HOT: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne, Level 2, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne is the ultimate indoor LEGO play space that’s opened in Chadstone Shopping Centre. It’s going to be a big hit in Melbourne as the weather turns colder (or when we get a summer heatwave). I’m invited to a preview event ahead of the public opening today at 12pm and we stay […]

Scienceworks 25th Birthday Party – Giveaway!

Head to Scienceworks on Saturday 29 April 6-10pm for the Scienceworks 25th Birthday Party! The family-friendly event is a chance to experience Scienceworks after dark and to celebrate the museum’s iconic exhibitions and unique experiences. There will also be a free silent disco tour and low cost extras like Lightning Room and Planetarium shows, plus food and drinks available on the […]

HOT: NGV Under 4s art classes, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria is a fantastic family-friendly destination and every month they run ‘NGV Under 4s‘, a specially developed program for kids 2-4 years where they get to discover the gallery through look and making activities with their parents/carers. The theme changes every month and three 60 minute sessions at 10, 11:30 and […]

HOT: Invisible Light Garden, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Invisible Light Garden is the latest interactive art installation by Melbourne creative studio Mosster Studio and it’s opening today in Artplay’s exhibition space. I guarantee that you and the kids will be wowed by the interaction between digital imagery and physical action. In previous workshops Lady and I worked with the artists to help ‘make’ a […]

HOT: NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017, NGV International and NGV Australia, 180 St Kilda Rd and Federation Square, Melbourne

From Monday 16 January to Australia Day Thursday 26 January the National Gallery Victoria on St Kilda Road (NGV International) and Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square (NGV Australia) are hosting its annual NGV Kids Summer Festival with 11 days of FREE events for families. This year the festival’s activities are inspired by David Hockney: […]

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: 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: Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery, Melbourne Museum, Nicholson St, Carlton

The new Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery at Melbourne Museum is open after a complete redevelopment that has resulted in a world-class immersive learning and play experience. The new gallery features more than 2000 square metres of indoor and outdoor play spaces, with input from children, early childhood educators, playground creators, landscape designers and many more […]

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 […]

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