The Emporium Department Stores

Jo Ferguson

Department Stores at The Emporium   The Emporium is Melbourne’s newest retail shopping extravaganza. With five levels of glitzy and glamorous looking stores you could be mistaken for thinking that you’ll need a second mortgage just to spend a day here, but you’d be wrong.   Although there are indeed some expensive places to shop at Emporium, there is plenty on offer for the average family ...

Hanging Rock

KirtanaB

Hanging rock, located a few kilometres north of Mount Macedon is a collection of rocks created from the distinctive eruption of thick lava. Hanging rock contains  ‘’the hanging rock’’ itself, which is a boulder suspended between other boulders.  The highest point on Hanging rock is 718 metres from sea level and views of the surrounding flat plain and farmland, and ...

Sesame Street Presents Elmo's World Tour

EricaL

Elmo and his crew are set to return to Australia this spring as Sesame Street Presents Elmo's World Tour kicks off at the Alexander Theatre in Clayton on Thursday 2 October. In a performance bought to Australia by Life Like Touring and Sesame Workshop (non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street) the colourful gang will entertain toddlers and pre-schoolers throughout the country in t ...

5 Child Friendly Cafes in Melbourne South East

EricaL

Melbourne is perhaps best known for its flouishing cafe and coffee culture, but when it comes to brunches with little people in tow, it is a case of finding a venue that can accomodate for children so that you can enjoy your latte and possible squeeze in an adult conversation, too!5 Child Friendly Cafes in Melbourne South EastIf the thought of researching child friendly cafes exhausts you, look no ...

The Joy of Patch

melbournejournal

Welcome to Patch! Richmond's much loved paleo-inspired cafe. Co-founders Tom Davidson and Jacob Burke have brought together their mutual passions for clean eating and a healthy lifestyle to create a very unique Melbourne eatery. Set in the old, heritage restored Channel Nine studio building, you'll be instantly won over by the scale of the place. Just look up when you walk inside to see how tall t ...

Dine Out in Degraves Street

Jo Ferguson

Degraves Street is a narrow cobblestone laneway running between flinders Street and Flinders Lane, opposite Flinders Street Station in Melbourne CBD. The first thing you notice is the abundance of cafes, restaurants and tiny hole in the wall eateries lining either side of the road. Being one of the most frequented laneways for lunch or dinner, Degraves St is always teeming with people. Numerous hi ...

The Vertue of the Coffee

Vi

The Vertue of the Coffee Drink is located in an easily overlooked alleyway next to the petrol station. The addition of a coffee sign to point you in the right direction has certainly aided newcomers in seeking out the perhaps unintentionally elusive cafe - personally I find the initial hunt to be rather exhilarating. Adventure is my type of entree.The interior is very welcoming. Spanning two ...

Kryal Castle

monsadventure

If you're travelling to Ballarat from Melbourne, Kryal Castle is located just before the lovely country town. Kryal Castle is a medieval themed castle that is particularly popular with children. The castle is also located on top of a hill, creating a stunning first impression as you drive up and feel like you're being transported back in time. The daily schedule involves various shows and activit ...

Very Special Kids - Fashion Sale

EricaL

Non-profit organisation Very Special Kids organise exclusive discount fashion sales each year, raising much needed funds for an important cause.  Taking place at Malvern Town Hall, on the corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern, the Very Special Kids Fashion Sale offers huge savings on designer fashion pieces. Each annual event attracts a huge number of shoppers snapping up a fashion ...

The Lion King Returns to Melbourne

EricaL

The Lion King musical is set to return to The Regent Theatre, Melbourne in February 2015, ten years after its hugely successful first season.  On its fearsome return next year, audiences can expect a few tweaks to what is considered one of the most successful stage performances of all time. Based on Disney's animated movie of the same name, The Lion King musical has been wowing a global audience ...

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Exhibitions at Southgate

EricaL

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is fast approaching, where some of the city's established and emerging designers get to show off their latest collections to influential fashion bloggers and style lovers alike. Melbourne's landmark dining and shopping destination Southgate is earmarked to celebrate in the fashion festivities with FREE exhibitions and displays of innovative emerging designers and the ...

Sushi Trains in Melbourne

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No matter where you are in Melbourne, you are bound to find sushi. Sushi stores have so much competition, it's really hard to differentiate from others, except for your location. If you are near a corporate section, you are bound to attract customers - and that's almost everywhere in the CBD.Sushi trains are a hit overseas, but they are slowly infiltrating the lives of Melburnians too. Here's some ...

Million Paws Walk

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On Sunday 18th May, you and your pup can take a stand against animal cruelty simply by participating in the Million Paws Walk 2014 organised by the RSPCA. The event will be held in multiple locations across Australia. Victorian locations include Albert Park, Mornington Peninsula, Whittlesea and more. For a full list of locations, click here. What better way to show your support than by taking you ...

Dumpling Discovery Walk

$69.00

Walk Melbourne

There’s nothing Melbourne locals like better than a plate of dumplings! But where to go? There’s so much choice!

Fukuryu Ramen

Vi

Fukuryu Ramen is the latest hotspot to be slurping up bowls of mouth-watering noodle and broth in Melbourne. Despite opening three weeks ago, patrons, streaming in for a taste, stream out with positive reviews, singing praises of their experience. Located in Chinatown, one can be forgiven for having doubtful thoughts as they descend down the laneway and up the concrete stairwell, looking almost li ...

Santa's Magical Kingdom FAMILY TICKET GIVEAWAY

EricaL

One family event on the annual calendar you clearly shouldn't miss if you are partial to the festivities of Christmas, is a visit to Santa's Magical Kingdom.  Now in its third year, Santa's Magical Kingdom moves to a fancy new grotto held at Caulfield Racecourse this November and December, introducing the joy of Christmas to Melbourne's South East. Enter a world of festive fun with a wo ...

An Afternoon in Docklands

Vi

Docklands has come a long way. Its awkward teenage days of cultivating a unique identity are long gone we look to its recent developments into an attractive destination for all.If you've just enjoyed a shopping spree at the Spencer Outlet Centre, you may be up for some refreshments. Continue down Bourke street, past Southern Cross Station, and you'll be met by a variety of cafes and rest ...

High Teas for Children at The Langham, Melbourne

EricaL

The luxurious five star hotel The Langham, Melbourne, located on Southbank Promenade is perhaps best known for its bespoke Afternoon Teas located in the atmospheric ARIA Lounge on the first floor overlooking its impressive staircase.  That said, it is not only adults that are tempted by mouth-watering Tea and Tiffin’s at Melbourne’s stylish hotel, as The Langham also presents fun child themed ...

The Bumblebee Baby & Children's Market

EricaL

The cost of buying new clothes and products for children can really add up.  Sometimes it seems completely unjustifiablebuying new clothes for children, particularly small babies, considering most seem to grow out of them quicker than a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.  Toys and baby accessories are used for such a short space of time, and are often stored away in garages and spare rooms unti ...

Docklands Fireworks Boat Cruises

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Most people are probably aware that during July and August, the city of Melbourne holds fireworks every Friday at Docklands. To contrast the gloomy weather and draw you and your family out of your home, it's a great idea. You can drop by Docklands and enjoy a great view, but even better you can take a boat cruise and make it more of an exciting occasion. Boat cruises are offered by Pleasure Boa ...