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For the Easter school holidays and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival the Arts Centre Melbourne have a special award-winning show Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger… Again! from Tuesday 31 March – Sunday 5 April 2015.

Bursting with madcap, clever, chaotic clowning and crazy stunts, this show will have you giggling for days after!

The original show Dr Brown and his Singing Tiger have previously won cool trophies for:

  • Best Kids’ Show, Melbourne Fringe Festival
  • Director’s Choice (Kids’) Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • Best Presentation for Children Award, Adelaide Fringe Festival

Giveaway! Thanks to the Arts Centre Melbourne I have 2 x double passes (1 adult + 1 child) to the opening Tuesday 31 March performance at 11am. To win just follow the instructions below. Competition closes midnight Sunday 29 March. Please ensure that you’re definitely able to attend and good luck!

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Part 2 of the bumper school holiday activities for under 5s which covers Melbourne’s north, south, east, west. (Photo from our visit to Artea).

For activities in the CBD click here.

For Easter events only click here.

NORTH

SOUTH / SOUTH-EAST / BAYSIDE

EAST

WEST

For activities in the CBD click here.

For Easter events only click here.

If you need school holiday ideas for school-aged children then check out the listings at Meetoo.com.au.

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T’Gallant Winery in Red Hill came recommended as a child-friendly winery restaurant so we decided to check out their famous pizzas.

The vineyard’s vista is stunning, with rolling hills spreading out like a carpet across Main Ridge, Mornington Peninsula.

T’Gallant has a high end restaurant La Barraca (which apparently is reopening 1 March 2014) but for now focuses only on casual dining in their bistro Sputino.

The prime seats are by the window facing out onto the vines, as the space is rather dim. It’s kind of like a fancy log cabin, with solid timber tables and rough-hewn timber posts. If it’s not too hot the outside parasols offer some shade and actually provide a better view.

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Sputino has a very small menu – basically pizzas and a few salads. That’s ok with us as our family loves pizza!

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We ordered a half magherita ($17) and half capricciosa ($17) which came presented on a rectangular wooden paddle. The pizzas were good without being amazing – the base was crusty rather than being crispy and pliable like some of the best pizzas I’ve had.

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Just across the path from Sputino is the cellar door, which is open daily. T’Gallant is reknowned for their Pinot Grigio so it’s a must try.

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T’Gallant  is part of Wine Food Farmgate, a collection and trail of the best of Mornington Peninsula’s wineries, eateries and farmgate providores. For other child-friendly places on the Wine Food Farmgate trail try Flinders Hotel and Green Olive at Red Hill.

Features:

  • pram access;
  • high chairs; and
  • standard menu suitable for children.

 T’Gallant, 1385 Mornington-Flinders Road, Main Ridge, Mornington Peninsula 03 5989 2992

7 Days 10:00am – 5:00pm

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The Social Kitchen

If your kids are little foodies like mine then they will love joining Lady AB and I for a Kids’ Gnocchi Cooking Class at the Queen Victoria Market.

The Fisher & Paykel Social Kitchen is a temporary cooking school that has been set up in the Queen Victoria Market. It’s been decked out like the Masterchef kitchen, with rows of long stainless steel benches, all the kitchen equipment you’ll ever need and awesome Fisher & Paykel appliances.

Daniel Tonin of Pasta Classica is holding a Gnocchi Master Class for junior pasta makers on Sunday 12 April 11:30-12:45pm. In the 1 hour hands-on class kids will learn how to make gnocchi while you relax and enjoy a glass of wine, antipasto and a cheese platter!

At the end of the class the gnocchi will be served up to everyone for lunch with a Napoli sauce prepared by Daniel.

Note that Kids’ healthy snacks (juice and fruit) and aprons will be provided and the class is suitable for kids 4+ years.

Giveaway! Thanks to Pasta Classica and the Fisher & Paykel Social Kitchen I have 2 x passes for 1 adult and 1 child to participate in a Gnocchi Master Class on Sunday 12 April 11:30-12:45pm.

To win just follow the instructions below. The competition closes midnight Monday 6 April (Easter Monday) and the 2 winners drawn randomly and notified by email. Good luck!

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HOT: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran

March 26, 2015

Eric Carle is a well-loved children’s author and his most famous picture book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show brings the book to life in a toddler-friendly stage production and it includes adaptations of three other best-selling Eric Carle works – ‘The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse’, ‘Mister Seahorse’ and […]

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What’s On in Melbourne CBD – March/April Easter School Holidays – Fri 27 March – Sun 12 April

March 26, 2015

The Easter school holidays are starting this weekend from Saturday 28 March to Sunday 12 April. So this week’s What’s On is split into two by location as the list of events and activities is huge! Many toddlers and preschoolers have their regular activities and kinder classes stop during term break. Here are some ideas […]

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