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

       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 if the […]

HOT: Melbourne Market Week – Program Picks for families and under 5s

Market Week is a week-long celebration of Melbourne’s best-loved markets and this year’s theme is ‘Our Global Community’. Special events celebrating the multicultural tastes, sights, smells and sounds at Queen Victoria Market, South Melbourne Market, Prahran Market and Dandenong Market are running from Saturday 6 September to Sunday 14 September. Here are my picks of the events suitable […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 22 August to Thursday 28 August

Here are a list of fun activities and events for the last official week of winter! It’s your final opportunity to catch the NGV’s excellent children’s exhibitions Pastello: Draw Act (see photo) and Fashion Detective: Come into the Parlour  plus the Melbourne Writers Festival children & families programming starts this week. CBD / Docklands Pastello: Draw Act at Children’s Gallery […]

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: Open House Melbourne 2014 Kids Program – Picks for under 5s

Open House Melbourne have released their kids program for the weekend of festivities on 26/27 July 2014. My picks for the best Open House Melbourne venues for under 5s are: 1. the rarely open to the public Athenaeum Library and the papercut art of Kyoko Imazu; 2. behind the scenes tour of the exhibition and graphic design departments of […]

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