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 sonl 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 […]

HOT: Lost In the Shadows – Premiere Screening at Footscray Library

Lost In the Shadows is a shadow puppet workshop for children aged 5-12 years that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I developed for the July school holidays while we were artists-in-residents in the Artsbox. The finale for the project is the short video clip created by multi-award winning director Luis Gaitan and Emmy award nominee producer Samantha Urquijo-Garcia. The premiere […]

HOT: Jurassic World: The Exhibition, Melbourne Museum, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton

The world premiere of Jurassic World: The Exhibition opens at Melbourne Museum tomorrow Saturday 19 March and from our sneak peek today I can assure you that it’s AMAZING. It’s a walk-through theatrical show combined with educational elements.  The exhibition is based on Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history and a movie […]

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: Caribbean Pirates by The Australian Shakespeare Company, Polly Woodside, 21 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf

Caribbean Pirates at Polly Woodside is a fun, family-friendly live production by The Australian Shakespeare Company, the theatre troupe which has brought The Wind in the Willows to the Royal Botanic Gardens for almost 30 years. And while the latter is a summer tradition for Melbourne’s families, I think the Caribbean Pirates might be an even better show – mainly because […]

The HOT List: Children’s Week 2015 Events in Melbourne

Children’s Week is a national program recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people. This year events are running from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November with the theme of celebrating the children’s rights as human rights. In Victoria all Children’s Week  events are offered free-of-charge to Victorian families with children aged […]

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