All about us

Bring your own kids (BYOKids for short) is Australia’s strongest and most focused family travel brand and specialist family travel service. is a free independent website thats committed to providing quality information for parents planning a holiday.  BYOkids offers a licensed specialist family holiday booking service and is fully IATA, ATAS, CLIA accrediated.

For years families have found it difficult to plan a holiday, having the kids in tow creates its own challenges and rewards. Whether it is the need for adjoining rooms, kids clubs, family activities, baby sitting programs or specific individual requirements, BYOKids are the experts these families have been looking for!  BYOkids began as purely an information website for families but due to readers pleas for assistance with their holiday plans become a specialist family travel service in late 2006

Today, BYOkids generates the largest amount of enquiry for education, family travel packages, specialist advice, holiday deals, travel planning and booking services – Australia Wide.  The awesome brand BYOKids is growing its presence Australia Wide.  BYOkids was awarded best new business in Australia 2007 and best Micro business in Australia 2008. 

Point of Difference: Most families want to deal with a family specialist.  The family holiday is often the third biggest investment after their home and car.  BYOkids offers a travel service just for families!  Via the internet BYOkids can get into the living rooms of mums and dads and talk to them in a language they understand providing over 1000 pages of holiday information, package and deals relevant to them.

Our vision: To provide the best possible travel service for families.  To focus on maintaining and growing our online presence and remain the most informative online resource for parents planning a holiday.  To package and provide the best holidays booking service for families. continues to grow on a daily basis and always will in the ever-changing world of travel.  Our commitment to customer service, our knowledge, passion and unique website are setting us apart in the niche market of family holidays. 

Who's behind BYOkids

Leah Squire, founder of BYOkids is a wife and mother of two boys.  With over 25 years experience in tourism and hospitality and a passion for travel especially with kids. Leah started with the aim of providing a user friendly online resource for parents after being frustrated at the lack of relevant family holiday information available for mums and dads.

Leah is a well renown internet guru, e-marketing expert a published author.  Her latest book "Marketing with no Money to get your business the attention it deserves" delves into the world of non traditional internet marketing as well as the more traditional marketing methods. 

Leah is regarded as an expert on family travel among media circles and is often asked for comment and input by leading Australian editors and journalists.  Leah speaks regularly on internet marketing, women in business, e-marketing and family travel.  Leah and BYOkids were awarded best new business in Australia 2007 and best micro business in Australia 2008.


You can phone BYOkids head office on:
1300BYOkids (1300 296 543)
or complete an enquiry form online

Mailing Address:
Po Box 936
Tewantin Qld 4565