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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Peekaboo: A play cafe in Santiago for kids with big imaginations (and …

When I first arrived in Chile I didn’t see the point of play cafes. The weather’s so nice here, so why stay cooped up indoors when the kids can be frolicking in the sunshine? Even Santiago winters are nothing compared to the UK. Mind you, sometimes I just need to wear my little soldiers out without having to haul my…
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Jurassic Park comes to Santiago

We just got back from a trip to Bosque Jurasico (Jurassic Park to you and me). The event is being held at Parque Padre Hurtado in Santiago until 29 July and I thought to share a few pics in case you have curious little dinosaurs of your own too. It’s only a small enclosure but there are several (moving) dinosaurs…
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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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What’s on in Santiago and beyond

After a few queries from fellow Expaters, I decided to start a round up of events and happenings in Santiago and beyond which I’ll try to keep updated. Click here for the events page. Please do message me if you know of anything else happening in our ‘hood.
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A fun day out at the farm

I’ve been getting a bit bored of city life and wanted to take the kids for some fun in the country. The thing is, I don’t like long car journeys, with or without kids. A friend recommended to visit the Granja Educativa (Educational Farm), which lies just 45 minutes from Santiago. The farm is situated in an area called Lonquen…
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Sod it, the packing can wait

These last few weeks have been chaotic. The kids have been off nursery for three weeks due to a sickness bug. Three weeks. These last few days they’ve been healthy enough to run around, shout from the top of their lungs and need entertainment (Muuuuuuummy! We need play dough… Quickly!), but were possibly contagious, so we’ve had to keep them…
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