HOT: Caulfield Park, Corner Hawthorn and Balaclava Roads, Caulfield North

Caulfield Park is regular hangout for many south-east Melbourne families as there’s so much to do there! There are three playgrounds as well as ponds with ducks and geese, sports ovals, a cricket ground, conservatory, croquet and bowls lawns, basketballs courts, tennis courts and an aviary. The largest playground in Caulfield Park is the Eastern playground, […]

The HOT List: Top 12 Melbourne Writers Festival 2017 events for kids

Every year the Melbourne Writer’s Festival delivers an exciting program for Melbourne, the City of Literature, and for our book-loving family. In 2017 the childrens and teens events include workshops, performances and talks, all under $15. PLUS come along to Harry Potter Day, a free all-ages celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter on Sunday […]

HOT: Winter Wonderlights, Sovereign Hill, 3 Bradshaw Street, Ballarat

The Sovereign Hill Winter Wonderlights are back for another year as part of the Ballarat’s Winter Festival from 1-30 July 2017. Expect a magical day out in olden day Ballarat with snowfalls, Christmas decorations and stunning light projections! Sovereign Hill is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations and a place to immerse yourself in […]

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

  One of our regular winter school holiday outings is during the annual Wild Nights at Werribee Zoo, when the zoo is open after dark for a series of special events. This year the event is on for 7 nights from 9-15 July 2017. While the old favourites are there every year (marshmallow toasting!) each year there’s […]

HOT: The Story of Lamp, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The Story of Lamp is a charming interactive adventure at Arts Centre Melbourne that is certain to ‘light’ up your day. You are invited to join Lamp on a journey around the Theatres Building, guided by a magical book that brings the theatre’s lamps to life. Once upon a time, Lamp lit the stage of […]

HOT: Disney on Ice presents Frozen, Hisense Arena, Melbourne

Disney on Ice comes to Melbourne these school holidays with a blockbuster – Disney on Ice presents Frozen. I am invited to opening night and everyone,  young and old, is entranced by the Disney movie come to life on ice with world-class skaters and dazzling special effects. Even a cynic like T agrees that its a spectacular […]

HOT: The Big Freeze, Westfield Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, Cnr Brechin Drive & Princes Highway

The Big Freeze is a family-friendly Melbourne winter festival set up under the Big Top at Westfield Fountain Gate Shopping Centre from 1 July – 9 July. The Big Freeze features an affordable snow play experience plus heaps of other wintery activities that will keep the kids amused while sheltered under cover. This year there’s […]

HOT: Afternoon Tea, Windsor Hotel, 111 Spring St, Melbourne

These winter school holidays enjoy a very special treat with afternoon tea at the Windsor Hotel where kids aged 3-12 years only pay the price of their age when one full paying dines on a weekday. Usually, children aged 3-6 years pay $25 and 7-12 years pay $40, so it is a significant saving. The historic Hotel Windsor has […]

HOT: Lego City Play Zone, Harbour Town Melbourne, 440 Docklands Dr, Docklands

The LEGO City Play Zone is open for every day of the school holidays Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July at Harbour Town Docklands. If you’re looking for something free and fun to do with the kids then check it out. I was invited to get a sneak peek of the activities and can […]

HOT: Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke

If you’re looking for a perfect nature play + cafe combo that’s not too far from Melbourne…then Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens and The Piggery at Burnham Beeches in Sherbrooke is it. The gardens is one of the jewels of the Dandenong Ranges. It is particularly stunning in Autumn, with the changing colours of maples and beeches, […]

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