Kids

Kids events, family friendly and activities for children in Melbourne

Cool places to buy kids' clothes
Kids

Cool places to buy kids' clothes

There's no excuse for dressing your kid like a dork, irrespective of budget

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Chooks in Dinner Suits
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Chooks in Dinner Suits

Museum Victoria publishes a beautiful and clever kids' picture book about penguin conservation

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Where to buy child-friendly soaps
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Where to buy child-friendly soaps

These brightly coloured, lollie-scented soaps will win over even the most reluctant of bathers

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The best playgrounds in Melbourne
Kids

The best playgrounds in Melbourne

Oh, adventure playground, you were awesome (ignoring skinned knees, a few broken bones and a chipped tooth). Thankfully, OHS standards have improved somewhat since we swapped Cherry Bar for the monkey bar, but it doesn't mean that it's still not great fun to get outdoors and revisit being five. Or you could, you know, take the kids. Once you're done, refuel at one of Melbourne's best kid-friendly cafés or family-friendly pubs.

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What's on for kids in Melbourne

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. And if everyone's super good, maybe you could treat them with a spin through one of Melbourne's cutest toy shops or fuel up post-play at one of Melbourne's kid-friendly cafés.

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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. There are plenty of free and inexpensive activities to delight young 'uns. While you're at it, check out our suggestions and get a few ideas tucked up your sleeve for rainy days as well as a handful for when the weather is glorious.

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Cute and cuddly activities in Melbourne
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Cute and cuddly activities in Melbourne

Pushing a kid out of the way (gently) to cuddle a guinea pig or new lamb at the Collingwood Children's is one of life's great joys and the concept of sleeping out at the zoo is almost too exciting for words (replete with lions roaring all night). When you're done walking on the wildside, check out our round up of activities for big kids and the sporting bucket list to further indulge your inner kid.

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Rainy day activities in Melbourne
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Rainy day activities in Melbourne

You could sit around and complain that we don't have weather like Sydney – but that would be to deny all the fun that can be had indoors and undercover in Melbourne (plus all those comforting hot chocolates that you're totally entitled to drink). If you're determined to stay indoors, perhaps a good read from one of Melbourne's best bookshops is in order?

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The best toy stores in Melbourne
Kids

The best toy stores in Melbourne

You can get disposable, plastic action figures anywhere, but you can't deny that there's something just that little bit more special about a well-made toy that will last well beyond Christmas or the little tyke's birthday. Get the gifts at these specialty toy stores, then take the kids for a spin around Melbourne's best kid-friendly cafés. Strapped for cash? Check out our guide to cheap kids' activities in Melbourne.

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Fun places for families in Melbourne

The best kid-friendly cafés in Melbourne
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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

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The best kid-friendly pubs in Melbourne
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The best kid-friendly pubs in Melbourne

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

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The best playgrounds in Melbourne
Kids

The best playgrounds in Melbourne

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

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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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Stellar service and optimum convenience is the order of the day at these local favourites. It doesn't matter if you're ducking in for a quick fix solution, or you don't even know what you're looking for, they're going to help out. And when it comes to the cash register, they're savvy enough to let you pay the way you want to, with no worries and no minimums. 

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Fratelli Fresh is keeping your knock-off session fresh with their weekly pizza and hip hop night every Friday and Saturday. From 10pm, fresh pizzas will be coming out of the oven for $15 (perfect for those late-night munchies). The bar will be pumping out drink specials for the late-night revellers, so look out for the $7.50 special on select beer and wine, and sip on $10 Aperol Spritzes.  top DJs will be spinning the best hip hop tunes at Alfred Place Melbourne's top DJs will be spinning the best hip hop tunes at Alfred Place and Fratelli Fresh has lined-up these headliners over the next few weeks, who will all be accompanied by local DJ talent.  Friday September 9: Helena EllisSaturday September 10: DJ Moto (from Kiss FM)Friday September 16: Duchess KaySaturday September 17: DJ AK 

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