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Be a Bug Explorer at Melbourne Zoo

20 Sep - 30 Nov 2014

Parkville

Explorers get ready! This spring, bring the kids to Melbourne Zoo for the chance to discover a world of bugs like no other. Start your journey by...

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Meet the Healesville Sanctuary Bush Babies

20 Sep - 7 Dec 2014

Healesville

Spring is baby time! Head to Healesville Sanctuary this spring and meet some adorable bush babies, including dingo puppies, a koala joey and many...

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Paint Your Own Christmas Plate

Melbourne Pottery Painting School Holidays

29 Oct - 20 Dec 2014

Elsternwick

Pottery Painting at Glaze It Studio is a unique, fun and creative activity for all ages and occasions, which involves decorating ready-to-paint...

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Tracking with the Pitcha Makin Fellaz Exhibition

Tracking with the Pitcha Makin Fellaz Exhibition

29 Oct - 23 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Come and see the twelve giant animal designs created by kids at ArtPlay with the Pitcha Makin Fellaz. The Fellaz are a group of seven Aboriginal men...

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Tracking with the Pitcha Makin Fellaz Exhibition

Tracking with the Pitcha Makin Fellaz Exhibition

29 Oct - 23 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Come and see the twelve giant animal designs created by kids at ArtPlay with the Pitcha Makin Fellaz. The Fellaz are a group of seven Aboriginal men...

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Baby Lambs

Merino Month - Free Demonstration and Entertainment

8 - 30 Nov 2014

Creswick

November is Merino Month - Free Demonstrations and Entertainment Looking for something that's free to take the kids to see this coming weekend?...

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Santa's Magical Kingdom

Santa's Magical Kingdom

15 Nov - 23 Dec 2014

Caulfield East

Santa's Magical Kingdom, in collaboration with Santa Claus's North Pole Corporation, have signed an exclusive deal to once again bring all the magic...

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Watergardens comes alive this Christmas!

Watergardens comes alive this Christmas!

15 Nov - 24 Dec 2014

Taylors Lakes

Watergardens Town Centre will come alive this Christmas with an amazing array of entertainment and a very special magical Christmas digital...

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Massive Hip-Hop Choir Workshop

23 Nov 2014

Melbourne

From $25 - $25

The Massive Hip-Hop Choir workshop for 9 to12 year olds provides the opportunity for collaborative songwriting, rapping, body percussion and singing...

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Paddington High Tea

Paddington High Tea

23 Nov 2014

Southbank

Melbourne's Langham Hotel invites all the little cubs out there to pull on their wellies and enjoy a memorable Paddington high tea in the ballroom....

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Paddington High Tea

Paddington High Tea

23 Nov 2014

Southbank

Melbourne's Langham Hotel invites all the little cubs out there to pull on their wellies and enjoy a memorable Paddington high tea in the ballroom....

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Mamacino - Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook Launch & Cooking Class

Mamacino - Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook Launch and Cooking Class

23 Nov 2014

Swan bay

From $25 - $25

Join Kristin Mamacino Cosgrove for a fun filled morning at Kiltynane Wines in the Basil's Farm Kitchen. Kristin is a whole food baker, blogger,...

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Couch Guerillas

27 Nov 2014, 29 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Do you like playing on your couch? What are your moves? What does your couch become in your imaginary games? Join dance and design artists to explore...

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Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights

29 Nov 2014

Frankston

Bring together your family and friends and create your magical family memory at Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights 2014. Santa and Mrs Claus...

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Surprise!

3 - 4 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Big dots that bounce, little dots that pop, spots you make mess with, polka dots that make silly sounds and fly, open and shut them! Ms Pock-a-Dot...

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Tricky Traps

6 - 7 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The incredible design and engineering feat of the spiders' web will become an object of wonder and inspiration when ArtPlay is transformed by a...

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Wonder Fish Weaving

6 - 7 Dec 2014

Melbourne

From $15 - $15

Create a woven wonder fish using a mix of natural materials such as leaves and twigs as well as wool, found objects and recycled bit and bobs. You...

