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 […]

HOT: Play School Live in Concert 2014, Prince of Bears, The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport

  Every toddler I know is a big fan of Play School, the longest running children’s television show in Australia. It’s so old that even I remember watching Play School as a child :–) What’s even better is when Play School comes to life and the Play School concerts come town. Like the TV shows, the live shows […]

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year with kids

Happy Year of the Horse! Chinese New Year is a special time for our family because we’re half Chinese :) Even if you’re not of Asian descent it’s a great time in Melbourne for firecrackers, lion dances and lots of yummy food! Here’s a list of CNY festivals in Melbourne in date order which are […]

HOT: Angelina Ballerina The Mousical, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Lady AB is an Angelina Ballerina’s fangirl #1. Ever since she received her first Angelina Ballerina book we have had ceaseless AB – from impromptu ballet recitals to an Angelina Ballerina birthday celebration to watching the film at one of Lady AB’s first cinema outings. So there was no way we were going to miss Angelina […]

HOT: Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat, Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Melbourne families are spoilt for choice these January school holidays with so many great theatrical events coming to town. First up is Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat which is playing at the Playhouse at Arts Centre Melbourne from 2 January to 11 January. The 40 minute production is based on the classic book by […]

HOT: Rain by Drop Bear Theatre, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

‘Rain’ is a collaboration between Drop Bear Theatre (resident artists at Artplay for 2013), The Seam and cellist Edwina Cordingley who have worked together to create a magical, multi-sensory space just for babies.  When you first entered the room was completely dark so there was a transition area of falling rain-like string to get the babies […]

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