The HOT List: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017 for Families

Melbourne Fringe Festival returns for the 35th year between Thursday 14 September – Sunday 1 October 2017 with lots of imaginative and creative children and family programming. Here are my Top 25 events of Melbourne Fringe Festival for kids, with events suitable for babies right up to teens. 1.Only A Year A delightful and poignant […]

HOT: Disney on Ice presents Frozen, Hisense Arena, Melbourne

Disney on Ice comes to Melbourne these school holidays with a blockbuster – Disney on Ice presents Frozen. I am invited to opening night and everyone,  young and old, is entranced by the Disney movie come to life on ice with world-class skaters and dazzling special effects. Even a cynic like T agrees that its a spectacular […]

HOT: Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves, La Di Da, 577 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

Parents: If you think your days of clubbing are over, think again! Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves are a popular family-friendly dance party phenomenon in the UK and they’ve launched Family Raves in Australia. I dig out all the reflective gear I own for Lady AB and I to wear for the party theme […]

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: Jurassic Dinosaur Disco, Melbourne Museum, Nicholson St, Carlton

If you haven’t visited Jurassic World: The Exhibition or are keen to relive the memories then head down to Melbourne Museum’s after-dark event this August – the Jurassic Dinosaur Disco! On Saturday 13 August and 20 August you can dress up, boogie to your favourite disco and dinosaur tunes and visit Jurassic World: The Exhibition at night. We had a fantastic time […]

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 […]

Hot: 5Rhythms Dance, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray

Footscray Community Arts Centre’s 5Rhythms dance classes transform our instinctive love for rhythm into an amazing opportunity for parents and children to bond in a creative and active way. Music and movement. To me, they go together like  bread and cheese or bacon and eggs – they’re just better together. Our moods can change completely […]

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 […]

HOT: White Night Melbourne – Top 10 Tips for families

    White Night Melbourne is one of the most exciting and vibrant times to visit Melbourne’s CBD. It’s 12 non-stop hours of free fun, exhibitions and activities from 7pm-7am and in 2017 it’s happening Saturday 18 February – Sunday 19 February. If you choose to go as a family then here are a few of my tips: If […]

Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales – Giveaway!

Get ready Disney fans as Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales is coming to Melbourne this summer in January 2015. Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy are bringing the fairy-tale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life with music, costumes and special effects. Dream with the […]

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