HOT: Little Kids’ Day In at Scienceworks, 2 Booker Ave, Spotswood + Giveaway!

Little Kids’ Day In is a special event held approximately each month at Scienceworks and is aimed at kids under five. Scienceworks is popular any day of the week but there’s a special atmosphere for Little Kids’ Day In, with one-off activities and shows amping up the excitement for kids and carers alike. Every month there is […]

HOT: Free Kids Baking Class, Brasserie Bread, 150 Thistlethwaite St, South Melbourne

Every month artisan bakers Brasserie Bread hold free kids baking classes in their South Melbourne studio. They are a fun and educational way to spend a Saturday morning with your kids. The best thing is you leave with delicious baked goodies at the end! During each class each child will learn to bake at least […]

HOT: NGV Car Wash, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Updated February 2017 A pink car wash has landed at National Gallery of Victoria! Check out the new Architecture Commission in the Sculpture Garden of NGV International. The 2016 Architecture Commission by Melbourne-based M@ STUDIO Architects is based on an actual car wash in Blackburn and is a large open-sided pavilion with five lanes of bright […]

The HOT List: Children’s Week 2016 Melbourne events

Children’s Week is a national celebration of the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children. This year events are running from Saturday 22 October to Sunday 30 October with the theme of children having the right to reliable information from the media. All Children’s Week  events are free for Victorian families with children aged 0-12 […]

HOT: Matilda the Musical, Princess Theatre, 163 Spring St, Melbourne

Matilda the Musical is the worldwide smash hit musical inspired by the famous Roald Dahl children’s book, adapted by Dennis Kelly and with music and lyrics by Australia’s own Tim Minchin. It is now playing in Melbourne until 1 November, after which it will move to Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Matilda the Musical first premiered […]

The HOT List: Top 13 Melbourne Festival 2016 events for families

The Melbourne Festival is Melbourne’s premier arts festival and is running from Thursday 6 October to Sunday 23 October with a special Welcome to Country ceremony on Wednesday 5 October at Federation Square.   Here are the best Melbourne Festival events for families.   1. Les Tambours De Feu The tradition of the Correfoc (fire-run) is one of the world’s […]

HOT: Foxtel Footy Festival, Yarra Park MCG, Marathon Way, East Melbourne

The Foxtel Footy Festival is a fantastic FREE event that showcases Melbourne’s food, music, movies, and of course, AFL football. It’s located in Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG and running for four days from Wednesday, September 28 until Grand Final day, Saturday, October 1. If you’re coming with kids then make a beeline […]

HOT: Wombat Pat and Play Wild Encounter, Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek Rd, Healesville

Next time you’re visiting Healesville Sanctuary, why not try something out of the ordinary? We certainly made the most of a recent visit, when we met an Australian icon at a Wombat Pat and Play wild encounter. When we arrived at the wombat enclosure the star of the show was playing prima donna, unwilling to join her fans. […]

HOT: Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra

Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre and arguably Australia’s best science museum, is a must-do for families visiting Canberra. The older your kids, the more they’ll get out of the eight different galleries with over 200 interactive displays. Questacon is spread out out over several levels. The general advice is to start from the top […]

HOT: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, May Gibbs’ tale of two cheeky gumnut babies and their friends, has been enchanting children since 1918. Now Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are live on stage and desperate to encounter a human – though only from a distance. We were invited to review the 55-minute production at the Arts Centre Melbourne. It has plenty […]

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