HOT: ACMI Family Sundays, ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

On the first Sunday of every month, ACMI, Australia’s museum of film, television, video games and digital culture, offers a day of free family-friendly events and interactive activities called ‘ACMI Family Sundays‘. ACMI Family Sundays give families the opportunity to interact with screen culture in all its forms, with activities mainly designed for 5 – 12 year […]

HOT: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne, Level 2, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne is the ultimate indoor LEGO play space that’s opened in Chadstone Shopping Centre. It’s going to be a big hit in Melbourne as the weather turns colder (or when we get a summer heatwave). I’m invited to a preview event ahead of the public opening today at 12pm and we stay […]

HOT: The Messy Shed, Factory 4 and 5, 1 Watt Rd, Mornington

The Messy Shed in Mornington is a creative and sensory play experience inside a play centre. It is relocated from its previous location next to The Hungry Peacock in Tyabb. The Messy Shed is every parent and child’s come true. During each 45 minute session kids have fun playing with paint, mud, water and craft materials – and […]

HOT: Baby Sensory Classes, Melbourne

It’s hard to think of things to do with little babies. They do a lot of feeding, sleeping, crying and  I do feel bad sometimes for my six month old that the biggest excitement of the day is lying on his play mat. This is where Baby Sensory classes fit in. They’re a new thing […]

HOT: Cerita Anak by Polyglot Theatre and Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Cerita Anak means ‘Child’s Story’ in Indonesian and it is a collaborative theatrical work for children 2-5 years old by Melbourne’s Polyglot Theatre and Indonesia’s Papermoon Puppet Theatre. Cerita Anak combines puppetry, shadow imagery, song and sound to weave a story about being adrift on a boat in the ocean. It’s inspired by the seafaring history of […]

HOT: Sisko Chocolate school holiday workshops, Level 2, Eastland 175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

For the school holidays Sisko Chocolate at Eastland is holding chocolate making workshops for kids and bookings are now open! This gorgeous chocolate shop is a sweet tooth’s delight and the sleek styling feels like the interior of a high end fashion label. On one side of the store is a workshop area set up with […]

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: Summer Pirate Playground, Harbour Town Melbourne, 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands

Ahoy me mateys! Pirates have run aground at Harbour Town Melbourne and you can join in free pirate playground activities and experiences at the shopping centre’s Summer Pirate Playground from 16 January – 26 February. At the Neverland Adventure Experience you can clash swords with Peter Pan in the foam pit… ….take a walk through Treasure […]

HOT: Screen Worlds, ACMI Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne

ACMI stands for the Australian Centre for Moving Image and it’s Australia’s national museum for film, television, video games, digital culture and art. The free Screen Worlds exhibition is a fantastic destination for families. I had always assumed that Screen Worlds was a historical display and thus aimed at older kids who could read exhibition […]

HOT: Music Play, Melbourne Recital Centre, Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Sts, Melbourne

Music Play is the Melbourne Recital Centre’s annual children’s music festival held in the January school holidays. It’s a great first child-friendly introduction to attending a show at a ‘proper’ concert hall – the Elizabeth Murdoch Hall – plus there’s always events suitable for babies up and free foyer entertainment. This year Music Play runs from 11-14 January and includes Justine […]

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