Collingwood Children's Farm

KirtanaB

Situated a mere 4km from the CBD, Collingwood Children’s Farm is tucked away behind Abbottsford Convent by the Yarra River. A picturesque little farm, filled with rolling hills, green fields and eucalypt trees as a beautiful backdrop. It’s hard to believe a piece of Australian countryside could be preserved in the heart of urbanised Melbourne. Although a small farm in size with your standard s ...

Every Office is a Circus!

Billy knows best

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! Join Ringmaster Scott Hollingsworth as he cracks the (literal) whip and shows that every office is indeed a circus! Described as Horrible Bosses meets The Office and drawn from Scott’s real life corporate ‘day jobs’, this comedy cabaret explores everything from job interviews to unfair dismissal. Featuring classic pop and Broadway songs from the likes of Britney ...

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

EricaL

  In a world exclusive, Melbourne's Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) hosts DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, a visual journey from sketch to screen. This is ACMI's largest ever exhibition and DreamWorks'  first, featuring over 400 items seen in much loved movie animations including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, The Prince of Egypt, The Croods and Mr ...

ACMI Family Day: Vikings and Dragons

EricaL

Entertainment hubs in Victoria's capital city provide a wealth of activities to keep children busy over each school holiday period, and the forthcoming winter break holds no exception.  Youngsters prepare to re-embrace the enchanting mythical world of Berk, the Viking township seen in widely acclaimed fantasy film blockbuster How to Train Your Dragon produced by DreamWorks Animation, as the much ...

The Antipodean Steampunk Show

EricaL

Discover the alternative world of Steampunk, in a dynamic exhibition set to captivate the public from 30 June.  Opening at The National Trust of Victoria's headquarters, The Antipodean Steampunk Show explores one of the largest growing sub-cultures in the world, with a fascinating mix of past, future and fantasy. It comes as no surprise that followers of Steampunk's journey are growing in number, ...

Docklands Shades of Winter Photo Competition

Jo Ferguson

This winter, Destination Docklands is hosting a photography competition throughout the months of July and August. It’s called ‘Shades of Winter’ and they are looking for photos taken in and around Docklands during these months. The subject matter can be anything you like. It could be of your kids having fun outdoors, people wining and dining, Docklands scenic parklands or harbour, local mar ...

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 ...

The Peninsula Explorer

EricaL

"Every stop has a story"The Mornington Peninusla has been voted one of the must-see places of 2015 according to National Geographic's esteemed Best of the World list, and now you can explore the region for yourself, riding on the top of one of the world's most unusual methods of tourist transport.Open-top double-decker bus trips are no longer restricted to the streets of London, with many cities a ...

Celebrate Melbourne Day 2014

EricaL

Melbourme turns 179 years old on 30 August 2014, and to celebrate the city's coming of age there will be a range of special activities and events to entertain young and old.  Flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park  Lord Mayor Robert Doyle will kick off Melbourne Day celebrations on the corner of William and Flinders Street.  The Melbourne flag will be raised at Enterprize Park, the point wher ...

Fort Nepean

monsadventure

Previously, I wrote about a nice trip and bike ride at Point Nepean National Park. This was more about the journey to the very tip of Mornington Peninsula, whereas now I will tell you about what else is waiting for you at the end! Last time, we didn't have the same enthusiasm to explore the end as we were more excited to reach the end and admire the scenery, then ride back. This time, we took a sh ...

5 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Melbourne

EricaL

Australia's cultural capital is filled with a myraid of fun and exciting festivities to celebrate New Year's Eve.Whether you prefer to be watching the City of Melbourne's fireworks light up the sky at midnight or you are one to dance the night away in a top night spot, Melbourne's summer climate means there are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve at both indoor and outdoor venues. With ...

Cat Stuff Pop Up Market

EricaL

It is official; Melbourne has gone a little cat crazy.  First Australia's first Cat Cafe opened to the public in Melbourne CBD last week, and now there is a pop up market heading to Brunswick this August, specialising in all things kitty.    [ Image credit: Alice Oehr ] The Cat Stuff Market will sell cat themed goodies from twenty established Melbourne based artisans including Able and Game, ...

Walk by Melbourne tours

Melbourne Sights

I recently attended a Walk by Melbourne tour hosted by Monique, it was a great day!Melbourne is quite a big city there is so much to do and see. To have the full Melbourne experience its best to see the city by foot. You get to walk through some of the arcades and see and hear about Melbourne's rich history You also get to check out some of the great laneways like Centre Place where we h ...

A hidden cafe called Little Rogue

luvmidnite

Little Rogue cafe lies in an alley between Swanston Street and Little Lonsdale Street, A small cosy cafe that was quite an experience for me. Being a student , a cup of coffee in the morning always help me get through my day and Little Rouge did just that. Walking into the cafe gave a sense of cozyness within its relatively small space.Proceeded to order a Magic, which cost $4. I guess that is the ...

Super Zu Playcentre and Cafe

EricaL

The newest and one of the largest indoor playgrounds opened its doors to excited children and families on Saturday 23 May, 2015, and it is epic.Super Zu Playcentre and Cafe positioned on Boundary Road, Dingley, presents 2270m2 of mega fun with zoo themed play equipment to jump on, climb up, slide down, explore, crawl through, build and drive.SuperZu Playcentre and CafeCentered around a very large ...

Coffee Tours Melbourne

EricaL

With its myriad of Mediterranean style café’s scattered throughout the heart of the city’s windy laneways and well into its leafy suburbs, Melbourne continues to spoil coffee lovers with its choice of quality caffe lattes, espressos, cappuccino’s, mocha’s and more. Melbourne’s historical association with the coffee bean dates back the First Fleet arriving in Australia, when coffee hous ...

Apple Espresso Cafe

EricaL

Located near Mt Eliza and Mornington, on the corner of Moorooduc Highway and Wooralla Drive, nestled in between Tully's Produce Store and Diacos Nursery, you will find a family friendly cafe that all the locals rave about. The Apple Espresso, owned and managed by a warm and friendly Italian family, is filled with character and charm.  Inside the cafe, you will find large timber tables, decorate ...

Unique Vintage Warehouse Sales

EricaL

Vintage fashion lovers that do not mind crowds and a good old fashioned rummage might like to hear about Unique Vintage Warehouse Sales that take place in Cheltenham, Melbourne's South East. Unique Vintage offer genuine vintage clothing (from 1950s - 1990s) at bargain prices, opening their warehouse to the public every few months, usually on a Saturday.  Items you will expect to find include t-sh ...

Docklands Winter Fireworks

EricaL

Dark, brisk winter nights may not inspire you to leave your warm couch of an evening, but if you like the idea of free family friendly entertainment, rug up and head down to the Piazza at Docklands. Held every Friday in July and August, Docklands Winter Fireworks will brighten your dark nights illuminating the skies with a ten minute display of colourful choreographed explosions over the city skyl ...

Find your best fit in 2015

Billy knows best

If you’re bored with your training schedule, want to start a new fitness kick or need valuable training or diet advice then head to the ultimate workout for fitness, wellness and health– the Fitness & Health Expo, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, April 10-12 – and find the best new fitness solution for you. Try and test the absolute latest fitness equipment, acce ...