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Light up the Night!

We were fortunate enough to be at the mountains for "Light up the night" at Scenic World where Katoomba Falls is lit up.

So much fun for the kids with a disco skyway, a silent nightclub and kids carnival rides including teacups.  We went for a walk to the base of the waterfall along well lit boardwalks. 

 There is still time to visit "Light Up the Night" as it goes until the 30th April.   

The following day we woke early to head to Scenic World again as we were eager to see what we could see in the daylight. 

The excitement in the kids was amazing - they stepped onto the front carriage of the world's steepest railway and they wanted the incline to be on the "cliffhanger" setting - so of course my heart leapt a beat but we reclined the seat and enjoyed the ride up and down.

The walk at the bottom of the railway was amazing as we walked through tropical rainforrests and saw the old coal mine and the original scenic railway.

We also enjoyed the skyline in the daytime - where we overlooked the Jamison Valley and enjoyed views of the three sisters and the waterfall that we had seen during the night. It looked so different during the day,

The kids were fascinated by the glass bottom when they could look straight down on the valley. They did this twice as they enjoyed this so much. They could have kept riding all day.

The children were ages 5, 8, 10 and 17 and they all enjoyed the experience in different ways which was perfect for a spread of ages. 

Exhausted after a big day of walking and riding we enjoyed a big bowl of hot chips from the caffeteria before our drive back to Sydney.

Visit https://scenicworld.com.au for more information and how to book your tickets. 


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Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you could win a family pass to Neighbourhood Earth . Please let us know why you would like to win a family pass to the show. 

Please include your name, address and phone number. 

Competition closes 5pm 5th November, 2021. 



NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH is an award-winning exhibition that combines the latest science with cutting edge technology to create the ultimate space experience. Developed in conjunction with the US Space & Rocket Center and NASA’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH tells the story of space science and exploration as never seen before. 

Declan McMonagle, Managing Director of Toto Creative said. “We developed NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH in collaboration with the US Space & Rocket Center and NASA which gave us access to significant artefacts from key space exploration missions in our human history. Combining this with the latest Audio Visual technology and presentation of science in practice, the exhibition was a sell out in the USA and China. 



Venue                      ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney, Hall 7 

Opens                     From 22 November for a strictly limited season

Opening Hours      9am – 9pm, Monday-Sunday 

Prices                      Evenings, Weekends & School Holidays

                                 Adult $45/Family $119/Child $30/Concession, Group, Student $35


Adult $35/ Family $99/ Child $20/Concession, Group, Student $25

Travel                      Town Hall and Central Stations are a 10-minute walk to ICC Sydney.  

                                Visit  www.neighbourhoodearth.com.au to book your tickets. 

                                To plan your trip  https://www.iccsydney.com.au/visit/getting-here



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WIN WIN WIN! PAW PatrolTM Live! “Race to the Rescue” 


PAW PATROL LIVE RACE TO THE RESCUE at Aware Super Theatre, ICC Theatre, Darling Harbour.  You could win one FAMILY PASS (4 tickets) valid for Saturday 22 May at 1pm WIN WIN WIN - you could win a family pass to PAW PatrolTM.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to enter. Pleaee let me know why you would like to win a family pass. Entries close 11th May 2021 at 11pm Eastern Standard time.


Nickelodeon, TEG Life Like Touring and VStar Entertainment Group are excited to announce that the hugely popular

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Presented by Stan is heading to Australian shores this April and May.

Based on Nickelodeon’s hit animated TV series produced by Spin Master Entertainment, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Presented by Stan brings everybody’s favourite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy musical adventure that sees them embark on a rescue mission when Mayor Goodway goes missing the day of the

Great Adventure Bay Race.

Following its sold-out inaugural Australian tour in 2017, PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue"
will commence its 2021 tour in Brisbane on 24 April, before making its way to Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Adelaide, concluding in Newcastle on 30 May.

to teach kids of all ages social and problem-solving skills. The show engages audiences with Bunraku puppetry, an innovative costuming approach that brings the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage, along with their vehicles and packs.

