HOT: Book Swap Bike’s Little Big Ideas, Think West Children’s Day, VU at Metrowest, Footscray

Think West is a new festival of philosophy and culture across Melbourne’s inner west produced by The School of Life and Highpoint Shopping Centre from 6-20 November. The program features more than 40 workshops, tours, classes and special events produced in association with a broad range of organisations with a connection to Melbourne’s inner west. I’m excited to […]

HOT: Myer Christmas Windows 2016 – One Christmas Eve by Corinne Fenton and Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

The Myer Christmas windows 2016 are back for their 61st year with another dazzling display of a very Melbourne, very Australian-style Christmas. The 2015 Myer Christmas Windows were based on the picture book ‘Little Dog and the Christmas Wish‘ by Melburnians Corinne Fenton and Robin Cowcher and this year’s windows are based on another picture book written by Corinne […]

The HOT List: Cooking Classes in Melbourne for kids

I think that cooking is a life skill that every person should learn. And the earlier you can foster a love of good food and cooking the better! In my experience kids love to cook and getting them in the kitchen helps them appreciate where their food comes from and the effort required to cook […]

HOT: Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria’s newest FREE kids exhibition Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids is opening tomorrow Friday 21 October to coincide with the main exhibition Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists. The exhibition encourages children to explore their creativity through interactive multimedia activities and paper craft and we got a sneak peek today. The entrance is dominated by […]

The HOT List: Family friendly Halloween Melbourne events

Boo! Halloween is a fun event in Melbourne for kids (and the young at heart) and this year it falls on the Melbourne Cup long weekend. Here’s a list of the family-friendly Halloween events happening all over Melbourne. Check your local library for Halloween related story-time and events too.   CBD Shocktoberfest Kids’ Sunday (Sun 30 […]

HOT: Free Kids Baking Class, Brasserie Bread, 150 Thistlethwaite St, South Melbourne

Every month artisan bakers Brasserie Bread hold free kids baking classes in their South Melbourne studio. They are a fun and educational way to spend a Saturday morning with your kids. The best thing is you leave with delicious baked goodies at the end! During each class each child will learn to bake at least […]

HOT: NGV Car Wash, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Updated February 2017 A pink car wash has landed at National Gallery of Victoria! Check out the new Architecture Commission in the Sculpture Garden of NGV International. The 2016 Architecture Commission by Melbourne-based M@ STUDIO Architects is based on an actual car wash in Blackburn and is a large open-sided pavilion with five lanes of bright […]

The HOT List: Children’s Week 2016 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 22 October to Sunday 30 October with the theme of children having the right to reliable information from the media. All Children’s Week  events are free for Victorian families with children aged 0-12 […]

The HOT List: Top 13 Melbourne Festival 2016 events for families

The Melbourne Festival is Melbourne’s premier arts festival and is running from Thursday 6 October to Sunday 23 October with a special Welcome to Country ceremony on Wednesday 5 October at Federation Square.   Here are the best Melbourne Festival events for families.   1. Les Tambours De Feu The tradition of the Correfoc (fire-run) is one of the world’s […]

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

The Foxtel Footy Festival is a fantastic FREE event that showcases Melbourne’s food, music, movies, and of course, AFL football. It’s located in Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG and running for four days from Wednesday, September 28 until Grand Final day, Saturday, October 1. If you’re coming with kids then make a beeline […]

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