christmas tree decoration or make your own Gingerbread man (and eat it!), see the Christmas International Spectacular Show, watch a Christmas movie, write a letter to Mr. Claus, enjoy a ride on Santa’s Magical Sleigh or board the Elves Magical Train and much more, this is what real Christmas dreams are made of.

mrs-clausHip Tip: Want to get even more bang for your buck (or should I say magic for your money or Christmas for your coins)? Make your visit to Santa’s Magical Kingdom extra memorable and join Rudolph’s Birthday celebrations. Get up close with the famous Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, meet some very special guests and even receive a free party gift to thank for you helping make Rudolph’s birthday a success. Rudolph’s birthday will be celebrated on selected dates/times only so plan your trip carefully.

Don’t miss out on this amazing experience, book your visit to Santa’s Magical Kingdom today and order your tickets online using Ticketmaster. Concession, Junior and family tickets are available.

To find out more about Santa’s Magical Kingdom, to browse the activities and to check dates and times visit www.santasmagicalkingdom.com.au.

For your chance to win a Santa’s Magical Kingdom family pass (RRP $142.68, 2 adults/2 children) for Friday 7th December 2018 (6pm) hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page and enter. Good luck!

May 222018
 

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If you have a family full of little (and big) Disney fans like I do you will find that picking a Disney favourite is tricky. Rarely do they all agree on who is the funniest, the cutest or the prettiest Disney character and which Disney movie should be watched over and over again. Thankfully there is no need to argue when it comes to Disney On Ice, as this year’s show will feature all your most loved Disney stars:

In a dazzling 2-hour experience the public will become part of the legacy of Disney in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Are you madly in love with Aladdin? Get excited by the adventure of The Lion King? Adore the love story of Beauty and the Beast? Love the ocean journey of Finding Nemo? Young or old, boy or girl, every single guest is in for a treat when Disney’s biggest hits slide onto the ice guided by Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse.

Having seen Disney On Ice before I just love how the characters move around the entire stage so that every spectator, no matter where they sit, gets a great view of their personal faves. You’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat, determined not to miss a second of the action while singing along to all the familiar tunes. This Winter Disney On Ice has lined up more than 30 songs so you better start warming up those vocal cords!

Get ready to be amazed by a magical mix of dancing and singing, jaw dropping stunts and mind-blowing costumes, if you’ve every had the joy of seeing Disney On Ice you know it is a memory that will be treasured forever. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this legendary Disney celebration, book your seats before they’re all gone! Make sure you arrive on time so you don’t miss Zootopia duo Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde solve a mystery…

To say the Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic schedule is jam-packed is an understatement. There is no time for rest as the show slides onto the rink in Perth on June 15 and whirlwinds through Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle with the curtains closing in Sydney on July 23, 2018. More popular than ever the Disney On Ice shows are booking out in record time, so they even added some new performances to make sure everyone gets a chance to enjoy the magic. Booking tip: There are still great seats available for Melbourne spectators for the Thursday 7pm, Friday 7pm and Monday 3pm shows.

To find out more about Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, to check out the tour schedule and to book your tickets online via Ticketek visit www.DisneyOnIce.com.au.

Want to treat a special little person to a magical evening of fabulous frosty fun? Thanks to our wonderful friends at Disney On Ice one lucky Hip Little One reader will win 2 A Reserve tickets to see Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic on Thursday 5th July 2018 (7pm) at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena (RRP $96). Travel to/from the venue is not included, two entry tickets only.

For your chance to win this amazing prize enter our giveaway below. By entering you agree to these Terms and Conditions:

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Click and Capture with Kidizoom

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Oct 292017
 

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That’s it, the final school term of the year has begun! The big three kids have done incredibly well at school this year and we are so proud of them, they made some great new friends and brought home fantastic report cards and test results. As a reward for all their hard work (and to keep them busy in the school holidays) all of the kids were treated to a special present and with a brand new baby brother to photograph I am not surprised Olivia loves playing around with Kidizoom by VTech:

Packed with clever, cool and comic features the new VTech Kidizoom Duo (RRP $99.95, ages 3 to 9) turns creative kids into talented photographers in the blink of an eye. Here’s what we love most about Kidizoom:

As the name suggests this stylish kids camera has a dual lens, allowing kids to easily swap between making silly selfies and taking awesome snaps of friends, pets or family (especially cute baby siblings!), anytime they want. There is no need to turn your camera around and keep your fingers crossed that you get a great shot, a simple touch of a button is all it takes to change between the front- and rear facing camera.

