Best Yum Cha, Swimming Holes & Gymnastics Classes for Kids

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What’s On This Week

  • The Classics: Symphony (Sat 10 Feb) – Hear the stunning 65-piece Stonnington Symphony Orchestra perform a wonderful selection of well-known melodies from classical through to contemporary under the helm of conductor Michael Lichnovsky.
  • Lunar New Year at SEA LIFE Melbourne (Sat 10 Feb – Sun 18 Feb) – SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is celebrating Lunar New Year, welcoming the Year of the Dragon with a little help from some resident dragons!
  • Chinese Lunar New Year Festival Chinatown (Sun 11 Feb) – Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year with joy and tradition! Join in the vibrant festivities, share feasts, and exchange hopes for prosperity. Embrace the cultural tapestry.
  • LEGO Dragon Build Legoland Melbourne (Sat 10 Feb – Sun 11 Feb) – Build this iconic Dragon and take it home with you!
  • Summer in the Park (Sat 3 Feb – Sun 17 Feb) – Boroondara Arts’ Summer in the Park series of free outdoor events across February and March. Burgers, sweet treats and coffee are available.
  • Twilight Sounds Heidelberg (Sat 10 Feb) – A fantastic free concert featuring live music by popular Australian musicians playing a wide genre of styles. Food trucks, roving performers, and free creative play for kids.
  • Lunar New Year Family Day (Sat 10 Feb) – Melbourne Museum is celebrating the year of the Dragon with dragon dances, creative activities and a talk on the many unique dragons found in Australia.
  • Quang Minh Tet Festival (Fri 9 Feb & Sat 10 Feb) – Explore and experience the beauty and richness of Lunar and Buddhist traditional celebrations, and includes performances, firecrackers, fireworks, chanting and delicious vegetarian food.
  • Summer Stage 2024 at Bunjil Place (Sat 20 Jan – Wed 28 Feb) – For six glorious weeks the Bunjil Place outdoor plaza will transform into a buzzing mini festival with incredible events and entertainment for the whole family.
  • The Glow Squad (Sun 11 Feb) – The Glow Squad is an engaging performance that invites individuals from all corners of the galaxy to join us in dancing away their troubles!

What’s HOT This Week


Gather Your Crew & Bring Your Appetite

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with our list of the best Yum Cha in Melbourne


Delve Into The World Of Jazz

Experience Melbourne’s jazz scene at this upcoming family-friendly music festival


Refresh Your Home With Lively Indoor Plants

Discover a world of lush indoor plants that will brighten up your home


Weekend Weather Forecast = HOT

Cool off in nature as you head to one of these amazing swimming spots


Fun Classes Building Strength & Confidence

Reader recommendations for gym-tastic classes for kids across Melbourne


Wet, Wild And Free

Take a playground trip to the next level with free water play at one of these locations


Beauty Boxes To Gift Or Enjoy

Get your hands on the best beauty, wellness & pamper products with a subscription


Cool Down By The Pool

Discover this seasonal outdoor pool that’s great for the whole family


Get Fresh Flowers & Thoughtful Gifts Delivered

Get fresh flowers and thoughtful gifts delivered straight to that special someone’s doorstep this Valentine’s Day with Floraly.

Stunning roses, elegant bouquets and more are presented in a beautiful box, along with a card for your personal message.

Plus, each order also buys a meal for someone in need with OzHarvest.


WIN a VIP Flex Entry Family Pass To Dinos Alive

See more than 80 realistic, life-size installations and moving replicas, including the massive T-rex, Stegosaurus, Velociraptor, and many more.

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In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.

We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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