HOT: Alice and Peter Pan in Never Neverland by The Australian Shakespeare Company, Rippon Lea House & Gardens, 197 Hotham St, Elsternwick

‘The show must go on!’ as they say in showbiz and so despite some inclement weather we joined the audience at Rippon Lea Gardens for The Australian Shakespeare Company‘s outdoor    production of Alice and Peter Pan in Never Neverland, a mash-up of two beloved childhood stories, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. All your favourite characters from both […]

HOT: The Secret Garden at Boyd, Boyd Community Hub, 207 City Road, Southbank

The Secret Garden at Boyd is a unique play space for families and young children which I have created together with Footscray-based sound artist Cat Lew for Boyd Community Hub in Southbank. From Monday 11 January to Friday 29 January, the Boyd playgroup room has been transformed into a gentle garden playscape for babies and toddlers […]

HOT: Book Swap Bike – Free Book Swapping at Highpoint’s Pop Up Park

Book Swap Bike is back at Highpoint Shopping Centre this summer and popping up at Highpoint’s Pop Up Park. On Saturday 19 December, Sunday 20 December, Tuesday 5 January and Wednesday 6 January, children aged 0­-12 years are invited to bring a pre-­loved book to the Book Swap Bike, a Danish Christiania cargo bike transformed into a miniature […]

HOT: Dandenong Festival of Lights, Dandenong Showgrounds, Greaves Reserve, Dandenong

Updated September 2016 My family doesn’t often tend to venture out after dark, but the Dandenong Festival of Lights earns “special event” billing for our family. TheDandenong Festival of Lights is in its second year and is just as impressive in 2016, with new additions and improved set-up this year. We arrive just after 6pm and Lightning, 5, […]

HOT: Barbie Rock n Royals Little Langham High Tea, The Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Ave, Southbank

The Langham Melbourne is always a great destination for school holidays because every term there’s a new themed Little Langham High Tea. This September Spring school holidaysThe Langham Melbourne is celebrating the release of Barbie Rock n Royals in cinemas by inviting little ones to a special high tea. We were invited to a preview of the […]

The HOT List: Top 10 Tips for visiting the Melbourne Show

Updated September 2016 In Melbourne, nothing announces the arrival of Spring and September school holidays like a visit to the Royal Melbourne Show (Saturday 17 September – Tuesday 27 September 2016). We look forward to visiting the show every year, with its mix of entertainment, agriculture, attractions and food. Here are 10 tips for getting the most out of […]

September School Holidays – What’s on in Melbourne North, South, East, West – Friday 18 September to Sunday 4 October

Part 2 of the bumper school holiday activities for under 5s which covers Melbourne’s north, south, east, west. For activities in the CBD/Docklands click here. (Photo from our visit to Family Science Nights at Scienceworks) NORTH The Chipolatas present Gentlemen of the Road (Thu 17 Sep – Tue 22 Sep) – circus meets theatre and live music […]

September School Holidays – What’s on in Melbourne CBD – Friday 18 September to Sunday 4 October

School holidays are starting soon and many toddlers and preschoolers have their regular activities and kinder classes stop during term break. So here are some ideas to keep under 5s entertained during the whole period of school holidays, sorted by location and date order. In addition remember to check your local library for events – there are too […]

The HOT List: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015 – Best shows for kids under 5

The 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival is opening soon on in time for the September school holidays, from Wednesday 16 September to Sunday 4 October. This year’s children’s program features a jam-packed program of circus, puppetry, comedy, theatre. The Festival Hub is also being made family-friendly with the dancefloor at Bollywood Express, the first ever kids […]

Disney in Concert: Tale As Old As Time by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Giveaway!

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra‘s next family-friendly concert is Disney in Concert: Tale As Old As Time which will showcase magical musical works from the wonderful world of Disney. The concert will see the MSO and four Broadway singers perform iconic songs from such Disney films as Frozen, Tangled, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, Aladdin and so much more […]

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