Elena Osipova

Elena Osipova

Your go-to guide for memorable school holidays

Currently: Director, Co-Founder, Writer and Editor at SchoolHolidays.com.au

Resides in: Melbourne, Australia

Education: CPA Australia, Swinburne University of Technology, Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Arkhangelsk State Technical University.

Areas of Expertise: School Holidays, School Holiday Activities, Family-Friendly Activities, Travel in Australia and New Zealand, Food, Nature And Wildlife, Technology, Online Gaming and Enterntainment.


Elena's Journey

Elena is a Melbourne mum who loves travel and adventure, her mission is to help families make the most out of school holidays and weekends.

With a robust background in accounting, project management, and business development, she has blended her corporate skills with her passion for enriching kids' activities and family-friendly activities to create SchoolHolidays.com.au.

Through this platform, Elena shares tons of ideas on how to keep the kiddos entertained, educated, and excited during school holidays and weekends.

Summary: 

  • 17+ years of experience in accounting, IT project management, business development and content writing.

  • Writes about public holidays, school holidays, school holiday activities and events, travel, hobbies, indoor activities, entertainment, outdoor activities, various government initiatives and organising school holiday activities for kids of all ages and abilities.


Experience and Contributions:

Since 2018, Elena has become a trusted voice in the realms of school holidays, kid-friendly activities, and family travels in Australia and New Zealand.

Elena's writings extend beyond just suggesting activities for kids and families. She dives into government programs and initiatives aimed at supporting families and offers insights on how to plan and organise enriching experiences for children of all abilities.

Elena has been sharing her insights on SchoolHolidays.com.au and other reputable media outlets, cementing her position as a reliable source of information for parents and guardians alike.

Being a mum, Elena understands the importance of creating beautiful memories with the kids. Whether it’s exploring the best playgrounds nearby, enjoying a picnic in the park, or discovering new hobbies together, every moment counts.

On SchoolHolidays.com.au, you'll find heaps of ideas to make each school holiday and weekend a memorable adventure.

Plus, with a sprinkle of planning, analytical and technical skills, expert knowledge of the industry and a dash of creativity, Elena aims to help you craft beautiful memories with your family stress-free!

Educational Background: 

  • CPA Australia designation (Certified Practicing Accountant)

  • Master’s in Professional Accounting from Swinburne University of Technology

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance Markets and Financial Engineering at the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation

  • Engineering Studies at Arkhangelsk State Technical University. 


Connect with Elena:

Elena would love to hear from you! Whether you have a question or suggestion or just want to share your latest family adventure, feel free to drop a message at [email protected].

Together, we can make every school holiday a fantastic journey!


School holiday ideas from Elena Osipova

Elena Osipova
Discover The Best Brisbane Indoor Play Centres for Endless Family Fun!

Brisbane

Discover The Best Brisbane Indoor Play Centres for Endless Family Fun!

Explore our top picks for Brisbane's indoor play centres: trampolines, laser tag, climbing gyms and more exciting activities for toddlers to teenagers.

Elena Osipova
Your Budget-Savvy Guide to Great Places To Visit In Canberra

School Holiday Ideas

Your Budget-Savvy Guide to Great Places To Visit In Canberra

Discover the great places to visit in Canberra for free, affordable attractions for families and things to do with kids that promise fun & won't break the bank!

Elena Osipova
The Wiggles Documentary: Secrets, Surprises and Success of The Beloved Quartet

Movies

The Wiggles Documentary: Secrets, Surprises and Success of The Beloved Quartet

Join The Wiggles on their inspiring journey from humble beginnings as early childhood teachers to becoming superstars. Watch their touching story today!

Elena Osipova
Bucket List Alert: The Best Waterfalls in Victoria, Australia

VIC

Bucket List Alert: The Best Waterfalls in Victoria, Australia

Discover the best waterfalls in Victoria! From the biggest MacKenzie Falls, magical Erskine Falls & secret falls in Victoria - a family-friendly guide awaits.

Elena Osipova
The Best NSW Waterfalls To Visit This School Holiday

NSW

The Best NSW Waterfalls To Visit This School Holiday

Plan the perfect school holiday adventure with our guide to the best NSW waterfalls! Dive into handy tips from Fitzroy Falls to the waterfalls in Northern NSW.

Elena Osipova
Chasing The Best Waterfalls In Queensland? Here's The Ultimate List!

QLD

Chasing The Best Waterfalls In Queensland? Here's The Ultimate List!

Discover Queensland's best waterfalls! From the dog-friendly Cedar Creek Falls to the majestic Queen Mary, find the perfect spot for your next family adventure.

Elena Osipova
When Is Teachers' Day 2023 Celebrated in Australia?

ACT

When Is Teachers' Day 2023 Celebrated in Australia?

Mark your calendars for Teachers Day Australia 2023! Learn more about Teacher Appreciation Week in Australia and the importance of World Teachers Day.

Elena Osipova
NSW Creative Kids Voucher: This Is Where To Use Creative Voucher 2023

NSW

NSW Creative Kids Voucher: This Is Where To Use Creative Voucher 2023

Wondering where to use your Creative Kids voucher 2023? Discover NSW Creative Kids providers to explore your child's artistic side and maximise the fun!

Elena Osipova
How To Start Writing As A Hobby? Let's Find Out!

Hobby

How To Start Writing As A Hobby? Let's Find Out!

Unleash your creativity and start writing as a hobby! Check out our simple tips for getting started and learn about the many benefits of this fulfilling pastime

Elena Osipova
This Is The Top 10 Disney Movies Of All Time

Movies

This Is The Top 10 Disney Movies Of All Time

Get ready to experience the magic with the best Disney movies of all time. From classics to modern favourites, discover the films that inspired generations!

