Mid-way through August and lots of fun events for the whole family! (Photo from our previous visit to Heide Art Bubs).
CBD / DOCKLANDS
- love2read/Reading Hour at Reader’s Feast (Sun 17 Aug) – The Reading Hour is an initiative that promotes reading with and to children. In the lead up to The Reading Hour on 19th August, Reader’s Feast is dedicating their Sunday Story Time to the love2read/Reading Hour. They are inviting families to come along and bring their favourite children’s book. They will share the stories and place photos on Instagram and social media.
- Dimensional Artplay (Sun 17 Aug) – As part of Science Week, Artplay invites Teacup Tumble to share this science of shapes with you.
- Federation Square Children’s Book Market (Sun 17 Aug) – Meet two shortlisted author/illustrators in this year’s CBCA Book of the Year Awards.
- Connect to Reading Bedtime Storytime at Library at the Dock (Tue 19 Aug) – Celebrate Book Week and National Reading Hour with these Connect to Reading Bedtime Storytimes. Wear your pajamas, bring a cuddly friend and listen to some great stories before heading home to bed.
- Connect to Reading Bedtime Storytime at Southbank Library (Tue 19 Aug) – Celebrate Book Week and National Reading Hour with these Connect to Reading Bedtime Storytimes. Wear your pajamas, bring a cuddly friend and listen to some great stories before heading home to bed.
- Children’s Book Week storytime at State Library (Wed 20 Aug) – Reading ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, making crowns and putting on a parade around the Library.
- Makers Market at Abbotsford Convent (Sun 17 Aug) – Find awesome art, craft, gifts and loads of other goodies.
- Connect to Reading Bedtime Storytime at North Melbourne Library (Tue 19 Aug) – Celebrate Book Week and National Reading Hour with these Connect to Reading Bedtime Storytimes. Wear your pajamas, bring a cuddly friend and listen to some great stories before heading home to bed.
- Exxopolis Luminarium at Jam Factory Rooftop Carpark (Thu 14 Aug – Sun 24 Aug) – A monumental sculpture that spans the length of half a football field and is made up of 3,000 square metres of plastic. Its labyrinthine tunnels and cavernous domes will entice you into its mesmerising bright colourful light. READ THE REVIEW.
- Silvers Circus at Cragieburn (until Sun 17 Aug) – spectacular family entertainment with artists from around the world.
- Treasure Hunt and Glow Worm Cave at Phoenix House Neighborhood (Sat 16 Aug) – Come be a part of this exciting Treasure hunt and experience the Glow Warm Cave at phoenix house neighborhood.
- Phoenix Park Neighborhood House Open Day (Sat 16 Aug) – Fun Family activities including exhibition, musical performances, writing workshops, children activities, BBQ, creative writing and poetry reading.
- Storytime with Leann Edwards at Readings St Kilda (Sat 16 Aug) – special story time with Indigenous artist, designer and dancer Leann Edwards.
- Storytime With Jaquelyn Muller at Stonnington Libraries (Mon 18 Aug – Thu 21 Aug) – Children’s Author Jaquelyn Muller will enchant the littlies with her storytimes over four days at each of the city of Stonnington libraries.
- Bayside Library Service (Tue 19 Aug) – Head along to the book launch of Sleep tight, Digger Dan at the Sandringham Library.
- Hot Chocolate Festival at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie (Fri 1 Aug – Sun 31 Aug) – 31 limited edition hot chocolates and hot chocolate tastings.
- Little Champs at National Sports Museum (Mon 18 Aug) – Program at the National Sports Museum for children aged 3-6 years. It features a wide range of fun sporting activities, including balancing beam, bowling penguins, make and take, and sporty story time.
- Connect to Reading Bedtime Storytime at East Melbourne Library (Tue 19 Aug) – Celebrate Book Week and National Reading Hour with these Connect to Reading Bedtime Storytimes. Wear your pajamas, bring a cuddly friend and listen to some great stories before heading home to bed.
- Heide Art Bubs at Heide Museum of Modern Art (Fri 22 Aug) – Monthly program welcomes parents, babies and toddlers for a morning of musical and art activities, followed by a delicious morning tea from Café Vue at Heide. READ THE REVIEW.
- Disney Princess Film Festival at Sun Theatre (Sat 2 Aug – Sun 31 Aug) – Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas, The Little Mermaid, Snow White and Beauty and the Beast on the big screen.
- Peter Pan Jnr at Williamstown Musical Theatre Company (Fri 8 Aug – Sun 17 Aug) – Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up with no flying required!
- Rescue: Live at Scienceworks (Sat 9 Aug – Sun 10 Aug) – Every weekend until 14 Sept meet those who keep Victorians safe, including firefighters, coast guard and search dogs.
- Altona Farmer’s Market (Sat 16 Aug) – local, seasonal produce plus pony rides and jumping castle.
- The Substation, Newport Family Art Day (Sun 17 Aug). Hands on art-activities and family-friendly gallery tours, storytelling and competitions are all part of the day of creative fun.
- Altona Miniature Railway public day (Sun 17 Aug) – Every third Sunday of the month the Altona Miniature Railway is opened to members of the public and members take kids and adults on rides on the mini steam and diesel engines.
- Pete the Sheep at Altona Theatre (Tue 19 Aug) – Pete the Sheep is a brand-new musical based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and quintessentially Australian picture book.
- Reading Hour Family Storytime Dinner at Footscray Library (Tue 19 Aug) – Celebrate Book Week and National Reading Hour. Get cosy in your onesies or pj’s and come along and enjoy lots of stories and songs with Laura. There will be hotdogs, sandwiches, fruit and wobbly jelly, and it’s free!
- Children’s Book Week at Maribyrnong Community Centre (Wed 20 Aug) – Calling all Gruffalos, Spots and Very Hungry Caterpillars (or other favourite book characters). Dress up for Maribyrnong Community Centre’s morning of Children’s Book Week activities for littlies aged 2 to 5 years
- William McInnes storytime at Footscray Library (Wed 20 Aug) – National Ambassador for The Reading Hour William McInnes will be reading 2 stories at a special book week storytime.