HOT: Dinosaur Time Machine, Wonderland Spiegeltent, 699 La Trobe St, Docklands

Dinosaur Time Machine is an award-winning children’s theatre show that gives dinosaur lovers a fun and educational experience combining science with circus, puppetry and narrative. It arrives as part of Melbourne Fringe in the relaxed environment of the Wonderland Spiegeltent. Kids are invited to sit on the floor while the adults sit around the semi-circle […]

HOT: Horrible Harriet Live on Stage, Melbourne

Horrible Harriet is a character from a series of children’s books by Australian Children’s Laureate and author/illustrator Leigh Hobbs. The humorous tale of a wicked, wild and wonderful girl has now been adapted for theatre by CDP Kids Productions and is touring nationally, landing in Melbourne these September school holidays.  I bought tickets to the performance […]

The HOT List: Top 10 Tips for Visiting the Royal Melbourne Show 2017

Every year Lady AB and I have a tradition of visiting the Royal Melbourne Show (23 September – 3 October 2017) and I look forward to our annual outing, with its mix of entertainment, agriculture, attractions and food. This year I pluck up the courage to also take Baby 2.0 – so here are 10 tips for tackling […]

HOT: The Footy District, Harbour Town Melbourne, 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands

Footy Finals Fever has hit Melbourne and Harbour Town and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel are hosting The Footy District school holiday program in Docklands. Every day between 12-4pm  kids can test their footy skills in the AFL super game zone. All activities are free and include interactive inflatable goals, training drills, a handball target […]

HOT: Beci Orpin Spring Studio, Eastland, 171-175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

    Sponsored by Eastland For every day of the September school holidays at Eastland, kids will be entertained by Beci Orpin (Melbourne author and crafter) and her guest teachers for FREE arts and craft workshops as part of the Beci Orpin Spring Studio. The workshops are inspired by all things spring, outdoors and nature to […]

The HOT List: Top 14 Spring Festivals in Melbourne for Families

Melbourne is Australia’s festival city any time of year, but the festival season really starts to ramp up for Spring! Here are the top 14 Spring festivals in September, October and November for families in Melbourne, in date order. 1. Sustainable September South Melbourne Market celebrates its 150th year with Sustainable September, a month-long festival […]

Horrible Harriet at Arts Centre Melbourne – Giveaway!

Horrible Harriet is a wickedly funny theatre adaptation of Australian Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs’ much loved book and it is playing at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse during the September school holidays from Wednesday 27 Sepember – Saturday 30 September. Families are invited to join Harriet’s search for identity and friendship, with songs, humour and mischievous fun. […]

The HOT List: Top 20 Free Spring School Holiday Events in Melbourne

School holidays can be an expensive time for families, so here’s a list of my Top 20 free events for Spring school holidays. The Footy District Harbour Town (Sat 23 Sep – Sun 8 Oct) – AFL fun with interactive inflatable goals, training drills, a handball target wall, interactive obstacle course, a game activity cube plus a […]

Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain – Giveaway!

Horrible Histories is a British sketch comedy television series, part of the children’s history franchise of the same name based on the books written by Terry Deary.  Dreary himself has a background in theatre and has helped write and produce the TV shows.  It’s aired here on ABC Me and is very well loved and viewed. The special one-hour theatre production of Horrible Histories […]

Spring School Holidays Melbourne – Friday 23 September to Sunday 8 October

Part 2 of the bumper school holiday events and activities which covers Melbourne’s north, south, east, west. Click here for school holiday events and activities in the CBD. Click here for the Top 20 free school holiday events. Click here for the best Spring Festivals for families. NORTH/NORTH EAST Coburg Carnivale (Fri 22 Sep – […]

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