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Kids events, family friendly and activities for children in Melbourne

Summer school holiday activities in Melbourne
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Summer school holiday activities in Melbourne

School's out for summer, so round up the littlies and check out these fun family events. 

Where to go rock climbing in Melbourne
Sport and fitness

Where to go rock climbing in Melbourne

There is no shortage of rock climbing and bouldering gyms in Melbourne, and we’ve picked the best for you to explore

The best skateparks in Melbourne
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The best skateparks in Melbourne

We’ve picked some of the best places to hone your skills no matter your weapon, whether that be a skateboard, skates, a BMX or a scooter

Live Wire Park
Attractions

Live Wire Park

This high-flying adventure park near Lorne will challenge your body and mind.

Activities for kids in Melbourne

The best activities for kids in Melbourne
Kids

The best activities for kids in Melbourne

There's plenty to entertain pint-sized punters in Melbourne. Rain, hail or shine, our guide will keep your crew out of trouble for an 'arvo

Cheap Melbourne activities for kids
Kids

Cheap Melbourne activities for kids

You don't need to take out a mortgage to entertain the kids in Melbourne

Rainy day activities in Melbourne
Things to do

Rainy day activities in Melbourne

Wet out? Take shelter at these Melbourne institutions

The best toy stores in Melbourne
Kids

The best toy stores in Melbourne

Get one-of-a-kind gifts at these specialty Melbourne toy stores

The best day trips from Melbourne
Travel

The best day trips from Melbourne

Take the kids on a day trip out of town

Fun places for families in Melbourne

The best kid-friendly cafés in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best kid-friendly cafés in Melbourne

Having kids might mean that your sleep patterns change, but it doesn't mean that your tastebuds will

The best kid-friendly pubs in Melbourne
Bars

The best kid-friendly pubs in Melbourne

Melbourne is full of family-friendly watering holes; these are our favourites

The best playgrounds in Melbourne
Kids

The best playgrounds in Melbourne

We regressed back to childhood to review Melbourne's best playgrounds

The best adventure parks and playgrounds in Victoria
Kids

The best adventure parks and playgrounds in Victoria

For when you fancy getting out of town for the weekend with the kids in tow

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Win the ultimate Peninsula Picnic experience including a night at Jackalope Hotel
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Win the ultimate Peninsula Picnic experience including a night at Jackalope Hotel

Roll out your picnic rug and don’t bother with the food: the Peninsula Picnic is back. On Saturday March 30, the Mornington Peninsula’s biggest food, wine and music event brings the region’s restaurants, wineries and producers together at Mornington Racecourse. Headlined by the Rubens and Sarah Blasko, the event presents an exciting line-up of unique and emerging music acts to accompany your quality eating and drinking. The experience includes: - two VIP tickets to the Peninsula Picnic on March 30, including food and beverage- a night’s accommodation for two in a terrace room at the Jackalope Hotel in Balnarring, check-in March 30- lunch for two at Jackalope’s Rare Hare Wine & Food Store on March 31- eight bottles of wine from select wineries represented at the Peninsula Picnic We’ve done some sums and the prize value comes to roughly $1,735 – pretty epic! If all that sounds like your idea of a fun weekend, then you can enter below before Friday March 22 Enter here

6 happy hour specials to raise a glass to at Crown
Bars

6 happy hour specials to raise a glass to at Crown

If you're savvy, it's totally possible to never pay full price for a drink in Melbourne. Rather than trawl the streets and waste valuable relaxation time, head straight to Crown where the precinct's venues have got your back every night of the week. Whether you're after a glass of wine, a pint of beer or a cocktail shaken or stirred, Crown's many bars have something to offer that won't cost the world. 

Ladbrokes Mornington Cup Day
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Ladbrokes Mornington Cup Day

Get your best racewear ready for the Ladbrokes Mornington Cup Day on Saturday, March 23. The event is one of the biggest race days on the autumn racing calendar, so you won't want to miss this.  On the day, there will be nine races on the card and the winner of the feature race, the Ladbrokes Mornington Cup, will receive free entry into the 2019 Caulfield Cup. There's plenty going on trackside too including live music, food trucks and bars with a view of the races. While you're there, check out the Beach Club, a new addition to Mornington Racecourse this year. Punters will be able to kick back and relax on lounge chairs in this race day haven that will still have views of the day's nine races. If you're bringing kids along, the kids and family area offers entertainment, activities and family-friendly food options.  Spend the day at the Steller Garden Bar where you’ll be able to take advantage of a prime position by the tracks and enjoy the races against a backdrop of live music and a shaded garden enclosure. Tickets to the Steller Garden Bar ($160 per person) also includes an all-inclusive food and drinks package featuring hawker-themed food stalls plus beer, wine and sparkling. Meanwhile, the Crittenden Estate Marquee will be hosting a luxe three-course luncheon with an all-inclusive beverage package ($220) that will showcase the best drops from one of Mornington Peninsula's oldest wineries. This will take place in a private garden enclosure adorned with stunning floral

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Time Out Bar Awards 2019: recap
Bars

Time Out Bar Awards 2019: recap

More than 500 people packed into Transport Public Bar in Federation Square on a Sunday afternoon to toast the best in the hospitality business.  Hosted by the very funny Rhys Nicholson (who doesn’t love a free comedy show thrown in with an awards ceremony?), the event saw ten awards given out across a range of categories. Guests were treated to delicious drinks, great food, sweet tunes from DJ Coco Brown, with a copy of the new Time Out Bar Awards issue to take home at the end of the night. Attendees were also in the running to take home their very own crystal glassware from Waterford simply by taking a snap with the Mobsta crew in the Waterford area. The snack game was strong, with Southern fried chicken, pizzas, charcuterie and cheese platters courtesy of Transport Public Bar doing the rounds. People were sipping on free-flowing Espresso Martinis on tap, Malibu Piña Coladas, Altos Tequila cocktails, Urban Alley beers, and a bespoke cocktail from Perrier. As if that wasn't enough they also got to sample Riot Wines’ wine in a can from McLaren Vale, and ciders from Hills Cider Co. So who emerged victorious in the 2019 Time Out Bar Awards? Fitzroy cocktail bar the Everleigh was named Bar of the Year. The Everleigh is where you get the exacting standards, beautiful surrounds and whip-smart service of a high-end bar in London, but right here in the heart of Melbourne. The Everleigh is the very definition of putting our best drink forward.As well as the top gong, the Best C