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This Sunday 3 September is Father’s Day as well as Harry Potter Day as part of Melbourne Writers Festival. We’ll be combining the two celebrations! 






  • Party Time Eastland (Mon 4 Sep – Wed 6 Sep) – Join in the fun with Poppies for Grace’s PARTY TIME. A morning of party craft and games. Free for 3 to 5 years.
  • Yarra Valley Railway (Sun 3 Sep) – take a trip on the historic Walker RM22 Railmotor from Healesville to Tunnel Hill. Full review.
  • What’s In The Box Market (Sat 2 Sep) – fine art, handmade jewellery, tasty preserves, creative homewares and so much more under one roof.

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  • LightTime Scienceworks (Fri 1 Sep onwards) – a collective of 11 Melbourne based artists who have created hypnotic and mesmerising works. Full review.
  • 2 Worlds Festival Geelong (Sat 2 Sep) – celebration of 2 cultures, indigenous and western, with a focus on bringing people together.
  • Newport Community Hub 1st Birthday (Sat 2 Sep) –  face painting, giant games, storytime, live music, art and craft activities and cake cutting at 10.30am.
  • Bakers United Baked Goods Only Market – (Sat 2 Sep) – Come and discover the latest baking trends at this one-day market – from freshly made croissants, delectable doughnuts, moreish brownies, scrumptious cupcakes, yummy slices and so much more
  • Essendon Traffic School (Sat 2 Sep) – mini road set up for kids aged two to ten years, complete with road signs, railway bells and traffic lights. Full review. 
  • Seddon Makers Market ( Sat 2 Sep) – talented makers who will have all your spring needs ready for you to snap up – jewellery, accessories, art, homewares, skin care, kids wear & toys, food and drink.
  • Lights Mirror Action Scienceworks (Sat 2 Sep – Sun 3 Sep) – use mirrors to reflect a laser past obstacles and onto a target.
  • Little Red Train Werribee (Sat 2 Sep – Sun 3 Sep) – take a trackless train ride through picturesque Werribee Park. FULL REVIEW.
  • Fathers Day Werribee Zoo (Sun 3 Sep) – enjoy the Father’s Day continental breakfast or special two course lunch held in our Meerkat Bistro before heading out on a Safari.
  • Little Kids Day in at Scienceworks (Mon 4 Sep) – A fun day especially for kids aged under 6 years, their parents and carers. Bring your little kids to Science works and enjoy a day of fun activities.
  • Bulla Hill Railway (Sun 3 Sep) – Every 1st and 3rd Sunday the ride this the dinosaur trail on the miniature railway. FULL REVIEW
  • Altona Homestead Devonshire Tea (Sun 3 Sep) – historical homestead is open every 1st Sunday for Devonshire Tea.
  • Mastermind Highpoint (Mon 4 Sep) – free creative workshops for kids.


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