HOT: Imaginary Architecture, Artplay, Kensington Town Hall, 30-34 Bellair St, Kensington

Imaginary Architecture is a free temporary exhibition and cardboard play workshop by Lara Tumak in collaboration first developed with the children at Artplay. A cardboard city is made with boxes and other recycled materials, with little peep holes on the side that reveal secret little worlds created by kids.  The work is taking over Kensington Town […]

HOT: Frameworks Recycled Materials, 10 Davies Ave, Sunshine North

Frameworks Recycled Materials is a big warehouse in Sunshine filled with recycled arts and craft supplies to make your own masterpieces. They particularly assist teachers, kindergartens and child care centres but individuals are also welcome to visit.   I love Frameworks because it’s a place that inspires children to create new things by reusing old […]

HOT: Play Streets 2, McCracken Street, Kensington

Thanks to the enthusiasm of Kensington’s community during Australia’s first pilot Play Streets event, Play Streets will be happening again this Sunday 13 September. CoDesign Studio in Collingwood, in conjunction of City of Melbourne and VicHealth, are turning car streets into Play Streets and giving families an opportunity to play, connect and learn. Once again Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and […]

The HOT List: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 – Best shows for kids under 5

The 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival is opening soon on in time for the September school holidays, from Wednesday 16 September to Sunday 4 October. This year’s children’s program features a jam-packed program of circus, puppetry, comedy, theatre. The Festival Hub is also being made family-friendly with the dancefloor at Bollywood Express, the first ever kids […]

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: NGV Under 4s, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria is a fantastic family-friendly destination and every month they run ‘NGV Under 4s‘, a specially developed program for young children where they get to discover the gallery through look and making activities with their parents/carers. The theme of each session changes every two months and are generally held on a […]

HOT: The Dad Cave – Father’s Day at Heide Museum of Modern Art

Do you remember the milk bottle igloo that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I built at Footscray Library as part of Build & Rebuild? Well for Father’s Day this year Sunday 6 September we are building another milk bottle igloo… at Heide Museum of Modern Art! This igloo is called ‘The Dad Cave’.  Come and […]

HOT: Melbourne Writers Festival 2015 Children’s Workshops, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Book Week is rocking schools and kinders this week and in Melbourne there’s even more bookish events with the Melbourne Writers Festival. Last weekend was the start of some amazing children’s workshops at Artplay and we attended two different, but equally enjoyable art classes with local illustrators. In Shake, Stir, Mix and Paint, illustrator Ann […]

HOT: Play by Narinda Cook, Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds

Play by Narinda Cook is a new free temporary exhibition in the atrium of Incinerator Gallery Moonee Ponds – and it’s as fun as the name suggests! Incinerator Gallery is the City of Moonee Valley’s centre for visual arts built inside an original incinerator designed by Walter Burley Griffin. You can still see the old […]

HOT: Find Me a Castle by Beci Orpin, Lamington Drive, 101a Sackville St, Collingwood

Find Me a Castle is Melbourne designer Beci Orpin’s first foray in children’s literature. It’s a bright and cheery interpretation of the classic look-and-find book, with lots of hidden things to discover on each page. Each double page has a theme – whether it’s a bathroom or the city of the seaside. The rollicking rhymes give […]

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