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

A pink car wash has landed at National Gallery of Victoria until Sunday 7 May! 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 […]

The HOT List: 17 Best Libraries in Melbourne

Melbourne is one of only twenty UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world so it’s fitting that Melburnians love and appreciate their libraries. Apparently more people borrow books from libraries in Melbourne than anywhere else in Australia. So here’s my list of the 17 best libraries in Melbourne for kids. Places that aren’t just repositories for books […]

HOT: States of Blue: West Projections Festival 2016

West Projections Festival 2016 is a free projection festival which returning for the third year in a row to light up Footscray’s streets. From Monday 15 August to Sunday 11 of September 2016, be immersed in the colour blue through a series of video projections and sound pieces in the streets of Footscray. States of Blue: West Projections Festival will illuminate creative spaces, […]

The HOT List: National Bookshop Day 2016 events in Melbourne

This Saturday 13 August is National Bookshop Day, which celebrates local bookshops all around Australia. Bookshops around the country are hosting events, book readings and fun activities. Here’s what happening in some of Melbourne’s bookshops: Benns Books 437 Centre Road Bentleigh Alan Brough presenting a performance based on his book ‘Charlie and the War against […]

HOT: Shimmer: The Exhibition, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Shimmer: The Exhibition is the latest temporary installation in Artplay’s exhibition space and it explores the interplay of shadow and light. In a previous workshop children worked with visual artist, Louisa Ennis-Thomas to make flower garlands and sculptural forms using plastic bottles, pipe cleaners and other craft materials. All of these works are now installed […]

The HOT List: 10 Tips for Visiting Open House Melbourne with Kids

  Open House Melbourne Weekend is an annual winter event that gives people the opportunity to access and experience great design and architecture in Melbourne. This year’s program extends the widest ever geographical area and there are houses, infrastructure and landscapes to visit over two days – Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July 2017. […]

HOT: Sunshine Library, Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine

Sunshine Library is back at the library’s former location at 301 Hampshire Road Sunshine, in the hub of Sunshine CBD. It’s part of the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre which incorporates offices, a customer service centre, community meeting spaces, exhibition spaces and the Sunshine Historical Society offices. The huge library spans the first two floors. The library features large double height […]

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