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: 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: 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: Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman, ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

Wallace & Gromit and Friends: the Magic of Aardman is a fantastic special exhibition that marks 40 years of one of the most successful world studios, Aardman. The exhibition is exclusive to ACMI Melbourne in Australia after being first displayed at the Art Ludique Museum in Paris. I get a sneak peek and I’m telling you – […]

HOT: Circus Oz Model Citizens, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

This winter Circus Oz are presenting Model Citizens under the Circus Oz Big Top at Birrarung Marr from 20 June – 16 July 2017. I was invited to review the show and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to see a Circus Oz show! Model Citizens uses clever set design and circus tricks to challenge your perceptions […]

HOT: Little Big Shots, ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

Little Big Shots is Australia’s premier film festival for kids and every year it brings the best of kids’ short films to ACMI. This year we are invited to the Opening Night to watch The Best of the Fest, the best films from the festival as voted by the LBS Kids’ Jury. These short films are the best from […]

HOT: Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves, La Di Da, 577 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

Parents: If you think your days of clubbing are over, think again! Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves are a popular family-friendly dance party phenomenon in the UK and they’ve launched Family Raves in Australia. I dig out all the reflective gear I own for Lady AB and I to wear for the party theme […]

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 […]

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