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These summer mocktail recipes offer an excuse for the whole family to get creative and enjoy some refreshing drinks this Australia Day.

Though many will be overindulging on booze this time of year, incorporating in some family-friendly mocktails ensures the kids can get involved in the fun, too.

Here are some quick and easy mocktail recipes:

Summer berry mocktail

berry
Pictured: Summer berry mocktail

There’s no better time to enjoy berries than while they’re in season. Plus, this drink is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, making it an easy way to get the kids eating more fruit.

Makes: 1 serve (Adjust ingredients to make as many serves as needed)

Ingredients

  • ½ cup blackberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ¼ cups lemonade
  • 2 mint leaves to garnish
  • 2 blackberries to garnish
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Muddle blackberries and raspberries in the bottom of a glass using a muddler or a pestle. A spoon can also be used as a substitute.
  2. Pour lemonade into the glass and stir thoroughly.
  3. Add ice cubes then garnish with mint leaves and blackberries.

Coconut and pineapple mocktail

pineapple
Pictured: Coconut and pineapple mocktail

This combo is reminiscent of the beloved summer pina colada – minus the alcohol, of course. But that’s not the only difference, this drink is lighter and makes for the perfect cooling mocktail to battle the summer heat this Australia day.

Makes: 1 serve

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Pineapple slices to garnish

Method

  1. Blend coconut cream and pineapple juice together.
  2. Pour the mixture into a glass.
  3. Add ice cubes and top with slices of pineapple.

Lemon ginger mocktail

lemon
Pictured: Lemon and ginger mocktail

The kids will love the ginger kick as it’s balanced by the perfect amount sweetness. With kids heading back to school soon, it’s not a bad time to load up on vitamin C from citrus fruits.

Makes: 1 serve

Ingredients

  • ½ cup ginger ale
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup lemonade
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 mint leaves to garnish
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Coat the rim of a glass with sugar.
  2. Mix ginger ale, lemon juice and lemonade in the glass.
  3. Stir in ice cubes and garnish with mint leaves.

Fig and lychee mocktail

fig
Pictured: Fig and lychee mocktail

Here’s an unexpected flavour duo that actually works – fig and lychee. It’s a great time to make the most of the abundance of lychees in store right now and enjoy their cooling effect.

Makes: 1 serve

Ingredients

  • ½ cup lychees, peeled and stone removed
  • ½ cup sparkling water
  • 2 fig slices to garnish
  • 2 mint leaves to garnish
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Blend lychees into a thick mixture.
  2. Pour mix into a glass.
  3. Add in sparkling water and ice cubes.
  4. For the garnish, add the fig slices and mint leaves.

Coconut chocolate mocktail (lamington-inspired)

coconut
Pictured: Coconut chocolate mocktail: Lamington

There’s no better flavour combination for Australia day than the beloved flavours of the iconic dessert – lamingtons. It may be surprising combo for a cocktail, but it’s a match made in heaven – and it’s guaranteed to thrill the kids.

Makes: 1 serve

Ingredients

  • ½ coconut cream
  • 4 tablespoons melted chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 2 marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Use half the melted chocolate to decorate the rim of the glass with. Pour it over the glass and allow the chocolate to drip down the sides of the glass.
  2. Blend coconut cream, the rest of the melted chocolate and milk together and then pour into the glass.
  3. Add in ice cubes then add your desired amount of whipped cream to the top of the drink.
  4. Garnish with shredded coconut and marshmallows.

Mango and passionfruit mocktail

passionfruit
Pictured: Mango and passionfruit mocktail

It wouldn’t be summer without the classic Aussie flavours of passionfruit and mango. These seasonal fruits make the perfect duo for a refreshing mocktail this Australia day.

Makes: 1 serve

Ingredients

  • ½ of one passionfruit
  • ½ of one mango
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 basil leaf to garnish

Method

  1. Blend mango, passionfruit seeds and ice cubes together, then add this into the base of a glass.
  2. Stir in the pineapple juice.
  3. Garnish with a slice of passionfruit and a basil leaf.

