HOT: Myer Christmas Giftorium 2015

Guest blogger Erika Jonsson attended the launch of the Myer Christmas Giftorium today at Myer Melbourne- a place designed to bring fun and theatre to Christmas shopping. Thanks Erika! “Like a kid on Christmas morning.” It’s the expression of unadulterated joy; childhood captured in the magic of belief. It’s an aspect of parenthood so many of us […]

HOT: ArtPlay Inside Out, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

ArtPlay’s booked workshops are some of our favourite child-friendly activities in the city but they also have an awesome regular program of drop-in play called ArtPlay Inside Out. ArtPlay Inside Out is a free space for families to learn, explore and play and the program returns to Artplay on a regular basis. The next sessions are […]

The HOT List: Children’s Week 2015 Events in Melbourne

Children’s Week is a national program recognising the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people. This year events are running from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November with the theme of celebrating the children’s rights as human rights. In Victoria all Children’s Week  events are offered free-of-charge to Victorian families with children aged […]

HOT: Book Swap Bike – Free Book Swapping and Craft Event for Children’s Week

Book Swap Bike is a free pop up book swapping and craft event that I’m hosting at Highpoint Shopping Centre celebrating Children’s Week. From Thursday 22 October to Saturday 24 October 2015, children aged 0­-12 years are invited to bring a pre-­loved book to the Book Swap Bike, a Danish Christiania cargo bike transformed into a miniature mobile library […]

HOT: Monument Park, 21 Newquay Promenade, Docklands

Back in July we participated in the citywide Open House Melbourne and one of our discoveries was Monument Park at Newquay, treatment Docklands. Monument Park is a sculpture park located in the public open space at NewQuay at the intersection of several tall residential/commercial buildings. In 2014 the largest public art project delivered in Docklands […]

HOT: Imaginary Architecture, Artplay, Kensington Town Hall, 30-34 Bellair St, Kensington

Imaginary Architecture is a free temporary exhibition and cardboard play workshop by Lara Tumak in collaboration first developed with the children at Artplay. A cardboard city is made with boxes and other recycled materials, with little peep holes on the side that reveal secret little worlds created by kids.  The work is taking over Kensington Town […]

HOT: Play Streets 2, McCracken Street, Kensington

Thanks to the enthusiasm of Kensington’s community during Australia’s first pilot Play Streets event, Play Streets will be happening again this Sunday 13 September. CoDesign Studio in Collingwood, in conjunction of City of Melbourne and VicHealth, are turning car streets into Play Streets and giving families an opportunity to play, connect and learn. Once again Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and […]

The HOT List: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 – Best shows for kids under 5

The 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival is opening soon on in time for the September school holidays, from Wednesday 16 September to Sunday 4 October. This year’s children’s program features a jam-packed program of circus, puppetry, comedy, theatre. The Festival Hub is also being made family-friendly with the dancefloor at Bollywood Express, the first ever kids […]

HOT: The Dad Cave – Father’s Day at Heide Museum of Modern Art

Do you remember the milk bottle igloo that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I built at Footscray Library as part of Build & Rebuild? Well for Father’s Day this year Sunday 6 September we are building another milk bottle igloo… at Heide Museum of Modern Art! This igloo is called ‘The Dad Cave’.  Come and […]

HOT: Play by Narinda Cook, Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds

Play by Narinda Cook is a new free temporary exhibition in the atrium of Incinerator Gallery Moonee Ponds – and it’s as fun as the name suggests! Incinerator Gallery is the City of Moonee Valley’s centre for visual arts built inside an original incinerator designed by Walter Burley Griffin. You can still see the old […]

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