HOT: Shrine Kids and Explorer Kits, The Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne

The Shrine of Remembrance is the National War Memorial of Victoria and it makes for an educational (and sobering) outing for families. Many Australian families have some connection to the armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has participated. So the Shrine a good place to bring family history, as well as national and […]

So Frenchy So Chic – Giveaway!

French-themed music festival So Frenchy So Chic returns for another summer with a family-friendly event at Werribee Park on Sunday 14 January. The event is like a fancy garden party, grand picnic and celebration of all things French with a day of music, food and fun. While Féfé, General Elektriks, Juniore, L.E.J and Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains take the main stage, there’s a […]

HOT: Crown Christmas Show & ArtVo Pop Up, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

  This Christmas one of the best free things you can do to celebrate the festive season is to visit the Crown Christmas Show. The Atrium of Crown Towers comes alive with a spectacular lighting and musical display which goes for about 15 minutes. The show runs daily, every 30 minutes from 10am to midnight. […]

HOT: West Monopoly, Level 1 Highpoint at The Junction, 200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong

If you’re heading to Highpoint for your Christmas shopping make sure you stop off at the new game on Level 1 – West Monopoly! It’s like a giant game of the family favourite board game, but all the properties you’ll find in Melbourne’s west.  West Monopoly is on daily until Sunday 24 December. It’s free […]

HOT: Gingerbread Village by EPICURE, Melbourne Town Hall, cnr Little Collins & Swanston Streets, Melbourne

  Visiting the Gingerbread Village is now an annual Christmas ritual for our family and one of our Christmas Activity Advent Calendar events. The popular display is open at Melbourne Town Hall from Friday 1 December to Sunday 24 December with extended opening hours of 9-8:15pm. Australia’s #1 Chocolatier, Deniz Karaca, and his team have put together more […]

HOT: Wrap / Party, QV Square, Level 2, QV Melbourne, corner Swanston and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne

  QV are saying sayonara to 2017 with a Wrap / Party from 6 – 22 December. The 17 day program includes some really fun family-friendly (and most importantly FREE!) events that you can add to your Christmas Activity Advent Calendar or list of free Christmas events in the CBD. Baby 2.0 enjoys multiple rides of the free […]

The HOT List: Top 7 Highlights of the Central Geelong Christmas Trail

Geelong is only 1 hour away from Melbourne by car or train and this regional city is really putting out all the stops this festive season! The Central Geelong Christmas Trail is a fantastic free program of curated events with a handy pdf map and interactive app to help you explore all the festive cheer hosted within […]

The TOT: HOT OR NOT Melbourne Christmas 2017 Activity Advent Calendar

It’s only 4 weeks until Christmas which means it’s time to pull out the Christmas Advent Calendar. After last year’s success with the TOT: HOT OR NOT Christmas Activity Advent Calendar I’m continuing the tradition with another version for 2017. If you’re on social media I’d LOVE to see your version of the Christmas Activity Advent […]

Taste of Melbourne Family Fun Day – Free tickets!

Are you a Foodie family? Then don’t miss out on this year’s Taste of Melbourne with the launch of the first Family Fun Day on Sunday 3 December. Even better – I have an exclusive offer for you where you can receive complimentary tickets to the session (first in, best dressed)! Register now for your complimentary […]

HOT: Santa’s Magical Kingdom, Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield East

Santa’s Magical Kingdom  has become a fixture on the Christmas wish list for Melbourne families and we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening night. Now in its fifth year, the event is as close as imaginable to the Christmas dreams of childhood and stories… …from the free-falling “snow” to visits from the […]

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