HOT: Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention, Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood + Giveaway!

My favourite English claymation characters Wallace and Gromit are in Melbourne for a cracking exhibition at Scienceworks. If you haven’t been to Scienceworks since you were in school, now is the time to go and take your kids. As evidenced by the preview night that I was invited to, Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention can be enjoyed by kids and adults […]

HOT: Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Yesterday the whole family trooped off to Readings Carlton so we could meet the Northern Irish artist, illustrator and writer, Oliver Jeffers and get him to autograph NKOTB’s copy of Lost and Found. The marketing collateral tells you that Lost and Found is a “magical tale of friendship and loneliness, a boy and a penguin”. Penguins are inherently cute animals and the naive […]

HOT: The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia, Melbourne Museum + Giveaway!

I lived in London for years and although I liked to visit the British Museum regularly I think I saw about 1/1000th of their vast collection. So I was quite excited to hear that a slice of the museum’s Middle East artefact collection was coming to Melbourne for the Melbourne Museum‘s winter exhibition for 2012, The Wonders […]

HOT: Melbourne Museum Membership

I’ve previously written about one of the best kid’s destinations in Melbourne before, the Melbourne Museum. Well, last week we joined as members of Museum Victoria, which gives us unlimited access to Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, Immigration Museum and Royal Exhibition Building (tours only) for $70 per household for 12 months. We live within walking distance of Melbourne Museum and with the onset of […]

HOT: Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Observatory Precinct, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra

Before NKOTB Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens used to be the location for after-work power walks, romantic dusk strolls and Moonlight Cinema. I didn’t even know that it had a Children’s Garden. Which means it’s working because this dedicated space for families contains most of the squealing kids, double prams and sprawling picnics in one place, […]

HOT: An Excellent Adventure, NGV Kids Space, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

**CLOSED** NGV International is a great destination for kids and families and the dedicated creative space for children NGV Kids Space has just opened with a new exhibition called ‘An Excellent Adventure’ in time for the school holidays. The two room space has been updated with artefacts and artworks from the NGV’s collection with the […]

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. […]

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