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. Dr Lorien Parker (‘Dr Loz’), a former award-winning medical research scientist with young kids of her own, holds weekly drop in science workshops for preschoolers (around 2.5 yo to 6 yo) […]

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 […]

HOT: Capturing the Cosmos, Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks, 2 Booker Ave, Spotswood

Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks is launching Capturing the Cosmos, a new planetarium show, tomorrow Tuesday 22 March and tonight I got a sneak peek. You’re in for a treat as it’s a beautiful production. All-sky astronomy is a new way of looking at the sky to better understand the universe and Australia is a world leader […]

HOT: Jurassic World: The Exhibition, Melbourne Museum, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton

The world premiere of Jurassic World: The Exhibition opens at Melbourne Museum tomorrow Saturday 19 March and from our sneak peek today I can assure you that it’s AMAZING. It’s a walk-through theatrical show combined with educational elements.  The exhibition is based on Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history and a movie […]

HOT: Phillip Island Penguin Parade, 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island

If you’re visiting Phillip Island the one must-do attraction is the Penguin Parade. For decades every night little penguins have returned home at sunset to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia and I remember seeing them as a child myself. Now there’s a way to appreciate this natural wonder without having to cower on […]

The HOT List: Best Cheap Fun in Melbourne with Kids 2015

Having fun with your kids doesn’t have to be expensive! To inspire you to get out and about this coming year, here’s a list of my Top 10 HOT cheap places to play this year (under $20 a head), all of which you can still visit in 2016. Bookmark it, save it, print it and tick […]

HOT: Australian Museum, 1 William St, Sydney

Australian Museum is Australia’s oldest museum, right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD opposite Hyde Park. If you’re in Sydney with young kids, then it’s a must do – mainly because of the excellent Kidspace for under 5s.   Australian Museum is housed inside a 19th century sandstone and to that extent it provides an […]

HOT: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo and Relaxed Performances at Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo is an educational, interactive and fun puppetry performance that takes children and adults on journey of learning about prehistoric creatures. The show tours locally and internationally and was most recently at Arts Centre Melbourne (with more Victorian dates later in the year). We were invited to a special ‘relaxed’ performance of Erth’s […]

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