HOT: Kew Nursery and Cafe, 2 Gladstone St, Kew

Now that we are right into Spring it’s time to get inspired with your garden and to get outside with your kids – and Kew Nursery and Cafe will help you with both those aims. As the name suggests, it’s a nursery nestled in the residential streets of Kew. It’s quite small but has the range […]

HOT: Cherry Lake, Millers Rd, Altona

When people say Altona I think of the Altona Refinery and Julia Gillard – but what I’ve discovered is that Altona is a gem for families in the west of Melbourne and surprisingly easy to access from other sides of the city. In Altona we’ve discovered a beautiful foreshore with glorious city views, the Altona […]

HOT: Chinese Playgroup, Kensington Neighbourhood House, 89 McCracken Street, Kensington

I am trying to teach my kids to be bilingual so I am constantly on the lookout for Chinese, particularly Cantonese, playgroups and other resources. The kids don’t get much exposure to Cantonese in their everyday lives. Only I speak to them in Chinese as I’m not able to read Chinese books to them and […]

HOT: Maribyrnong Park playground, The Boulevard, Moonee Ponds

Maribyrnong Park is a large reserve that borders the Maribyrnong River that’s popular for families because of the all abilities playground adjoined by The Boathouse cafe. The wooden adventure playground has a nautical theme suitable for its surroundings and is divided into two sections. At the top of the slope is a large structure with […]

HOT: Hot Chocolate Festival, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, 35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen

Updated August 2016 Winter is the perfect time to indulge and throughout August the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery‘s Hot Chocolate Festival are serving 31 limited edition flavours of hot chocolates. Every week there are 8 flavours on rotation and I was invited to try their week 1 menu consisting of a mix of traditional to unexpected flavours. All the hot chocolates […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 1 August to Thursday 7 August

Get out and about in the first week of August with these special activities and events. (Photo from our recent trip to Scienceworks, nurse one of the events this week) CBD / Docklands Docklands Winter Fireworks (Fri 4 Jul – Tue 29 Aug) – Happening every Friday night at 7pm during July and August. There’s […]

HOT: Bounce Inc, 2 Weir St, Glen Iris

My most recent playdate was at Bounce Inc, clinic an indoor trampoline park at Glen Iris (other locations around Australia too). Unfortunately I hadn’t done my research so didn’t realise that only kids 3+ years were allowed on the trampolines (unlike Altona’s FlipOut trampoline arena). So my friend and I were stuck with two 18 month […]

HOT: PlayHut Party and Play Centre, Westgate Indoor Sports, Cnr Grieve Pde and Dohertys Rd, Altona North

PlayHut Party and Play Centre at Westgate Indoor Sports Altona was not the most flashy indoor play centre that we’ve been to, unhealthy but it had several things going for it which makes it a great cold weather/wet weather destinations for energetic 0-6 year olds. Firstly, sale it only cost $5 for under 2s and […]

HOT: Pirate Ship Playground, Riverside Park, 118 The Boulevard, Aberfeldie

HOT: Dinosaur Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra

During the July school holidays the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne has been taken over by dinosaurs! On Thursday 3 July and Tuesday 8 July RBG are holding a special kids program for 3-5 year olds called ‘Dinosaur Gardens‘. The sessions are sold out but there is a waiting list so you may be lucky. When we booked […]

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