Tulip Time hits Bowral


With Tulip Time well underway in Bowral, spring fever is in the air. The famous Tulip Time Parade is on today through the main street in Bowral at 3pm. Get along to see it – it really is special. It is when Southern Highlands community spirit is in full bloom as well!

In keeping with the the spring theme, my garden is also getting into the spirit, so I thought I’d share some of the colour with you.


Kids now flocking to Berrima’s new playground


If you haven’t yet visited the new playground in Berrima – you MUST!

A friend mentioned to me that it was great, so I had to check it out and now my kids are hooked. Complete with a great flying fox, bucket swing that will fit four kids comfortably on it, as well as a fabulous fortress with spiral slippery slide, bridges, plenty of things to climb on, fireman’s pole and lots more.

There are a few picnic tables and toilets nearby, with plenty of grass to have a picnic.

Finally our playgrounds are getting a makeover!

Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Rockin’ Christmas at Mittagong RSL


One of the things that I love sharing with my kids in the Southern Highlands is the great kids shows that come to Mittagong RSL. It also means they can also enjoy the concerts with all their friends too!

It seems that each year now Play School and Dorothy the Dinosaur pay us a visit.

So time to get excited – Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Rockin’ Christmas Show is coming to Mittagong RSL on 13 December 2011.

Dorothy and friends will meet Santa Claus in this festive show with all our favourite Christmas songs.

But get your tickets now as they’re selling like Hot Potatoes! Tickets $20 each, available from Mittagong RSL’s reception. Contact: 02 4872 6700

The sails have finally breezed into Lake Alexandra in Mittagong


Finally the kids playground at Lake Alexandra in Mittagong can now be used in the middle of the day thanks to the recent addition of sails over the playground to keep it a little cooler and protect our precious kids from the sun.

The playground used to be deserted in the middle of the day as the equipment was too hot to use and is now thriving again!

Huge thanks to Wingecarribee Council – money well spent (this time!).

Enjoy a little bushwalk to Carrington Falls


With the winter weather so stunning at the moment, it was the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sun and sights at Carrington Falls over the weekend.

Carrington Falls are located just outside Robertson, where the Kangaroo River crosses the western escarpment of the Budderoo Plateau to descend 50 metres into a gorge in the Kangaroo Valley.

There are a number of viewing platforms along the walk, which then leads to the top of the falls where you can sit and enjoy the sights and I believe you can swim here as well – a little too cold in the middle of winter though!

From the car park and picnic area, there is only a short bushwalk down to the first viewing platform, so is an easy walk with the kids. There are some steeper stairs along the walk, but still manageable with kids. Toilets, a BBQ and a few picnic tables can be found near the car park.

Well worth a visit.

No Easter Harvest hunt in the Southern Highlands this year


Sadly there will be no Harvest Hunt at Easter this year in the Southern Highlands.

We had so much fun at the past two years’ events at Centennial Vineyard and Southern Highland Wines. Apparently they couldn’t find a venue to take it on this year.

I hope it will come back again – a great way to spend Easter with the family!

Neeny’s in Mittagong will be closed 27 April-4 May


Children’s indoor play centre Neeny’s is about to undergo a massive upgrade to its equipment and will be closed 27 April-4 May. It will re-open on 5 May with lots of new fun activities for the kids.

Where: 1/227 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong

Ph: 02 4871 3750