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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

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Beautiful Gardens around Melbourne to visit


It's always a good time to visit one, or all, of these picture-perfect gardens around Melbourne - there's a secret garden just waiting to be explored.

We share some of our most visited gardens that can only be described as jaw-dropping! So when you're after a picturesque day trip, pack up the family or your guests and pop by one of these beauties.

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Christmas Events in the City of Melbourne

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The trick to enjoying the holidays: Never let little hands go idle. Unless you want pinkie fingers in fruitcakes and a toppled Christmas tree. Get a load of what's happening in the City this Christmas. We know you want to.

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Welcome to Melbourne

Melbourne is brimming with family-friendly attractions and things to do, see, visit, eat, play, create and explore and our one stop website is the largest of its kind in Melbourne covering everything family-friendly from events, activities, kid-friendly cafes and eats, places to go, parks and playgrounds, day trips, classes, school holiday ideas, daily and weekend inspiration.

Our crew hopes to inspire your family to get out and about and exploring the gems of our City and beyond, be it NORTH, SOUTH, EAST or WEST or a road trip out of the City.

Whatever you decide to do with your little explorers in Melbourne, there are plenty of things to keep them occupied and very few of them are expensive. The only problem you may face, is keeping up with them!

If you're a visitor to Melbourne we hope you enjoy your stay and can't wait to see you again!

What are you waiting for? Melbourne's calling...


Where to give at Christmas

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The holiday season is known to most of Victoria (Australia) as a time of celebration and reuniting with family and friends. But for those most in need it can be the most difficult time of year.  We believe in instilling a sense of community service in our children from early on in their lives. What better way to instil a spirit of giving in your family during a special time of year than helping out those who need it most. With these organisations you can give a little joy and create a sense of Christmas spirit (we've also included the Australian Defense Force because they need our support and they're away from their families at Christmas).

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Kid-friendly cafes

Nature Boy Cafe, Murrumbeena

nature boy cafe cubbyhouseSo you want to combine play, conversation, coffee and good food all in one go? With a cubbyhouse and courtyard full of toys, it's no wonder this place is the talk of the town.

Be sure to head out straight out the back with your Mother's group or friends as that's where toddler action is going on! From the unassuming frontage, Nature Boy opens out from a narrow cafe into a spacious area for diners.

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Marina Reserve Skate Space & Playground, St Kilda

st kilda skate park kidsAsk us how we entertain and please all three kids at once - this place screams at us all the time! A skate park, a playground with views and the beach and a cafe with take away coffee - winning!

Soak up some rays, take in the sunset (or sunrise!), have a splash and a play at Marina Reserve - a highly valued reserve on the St Kilda foreshore. If you've got a dog, the bonus is, dogs are permitted off leash (but dogs are not permitted within 5m of the playground, BBQ and skate space). There's a large grassed area in between the skate park and playground that's just perfect to throw the ball to your four-legged friend or play some frisbee or even fly a kite.


RF Julier Reserve, Port Melbourne

rf julier reserve port melbourneLet's take a moment to appreciate a park that suits everyone and we mean everyone! Where can you find a beautiful nature inspired playground upgrade, a full size basketball/netball court and an off-leash dog park all in the one spot? Julier Reserve in Port Melbourne are what park dreams are made of!

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