HOT: Hands On: We Make Carpets for Kids, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Hands On: We Make Carpets for Kids is the NGV’s latest exhibition for children. It is part of the NGV Triennial, a massive free contemporary art exhibition spanning three floors of NGV International.  Dutch art collective We Make Carpets (who do not actually make carpets!) has transformed the children’s gallery into walls of large-scale artworks incorporating patterns […]

HOT: NGV Kids Summer Festival 2018, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The NGV Kids Summer Festival 2018 is back with many FREE events for families from Monday 8 January to Sunday 14 January at the National Gallery Victoria on St Kilda Road (NGV International). This year the festival’s activities are inspired by the massive NGV Triennial exhibition covering all three levels of the NGV, plus the human […]

HOT: Lara Pool, 2 Bank St, Lara

When the weather’s hot and you’re looking for some cheap water play and fun in the sun, check out the awesome outdoor Lara Pool. Lara Pool, otherwise known as the Abe & Jean McClelland Public Pool, isn’t just your average public pool. It’s worth a special trip! We love it because of its awesome pirate-ship […]

HOT: Splashland, Caulfield Racecourse, Station St, Caulfield East

Splashland is a pop up inflatable water slide park and it’s back bigger and better at Caulfield Racecourse from 28 December – 24 January 2018. We are invited to visit and Baby 2.0 spends 3 hours slipping and sliding non-stop, while I sit and relax in the shade (water slides are not my thing!). The water […]

HOT: Emily Brown and the Thing, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

You can always count on Arts Centre Melbourne to curate interesting, intelligent theatre for the school holidays and Emily Brown and the Thing is no exception. Based on the book of the same name, the show is about intrepid explorer Emily Brown and her sidekick bunny Stanley. Baby 2.0 and I are invited to join […]

HOT: The Pool, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square

The Pool is an immersive art and architectural installation on the ground floor of the Ian Potter Centre at National Gallery of Victoria. The installation explores the meaning of pools in Australia’s lifestyle, landscape and cultural story-telling. Visitors are invited to dip their feet into the shallow pool – it’s more a wading pool so […]

HOT: Inside Out, Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton

Inside Out is Melbourne Museum’s newest temporary exhibition and it is unlike anything that they’ve done before! Museums Victoria is opening up their vast collection to highlight some of the less well-known objects from their collection of more than 17 million items. Instead of just displaying them in glass cases with explanatory plaques,Inside Out  brings 370 items to life […]

The HOT List: Summer Holidays 2017 Bucket List for Melbourne families

A new year, a new start – what adventures will your family having in 2018? To kickstart your fun I’ve compiled a list of 28 awesome things to do with your kids in January. As for me…I’m taking a blog break to enjoy Baby 2.0’s last summer before he starts school. We’re travelling to San Francisco, Los […]

HOT: Heide Art Kinder, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen

Heide Art Kinder is a regular art and creative program for kids aged 2-5 at Heide Museum of Modern Art. It offers children and their carers an opportunity to enjoy the museum together in a highly interactive, engaging way. Our session focuses on the current exhibition, Jenny Watson:  Fabric of Fantasy. The art ranges from […]

HOT: The Australian Ballet’s Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The Australian Ballet’s Storytime Ballet is back with a specially created production of The Sleeping Beauty for children aged 3 years old and up. We are invited to opening night and the children are mesmerised by the 50 minute performance. The Sleeping Beauty is one of the world’s most-loved story ballets and the family-friendly production […]

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