What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 1 August to Thursday 7 August

Get out and about in the first week of August with these special activities and events. (Photo from our recent trip to Scienceworks, nurse one of the events this week) CBD / Docklands Docklands Winter Fireworks (Fri 4 Jul – Tue 29 Aug) – Happening every Friday night at 7pm during July and August. There’s […]

When Playtime is Screentime at Laneway Learning – Giveaway!

Touch screens have changed everything in our lives, including how children play and learn. (See our  guest post on Why Failing to Embrace Technology Will Reduce Your Connection With Your Kids) Laneway Learning Melbourne are holding a class called ‘When Playtime is Screentime‘ on Monday 30 June. Jo Tarasuik is a developmental researcher and will delve into […]

HOT: Dinosaur Adventures, Gate 20, Caulfield Racecourse, Station St, Caulfield

The dinosaurs have come to Melbourne with Dinosaur Adventures! Under a big top at Caulfield Racecourse you’ll find a prehistoric world with life-sized dinosaurs coming alive with animatronics along with other dinosaur-related activities like model-building, sick paleontology digs and dinosaur bouncy castles. I went to Dinosaur Adventures just with Lady AB and as she’s just over […]

HOT: Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, 101 Waterfront way, Docklands

The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is a fun outing if you have kids. The ‘if you have kids’ is the main point to note, so this HOT review comes with some conditions. The Melbourne Star Observation Wheels is a 30 minute ride on a giant wheel with enclosed glass pods. It’s 40 storeys high and provides expansive […]

Scienceworks Family Pass – Giveaway!

Scienceworks in Spotswood is positively bursting at the seams with school holiday activities this Autumn, healing from Saturday 5 April to Monday 21 April! It’s open the whole of the Easter long weekend as well (except Good Friday) so now is a great time to visit the museum. Exhibitions Rescue New temporary exhibition. Read our […]

Melbourne Events and Activities for Families and Kids – April 2014

I’m experimenting with a new weekly blog post – it’ll be a listicle of family and kid-friendly events happening around Melbourne suitable for under 5s (as my kids are 3 years old and 1 year old). I figured since I keep a list of events for my own reference I might as well share my […]

HOT: Think Ahead, Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood

Think Ahead is Scienceworks newest permanent exhibition and it focuses on children, find technology and their ideas of what the future holds for them.  Think Ahead covers big themes – communication; medicine and health; music and sound; food; natural systems; transport; space; cities; daily life; and money – and explores them in small bite-sized pieces. The […]

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