HOT: Cerita Anak by Polyglot Theatre and Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Cerita Anak means ‘Child’s Story’ in Indonesian and it is a collaborative theatrical work for children 2-5 years old by Melbourne’s Polyglot Theatre and Indonesia’s Papermoon Puppet Theatre. Cerita Anak combines puppetry, shadow imagery, song and sound to weave a story about being adrift on a boat in the ocean. It’s inspired by the seafaring history of […]

HOT: Superhero Training Academy, School holidays at Gasworks Arts Park, Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay St, Port Melbourne

Gasworks Arts Park holds kids workshopevery school holidays and this summer we were invited to try out Superhero Training Academy! As the theatre is undergoing renovations this class is held in Port Melbourne Town Hall. From the moment we enter it is an extremely fun and energetic atmosphere. As well as the show the children learn how to dance and […]

HOT: Music Play, Melbourne Recital Centre, Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Sts, Melbourne

Music Play is the Melbourne Recital Centre’s annual children’s music festival held in the January school holidays. It’s a great first child-friendly introduction to attending a show at a ‘proper’ concert hall – the Elizabeth Murdoch Hall – plus there’s always events suitable for babies up and free foyer entertainment. This year Music Play runs from 11-14 January and includes Justine […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Places to go with Kids in a Melbourne Heatwave

Looking for places to go to beat the heat? If you’re stuck for ideas check out my list of the best places to go with kids in a Melbourne heatwave! Save, print and read this post later! Click here to get the printable guide to beating a Melbourne heatwave.   1. Hit the beach   […]

HOT: Circus 1903, Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne

The circus has come to town in a way unseen since the turn of the century! Circus 1903 brings the magic of old world circus to the stage of Melbourne’s gorgeous Regent Theatre complete with acrobatics, contortionists, juggling, high wire acts and plenty of humour. We were invited to the opening night and the kids […]

HOT: Peppa Pig Playdate, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank

The hottest ticket for toddlers and preschoolers this summer has got to be the new Peppa Pig interactive experience Peppa Pig Playdate! We got a sneak peek of the set today and Lady AB said ‘this place is so fun, I never want to leave!’ Peppa Pig Playdate is even better than a traditional stage show because families […]

HOT: Santa’s Christmas Spectacular, Wonderland Spiegeltent at Melbourne Star, Docklands + Giveaway!

Santa’s Christmas Spectacular at the Wonderland Spiegeltent at Docklands is a festive delight for kids and adults alike. In the shadow of the Melbourne Star, the Wonderland Spiegeltent is a decadent setting for the show, which features an energetic and highly talented cast of six as well as a rocking Christmas soundtrack. When the Christmas […]

HOT: Matilda the Musical, Princess Theatre, 163 Spring St, Melbourne

Matilda the Musical is the worldwide smash hit musical inspired by the famous Roald Dahl children’s book, adapted by Dennis Kelly and with music and lyrics by Australia’s own Tim Minchin. It is now playing in Melbourne until 1 November, after which it will move to Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Matilda the Musical first premiered […]

The HOT List: Top 13 Melbourne Festival 2016 events for families

The Melbourne Festival is Melbourne’s premier arts festival and is running from Thursday 6 October to Sunday 23 October with a special Welcome to Country ceremony on Wednesday 5 October at Federation Square.   Here are the best Melbourne Festival events for families.   1. Les Tambours De Feu The tradition of the Correfoc (fire-run) is one of the world’s […]

HOT: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, May Gibbs’ tale of two cheeky gumnut babies and their friends, has been enchanting children since 1918. Now Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are live on stage and desperate to encounter a human – though only from a distance. We were invited to review the 55-minute production at the Arts Centre Melbourne. It has plenty […]

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