HOT: Shrine Kids and Explorer Kits, The Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne

The Shrine of Remembrance is the National War Memorial of Victoria and it makes for an educational (and sobering) outing for families. Many Australian families have some connection to the armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has participated. So the Shrine a good place to bring family history, as well as national and […]

HOT: Queen Victoria Market Night Market, Cnr Queen St and Therry St, Melbourne

The Queen Victoria Night Market is celebrating its 20th birthday this year with lively night markets every Wednesday until 11th April 2018. Every year it gets more and more popular so if you’re going with kids my big tip is to get there early at 5pm to take advantage of easier parking, shorter lines and more […]

HOT: Hands On: We Make Carpets for Kids, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Hands On: We Make Carpets for Kids is the NGV’s latest exhibition for children. It is part of the NGV Triennial, a massive free contemporary art exhibition spanning three floors of NGV International.  Dutch art collective We Make Carpets (who do not actually make carpets!) has transformed the children’s gallery into walls of large-scale artworks incorporating patterns […]

HOT: NGV Kids Summer Festival 2018, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The NGV Kids Summer Festival 2018 is back with many FREE events for families from Monday 8 January to Sunday 14 January at the National Gallery Victoria on St Kilda Road (NGV International). This year the festival’s activities are inspired by the massive NGV Triennial exhibition covering all three levels of the NGV, plus the human […]

HOT: Emily Brown and the Thing, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

You can always count on Arts Centre Melbourne to curate interesting, intelligent theatre for the school holidays and Emily Brown and the Thing is no exception. Based on the book of the same name, the show is about intrepid explorer Emily Brown and her sidekick bunny Stanley. Baby 2.0 and I are invited to join […]

HOT: The Pool, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square

The Pool is an immersive art and architectural installation on the ground floor of the Ian Potter Centre at National Gallery of Victoria. The installation explores the meaning of pools in Australia’s lifestyle, landscape and cultural story-telling. Visitors are invited to dip their feet into the shallow pool – it’s more a wading pool so […]

HOT: Crown Christmas Show & ArtVo Pop Up, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

  This Christmas one of the best free things you can do to celebrate the festive season is to visit the Crown Christmas Show. The Atrium of Crown Towers comes alive with a spectacular lighting and musical display which goes for about 15 minutes. The show runs daily, every 30 minutes from 10am to midnight. […]

HOT: The Australian Ballet’s Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The Australian Ballet’s Storytime Ballet is back with a specially created production of The Sleeping Beauty for children aged 3 years old and up. We are invited to opening night and the children are mesmerised by the 50 minute performance. The Sleeping Beauty is one of the world’s most-loved story ballets and the family-friendly production […]

HOT: Gingerbread Village by EPICURE, Melbourne Town Hall, cnr Little Collins & Swanston Streets, Melbourne

  Visiting the Gingerbread Village is now an annual Christmas ritual for our family and one of our Christmas Activity Advent Calendar events. The popular display is open at Melbourne Town Hall from Friday 1 December to Sunday 24 December with extended opening hours of 9-8:15pm. Australia’s #1 Chocolatier, Deniz Karaca, and his team have put together more […]

HOT: Wrap / Party, QV Square, Level 2, QV Melbourne, corner Swanston and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne

  QV are saying sayonara to 2017 with a Wrap / Party from 6 – 22 December. The 17 day program includes some really fun family-friendly (and most importantly FREE!) events that you can add to your Christmas Activity Advent Calendar or list of free Christmas events in the CBD. Baby 2.0 enjoys multiple rides of the free […]

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