For Halloween The Substation in Newport is presenting a family-friendly Happy Halloweenie Party on Friday 31 October at 7pm.
The Mudcakes are Australian children’s entertainers and their quirky, fantastic and highly interactive music show will have everyone up and dancing. There will also be prizes, face painting and refreshment for kids (and adults!).
The show is suitable for ages eight years and under with an approximate running time of 60 mins.
All tickets $15, Group of 4 $50, children under 12 months free.
Giveaway! Thanks to The Substation Newport I have 2 x family passes (Group of 4 tickets) for Happy Halloweenie Party on Friday 31 October at 7pm.
To win all you have to do is follow the instructions below. Two winners will be randomly selected and notified via email and tickets can be picked up at the door. Competition closes midnight Wednesday 29 October. Good luck!
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This week is the last weekend for Children’s Week events plus many other fun adventures to be had! (Photo from Express Yourself: Romance was Born For Kids at NGV International ).
CBD / DOCKLANDS
SOUTH / SOUTH-EAST / BAYSIDE
- Children’s Week in Stonnington (18 Oct – 26 Oct) – annual event providing the children with an opportunity to highlight and develop their knowledge of their community by creating a collection of digital images.
- Children’s Week in Kingston (Sat 18 Oct – Sun 26 Oct) - 11 community groups and not for profit organisations to are delivering events.
- Caring for the environment at Harleston Park (Fri 24 Oct) – Learn more about living sustainably in Glen Eira with a recycling display, seed planting demonstrations and an exciting scavenger hunt throughout the park.
- Day out with Thomas (Sat 25 Oct – Sun 26 Oct) – See Thomas in full steam at Puffing Billy’s station; entertainment for the entire family.
- Children’s day at Carnegie Library (Sat 25 Oct) – mobile petting farm, balloon artists, stilt walkers, an art show, craft activities and a sing-a-long with Miles of Smiles.
- MikMaks at Carnegie Library (Sun 26 Oct) – The MikMaks are one of Australia’s most popular children’s entertainment groups and will be playing at the Carnegie Library as part of Council’s Springtime Music Festival.
- Summertime storytimes at Williamstown Botanic Gardens(Fri 24 Oct) – Join us for songs, stories and craft activities in the beautiful surrounds of Hobsons Bay.
- West Footscray Neighbourhood House Community Market(Sat 25 Oct) – part of the Garage Sale Trail. REcycled and upcycled wares, home made crafts, local produce, sausage sizzle, cake stall.
- Melbourne Cheeky Monkey Market at Seaworks Williamstown (Sat 25 Oct) – new items & Unique Handmade pieces. (occasionally Pre-loved Children’s Items) with animal farm, face painting, reptile encounters and children’s entertainment.
- Reuse It Baby! Market at Newport Substation (Sun 26 Oct) – Bubs, kids & mums second hand, recycled & new gear. Sausage sizzle, community fundraising cake stall plus Jeremy’s spiffy coffee cart
- Children’s Week Picnic at Werribee Park(Sun 26 Oct) – Children of all ages will be entertained with an array of fun and unique activities that aim to inspire, expand imaginations, excite discovery and encourage physical movement in a fun and interactive way! So gather your family and friends pack your picnic baskets and enjoy the exciting line up of entertainment in the lush green lawns and stunning surrounds of the historic Mansion.
- Angliss Children’s Centre Family Fun Day(Sun 26 Oct) – free kids workshops, sausage sizzle, cake stall.
- Moonee Ponds Primary School Spring Fête 2014 (Sun 26 Oct) – plants, craft, raffle, kids activities.
- Kids Day Out Brimbank (Sun 26 Oct) - The Kazoos, The Mik Maks and The Mudcakes as well as amusement rides and roving entertainers
The Lance Reichstein Playground at Braybrook Park is a huge all weather adventure playground that’s been built to look like a plane – complete with wings, propellers, a cockpit and tail. Great for those little aviation fans!
It’s a big space, with multiple levels, drums, big twisty slides, tunnels, climbing structures and music making equipment. The playground also includes special features for children with disabilities.
Nearby there is also a barbecue, picnic tables and a drinking fountain.
The only downside to this playground is that it has attracted a lot of graffiti and on our visit there was a bit of rubbish that needed to be cleaned up as well. If you can ignore those aspects it’s a fun-filled playground that’s suitable for babies right up to primary ages.
After checking out the Lance Reichstein Playground, visit the awesome Snakes and Ladder mound right next door.
Big Fish, the Footscray-based designers of the Lance Reichstein Playground, are also responsible for the dinosaur playground at McNish Reserve Yarraville.