The HOT List: Top 10 tips for going to Disney on Ice

Seeing a Disney on Ice show is one of our favourite winter school holiday activities and in my experience a little organisation and pre-planning will go a long way to making everyone’s experience more enjoyable. Here are my Top 10 tips for going to Disney on Ice, particularly in Melbourne:   Prebook your tickets The box […]

HOT: The Snail and the Whale, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The Snail and the Whale is a charming stage adaptation of the award-winning story The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler (the creators ofThe Gruffalo) and it’s playing at the Arts Centre Melbourne these school holidays Wednesday 29 June to Sunday 10 July. We were invited to see the show and […]

HOT: Variety Ice Slide at Eureka Skydeck, Riverside Quay, Southbank Melbourne

Get into the spirit of the Melbourne winter from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July with the Variety Ice Slide! The 36 metre long, four-meter high ice slide is set up alongside Southbank’s waterfront near Eureka Skydeck and for $12 you get three goes of riding an inflatable tube down the slide (or $20 for six slides). […]

Winter School Holidays Melbourne – Friday 24 June to Sunday 10 July 2016

Part 2 of the bumper school holiday events and activities which covers Melbourne’s north, south, east, west. For activities in the CBD click here. NORTH  / NORTH-EAST Finding Dory 3D at IMAX (from Thu 16 Jun) – Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory reunite’s everyone’s favourite friendly-but-forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search […]

Winter School Holidays Melbourne – Friday 24 June to Sunday 10 July – CBD/Docklands

Here’s your mega list of school holiday events in Melbourne’s CBD and Docklands, sorted by date. Events and activities in Melbourne’s north, south, east and west. CBD/Docklands The Light in Winter Federation Square (Thu 2 Jun – Sun 17 Jul) – enjoy beautiful music, dance, storytelling and visual spectacle including campfire program by Footscray Community Arts […]

The HOT List: Top 16 FREE things to do in Melbourne with kids this Winter (+ 12 paid events you could check out too)

Don’t hibernate away this winter – head to Melbourne’s CBD and embark on some indoor and outdoor fun with these FREE special family friendly events.  For the sake of completeness I’ve also included some ideas for events that require a fee and possibly pre-booking.   FREE Events 1. Winter Night Market Queen Victoria Markets (Wed 1 Jun […]

HOT: Dancing Umbrellas, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen

Heide Museum of Modern Art latest temporary exhibition is a group show of contemporary Australian artists relating to light and movement called ‘Dancing Umbrellas‘. It’s a particularly engaging exhibition for kids due to the combination of moving image, collage, painting and installations creating a visually immersive and playful environment. Some of the works are quite hypnotic, such as the slow turn […]

HOT: Jurassic World: The Exhibition, Melbourne Museum, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton

The world premiere of Jurassic World: The Exhibition opens at Melbourne Museum tomorrow Saturday 19 March and from our sneak peek today I can assure you that it’s AMAZING. It’s a walk-through theatrical show combined with educational elements.  The exhibition is based on Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history and a movie […]

Lost In the Shadows – Free shadow puppet making workshop at Footscray Library

Lost In the Shadows is a FREE shadow puppet making workshop for children aged 5-12 years that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I are holding on Wednesday 6 April at Footscray Library while we’re artists-in-residents in the Artsbox. We have been inspired by Footscray’s rich history to create simple shadow puppets and backdrops based on the people and places that […]

What’s On in Melbourne – Easter Autumn School Holidays – Friday 25 March to Sunday 10 April

Part 2 of the bumper school holiday activities which covers Melbourne’s north, south, east, west. Plus always check your local library service for free or cheap events over school holidays. School holiday activities in Melbourne’s CBD. Easter events (Friday 25 March – Monday 28 March) only. NORTH School holidays at Melbourne Zoo (Fri 25 Mar […]

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