These are just some of the many flavour combinations that make for a great summer mocktail. Don’t hesitate to get creative and add fruits and herbs of your preference and make a day of it with the family this Australia Day.

Don’t worry about your kids becoming bored on the weekends because you can make memories in Melbourne with our Activity Guide. We’ve done all the hard work searching for ideas – so all you need to do is decide where to go first!

IN THE CITY:

The CBD offers a variety of interesting and exciting activities all year round. Check out what’s happening now:

  • IMAX is releasing an exclusive documentary SEA LIONS: LIFE BY A WHISKER 3D.Narrated by award-winning actor Sam Neill, this classic coming-of-age story tells the tale of Otto, a young Australian Sea Lion pup, and the Marine Park Ranger dedicated to saving her species. Presented in immersive 3D, the movie features stunning footage of the uninhabited wilderness of the Great Australian Bight and to the lush kelp forests off the Californian coast. Visit https://imaxmelbourne.com.au/ for more.
  • Looking for an exciting and educational day out? Take your family to one of Melbourne’s three biggest zoos where they can meet all sorts of animals! With everything from lions, to giraffes and Australian bush animals you’ll be sure to have a fun day out. Plus, don’t miss the new Dino Lab where your little ones can explore the giant dinosaurs and learn about their extinction. Visit Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Zoo. Go to https://www.zoo.org.au/
  • Ride the Scenic Railway around the perimeter of Luna Park where you can catch the view of St Kilda beach or enjoy the range of children’s rides on offer. If you’re more of a thrill seeker, have a go on the Enterprise or Supernova to get your heart racing! Visit https://lunapark.com.au/
  • Catch the best views of the city on the Melbourne Star. The giant ferris wheel takes you 120 metres into the sky to see 360 degree views of the busy port, city gardens and streets and views towards Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges. Go to https://melbournestar.com/
  • Walk amongst creatures of the deep at the Melbourne Aquarium. With everything from sharks to seahorses to the Mega Croc, you are guaranteed a fun day out. Plus, don’t miss the Ice Age 4D Cinema! Go to https://www.visitsealife.com/melbourne/

  • If your kids are interested in science, then Scienceworks is a must! With loads of live shows and self-guided activities, your kids will be sure to discover something new! Check out the new show Colour Uncovered! to learn about how and why we see colour or stop by one of the Planetarium shows! Go to https://museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/
  • Discover the rare and beautiful plants in the Royal Botanical Gardens of Melbourne. Jump on a bus tour to explore the gardens or visit the new Arid Garden which is over 100 years in the making! Visit https://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/
  • Take a stroll down Hosier Lane to admire the artwork of some of Melbourne’s most talented graffiti artists.
  • Discover fresh produce and speciality shops at the Queen Victoria Market. Located on Queen St in the CBD, browse through hundreds of stalls covering 17 acres!

REGIONAL VICTORIA:

Looking to get out of the city for a day? Go for a drive through the beautiful countryside of Victoria where you will stumble upon a number of activities to entertain your family.

  • Summer is here, it’s the perfect time to be with your family and friends making the most of the warm summer evenings – immerse yourself in a magical world of myth and make believe!  Be captivated by a show of world class knights jousting on war horses – as you sip on a cold beer and all enjoy wood fired pizzas together. This summer’s ALL STAR program includes our favourite characters from Alice in wonderland, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the White rabbit! Robin Hood and his crew will be defending the kingdom against the nasty Sheriff! Rapunzel and her Prince will plan an escape from the evil witch’s tower! And do not forget to meet our dragons and the brave knights who compete for the title in our world-famous Championship Joust! Go to: https://www.kryalcastle.com.au

  • Your Mornington Peninsula adventure starts here, at the top of Arthurs Seat. Hit the ground running with our ground-based adventure activities – all included with General Admission! Experience the all-new Sky Scramble as well as our garden mazes, stunning formal gardens & boardwalks, Canopy Walk, epic Tube Slides & giant brainteaser puzzles! Embark on an exciting eco-adventure and get your adrenaline pumping with our exhilarating Grand Tree Surfing course. For the little climbers, our Nippers Tree Surfing course is suitable for ages 4 & up. We highly recommend pre-booking to avoid any disappointment. Visit our website for more information and to book your tickets! www.enchantedadventure.com.au

