What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 15 August to Thursday 21 August

Mid-way through August and lots of fun events for the whole family! (Photo from our previous visit to Heide Art Bubs). CBD / DOCKLANDS love2read/Reading Hour at Reader’s Feast (Sun 17 Aug) – The Reading Hour is an initiative that promotes reading with and to children. In the lead up to The Reading Hour on […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 8 August to Thursday 14 August

Get busy during these frosty days with fun events for the whole family! Photo from our visit to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie’s Hot Chocolate Festival. CBD / DOCKLANDS National Bookshop Day at Dymocks Melbourne (Sat 9 Aug) – Meet your favourite book and comic characters with cosplayers from The Melbourne Costume Group, enjoy a visit from […]

HOT: National Bookshop Day 2014 – events for kids

Next Saturday 9 August is National Bookshop Day, remedy which celebrates bookshops in the community. Bookshops around the country will be hosting events, book readings and a wide range of other fun activities. Find out what’s going on in your nearest independent bookshop via Facebook. Here’s what happening in some of Melbourne’s best children’s bookshops: The […]

HOT: Too Hot for Spots, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Too Hot for Spots is the latest book by Melbourne based award-winning author and illustrator Mini Goss. The book is the second in the series which features her knitted literary creations, malady Barry and Stella. Until Sunday 17 August, doctor ArtPlay at Birrarung Marr are holding a free exhibition of Mini Goss’ work. In the […]

HOT: JP Junior Everlasting Books, 355 Somerville Rd, Yarraville

JP Junior Everlasting Books is an iconic children’s bookshop in a quiet strip in Kingsville run by Dharma, advice stomach the daughter of one of the original owners of Readings in Carlton. Kingsville you say? You’ll note that their address is actually now ‘Yarraville’ because as of tomorrow Thursday 17 July they will be in […]

HOT: Dinosaur Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra

During the July school holidays the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne has been taken over by dinosaurs! On Thursday 3 July and Tuesday 8 July RBG are holding a special kids program for 3-5 year olds called ‘Dinosaur Gardens‘. The sessions are sold out but there is a waiting list so you may be lucky. When we booked […]

HOT: July School Holidays at Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne

For the July school holidays the Immigration Museum is holding a series of activities called Toys and Games from Many Cultures. We took along Lady AB because by coincidence she is really interested in babushkas and kites at the moment, but left Baby 2.0 at home as he is too young to sit still and […]

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 […]

Play! Kids Fest at Immigration Museum – Giveaway!

On Sunday 6 July the Immigration Museum is holding a one-day only event for kids during the school holidays. It’s called Play! Kids Fest and it’s all about getting kids to engage with toys and games from all over the world. On the day kids will have the opportunity to get involved in fun workshops and performances, […]

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 […]

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