HOT: The Wind in the Willows by The Australian Shakespeare Company, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra

The Wind in the Willows by The Australian Shakespeare Company is a summer tradition for families in Melbourne. Now in its 28th year, 100mg the riverbank adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and Mr Toad takes place in the bucolic surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens. It’s a delightful romp that makes the most […]

HOT: Paper Planet by Polyglot Theatre, MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne

Tomorrow is your last chance to join Polyglot Theatre to help create Paper Planet at MPavilion. This week the temporary summer pavilion has been hosting a series of kids’ live art-making workshops which finish on Sunday. Paper Planet is a jungle of cardboard trees filled with paper leaves, knights and magical creatures. Children are invited to […]

HOT: Hippo Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee South

Hippo Beach is the newest attraction at the Werribee Open Range Zoo, rx open just in time for the summer school holidays! Hippo Beach combines water play, a large sandpit and shady cafe in an area that’s bound to be popular with families in the summer months. It’s also right next to the hippo enclosure […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 3 October to Thursday 9 October

It’s the tail end of the school holidays and then it’s back to school/kinder! Here are some fun events that will take you right into term 4. (Photo from our previous visit to Round and Round at Artplay). CBD/DOCKLANDS The Art of Travel Trail at Immigration Museum (Sat 20 Sep – Sun 5 Oct) – […]

Spring School Holidays – What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 26 September to Sunday 5 October

First week of school holidays are DONE! Here’s what’s on for under 5s in Melbourne’s north, south, east, west in week 2 of the holidays. (Photo from our visit to Apples and Jam) CBD/DOCKLANDS A Mad Tea Party (Thu 18 Sep – Sun 28 Sep) – Immerse yourself in a carnivalesque Wonderland The Art of Travel Trail […]

HOT: Once Upon a Time, The Australian Ballet, Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre

Lady AB attended her first proper ballet performance these school holidays at Once Upon a Time, cialis The Australian Ballet’s abridged version of The Nutcracker designed especially for children 4 and up (the full ballet is now playing in Melbourne until Thursday 25 September 2014). Story ballets are a wonderful introduction to ballet for children. […]

HOT: Afternoon tea at The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring St, Melbourne

Lady AB and I had a special mummy-daughter day out with afternoon tea at the Hotel Windsor during the school holidays. The historic hotel has been serving traditional afternoon tea every day since 1883 and the entrance and interior lobby is still very old school. The restaurant 111 Spring Street where the high tea is served retains some […]

HOT: Apples and Jam, 217-239 Montague St, South Melbourne

Apples and Jam is a lovely creative, craft and party space inside a historic building in South Melbourne. We visit Apples and Jam for their September school holiday program, a morning high tea for Lady AB ($20). Apples and Jam are up a set of stairs so we just leave our pram at the bottom of the […]

HOT: Royal Melbourne Show – Top 10 tips for enjoying your visit

The Royal Melbourne Show (Saturday 20 September 2014 – Wednesday 1 October 2014) is an annual event held in Spring / September school holidays which brings together entertainment, agriculture, attractions and food for a fun and memorable day out. The show can be overwhelming for first-time visitors, especially if you have young children under 5. […]

HOT: April Underhill: Tooth Fairy, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014, La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday St, Carlton

April Underhill: Tooth Fairy is a book by the beloved children’s author Bob Graham which has been turned into a theatrical performance for kids aged 2-8 years as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014. If you’ve not read the book, cialis April and Esme Underhill are two tooth fairies and the story follows their nighttime […]

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