The HOT List: Christmas in Melbourne 2017 – Top 33 Free Christmas events and activities

City of Melbourne always hosts a crackerload of Christmas events, activities and markets (pun intended) so here’s a list of 33 free Christmas events and attractions in 2017 in date order. Save time and read this post later! Click here to get a pdf of Christmas in Melbourne 2017 guide. 1. Santa’s Post Box Write a […]

The HOT List: Children’s Week 2017 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 21 October to Sunday 29 October with the theme that education has the power to transform children’s lives. All Children’s Week events are free for Victorian families with children aged 0-12 years. Share […]

The HOT List: 10 Best Playgrounds in Melbourne for Older Kids

If you have older kids or kids who are adventurous and happy to tackle a challenge then here’s my pick of the 10 MORE great playgrounds in Melbourne for older kids, to add to my previous guest post of the 10 best playgrounds in Melbourne for older kids over at Planning With Kids. Bayview Park […]

The HOT List: Top 12 places to go for Open House Melbourne Weekend 2017

Open House Melbourne Weekend is on Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July once again to give Melburnians the opportunity to access and experience great design and architecture. There are houses, buildings, infrastructure and landscapes to visit over two days and it can be hard to make a plan – so I’ve done the research […]

The HOT List: Best 11 Museums in Melbourne for Kids

If you’re stuck indoors with kids then you might as well make the experience enjoyable and educational at the same time! Head of one of Melbourne’s best museums for kids for a great day out. Note if you can often get free or discounted entry if you join as a museum member or with Entertainment […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Free Winter School Holiday Events in Melbourne

School holidays can be an expensive affair, so here’s a list of my Top 12 free school holiday events for Winter. LEGO City Play Zone Harbour Town (Mon 3 Jul – Sun 16 Jul) – free giant life size LEGO City Play Zone with free building, ipad games, photo ops. Full review. Bricks 4 Kids […]

The HOT List: Best 8 Cinemas For Kids In Melbourne

When I was pregnant one of the regular pieces of advice I got from parents was ‘go to the movies while you still can!’ Fortunately having kids hasn’t completely curbed my cinephile habits and a number of Melbourne’s cinemas cater particularly well for kids. Note that you can often get discounts at many of these […]

The HOT List: Top 10 Road Trip Songs for Kids

Easter weekend is the busiest time of the year on Australian roads and Kinderling Kids Radio, Australia’s most popular kids radio station, can help you survive those family road trips with kids! Kinderling Kids Radio recently surveyed 1000+ parents of under 5s to compile the ultimate soundtrack for surviving a road trip with toddlers in tow: 1. Let […]

The HOT List: Top 15 Free Events for Nature Play Week 2017

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 12 April to Sunday 23 April, with a launch event at Wombat Bend Templestowe on Wednesday 12 April. Here are my […]

The HOT List: Top 10 tips for visiting Hong Kong with Kids

I have a curious relationship with Hong Kong. It is my birthplace but I don’t have many memories of it (left when I was 6 years old). I look and speak Cantonese but I don’t dress or act like a Hong Konger. As such, my advice about travelling to Hong Kong with kids combines a […]

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