Artequin: arty fun for kids in Santiago

Before I had kids I would happily spend a day wandering around art galleries. I love the way art questions our belief systems, gets us thinking differently, inspires us to change. I’d like my kids to feel the same. But I don’t love art enough to rush through white spaces, being shushed at by attendants as my monsters rampage past…
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Trip to the Granjaventura petting farm

Last month we visited a petting farm and playground in Santiago called Granjaventura. If your kid likes animals or needs space to run around, I’d thoroughly recommend it. It’s based in La Reina district, about 10 minutes by car from Las Condes. The main attraction was of course the animals. We saw ponies, sheep, goats, donkeys, ducks… You can buy…
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The best play cafes in Santiago

Recently we’ve been making use of Santiago’s fabulous play cafes. In case you’re new to the concept: you pay an entrance fee per child so they can play in a safe zone full of toys for an unlimited time. If you’re lucky you’ll get a moment of peace to yourself to enjoy a coffee, catch up on emails or chat…
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Babarrun: a new old favourite play cafe opens its doors

My son, Rafa, recently suffered a severe allergic attack. Until we know what caused it, he can’t go to nursery, so I’ve been watching him 24/7. The thing is, he isn’t sick and he needs to play. He needs to socialise with other kids and he needs to run off his energy. In a moment of desperation when we all…
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Everything you need to know about Fiestas Patrias 2018

I’m a Fiestas Patrias virgin but I love a party and I’m all for any excuse for a little vino tinto. Friends have told me that the parties around “Día de Independencia” are a much bigger deal than anything in the UK though and there are a few basic rules and cultural norms to take note of here in Chile. Here’s…
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