Kids About Cairns Mission

Kids About Cairns was founded in 2020 by Roxanne Lyon, a local Cairns Mum.  

The aim of the site was to provide quality free information on things to do with kids in Cairns, to local Cairns families and those visiting our beautiful region. 

It soon became apparent that local businesses really wanted a platform to reach out to families in the region, and furthermore, local and visiting families really wanted to support these local businesses. 

A new concept was developed whereby not only would free information be provided on things to do in Cairns, but that the site would support local businesses and organisations by providing information and resources on family friendly products and services, community groups, out of school activities, classes and clubs.

About Us


Showcasing the best things to do in Cairns, for local and visiting families.

Where to go, what’s on, and what’s new, while supporting local businesses and the community.

We wanted to be different from other sites, by providing ALL of the activities and options available to families for free, regardless of whether that business has decided to work with us or not.  This way we do our best to ensure that we provide the best possible information we can. (At present, the website is still in its early days but we promise there is loads more to come).  

We will of course work with businesses who want to feature or showcase their products and services.  These businesses will have to have a quality product or service that will be of benefit to kids and family life in Cairns and most importantly understand our values and display integrity.

Hi – I’m Roxanne, and together with my daughter and some other local families, we will show you the best family activities that Cairns has to offer. There is so much to do here, in this part of the world that we call home and visitors call paradise. 

What started as an idea became a reality 12 months later, and it soon became apparent that we were going to need some help to bring you guys, our readers, the best experience we can, all for free, so meet our local team of Cairns contributors.

The Kids About Cairns - Team of Contributors

Roxanne Lyon


Local Mum, Roxanne started Kids About Cairns in 2020 after failing to find much local information about where to go with kids and family, outside of the tourist hot spots and popular playgrounds. A simple search for BBQ spots in Cairns failed to bring up much information and so the idea was born.  After searching other cities in Australia and finding dedicated kids and family websites highlighting all of the fun free things to do the idea became a reality. Roxanne is also a bookkeeper and currently finishing studies to first become a BAS Agent and then a Certified Digital Marketing Professional. 

Julie Andrews


Local Mum, Julie and her family love going on adventures and trying out new activities and attractions in Cairns.  Their kids are involved in Cubs and the community. As a family they go paddle boarding, kyaking, snorkeling, camping, plus heaps more. 

Julie is an educator with Family Day Care and runs Cairns Slumber Parties – Cairns one and only kids slumber party specialist, providing a unique slumber experience for children. You can visit Julie’s pages below for more information

Miranda Starr


Miranda has the very successful Facebook page FNQ Adventures, with a following of around 10,000  – She describes themselves as “A family of five that loves adventure. We share through our own experiences what the best tours and destinations are in Far North Queensland.”   You can follow her on their family adventures here.  FNQfamilyadventures

Miranda also has the business Tropical Kids Photography. “I have a passion for taking natural photos of children playing in the outdoors without the props and extreme edits. If outdoors is where your child likes to be, I’ll be there to capture it!” 

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More contributors Wanted

Would you like to be the next Kids About Cairns contributor?  We are looking for a couple more people to help us make this the best site for kids and families living in, and visiting Cairns.  There’s so much more work to be done and content to be added.  No experience needed, any help would be well appreciated, even if its as simple as sending us a couple of photos every now and again. It’s voluntary with no obligations.  You will be able to promote your own business or page under your bio if you wish to.  If interested please email Roxanne at