Kids Activities Melbourne – May 2011

kids activities Melbourne - little melbourne The lovely Jo from Little Melbourne is guest posting again today, bringing us some of the best kids activities in Melbourne for the month of May. To help me out while the book is being launched, Jo will be collating the kids activities Melbourne round up posts for the next couple of months. And speaking of the book, if you want another chance to win a copy, Jo has one up for grabs at her website, click here to find out more!


1. Buddha’s Day Baby Blessing Ceremony

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Feeling Blessed? Get your little bouncing Buddha’s to the Buddha’s Day Baby Blessing Ceremony. Yes, such a thing really does exist. The festival is a unique introduction to Buddhism for kids and families with special activities and games for the younger of body and mind.
When: Saturday 14th May, 2pm
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2. NGV Education Week Family Fun Day

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Celebrate Education Week 2011 with a Family Fun Day featuring performances by the fabulous State Schools Spectacular, appearances by children’s authors and performers, face-painters, art making activities and children’s tours of the Gallery. This Education Week event is presented by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in partnership with the NGV.
When: 15th May 2011
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3. Cardboard Play Spaces at ArtPlay

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Anyone who can turn the humble cubby into a masterpiece mansion is a winner, and that’s what Ross Brewin and his first-year architecture students have done. So what’s all this architecture and design stuff all about? A quirky and fun interactive play space made wholly out of cardboard, designed by architecture students at Monash University. Suits 8 – 12 years.
When: 29th May 2011
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4. Heronswood Little Diggers Workshops

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Cultivate a mini green thumb with the help of the Little Diggers Workshops. Just 70 minutes from Melbourne and nestled in beauty, Heronswood is the home of The Diggers Club and its garden is a living catalogue of all the evergreen fruits and vegetables described in the catalogues and books. Take a stroll through one of Victoria’s most famous gardens.
When: 8th May 2011
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5. Mother’s Day at The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

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Bring your Mum to the Australian Garden on Mother’s Day and you’ll get Mum in for free! The Boonerwurrung Café will be creating delicious treats to thank Mums for all their hard work.

  • Drop in/out activity
    Kids – drop-in to our activity station to create a beautiful present for Mum. Pot-a-plant to take home for your garden, or make a fragrant bath bomb from eucalypt oils to spoil your Mum.
  • Massage Station
    Mums, while your kids are making a present for you, treat yourself to a 15-minute massage.

When: 8th May 2011

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6. Batman Park Kindergarten Fun Day

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Batman Park Kinder is proud to announce its 2011 Funday on Sunday 15th May at Batman Park Kindergarten, Batman Park, cnr St Georges and Arthurton Roads, Northcote.
Come along to the Funday and help raise money for resources at the kinder. Activities on the day include: food and drink, face painting, entertainment, raffle, cake stall, jumping castles, stomper room, art and craft, lucky dip, silent auction, and much more!

When: 15th May 2011

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7. Saltimbanco Cirque du Soleil Performance

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Set inside an imaginary metropolis of colourful inhabitants, Saltimbanco will enthral with the seemingly impossible balancing, jumping and spinning of the Chinese Poles and Russian Swing, the gravity-defying Bungees and Trapeze, and the crowd-pleasing Juggling, Acrobatic Bicycle and Clowns. Overflowing with colour, fun and amazement, Saltimbanco is for everybody to enjoy.

When: 25th May – 3rd June 2011

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8. NGV Kids Space St Kilda Road – Kaleidoscope

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It’s all new and coming soon! NGV Kids Space at NGV International is the second dedicated gallery designed for children of up to 8 years old and their families. Featuring works from NGV collections and exhibitions, children and families can have fun together as they discover art, explore multimedia and hands-on activities while sharing new ideas.

Opens: 28th May 2011

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9. Mother’s Day Twisted Tastes Toddler Classes

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Interest in eating? Zero. Interest in messing around in the kitchen? Off the charts. What better way to show your mum she’s the “worlds best mum” and how much you love her than by baking her favourite edible treats, all beautifully gift wrapped and personalised, to give to her on Mothers Day.

When: 6th May 2011

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10. Heide Museum Workshop With Melinda Harper – Classes for Kids

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Our favourite cultural hub, Heide, offers a range of activities for kids and families for your budding little artist or designer. Afterwards you’ll want to refuel at Cafe Vue. Stylish, surprisingly affordable and it caters for children, that’s why we love it! Cafe Vue serves up a Kids Menu from 11am – 4pm. If you’re not up for the sit down cafe experience and want an alfresco lunch in the gardens where the little ones can roam free, you can pre-order a special Vue lunch box. Only $10 for kids and $15 for Grown-ups.
When: 29th May 2011

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