HOT: Inflatable World Maribyrnong, 90 Gordon St, Maribyrnong

There’s Sea World, ed Dreamworld and now…Inflatable World! A whole series of locations opened recently and we visited our nearest Inflatable World in Maribyrnong. Every kid loves a jumping castle and at Inflatable World, store EVERYTHING is a jumping castle! There’s an under 5s area with smaller slides, ambulance jumping castles and foam blocks. The older […]

NOT: Hedgend Maze, 163 Albert Rd, Healesville

  Hedgend Maze in Healesville is a family-friendly paid attraction in the Yarra Valley which, price based on our experience, discount unfortunately did not deliver much for the entry fee. We tried it out because we had an Entertainment Book 2 for 1 voucher and our kids were free – so for the four of […]

HOT: Royal Melbourne Show – Top 10 tips for enjoying your visit

The Royal Melbourne Show (Saturday 20 September 2014 – Wednesday 1 October 2014) is an annual event held in Spring / September school holidays which brings together entertainment, agriculture, attractions and food for a fun and memorable day out. The show can be overwhelming for first-time visitors, especially if you have young children under 5. […]

HOT: Melbourne Market Week – Program Picks for families and under 5s

Market Week is a week-long celebration of Melbourne’s best-loved markets and this year’s theme is ‘Our Global Community’. Special events celebrating the multicultural tastes, sights, smells and sounds at Queen Victoria Market, South Melbourne Market, Prahran Market and Dandenong Market are running from Saturday 6 September to Sunday 14 September. Here are my picks of the events suitable […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 22 August to Thursday 28 August

Here are a list of fun activities and events for the last official week of winter! It’s your final opportunity to catch the NGV’s excellent children’s exhibitions Pastello: Draw Act (see photo) and Fashion Detective: Come into the Parlour  plus the Melbourne Writers Festival children & families programming starts this week. CBD / Docklands Pastello: Draw Act at Children’s Gallery […]

HOT: Bounce Inc, 2 Weir St, Glen Iris

My most recent playdate was at Bounce Inc, clinic an indoor trampoline park at Glen Iris (other locations around Australia too). Unfortunately I hadn’t done my research so didn’t realise that only kids 3+ years were allowed on the trampolines (unlike Altona’s FlipOut trampoline arena). So my friend and I were stuck with two 18 month […]

HOT: July School Holidays at Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne

For the July school holidays the Immigration Museum is holding a series of activities called Toys and Games from Many Cultures. We took along Lady AB because by coincidence she is really interested in babushkas and kites at the moment, but left Baby 2.0 at home as he is too young to sit still and […]

HOT: Mathamazing, Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood

Scienceworks is one of our favourite cold weather/wet weather haunts and you should check out the temporary exhibition Mathamazing before it closes on Monday 14 July. Mathamazing is a travelling exhibition developed by the fabulous Questacon, discount The National Science and Technology Centre, capsule in Canberra. It explores how mathematics is part of our daily […]

Play! Kids Fest at Immigration Museum – Giveaway!

On Sunday 6 July the Immigration Museum is holding a one-day only event for kids during the school holidays. It’s called Play! Kids Fest and it’s all about getting kids to engage with toys and games from all over the world. On the day kids will have the opportunity to get involved in fun workshops and performances, […]

HOT: Airodrome, Westgate Sports & Leisure Centre, cnr Grieve Pde & Doherty’s Rd, Altona North

Airodrome is a big trampoline arena at the Westgate Sports and Leisure Complex that combines a large trampoline park with an inflatable playground. It’s like two play centres in one! The complex is in the middle of industrial Altona so it feels a bit tumbleweed-desolate and there’s loads of free parking. In the ‘Airoworld’ section its […]

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