City Breaks with Babies – Asia and Australia Edition

City breaks are a great family vacation anywhere in the world, even in more exotic locations. As part of our city breaks with babies series family travel bloggers tell us about their favourite city breaks with babies  in Australia and Asia!

Brisbane by Melissa at Thrifty Family Travels
Who went to Brisbane with a 6 month old.
Brisbane is the main city we live in and has great attractions for families. The numerous free outdoor playgrounds and watermarks make it really family friendly. Southbank Beach is a great location. We hopped on a city cat (ferry) and went down the river to visit one of the fantastic playgrounds and hopped back on the ferry and had fish and chips in the Southbank parklands soaking up the great Brisbane skyline.
We recommend Southbank, Roma St Parklands, Museum (heaps
of activities for the little ones), sit in at an outdoor cafe in
Southbank, valley and Brisbane CBD and enjoy local bands and people watch for families visiting Brisbane.
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 Jaisalmer, India by Rashmi and Chalukya at Go Beyond Bounds 

They went when their baby was two!
Jaislmer
We have always been fascinated by the culture and heritage of Rajasthan. This is was our second time to Rajasthan but this time with Chhavi. And Jaisalmer was to be definitely on the list for its sand dunes, quaint village life, rustic landscape and loads of activities to do in the Thar desert.
Though there is so much to explore in Jaisalmer from the forts, palaces, temples but our favorite was the Sam Sand Dunes of Thar desert is our favorite.
There are lots of activities one can do with kids here. The local Rajasthani food consists of a variety of delicacies from sweets to snacks to spicy. Kids are gonna love savoring on the sweets and the snacks specialties of Jaisalmer.
Irrespective of the forecasted weather we always carry warm clothes with us. We carry an extra pair of clothes, diapers, and her favorite toys. We ensure that her feeding and sleeping time is not disturbed. Take breaks when you could allow your kid to run around and play on their own.
You can read more of their adventures here and follow them on social media below!
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Melbourne by What Ali Sees

I fell in love with Melbourne on my first visit in my early 20s.  Eventually this city became my chosen hometown. I love the variety of  cafes, bars and restaurants dotted throughout the city. Many of the  best bars or cafes are in tiny secret laneways hidden behind unmarked  brown doors. So if you know about it, you already feel like a local.  Melbourne has a vibrant arts culture, is easy to get around and is  very family friendly.

Melbourne

Melbourne’s cafe culture is huge, so everywhere you go you will easily  find a welcoming place to eat and have a quality coffee. I have never  been to a cafe in Melbourne that does not offer a babyccino option for  little ones! It feels fancy! Aside from the babyccino’s, there are  stacks of parklands with playgrounds, and the beaches have minimal  waves, which makes it easy to splash around with a baby.The best places to visit are:

– National Gallery of Victoria – an amazing play area is there for kids
– Melbourne Zoo – check out my tips in this post:  http://whatalisees.com/how-to-explore-melbourne-zoo-with-a-toddler-in-three-hours/
– Dendy Beach to see the iconic Brighton Bathing Boxes and play in the water

Top tips for a city break with a baby in Melbourne
– Choose accommodation just a little bit outside the central city.  Suburbs such as Brighton, South Yarra, Hawthorn, Carlton are very  safe, have great playgrounds, close to transport, cafes and supermarkets
– Take public transport as Melbourne is so easy to get around with a  stroller on trains and/or trams
– If it is raining, take your baby to the Aquarium

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Singapore with Elizabeth from Wander Mum

Who went to Singapore when her daughter was 19 months old
Wandermum in Singapore

I would describe Singapore as an ‘Asian city for beginners’. It is clean, english speaking, has an efficient underground (MRT) and is a great place to visit as a family. As a fairly new city, it is easy to navigate with a pushchair, has good changing facilities in most public places and the food went down a treat with my daughter (you can’t go too wrong with noodles and rice). We visited Singapore as part of a trip to LangKawi and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia when my daughter was 19 months old. We were in Singapore to see her godmother and my good friend, Gen. She welcomed us by ensuring we ate our weight in food, a challenge we gladly accepted (the food is incredible).

There’s no shortage of things to do as a family there though: from Singapore zoo to the island resort of Sentosa and even the shopping malls have entertainment and soft play options. Positioned just a few degrees from the equator, Singapore is fairly hot and humid. Walking around can get a bit sticky so make sure you take advantage of the plentiful air-conditioning and use the bus and MRT when you can. If you are visiting with older children, go to the Night Safari at Singapore zoo. We also enjoyed a trip to Chinatown and the  views of the marina area from the Marine Bay Sands hotel. Make sure you try the spicy soup Laksa and visit a hawker centre. We are off again this year so looking forward to exploring more of the city – this time with two children in tow!

You can find more about their trip to Singapore here:

http://www.wandermum.co.uk/5-things-singapore-child/

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Tokyo with Elisha from Strolling Adventures

Elisha took her 9 month old to Tokyo and here’s what she had to say:
Tokyo
We visited Tokyo with our first son when he was 1.5 and 2.5 years old. On our most recent trip, Fletcher was four and we now had baby Declan, who was nine months old. We love the energy and diversity of Tokyo. Most people think of the city as modern, high-tech and full of crazy trends. It is all of that and so much more. There are still temples dating back to ancient times, historic neighbourhoods and many green parks and beautifully landscaped gardens. We find Tokyo to be a great city to visit as a family and the main reason for this is the fantastic rail systems that make getting around easy. A baby carrier makes it simple, strap baby in and go anywhere! If you take a stroller, make sure it is light and easy to carry. We love to stroll around and explore the different areas.
You ca read more about her adventure here and follow them on the below social media:  
 
Twitter: @strollingon
Have you been on any city breaks with babies in Asia or Australia  – would you recommend it? If you feel there is somewhere needing adding to our list then please do let us know as we are happy to update 

7 thoughts on “City Breaks with Babies – Asia and Australia Edition”

  1. What great inspiration – we didn’t manage Asia until my daughter was three but would love to go back and explore more. I did do a quick doubletake when I clicked through from #citytripping and saw Elizabeth’s face at the top! Thanks for linking up.
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