HOT: Little Foodies Corner, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2015

Note all Little Foodies Corner workshops are sold out but there is always the chance of no-shows on the day (three kids didn’t turn up for our workshop). If you’re in the area or visiting the Artisan Bakery & Bar it’s worth dropping in to see if there’s space left. The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival […]

HOT: Where the Wild Things Sing by Black Hole Theatre, Summersalt Outdoor Arts Festival 2015, Southbank

Summersalt is Melbourne newest arts festival centred around Southbank’s Dodds Street/Sturt Street area, with five weekends of art, dance, music and theatre in February. One of the family-friendly events is ‘Where the Wild Things Sing’. It is billed as an ‘urban safari through the streets of Southbank where opera and puppetry collide in an adventure […]

HOT: Heide Art Bubs Sculpture Park, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen

Updated February 2017 Heide Art Bubs at the Heide Museum of Modern Art kicks off the year with a tour of the sculpture park and art workshops inspired by the sculptures of the museum. Instead of starting off with the usual art-related storytime we all get into playing first! Tucked behind the Emily Floyd sculpture which adorns […]

HOT: Enchanted Adventure Garden, 55 Purves Rd, Arthurs Seat, Mornington Peninsula

Enchanted Adventure Garden at Arthur’s Seat is one of Mornington Peninsula’s favourite family attractions. While the award-winning adventure playground is famous for its mazes, patient seek there is actually lots more to experience. You can stroll around the different themed gardens, buy try tree-surfing, tube slides, an indoor 3D maze and a pram-friendly treetop canopy […]

The HOT List: Best Cheap Fun in Melbourne with Kids 2014

For more family-friendly fun this coming year, here’s a list of my Top 10 HOT cheap places to play from my 2014 reviews (that you can still visit in 2015). Note that I’ve included two zoos because if you join as a zoo member you get unlimited entry for 12 months, so it can work out […]

Deep Oceans at Scienceworks – Giveaway!

Scienceworks have a new temporary exhibition opening next Saturday 25 October called ‘Deep Oceans’. Deep Oceans unlocks the mysterious world of strange and rarely seen deep sea creatures, with hands-on and interactive experiences, model displays and real specimens. Meet the Vampire Squid, Dragonfis, Sea Mouse, Fangtooth and Squat Lobster and other weird and wonderful animals […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 17 October to Thursday 23 October

This week there are loads of events for Children’s Week plus many adventures to be had in the city! (Photo from Carsten Holler’s Golden Mirror Carousel at NGV International). CBD / DOCKLANDS Carsten Holler’s Golden Mirror Carousel at Arts Centre Melbourne (Fri 10 Oct – Sun 1 Mar) – the spectacular life-size Golden Mirror Carousel offers visitors to Federation Court […]

HOT: MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne

MPavilion is a temporary summer pavilion that has been built in the Queen Victoria Gardens. Similar to the stunning Serpentine Galleries temporary spaces that draw summer crowds in London, this year’s MPavilion is the first building over the next four years which will be commissioned from an outstanding architect. This year’s building is by award-winning […]

Scienceworks Ticket Giveaway!

Scienceworks in Spotswood is has a whole array of school holiday activities this September, stuff from Saturday 20 September to Sunday 5 October. It’s one of our favourite family destinations and there’s something for toddlers right up to older kids. Exhibitions Rescue – Temporary exhibition about rescue services, click from firefighters to surf lifesavers. Closes […]

HOT: Keeper Kids indoor play space, Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue, Parkville

       Updated May 2016 Melbourne Zoo is a traditional zoo set up with lots of storybook animals to see including tigers, giraffes and orangutan. While the kids both enjoy looking at the animals they REALLY love Keeper Kids. In fact, we will often visit Keeper Kids for an hour or so and skip the rest of the zoo, especially […]

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