The generous 2.4 inch colour screen, chunky shape and large buttons make it very easy for small hands to control the Kidizoom camera, our 4-year old mastered it in no-time and even our curious 2-year old will snap a picture or two if she can get her hands on it. Because we all know accidental knocks and drops are inevitable the Kidizoom Duo offers great peace of mind with a sturdy kid-tough design.

Olivia and her sisters have quickly become selfie-experts and they have the best time turning their selfies into art with the photo editor. There are loads of colourful decorations, pretty frames and silly dress-ups to choose from, so if you love photo booths and funny props Kidizoom has got you covered. How can you not giggle when giving your bald dad a funky hairdo or when your baby brother wears a big pink bow? Using the included USB cable all your Kidizoom creations can be transferred to your computer, ready to share with family and friends.

Not only can you capture precious moments on camera, you can even record your own voice, film your very own videos and create short movies. With the addition of special animations or funny effects you can turn average into awesome, flat into fun and plain into picture perfect, with the Kidizoom Duo the sky is the limit.  A real bonus treat are the 5 built-in games, they’re proving to be a great boredom buster on long car trips!

Powered by 4 AA batteries the VTech Kidizoom camera is ideal for use at home or holiday, just remember to pack some spare batteries or rechargeables so you don’t miss out on the shot of a lifetime! Hip tip: If desired you can expand the camera’s internal memory (ca. 200 photos) by adding a microSD or microSDHC card. The VTech Kidizoom Duo is available in blue or pink to suit both boys and girls.

VTech toys are available at major department stores, select online stores and independent toy retailers across Australia.

To find out more about VTech, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.vtech.com.au.

May 072017
 

Pan Macmillan Australia

With Mother’s Day just a week away most children have their precious mamas on their mind and are excitedly crafting handmade treasures for the big day. My kids on the other hand are completely focussed on Hip Daddy, who will soon go on a work-trip to Japan. They are lucky enough to have their dad home at 5pm most days so they are a bit nervous about having to miss him, even if it is only for week. Especially miss 6 is finding it hard and she has shed quite a few tears reading this lovely book with her daddy:

With My Daddy (RRP $14.99) is an absolutely gorgeous picture book for young children that celebrates all the wonderful things that make dads so special. Everyday activities like eating and cleaning, playtime and bath time turn into a fun adventure when you do them with daddy.

Our little girls adore the colourful illustrations featuring a range of father-child animal duos and they also love the rhyming story which encourages them to read along and guess what is coming next. If you’re looking for heart-warming story to settle down with at the end of the day this book is a real winner (and of course a great gift idea for Father’s Day too).

To find out more about Pan Macmillan, to take a closer look at ‘With My Daddy’ and to order a copy online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.

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Apr 062017
 

I don’t know about you but to me this has felt like the never-ending school term, it just kept on going! Thankfully the end is now in sight and we’re almost ready for a well deserved break and maybe even a little getaway. Whether you’re planning a camping experience, road trip, sea escape or another fun vacation, make sure you pack plenty of entertainment to keep young travellers busy. If Sydney is on your itinerary this fabulous find is an absolute travel must-have:

After the huge success of the first dedicated kids journal for Bali holiday-makers the clever people behind My Awesome Adventure have released a brand new title for those staying closer to home, check out My Awesome Sydney Adventure.

From cool geography facts to a quick lesson in aboriginal history, from city highlights to a game of spot what, from animal ‘did-you-know’s to colouring-in and puzzles, from astronomy to story writing, code cracking and much more, My Awesome Sydney Adventure: A Travel Journal for Kids (RRP $24.95) is not just an ordinary travel journal!

We all know that holidays go too quickly and afterwards photos and memories are all that is left. From our European trips we have learnt that kids really enjoy keeping their own record of their trip and these personal journals make lovely keepsakes for later. Our kids still flick through their old journals every now and then and it brings back the most precious memories!

My Awesome Adventure journals are a great tool to inspire and encourage children to look around and see things from different angles, I just love how each child shows their individuality and personality in the way they see and write about their experience. With 89 pages of journalling fun there’s no time to waste, get exploring! So remember to pack your journal, grab a packet of markers and you’re in for a Sydney adventure to enjoy now and treasure forever.

To find out more about My Awesome Adventure, to take a closer look at the kids travel journals and to order online visit www.myawesomeadventure.com.

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