HOT: South Melbourne Night Market, Cecil and Coventry Streets, South Melbourne

South Melbourne Night Market is back bigger and better this summer with delectable food, kids activities and live entertainment every Thursday night on Cecil and Coventry Streets and within South Melbourne Market. Until Thursday 22 February, the usually daytime market swings open for selected evening trade on Thursday nights from 5:30-9:30pm. Most street-facing stallholders and […]

HOT: Bailey Reserve, 200 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East

Bailey Reserve is a large sports reserve with a playground, Glen Eira Skate Park and Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC). The playground has a really interesting climbing at its centre (which is semi-shaded) and a separate toddler play area that’s under shade sails. The centrepiece is a combination of ship, submarine and space […]

HOT: Play Pods, Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone

Shopping centres are transforming themselves into appealing destinations for families and Chadstone Shopping Centre is no exception. On the Lower Ground Floor, between Kmart and Toys R Us, you will find a series of four timber play pod areas. They are designed to provide young children (mostly under 5s) with a chance to play, imagine […]

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. 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 letter to Santa […]

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 […]

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