HOT: Bark! Bark! Bark! A Treehouse exhibition, Melbourne Writers Festival 2014, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

ArtPlay are holding a free exhibition of original illustrations, pilule prints and preliminary works by Terry Denton from the famous Treehouse series created with Andy Griffiths, story  coinciding with the Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 (21-31 August). While the books are aimed at 6-12 years and so we haven’t got to them with Lady AB yet, Bark! Bark! Bark! still […]

HOT: Alphabet City Melbourne and Letters from Melbourne by Maree Coote

The Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 is on 21-31 August and there are several sessions which are focused on kids and families. Lady AB and I attended Alphabet City Melbourne at ArtPlay where we got to learn our ABCs with author and illustrator Maree Coote. Maree is the author and illustrator of When you go to […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 22 August to Thursday 28 August

Here are a list of fun activities and events for the last official week of winter! It’s your final opportunity to catch the NGV’s excellent children’s exhibitions Pastello: Draw Act (see photo) and Fashion Detective: Come into the Parlour  plus the Melbourne Writers Festival children & families programming starts this week. CBD / Docklands Pastello: Draw Act at Children’s Gallery […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 15 August to Thursday 21 August

Mid-way through August and lots of fun events for the whole family! (Photo from our previous visit to Heide Art Bubs). CBD / DOCKLANDS love2read/Reading Hour at Reader’s Feast (Sun 17 Aug) – The Reading Hour is an initiative that promotes reading with and to children. In the lead up to The Reading Hour on […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 8 August to Thursday 14 August

Get busy during these frosty days with fun events for the whole family! Photo from our visit to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie’s Hot Chocolate Festival. CBD / DOCKLANDS National Bookshop Day at Dymocks Melbourne (Sat 9 Aug) – Meet your favourite book and comic characters with cosplayers from The Melbourne Costume Group, enjoy a visit from […]

HOT: Artea Art Studio and Cafe, 9A Raglan St, Port Melbourne

Artea is an art school and an open studio in Port Melbourne all about celebrating creativity and art for all ages. Their primary focus is on children’s programs, parties and events though they also have a range of programs for adults. The lovely owner Helen (and art teacher) invited us to visit Artea and try […]

HOT: Dinosaur Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra

During the July school holidays the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne has been taken over by dinosaurs! On Thursday 3 July and Tuesday 8 July RBG are holding a special kids program for 3-5 year olds called ‘Dinosaur Gardens‘. The sessions are sold out but there is a waiting list so you may be lucky. When we booked […]

HOT: July School Holidays at Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne

For the July school holidays the Immigration Museum is holding a series of activities called Toys and Games from Many Cultures. We took along Lady AB because by coincidence she is really interested in babushkas and kites at the moment, but left Baby 2.0 at home as he is too young to sit still and […]

HOT: Little Creatures Collective, Level 1, 99 Buckley St (enter via Admiral St), Seddon

Little Creatures Collective is a children’s art space and studio in Seddon, on the border of Footscray. Little Creatures Collective were running pop up art and craft sessions in local parks last year and now they have a dedicated space to run casual art classes for 1 -2 year olds and 2-5 year olds, weekly […]

HOT: When Moon Dust Falls, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Our latest trip to ArtPlay was for ‘When Moon Dust Falls’, doctor sickness an interactive workshop run in conjunction with Victorian Opera. Victorian Opera are writing a new opera just for children and they ran the workshop to engage children with ideas inspired by the themes of the  moon, sleeping and dreaming. Firstly the kids were […]

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