HOT: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran

Eric Carle is a well-loved children’s author and his most famous picture book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show brings the book to life in a toddler-friendly stage production and it includes adaptations of three other best-selling Eric Carle works – ‘The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse’, ‘Mister Seahorse’ and […]

HOT: White, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

White is a whimsical and utterly charming theatrical experience for under 5s which is playing for a limited season at Arts Centre Melbourne. It comes to Melbourne via other international cities and Sydney from award-winning Scottish children’s theatre company Catherine Wheels. The 35 minute performance takes place in the Playhouse Rehearsal Room, which means your […]

HOT: White Night Melbourne – Top 10 Tips for families

    White Night Melbourne is one of the most exciting and vibrant times to visit Melbourne’s CBD. It’s 12 non-stop hours of free fun, exhibitions and activities from 7pm-7am and in 2017 it’s happening Saturday 18 February – Sunday 19 February. If you choose to go as a family then here are a few of my tips: If […]

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: The Wind in the Willows by The Australian Shakespeare Company, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra

The Wind in the Willows by The Australian Shakespeare Company is a summer tradition for families in Melbourne. Now in its 28th year, 100mg the riverbank adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and Mr Toad takes place in the bucolic surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens. It’s a delightful romp that makes the most […]

HOT: Paper Planet by Polyglot Theatre, MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne

Tomorrow is your last chance to join Polyglot Theatre to help create Paper Planet at MPavilion. This week the temporary summer pavilion has been hosting a series of kids’ live art-making workshops which finish on Sunday. Paper Planet is a jungle of cardboard trees filled with paper leaves, knights and magical creatures. Children are invited to […]

HOT: The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

An award-winning musical stage adaptation of The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr has landed at the Arts Centre Melbourne this week. The children’s literature classic has been adapted by the same team that brought the fantastic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt to Melbourne last year.  It’s a magical 55 minute production […]

Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales – Giveaway!

Get ready Disney fans as Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales is coming to Melbourne this summer in January 2015. Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy are bringing the fairy-tale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life with music, costumes and special effects. Dream with the […]

HOT: Santa’s Magical Kingdom, Caulfield Racecourse, Gate 23 Station St, Caulfield

Santa’s Magical Kingdom has set up camp bigger and better at Caulfield Racecourse this year. You can experience this family-friendly event until Tues      day 23 December but you’ll need to get in quick with tickets as the event was a sell out in 2012 and 2013. This year’s event includes some old favourites and new areas. […]

HOT: Surprise!, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Getting toddlers under two years to follow instructions and focus on a single task is a challenge. But artist Heidi Weatherald from Pocketfool has done a wonderful job with her sensory play workshop Surprise! at ArtPlay. The workshop is all about playing and experimenting with dots, find mind spots and circles – a shape that’s […]

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