The HOT List: Top 10 Tips for Visiting the Royal Melbourne Show 2017

Every year Lady AB and I have a tradition of visiting the Royal Melbourne Show (23 September – 3 October 2017) and I look forward to our annual outing, with its mix of entertainment, agriculture, attractions and food. This year I pluck up the courage to also take Baby 2.0 – so here are 10 tips for tackling […]

Fizzy Kids at Gasworks Arts Park – Giveaway!

Fizzy Kids! is a warm, physical and joyful new comedy theatre experience for children (ages 4 to 12) at Gasworks Arts Park this September school holidays as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. In Fizzy Kids!, multi-award winning comedian Isabel Angus (EDGE!, PRIME!, BLISS!) and theatre-maker Harley Hefford introduce Izzy and Dizzy, ‘identical’ adult twins who are worn […]

The HOT List: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017 for Families

Melbourne Fringe Festival returns for the 35th year between Thursday 14 September – Sunday 1 October 2017 with lots of imaginative and creative children and family programming. Here are my Top 25 events of Melbourne Fringe Festival for kids, with events suitable for babies right up to teens. 1.Only A Year A delightful and poignant […]

The HOT List: Love Your Bookshop Day 2017 events in Melbourne

Saturday 12 August is Love Your Bookshop Day! Bookshops all across Australia will be throwing a party for themselves, their customers, and their staff.  Think balloons, cupcakes, literary scavenger hunts…. Love Your Bookshop Day Ambassadors, including Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, Stephanie Alexander, Robert Hoge, Geraldine Brooks, Graeme Simsion, Alice Pung, Danielle Binks, Jeff Sparrow and Peggy Frew, will be […]

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 / […]

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