HOT: Sunshine Children’s Garden – closes Monday 13 July

As regular readers will know Sunshine Children’s Garden  was a free hands-on construction play event that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I hosted Saturday 4 July 2015 at Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre. The day was a great success! We had so many happy families come and visit us to transform a vacant shop into a garden playscape […]

Sunshine Children’s Garden – Free Construction Play Event – Saturday 4 July 2015

Sunshine Children’s Garden a free hands-on construction play event that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I are hosting Saturday 4 July 2015 at Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre. Sunshine Children’s Garden is inspired by the industrial gardens built for workers of the Sunshine Harvester Works factory in the 1900s. Children aged 3­-12 years are invited to help rebuild […]

HOT: Open House: Tromarama for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Open House: Tromarama for Kids is NGV International’s newest children’s gallery exhibition. Indonesian contemporary art collective Tromarama (Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans and Ruddy Hatumena), have truly built a house of fun! The fantastical space features five fully furnished rooms – a kitchen, dining room, courtyard, bedroom and bathroom. The whole house comes to life and […]

HOT: The Library at the Dock and Buluk Park, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands

One of our favourite libraries in Melbourne is The Library at the Dock at Victoria Harbour, Docklands. If ever a library was sexy, this is it. It’s currently hidden amongst a several construction sites – but once you navigate your way through the building and its surroundings are spectacular. On various visits it has never been used to […]

FREE Family-friendly tour of Footscray – with me!

Maribyrnong City Council regularly run ‘Westside Discovery Tours’, a series of FREE tours for locals and visitors to introduce them to the secrets of Melbourne’s west side. (Read about some of their previous tours here and here). New tours are available for booking from today and I will be leading not one, but two tours! With my […]

HOT: Spotlight’s National Craft Month – 28 February to 29 March 2015

Believe it or not, buy I was once an avid crafter. As a child and into my early teens I used to knit, purchase embroider, sale sew, cross-stitch and long-stitch. March is Spotlight’s National Craft Month and I’m going to use it as an opportunity to rediscover my love of craft! Every weekend in March, […]

HOT: Gardiner Reserve, Haines St, North Melbourne

Gardiner Reserve was surprisingly empty on our visit, despite it being one of only two playgrounds in North Melbourne – an area that is increasingly filled with young families. The playground and surrounding grassy area were neat and tidy and it’s separated into three different areas. For toddlers there is a fort with various things to climb and slide, […]

HOT: Little Foodies Corner, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2015

Note all Little Foodies Corner workshops are sold out but there is always the chance of no-shows on the day (three kids didn’t turn up for our workshop). If you’re in the area or visiting the Artisan Bakery & Bar it’s worth dropping in to see if there’s space left. The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival […]

HOT: White Night Melbourne – Top 10 Tips for families

    White Night Melbourne is one of the most exciting and vibrant times to visit Melbourne’s CBD. It’s 12 non-stop hours of free fun, exhibitions and activities from 7pm-7am and in 2017 it’s happening Saturday 18 February – Sunday 19 February. If you choose to go as a family then here are a few of my tips: If […]

HOT: Phoenix Park, Roy Roy Rd, Malvern East

  Phoenix Park Adventure Playground is an outstanding fortress-style playground in Malvern East/Chadstone. It which was designed by local schoolchildren and built by 600 members of the local community in 1998 over six days. The playground is a built like a medieval castle and is almost wholly made of wood. There are towers, 100mg turrets, […]

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