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 […]

HOT: Sunshine Children’s Garden – closes Monday 13 July

As regular readers will know Sunshine Children’s Garden  was a free hands-on construction play event that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I hosted Saturday 4 July 2015 at Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre. The day was a great success! We had so many happy families come and visit us to transform a vacant shop into a garden playscape […]

What’s On – Friday 3 July – Thursday 9 July 2015

We’re midway through the school holidays and there are still lots of activities suitable for under 5s this week. If you want the full list of school holiday events (until Sunday 12 July) click here. (Photo from Wild Nights at Werribee Open Range Zoo) CBD/Docklands Circus Oz at Birrarung Marr (Wed 17 Jun – Sun 12 Jul) – […]

HOT: Grug and the Rainbow, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

  Grug and the Rainbow is a wonderful theatrical experience for under 5s based on a much-loved, hairy and cute picture book character. The 35 minute event is a delightful and whimsical ramble through one of Ted Pryor’s books – Grug and the Rainbow. I did wonder how they were going to stretch out such […]

HOT: Wild Nights at Werribee Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee South

Updated June 2016 Wild Nights at Werribee Zoo is an annual night-time adventure for the winter school holidays, when the zoo is open after dark for a series of special events. Every year Lady AB and I have a brilliant time, even though it is waaaay past her bedtime. It’s a bargain for $10/$5 if you’re a Zoo […]

What’s On – June/July 2015 Winter School Holidays – North South East West

Part 2 of the bumper school holiday activities for under 5s which covers Melbourne’s north, south, east, west. For activities in the CBD click here. (Photo from our visit to Ranger Kids at Werribee Zoo). NORTH  / NORTH-EAST Inside Out 3D at IMAX (Wed 24 Jun – Wed 1 Jul) – Pixar’s latest film in […]

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