  • Fancy a ride on a century old steam railway? The Puffing Billy takes you on a 25km journey through the Dandenong Ranges, providing a relaxing day out with fantastic photographic opportunities. Pack a picnic and bring your family along for an enjoyable visit just one hour out of Melbourne. Go to https://puffingbilly.com.au/

  • The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery offers a delightful day of fun with hands on chocolate making classes, a showroom featuring thousands of chocolate products and daily tasting sessions! Don’t forget the landscaped gardens and an orchard, where you can go for a stroll while enjoying a treat from the café. Visit https://www.gorci.com.au/

  • Take a drive along the Great Ocean Road to see the famous Twelve Apostles and the beautiful Loch Ard Gorge. Continue along to reach the Great Otway National Park to enjoy a day of adventure.
  • Spend a relaxing day at the Peninsula Hot Springs where you can immerse yourself in the Bath House or relax in the private baths. Seeking a bit of R&R? Indulge in a spa treatment or massage. Visit https://www.peninsulahotsprings.com/

  • Located at the foot of the Grampians, Halls Gap Zoo is Victoria’s largest regional zoo with over 160 species of animals to keep you entertained all day. Experience a close encounter with cheetahs and red pandas or visit the endangered Tasmanian Devil! With over 600 individual animals to check out, you are guaranteed a day of fun! Go to https://hallsgapzoo.com.au/

Planning your next trip with family to NSW? Let us make the getaway list together! Hunter Valley, The Blue Mountains, Coffs Harbour…there’s plenty of places for you to explore! Get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and spend some fun time with your family!

Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains have long been a favourite for snow enthusiasts and is perfect for summer and winter.

Highlights include

Summer

  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Water sports – kayaking, canoeing, sailing, boating, fishing, swimming
  • Cycling
  • Kosciusko National Park

 

Winter

  • The annual Peak Festival which celebrates the opening of the ski season at Perisher (normally early June)
  • Cross Country Ski Week for all levels (normally early August)
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Kosciusko National Park
  • Snowball fights!

For more information visit:

www.snowymountains.com.au

www.peakfestival.com.au

 

Perisher

Perisher is a great snow spot for families because it caters to the new and experienced as well as the young and old. Perisher has a fantastic Snowsports School which offers lessons to all levels and starts as young as three years old.

Accommodation

The first step is deciding where you want to stay! The most popular style of family accommodation is a self-contained apartment, however, there are plenty of other styles to choose from as well.

For more information visit

Getting there

Cooma is the largest town in the region and is approximately 400km from Sydney. Jindabyne is closest to Kosciusko National Park and is roughly 465km away, and Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass are close to it.

For more information visit

www.perisher.com.au

 

South Coast

The South Coast sure is home to spectacular scenery and exciting activities.

Highlights include

  • Kiama Blowhole
  • Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk
  • Minnamurra Rainforest
  • Mogo Zoo
  • Batemans Bay
  • Jervis Bay
  • Beach fun

Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

This is a great activity for the whole family. Its beautiful views take in the rainforest canopy, Lake Illawarra and the South Pacific Ocean. A big bonus is that it’s both pram and wheelchair accessible. It’s located approximately 1.5 hours south of Sydney so could even be a day trip.

For more information visit

www.illawarrafly.com

Jervis Bay

Known for its pristine beaches, turquoise waters and national parks, it’s also famous for its dolphins and whales. There are 80-120 dolphins in Jervis Bay all year round, which gives you plenty of opportunity to see them. The whale season is from June to October and truly is a magnificent sight to see.

 For more information visit

www.jervisbaytourism.com.au

www.dolphinwatch.com.au

www.jervisbaywhales.com.au

Mogo Zoo

Mogo Zoo is home to rare and endangered species from around the globe. The kids could be ‘Keeper for the Day!’

For more information visit

www.mogozoo.com.au

 

Batemans Bay

Accommodation

Batemans Bay is a good spot to base yourself in if you want to stay in one spot. From backpackers to luxury, there is plenty to choose from.