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Pirate Sunday at Polly Woodside

Pirate Sundays at Polly Woodside

7 Dec 2014

Southbank

From $9.50 - $43

X marks the spot at Polly Woodside on the first Sunday of the month. Dress as a pirate and head to Polly Woodside to help us search for hidden...

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Santa's Christmas Spectacular

20 - 23 Nov 2014, 27 - 30 Nov 2014, 4 - 7 Dec 2014, 11 - 24 Dec 2014

Docklands

Come to a Wonderland Christmas Spectacular where you can enjoy all of your favourite Christmas treats - the North Pole with daily snow falls daily,...

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Playground Beasties

13 - 14 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The ArtPlay playground panels are in need of some sprucing up and we need you! Artist Gregory Alexander will lead you through the process of creating...

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Choco-Licious Junior Chocolatier Classes at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

Choco-Licious Junior Chocolatier Classes at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

29 Nov 2014, 6 Dec 2014, 13 Dec 2014

Yarra Glen

From $30 - $30

Join the European Chocolatiers at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery on Saturday mornings for their latest Junior Chocolatier Class series....

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1954 Young Sun Special

Puffing Billy's Young Sun Special Celebrations

13 Dec 2014

Belgrave

From $25 - $99

On Saturday 13 December 2014, the Puffing Billy Young Volunteers Representatives Team will be celebrating 60 years (and two days) since the first...

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Sally Rippin

The story sessions with Sally Rippin

14 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Learn how author Sally Rippin creates her award-winning children's books, then ply these skills to create a collaborative storybook in this hands-on...

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Giggle and Hoot and Friends

Giggle and Hoot and Friends

17 - 21 Dec 2014

Southbank

Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle are setting off on a giggle-icious live stage adventure with their friends the Bananas in Pyjamas and Hoopla...

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Hippo Beach at Werribee Zoo!

New Hippo Beach at Werribee Open Range Zoo

20 Dec 2014 - 28 Feb 2015

Werribee South

From $13.60 - $30.80

Cool off this summer at Werribee Open Range Zoo's as the new best beach in town opens for the first time. Hippo Beach provides an oasis in the summer...

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Splash into summer at Healesville Sanctuary!

Splash into summer at Healesville Sanctuary

20 Dec 2014 - 28 Feb 2015

Healesville

Splash into summer at the Sanctuary. Chill out in our misty the misty spray zones, wade through the Badger Creek Sprinkler Spray and discover how...

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Dine by the water at Steakhouse 66

Christmas Day Lunch - Steakhouse 66

25 Dec 2014

Docklands

From $39 - $89

Sit back and relax with your family and friends this Christmas and let Steakhouse 66 treat you to an unforgettable Christmas Day Lunch. Take in the...

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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

27 Dec 2014 - 24 Jan 2015

South Yarra

From $25 - $90

Glenn Elston's acclaimed production returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne with a splash, a crash and a "poop poop" to bring the story to...

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New Year's Eve at Federation Square

31 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Federation Square's free New Year's Eve celebrations will be a party to remember with African beats, samba dance, circus acts and neon lights....

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Caribbean Pirates

Caribbean Pirates

5 - 24 Jan 2015

Southbank

Join the most crazy and colourful pirates of the Caribbean as they regale their life stories on the high seas, battling for booty from passing...

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Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015

9 - 31 Jan 2015

Melbourne

Make sure you're at AAMI Park for tough tussles between regional rivals when Australia hosts its biggest ever football tournament, the AFC Asian Cup.

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Franskton Waterfront Festival

Frankston Waterfront Festival 2015

17 - 18 Jan 2015

Frankston

Over two exciting days, bring family and friends together for a weekend of entertainment, activities, market stalls, food, wine and more at the...

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Exxopolis

SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival

23 Jan - 21 Feb 2015

Southbank

Summersalt - the outdoor arts festival you'll flip for! Over five extraordinary summer weekends, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is turned on its head....

