What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 17 October to Thursday 23 October

This week there are loads of events for Children’s Week plus many adventures to be had in the city! (Photo from Carsten Holler’s Golden Mirror Carousel at NGV International). CBD / DOCKLANDS Carsten Holler’s Golden Mirror Carousel at Arts Centre Melbourne (Fri 10 Oct – Sun 1 Mar) – the spectacular life-size Golden Mirror Carousel offers visitors to Federation Court […]

PRIMO at ArtPlay – Melbourne Festival 2014 Giveaway!

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia’s best international arts festivals and it’s on now until Sunday 26 October 2014 .  There’s theatre, music, circus and outdoor events to choose from and even a special program for kids. One of the shows that’s suitable for under 5s is PRIMO. Imagination and wonder take centre stage in an underwater spectacle created especially […]

Potted Potter at Arts Centre Melbourne – Giveaway!

Are you or your kids Harry Potter fans? By popular demand Potted Potter ‘The Unauthorized Harry Experience’ is returning to Melbourne from Tuesday 28 October at the the Arts Centre Melbourne.. Potted Potter is an entertaining show that takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of […]

HOT: Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World Tour, Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne

We don’t watch a lot of TV but even Lady AB knows who Elmo is….so she was very excited when she was told that we had tickets to Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World Tour, a locally written and produced stage production of Sesame Street characters. You should have heard the squeals when the recognisable characters […]

HOT: April Underhill: Tooth Fairy, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014, La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday St, Carlton

April Underhill: Tooth Fairy is a book by the beloved children’s author Bob Graham which has been turned into a theatrical performance for kids aged 2-8 years as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014. If you’ve not read the book, cialis April and Esme Underhill are two tooth fairies and the story follows their nighttime […]

HOT: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014 – Program picks for under 5s

The 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival  program has been launched and there are lots of great kids shows happening between Wednesday 17 September and Sunday 5 October. Melbourne Fringe Festival is an open-access, multi-arts independent arts festival and in the program you’ll find anything from circus, comedy, dance, cabaret, music to visual arts. Here are my picks for […]

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 […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 1 August to Thursday 7 August

Get out and about in the first week of August with these special activities and events. (Photo from our recent trip to Scienceworks, nurse one of the events this week) CBD / Docklands Docklands Winter Fireworks (Fri 4 Jul – Tue 29 Aug) – Happening every Friday night at 7pm during July and August. There’s […]

HOT: The Gruffalo, National Theatre, 20 Carlisle St, St Kilda

“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse, and the mouse looked good.” The Gruffalo by Julie Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is an award-winning modern classic of children’s literature (15 year anniversary edition this year!). A live musical version of The Gruffalo has just arrived in Melbourne, playing […]

HOT: Cirque Disarray by Born in a Taxi, The Substation, 2 Market St, Newport

The Substation in Newport are hosting some special family-friendly shows these school holidays and today we were invited to watch Cirque Disarray performed by Born in a Taxi. There is only one more performance of the show tomorrow Friday 11 July 10am and I urge you to get tickets while you can. The show was kitschy […]

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