HOT: Jurassic Creatures featuring Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice , Harbour Town, Docklands Drive, Docklands

Big, noisy dinosaurs have stomped their way to Melbourne and set up camp at Jurassic Creatures at Docklands! Under a big top at Harbour Town, just near the entrance of the Melbourne Star, you’ll find a prehistoric world with life-sized dinosaurs coming alive with animatronics along with other dinosaur-related activities. We were invited to visit Jurassic Creatures as a […]

HOT: Churchill Island Heritage Farm, 246 Samuel Amess Drive, Churchill Island, Newhaven, Phillip Island

Churchill Island is a tiny island off the north coast of Phillip Island which is only accessible via a single bridge. It was the site of the first European agricultural pursuits in Victoria and has been continuously farmed since the 1850s. It is now open to the public as an historic working farm and is […]

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 […]

HOT: Dandenong Festival of Lights, Dandenong Showgrounds, Greaves Reserve, Dandenong

Updated September 2016 My family doesn’t often tend to venture out after dark, but the Dandenong Festival of Lights earns “special event” billing for our family. TheDandenong Festival of Lights is in its second year and is just as impressive in 2016, with new additions and improved set-up this year. We arrive just after 6pm and Lightning, 5, […]

HOT: Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway, Cnr Belmore Rd and Elgar Rd, Mont Albert North

Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway is a must-do for little (and big) train fans! It’s cheap, old-fashioned fun, with lots to amuse toddlers nearby so you can make it a half-day adventure. The miniature railway is a hobby club that is staffed by volunteers, all of whom are very friendly. Every third Sunday of the month the railway is […]

HOT: Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek Rd, Healesville

Healesville Sanctuary is one of three zoos that Zoos Victoria manages and it’s focused especially on Australian wildlife. As such, troche it’s a great place to take international visitors as well as being a unique place for kids to learn about their native environment. Healesville Sanctuary is the smallest of the three zoos and so […]

HOT: Day Out with Thomas at Puffing Billy, Puffing Billy Gembrook Station, Main Rd, Gembrook

The Puffing Billy steam train in the Dandenong Ranges is one of Melbourne’s major tourist attractions – but did you know that on certain Spring and Autumn weekends you can enjoy Day Out with Thomas? A Day Out with Thomas is a special children’s event where the famous Thomas the Tank engine actually pulls the […]

HOT: Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat

Sovereign Hill is an open-air museum in Ballarat which recreates Ballarat’s boom years in the 1850s as a world-famous goldfields township and Victoria’s largest inland city. The theme park is spread over 25 hectares with many original buildings, shops selling authentic souvenirs and guides dressed in period costume. I haven’t been to Sovereign Hill since I […]

HOT: SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, cnr Flinders St and King St, Melbourne

Updated September 2016 SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is one of my go-to indoor places when the weather’s wild – hot, cold, wet. The aquarium got updated in 2015 and constantly adds new features to make it a more appealing attraction for families. The layout of the exhibits means a bit of travelling between floors which is easily negotiated with a pram using […]

FREE Family-friendly tour of Footscray – with me!

Maribyrnong City Council regularly run ‘Westside Discovery Tours’, a series of FREE tours for locals and visitors to introduce them to the secrets of Melbourne’s west side. (Read about some of their previous tours here and here). New tours are available for booking from today and I will be leading not one, but two tours! With my […]

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