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139031 XhdYwvPI cEveryday Mums, Dads, Kids and Families kid-test some of Melbourne's best, quirky, upbeat and favourite destinations with some product and book reviews thrown into the mix.

10 September 2012

pinocchio malthouse theatre 1The performance of the children’s classic Pinocchio, at Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre, was everything that a children’s production should be. Non-patronising, uplifting and well executed.

The Windmill Theatre and State Theatre Company of South Australia have taken key aspects of Carlo Collodi’s original story and produced a fast paced production which takes on the preoccupations of the current generation – celebrity, fame, and fortune. Easily won and easily lost. Pinocchio and his friends are attracted by the perceived glitz and glamour of celebrity status and this is the lesson that they must learn.

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14 July 2012

Mornington-Peninsula-photographer-20120311-comp-9pp w870 h1034On Wednesday, we ventured up to the city (an adventure in itself), to visit Polly Woodside. No - Polly is not a person, but a gorgeous tall-Ship - here's a little blurb:

The Polly Woodside was built in Belfast in 1885 by Workman Clark & Co Ltd and operated as a cargo vessel, carrying coal, nitrate and wheat between England and South America, and also visiting North America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

The Polly Woodside is among the best in the world as a surviving example of a late nineteenth century barque rigged, iron-hulled, ocean-going trading ship and was awarded the World Ship Trust Medal for achievement in the preservation of maritime heritage.

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18 May 2012

keeper kids melbourne zoo parkvilleKeeper Kids is a keeper!

When you're living with a future zookeeper/artist/paleontologist/cafe owner, almost all your excursions turn into research trips. Fortunately, our son's current passion for zoos can be easily indulged with a trip to the Melbourne Zoo and our daughter will happily oblige especially when there's the lure of a 'take home' souvenier from the gift shop or a jaunt around the elephant pavilion. (What's more tempting is the 15% off if you're a Zoos Victoria Member)!

In a nutshell, Keeper Kids is a space where kids can play, learn and discover and that's exactly what we did.

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