Parents and Kids of Mackay

EAT

Delicious recipes and the best places to dine

PLAY

Things to do in the region with your family

STAY

Best places to stay

EXPERTS

Tips from our local experts

LEARN

The best place to learn

MAGAZINE

Read the latest edition
Work with Us

LOVE LOCAL

The Search Is On For Australia’s Favourite School Crossing Supervisor!

The Search Is On For Australia’s Favourite School Crossing Supervisor!

| Local Business, Local tips and tricks, Schools | No Comments
The search is on for Australia’s favourite school crossing supervisor! Often the unsung heroes of the neighbourhood, students and schools can now show their appreciation for their favourite crossing supervisor. You will…
Moving House - Daddy Diary October 2021

Moving House – Daddy Diary October 2021

| Daddy Diary | No Comments
If you are considering moving house, just hold it right there. It’s time to stop, think and probably chuck a 180. Because coming from a man who had just done…
Walk To Remember

Walk To Remember

| Learn | No Comments
Red Nose is hosting a Walk to Remember event in Mackay, where families who have lost a baby can come together to walk the steps their precious children never had…

EAT

What's On Guide Mackay Whitsundays

What’s On In Mackay This October

| Eat, Learn, Local Business, Local tips and tricks, PakMag, Play, Stay, Things to do daytrips, Things to do on school holidays | No Comments
What's On Guide We've found all the best events in Cairns to check out this month, so you don't have to! FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER Pride Month Starts Runs until 31…
8 Top Family-Friendly Restaurants in the Whitsundays

8 Top Family Friendly Restaurants in the Whitsundays

| Eat, Places to dine as a family | No Comments
It’s hard enough to find places to eat on a good day, but if you’re travelling to a different location and you’re on a time limit, it can seem impossible.…
9 Family-Friendly Restaurants in Mackay

9 Family-Friendly Restaurants in Mackay

| Eat, Places to dine as a family, Places to dine with babies and toddlers | No Comments
Mackay has sunny beaches, lush forests and a great local vibe. Organising meals on holiday can be quite an ordeal, especially when you're travelling with kids (and especially when travelling…

PLAY

3 Simple Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

3 Simple Sensory Play Ideas For Kids

| Learn, Play | No Comments
Sensory play involves more than just exploring textures, it includes activities that stimulate all senses – touch, sound, sight, smell and taste. Sensory play is a great way for children…

5 Family Friendly Accommodations in the Whitsundays

| Places to stay as a couple, Places to stay as a family, Places to stay with babies and toddlers, Play, Stay, Things to do daytrips, Things to do on school holidays | No Comments
The mystical Whitsundays is a place that almost doesn't seem real. With bright sandy beaches and tropical forests inhabited by captivating native animals, you'll feel like you've entered a dream.…
Top 10 Free Things to do in Mackay With Kids

Top 10 Free Things To Do In Mackay With Kids

| Eat, Learn, Play, Stay, Things to do daytrips, Things to do with Babies, Things to do with Teens, Things to do with Toddlers, Things to do with Tweens | No Comments
Mackay is a town surrounded by vibrant rainforest and bright beaches, meaning there are plenty of activities ideal for families. But just in case you’re at a loss of what…

STAY

What's On Guide Mackay Whitsundays

What’s On In Mackay This October

| Eat, Learn, Local Business, Local tips and tricks, PakMag, Play, Stay, Things to do daytrips, Things to do on school holidays | No Comments
What's On Guide We've found all the best events in Cairns to check out this month, so you don't have to! FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER Pride Month Starts Runs until 31…

5 Family Friendly Accommodations in the Whitsundays

| Places to stay as a couple, Places to stay as a family, Places to stay with babies and toddlers, Play, Stay, Things to do daytrips, Things to do on school holidays | No Comments
The mystical Whitsundays is a place that almost doesn't seem real. With bright sandy beaches and tropical forests inhabited by captivating native animals, you'll feel like you've entered a dream.…
Top 10 Free Things to do in Mackay With Kids

Top 10 Free Things To Do In Mackay With Kids

| Eat, Learn, Play, Stay, Things to do daytrips, Things to do with Babies, Things to do with Teens, Things to do with Toddlers, Things to do with Tweens | No Comments
Mackay is a town surrounded by vibrant rainforest and bright beaches, meaning there are plenty of activities ideal for families. But just in case you’re at a loss of what…

LEARN

Your Guide to Getting Back Into the Workforce

Your Guide To Getting Back Into The Workforce

| Learn, Local Business, Local tips and tricks | No Comments
Whether you’re currently unemployed or in the workforce wanting to climb the corporate ladder, completing a course and learning new skills can be a great first step to achieving your…
5 Flexible Jobs for Parents and How to Land One

5 Flexible Jobs For Parents, And How to Land One

| Learn, Local tips and tricks | No Comments
Balancing family and work life can be challenging. With a huge number of parents reporting that their work impacts them taking care of their families, or being able to allocate…
Choosing Where to Give Birth: Public or Private Hospital

Choosing Where to Give Birth: Public or Private Hospital

| Learn, Local tips and tricks | No Comments
Giving birth is one of the most incredible and likely difficult things you will ever do. You want to make sure you are comfortable, calm and content in your environment.…