Trip to Parque Bicentenario de la Infancia

A few weeks ago we went to the Parque de la Infancia in Recoleta, Santiago. If you’re wondering what makes this a ‘children’s park’ more than others, let me enlighten you… It’s basically a huge, outdoor playground. We came here on a public holiday. We often struggle with ideas of what to do when everything in Santiago shuts down. But…
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Trip to Santiago’s Museo de Taller (Workshop Museum)

Last week we headed with our kids to the Museo Taller (the workshop museum) in my hometown of Santiago, Chile. You’d be mistaken for missing the museum: the entrance is not at all imposing and we had to ring the bell a couple of times. The doorway leads into a dark space, where we were treated to a really cute animated…
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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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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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Trip to the alpaca farm near Santiago

Last week we went to see some friendly alpacas. The largest alpaca farm in Chile, Quintessence, is an hour’s drive from Santiago and it’s a rather pretty drive getting there. I’d taken my kids to see some dinosaurs a few weeks ago, but they got a little scared by the big T-Rex and Triceratops, and I’d heard that alpacas are…
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Things to do with kids: The Santiago railway museum

A few weeks ago we visited the Museo Ferroviario (railway museum) in Santiago, Chile. Now, as a mother of a former trainspotting, Thomas the Tank Engine obsessive I thought we were over trains. But I guess the love of steam engines never really leaves the soul. I thought to share a few pics for any parents with kids as dedicated…
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TENNIS OPEN DAY

Have you never played tennis, but are interested to do so? Or haven’t played tennis for years and want to get back into it? Or would like to introduce your kids with tennis? Then this is the opportunity for you. Santiago Tennis is organizing an Open Day for everyone who likes tennis. For an hour they will introduce to you…
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Jurassic Park Land at Parque Padre Hurtado

Jurassic Park comes to Parque Padre Hurtado in La Reina from 14-29 July. A chance for kids (and big kids) to meet moving dinosaurs and interact with them. There is also a small petting farm alongside where children can feed animals including birds and rabbits. Cost – 5,000 CLP for children, 6,000 CLP for adults. For more information, see my…
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Day out with the kids in Santiago – the Museo Interactivo Mirador

A few weeks ago we headed with the kids to the MIM – the Museo Interactivo Mirador. If you struggle for ideas to keep your children entertained, add this place to your list. Not to be confused with the more centrally located Museo Interactivo Audiovisual, the MIM is about half an hour’s drive from the centre of Santiago. For any…
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Family day trip to the Andes Mountains

I used to struggle to think of ideas of what to do with my kids in the UK. Here in Chile it’s so easy. The beach, the mountains, the desert… they’re all just a couple of hours from our Santiago apartment. On Saturday morning my kid asked to play in the snow. So we headed to Valle Nevado, just an hour…
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