Elena Osipova
Is Reading A Hobby? Uncover The Reasons Why It's A Great Pastime

Hobby

Is Reading A Hobby? Uncover The Reasons Why It's A Great Pastime

Is reading a hobby or interest? Find out why reading can be a fulfilling and rewarding pastime and get tips on how to start a reading hobby today.

Elena Osipova
When Is Mother's Day This Year? Special Dates For The Next 10 Years

ACT

When Is Mother's Day This Year? Special Dates For The Next 10 Years

Never miss Mother's Day in Australia, the UK, the USA, Canada and New Zealand, with this complete list of Mother's Day dates for the next 10 years.

Elena Osipova
Lantern Festival Canberra 2023: End Chinese New Year on a Bright Note

ACT

Lantern Festival Canberra 2023: End Chinese New Year on a Bright Note

Annual Lantern Festival in Canberra, Australia - a fantastic family event to celebrate the Chinese New Year with food, fun and lights!

Elena Osipova
Get Bubbly With Google Doodle's Fun Bubble Tea Game!

Indoor

Get Bubbly With Google Doodle's Fun Bubble Tea Game!

Google Doodle's bubble tea game is the perfect way to take a break and have fun for kids & adults. Create your own boba tea & serve it to cute animal customers.

Elena Osipova
Cool Off At Best Free Water Parks In Melbourne & Victoria

Outdoor

Cool Off At Best Free Water Parks In Melbourne & Victoria

Discover the best water parks in Melbourne & Victoria - from water playgrounds and trampolines to water play parks, water slides and splash pads.

Elena Osipova
25 Most Amazing Waterfalls in Australia Kids Will Never Forget

Outdoor

25 Most Amazing Waterfalls in Australia Kids Will Never Forget

Discover the best waterfalls in Australia for your next family adventure! MacKenzie Falls, Jim Jim Falls, Russell Falls, Fitzroy Falls, Josephine Falls & more!

Elena Osipova
Why Does Easter Change Every Year? This Is How Easter Is Determined

Indoor

Why Does Easter Change Every Year? This Is How Easter Is Determined

Wondering how the date of Easter is determined each year? Learn how the full Moon & spring equinox help calculate the date of Easter Sunday!

Elena Osipova
Easter Dates For The Next 10 Years (Complete List)

Indoor

Easter Dates For The Next 10 Years (Complete List)

Find out Easter dates for the next 10 years (2023 - 2032) & 20 years (2033 - 2042) to know when to celebrate Orthodox Easter & Catholic Easter every year!

Elena Osipova
Do You Know What Popular Easter Symbols Actually Mean?

Indoor

Do You Know What Popular Easter Symbols Actually Mean?

Discover the 8 Easter symbols and their meanings: Easter bunny, Easter egg, crosses, Easter lilies and other symbols of Easter Sunday!

Elena Osipova
School Holiday Activities Brisbane 2023: Christmas Activities For Kids

School Holiday Ideas

School Holiday Activities Brisbane 2023: Christmas Activities For Kids

Discover school holiday activities in Brisbane: Christmas activities for kids, December school holiday programs, free family and free school holiday activities.

Elena Osipova
Best Mini Golf Melbourne Has For The Most Exciting Weekends

Indoor

Best Mini Golf Melbourne Has For The Most Exciting Weekends

Looking for the best mini golf courses in Melbourne? Explore indoor mini golf & outdoor mini golf places so you can choose the best mini golf near you.

Elena Osipova
This Is The Best Melbourne Play Centre Near You

Indoor

This Is The Best Melbourne Play Centre Near You

Looking for best birthday party venues & places for kids to play? Here're the best indoor play centres in Melbourne for kids & indoor activities for toddlers.

Elena Osipova
School Holiday Activities Sydney 2023: Events, Programs & Free Activities

School Holiday Ideas

School Holiday Activities Sydney 2023: Events, Programs & Free Activities

Discover what's on school holidays Sydney 2023: fun school holiday activities, kids' events, camps, free activities & fun school holiday programs near you!

Elena Osipova
Best School Holiday Programs Melbourne 2023, Camps, Activities, Events

School Holiday Ideas

Best School Holiday Programs Melbourne 2023, Camps, Activities, Events

Explore what's on in Melbourne school holidays: the best school holiday programs, free school holiday activities, school holiday camps in Victoria & more!

Elena Osipova
20 Best Skateparks In Sydney To Ride At During School Holidays

Outdoor

20 Best Skateparks In Sydney To Ride At During School Holidays

Check out the best skateparks in Sydney and around to get your kids off the couch and do something fun during the NSW school holidays!

Elena Osipova
20+ Best Picnic Spots In Melbourne & Picnic Areas In Victoria

Outdoor

20+ Best Picnic Spots In Melbourne & Picnic Areas In Victoria

Looking for the best picnic areas in Melbourne & Victoria? Check out these beautiful picnic spots near you and enjoy a day out with your family!

Elena Osipova
Christmas School Holiday Activities Canberra 2023 (Programs, Free & Events)

School Holiday Ideas

Christmas School Holiday Activities Canberra 2023 (Programs, Free & Events)

Discover what's on in Canberra school holidays in December 2023 - January 2024: school holiday programs, free school holiday activities and Christmas events.

Elena Osipova
Introducing Kids Competitions

Indoor

Introducing Kids Competitions

Want to encourage your kids to learn new skills or try new hobbies? Kids competitions can keep them engaged at home and also have many other benefits. Read more.

Elena Osipova
15 All Abilities Playgrounds In Melbourne You Need To Visit

Outdoor

15 All Abilities Playgrounds In Melbourne You Need To Visit

Need a comprehensive list of accessible playgrounds in Melbourne? No more hustle! Check out the best playgrounds for kids of different ages and abilities.

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