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: Australia Day at Government House, Government House Dr, Melbourne

Every year on Australia Day, the official residence of Victoria’s Governor-General, Government House, opens its doors and the gardens to the public. It’s one of the best things to do with kids on Australia Day and all the activities are free! This is the one opportunity for the community to visit the historic house and […]

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: Gasworks Spring Sundays, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham St, Albert Park

On three Sundays in November (13, 20 and 27 November) Gasworks Arts Park are hosting a free family-friendly event called ‘Gasworks Spring Sundays‘. The program is chock full of arty and creative experience for families plus food trucks, wine tasting and live music. During our visit on the first Sunday 13 November we try our hand at coppersmithing with […]

HOT: Play Pod, State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne

The State Library of Victoria‘s Play Pod is a free creative and reading are for children with a rotating theme every season. From 1 March until 6 June 2017 the space is inspired by my favourite Mem Fox book ‘Where is the Green Sheep’. The children’s area is set up in the indoor ‘courtyard’, on the right as you enter the building from […]

The HOT List: Best Cheap Fun in Melbourne with Kids 2015

Having fun with your kids doesn’t have to be expensive! To inspire you to get out and about this coming year, here’s a list of my Top 10 HOT cheap places to play this year (under $20 a head), all of which you can still visit in 2016. Bookmark it, save it, print it and tick […]

HOT: LEGO Education Learning Centre, Shop 5/439 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City, Docklands

The LEGO Education Learning Centre in Docklands is run by Moore Education, a company that provides schools with LEGO education resources to explore how robotics, mechanisms, renewable energy and creative construction work through hands-on LEGO play. The LEGO Education Centre is only open for school excursions and corporate events during school term but during school […]

HOT: Brick Man Experience – The Complete Collection by Ryan McNaught, The Exhibition Hall, Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne

Brick Man Experience – The Complete Collection by Ryan McNaught is the must-see exhibition for LEGO lovers big and small these school holidays. For the first time ever Ryan “Brick Man” McNaught, one of only twelve LEGO Certified Professionals in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, is exhibiting his remarkable collection […]

HOT: Inside the Brick, 70 Station St, Fairfield

Updated October 2016 Inside the Brick is a Lego play centre in Fairfield which is available for parties, here mothers groups and workshops. When our little Lego fans walk into the (gated) Maker Space they lose their minds! There are super-sized foam Lego bricks for building cubby houses and vehicles, buckets of Duplo, a low table for little […]

HOT: Enchanted Adventure Garden, 55 Purves Rd, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula

Enchanted Adventure Garden at Arthur’s Seat is one of Mornington Peninsula’s favourite family attractions. While the award-winning adventure playground is famous for its mazes, patient seek there is actually lots more to experience. You can stroll around the different themed gardens, buy try tree-surfing, tube slides, an indoor 3D maze and a pram-friendly treetop canopy […]

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