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 […]

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

Easter school holidays are starting soon from Friday 25 March to Sunday 10 April. Here are some ideas to keep kids, particularly under 5s, entertained during the whole period of school holidays, sorted by location and date order. School holiday activities in Melbourne’s north, south, east and west. Easter events (Friday 25 March – Monday 28 March) […]

HOT: Jurassic Creatures featuring Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice , Harbour Town, Docklands Drive, Docklands

Big, noisy dinosaurs have stomped their way to Melbourne and set up camp at Jurassic Creatures at Docklands! Under a big top at Harbour Town, just near the entrance of the Melbourne Star, you’ll find a prehistoric world with life-sized dinosaurs coming alive with animatronics along with other dinosaur-related activities. We were invited to visit Jurassic Creatures as a […]

Scienceworks School Holidays Program for Autumn, 2 Booker Ave, Spotswood – Giveaway!

For the Autumn school holidays Scienceworks are inviting families to discover outer space with their school holiday program running from Monday 28 March to Sunday 10 April 2016. There are two special events happening: Space Tape: An Ever Expanding Universe Monday 28 March to Sunday 10 April, 11-3pm daily Can a drawing grow and change in the same […]

What’s On at Easter in Melbourne for Families – Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March

Easter is coming soon (Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March 2016)! There are so many Easter events you’ll be sure to find one near you. Note that some events are free, some require tickets and pre-booking. CBD / DOCKLANDS Easter activities at Eureka Skydeck (Sat 26 Mar – Sun 10 Apr) – FREE Easter-themed bunny ear making and colour-in […]

HOT: Rhythm of Africa, Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee South

Updated January 2017 Werribee Zoo is open late for ‘Rhythm of Africa’ every Saturday night this summer and it’s a fun way to explore the zoo in the cool of the evening. There’s live music, African-inspired food, dancing, drumming, hair braiding, kids activities, safari tours and more! From 4:30-8:30pm, there’s an evening performance for kids before […]

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