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 […]

The HOT List: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 – Best shows for kids under 5

The 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival is opening soon on in time for the September school holidays, from Wednesday 16 September to Sunday 4 October. This year’s children’s program features a jam-packed program of circus, puppetry, comedy, theatre. The Festival Hub is also being made family-friendly with the dancefloor at Bollywood Express, the first ever kids […]

Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger… Again! – Giveaway!

For the Easter school holidays and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival the Arts Centre Melbourne have a special award-winning show Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger… Again! from Tuesday 31 March – Sunday 5 April 2015. Bursting with madcap, clever, chaotic clowning and crazy stunts, this show will have you giggling for days […]

Silvers Circus in Altona – Giveaway!

Silvers Circus is returning to Melbourne in March and setting up their big top in Altona’s Doug Grant Reserve (Apex Park) from Wednesday 4 March to Sunday 22 March. Silvers Circus has been touring Australia since 1976 with their brand of family entertainment and fun. Their latest 2 hour show features artists from around the globe and […]

The HOT List: Best Cheap Fun in Melbourne with Kids 2014

For more family-friendly fun this coming year, here’s a list of my Top 10 HOT cheap places to play from my 2014 reviews (that you can still visit in 2015). Note that I’ve included two zoos because if you join as a zoo member you get unlimited entry for 12 months, so it can work out […]

HOT: Kids Acrobatics Class for under 5s, Team Adrenalin, 88 Gordon St, Maribyrnong

Kids Team Adrenalin is a gymnasium with acrobatic, for sale click boxing and (acrobatic and display) gymnastics classes for kids to adults in Maribyrnong/Footscray. Thanks to Mamma Knows West we discovered that on Friday mornings they run two acrobatics classes especially for kids under 5s. The Crawling Monkey 45 minute sessions are for 10 months […]

HOT: Santa’s Magical Kingdom, Caulfield Racecourse, Gate 23 Station St, Caulfield

Santa’s Magical Kingdom has set up camp bigger and better at Caulfield Racecourse this year. You can experience this family-friendly event until Tues      day 23 December but you’ll need to get in quick with tickets as the event was a sell out in 2012 and 2013. This year’s event includes some old favourites and new areas. […]

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