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EricaL

A freelance writer, editor, mother of two, avid op shopper, crafter and recycled fashion enthusiast.

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Dingley, VIC

Super Zu Playcentre and Cafe

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 ...

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CBD, VIC

Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Tour with MELTours

Uncover Melbourne's opulent history seen in ABC's TV series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Melbourne Walking Tours MELTours takes Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' fans to the streets of Melbourne this winter, on a strictly limited edition tour to uncover the opulent world of the 1920s seen in Australia's popular ABC TV series.In conjunction with the Festival of Phryne, an exclusive walking tour cel ...

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CBD, VIC

CATS returns to Melbourne

Theatre goers will be delighted to hear Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record breaking musical CATS will return to Melbourne this December for a strictly limited season.The hit stage show prowls back to Australia after a triumphant revival season performed at the London Palladium in Britain's theatre capital.  CATS will open in Sydney this October, moving onto Hobart then Melbourne in December, and ...

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CBD, VIC

David Bowie Is Exhibition at ACMI

The wait is over, the incredible David Bowie is exhibition has opened to pop culture fans at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).The widely acclaimed exhibition, celebrating the phenomenal 50 year career of one of the most influential artists of our time arrives in Melbourne directly from London's Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), as part of the Victorian Government's Melbourne W ...

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Melbourne CBD, VIC

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Exhibitions at Southgate

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 ...

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Taylors Lakes, VIC

LEGO® Brick Zone at Watergardens Town Centre

Take your kids on a brick-tastic adventure to Taylors Lakes these school holidays, as Watergardens Town Centre is transformed into a three week long LEGO® Brick Zone.   Incoporating an impressive LEGO®model exhibit, there will be 5 masterbuilder creations on display for the whole family to admire, including: Apollo 11 Rocket The tallest Lego model in Australia and includes over 120,000 pieces ...

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Cheltenham, VIC

Inside The Brick: Bayside LEGO Fan Expo

LEGO fanatics have a lot to be excited about this winter, as Australia's master builders unite to show off their amazing creations at Bayside LEGO® Fan Expo brought to you by Inside the Brick®. Lego creations at Bayside LEGO® Held on the last weekend of the July school holidays at Kingston Town Hall in Cheltenham, Bayside LEGO® Fan Expo invites families to discover the magic of LEGO building, ...

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Mentone, VIC

Chain of Fools

Chain of Fools, a quaint little cafe on Beach Road in Mentone opened just three months ago, and is already attracting a wide range of patrons. Admittedly, the reason my family and I ventured into Bayside's newest eatery, happened to be because of the images I'd seen online of its magnificent Bollywood-esque wall murals, decorated by Spanish-born airbrush artist 'Txiki'; and they are rather fabulou ...

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Chadstone, VIC

Cheeky Chinos

I stumbled upon Cheeky Chinos by luck.  As my young family meandered through Chadstone Shopping Centre on Mother's Day we questioned why we couldn't find a children's play area.  Chadstone Shopping Centre, is, afterall, the largest shopping mall in the Southern Hemisphere, surely there must be small indoor playground for the little ones to stretch their legs?  Google on my andr ...

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South East , VIC

5 Child Friendly Cafes in Melbourne South East

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 ...

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Lilydale, VIC

The Ersatz Fantasia Project at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

An explosion of childhood toys and relics have taken over the exhibition space within the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum in Lilydale.  The Ersatz Fantasia Project, a new art installation by artist and photographer Rachael Hanillan, features a large scale display using hundreds of colourful plastic toys from decades gone by to the current day, that would otherwise be destined for landfill.  ...

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Ringwood, Oakleigh, Knox, Doncaster, Mornington, Tullamarine, Werribee, Bundoora, Maribyrnong, VIC

Inflatable World

With winter just around the corner, you might be looking for an indoor activity to keep the kids busy on the weekend, or perhaps seek a place to hold a children's party.  If so, get your jumping feet at the ready, and head to the newest themed indoor playground centres that will guarentee a hop-tastic good time. Inflatable World in OakleighThe Inflatable World franchise offers wall-to-wa ...

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Taylors Lakes, VIC

Explore the Wildlife at Watergardens Town Centre

These Easter school holidays, Watergardens Town Centre will welcome an amazing wildlife spectacular featuring some of the world's most exotic animals.From 23 March to 19 April 2015, the Explore the Wildlife Exhibition will see a wonderful world of wildlife bought to life with remarkable life-like animatronics, allowing visitors of all ages to enjoy a roar-tastic animal adventure.The display will f ...

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The Mornington Peninsula , VIC

The Peninsula Explorer

"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 ...

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CBD, VIC

5 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Melbourne

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 ...

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CBD, VIC

Screen Worlds at the Australian Centre of Moving Image (ACMI)

If you are looking for a FREE and interesting family friendly activity in Melbourne's CBD, then head to Screen Worlds at the Australian Centre of Moving Image (ACMI). Screen Worlds: The Story of Film, Television and Digital Culture is ACMI's fascinating permanent exhibition, celebrating moving image in all types of format: film, television and digital culture.Positioned on the ground floor ga ...