Sunshine Children’s Garden – Free Construction Play Event – Saturday 4 July 2015

Sunshine Children’s Garden a free hands-on construction play event that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I are hosting Saturday 4 July 2015 at Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre. Sunshine Children’s Garden is inspired by the industrial gardens built for workers of the Sunshine Harvester Works factory in the 1900s. Children aged 3­-12 years are invited to help rebuild […]

NOT: 79 Jump Street, 656 Somerville Rd, Sunshine West

Trampoline parks are a great venue to take kids when it’s cold and wet outside, discount so Lady AB and I recently visited 79 Jump Street in Sunshine West. This indoor trampoline playground is located in a business park in the middle of nowhere. That means it’s lots of free parking right outside and if […]

HOT: Sunshine Roller Skating Centre, 38 McIntyre Rd, Sunshine

If you were a child of the 80s (like me) then relive your childhood memories with your kids now at Sunshine Roller Skating Centre! This old-school roller skating rink is definitely a throwback to a bygone era. Other than the pop music on the speakers, ask it could have been circa 1989. You still have […]

HOT: Open House: Tromarama for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Open House: Tromarama for Kids is NGV International’s newest children’s gallery exhibition. Indonesian contemporary art collective Tromarama (Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans and Ruddy Hatumena), have truly built a house of fun! The fantastical space features five fully furnished rooms – a kitchen, dining room, courtyard, bedroom and bathroom. The whole house comes to life and […]

HOT: ‘Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family’ at Scienceworks – Giveaway!

Sciencework’s newest is opening next Saturday 23 of May and it’s going to be ‘roar’some! Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family is a fun, informative and interactive exhibition showcasing how the latest dinosaur discoveries have transformed our view of these fascinating ancient creatures. Check out “Scotty” the Tyrannosaurus rex…. View over 10 life-sized dinosaur skeletons and a range of fossil specimens […]

HOT: Ink Play with Robert Lee Davis, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

One of Artplay’s current under 5s workshops is a fantastic one we attended called ‘Ink Play’. Ink Play was run by artist Robert Lee Davis (who had a great rapport with the kids) and was inspired by NGV’s exhibition –Mambo: 30 years of shelf-indulgence which has just closed. The activity was relatively simple – teaching […]

HOT: The Library at the Dock and Buluk Park, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands

One of our favourite libraries in Melbourne is The Library at the Dock at Victoria Harbour, Docklands. If ever a library was sexy, this is it. It’s currently hidden amongst a several construction sites – but once you navigate your way through the building and its surroundings are spectacular. On various visits it has never been used to […]

Musical Sprouts family concerts – Giveaway!

Musical Sprouts are a concert series for babies and toddlers aged 0 – 5 and their families started by new mum Bridget a’Beckett. The 45 minute concerts feature original songs, Disney and musical theatre favourites and are performed by three professional singers and live instruments. The session also includes some activities to keep little bodies […]

What’s On in Melbourne – Friday 10 April to Thursday 16 April

It’s the final countdown to the end of the school holidays but there’s still lots of fun events continuing after the school terms starts. (Photo from Brick Man Experience). CBD/Docklands The Very Big Laugh Out Loud at Federation Square (Fri 27 March – Sun 19 April) – Get a belly full of laughs at Fed Square […]

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 […]

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