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Presented by Stan - AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2021


Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 24 April 2021: Show times 10:00am and 1:00pm Sunday 25 April 2021: Show time 10:00am


RAC Arena
Saturday 1 May 2021: Show times 10:00am and 1:00pm Sunday 2 May 2021: Show time 10:00am


Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Saturday 8 May 2021: Show times 10:00am and 1:00pm Sunday 9 May 2021: Show time 10:00am


Margaret Court Arena
Saturday 15 May 2021: Show times 10:00am and 1:00pm Sunday 16 May 2021: Show times 10:00am and 1:00pm


Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney

Saturday 22 May 2021: Show times 10:00am and 1:00pm

Sunday 23 May 2021: Show times 10:00am and 1:00pm


Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Saturday 29 May 2021: Show times 10:00am and 1:00pm Sunday 30 May 2021: Show time 10:00am

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=PAWPATRO20 




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Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Hansel & Gretel


Written by best-selling author Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass, Northern Lights).

They’re dark, they’re funny…they’re Grimm. Step into an enchanting world of princesses, hunters, wolves and wicked stepmothers. Wander through a backstage maze at Glen Street Theatre in this innovative immersive theatre performance for children, guided by the company of young artists at Marian St Theatre for Young People

Get into classic stories like Little Red Riding HoodRapunzel, and Hansel & Gretel, and fill the January Holidays with a magical theatre experience that will last a lifetime. 


Marian St Theatre for Young People is a unique, local Not-For-Profit which brings their company of young artists to the stage, mentored by theatre professionals. They have been inspiring children’s imaginations for over 50 years.



When:                          Wed 15th Jan – Sat 22nd Feb 2020

Where:                         Glen Street Theatre, Belrose

Performances:              9:30, 11:30 and 1:30 daily

Prices:                          $25, Groups 10+ $23, Double Pass $20

Bookings:                     Call Glen Street Theatre 9975 1455 or www.mstyp.org.au (booking fees apply)

Info:                             www.mstyp.org.au     

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Santa’s Magical Kingdom returns to Melbourne!



ENTER and you could WIN one of Three family passes (2 Adults and 2 Children) to Santa's Magical Kingdom on 30th November at 6pm. To enter email your name and address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Santa’s Magical Kingdom has become a Christmas tradition for countless Victorian families. Now in its 8th year, this much-loved family event marks the start of the festive season for many.

Santa’s Magical Kingdom is an enchanting experience for families and people of all ages. This one of a kind Christmas event immerses guests in a magical Christmas journey they can share and treasure for years to come.

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their friends as they share the magical Christmas spirit that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families. Open from 22nd November until 24th December, Santa’s Magical Kingdom’s delightful walk-through wonderland includes:

  • The beautifully decorated Snowland.   Feel the snow fall and meet the Snow Queen.
  • A private meeting with the jolly man himself, Santa! Have your picture taken or just say hello.
  • Gingerbread Land! Nothing says Christmas like the smell of gingerbread.  Kids can decorate their very own gingerbread man in this land of sweet delights.  Best of all, they can then eat it!  
  • Story time with Mrs. Claus. It's not all about Santa at Santa's Magical Kingdom you know, Mrs Claus shares the spotlight.
  • A new International Christmas Circus Spectacular Show. With acts from around the world - hand selected by Santa and Mrs. Claus - set to amaze young and old alike.
  • Unlimited rides! What would a Christmas celebration be without them?

Santa’s Magical Kingdom delivers a Christmas wonderland full of activities that brings the Christmas spirit to life!


As always, Rudolph’s birthday will also be celebrated at Santa’s Magical Kingdom. Our favorite red-nosed reindeer loves parties, and Santa’s Magical Kingdom delivers his wish for an awesome party!  Every child who helps Rudolph celebrate his birthday will receive a special gift. Rudolph’s Birthday will be celebrated on specific dates during the season, see the website for details.




22 November – 24 December 2019


Caulfield Racecourse, Station St, Caulfield


Now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.au or via our Booking Office on 1300 307 740




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Whitehaven Beach Cruise

"Pristine, pure, perfect – the silica sand here is dazzlingly white, washed in on the tide over thousands of years. Located on the largest island in The Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach offers up 7km of shore to explore – swim, snorkel, laze on the sand or even take a hike through the forest to an ocean lookout or secret swimming spot: your time here can be as energetic or relaxed as you’d like it to be. Don’t miss the walk to the spectacular viewpoint over Hill Inlet at Whitehaven’s northern end, where a swirl of white sand and turquoise water fuse to create a stunning blend of colours." From Cruise Whitesunday's Website. 

