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Hope you’re all enjoying this glorious Spring weather and gearing up for the school holidays. In the meantime, here’s a bumper list of events happening this week!


  • Fake Food Park NGV (Fri 9 Sep – Sun 11 Sep) – last week of children’s gallery exhibition where you can play with food.
  • Play Pod new season State Library of Victoria (Fri 9 Sep – Wed 30 Nov) – Play Pod is the SLV’s program for children aged under 8 years with activities to read, create and play. This season be inspired by Australian Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs’ newest book Mr Chicken arriva a Roma, explore the wonders of ancient Rome, create giant bowls of spaghetti and take your tourist snaps!READ THE REVIEW.
  • Feast of Footy Queen Victoria Market (Sat 10 Sep) – kids inflatable zone, take part in the Specky Challenge or test your limits on The Bucking Footy.
  • Mooncake Festival Queen Victoria Market (Sun 11 Sep) – street food stalls, musical and dance performances and a kids activity zone.
  • Under 4s NGV (Wed 14 Sep) – Discover the Gallery through looking and making activities in this specially developed program for young children and their parents or carers.
  • Play Artplay (Fri 9 Sep – Sun 30 Oct) – Move amongst this fun collection of bright sculptural forms, inspired by the colour theories of Rudolph Steiner. FULL REVIEW


Collingwood Children's Farm, 18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford


  • NICA presents Empty Bodies (Fri 9 Sep – Sat 10 Sep) – Empty Bodies presents 28 talented artists that will amaze and astound with an assortment of solo and group acts.
  • Dandenong Festival of Lights (Fri 9 Sep – Sun 9 Oct) – Celebrating Chinese culture through a display of over 500 beautiful and unique silk lanterns. WIN TICKETS
  • Trailer Park at The Village (Sat 10 Sep – Sun 11 Sep) – Melbourne’s finest food trucks gather in the Village Garden. Each weekend will showcase food from a different continent.
  • Mornington Railway (Sun 11 Sep) – Climb aboard the Mornington Railway steam train for a fun-filled outing.
  • Peppa Pig Live! St Kilda (Tue 13 Sep) – PEPPA PIG LIVE! BIG SPLASH features wonderful, true-to-life puppets and a live cast featuring some of Australia’s most talented musical theatre artists.
  • Fairy Petunia at South Melbourne Market (Wed 14 Sep) – free storytelling, drawing, face painting, games, bubbles and more.
  • Chadstone Spring Shopping event (Thu 15 Sep) – special offers and events including childrens workshops.



  • Little Red Train Werribee (Fri 9 Sep – Sun 11 Sep) – take a trackless train ride through picturesque Werribee Park. FULL REVIEW.
  • Maribyrnong Makers Market (Sat 10 Sep) – community-based arts and craft market.
  • West Projections (Fri 9 Sep – Sun 11 Sep) – States of Blue will illuminate creative spaces, VU campus, businesses and public places. Discover 18+ unique sites, each showing specially commissioned artwork.
  • Toddler and Preschool Circus Club (Sat 10 Sep) – Explore aerials, balances, circus circuits and games. FULL REVIEW.
  • Little Art Big Art Laverton (Sat 10 Sep) – free art workshops for kids.
  • Astrolight Festival Scienceworks (Sat 10 Sep) -family-friendly event features illuminating talks, shows and hands-on optics activities or stargaze with astronomers and explore art installations. WIN TICKETS
  • Sunshine Lantern Festival (Sun 11 Sep) – Fireworks, Dragon and Lion Dancing, Music and Dance, Twilight Lantern Parade, Street Performers and Rides.
  • The Colour Club Highpoint (Mon 12 Sep) – fully supervised and free program offering exciting activities for kids every Monday

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