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 […]

HOT: July School Holidays at Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne

For the July school holidays the Immigration Museum is holding a series of activities called Toys and Games from Many Cultures. We took along Lady AB because by coincidence she is really interested in babushkas and kites at the moment, but left Baby 2.0 at home as he is too young to sit still and […]

School Holidays at The Substation Newport – Mudcakes and Cirque Disarray giveaway!

For the July school holidays The Substation in Newport will be presenting some special family-friendly shows. From Wednesday 9 July to Friday 11 July there will be two shows – Monkey Magic (performed by The Mudcakes) and Cirque Disarray (performed by Born in a Taxi). The Mudcakes are Australian children’s entertainers and their quirky, fantastic […]

What’s on in Melbourne suburbs for families and kids – Thursday 26 June to Sunday 13 July – School holiday edition

  Part 2 of the bumper school holiday activities for under 5s which covers Melbourne’s north, south, east, west. For activities in the CBD click here. (Photo from our visit to Dinosaur Adventures). NORTH All for Kids Market at Diamond Creek (Sat 28 Jun) – 50 stalls with handmade, new and pre-loved items for babies […]

What’s on in Melbourne CBD for families and kids – Thursday 26 June to Sunday 13 July – School holiday edition

This week you get a bumper events listing because it’s school holidays! Many toddlers and preschoolers have their regular activities and kinder classes stop during term break. So here are some ideas to keep everyone entertained during the whole period of school holidays, sorted by location and date order. (Photo from our visit to Mr. Men Little […]

HOT: ‘Bring Your Bub’ Photography Tour of Footscray, Westside Discovery Tour with Culture Mamas

Every 3 months Maribyrnong City Council hold free ‘Westside Discovery Tours’ where locals and visitors can discover the hidden secrets of Melbourne’s inner west. One of the sold out tours that I attended was the ‘Bring Your Bub’ Photography Tour of Footscray which was held in conjunction with Culture Mamas. Photographer Terry Murphy led 8 […]

When Playtime is Screentime at Laneway Learning – Giveaway!

Touch screens have changed everything in our lives, including how children play and learn. (See our  guest post on Why Failing to Embrace Technology Will Reduce Your Connection With Your Kids) Laneway Learning Melbourne are holding a class called ‘When Playtime is Screentime‘ on Monday 30 June. Jo Tarasuik is a developmental researcher and will delve into […]

HOT: Mathamazing, Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood

Scienceworks is one of our favourite cold weather/wet weather haunts and you should check out the temporary exhibition Mathamazing before it closes on Monday 14 July. Mathamazing is a travelling exhibition developed by the fabulous Questacon, discount The National Science and Technology Centre, capsule in Canberra. It explores how mathematics is part of our daily […]

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