  • Big4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort (cabins, caravans and camping)
  • Chalet Swisse Spa at Surf Beach Retreat

 Getting there

Follow the Grand Pacific Drive and take your time. Batemans Bay is about 280km from Sydney.

For more information visit

www.batemansbay.com.au

www.visitnsw.com

www.grandpacificdrive.com.au

Hunter Valley

Most of us love a good winery and Hunter Valley doesn’t disappoint! With roughly 150 wine producers and breweries a plenty, you’re bound to come across one you like! However, there are some that are more family-friendly than others and include children’s menus, playgrounds and large grassy areas for the kids to enjoy. This then allows the adults to get onto the serious business of eating and drinking!

Highlights include

  • Ballooning
  • Horse riding
  • Hunter Valley Gardens Aqua Golf & Putt Putt
  • Extreme Go Karting
  • Drayton’s Family Wines
  • McGuian Cellars
  • Gundog Hunter Cellar and Gourmet Pantry

Accommodation

  • Potters Hotel, Brewery and Resort
  • Bellbird Cottages and Swallows Homestead (pets welcome here)

Getting There

The tourist route T33 is a lovely drive. Another option is taking the train.

 For more information visit

www.huntervalleyvisitorcentre.com.au/wine/child-friendly-wineries

The Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains has a lovely laid back feel and is perfect for a quick getaway.

Highlights include

  • Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum NSW
  • Jenolan Caves
  • The Three Sisters
  • Hop on Hop off Trolley Tours
  • Megalong Valley Heritage Farm
  • Horse Riding

 Accommodation

  • Owls Cottage Katoomba
  • Jenolan Caravan Park
  • Emirates One & Only (luxury)

Getting There

Glenbrook is roughly 75km away and the Jenolan Caves are nearly 200km so driving is the most practical option. However, the train or bus is also another way.

For more information visit

www.bluemts.com.au

www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/nsw/blue-mountains

Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

For something a bit different why not stay a night at the zoo? For many families, this is a one-off opportunity to get up close and personal to the animals while creating magical family memories.

Accommodation

  • Billabong Camp
  • Zoofari Lodge
  • Savannah Cabins

For more information visit

www.taronga.org.au/taronga-western-plains-zoo

Getting there

Dubbo is an hour’s flight from Sydney or you can drive, train or bus it. The distance from Sydney to Dubbo is just under 400km.

For more information visit

www.dubbotourism.com.au

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is still close enough to Sydney for a quick trip, or you could make this a stopover on your way up north.

Highlights include

  • Whale watching (June to October)
  • Water fun – swimming, surfing, fishing, kayaking,
  • Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Timbertown Heritage Theme Park (on 87 acres of natural forest!)

For something a little different, why not visit the Observatory? Imagine what the kids will be thinking when they look through the telescope! It’s open on Sunday and Wednesday nights throughout the year.

Accommodation

The Mantra Quayside Apartments are suitable for families with a central location and well-sized apartments.

Other spots include:

  • Mantra Observatory Resort
  • Marina Holiday Park

For more information visit

www.port-macquarie.net

www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au

www.pmobs.org.au

Getting there

The distance from Sydney is approximately 380km so no need to rush.

Flying is with Qantas and Virgin.

Coffs Harbour

How can you not enjoy a place that is home to The Big Banana??

Coffs is a great spot to break your journey if you’re on a road trip from Sydney.

Other highlights include

  • Dolphin Marine Magic Show
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights
  • Sky Diving
  • Water fun

Accommodation

We stayed at the Breakfree Annuka Beach Resort and loved it. The water slide was a big hit in our family! Other options are

  • Smugglers on the Beach
  • Park Beach Holiday Park
  • Aqualuna Beach Resort

 For more information visit

www.coffscoast.com.au

 Getting there

By road the distance is approximately 540km, so allow enough time if not stopping on the way. From Port Macquarie it is roughly 150km.

Flying is with Qantas, Virgin or Tiger Air

 

Byron Bay

Byron Bay is such a melting pot of people and ideas and it’s a good spot to base yourself.

