HOT: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne, Level 2, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne is the ultimate indoor LEGO play space that’s opened in Chadstone Shopping Centre. It’s going to be a big hit in Melbourne as the weather turns colder (or when we get a summer heatwave). I’m invited to a preview event ahead of the public opening today at 12pm and we stay […]

HOT: pARk by Mosster, Eastland Shopping Centre, 171 – 175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Since the renovation and revamp of Eastland shopping centre in 2016 I’ve noticed that they’ve really been creating some exciting and unique experiences for school holidays. Their holiday programs aren’t just the usual workshops you’ll find elsewhere – they often work with artists and creators to develop children’s programming that’s unique and exciting. This week at […]

HOT: Screen Worlds, ACMI Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne

ACMI stands for the Australian Centre for Moving Image and it’s Australia’s national museum for film, television, video games, digital culture and art. The free Screen Worlds exhibition is a fantastic destination for families. I had always assumed that Screen Worlds was a historical display and thus aimed at older kids who could read exhibition […]

HOT: School holidays at SciencePlay Kids, MREAM Studios, 32 Hampstead Rd, Maidstone

SciencePlay Kids is a fantastically fun lab space at the MREAM art studios in Maidstone where kids can learn about and explore scientific concepts with Dr Lorien Parker, a scientist (and mother).  SciencePlay Kids started it in late November 2016 with toddler and preschooler classes and the response has been amazing so ‘Dr Loz’ is holding school holiday programs for older […]

HOT: Test Lab, Lego Robotics Workshop and Scienceworks School Holidays Program, 2 Booker Ave, Spotswood

Scienceworks have an amazing temporary pop up space called Test Lab inviting families to explore everything about robots! Test Lab is a maker space for children and is included in general museum entry. You can drop in for general tinkering in the Shed which has open constructive play using a variety of kid-friendly materials, be inspired by what […]

HOT: Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery, Melbourne Museum, Nicholson St, Carlton

The new Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery at Melbourne Museum is open after a complete redevelopment that has resulted in a world-class immersive learning and play experience. The new gallery features more than 2000 square metres of indoor and outdoor play spaces, with input from children, early childhood educators, playground creators, landscape designers and many more […]

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: 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: 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: 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 […]

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