HOT: Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers, Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton

Something’s a-buzz at Melbourne Museum…it’s Bug Lab! Discover the world beneath your feet with Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers, an exhibition which brings the secret world bugs to life. Learn about and admire these tiny creatures with interactive hands-on activities, incredibly life-like large-scale sculptures and immersive soundscapes. The exhibition presents six large-scale bugs: Orchid Mantis, Bombardier Beetle, Jewel […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Free Winter School Holiday Events in Melbourne

School holidays can be an expensive affair, so here’s a list of my Top 12 free school holiday events for Winter. LEGO City Play Zone Harbour Town (Mon 3 Jul – Sun 16 Jul) – free giant life size LEGO City Play Zone with free building, ipad games, photo ops. Full review. Bricks 4 Kids […]

LightTime at Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood – Giveaway!

LightTime is a new interactive exhibition at Scienceworks that explores the phenomena of light and optics through the display of dynamic and arresting interactive works and art-based installation. It is a different experience to anything Scienceworks have ever produced before! Eleven Melbourne based artists have created hypnotic and mesmerising works that invite visitors to explore the phenomena […]

HOT: Clip n Climb, 144 Murphy St, Richmond

If the kids are going stir crazy indoors and climbing the walls then get them climbing ACTUAL walls at Clip n Climb in Richmond. Clip n Climb is an indoor rock climbing centre with 37 climbing challenges plus two extra, more daring, activities called the Leap of Faith and Vertical Drop. Clip n Climb is […]

The HOT List: 7 Best Places to Enjoy Snow Play and Ski near Melbourne

Winter is here and the Victorian snow season has begun! Here’s a list of the best places to enjoy snow play and ski near Melbourne.   Mt Donna Buang   The summit of Mt Donna Buang is a great first experience of snow, because it’s close to Melbourne at 1 hour 45 minute drive and […]

HOT: Little Big Shots, ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

Little Big Shots is Australia’s premier film festival for kids and every year it brings the best of kids’ short films to ACMI. This year we are invited to the Opening Night to watch The Best of the Fest, the best films from the festival as voted by the LBS Kids’ Jury. These short films are the best from […]

HOT: Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves, La Di Da, 577 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

Parents: If you think your days of clubbing are over, think again! Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves are a popular family-friendly dance party phenomenon in the UK and they’ve launched Family Raves in Australia. I dig out all the reflective gear I own for Lady AB and I to wear for the party theme […]

HOT: 9Fest at The Dream Factory, 90 Maribyrnong St, Footscray

The Dream Factory in Footscray is Melbourne’s first space dedicated to design, technology, social impact and community-building activities. The former site of Lonely Planet along the Maribyrnong River is now a creative hub for Melbourne’s west, thanks to Inspire9. Inspire9 are celebrating the official opening of Inspire9 Footscray at The Dream Factory with a month-long […]

HOT: Montsalvat 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham

Montsalvat is a European-style artist colony in Eltham which was established in the 30s and is still a thriving arts community today. The parkland features unique European-style buildings set among bushland, numerous galleries and a cafe.  The Boulevard at Montsalvat is the on-site cafe and a separate enterprise that you can enter without paying the […]

The HOT List: Best 8 Cinemas For Kids In Melbourne

When I was pregnant one of the regular pieces of advice I got from parents was ‘go to the movies while you still can!’ Fortunately having kids hasn’t completely curbed my cinephile habits and a number of Melbourne’s cinemas cater particularly well for kids. Note that you can often get discounts at many of these […]

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