HOT: Christmas Wunderland, Highpoint Shopping Centre, Level 1, 120-200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong

This Christmas Highpoint Shopping Centre is doing something a little different beyond the Santa photos and candy canes. Christmas Wunderland is an interactive festive experience that engages all your senses in a fun and quirky way. We were invited to preview the experience before it opens to the public and can guarantee that young and […]

HOT: Gingerbread Village by EPICURE, Melbourne Town Hall, cnr Little Collins & Swanston Streets, Melbourne

Day 1 of the TOT Christmas Activity Advent Calendar is the Gingerbread Village by EPICURE! This popular display is open at Melbourne Town Hall from Thursday 1 December to Saturday 24 December and it’s an event not to be missed. The village takes EPICURE’s Executive Pastry Chef Deniz Karaca plus three chefs working full time for three months to build. […]

HOT: SciencePlay Kids, MREAM Studios, 32 Hampstead Rd, Maidstone

   SciencePlay Kids is a studio and laboratory space in Maidstone that encourages children to explore scientific concepts in a fun and creative way. Lorien Parker, a medical research scientist with young kids of her own, holds weekly drop in science workshops for preschoolers (around 2.5 yo to 6 yo) inside the MREAM art studios […]

HOT: Santa’s Christmas Spectacular, Wonderland Spiegeltent at Melbourne Star, Docklands + Giveaway!

Santa’s Christmas Spectacular at the Wonderland Spiegeltent at Docklands is a festive delight for kids and adults alike. In the shadow of the Melbourne Star, the Wonderland Spiegeltent is a decadent setting for the show, which features an energetic and highly talented cast of six as well as a rocking Christmas soundtrack. When the Christmas […]

HOT: Gasworks Spring Sundays, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham St, Albert Park

On three Sundays in November (13, 20 and 27 November) Gasworks Arts Park are hosting a free family-friendly event called ‘Gasworks Spring Sundays‘. The program is chock full of arty and creative experience for families plus food trucks, wine tasting and live music. During our visit on the first Sunday 13 November we try our hand at coppersmithing with […]

HOT: Book Swap Bike’s Little Big Ideas, Think West Children’s Day, VU at Metrowest, Footscray

Think West is a new festival of philosophy and culture across Melbourne’s inner west produced by The School of Life and Highpoint Shopping Centre from 6-20 November. The program features more than 40 workshops, tours, classes and special events produced in association with a broad range of organisations with a connection to Melbourne’s inner west. I’m excited to […]

The HOT List: Cooking Classes in Melbourne for kids

I think that cooking is a life skill that every person should learn. And the earlier you can foster a love of good food and cooking the better! In my experience kids love to cook and getting them in the kitchen helps them appreciate where their food comes from and the effort required to cook […]

HOT: Dinosaur World, Cnr Frankston-Flinders Rd and O’Neills Road, Somerville

Dinosaur World Somerville is a must-do for brave little dino fans, with its collection of animatronic dinosaurs setting up home in the Australian bush! A T-Rex greets you as you enter the gates (which is also incongruously the entrance for the Somerville Christmas Tree Farm). Then pay your entry fee at the tempting dino-themed toy […]

HOT: Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria’s newest FREE kids exhibition Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids is opening tomorrow Friday 21 October to coincide with the main exhibition Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists. The exhibition encourages children to explore their creativity through interactive multimedia activities and paper craft and we got a sneak peek today. The entrance is dominated by […]

The HOT List: Family friendly Halloween Melbourne events

Boo! Halloween is a fun event in Melbourne for kids (and the young at heart) and this year it falls on the Melbourne Cup long weekend. Here’s a list of the family-friendly Halloween events happening all over Melbourne. Check your local library for Halloween related story-time and events too.   CBD Shocktoberfest Kids’ Sunday (Sun 30 […]

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