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 […]

HOT: Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove, Hisense Arena, Melbourne & Olympic Parks, Olympic Blvd, Melbourne

A visit to Disney On Ice is one of those golden childhood memories which brings a smile to most people who talk about it. I still remember my trips to see Disney on Ice more than 25 years ago as a child and the excitement it brought to tiny Launceston which didn’t even have a […]

School Holidays at The Substation Newport – Mudcakes and Cirque Disarray giveaway!

For the July school holidays The Substation in Newport will be presenting some special family-friendly shows. From Wednesday 9 July to Friday 11 July there will be two shows – Monkey Magic (performed by The Mudcakes) and Cirque Disarray (performed by Born in a Taxi). The Mudcakes are Australian children’s entertainers and their quirky, fantastic […]

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 […]

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