The HOT List: Children’s Week 2017 Melbourne events

Children’s Week is a national celebration of the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children. This year events are running from Saturday 21 October to Sunday 29 October with the theme that education has the power to transform children’s lives. All Children’s Week events are free for Victorian families with children aged 0-12 years. Share […]

HOT: Footy Festival, Yarra Park MCG, Marathon Way, East Melbourne

The whole family can get into the spirit of grand final week by visiting the FREE Footy Festival at Yarra Park outside the MCG. The event showcases Melbourne’s food, music and footy with lots of free activities to keep the kids amused for a good half-day. The Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site is open […]

HOT: The Footy District, Harbour Town Melbourne, 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands

Footy Finals Fever has hit Melbourne and Harbour Town and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel are hosting The Footy District school holiday program in Docklands. Every day between 12-4pm  kids can test their footy skills in the AFL super game zone. All activities are free and include interactive inflatable goals, training drills, a handball target […]

HOT: Lego City Play Zone, Harbour Town Melbourne, 440 Docklands Dr, Docklands

The LEGO City Play Zone is open for every day of the school holidays Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July at Harbour Town Docklands. If you’re looking for something free and fun to do with the kids then check it out. I was invited to get a sneak peek of the activities and can […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Free Winter School Holiday Events in Melbourne

School holidays can be an expensive affair, so here’s a list of my Top 12 free school holiday events for Winter. LEGO City Play Zone Harbour Town (Mon 3 Jul – Sun 16 Jul) – free giant life size LEGO City Play Zone with free building, ipad games, photo ops. Full review. Bricks 4 Kids […]

The HOT List: 7 Best Places to Enjoy Snow Play and Ski near Melbourne

Winter is here and the Victorian snow season has begun! Here’s a list of the best places to enjoy snow play and ski near Melbourne.   Mt Donna Buang   The summit of Mt Donna Buang is a great first experience of snow, because it’s close to Melbourne at 1 hour 45 minute drive and […]

HOT: 9Fest at The Dream Factory, 90 Maribyrnong St, Footscray

The Dream Factory in Footscray is Melbourne’s first space dedicated to design, technology, social impact and community-building activities. The former site of Lonely Planet along the Maribyrnong River is now a creative hub for Melbourne’s west, thanks to Inspire9. Inspire9 are celebrating the official opening of Inspire9 Footscray at The Dream Factory with a month-long […]

HOT: The Cell by Brook Andrew, The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport

There’s a jumping castle (of sorts) at The Substation Newport! Australian contemporary artist Brook Andrew is known for playfully reinterpreting colonial and modern history. His work includes video, sculpture, photography and installations.  The Substation is presenting the Melbourne premiere of Andrew’s major installation ‘The Cell‘. Wiradjuri patterns decorate the immersive inflatable installation and visitors dress up in a […]

HOT: ACMI Family Sundays, ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

On the first Sunday of every month, ACMI, Australia’s museum of film, television, video games and digital culture, offers a day of free family-friendly events and interactive activities called ‘ACMI Family Sundays‘. ACMI Family Sundays give families the opportunity to interact with screen culture in all its forms, with activities mainly designed for 5 – 12 year […]

HOT: Fiona Hall: Uneasy Seasons, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Fiona Hall: Uneasy Seasons is the NGV’s latest exhibition for kids and teens. It invites them to explore natural habitats and the changing seasons in an interactive and immersive environment.  The large scale installation is Fiona Hall’s first work especially for children and teens. It consists of two separate rooms, each containing a wooden tree […]

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