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 […]

HOT: A Maze’N Things, 1805 Phillip Island Road, Cowes, Phillip Island

A Maze’N Things is one of Phillip Island’s most popular family attractions and if you haven’t been in a while (or have never been) it’s worth a visit now that the new SkyTrail has just opened. You won’t be able to miss it as the theme park is marked by a head-turning giant floating tap […]

HOT: The Secret Garden at Boyd, Boyd Community Hub, 207 City Road, Southbank

The Secret Garden at Boyd is a unique play space for families and young children which I have created together with Footscray-based sound artist Cat Lew for Boyd Community Hub in Southbank. From Monday 11 January to Friday 29 January, the Boyd playgroup room has been transformed into a gentle garden playscape for babies and toddlers […]

The HOT List: Best Cheap Fun in Melbourne with Kids 2015

Having fun with your kids doesn’t have to be expensive! To inspire you to get out and about this coming year, here’s a list of my Top 10 HOT cheap places to play this year (under $20 a head), all of which you can still visit in 2016. Bookmark it, save it, print it and tick […]

HOT: Australian Museum, 1 William St, Sydney

Australian Museum is Australia’s oldest museum, right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD opposite Hyde Park. If you’re in Sydney with young kids, then it’s a must do – mainly because of the excellent Kidspace for under 5s.   Australian Museum is housed inside a 19th century sandstone and to that extent it provides an […]

HOT: Little Creatures, 323 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn

Little Creatures is a small indoor play centre in Balwyn that focuses on imaginative play areas that replicate the real world. While it’s quite small entry is only $8 and it contained enough toys, books and equipment to keep my kids interested for around 2 hours. Little Creatures is basically like someone’s large lounge room, […]

HOT: Play Central, 35-27 Crockford St, Port Melbourne

Play Central indoor play centre in Port Melbourne is worth a trip across town. It’s well spread out, decease clean, help bathed in natural light, troche air-conditioned and contains enough toys and games to keep kids entertained for a couple of hours. The play centre is on busy Crockford Street Port Melbourne, which means if possible it’s […]

Bounce World – Giveaway!

Bounce World in Springvale is a new indoor inflatable playground which is opening this Saturday 27 June in time for the school holidays. Bounce World is fully indoors with a cafe so you can relax as the kids bounce, jump, leap, crawl and slide through the inflatable activity park. It’s hours worth of activity, fun […]

HOT: PlanetKids, 10-12 Cecil St, Southbank

PlanetKids is a new indoor play centre in Southbank/South Melbourne. It’s bright, cheerful, clean and spacious – a great option for wet/cold weather play or if you need to do some work or catch up with family and friends while kids play safely. Entrance is via a short set of stairs at the front cafe or ramp […]

NOT: 79 Jump Street, 656 Somerville Rd, Sunshine West

Trampoline parks are a great venue to take kids when it’s cold and wet outside, discount so Lady AB and I recently visited 79 Jump Street in Sunshine West. This indoor trampoline playground is located in a business park in the middle of nowhere. That means it’s lots of free parking right outside and if […]

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