HOT: Santa’s Magical Kingdom, Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield East

Santa’s Magical Kingdom  has become a fixture on the Christmas wish list for Melbourne families and we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening night. Now in its fifth year, the event is as close as imaginable to the Christmas dreams of childhood and stories… …from the free-falling “snow” to visits from the […]

The HOT List: Christmas in Melbourne 2017 – Top 33 Free Christmas events and activities

City of Melbourne always hosts a crackerload of Christmas events, activities and markets (pun intended) so here’s a list of 33 free Christmas events and attractions in 2017 in date order. Save time and read this post later! Click here to get a pdf of Christmas in Melbourne 2017 guide. 1. Santa’s Post Box Write a […]

HOT: Mess Matters, Factory 4, 3 Exley Drive Moorabbin

Do your kids love messy play but you hate mess? Then book in to visit Mess Matters which offers term-based and casual classes for art, craft and messy play in Moorabbin. Mess Matters is about providing a creative and sensory play experience for toddlers and preschoolers. During each 45 minute session kids have fun playing with […]

HOT: Jump Central, 2/117 Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin

Jump Central is an indoor trampoline park coupled with indoor sports fields in industrial Moorabbin. The trampoline area is not large compared to some other places I’ve been but Baby 2.0 still spends 1+ hour navigating around the four distinct trampoline areas. There’s dodgeball, a free jumping area, foam pit and hoops. Note you need […]

HOT: Genoa Place , 31 Genoa St, Moorabbin

Genoa Place a cafe tucked away in the back streets of industrial Moorabbin – blink and you’ll miss it. As you enter the front room it’s set out a bit like a fish and chip shop or sandwich bar – not too exciting. However, push to door through the kitchen to the back area and […]

HOT: Death to Nuggets, My Son, Joy, 315 Coventry St, South Melbourne

Death to Nuggets is a fun and bold campaign aiming to combat childhood obesity and the prevalence of processed food in children’s diets. It’s the brainchild of Melbourne father of three and former advertising executive Jonathan Pangu, in collaboration with chef and consultant Laura Neville, formerly of Racine and Soho House in London, and Bistro […]

Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain – Giveaway!

Horrible Histories is a British sketch comedy television series, part of the children’s history franchise of the same name based on the books written by Terry Deary.  Dreary himself has a background in theatre and has helped write and produce the TV shows.  It’s aired here on ABC Me and is very well loved and viewed. The special one-hour theatre production of Horrible Histories […]

HOT: The Tradesman, 1/260 Wickham Rd, Moorabbin

The Tradesman is a bright beacon of culinary hope in amongst the greasy cafs and takeaway joints of  industrial Moorabbin. It’s a simple one-room affair with a smile and a toy box greeting you at the front door. I scan the menu while Baby 2.0 is amused with the toys, colouring-in the kids menu and […]

HOT: Toot Toot Toys, 637 Centre Rd, Bentleigh East

Toot Toot Toys is an awesome train-themed toy store with the benefit of a cafe and gated play area at the back. If you have young kids who are train-mad then Toot Toot Toys is the perfect hangout on a wet or cold day. It’s hidden away in a quiet strip of shops, making it […]

Fizzy Kids at Gasworks Arts Park – Giveaway!

Fizzy Kids! is a warm, physical and joyful new comedy theatre experience for children (ages 4 to 12) at Gasworks Arts Park this September school holidays as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. In Fizzy Kids!, multi-award winning comedian Isabel Angus (EDGE!, PRIME!, BLISS!) and theatre-maker Harley Hefford introduce Izzy and Dizzy, ‘identical’ adult twins who are worn […]

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