We loved our cruise with Whitsunday Cruises. The scenic cruise out let us see Hamilton Island from different directions, we loved the scenic trip to Whitehaven Beach. 

We enjoyed morning tea of muffins and fruit and tea and coffee onboard the boat. We then went ashore on a transport barge which took us to shore. We took part in fish feeding, wrote our names on the beach and put on our stinger suits where we discovered a fringing reef which was spectacular. 

A lovely morning at Whitehaven Beach and lots of happy memories. 


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It was 2011 and I took my kids then 10 and 6 to Jamberoo Action Park. The kids loved it then and have asked for years to go back - today 8 years later we will take my 5 year old, 13 year old and 18 year old and with excitement we return.  

NSW's largest family owned and operated water theme park will be open throughout the summer season until the end of April between 10am and 5pm and is the ultimate destination for family fun in the region!

There’s so much to see and do at Jamberoo Action Park and to top it off - you can experience a trilogy of tube rides – all with an element of darkness, anticipation, enhanced thrills and excitement!

The Perfect Storm - drop into The Eye of the Storm

Funnel Web – drop into The Spider’s Lair

The Taipan – drop into The Belly of the Snake

Your raft will twist and turn through these rides often in complete darkness, and you’ll never know what’s coming next! Every ride is a different experience depending on where you are sitting on your raft – it’s quite incredible.

Set among 40 hectares (100 acres) of landscaped gardens and parklands, Jamberoo Action Park is a place for thrill-seekers and families alike. 

Travel the Chairlift, taking in views from the mountains to the sea, marvel at the water wonderland that is Banjo’s Billabong, or kick back and chill as the waves roll in at Outback Bay – there’s something for everyone at Jamberoo Action Park.

On Saturday nights from 6pm throughout the summer holidays, Jamberoo Action Park will screen blockbuster family dive-in movies on the big screen at Outback Bay. You can relaxation a sunlounge or float on a tube in the bay. 

Jamberoo also offers souvenir photos of your ride into the belly of The Taipan, food & coffee shops, retail stores, a vast array of water themed rides and attractions for all ages, mini-golf, the amazing chairlift and legendary Bobsled ride – where you really do control the action! 

There is free parking and even the summer fun bus operating daily from December 26-January 31 between the park and Kiama Train Station. You can even bring your own food if you want – and children 3 and under may enter free of charge! 

Season and Summer fun passes are available for those looking for great value for money, and you can save even more with a group booking of 20 people or more!

For full details of park opening dates, times and ticket prices visit www.jamberoo.net

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Mister Maker Returns


Get ready mini-makers your favourite arty party man is coming back to Australia!

Mister Maker Returns for a series of live shows in July that will take him around the country in what promises to be the family show of the year.

Joining Mister Maker on stage will be his famous side-kicks The Shapes as well as the Mister Maker dancers.

Since his debut in 2007, Mister Maker has gained international success with his unique ability to encourage chldren to use their imaginations in fun and creative ways.

Screened in over 100 countries, and dubbed in several different languages, Mister Maker’s crafty approach to children’s entertainment sees mini-makers transcend culture and age, with a fan base ranging from toddlers to adults.

Star, Phil Gallagher, is so popular he has developed cult status amongst kids and has been nominated for a BAFTA Children’s Award for Best Performer.

Click here to buy tickets.

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What's on these school holidays!


One of my favourite school holiday activities is to take my kids to a show at the Opera House. They look forward to this with great excitement. I book my parking in advance and if I park before 10am and exit after 3pm then my parking is really cheap at the Opera House Car park. Our special treat is having hot chips and something to eat at the eatery places just before the Opera House and they love watching the seagulls, the cruise ships and the ferries with spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge. So what to see.... so much to choose from these holidays!

Visit https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/visit-us/bring-the-kids.html for all show information and to book tickets. 

The Sydney Opera House is inspiring young minds to see the world from new perspectives these school holidays with uplifting circus experiences, heartwarming stage adaptations and fast-paced theatrical performances. 

Kicking off the April school holidays is an adaptation of David Walliams’ best-selling novel Billionaire Boy. Premiering in the Playhouse from April 14 – 29, Billionaire Boy combines music and laughter with moral lessons. Kids will meet Joe Spud, a boy who has everything he could possibly want – including a golden underwater Ferrari and a robot dog from Japan – but what he really needs is a friend.


