What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 15 August to Thursday 21 August

Mid-way through August and lots of fun events for the whole family! (Photo from our previous visit to Heide Art Bubs). CBD / DOCKLANDS love2read/Reading Hour at Reader’s Feast (Sun 17 Aug) – The Reading Hour is an initiative that promotes reading with and to children. In the lead up to The Reading Hour on […]

HOT: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014 – Program picks for under 5s

The 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival  program has been launched and there are lots of great kids shows happening between Wednesday 17 September and Sunday 5 October. Melbourne Fringe Festival is an open-access, multi-arts independent arts festival and in the program you’ll find anything from circus, comedy, dance, cabaret, music to visual arts. Here are my picks for […]

HOT: Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove, Hisense Arena, Melbourne & Olympic Parks, Olympic Blvd, Melbourne

A visit to Disney On Ice is one of those golden childhood memories which brings a smile to most people who talk about it. I still remember my trips to see Disney on Ice more than 25 years ago as a child and the excitement it brought to tiny Launceston which didn’t even have a […]

HOT: Music for Toddlers, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray

Since our move westside we have been discovering new places to hang out with the kids. An early favourite has been the weekly Music for Toddlers classes at Footscray Community Arts Centre. Footscray Community Arts Centre is a really fantastic family-friendly space by the banks of the Maribyrnong River, shop even if you’re not attending […]

HOT: The Wizard of Oz, Altona City Theatre, 115 Civic Parade, Altona

The Wizard of Oz is a classic children’s book by Frank Baum and a family film made famous by Judy Garland as Dorothy. This April The Wizard of Oz stage show is coming to Victoria and it’s a pantomime-style, pharm interactive fun re-telling of the story. Lady AB went along to the Altona City Theatre […]

Melbourne Events and Activities for Families and Kids – April 2014

I’m experimenting with a new weekly blog post – it’ll be a listicle of family and kid-friendly events happening around Melbourne suitable for under 5s (as my kids are 3 years old and 1 year old). I figured since I keep a list of events for my own reference I might as well share my […]

HOT: Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014, The Famous Spiegeltent, Federation Square, Melbourne + Giveaway!

There are lots of family-friendly events happening for Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014. Given that Lady AB is only three and not really into comedy yet we went along to Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall, a children’s dance event for under 5s by Australian-born, London-based DJ Monski Mouse. The disco was held in The […]

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year with kids

Happy Year of the Horse! Chinese New Year is a special time for our family because we’re half Chinese :) Even if you’re not of Asian descent it’s a great time in Melbourne for firecrackers, lion dances and lots of yummy food! Here’s a list of CNY festivals in Melbourne in date order which are […]

HOT: Angelina Ballerina The Mousical, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Lady AB is an Angelina Ballerina’s fangirl #1. Ever since she received her first Angelina Ballerina book we have had ceaseless AB – from impromptu ballet recitals to an Angelina Ballerina birthday celebration to watching the film at one of Lady AB’s first cinema outings. So there was no way we were going to miss Angelina […]

HOT: A Very Wordy Music Show with Mr Palindrome, La Mama for Kids, La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday St, Carlton

La Mama for Kids is a regular program of performances for children of all ages held at tiny La Mama Theatre. Every month or so it has shows of various artforms including theatre, circus, music and comedy, from both emerging and established companies and artists. Their most recent event was the first ever Melbourne concert by […]

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