HOT: Livvi’s Place, Craigieburn ANZAC Park, cnr Aitken Boulevard and Central Park Ave, Craigieburn

Craigieburn ANZAC Park is a large scale parkland in Melbourne’s north and it’s the site of Melbourne’s newest accessible play space developed in conjunction with Touched by Olivia Foundation. ‘Livvi’s Place’ is a spacious, fully fenced play space designed so that children with disabilities can still use much of the equipment, with fully accessible paths […]

HOT: Baby Sensory Classes, Melbourne

It’s hard to think of things to do with little babies. They do a lot of feeding, sleeping, crying and  I do feel bad sometimes for my six month old that the biggest excitement of the day is lying on his play mat. This is where Baby Sensory classes fit in. They’re a new thing […]

The HOT List: Top 15 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017 Events for Kids

I look forward to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival every year as it’s an opportunity to share, learn and eat with Melbourne’s community of committed foodies and my family! Here are my picks for the bestMelbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017 events for kids and families. This year’s festival runs from Friday 31 March to […]

What’s On – Australia Day 2017

It’s Australia Day on Thursday 26 January and the last weekend before school starts! Here’s a list of what’s happening around town to celebrate our national day. (Photo of the cute flag from the Make Me Iconic Burger). CBD/DOCKLANDS Government House Open Day (Thu 26 Jan) – tour the main House,  view the historical collection, interactive INSIDE the BRICK […]

HOT: Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery, Melbourne Museum, Nicholson St, Carlton

The new Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery at Melbourne Museum is open after a complete redevelopment that has resulted in a world-class immersive learning and play experience. The new gallery features more than 2000 square metres of indoor and outdoor play spaces, with input from children, early childhood educators, playground creators, landscape designers and many more […]

HOT: Second Home, 21 Brougham St, Eltham

Second Home is a large cafe housed in an Alistair Knox-designed brick industrial building in Eltham. It’s by cafe maestro Jason Jones (The Stables of Como, Friends of Mine, Go West) and worth a special trip to the leafy ‘burbs. Second Home takes the bones of the 70s building and transforms it into a light-filled, expansive dining […]

HOT: Diamond Valley Railway, 570 Main Rd, Eltham

Diamond Valley Railway is possibly the best miniature railway in Melbourne due to its location, the number of trains running and the excellent Eltham Lower Park playspace nearby. Volunteers operate the railway very Sunday of the month and families can ride steam and diesel trains for only $3 per person. The track is particularly long, […]

HOT: Atherstone Playground (Bridge Road Regional Playspace), Bridge Road, Melton South

Atherstone is a new housing estate in Melton, in Melbourne’s outer north-west and one of the major developments of the new town centre is an awesome, fully fenced adventure playground – the Bridge Road Regional Playspace. The playground is huge and contains equipment that suits babies right up to older kids. Some of the equipment […]

The HOT List: Cooking Classes in Melbourne for kids

I think that cooking is a life skill that every person should learn. And the earlier you can foster a love of good food and cooking the better! In my experience kids love to cook and getting them in the kitchen helps them appreciate where their food comes from and the effort required to cook […]

The HOT List: Family friendly Halloween Melbourne events

Boo! Halloween is a fun event in Melbourne for kids (and the young at heart) and this year it falls on the Melbourne Cup long weekend. Here’s a list of the family-friendly Halloween events happening all over Melbourne. Check your local library for Halloween related story-time and events too.   CBD Shocktoberfest Kids’ Sunday (Sun 30 […]

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