From April 14 – 15 Trapper will explore human dependency on social media and technology. Speaking to young adults, this Green Room Award-nominated show challenges audiences through a combination of slam poetry, physical agility and dynamic sculptural sets. Four performers will battle it out in a truly extraordinary setting complete with light-up Tetris pieces, organic waves of paper and a giant human hamster wheel. 



Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of four, Ethan Hugh sees the world differently. Now aged 13, Ethan stars in Kaleidoscope, a joyous and poetic circus experience that encourages children to view life through his eyes. Kaleidoscope is a family affair, based on a book by Ethan’s mother Joanna who describes stepping into Ethan’s world as “the joy of walking through shafts of colour and light; a dazzling kaleidoscope”. This spectacular work bursts into the Sydney Opera House Studio from April 18 – 28 alongside a circus skills workshop run by the director of Kaleidoscope, Chelsea McGuffin.



With mesmerising feats of strength and spellbinding movement, Driftwood will take audiences’ breath away with swinging and flipping in the Studio from April 19 – 26. Casus Circus’ performance blends acrobatics with contemporary choreography to create a hypnotising display of joy and human connection.



The Western Foyers once again come alive with Creative Play. These school holidays Noodle Knots invites kids to weave pool noodles through pyramid structures to create giant squiggle sculptures while Echo Tables offers a display of projected light that responds to children’s movements in dance-like interactions bursting with colour.


Future acting stars, aspiring singers and lovers of theatrical dress-ups can discover how the magic of performance comes to life at the Sydney Opera House on the Junior Adventure Tour. Young explorers can venture beneath the world-famous sails to learn mysterious secrets and unusual facts, with interactive games the whole family will enjoy. For the ultimate day out, the Junior Day Packincludes a tour, discounted tickets to Billionaire Boy and a delicious harbourside lunch at Opera Bar.

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Sunset20°N Barangaroo Reserve.


A celebration of music, food and culture Barangaroo Reserve

Entry via Towns Place

Twelve Spectacular Sunsets on Four Weekends from Friday, 2 February to Sunday, 25 February 2018

For the full program please visit www.sunset20north.com

Over twelve spectacular sunsets this February, Sunset20°N [sunset twenty degrees north] invite families to celebrate music, food and culture at Sydney's spectacular Barangaroo Reserve. And it’s free!

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, families will love exploring the Grandmother Tree, a large-scale site-specific interactive artwork created by Lucy Simpson and Archrival, a not-for-profit architecture organisation.

Live music performances from amazingly talented female artists from around Australia and DJ sets will have everyone up and dancing. (All the live music before 6pm is family friendly however we suggest parents listen to headline acts on Friday and Saturday nights to determine if the music is suitable for your children).

Sunset20°N is also a delicious food series, with each weekend showcasing a different female guest chef. Kids have their own yummy menu while adults will be treated to seasonal, local and delicious food curated by Claire Van Vuuren of Bloodwood Newtown.

Each weekend, Sunset20°North will offer free Aboriginal Cultural Workshops. Learn to weave, explore Aboriginal language, join in the creation of Aboriginal music or make possum skin art.

For the full program please visit www.sunset20north.com



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Follow us down the rabbit hole for a mad cap ride, an unique Australian take on this classic tale Alice In Wonderland!


From the producer of the critically acclaimed and immensely popular The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show comes another childhood classic tale brought to life on stage.

For over 150 years Alice in Wonderland has captured the imaginations of children all over the world, and now returns in a fresh, exciting and all new Australian adaptation for the whole family.

Lewis Carroll’s whirling, fantastical masterpiece is faithfully and beautifully recreated as a nonstop, madcap theatrical adventure for the whole family. See the classic kids’ tale in an all-new Australian adaptation by multi award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler, starring Dubs Yunupingu as Alice.

“Since its publication 150 years ago, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has kept a powerful grip on the public imagination.”


As part of Sydney Festival, this wonderful show will have its world premiere at Riverside Theatre, Parramatta before touring to Melbourne, Bathurst, Dubbo, Casula and Wyong.

