Last weekend the family and I packed our bag (with a two week old & a three year old) and visted the beautiful Ballarat for the Ballarat Winterlude event. It was beyond AMAZING! My three year old had the time of his life.
We checked into the amazing apartments called Twelve Errard. It was very family friendly, spacious, warm and cozy. It was only about 10 minutes away from all the main events.
Sovereign Hill had the amazing Christmas in July called ‘Winter Wonderlights’ with fake snow in the main street, as you can see my boy loved it!
The Ballarat Wildlife Park – a great experience, feeding the Kangaroo’s and all of the wildlife made a great educational and memorable experience.
We ate our way through Ballarat and they have some amazing eats! Saltbush kitchen offered a menu full of Australian native flavors. YUM!
A huge popup ice-skating ring with a baby penguin to glide you through the snow for balance which is great for beginners and amazing winter experience.
Our little blog getaway finished and travelling with a newborn and a busy toddler (we had a sneaky bed photo) while Indi was sleeping! This was our last night at Twelve Errard. Quinn looks a little tired too. We are battling the newborn waking the toddler stage. This was our last night in Ballarat. It was a memorable experience and I highly recommend it. SO much to see and do with only a small drive a few hours from Melbourne. If I didn’t have a 3 week old I would be back in a heartbeat and experience it all again! It was a truly amazing experience in which Quinn (my three year old boy still talks about).
The Ballarat Winterlude is from the 24th June – 24th July 2016. I highly reccomend you drive down for the day or stay a few nights and experience all of the events. It’s perfect for the busy toddler and a family getaway to keep the kids busy. You can view more through the Visit Ballarat website.
I announced the birth and baby name (those first pictures in the hospital) with a gorgeous swaddle blanket from Signature Creations by Liz. I custom chose how my wrap looked with a simple large and stretchy white wrap with black text which is perfect for the winter months.
You can custom make how you want it, including the text. I wanted to keep the colours neutral.
My family and friends thought I was very organised and loved the idea. The swaddle wrap is 100 percent organic cotton and stretchy for new mums who are amateur in swaddling (I put my hand up) I had to watch a few YouTube video’s.. I completely forgot.
The swaddle wrap looked gorgeous in my newborn photos of baby Indi Charlotte.
I am going to treasure this wrap and pictures forever.