What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 29 August to Thursday 4 September

It’s the last week of winter and first taste of Spring! Enjoy your week with hopefully some balmy Spring weather. Saturday 30 August is Melbourne Day with lots of events happening around the city. (Photo from a recent visit to Scienceworks). CBD / DOCKLANDS Pastello: Draw Act at Children’s Gallery at NGV International (Sat 10 May – 31 […]

HOT: Bark! Bark! Bark! A Treehouse exhibition, Melbourne Writers Festival 2014, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

ArtPlay are holding a free exhibition of original illustrations, pilule prints and preliminary works by Terry Denton from the famous Treehouse series created with Andy Griffiths, story  coinciding with the Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 (21-31 August). While the books are aimed at 6-12 years and so we haven’t got to them with Lady AB yet, Bark! Bark! Bark! still […]

HOT: Alphabet City Melbourne and Letters from Melbourne by Maree Coote

The Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 is on 21-31 August and there are several sessions which are focused on kids and families. Lady AB and I attended Alphabet City Melbourne at ArtPlay where we got to learn our ABCs with author and illustrator Maree Coote. Maree is the author and illustrator of When you go to […]

HOT: Melbourne Market Week – Program Picks for families and under 5s

Market Week is a week-long celebration of Melbourne’s best-loved markets and this year’s theme is ‘Our Global Community’. Special events celebrating the multicultural tastes, sights, smells and sounds at Queen Victoria Market, South Melbourne Market, Prahran Market and Dandenong Market are running from Saturday 6 September to Sunday 14 September. Here are my picks of the events suitable […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 22 August to Thursday 28 August

Here are a list of fun activities and events for the last official week of winter! It’s your final opportunity to catch the NGV’s excellent children’s exhibitions Pastello: Draw Act (see photo) and Fashion Detective: Come into the Parlour  plus the Melbourne Writers Festival children & families programming starts this week. CBD / Docklands Pastello: Draw Act at Children’s Gallery […]

HOT: Chinese Playgroup, Kensington Neighbourhood House, 89 McCracken Street, Kensington

I am trying to teach my kids to be bilingual so I am constantly on the lookout for Chinese, particularly Cantonese, playgroups and other resources. The kids don’t get much exposure to Cantonese in their everyday lives. Only I speak to them in Chinese as I’m not able to read Chinese books to them and […]

Silvers Circus in Melbourne – Giveaway!

Silvers Circus in on the road again and coming to Burvale and Richmond soon after full houses in regional Victoria and South Australia. Silvers Circus has been touring Australia since 1976 with their brand of family entertainment and fun. Their latest 2 hour show features artists from around the globe, view including the new Wheel […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 15 August to Thursday 21 August

Mid-way through August and lots of fun events for the whole family! (Photo from our previous visit to Heide Art Bubs). CBD / DOCKLANDS love2read/Reading Hour at Reader’s Feast (Sun 17 Aug) – The Reading Hour is an initiative that promotes reading with and to children. In the lead up to The Reading Hour on […]

HOT: Maribyrnong Park playground, The Boulevard, Moonee Ponds

Maribyrnong Park is a large reserve that borders the Maribyrnong River that’s popular for families because of the all abilities playground adjoined by The Boathouse cafe. The wooden adventure playground has a nautical theme suitable for its surroundings and is divided into two sections. At the top of the slope is a large structure with […]

HOT: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014 – Program picks for under 5s

The 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival  program has been launched and there are lots of great kids shows happening between Wednesday 17 September and Sunday 5 October. Melbourne Fringe Festival is an open-access, multi-arts independent arts festival and in the program you’ll find anything from circus, comedy, dance, cabaret, music to visual arts. Here are my picks for […]

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