Hot Chocolate Festival – Yarra Valley Chocolaterie

Stay warm this winter with the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie Hot Chocolate Festival! The annual celebration will take the classic combination of chocolate and milk to hot new heights with 31 different flavours over 31 days throughout August. With eight different varieties … Continued

Kids FREE Entry To Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Zoo And Healesville Sanctuary!

Free entry these School Holidays for the Kids to Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo! Whether it’s your first time or your millionth time, you’ll never get bored of our amazing zoos. The zoos feature hundreds of species of … Continued

The Big Freeze Winter Festival

The Big Freeze Winter Festival returns these July school holidays bringing a snow experience close to home for thousands of Melbourne families. After the success of 2016, The Big Freeze is growing significantly with a new home under the Big … Continued

The Village Green Opening Celebrations – Greensborough Plaza 

It’s time for you to get acquainted with the fresh new space at Greensborough Plaza! Celebrate with activities for the whole family including a pamper lounge, dumpling making classes for kids, face painting and lots more from 11:00 – 4:00pm. … Continued

Pram at the Pix

Did you Know HOYTS present weekly Prams at the Pix sessions, offering a well-earned treat to any Mum and their baby?! And it’s not just mums who’re invited, they cater for mums, dads, granny’s, grandpa’s, nanny’s, auntie’s or uncle’s, to come along and join … Continued

Zoos Victoria Membership

For the budding Dr Doolittle in your family, a Zoos Victoria membership is the perfect idea! Members who sign up to Zoos Victoria will get 12-months unlimited entry into Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo as well … Continued

Winter School Holiday Guide

Congratulations, you’ve almost made it through Term 2!  If you’re wondering what you can do with the little ones over the holiday period, check out our range of great Kids School Holiday activities that will have them entertained for hours … Continued

Shrek the Musical

Follow the adventures of Shrek, his sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and everybody’s favorite fairy-tale creatures. With an original new score, this show proves there’s more to the story than meets the Ogre! Presented by the Young Australian Broadway Chorus Shrek … Continued

Lake Mountain

The official season opening of Lake Mountain is this Saturday the 10th of June, hooray! A favourite of ours Lake Mountain is Melbourne’s closest and most affordable alpine resort, offering a mountain of family fun! From June to September, Lake … Continued

Healesville Sanctuary

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They’re cute and they’re cuddly and they can all be found at one of Australia’s most loved attractions – Healesville Sanctuary. Here you can see many animal exhibits, as well as wildlife shows and keeper demonstrations which are FREE with … Continued

To Market, To Market!

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Markets – they can be great fun for young and old in search of new wonder! Banyule and Nillumbik have a range of fantastic markets where you’ll find everything from crafts to fresh fruit, veg and produce, kids activities and … Continued

Visit the Defence Force School of Music and the headquarters of the Australian Army Cadets.

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Simpson Barracks Military Facility in Yallambie, is home to the Defence Force School of Music and the headquarters of the Australian Army Cadets. Areas open to the general public include the Royal Australian Army Corps of Signals Museum and the … Continued

Birthday Party Venues

If your kids hound you for an awesome birthday party but planning isn’t your thing, what do you do? Outsource! We know how much work it can be for busy parents to research and organise a great party so allow … Continued

Anzac Day Services in Banyule and Nillumbik

Every year, on the 25th of April,  Australians are given the opportunity to pause, reflect and remember the incredibly brave ANZAC soldiers who lost their lives, or who were wounded, at Gallipoli.  ANZAC Day has grown to become perhaps the … Continued

Mernda CFA’s 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Mernda CFA Easter Egg Hunt is back for 2017 and it’s a ripper! This egg-cellent personal favourite event promises a fantastic morning out for the whole family! The Kids will just love it!WHEN: Saturday, 15th April 10:00am – 3:00pm … Continued

Good Friday Appeal Kids Day Out

The Good Friday Appeal encourages Victorians of all ages to come along to the 2017 Kids Day Out! This annual event is a great way to bring the whole family together for a day of amusement, activities and entertainment, all … Continued

School Holiday ideas thanks to Ticketmaster!

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Ignite your child’s imagination with these school holiday suggestions thanks to Ticketmaster! Lights by Dreamworks Rosebud Foreshore: Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda will light up Rosebud’s Foreshore in April this year at an Australian-first exhibition with some of DreamWorks Animation’s best known … Continued

Watsonia Pop-up Park

The Watsonia Pop-up Park is a stimulating space in the heart of Watsonia for people to come together, relax and enjoy village life! It’s full of colour and brings energy and vibrancy to the main strip, while still keeping the … Continued

Eltham Easter Market

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Hippity hoppity, Easter is right around the corner and the Eltham Easter Market is here to help you celebrate! Featuring an Easter egg hunt, jumping castles, face painting and everything in between to get you in the Easter spirit. Eltham Town Square … Continued

Easter School Holiday Programs

The Easter School holidays are almost upon us and if you’re wondering what you can do with the little ones, check out our range of great Kids School Holiday Activities that will have them entertained for hours on end! Here’s your shortcut … Continued

INSIDE the BRICK DIAMOND CREEK 2017

Interactive Play & LEGO Model Expo LEGO® lovers rejoice INSIDE the Brick is coming to Diamond Creek! INSIDE the BRICK is a LEGO® fan experience for all ages.  Celebrate with hands-on activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain.  Enjoy amazing … Continued

Twilight Sounds 2017

Twilight Sounds is Banyule’s flagship music event – a fantastic evening of local and popular Australian musicians playing in the relaxing natural environment of Sills Bend in Heidelberg. The 2017 line-up includes: Ella Hooper 8pm Dallas Frasca 9pm Liz Stringer 7pm … Continued

