HOT: Circus Oz Model Citizens, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

This winter Circus Oz are presenting Model Citizens under the Circus Oz Big Top at Birrarung Marr from 20 June – 16 July 2017. I was invited to review the show and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to see a Circus Oz show! Model Citizens uses clever set design and circus tricks to challenge your perceptions […]

HOT: Superhero Training Academy, School holidays at Gasworks Arts Park, Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay St, Port Melbourne

Gasworks Arts Park holds kids workshopevery school holidays and this summer we were invited to try out Superhero Training Academy! As the theatre is undergoing renovations this class is held in Port Melbourne Town Hall. From the moment we enter it is an extremely fun and energetic atmosphere. As well as the show the children learn how to dance and […]

HOT: KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil, Flemington Racecourse, Flemington

Cirque du Soleil is back in Melbourne with KOOZA! This is old school Cirque du Soleil that focuses on the  two traditional circus crafts- acrobatics and clowning. The show begins with the Trickster arriving in a jack in the box (Kooza comes from the Sanskrit ‘Koza’ meaning box) delivered to the child like character of The Innocent. The […]

HOT: Circus 1903, Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne

The circus has come to town in a way unseen since the turn of the century! Circus 1903 brings the magic of old world circus to the stage of Melbourne’s gorgeous Regent Theatre complete with acrobatics, contortionists, juggling, high wire acts and plenty of humour. We were invited to the opening night and the kids […]

HOT: Santa’s Christmas Spectacular, Wonderland Spiegeltent at Melbourne Star, Docklands + Giveaway!

Santa’s Christmas Spectacular at the Wonderland Spiegeltent at Docklands is a festive delight for kids and adults alike. In the shadow of the Melbourne Star, the Wonderland Spiegeltent is a decadent setting for the show, which features an energetic and highly talented cast of six as well as a rocking Christmas soundtrack. When the Christmas […]

HOT: Gasworks Spring Sundays, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham St, Albert Park

On three Sundays in November (13, 20 and 27 November) Gasworks Arts Park are hosting a free family-friendly event called ‘Gasworks Spring Sundays‘. The program is chock full of arty and creative experience for families plus food trucks, wine tasting and live music. During our visit on the first Sunday 13 November we try our hand at coppersmithing with […]

The HOT List: Top 13 Melbourne Festival 2016 events for families

The Melbourne Festival is Melbourne’s premier arts festival and is running from Thursday 6 October to Sunday 23 October with a special Welcome to Country ceremony on Wednesday 5 October at Federation Square.   Here are the best Melbourne Festival events for families.   1. Les Tambours De Feu The tradition of the Correfoc (fire-run) is one of the world’s […]

The HOT List: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016 for Families

The Melbourne Fringe Festival returns for the 34th year between 15 September – 2 October 2016 with a special focus on children and family programming. Here are some of the highlights of the family programming, filled with fun and imaginative experience for babies right up to teens. Kids Club Melbourne Fringe presents its first ever […]

HOT: Winter Wonderland Circus under the Melbourne Star, 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands

Winter Wonderland Circus Under the Melbourne Star is a small amusement park and spiegeltent set up to celebrate the winter school holidays and combined with a trip to Harbour Town Docklands it makes a relaxed and easy half-day adventure, particularly for younger children.  We were invited to visit the two main attractions –  the Winter Wonderland Circus […]

The HOT List: Top 7 tips for going to the theatre with kids

I’ve been going to live performances and shows with both Lady AB and Baby 2.0 since they were babies and I think it’s an activity that’s beneficial for adults and kids. Live performance exposes kids to artistic and cultural concepts in an age-accessible way and for adults it’s a good excuse to get out of the house! Today’s […]

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