HOT: Screen Worlds, ACMI Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne

ACMI stands for the Australian Centre for Moving Image and it’s Australia’s national museum for film, television, video games, digital culture and art. The free Screen Worlds exhibition is a fantastic destination for families. I had always assumed that Screen Worlds was a historical display and thus aimed at older kids who could read exhibition […]

HOT: Music Play, Melbourne Recital Centre, Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Sts, Melbourne

Music Play is the Melbourne Recital Centre’s annual children’s music festival held in the January school holidays. It’s a great first child-friendly introduction to attending a show at a ‘proper’ concert hall – the Elizabeth Murdoch Hall – plus there’s always events suitable for babies up and free foyer entertainment. This year Music Play runs from 11-14 January and includes Justine […]

HOT: Test Lab, Lego Robotics Workshop and Scienceworks School Holidays Program, 2 Booker Ave, Spotswood

Scienceworks have an amazing temporary pop up space called Test Lab inviting families to explore everything about robots! Test Lab is a maker space for children and is included in general museum entry. You can drop in for general tinkering in the Shed which has open constructive play using a variety of kid-friendly materials, be inspired by what […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Places to go with Kids in a Melbourne Heatwave

Looking for places to go to beat the heat? If you’re stuck for ideas check out my list of the best places to go with kids in a Melbourne heatwave! 1. Hit the beach   Melbourne is blessed with shallow, gentle and safe bay beaches. Our favourites include Altona Beach, Ricketts Point and Carrum Beach, […]

HOT: Children’s playground, Box Hill Central Shopping Centre, 1 Main Street, Box Hill

Box Hill Central shopping centre has undergone a major redevelopment and in the new North precinct they have created a cool indoor play space for kids with a space theme. We were invited to see it first hand and were there for almost 2 hours! Little astronauts will love the rocket ship (that lights up) with […]

HOT: Christmas Wunderland, Highpoint Shopping Centre, Level 1, 120-200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong

This Christmas Highpoint Shopping Centre is doing something a little different beyond the Santa photos and candy canes. Christmas Wunderland is an interactive festive experience that engages all your senses in a fun and quirky way. We were invited to preview the experience before it opens to the public and can guarantee that young and […]

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

Day 1 of the TOT Christmas Activity Advent Calendar is the Gingerbread Village by EPICURE! This popular display is open at Melbourne Town Hall from Thursday 1 December to Saturday 24 December and it’s an event not to be missed. The village takes EPICURE’s Executive Pastry Chef Deniz Karaca plus three chefs working full time for three months to build. […]

HOT: Gasworks Spring Sundays, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham St, Albert Park

On three Sundays in November (13, 20 and 27 November) Gasworks Arts Park are hosting a free family-friendly event called ‘Gasworks Spring Sundays‘. The program is chock full of arty and creative experience for families plus food trucks, wine tasting and live music. During our visit on the first Sunday 13 November we try our hand at coppersmithing with […]

The HOT List: Christmas in Melbourne 2016 – Free Christmas events and activities

City of Melbourne always puts on a crackerload of Christmas events, activities and market (pun intended)  so here’s a list of 28 free Christmas events and attractions in 2016 in date order. Save, print and read this post later! Click here to get the pdf guide to Christmas in Melbourne now.   Myer Christmas Windows Sun 6 Nov […]

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 […]

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