Happy Mother’s Day for this Sunday 14 May! There’s lots happening around town for the Mother’s Day weekend plus here’s a list of the best high teas in Melbourne for you to treat your mum (or yourself!).

Also I’ll be at Highpoint on Monday 15 May 10-1pm as part of their weekly Master Mind series of free activities for kids. Visit the Book Swap Bike, bring books to swap, read a book and make some bookish craft with us!


  • Mothers Day Makers Market (Fri 12 May) – Enjoy a glass of bubbles from the Collins Place pop-up bar (noon-6pm) in the whimsical fantasy garden, sway to some sweet tunes from The Julian Banks trio (noon-2pm) whilst meeting some of Melbourne’s best designers, creators and food makers.
  • Kids Flicks ACMI (Sat 13 May – Sun 14 May) – smart films for smart kids. 
  • Animal Extravaganza Harbour Town (Sat 13 May – Sun 14 May) – free family activities every weekend until 12 June.
  • Queen Street Plaza (Sat 13 May – Sun 14 May) – A place to sit, eat, have a drink and enjoy free family entertainment right in the heart of the city.
  • Sunday Family Funday Munich Brauhaus (Sun 14 May) – mobile farm experience, face painter, kids’ entertainer and yummy food at Munich Brauhaus.
  • Law Week Festival Hub (Mon 15 May – Sun 21 May) – Kids can learn about the history of fingerprinting to solve crime and make their very own fingerprint badges.
  • Shop the City (Wed 17 May) – Chase the huge sales, events and experiences at Melbourne Central, Emporium Melbourne, QV Melbourne, The Strand Melbourne and Melbourne’s GPO.
  • Aladdin the Musical (Fri 12 May – Sun 22 Oct) – Disney film turned into lavish musical. Read the review.
  • Play Pod State Library of Victoria (Fri 12 May – Wed 31 May) – Play Pod is the SLV’s program for children aged under 8 years with activities to read, create and play. There’s a new theme every season for Autumn 2017 it’s inspired by Where is the Green SheepREAD THE REVIEW
  • Fiona Hall: Uneasy Seasons NGV (Fri 12 May – Sun 6 Jun) – new interactive and immersive exhibition for children at NGV International. Full review.



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



  • Pre-school Recycled Art Experience Richmond (Fri 11 May) – free art experience with Carolyn Cardinet, an artist whose passion is making art from recycling and litter.
  • Heide Makers Market (Sat 13 May) – eclectic mix of art, design and handcrafted goods.
  • Melbourne Tram Museum (Sat 13 May) – Visit a Melbourne icon at this quirky museum. FULL REVIEW.
  • Belgrave Big Dreams Market (Sun 14 May) – discover original and bespoke design pieces, some of the yummiest and freshest produce the area has to offer, live music, bouncy castle and facepainting  for the kids.
  • Yarra Valley Railway (Sun 14 May) – take a trip on the historic Walker RM22 Railmotor from Healesville to Tunnel Hill. Full review.
  • Rocky Road Festival (Fri 12 May – Wed 31 May) – 31 different flavours, a host of Rocky Road infused temptations plus a world record beating block that every visitor can try for free!


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