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 […]

The HOT List: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016 for Families

The Melbourne Fringe Festival returns for the 34th year between 15 September – 2 October 2016 with a special focus on children and family programming. Here are some of the highlights of the family programming, filled with fun and imaginative experience for babies right up to teens. Kids Club Melbourne Fringe presents its first ever […]

Jay’s Jungle Live in Concert – Giveaway!

Jay Laga’aia is one of Australia’s most loved children’s presenters and he’s also a Playgroup Victoria ambassador. During September PV Events are presenting Jay’s Jungle LIVE in Concert with eight shows throughout Victoria. Jay’s Jungle LIVE in Concert is a singing and dancing show for 45 minutes based on his popular TV show Jay’s Jungle. Jay […]

HOT: Winter Wonderland Circus under the Melbourne Star, 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands

Winter Wonderland Circus Under the Melbourne Star is a small amusement park and spiegeltent set up to celebrate the winter school holidays and combined with a trip to Harbour Town Docklands it makes a relaxed and easy half-day adventure, particularly for younger children.  We were invited to visit the two main attractions –  the Winter Wonderland Circus […]

The HOT List: Top 10 tips for going to Disney on Ice

Seeing a Disney on Ice show is one of our favourite winter school holiday activities and in my experience a little organisation and pre-planning will go a long way to making everyone’s experience more enjoyable. Here are my Top 10 tips for going to Disney on Ice, particularly in Melbourne:   Prebook your tickets The box […]

HOT: The Snail and the Whale, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The Snail and the Whale is a charming stage adaptation of the award-winning story The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler (the creators ofThe Gruffalo) and it’s playing at the Arts Centre Melbourne these school holidays Wednesday 29 June to Sunday 10 July. We were invited to see the show and […]

The HOT List: Top 7 tips for going to the theatre with kids

I’ve been going to live performances and shows with both Lady AB and Baby 2.0 since they were babies and I think it’s an activity that’s beneficial for adults and kids. Live performance exposes kids to artistic and cultural concepts in an age-accessible way and for adults it’s a good excuse to get out of the house! Today’s […]

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