Hello long weekend! As the weather cools down check out NGV’s newest children’s gallery exhibition Fiona Hall: Uneasy Seasons and you might also need this list of the best indoor play spots in Melbourne.

We’re heading down to Gippsland for some R&R (follow our adventures on Facebook and Instagram). If you’re planning to head out of town too check out the family friendly travel guides for various destinations in Regional Victoria. Have a great week!

CBD/Docklands

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NORTH / NORTH-EAST

SOUTH / SOUTH-EAST / BAYSIDE

EAST

  • Dance X Lilydale (Fri 9 Jun – 30 July) – Chose your own dance adventure in this enthralling exhibition. Travel to unique places within the shire through captivating virtual play spaces.
  • Melbourne Tram Museum (Sat 10 Jun) – Visit a Melbourne icon at this quirky museum. FULL REVIEW.
  • Mt Baw Baw Opening Weekend (Sat 10 Jun – Mon 11 Jun) – Free BBQ lunch and roving entertainers,  giveaways.
  • Lake Mountain Family Fun Weekend (Sat 10 Jun – Mon 12 Jun) – Celebrate the opening weekend of the snow season at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort including toboggan races, snow sculpting competitions, face painting, live music, wine tasting and lots more.
  • Wine and Wildlife Healesville Sanctuary (Sat 11 Jun – Sun 12 Jun) – local wineries, breweries and a hearty winter menu for you to sample and purchase.
  • Belgrave Big Dreams Market (Sun 11 Jun) – 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.
  • Burrinja Kids Stay and Play (Fri 9 Jun – 30 Jul) – free family activity by local artist Renate Crow.
  • Yarra Valley Railway (Sun 12 Jun) – take a trip on the historic Walker RM22 Railmotor from Healesville to Tunnel Hill. Full review.

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WEST

  • The Cell Newport (Fri 9 Jun – Sat 10 Jun) – interactive art installation at Substation Newport. Full review.
  • Jazz Out West (Fri 9 Jun – Sun 11 Jun) – Experience inspired Ethio-jazz stylings, laid-back beats, old-school funk and soul-inflected grooves with these free events in Footscray, Moonee Ponds and Yarraville.
  • Seussical Jnr Williamstown (Fri 9 Jun – Sun 11 Jun) – Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage.
  • Peter Pan Clocktower Centre (Sat 10 Jun – Sun 11 Jun) – Expect to see mermaids, pirates and even fairies in Melbourne City Youth Ballet’s latest production.
  • National Margherita Day Essendon (Sun 11 Jun – Mon 12 Jun) – all of the 400 Gradi restaurants will be putting on a margherita special with a specially designed margherita pizza featuring yellow tomatoes. Even better, $1 from each margherita special, and gelato, goes to the Bully Zero Foundation Australia.
  • Toddler Circus Footscray (Sat 11 Jun) – circus class for 18 month -5 year olds. READ THE REVIEW.
  • Essendon Traffic School (Sat 11 Jun) – mini road set up for kids aged two to ten years, complete with road signs, railway bells and traffic lights.
  • Winter Music in the Valley (Sun 12 Jun) – series of four free classical music concerts held on Sunday afternoons.
  • Mastermind Highpoint (Mon 12 Jun) – free creative workshops for kids.
  • Toddl’Art FCAC (Wed 14 Jun) – toddler art classes for drop-in. READ THE REVIEW

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