HOT: The Messy Shed, Factory 4 and 5, 1 Watt Rd, Mornington

The Messy Shed in Mornington is a creative and sensory play experience inside a play centre. It is relocated from its previous location next to The Hungry Peacock in Tyabb. The Messy Shed is every parent and child’s come true. During each 45 minute session kids have fun playing with paint, mud, water and craft materials – and […]

HOT: Cerita Anak by Polyglot Theatre and Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Cerita Anak means ‘Child’s Story’ in Indonesian and it is a collaborative theatrical work for children 2-5 years old by Melbourne’s Polyglot Theatre and Indonesia’s Papermoon Puppet Theatre. Cerita Anak combines puppetry, shadow imagery, song and sound to weave a story about being adrift on a boat in the ocean. It’s inspired by the seafaring history of […]

HOT: NGV Under 4s,National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria is a fantastic family-friendly destination and every month they run ‘NGV Under 4s‘, a specially developed program for kids 2-4 years where they get to discover the gallery through look and making activities with their parents/carers. The theme changes every month and three 60 minute sessions at 10, 11:30 and […]

HOT: Invisible Light Garden, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Invisible Light Garden is the latest interactive art installation by Melbourne creative studio Mosster Studio and it’s opening today in Artplay’s exhibition space. I guarantee that you and the kids will be wowed by the interaction between digital imagery and physical action. In previous workshops Lady and I worked with the artists to help ‘make’ a […]

HOT: Superhero Training Academy, School holidays at Gasworks Arts Park, Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay St, Port Melbourne

Gasworks Arts Park holds kids workshopevery school holidays and this summer we were invited to try out Superhero Training Academy! As the theatre is undergoing renovations this class is held in Port Melbourne Town Hall. From the moment we enter it is an extremely fun and energetic atmosphere. As well as the show the children learn how to dance and […]

HOT: NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017, NGV International and NGV Australia, 180 St Kilda Rd and Federation Square, Melbourne

From Monday 16 January to Australia Day Thursday 26 January the National Gallery Victoria on St Kilda Road (NGV International) and Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square (NGV Australia) are hosting its annual NGV Kids Summer Festival with 11 days of FREE events for families. This year the festival’s activities are inspired by David Hockney: […]

HOT: Screen Worlds, ACMI Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne

ACMI stands for the Australian Centre for Moving Image and it’s Australia’s national museum for film, television, video games, digital culture and art. The free Screen Worlds exhibition is a fantastic destination for families. I had always assumed that Screen Worlds was a historical display and thus aimed at older kids who could read exhibition […]

HOT: Gasworks Spring Sundays, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham St, Albert Park

On three Sundays in November (13, 20 and 27 November) Gasworks Arts Park are hosting a free family-friendly event called ‘Gasworks Spring Sundays‘. The program is chock full of arty and creative experience for families plus food trucks, wine tasting and live music. During our visit on the first Sunday 13 November we try our hand at coppersmithing with […]

HOT: Book Swap Bike’s Little Big Ideas, Think West Children’s Day, VU at Metrowest, Footscray

Think West is a new festival of philosophy and culture across Melbourne’s inner west produced by The School of Life and Highpoint Shopping Centre from 6-20 November. The program features more than 40 workshops, tours, classes and special events produced in association with a broad range of organisations with a connection to Melbourne’s inner west. I’m excited to […]

HOT: Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria’s newest FREE kids exhibition Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids is opening tomorrow Friday 21 October to coincide with the main exhibition Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists. The exhibition encourages children to explore their creativity through interactive multimedia activities and paper craft and we got a sneak peek today. The entrance is dominated by […]

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