The HOT List: Best Places to Go and Things to Do with Toddlers and Babies in Melbourne

A recent reader question from Laura B has reminded me of how hard it is to find age-appropriate places in Melbourne to take toddlers and babies. She asks “We’re spending a long weekend in Melbourne this weekend coming with our ten-month-old twins. Any suggestions on things we can do with them  – they will be […]

The HOT List: Top 5 Features of Eastland Shopping Centre Redevelopment

Today I was invited to the opening of Eastland’s new galleria and I have to say that I’m impressed. They’ve turned the typical shopping centre retail experience on its head and have focused on being a community hub rather than just stores and stores and more stores. Even if you don’t live near Ringwood I think […]

The HOT List: Williamstown Literary Festival 2016 – Top 10 events for families and kids

Williamstown Literary Festival is the premier event for writers and readers in Melbourne’s west. The two day festival brings books alive at Williamstown Town Hall or the Williamstown Library (both located at 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown). Here are my Top 10 picks of the 13th annual Williamstown Literary Festival for families and children. Early bird tickets […]

HOT: Melbourne Art Book Fair, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Melbourne Art Book Fair is back at NGV International for the second year after a very successful event in 2015 when 16,000 people attended. Melbourne Art Book Fair is a free event featuring book launches, talks and performances and while it’s an event that’s more geared towards adults than children, there are some child-friendly aspects to the event […]

HOT: Lost In the Shadows – Premiere Screening at Footscray Library

Lost In the Shadows is a shadow puppet workshop for children aged 5-12 years that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I developed for the July school holidays while we were artists-in-residents in the Artsbox. The finale for the project is the short video clip created by multi-award winning director Luis Gaitan and Emmy award nominee producer Samantha Urquijo-Garcia. The premiere […]

HOT: Arty Tales, Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds

The Incinerator Gallery in Moonee Ponds hold an early learning program called ‘Arty Tales’ and it’s a fantastic morning activity for preschoolers at a very affordable price. For a mere $5.50 per child kids 3-5 years and their carers can enjoy a 1.5 hour session of storytelling and songs, a simple but tempting morning tea and […]

HOT: The Fictional Factory exhibition, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Artplay’s latest temporary exhibition is The Fictional Factory by artists Cat Rabbit and Isobel Knowles from Soft Stories. It’s whimsical fun for young and old and follows on from their work together in Matter of Factory and Owl Know How. The ‘Factory or Fiction’ workshops that helped to create this fantastical work have probably been some […]

HOT: Artplay Backyard, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

We are regular participants of ArtPlay’s booked workshops but did you know they hold a program of outdoor, drop-in play sessions called ArtPlay Backyard? Behind Artplay’s main building is a shipping container full of art materials which opens up onto a wooden deck and the patch of green next to the Artplay playground. Every week […]

The HOT List: Nature Play Week 2016 – Top 20 events in Melbourne and surrounds

Nature Play Week is an annual national program by Kids In Nature Network that celebrates events and initiatives that reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors. This year Nature Play Week runs from Wednesday 6 April to Sunday 17 April, with a launch event at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne with Jackie French, author/illustrator and former […]

HOT: Fire Services Museum, 39 Gisborne St, East Melbourne

I don’t know what it is with little boys but all the ones I seem to know are fascinated by fire engines (or vehicles in general actually). If that’s the case with your little boy (or girl) then head to the Fire Services Museum in East Melbourne and give them a thrill! The Fire Services […]

Page 5 of 17« First...34567...10...Last »

Featuring Recent Posts Wordpress Widget development by YD