HOT: MSO Jams for Juniors, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra have been running their popular Jams for Juniors program for under 5s for many years, but this is their first time to the National Gallery of Victoria. And what a spectacular setting it is for a classical music concert! Originally the concert we are invited to attend is in the Great Hall but […]

HOT: Tuckerberry Hill, Berry Farm and Cafe, 35 Becks Road, Drysdale

Tuckerberry Hill Berry Farm and Café is a small locally operated farm located in the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula town of Drysdale. It is open during the warmer months only – basically when berries are in season. Usually that means strawberries October to May and blueberries from December to end of February. Here you will enjoy picking […]

HOT: Invisible Light Garden, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Invisible Light Garden is the latest interactive art installation by Melbourne creative studio Mosster Studio and it’s opening today in Artplay’s exhibition space. I guarantee that you and the kids will be wowed by the interaction between digital imagery and physical action. In previous workshops Lady and I worked with the artists to help ‘make’ a […]

HOT: pARk by Mosster, Eastland Shopping Centre, 171 – 175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Since the renovation and revamp of Eastland shopping centre in 2016 I’ve noticed that they’ve really been creating some exciting and unique experiences for school holidays. Their holiday programs aren’t just the usual workshops you’ll find elsewhere – they often work with artists and creators to develop children’s programming that’s unique and exciting. This week at […]

HOT: Superhero Training Academy, School holidays at Gasworks Arts Park, Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay St, Port Melbourne

Gasworks Arts Park holds kids workshopevery school holidays and this summer we were invited to try out Superhero Training Academy! As the theatre is undergoing renovations this class is held in Port Melbourne Town Hall. From the moment we enter it is an extremely fun and energetic atmosphere. As well as the show the children learn how to dance and […]

HOT: KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil, Flemington Racecourse, Flemington

Cirque du Soleil is back in Melbourne with KOOZA! This is old school Cirque du Soleil that focuses on the  two traditional circus crafts- acrobatics and clowning. The show begins with the Trickster arriving in a jack in the box (Kooza comes from the Sanskrit ‘Koza’ meaning box) delivered to the child like character of The Innocent. The […]

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: NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017, NGV International and NGV Australia, 180 St Kilda Rd and Federation Square, Melbourne

From Monday 16 January to Australia Day Thursday 26 January the National Gallery Victoria on St Kilda Road (NGV International) and Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square (NGV Australia) are hosting its annual NGV Kids Summer Festival with 11 days of FREE events for families. This year the festival’s activities are inspired by David Hockney: […]

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 […]

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