HOT: Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Express Yourself: Romance Was Born For Kids is the newest Children’s Gallery commission at the National Gallery of Victoria. Fashion designers Romance Was Born have turned the gallery space into a crazy kaleidoscope of colour which typifies the work of fashion mavericks Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett. An array of colourful sequins frames the entrance […]

HOT: Gunter Christmann: Now and Then. Heide Art Bubs, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen

After a long break we’ve finally made it back to Heide Art Bubs at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen. The twenty spots for these monthly creative and educational art sessions for 0-5 years get snapped up really quickly so it’s only been now we’ve been able to secure a ticket. October’s Heide Art […]

HOT: Golden Mirror Carousel by Carsten Höller, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

One of the free, capsule experiential and sculptural works being presented at Melbourne Festival 2014 is the Golden Mirror Carousel by Belgian artist Carsten Höller. A shiny gilt old-fashioned swing carousel has taken up residence in the entrance space (Federation Court) of NGV International. It’s a beautiful object and upon seeing it for the first […]

HOT: Habitots, 146 Bridport St, Albert Park

Updated September 2016 Earlier this year online children’s store Habitots opened a pop up store in Albert Park and it must have been successful enough for them to expand to a full-blown permanent store just down the road at 146 Bridport Street. And the new Habitots store is a beauty! We could have spent hours […]

HOT: Apples and Jam, 217-239 Montague St, South Melbourne

Apples and Jam is a lovely creative, craft and party space inside a historic building in South Melbourne. We visit Apples and Jam for their September school holiday program, a morning high tea for Lady AB ($20). Apples and Jam are up a set of stairs so we just leave our pram at the bottom of the […]

Little Creatures Collective Giveaway!

Little Creatures Collective is a lovely children’s art space and studio in Seddon for children from as young as 1 year. For the school holidays they are running special art workshops for 6-12 year-olds. This spring little artists are going an adventure through the world of Pop Art and carving clay creatures! Each session goes […]

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 […]

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