What’s On – Friday 1 July to Thursday 7 July

Hope you’re loving these school holidays as much as we are! We took a short break to Sydney, been checking out the Melbourne Ice Slide, loved the stage adaptation of The Snail and the Whale and took our beanies to Wild Nights at Werribee Zoo. Yay! CBD/Docklands The Light in Winter Federation Square (Fri 1 Jul – […]

What’s On – Friday 17 June to Thursday 23 June

This week we’re going to hang out at NGV’s newest children’s gallery exhibition Fake Food Park, the Williamstown Literary Festival and the revamped Leroys cafe in Newport. And there are Winter Solstice celebrations happening across the city. Where will your adventures take you? CBD / Docklands Winter Solstice Fed Square (Sat 18 Jun) – live music, art, performances […]

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 […]

What’s On – Friday 3 June to Thursday 9 June

Winter has well and truly arrived so this week you might need some ideas for indoor play spots in Melbourne (photo from the updated review of Keeper Kids at Melbourne Zoo). Having said that, we’re hanging outdoors this week – I’m running the last series of Westie Women Food Rides and we’ll be heading to the […]

What’s On – Friday 27 May to Thursday 2 June

Hello winter! We’ve had a lot of fun this week exploring the Megasaurus playground and the Little Red Train and next week we’ll be heading to the opening of the Winter Night Market and The Light in Winter! CBD / Docklands NGV Pop Up Sale (Fri 27 May – Sun 29 May) – discounts on a range of books, […]

What’s On – Friday 20 May to Thursday 26 May

It’s play time! We’ve had a lot of fun this week exploring the new Woodlea playground and Bundoora Park playspace and on the weekend we’ll be meeting author/illustrator Jon Klassen a part of Wheeler Centre’s kids program. We might also pop into the National Trust Open Day with properties open all over Victoria on Saturday 21 May. […]

What’s On – Friday 13 May to Thursday 19 May

Where will your adventures take you this week? I’m getting nostalgic for the premiere of Heathers: The Musical and Singin’ in the Rain, leading another sold out Westie Women Food Ride, checking out Buddha’s Day + Multicultural Festival at Federation Square and heading to Artplay for Small Friends Storytelling. Have a great week! CBD / Docklands Heathers: The Musical (Thu 12 May […]

What’s On – Mother’s Day edition – Friday 6 May to Thursday 12 May

This week I’ve had a fascinating week of learning as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week (which finishes this Sunday).  I’m also looking forward to MSO Education Week’s Classic Kids concert, Utopia City with Beci Orpin then indulging in a Mother’s Day high tea (see a list of my recommended Top 20 high teas in Melbourne for Mother’s Day here). Have a great […]

What’s On Anzac Day edition – Friday 22 April to Thursday 28 April

Monday 25 April is ANZAC Day and many shops, cafes and public institutions eg libraries will be closed, at least in the morning. The museums (Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, Immigration Museum), zoos (Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium) and galleries (NGV Australia and NGV International) will all be open. Here’s a […]

What’s On – Friday 15 April to Thursday 21 April

First week back of Term 2 but don’t let the adventures stop! Where will you be heading this week? We’re going to Artplay for Cerita Anak and Imaginary Pets and the launch of the Big Freeze Festival which is coming to Melbourne in July. (Image from Studio Cats at NGV International) CBD / Docklands BBC Proms Classics for […]

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