HOT: Apron Design Workshop, Highpoint Shopping Centre, 200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong

If you’re looking for free school holiday activities this week Highpoint Shopping Centre are hosting free apron design workshops for kids. Lady AB and I wandered over as soon as it opened at 11am and I was surprised by how busy it already was. Evidently free school holiday activities are very popular with Melbourne families! […]

HOT: Culture Mamas’ Mama Circles Creative Lunchtime Conversations – Giveaway!

Culture Mamas curate events in Melbourne that encourage mums (and dads and carers generally) to connect with the arts to stimulate their intellect, cheap prostate all in a family-friendly environment and with a supportive group of like-minded parents. They help parents discover a diverse range of arts and culture, at a time and in a […]

Melbourne Events and Activities for Families and Kids – April 2014

I’m experimenting with a new weekly blog post – it’ll be a listicle of family and kid-friendly events happening around Melbourne suitable for under 5s (as my kids are 3 years old and 1 year old). I figured since I keep a list of events for my own reference I might as well share my […]

HOT: Party Pinatas with Kitiya Palaskas, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014, Highpoint Shopping Centre, 200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong

HOT: Heide Art Bubs, Future Primitive, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen

Heide Art Bubs at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen is one of my favourite outings with preschool kids in Melbourne. It’s educational, fun, creative, interactive – and delicious! Our latest Heide Art Bubs visit was a craft session inspired by the museum’s latest exhibition ‘Future Primitive‘. Future Primitive brings together works by 19 artists from […]

HOT: Melbourne Now, The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne

Melbourne Now is National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition celebrating the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice of creative Melbourne. It spans both NGV International and NGV Australia and you’ll need lots of time to visit both. Melbourne Now children’s projects have been developed in collaboration with artists and designers to introduce kids to the ideas of […]

HOT: Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct South Bank, Brisbane

   When we visit Brisbane we always visit GOMA – the Gallery of Modern Art – which I consider to be one of the must-do attractions in Brisbane, with or without kids. Their latest special exhibition is Cai Guo Qiang: Falling Back to Earth. The exhibition requires an entry fee and only three large rooms, but they are very […]

HOT: Brickvention 2014, Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton

As a 30-something female I am probably not the main target market for Lego. But I think if you’ve had a Lego-filled childhood then the appeal of these little plastic bricks outlasts your school years. I kept my plastic crate of Lego despite moving interstate, overseas and in and out of many share houses and now my own kids enjoy playing […]

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year with kids

Happy Year of the Horse! Chinese New Year is a special time for our family because we’re half Chinese :) Even if you’re not of Asian descent it’s a great time in Melbourne for firecrackers, lion dances and lots of yummy food! Here’s a list of CNY festivals in Melbourne in date order which are […]

HOT: Melbourne Now, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

   If you haven’t heard of or visited Melbourne Now yet, get out from under your rock! The National Gallery of Victoria’s most ambitious and wide-ranging exhibition which celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice of creative Melbourne. While there are lot of interesting exhibits which will capture the attention and imagination of young […]

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