HOT: Bounce Inc, 2 Weir St, Glen Iris

My most recent playdate was at Bounce Inc, clinic an indoor trampoline park at Glen Iris (other locations around Australia too). Unfortunately I hadn’t done my research so didn’t realise that only kids 3+ years were allowed on the trampolines (unlike Altona’s FlipOut trampoline arena). So my friend and I were stuck with two 18 month […]

HOT: JP Junior Everlasting Books, 355 Somerville Rd, Yarraville

JP Junior Everlasting Books is an iconic children’s bookshop in a quiet strip in Kingsville run by Dharma, advice stomach the daughter of one of the original owners of Readings in Carlton. Kingsville you say? You’ll note that their address is actually now ‘Yarraville’ because as of tomorrow Thursday 17 July they will be in […]

HOT: Open House Melbourne 2014 Kids Program – Picks for under 5s

Open House Melbourne have released their kids program for the weekend of festivities on 26/27 July 2014. My picks for the best Open House Melbourne venues for under 5s are: 1. the rarely open to the public Athenaeum Library and the papercut art of Kyoko Imazu; 2. behind the scenes tour of the exhibition and graphic design departments of […]

HOT: Cirque Disarray by Born in a Taxi, The Substation, 2 Market St, Newport

The Substation in Newport are hosting some special family-friendly shows these school holidays and today we were invited to watch Cirque Disarray performed by Born in a Taxi. There is only one more performance of the show tomorrow Friday 11 July 10am and I urge you to get tickets while you can. The show was kitschy […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 11 July to Thursday 17 July

  It’s the last run-up before the end of the July school holidays, which means still lots of fun things to do as a family. Plus don’t forget Bastille Day on 14 July, a great excuse to celebrate all things French! (Photo from Gaspard and Lisa review). CBD/Docklands Circus Oz at Birrarung Marr (Wed 18 […]

HOT: PlayHut Party and Play Centre, Westgate Indoor Sports, Cnr Grieve Pde and Dohertys Rd, Altona North

PlayHut Party and Play Centre at Westgate Indoor Sports Altona was not the most flashy indoor play centre that we’ve been to, unhealthy but it had several things going for it which makes it a great cold weather/wet weather destinations for energetic 0-6 year olds. Firstly, sale it only cost $5 for under 2s and […]

HOT: Pirate Ship Playground, Riverside Park, 118 The Boulevard, Aberfeldie

HOT: Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove, Hisense Arena, Melbourne & Olympic Parks, Olympic Blvd, Melbourne

A visit to Disney On Ice is one of those golden childhood memories which brings a smile to most people who talk about it. I still remember my trips to see Disney on Ice more than 25 years ago as a child and the excitement it brought to tiny Launceston which didn’t even have a […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and kids – Friday 4 July to Thursday 10 July – School holiday week 2

How have you enjoyed/survived the first week of school holidays? Here’s what on for a second week of fun for families and under 5s. (Picture from our recent trip to the Immigration Museum). CBD/Docklands Circus Oz at Birrarung Marr (Wed 18 Jun – Sun 13 Jul) – Performed within a spectacular large-scale set inspired by an […]

HOT: Dinosaur Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra

During the July school holidays the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne has been taken over by dinosaurs! On Thursday 3 July and Tuesday 8 July RBG are holding a special kids program for 3-5 year olds called ‘Dinosaur Gardens‘. The sessions are sold out but there is a waiting list so you may be lucky. When we booked […]

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