HOT: The Cell by Brook Andrew, The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport

There’s a jumping castle (of sorts) at The Substation Newport! Australian contemporary artist Brook Andrew is known for playfully reinterpreting colonial and modern history. His work includes video, sculpture, photography and installations.  The Substation is presenting the Melbourne premiere of Andrew’s major installation ‘The Cell‘. Wiradjuri patterns decorate the immersive inflatable installation and visitors dress up in a […]

HOT: Mister Fox, Ringwood Golf Club, 352 Canterbury Road, Ringwood

Mister Fox is the resident cafe at the Ringwood Golf Club which means it boasts glorious views of the green from its wall to ceiling windows. Inside the cafe is decor is hipster chic in the burbs and the menu also reflects Melbourne’s cafe standards at suburban prices. For instance, a very pretty granola stacked […]

HOT: ACMI Family Sundays, ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

On the first Sunday of every month, ACMI, Australia’s museum of film, television, video games and digital culture, offers a day of free family-friendly events and interactive activities called ‘ACMI Family Sundays‘. ACMI Family Sundays give families the opportunity to interact with screen culture in all its forms, with activities mainly designed for 5 – 12 year […]

AFL Sunday Funday – Giveaway!

AFL Sunday Funday is an AFL initiative that provides free general admission tickets to kids under 15 every Sunday, along with various other family-friendly activities at the grounds. The free tickets can be purchased in advance (and will be subject to the ticket agent transaction fee), or are available on match day at the box […]

HOT: Urban Projuice, 315 Montague St, Albert Park

Hidden in a gorgeous Victorian terrace house in Albert Park you’ll find a wholefoods vegetarian cafe and juice bar called Urban Projuice. While the elevated front entrance may not shout ‘kid-friendly’ once you get up the stairs you’ll discover a few features which make this one of my favourite pit stops in Albert Park. Sit […]

HOT: St Kilda Adventure Playground, Neptune St, St Kilda

Adventure playgrounds started in postwar Denmark after public officials noticed that children were playing in bombed and excavated sites. From there the idea of ‘adventure playgrounds’ proliferated in Europe, with over 100 ever-changing, junkyard play areas full of creative inspiration. St Kilda Adventure playground is one of only five staffed adventure playgrounds in Melbourne (the […]

Disney on Ice presents Frozen – Giveaway!

If you’re tossing up whether to take your kids to see Disney on Ice this winter, or if it’s already an annual tradition your family, here’s my tip for you – this is the year that you must get tickets. Because this year’s Disney on Ice presents Frozen. Disney On Ice presents Frozen brings the […]

HOT: Habitots, 217-239 Montague St, South Melbourne

Children’s store and creative art space Habitots closed its Albert Park store in March. However, it is continuing its art and music classes at party venue Apples and Jam in South Melbourne. We are invited to try out one of the art classes in the new space. We really enjoy the unstructured creative play in a […]

HOT: Aladdin, Her Majesty’s Theatre, 291 Exhibition St, Melbourne

The hit Broadway show Aladdin the Musical wheels a spangly, sparkling caravan of delights into Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne until October 2017. Everyone who’s familiar with the Disney animated film will know the story of Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and the Genie. The stage show reimagines those beloved characters in a joyous, exuberant musical production while staying […]

HOT: Duchess of Spotswood, 87 Hudsons Road Spotswood

Almost six years ago Duchess of Spotswood was on the vanguard of the regeneration of Spotswood. A cafe so well-regarded that foodies would even cross the Westgate (gasp) to eat there. It’s now got new owners and while it lacks the same finesse as before some of the dishes that made the original so famous are […]

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