HOT: Melbourne Art Book Fair, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Melbourne Art Book Fair is back at NGV International for the second year after a very successful event in 2015 when 16,000 people attended. Melbourne Art Book Fair is a free event featuring book launches, talks and performances and while it’s an event that’s more geared towards adults than children, there are some child-friendly aspects to the event […]

HOT: Arty Tales, Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds

The Incinerator Gallery in Moonee Ponds hold an early learning program called ‘Arty Tales’ and it’s a fantastic morning activity for preschoolers at a very affordable price. For a mere $5.50 per child kids 3-5 years and their carers can enjoy a 1.5 hour session of storytelling and songs, a simple but tempting morning tea and […]

HOT: The Fictional Factory exhibition, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Artplay’s latest temporary exhibition is The Fictional Factory by artists Cat Rabbit and Isobel Knowles from Soft Stories. It’s whimsical fun for young and old and follows on from their work together in Matter of Factory and Owl Know How. The ‘Factory or Fiction’ workshops that helped to create this fantastical work have probably been some […]

HOT: Artplay Backyard, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

We are regular participants of ArtPlay’s booked workshops but did you know they hold a program of outdoor, drop-in play sessions called ArtPlay Backyard? Behind Artplay’s main building is a shipping container full of art materials which opens up onto a wooden deck and the patch of green next to the Artplay playground. Every week […]

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 […]

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