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Chinese Lion Dance at Piers Festival

Piers Festival

25 Jan 2015

Port Melbourne

The Piers Festival will bring the Port Melbourne piers precinct to life with a spectacular display of music, dance, markets, exhibitions, forums and...

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Australian International Airshow

Australian International Airshow

24 Feb - 1 Mar 2015

Lara

Bring the family, meet the pilots and celebrate the power of flight with stunning aerial displays of vintage, commercial and military aircraft.

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Mower Racing

Heywood Wood, Wine & Roses Festival

28 Feb 2015

Heywood

From $15 - $20

Heywood Wood, Wine & Roses Committee will be celebrating their 22nd Annual Festival on 28th February 2015. Entertainment is available for all...

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Moomba

Moomba Festival

6 - 9 Mar 2015

Melbourne

Love Melbourne, Love Moomba! A celebrated part of the Melbourne events calendar for 60 years, Moomba will be back in 2014 with an exciting program of...

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Tomato Slam

Tomato Slam

15 Mar 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

Bacchus Marsh

Tomato Slam Festival at The Fruits of Life is a great day out for the whole family. Dive into 4000kgs of tomatoes for your chance to win! It's tomato...

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Water to Water Festival

Water to Water Festival

21 Mar 2015

Mount Martha

The Inaugural Baany to Warrna Ngargee is a groundbreaking Indigenous music and cultural festival in the glorious Briars Park, Mt Martha, Mornington...

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Kids Adventure

Kids Adventure Festival - Mt Baw Baw

28 - 29 Mar 2015

Mt Baw Baw

This Kids Adventure Festival at Mt Baw Baw will immerse kids in nature and give them a chance to re-connect and experience the great outdoors! A...

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Thomas hauling the train

Day out with Thomas at Puffing Billy

14 - 15 Mar 2015, 21 - 22 Mar 2015, 28 - 29 Mar 2015

Emerald

From $15 - $26

See Thomas in full steam at Puffing Billy's station; entertainment for the entire family. Attractions include: - A 20 minute train ride with Thomas...

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Barbie Princess Power High Tea

Barbie Princess Power High Tea

30 Mar - 2 Apr 2015

Southbank

To celebrate the upcoming release of Barbie in Princess Power, pop on a pink cape and fly into The Langham, Melbourne for a special high tea. Little...

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Barbie Princess Power High Tea

Barbie Princess Power High Tea

30 Mar - 2 Apr 2015

Southbank

To celebrate the upcoming release of Barbie in Princess Power, pop on a pink cape and fly into The Langham, Melbourne for a special high tea. Little...

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Sun Loong

Bendigo Easter Festival

3 - 6 Apr 2015

Bendigo

Commencing in 1871, the Bendigo Easter Festival is the oldest continuous running community festival in Australia. It's a celebration of Bendigo's...

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Easter Egg Hunt

Easter at All Saints Estate

4 - 5 Apr 2015

Wahgunyah

Taste the latest vintages and newly released wines before enjoying a gastronomic experience at the Terrace Restaurant at All Saints Estate. Discover...

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Easter Egg Hunt

Easter at St Leonards Vineyard

4 - 5 Apr 2015

Wahgunyah

Taste St Leonard Vineyard's fine single vineyard wines, enjoy the outdoors, and let the kids run free on the lush lawns. St Leonards cafe will be...

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Kerrisdale Mountain Railway & Museum Cup Weekend Steamfest

4 - 6 Apr 2015

Kerrisdale

From $10 - $15

The Kerrisdale Mountain Railway Cup Weekend Steamfest is a fun filled day for all the family and an event not to be missed. The two foot gauge...

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Falls Creek Easter Festival

Falls Creek Easter Festival

3 Apr 2015, 5 Apr 2015

Falls Creek

This April Falls Creek will again host the annual Easter Festival. There are loads of activities for all ages including the Easter egg hunt, the...

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Sprout

The Big Sprout Fest

12 Apr 2015

Coldstream

From $2 - $2

Adams Farms is very excited to be holding the very first Big Sprout Fest. (Yes that's right a Brussels Sprout Festival, who would of thought!) It's...

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