NOT: Spurling Reserve, Western Bulldogs precinct, 411 Barkly St, West Footscray

The playground at Spurling Reserve is better known as the Bulldogs’ playground or Whitten Oval playground because it’s at the entrance of the Western Bulldogs complex at Whitten Oval. The precinct includes a clubhouse, canteen and child care centre. The fact that the Spurling Reserve playground is owned and managed by the Western Bulldogs means that […]

Scottish Fling Festival at Immigration Museum – Giveaway!

On Sunday 16 November the Immigration Museum will be holding a one-day Scottish Fling Festival to celebrate the launch of a new community exhibition exploring Scottish migration and culture in Victoria called Scots Wha Hae (Lowland Scots for ‘Scots Who Have’). The day is sure to be great fun for the whole family. Visitors can […]

HOT: Children’s Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra

The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is a fantastic free destination for Melbourne families. We are so lucky to have this wonderful sensory space that’s suitable for kids of all ages and physical abilities to play in, learn from and enjoy. The Children’s Garden features plants, water, structures and pathways that reflect […]

HOT: Surprise!, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Getting toddlers under two years to follow instructions and focus on a single task is a challenge. But artist Heidi Weatherald from Pocketfool has done a wonderful job with her sensory play workshop Surprise! at ArtPlay. The workshop is all about playing and experimenting with dots, find mind spots and circles – a shape that’s […]

HOT: Deep Oceans, Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood

Scienceworks have  just opened a new temporary exhibition Deep Oceans, sildenafil  a sea-themed exhibition with models and displays of strange and rarely seen deep sea creatures. We were invited to a preview. The exhibition is quite information heavy and will probably take at least an hour to absorb all the explanations. There are also several […]

Deep Oceans at Scienceworks – Giveaway!

Scienceworks have a new temporary exhibition opening next Saturday 25 October called ‘Deep Oceans’. Deep Oceans unlocks the mysterious world of strange and rarely seen deep sea creatures, with hands-on and interactive experiences, model displays and real specimens. Meet the Vampire Squid, Dragonfis, Sea Mouse, Fangtooth and Squat Lobster and other weird and wonderful animals […]

HOT: Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Express Yourself: Romance Was Born For Kids is the newest Children’s Gallery commission at the National Gallery of Victoria. Fashion designers Romance Was Born have turned the gallery space into a crazy kaleidoscope of colour which typifies the work of fashion mavericks Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett. An array of colourful sequins frames the entrance […]

HOT: Gunter Christmann: Now and Then. Heide Art Bubs, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen

After a long break we’ve finally made it back to Heide Art Bubs at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen. The twenty spots for these monthly creative and educational art sessions for 0-5 years get snapped up really quickly so it’s only been now we’ve been able to secure a ticket. October’s Heide Art […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 17 October to Thursday 23 October

This week there are loads of events for Children’s Week plus many adventures to be had in the city! (Photo from Carsten Holler’s Golden Mirror Carousel at NGV International). CBD / DOCKLANDS Carsten Holler’s Golden Mirror Carousel at Arts Centre Melbourne (Fri 10 Oct – Sun 1 Mar) – the spectacular life-size Golden Mirror Carousel offers visitors to Federation Court […]

HOT: Children’s Sing-a-long, Flemington Community Centre, 25 Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington

Flemington Community Centre is a large community space that offers a range of social, tadalafil recreational, clinic educational and community support activities for all members of the community, mind from children to adults. You don’t have to be a Flemington or Moonee Valley resident to attend and I’ve found their programs to be ridiculously affordable. […]

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