Kids ArtyFarty Fest 2017

The Annual Kids ArtyFarty Fest was back on the weekend and what a wonderful day it was! This year certainly called for slip slop slap, but the warm weather did not hold back the crowds, nor the smiles.  In fact, it … Continued

Bonds Baby Search 2017 at Greensborough Plaza

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Now in its 13th year (yes, really!) Bonds Baby Search is Australia’s biggest baby search competition. For those who may be unfamiliar with Baby Search, each year Bonds run an open call to find the next new little faces of Bonds. They’re looking for bubs … Continued

Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Sometimes air conditioners won’t cut it in the Melbourne heat so escaping to the local pool is the only way to go and with both indoor and outdoor pools Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre has something for everyone.There’s a giant … Continued

Weekend Guide – 25th & 26th February 2017

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Our Weekend Guide gives you one-click access to our top picks of family fun events, plus CBD and road trips, entertainment and community listings! Happy exploring, BNK xx Saturday 25th February Nillumbik Pre-Schools … Continued

Moomba Festival 2017

It’s almost time for Moomba! Moomba has been a cornerstone of Melbourne’s cultural calendar for 60 years, bringing family entertainment and events to the Labour weekend celebration each year. Held over four days, the festival attracts more than one million … Continued

Learn to Skateboard – Greensborough Skate Park

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All Aboard Skateboard Sessions are FREE, co-educational and are 1.5 hours long! The primary focus of the skateboard workshop program is creating new participants in skateboarding. The sessions’ emphasise gender equality and general inclusion with all equipment provided. All up there … Continued

ROLL UP, ROLL UP TO SILVERS CIRCUS!

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Roll Up, Roll Up for two hours of non-stop entertainment under the Silvers Circus Big Top at Hadfield Park in Wallan!Owned by Swiss born Anna & Anton Gasser, Silvers, from humble beginnings 40 years ago, have evolved into the critically acclaimed … Continued

School Holiday Road Trip – Puffing Billy

All Aboard for a ride on Puffing Billy these school holidays! Loved by generations for over 100 years, Puffing Billy is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world! The century old steam train is still running on its original … Continued

Summer Pirate Playground Harbour Town Melbourne

AHOY MATES! Take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and explore the Summer Pirate Playground this January and February at Harbour Town Melbourne. Meet the characters from Peter Pan in the Neverland Adventure Show, take a walk through the Treasure … Continued

What’s On at Edendale Community and Environment Farm

Edendale Community and Environment Farm provides an interactive community and education centre to support sustainable living practices for the whole community. There are quite a few events coming up, here’s a snapshot. Meeting Marine Animals Presenter Xavier provides a unique … Continued

ECO Explorers Bush Playgroup presents Angela Hanscom

Angela Hanscom, a leading U.S paediatric occupational therapist and the author of the award-winning book “Balanced and Barefoot” and founder of TimberNook, an internationally recognized nature play program in the United States. As less and less children spend their childhood … Continued

School Holiday Fun | Into the Outback Westfield Plenty Valley

School Holiday Fun | Into the Outback Westfield Plenty Valley The Australian Outback is coming to Westfield Plenty Valley! Kids can enjoy free and educational school holiday activities. What’s On? WEEK 1: Mon 16 JAN | Animal Backpack Decorating (11am … Continued

Where to for ICE CREAM this summer!

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It’s a hot summer’s day and your sweet tooth needs satisfying. Luckily, there’s no shortage of options locally to find gelato and ice cream. Here’s the SCOOP! Cosi Duci – Ivanhoe Cosi Duci produces artisan style gelato achieving a perfect … Continued

Summer School Holidays Guide 2016/17

Summer holidays are almost here, are we ready? Of course we are! There’s a range of activities available these holidays to stop the dreaded “I’m bored”! Here’s your shortcut to surviving the holidays and save you hours trawling the internet, … Continued

FREE Christmas family fun at your local Library

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Dust off your Santa hats, pop on some tinsel and celebrate the Festive season and the end of another great reading year with a range of fun and free activities at your local library this December! Ten Minute Christmas Crafts WHEN: … Continued

Sweet Tooth Truck Festival

Calling all sweet tooths! Preston’s Food Truck Park is answering all of our prayers, bringing together the best of Melbourne’s dessert food trucks for three very sweet days! Think chocolate, churros, doughnuts, icecream, waffles, crepes, vegan treats and a whole … Continued

2016 Banyule Nillumbik Kids Christmas Family Fun Guide

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Ready for some fun this Christmas season? Here you will find the most comprehensive list of Christmas Family Fun in the local and surrounding area. We have listed Christmas events, kid-friendly outings, markets & craft fairs and shows. The best bit? … Continued

Win – A family pass to Santa’s Magical Kingdom in Melbourne

Santa’s Magical Kingdom returns to Melbourne this festive season! The magic of Christmas will come alive at Santa’s Magical Kingdom 2016, with an interactive walk-through adventure land that includes everything you love about Christmas. Plus an International Spectacular Christmas Show that … Continued

Phar Lap’s 90th Birthday

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Melbourne Cup winner, Phar Lap, is turning 90 this year. To celebrate Phar Lap’s 90th Birthday Melbourne Museum is planning a week of Phar Lap fun! During the tour visitors will have the opportunity to hold the cup and listen … Continued

Our day at the 2016 ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW!

In the spring school holidays each year the Showgrounds in Flemington play host to the event they were built for – The Royal Melbourne Show! This year, the Show is yet another fabulous family event and we headed off on … Continued

Rain, rain, rain go away!

Rain – it may be great for the ducks but it’s hard work for us parents and kids! If you need some inspiration for beating the rainy day blues, why not head to a local play centre or indoor facility? … Continued