Highlights include

Accommodation

  • Lennox Beach Resort (baby-sitting services for a fee)
  • Discovery Parks Ballina

For more information visit

www.visitbyronbay.com

www.byronbayaccom.net

Getting there

Being 800kms from Sydney there are a few options to consider – driving is one of them, as is also the train and flying. Flying into Ballina is with Jetstar, Virgin and Rex.

Helpful driving tips

  • Make sure you have plenty of water with you
  • Don’t get low on petrol
  • Keep mobiles charged
  • Keep first aid kits topped up and carry essential medication
  • Tell someone your itinerary, especially if traveling to isolated areas.

For travel information visit

www.visitnsw.com/destinations/nsw/transport

 

 

 

Explore Perth this Winter with the whole family! From thrilling rides to magic snowfall, Perth has got it all these school holidays! There is something for everyone, so come and check it out!

                         4TH – 8TH JULY

          KIDS WONDERLAND


Celebrating its FIFTH YEAR as Perth’s BIGGEST kid’s carnival, Kids Wonderland has it all! Bring the family along to Kids Wonderland and experience a fun packed day filled with carnival rides, live entertainment & interactive activities for everyone!
https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/kids-wonderland-2018

 

                         NOW-12TH AUGUST 

          HORRIBLE HISTORIES


Arrr me mateys! Are you ready to learn how to be a truly horrible pirate? Horrible Histories brings you PIRATES THE EXHIBITION! Learn about the horrible histories by a gruesome band of pirates at the WA Maritime Museum.
http://museum.wa.gov.au/museums/maritime/horrible-histories-pirates-exhibition

 

                         23 JUNE – 23 JULY

          BRICKMAN AWESOME


Lego OBSESSED household? Well then this is perfect for your family! Brickman Awesome showcases Ryan Mcnaught’s 39 models made up of more than 2 million Lego bricks!! None of which have ever been seen in Perth before! These Lego models have taken over 5,000 hours to build, so come down and have a look at the finished product!
http://premier.ticketek.com.au/Shows/Show.aspx?sh=AWESOME17

 

                         30 JUNE – 15 JULY

          WINTER BY THE SEA


Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds in Winter? Sorrento Quay boardwalk has exciting things lined up for the kiddies this school holiday! Including Carnival rides, winter arts, craft activities and even an Old Macdonald’s Farm for the animal lovers!

http://sorrentoquayboardwalk.com.au/event/winter-by-the-sea/

 

                         23 JUNE – 15 JULY

          WINTERWORLD FREMANTLE


Experience the true magic of a white Winter! Glide around Australia’s largest open-air ice skating rink with falling ‘snow’. Your kiddies will be squealing with excitement as they build a snowman in the real snow pit, or fly down a
giant inflatable slide. You can also get crafty with all sorts of arts activities!
http://www.winterworld.com.au/tickets/

 

                       NOW – 15 JULY

         SKATING AT ELIZABETH QUAY


Why not embrace the essence of Winter in the heart of Perth! The Elizabeth Quay has it all! From open-ice rink, fantastic rides & great entertainment to delicious food & beverage options! You don’t want to miss out on this enchanting experience!
http://perth.skatingat.com.au/faqs/

Stepping off a boat onto Malolo Island, greeted by local staff adorning us with shell necklaces and a Welcome acoustic harmony, set the tone for a fulfilling, relaxing and authentically Fijian island holiday.

Malolo Island is a dream.
It is isolated from the hubbub, noise and energy of daily living, and is an ideal destination for families wanting to spend time together, relax and enjoy a little indulgence.

I visited Malolo recently with my nine-year-old daughter and six-year-old son. While many single parents feel daunted by a trip overseas with young children, we experienced peace, tranquillity and an opening of our senses.

Malolo is a tropical paradise. Unspoilt and sublime – native rainforest and sapphire, pristine waters.

The resort offered many activities to keep the kids entertained; their Kids Club was unlike others; Daily educational programs were run by a highly trained and experienced educator. We could opt for the morning, afternoon and/or evening sets that were engaging and hands-on. It wasn’t just a babysitting club.

Children’s activities included an excursion in a glass-bottom boat to identify fish and coral; fossicking for shells to make bracelets, and finding flowers in the native bush to make a lei.

