The HOT List: Top 12 places to go for Open House Melbourne Weekend 2017

Open House Melbourne Weekend is on Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July once again to give Melburnians the opportunity to access and experience great design and architecture. There are houses, buildings, infrastructure and landscapes to visit over two days and it can be hard to make a plan – so I’ve done the research […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Melbourne Writers Festival 2017 events for kids

Every year the Melbourne Writer’s Festival delivers an exciting program for Melbourne, the City of Literature, and for our book-loving family. In 2017 the childrens and teens events include workshops, performances and talks, all under $15. PLUS come along to Harry Potter Day, a free all-ages celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter on Sunday […]

The HOT List: Top 20 Mother’s Day High Tea in Melbourne – Sunday 14 May 2017

This Sunday 14 May is Mother’s Day and high tea is one of the most popular ways to celebrate the special day. Here’s a round-up of the best 20 high teas in Melbourne, some of which are special events just for Mother’s Day. Langham Melbourne One of my favourites in Melbourne for the quality of the […]

ANZAC Day Melbourne 2017 – List of services

There are many ways to commemorate on ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April so here’s a list of all the ANZAC Day services in Melbourne in April. MELBOURNE CBD Shrine of Remembrance Dawn Service and March (Tue 25 Apr)  Note that large numbers always attend this service so ensure you plan your visit in advance.   […]

The HOT List: Top 15 Free Events for Nature Play Week 2017

Nature Play Week is an annual national program by Kids In Nature Network that celebrates events and initiatives that reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors. This year Nature Play Week runs from Wednesday 12 April to Sunday 23 April, with a launch event at Wombat Bend Templestowe on Wednesday 12 April. Here are my […]

What’s On – Easter in Melbourne 2017

Hot cross buns and Easter eggs are already selling in the shops which means Easter is coming soon – Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April 2017. There are so many Easter events you’ll be sure to find one near you. Note that some events are free, some require tickets and pre-booking.   CBD / […]

The HOT List: Hazeldene’s Bendigo Easter Festival – Top 10 Things to Do with Kids

The Bendigo Easter Festival is Australia’s longest running community festival and it has been a drawcard for locals and visitors since 1871. The festival runs for four days from Good Friday to Easter Monday (though most activities finish Easter Sunday) and features a packed program with something for everyone. It’s one of the busiest and […]

The HOT List: Top 15 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017 Events for Kids

I look forward to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival every year as it’s an opportunity to share, learn and eat with Melbourne’s community of committed foodies and my family! Here are my picks for the bestMelbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017 events for kids and families. This year’s festival runs from Friday 31 March to […]

HOT: Australia Day at Government House, Government House Dr, Melbourne

Every year on Australia Day, the official residence of Victoria’s Governor-General, Government House, opens its doors and the gardens to the public. It’s one of the best things to do with kids on Australia Day and all the activities are free! This is the one opportunity for the community to visit the historic house and […]

What’s On – Australia Day 2017

It’s Australia Day on Thursday 26 January and the last weekend before school starts! Here’s a list of what’s happening around town to celebrate our national day. (Photo of the cute flag from the Make Me Iconic Burger). CBD/DOCKLANDS Government House Open Day (Thu 26 Jan) – tour the main House,  view the historical collection, interactive INSIDE the BRICK […]

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