Tai Snaith

School holidays start next week but there’s still loads to do this week with your family because the school holiday craziness starts! (Photo from Tai Snaith’s Sticks and Stones workshop at Artplay)

CBD / Docklands



  • Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective at Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery (Fri 1 Aug – Sun 21 Sep) – exhibition of over 50 years of work by Lynley Dodd, creator of Hairy Maclary. READ THE REVIEW.
  • Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Thu 11 Sep – Tue 7 Oct) – Visit the tulip farm and enjoy the tulip-themed activities. READ THE REVIEW. 
  • The Great Dim Sim Giveaway at South Melbourne Market (Fri 12 Sep) – come along and get a FREE Dim Sim at the Market’s Great Dim Sim Giveaway. Tell your friends, get on your bikes and come see the team. For ONE HOUR ONLY (10am-11am) Dim Sims for your FREE dimmie!
  • Dogs of The World (Sat 13 Sep) – Bring your pooch along for a doggy day out at the Dogs of the World Morning Tea. Your pampered pooch will enjoy puppychinos from Clement Coffee and organic peanut butter biscuits from The Pet Grocer.
  • Kids Day Out at South Melbourne Market (Sat 13 Sep) – Bring the kids along for craft where they can try their hand at painting, drawing, building and creating their own masterpieces. There will also be FREE face painting in the Food Hall 10am-2pm. Just $10 per child, Bookings essential.
  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Readings St Kilda (Sat 13 Sep) – The tea-guzzling tiger himself roars into a very special kid’s story time reading of the classic favourite The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
  • The Grand Bazaar at South Melbourne Market (Sun 14 Sep) – dance to the beat of global music, wander the food and general merchandise stalls inside and outside the Market, eat your way through various continents’ cuisine and get the kids creating worldly craft.
  • Love Desire & Riches: Princess for a Day at Ripponlea (Sun 14 Sep) – Bring along the kids to these family-friendly sessions which will include princess themed arts and crafts. If children come dressed up as a princess they will win a prize!
  • Chadstone VIP Shopping Party (Wed 17 Sep) – story time, face painting and Happy Labstreats plus lots of food to sample and of course shopping offers.


  • Silvers Circus at Burvale Hotel (Wed 20 Aug – Sun 14 Sep) – 2 hour show features the new Wheel of Steel, the Phoenix Riders riding the ‘The Globe of Death’ on their motorbikes, amazing hula hooping skills and an electrifying High Wire Act.
  • PlayFest launch at Readings Hawthorn (Sat 13 Sep) Alex Papps (as seen on ABC4Kids’ Play School) along with Em Rusicano will celebrate the launch of PlayFest, a new music festival for kids.
  • V8 Supercars Event Melbourne (Sat 13 Sep – Sun 14 Sep) – The Disney Fun Zone, featuring a life-sized Lightning McQueen, is revving up for its premiere at the V8 Supercars event. For more information, click here
  • Full Moon Festival at Dandenong Market (Sun 14 Sep) – Fun Chinese and Vietnamese cultural celebration, which includes dances, feasting and moon cake eating. There are loads of festival activities for children including lantern making.
  • Belgrave Big Dreams Market (Sun 14 Sep) – discover original and bespoke design pieces, some of the yummiest and freshest produce the area has to offer, live music, bouncy castle and face painting  for the kids.
  • Silvers Circus at Burnley Oval (Wed 17 Sep – Sun 12 Oct) –  2 hour show features the new Wheel of Steel, the Phoenix Riders riding the ‘The Globe of Death’ on their motorbikes, amazing hula hooping skills and an electrifying High Wire Act.
  • Heide Art Bubs at Heide Museum of Modern Art (Thu 18 Sep) – 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.


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