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 […]

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, […]

The HOT List: Summer Holidays Bucket List for Melbourne families

We made it! Christmas is coming so I’m signing off on the blog for 2016! For the next two weeks I’ll be taking a break on the Gold Coast and Hong Kong (follow my adventures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) so I wanted to leave you with this – my summer holidays bucket list! If you’re on […]

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