Play! Kids Fest at Immigration Museum – Giveaway!

On Sunday 6 July the Immigration Museum is holding a one-day only event for kids during the school holidays. It’s called Play! Kids Fest and it’s all about getting kids to engage with toys and games from all over the world. On the day kids will have the opportunity to get involved in fun workshops and performances, […]

HOT: Aston’s Stones, ANZ Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

   Aston’s Stones is a quirky, left-of-centre children’s theatre production from Sweden that’s touring Australia at the moment. It’s just landed at the Arts Centre Melbourne after performing in Sydney and will be heading to Brisbane for the Out of the Box Festival from 25 June to 2 July. The 30 minute show is aimed […]

HOT: Swamp Juice, The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport

We attended the launch of the award-winning Swamp Juice puppet show at The Substation in Newport and we only wish that there were more sessions on the program. As the director of The Substation said ‘we want every family in the west to see it’. Swamp Juice is not the usual sort of puppet show where […]

HOT: Do the Dino Stomp in Melbourne!

Do you have dinosaur-obsessed little ones? It seems that winter is dinosaur season in Melbourne! Dinosaurs Alive 3D is showing at IMAX Sat 15 June and Wed 18 June. Dinosaur Adventures is opening at Caulfield Racecourse on Sat 21 June. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are holding a Dinosaur Gardens program for 3-5 year olds during the […]

Swamp Juice at The Substation Newport – Giveaway!

Next Saturday 14 June The Substation in Newport will be hosting the launch party of Swamp Juice – a 3D shadow puppet adventure about life in a swamp. Using shadow puppets made from bits of rubbish, cialis mind multi-award winning performer Jeff Achtem (Bunk Puppets) presents a gurgling adventure about life in a swamp. With […]

HOT: MSO Classic Kids 1: I Can Play Anything with Jay Laga’aia

MSO Family Classic Kids are a series of concerts put on by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for families which aim to introduce children to the wonderful world of live orchestral music. The 45 minute concerts are recommended for Grades K-2, which means at 3 years old Lady AB is only just old enough to attend. […]

HOT: When Moon Dust Falls, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Our latest trip to ArtPlay was for ‘When Moon Dust Falls’, doctor sickness an interactive workshop run in conjunction with Victorian Opera. Victorian Opera are writing a new opera just for children and they ran the workshop to engage children with ideas inspired by the themes of the  moon, sleeping and dreaming. Firstly the kids were […]

Melbourne Activities and Events for Families and Kids – Easter Edition Friday 18 April – Thursday 24 April

Easter is this weekend and there are so many Easter egg hunts happening around the city I can’t keep up! Here’s a list of what’s on around Melbourne and its surrounds for Easter. CBD / Docklands Monski Mouse Baby Disco Dance Hall (Friday 18 April – Sun 20 April) – bop to pop hits and cool […]

HOT: The Wizard of Oz, Altona City Theatre, 115 Civic Parade, Altona

The Wizard of Oz is a classic children’s book by Frank Baum and a family film made famous by Judy Garland as Dorothy. This April The Wizard of Oz stage show is coming to Victoria and it’s a pantomime-style, pharm interactive fun re-telling of the story. Lady AB went along to the Altona City Theatre […]

Melbourne Events and Activities for Families and Kids – April 2014

I’m experimenting with a new weekly blog post – it’ll be a listicle of family and kid-friendly events happening around Melbourne suitable for under 5s (as my kids are 3 years old and 1 year old). I figured since I keep a list of events for my own reference I might as well share my […]

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