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 […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Places to go with Kids in a Melbourne Heatwave

Looking for places to go to beat the heat? If you’re stuck for ideas check out my list of the best places to go with kids in a Melbourne heatwave! Save, print and read this post later! Click here to get the printable guide to beating a Melbourne heatwave.   1. Hit the beach   […]

HOT: Lost In the Shadows – Premiere Screening at Footscray Library

Lost In the Shadows is a shadow puppet workshop for children aged 5-12 years that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I developed for the July school holidays while we were artists-in-residents in the Artsbox. The finale for the project is the short video clip created by multi-award winning director Luis Gaitan and Emmy award nominee producer Samantha Urquijo-Garcia. The premiere […]

Disney in Concert: Tale As Old As Time by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Giveaway!

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra‘s next family-friendly concert is Disney in Concert: Tale As Old As Time which will showcase magical musical works from the wonderful world of Disney. The concert will see the MSO and four Broadway singers perform iconic songs from such Disney films as Frozen, Tangled, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, Aladdin and so much more […]

HOT: Speakeasy Kids Cinema, Grey Gardens Projects, 51 Victoria Street, Fitzroy

Speakeasy Cinema at Grey Gardens Projects is the anti-multiplex cinema experience. A Fitzroy warehouse has been transformed into a permanent home for Speakeasy Cinema and includes a gallery, project space, cafe/bar and screening room. The program is filled with quirky, alternative films and that includes their fortnightly children’s program. Their tagline for Speakeasy Kids Cinema is cool films […]

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 […]

Scienceworks Ticket Giveaway!

Scienceworks in Spotswood is has a whole array of school holiday activities this September, stuff from Saturday 20 September to Sunday 5 October. It’s one of our favourite family destinations and there’s something for toddlers right up to older kids. Exhibitions Rescue – Temporary exhibition about rescue services, click from firefighters to surf lifesavers. Closes […]

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 […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 8 August to Thursday 14 August

Get busy during these frosty days with fun events for the whole family! Photo from our visit to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie’s Hot Chocolate Festival. CBD / DOCKLANDS National Bookshop Day at Dymocks Melbourne (Sat 9 Aug) – Meet your favourite book and comic characters with cosplayers from The Melbourne Costume Group, enjoy a visit from […]

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 […]

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