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

Heide Museum of Modern Art latest temporary exhibition is a group show of contemporary Australian artists relating to light and movement called ‘Dancing Umbrellas‘. It’s a particularly engaging exhibition for kids due to the combination of moving image, collage, painting and installations creating a visually immersive and playful environment. Some of the works are quite hypnotic, such as the slow turn […]

HOT: Tiger Tribe Activity Sets + Giveaway!

Two of my great passions in life are dining out and travelling – and often times these days it’ll be with my kids. But let’s be honest – eating out and travelling with kids can be a stressful rather than enjoyable experience if I’m spending all my time trying to keep them quiet and still. […]

Braybrook Hub 1st Birthday Celebrations & Box Car/Plane Workshops – Tuesday 22 March and Wednesday 23 March

The Braybrook Community Hub, an integrated community centre, library and early years centre, sports pavilion and men’s shed, has been open for 1 year and they’re celebrating from Saturday 19 March to Thursday 24 March with a calendar of free events. While you’re there for the festivities also head across the road to the Churchill Avenue […]

Lost In the Shadows – Free shadow puppet making workshop at Footscray Library

Lost In the Shadows is a FREE shadow puppet making workshop for children aged 5-12 years that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I are holding on Wednesday 6 April at Footscray Library while we’re artists-in-residents in the Artsbox. We have been inspired by Footscray’s rich history to create simple shadow puppets and backdrops based on the people and places that […]

HOT: McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin

McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park is a major public art gallery in Frankston and a fantastic family-friendly destination, especially on a sunny day. The gallery building is set amongst 16 hectares of bushland and landscaped gardens and the sculpture park features a permanent collection of  over 100 large-scale sculptures, mostly by Australian artists. There are intriguing and curious […]

HOT: Crafternoon Cafe, 718 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Love craft – but hate mess? Crafternoon in Brunswick is a fantastic child-friendly cafe and creative craft space on Sydney Road and the perfect location for a rainy day adventure. You can’t help but be inspired when you enter. The front room has a decoupage floor, many customer’s artwork dangling from the ceiling and examples […]

HOT: Play Pod, State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne

The State Library of Victoria‘s Play Pod is a free creative and reading are for children with a rotating theme every season. From 1 March until 6 June 2017 the space is inspired by my favourite Mem Fox book ‘Where is the Green Sheep’. The children’s area is set up in the indoor ‘courtyard’, on the right as you enter the building from […]

HOT: The Secret Garden at Boyd, Boyd Community Hub, 207 City Road, Southbank

The Secret Garden at Boyd is a unique play space for families and young children which I have created together with Footscray-based sound artist Cat Lew for Boyd Community Hub in Southbank. From Monday 11 January to Friday 29 January, the Boyd playgroup room has been transformed into a gentle garden playscape for babies and toddlers […]

The HOT List: Best Cheap Fun in Melbourne with Kids 2015

Having fun with your kids doesn’t have to be expensive! To inspire you to get out and about this coming year, here’s a list of my Top 10 HOT cheap places to play this year (under $20 a head), all of which you can still visit in 2016. Bookmark it, save it, print it and tick […]

The HOT List: Best Free Fun in Melbourne with Kids 2015

New Year’s Eve is always a good time to reflect on the past year and WOW what amazing fun we’ve had in Melbourne with kids in 2015. To inspire you to get out and about with your family, here’s a list of my Top 10 HOT places for free play from my 2015 reviews – […]

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