The accommodation was exceptional – deluxe beach cottages, each with ocean views, hammocks, comfortable beds and furnishings, and all the trimming of a Five Star hotel – meticulous – without the crowds or frenzy.

There is no WiFi, TV or any electrical devices in the chalets, but it is available in the communal areas. After an initial “horror” moment, we quickly melded into this way of life. We really had space and time to just Be, Together.

There is also an adults-only area, which offers movies, books, and a quiet comfort area, as well as a child-free pool.

I also enjoyed a wonderful massage at Leilani’s Spa.

We feasted on fresh local fruit and seafood, as well as the usual western fare, but in gourmet style – even the burgers and chips were delicious! The menu was spot-on – healthy buffet for the children or ala carte and romantic dining options for the adults.

A highlight of our stay was a personal boat trip to the infamous island which was the setting for Tom Hanks’ blockbuster movie, Castaway.

We snorkelled off the boat into the warm, clear waters – no need for wetsuits or towels – admiring the vibrant colours of the colourful fish and intricate, vivid
coral, and crawled onto the shores of this unspoilt island.

It was a unique experience.

Our guide took us on a tour, climbing a coconut palm and shared the flavours of the different coconut types.

When we’d finished frolicking about on the powder white sand, we donned our fins and swam back to the boat to enjoy a tasty breakfast made just for us – juicy, local fruits, Danish pastries, fresh juice and coffee.

Another high point was an island tour with a local Fijian man who explained the healing properties of the native plants: and learnt how the Noni can help cure mouth and gum infections, TB, sprain, rheumatism and stomach ulcers and hypertension, headaches, fever, and malaria; the Beach Mahogany can treat cuts, burns, sunburn, insect bites, scabies, and eye problems.

Malolo Island was really a very special place to stay as a family and somewhere I’d like to revisit soon.

Staying at Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island is an ideal place to holiday for families. Offspring Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Kate Durack shares her family’s experience at the resort.

On occasion, I’ve taken my kids on a holiday, with Instagram ideals in mind – tropical sunsets, cocktails, reading a magazine by a sparking pool, and feasting on delicious food I haven’t had to cook – but the reality has been far different – think stress and hassle.

Holidays with kids can sometimes be tiresome, especially when traveling with them alone, as I do. A five and a nine-year-old have lots of energy!

However, this is why I loved staying at Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island. I had a holiday too – it was self contained and very relaxing. And, being English speaking and less than a four-hour flight from Sydney made it easy to visit with children.

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji was voted 2017 Number 1 Fiji Resort for families on Trip Advisor.

Many water activities were offered at the beach and the pool. The kids and I really enjoyed the water aerobics and water volleyball sessions, as well as our own fitness session whereby we challenged the five-year-old to swim unassisted to the Swim Up Bar, where they indulged in a slushie, and me, a Pina Colada.

The pool was excellent – sandy and lots of variety, including interesting little streams, waterfalls and a water slide.

We stayed in a One-Bedroom Suite close to the beach, which was supremely comfortable, spacious and fully self-contained (handy as Fiji can be expensive).

The Blu Banana Kids Club was fantastic – the Fijian people are wonderful with children. The kids went rock climbing, built and raced boats and had sandcastle competitions.

The hotel has six restaurants and the food was fantastic. The buffet breakfasts and dinners were very good value and the kids didn’t want to leave the hotel to eat.

I was impressed by the Radisson Blu’s sponsorship program, where they support 14 schools with educational tools such as technology, books, stationary and sporting equipment.

The hotel offers weekly school tours of the schools, which was a highlight of our trip – a great educational experience and exercise in Appreciation.

We gave a full suitcase of new books to the school we visited which seemed to be valued. Their reading resources are minimal compared to what our schools and homes offer.

On the way back to the hotel, we alighted the bus in the district’s main area, Nadi, where we roamed around the markets, before catching a public bus back to the resort. This offered a great insight into perhaps a more authentic Fiji, which further enriched our holiday experience.

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji is a wonderful place to take young families.

CREATE FAMILY MEMORIES.

STAY. PLAY. RELAX.