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: Music Play, Melbourne Recital Centre, Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Sts, Melbourne

Music Play is the Melbourne Recital Centre’s annual children’s music festival held in the January school holidays. It’s a great first child-friendly introduction to attending a show at a ‘proper’ concert hall – the Elizabeth Murdoch Hall – plus there’s always events suitable for babies up and free foyer entertainment. This year Music Play runs from 11-14 January and includes Justine […]

HOT: Junior Chocolatier Class, Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Icecreamery, Cnr Great Ocean Road and Elkington Road, Bellbrae

Are you children crazy for chocolate like mine? If so head to the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Icecreamery where children 6-12 years can learn how to make chocolate creations from the chocolatiers on the first Saturday of every month (and other days during school holidays). Lady AB was invited to try out the workshop on […]

HOT: School holidays at SciencePlay Kids, MREAM Studios, 32 Hampstead Rd, Maidstone

SciencePlay Kids is a fantastically fun lab space at the MREAM art studios in Maidstone where kids can learn about and explore scientific concepts with Dr Lorien Parker, a scientist (and mother).  SciencePlay Kids started it in late November 2016 with toddler and preschooler classes and the response has been amazing so ‘Dr Loz’ is holding school holiday programs for older […]

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 […]

HOT: Circus 1903, Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne

The circus has come to town in a way unseen since the turn of the century! Circus 1903 brings the magic of old world circus to the stage of Melbourne’s gorgeous Regent Theatre complete with acrobatics, contortionists, juggling, high wire acts and plenty of humour. We were invited to the opening night and the kids […]

HOT: Splashland Inflatable Water Slide Park, Mornington Racecourse and Caulfield Racecourse

Splashland is the newest pop up attraction for the Melbourne summer – an inflatable water slide park for kids and their adults!  It is currently set up at Mornington Racecourse 27 December – 8 January and then Caulfield Racecourse from 11 January – 24 January. Think Inflatable World meets Slide the Park. It includes three big inflatable […]

Rhythm of Africa, Werribee Open Range Zoo – Giveaway!

Werribee Zoo is open late for ‘Rhythm of Africa’ every Saturday night in January and February and it’s a regular event on our summer itinerary.  There’s live music, African-inspired food, dancing, drumming, hair braiding, kids activities, safari tours and a fun way to explore the zoo in the cool of a summer’s evening. From 4:30-8:30pm, there’s […]

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 […]

Peppa Pig Playdate – Giveaway!

Peppa Pig is the most watched kids show on Australian TV and it’s coming to Australia in a brand new super-sized interactive experience called Peppa Pig Playdate! Families are invited to journey into the world of Peppa Pig and her friends when they visit Peppa Pig Playdate, with loads to keep little ones entertained. You can […]

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