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Friday, 20 January 2017

The best Water Play Areas in Melbourne

Your hot. It's sticky. So what are you going to do with your little ball of energy? Head out and get wet of course!

If it’s looking like another hot one pack up the kiddies and head to one of our fantastic reco’s for a splashing good time!

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Melbourne Summer Holidays Inspiration

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Face the holiday music with fun holiday finds in and around the City and keep em' wanting more.

Here's where to go when your bag of tricks is wearing thin!

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Lantasia Dreaming at the Boneo Maze, Fingal

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LANTASIA DREAMING transforms the Mornington Peninsula's Boneo Maze into an ethereal Night Garden this Summer, as Boneo Maze and Gardens evolve into a living canvas where light dances on the landscape.

The enchanting gardens and wetlands of Boneo Maze in Fingal have provided the inspiration for over 80 hand-crafted lanterns at dusk. As the sun sets, the lights of the stunning silk sculptures illuminate in the natural landscape and a journey into fantasy and tranquility begins.

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Small Ideas Melbourne 2017

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Don’t know where to take your kids for a fun day out that doesn't cost a pretty fortune?
Finding it too expensive to take out the whole family?
Want to save on sports, dance & education classes? If you've answered yes, yes, yes to these then you really, really, really need this handy sized copy of the 2017 discount book 'Small Ideas'!


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Melbourne Kid-friendly Cafes with a play area

Need a safe haven for your little ones and one that involves food and coffee? Of course you do!

We've scoured Melbourne and found some kid-friendly gems.

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Kid-friendly cafes

KereKere Green at Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne

kere kere fitzroy gardensThis isn't so much an emphasis on the cafe itself (though it's pretty good and family-friendly), rather, the outside welcoming space for the kids.

This is one of those special places where inside dining works, so does the outdoor fenced-in courtyard or the grassy patch outside complete with sandpit and water play.Beware though it's not the full in splash about in your swimmers type water play but a very shallow watering spot to dip your toes in on a hot summer's day. Combine it with a bite to eat and walk around Fitzroy Gardens then you've set up your day pretty nicely!

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Free + Cheap Summer Holiday Ideas

melbourne free cheap activities school holidaysHave a blast these School holidays with some cheap and very cheerful activities and events that are either free or super cheap and won't put a dent in your hip pocket!

Also check out your local library, your favourite market, any of the 3 Zoos Victoria Venues and Scienceworks and the Melbourne Museum for more free and cheap outings over the holidays.

Playgrounds

Bicentennial Park, Chelsea

bicentennial park chelseaOoh WOW, just wow - calling all adventurous kids!

From whimsical play and hide-out spots, sandpits, climbing frames, little toadstalls, swing sets (including a basket swing), a train whose interior moves (yes, moves!), to scootering around the well paved paths, there is definitely plenty of space to get your play on! And let's not forget those EPIC slides - 2 of them just calling your name. There's so many reasons why Melbourne families flock to this playground!

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