April 2014

I’m experimenting with a new weekly blog post – it’ll be a listicle of family and kid-friendly events happening around Melbourne suitable for under 5s (as my kids are 3 years old and 1 year old). I figured since I keep a list of events for my own reference I might as well share my list for the benefit of others.

The list will also be split into locality – CBD, north, south, east, west – as I know from experience that most families tend to stick to activities in their nearby area.

I hope that you’ll find the “Thursday What’s On” posts useful. Please note that I won’t include every single under 5s event that I can find as I think sometimes ticket sellers over-estimate the attention span of kids (my kids could never sit through a 2 hour show or do a 3 hour craft activity). Nevertheless, please feel free to contribute your listings to help make it a useful resource for others. If you’re looking for activities for school-aged kids 5+ years then head to Meetoo.

So without ado….what’s on for April 2014 (a little bit late due to dental emergency!).

CBD / Docklands


  • Celebrate the Aztecs at Melbourne Museum until Mon 21 April) – A daily program of family friendly activites inspired by the Aztecs.
  • Aztecs Opening Party at Melbourne Museum (Sun 13 April) – Aztecs Opening Party celebrations with food, music, free activities and see the amazing Aztecs exhibition.
  • Keeper Kids at Melbourne Zoo (throughout April) –  In Melbourne Zoo’s newest indoor play-based experience, you can put on a safety vest and tool belt and learn the tools of the trades that are used every day by Keepers, Veterinarians, Horticulturists, Researchers and Works crew.
  • Peter Rabbit at Hoyts Jnr Northland / Broadmeadows (until 15 April) – When Jemima’s new egg goes missing, only Peter Rabbit is able to put together the clues and find the culprit. But can he find the egg before it hatches, or has he finally met his match in the devious newcomer, Samuel Whiskers?
  • Easter Bunny Trail at Cooks Cottage Fitzroy Gardens (Sat 5 April –  Sun 27 April) – Entry includes a map with fun-filled facts and riddles to help find the missing bunnies at Cooks’ Cottage. Children receive an Easter treat on completion in the Discovery Centre.
  • Holiday Program at Westside Circus Brunswick (Mon 7 April – Thu 17 April) – Workshops for kids 3+ to improve general circus skills, make your own circus equipment and learn how to put on a show.
  • Moreland City Council libraries (Mon 7 April – Thu 17 April) – Various performances craft activities.
  • Snoopy Craft Village at Westfield Plenty Valley (Mon 7 April – Fri 11 April) – Get Crafty with Snoopy and decorate a bird house.
  • Great Dane Family Day Fitzroy (Sat 12 April) – Kids activities like plank building games by Green Hat Workshop and cookie decorating all alongside the best in Scandinavian Design.
  • The Wizard of Oz show at Greensborough St Savas Hall (Tue 15 April) – new, interactive re-telling of Frank Baum’s classic story.

 South / South-East / Bayside



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