HOT: Australia Day at Government House, Government House Dr, Melbourne

Every year on Australia Day, the official residence of Victoria’s Governor-General, Government House, opens its doors and the gardens to the public. It’s one of the best things to do with kids on Australia Day and all the activities are free! This is the one opportunity for the community to visit the historic house and […]

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: States of Blue: West Projections Festival 2016

West Projections Festival 2016 is a free projection festival which returning for the third year in a row to light up Footscray’s streets. From Monday 15 August to Sunday 11 of September 2016, be immersed in the colour blue through a series of video projections and sound pieces in the streets of Footscray. States of Blue: West Projections Festival will illuminate creative spaces, […]

The HOT List: 10 Tips for Visiting Open House Melbourne with Kids

  Open House Melbourne Weekend is an annual winter event that gives people the opportunity to access and experience great design and architecture in Melbourne. This year’s program extends the widest ever geographical area and there are houses, infrastructure and landscapes to visit over two days – Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July 2017. […]

HOT: Gertrude Street Projection Festival 15 July – 24 July 2016, Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Gertrude Street Projection Festival is an annual free light, sound and art exhibition celebrating winter on one of Melbourne’s most vibrant streets. Shop fronts, laneways, windows and footpaths light up for a self-guided walking tour of Fitzroy and Collingwood from Friday 15 July to Sunday 24 July.    I first took Lady AB to Gertrude […]

HOT: Little Red Train, Werribee Park, K Road, Werribee South + Giveaway!

Little Red Train Werribee is an electric trackless train ride that all the family can take within picturesque Werribee Park. The cute train takes you on a 1.2km loop around the picturesque gardens of historic Werribee Mansion, sweeping by the duck ponds, parterre gardens and Shadowfax Wines. We were invited to have a go and it’s great fun for little kids and the young-at-heart. […]

HOT: Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Depot, 8 Wallen Rd, Hawthorn

Melbourne has one of the oldest and most extensive still existing tram networks in the world and the Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Tram Depot is a quintessential Melbourne experience that not many people seem to know about. Entry is by gold coin donation so it’s a cheap day out too! The Melbourne Tram Museum […]

HOT: Bundoora Park Farm, 1069 Plenty Road, Bundoora

Bundoora Park Farm is part of Cooper’s Settlement and provides an authentic farm experience for children and families within Bundoora Park, the largest park in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. At the farm you can touch, pat and feed some of the farm animals, take a tractor ride to see the kangaroos and emus or explore early […]

HOT: Fire Services Museum, 39 Gisborne St, East Melbourne

I don’t know what it is with little boys but all the ones I seem to know are fascinated by fire engines (or vehicles in general actually). If that’s the case with your little boy (or girl) then head to the Fire Services Museum in East Melbourne and give them a thrill! The Fire Services […]

HOT: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Mornington Peninsula

Moonlit Sanctuary is a small private animal sanctuary and zoo on the Mornington Peninsula and a great place to get up close to Australian wildlife and to learn about our native environment. We are invited to visit and it is the highlight of our stay in the Mornington Peninsula. The sanctuary’s name is deceptive – it’s not […]

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