HOT: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Queen Victoria Market, cnr Victoria and Elizabeth St, Melbourne

This Easter the Queen Victoria Market is holding a free childrens event – a Mad Hatters Tea Party with performances by the Mad Hatter, Alice and the wickedly scary Queen of Hearts. A part of L shed has been transformed into Wonderland, complete with flamingos, magic toadstools and of course a large table set for […]

HOT: Sweets Festival, Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne

Yesterday we joined the multicultural throngs at the Immigration Museum to visit the Sweets Festival, a one-day festival of food, games and music celebrating the eating and preparing of sweets from around the world and the opening of the Immigration Museum‘s new exhibition Sweets: tastes and traditions from many cultures. While the crowds caused NKOTB to be […]

HOT: Melbourne Museum Children’s Gallery + Giveaway

Product Talk by Nuffnang Melbourne Museum is one of my must-do recommendations in Melbourne for families with kids. As well as the usual exhibitions of fossils, forests and Phar Lap, the Children’s Gallery is a kid-friendly space aimed at teaching mainly 3-8 year olds about natural history, with an adjoining undercover play area housing old-fashioned […]

HOT: Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, Southbank, Brisbane

Given that we live in Melbourne this blog is very Melbourne-centric. But we do travel occasionally (especially to Queensland where our extended families live) and sometimes we come across fabulous places and things outside Melbourne that we feel deserve a mention on the blog. The Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane is one of them. […]

HOT: Springhill Farm Gluten Free Kids Baking Kit + Giveaway!

It must be hard for kiddies who have food allergies or intolerances when it comes to party food. No birthday cake for the coeliac. No peanut butter sandwiches for the nut allergic. No ice cream for the dairy-free. Luckily, Springhill Farm have created Australia’s first gluten free kids baking kit for food sensitive kids. The […]

HOT: Children’s Week Picnic, Werribee Park, Gate 2, K Road, Werribee

When I was small and asked my parents why there was Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day but no Children’s Day, their reply (which they must teach at Parenting 101) was ‘Every day is Children’s Day.’ So I was quite surprised to discover that there was such a thing as Children’s Week. In fact, it’s a […]

HOT: This [Baby] Life, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

I’ve mentioned the great programs at ArtPlay before and today we attended a lovely concert called This [Baby] Life. It’s Australia’s first performance work for 4 to 18 month old children and has been developed by a group of Adelaide artists headed by Sally Chance. What made this concert unusual was that for certain segments […]

HOT: Baby Bounce, State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne

Lots of local libraries run storytimes but for a fun trip into the city the State Library of Victoria hold Baby Bounce on a Wednesday morning 10:30am every fortnight. Baby Bounce is a baby story time session for kids under 2 years. A couple of the librarians run it and they go through stories, songs and rhymes which are designed to help […]

HOT: Play Again Mums and Bubs session Giveaway

Last week I mentioned that the Environmental Film Festival Melbourne is screening a Mum and Bubs session Play Again, a documentary which explores the impact of screen time on children (check out the trailer here). The movie is on Friday 14 October at 12pm at Kino Cinemas, 45 Collins St Melbourne. If you haven’t got your tickets already then here’s your chance to win […]

HOT: Play Again at Environmental Film Festival Melbourne 2012

One of the mums from my mothers group is a committee member for the Environmental Film Festival Melbourne. This year, hospital thanks to her efforts, cialis there will be a Mum and Bubs session of one of the films which is particularly relevant for those with kids. Children these days are more likely to play […]

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