HOT: Wild Nights at Werribee Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee South

  One of our regular winter school holiday outings is during the annual Wild Nights at Werribee Zoo, when the zoo is open after dark for a series of special events. This year the event is on for 7 nights from 9-15 July 2017. While the old favourites are there every year (marshmallow toasting!) each year there’s […]

HOT: LightTime at Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood

Be immersed in Scienceworks latest temporary exhibition LightTime, which explores the different phenomena of light, optics, sound, movement and perspective through the display of eleven art installations. Adults and kids alike will be mesmerised by these stunning works! LightTime includes an infinity room that will challenge your sense of space  by Kit Webster…. ….floral arrangements that open and shut […]

HOT: The Little Art Yurt, Yarraville

The Little Art Yurt is a gorgeous American-built yurt (Mongolian style bell tent) art studio tucked away in the sunny Yarraville backyard of Melbourne artist Dawn Tan. After an laborious flat-pack building process by Dawn and her husband (Dawn described it as Extreme IKEA),  The Little Art Yurt is now open for school holiday art […]

HOT: Bayview Park, Alamanda Boulevard, Point Cook

Argh me hearties! The Bayview Park pirate ship playground in Point Cook has risen from the ashes after an arson attack in 2014. The playground has been rebuilt as it was, meaning that one of Melbourne’s most-thrill seeking slides has been reinstalled along with extensive climbing equipment both on top of the hill and at […]

HOT: Footscray Finds, Footscray Library car park, 56 Paisley St, Footscray

Footscray Finds is a monthly market and car boot sale located in the Footscray Library Car Park. It’s held every third Sunday from 8am and finishes by 1pm, before the library opens at 2pm.  I’m not expecting anyone to be around at 8am but it’s already full of families browsing the preloved clothing, toys and fresh produce. There […]

LightTime at Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood – Giveaway!

LightTime is a new interactive exhibition at Scienceworks that explores the phenomena of light and optics through the display of dynamic and arresting interactive works and art-based installation. It is a different experience to anything Scienceworks have ever produced before! Eleven Melbourne based artists have created hypnotic and mesmerising works that invite visitors to explore the phenomena […]

HOT: 9Fest at The Dream Factory, 90 Maribyrnong St, Footscray

The Dream Factory in Footscray is Melbourne’s first space dedicated to design, technology, social impact and community-building activities. The former site of Lonely Planet along the Maribyrnong River is now a creative hub for Melbourne’s west, thanks to Inspire9. Inspire9 are celebrating the official opening of Inspire9 Footscray at The Dream Factory with a month-long […]

HOT: Little Sparks, Scienceworks, 2 Booker Ave, Spotswood

Little Sparks is Scienceworks’ new monthly program of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) workshops designed for preschoolers aged 3-5 years. It’s rare to find workshops about STEM education in early childhood so we are lucky to buy the last available tickets for a Little Sparks session. There are maximum 15 children in each workshop. The […]

HOT: The Cell by Brook Andrew, The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport

There’s a jumping castle (of sorts) at The Substation Newport! Australian contemporary artist Brook Andrew is known for playfully reinterpreting colonial and modern history. His work includes video, sculpture, photography and installations.  The Substation is presenting the Melbourne premiere of Andrew’s major installation ‘The Cell‘. Wiradjuri patterns decorate the immersive inflatable installation and visitors dress up in a […]

HOT: Duchess of Spotswood, 87 Hudsons Road Spotswood

Almost six years ago Duchess of Spotswood was on the vanguard of the regeneration of Spotswood. A cafe so well-regarded that foodies would even cross the Westgate (gasp) to eat there. It’s now got new owners and while it lacks the same finesse as before some of the dishes that made the original so famous are […]

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