What’s On for Kids – Friday 20 March to Thursday 26 March

Just one week to go before school holidays but still loads of fun events on this week, including the launch of my artist-in-residence project Build & Rebuild. Looking ahead, check out the bumper guide to What’s On at Easter for kids. CBD/DOCKLANDS Sticky Fingers at Queen Victoria Market (Sun 22 Mar) – celebration of all […]

HOT: Williamstown Farmer’s Market, Robertson Reserve, cnr Coles and Hanmer Sts, Williamstown

One the second and fourth Sunday of every month Regional Farmers’ Markets (RFM) run the Williamstown Farmer’s Market. Forty or so stallholders set up in a circle in Robertson Reserve and sell all sorts of delicious, local and seasonal produce. What makes this farmer’s market particularly kid-friendly is that in the middle of the open […]

FREE Family-friendly tour of Footscray – with me!

Maribyrnong City Council regularly run ‘Westside Discovery Tours’, a series of FREE tours for locals and visitors to introduce them to the secrets of Melbourne’s west side. (Read about some of their previous tours here and here). New tours are available for booking from today and I will be leading not one, but two tours! With my […]

HOT: The River is Flowing and Straight line, Curvy line, Artplay, Birrarung Marr

Artplay run a regular program of interesting and stimulating creative activities for under 5s. One of the best art workshops we’ve attended were the ones run last week by Avis Gardner and Dominic Belvedere, two specialist art teachers from The University of Melbourne Early Learning Centre in Abbotsford. The River is Flowing and Straight line, […]

HOT: Spotlight’s National Craft Month – 28 February to 29 March 2015

Believe it or not, buy I was once an avid crafter. As a child and into my early teens I used to knit, purchase embroider, sale sew, cross-stitch and long-stitch. March is Spotlight’s National Craft Month and I’m going to use it as an opportunity to rediscover my love of craft! Every weekend in March, […]

HOT: White, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

White is a whimsical and utterly charming theatrical experience for under 5s which is playing for a limited season at Arts Centre Melbourne. It comes to Melbourne via other international cities and Sydney from award-winning Scottish children’s theatre company Catherine Wheels. The 35 minute performance takes place in the Playhouse Rehearsal Room, which means your […]

HOT: Gardiner Reserve, Haines St, North Melbourne

Gardiner Reserve was surprisingly empty on our visit, despite it being one of only two playgrounds in North Melbourne – an area that is increasingly filled with young families. The playground and surrounding grassy area were neat and tidy and it’s separated into three different areas. For toddlers there is a fort with various things to climb and slide, […]

HOT: Little Foodies Corner, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2015

Note all Little Foodies Corner workshops are sold out but there is always the chance of no-shows on the day (three kids didn’t turn up for our workshop). If you’re in the area or visiting the Artisan Bakery & Bar it’s worth dropping in to see if there’s space left. The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival […]

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: 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 […]

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