Follow us down the rabbit hole for a mad cap ride! Suitable for children 7 years and older, this unique Australian take on this classic tale will have children and adults alike whooping in delight.

For all booking details please visit the tickets page at




5 – 27 January 2018 Riverside Theatres


27 February 2018 Casula Powerhouse


2 March 2018 The Art House


6 – 7 March 2018
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre


9 – 10 March 2018 Dubbo Regional Theatre


3 – 5 April 2018
The National Theatre (St Kilda)


7 April
The Drum Theatre

So book your tickets and head a long for a day of fun!



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The Unbelievables - win a family pass


The Unbelievables, the Sydney Opera House’s big new summer spectacular show, opening in Sydney 19-29 December.

It’s a HUGE theatrical family extravaganza from the producers of The Illusionists and Circus 1903 and includes a cast made up of the world’s greatest circus, magic and acrobatic performers.

The Unbelievables is a fast-paced entertainment spectacle jam-packed with death-defying acrobats and aerial acts, mind-blowing illusions, comedy, and award-winning ballroom dance, all backed by an incredible six-piece swing orchestra. 

Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

To Win a family pass to see The Unbelievables on the 19th December in Sydney, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and phone number. Competition closes 8th December, 2017. 

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Summer School Holiday Shows at the Sydney Opera House!



Jay Laga’aia’s Classic Christmas

28 November – 17 December2017

Ages: 2-5

A father of eight children, this master of kid’s entertainment will join forces with the Sydney Youth Orchestra to enchant families with classical music, carols and Christmas sing-alongs. Purchase your tickets here!


The Gruffalo

7 – 23 December 2017

Ages: 3+

Bestselling British author Julia Donaldson’s beloved tale The Gruffalo transforms into a musical adaptation for the month of December. Follow Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark woods as she uses her wits to outsmart predators like the fox, owl and snake with tales of a fearsome Gruffalo – don’t they know, there is no such thing as a Gruffalo? Purchase your tickets here!



Junior Adventure Tour

2-28 January2018

Ages: 5-12

Off-stage and around the sails there is even more fun to discover with the Junior Adventure Tour taking families backstage to see the magic of theatre from the wings, learn interesting facts about the Sydney Opera House itself and play dress ups! Purchase your tickets here!

 The 78-Storey Treehouse

3-21 January 2018

Ages: 6+

The wildly popular children’s book The 78-Storey Treehouse  from duo Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton comes to life on the Playhouse stage. With over 2.6 million copies of the hilarious series sold, this new instalment boasts a Scribbletorium, a high security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck) and even an open-air movie theatre. Purchase your tickets here!

 Junior Day Pack

Families can enjoy the ultimate day out as the Opera house with a Junior Day Pack: A Junior Adventure Tour with souvenir photo, Junior Lunch at Opera Bar and a ticket to The 78-Storey Treehouse. Purchase your tickets here!


Operation Ouch!

6-7 January2018

Ages: 6+

The stars of the hit ABC Me series Operation Ouch!, identical twin brothers Dr Chris and Dr Xand, return to the Opera House in January with a new action-packed educational show full of fascinating facts about biology and the awesome things your body can do. Purchase your tickets here!


 The Funatorium: Captain Hook’s Pirate Party

11-27 January2018

Ages: 4+

Based on J.M Barrie’s classic Peter Pan and Wendy, this interactive and immersive experience features fairies, crocodiles, lost boys and pirates galore. Purchase your tickets here!


 Brainiac Live!

16-20 January2018

Ages: 6+

Based on the multi-award winning TV show, Brainiac Live is an action-packed hour of incredible experiments and explosive high energy entertainment. Treat the littles on to an explosive mix of science and entertainment with thrilling experiments like “things you can run through” (walls) and the fastest way to spin in a swivel chair (jet propulsion). Purchase your tickets here!

Brainiac’s Detective Academy

16-24 January 2018

Ages: 8+

These workshops will invite children to use forensics and the science of finger printing to find who committed the robbery at Brainiac HQ. Purchase your tickets here!







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Check out Sand Song at Barangaroo – a mesmerising Aboriginal dance and theatre performance and workshop!


Families will love SAND SONG. A fun and uplifting contemporary Aboriginal dance and theatre performance and workshop, performed at the Cutaway during the October school holidays. Kids will learn to do the Emu dance and create their very own dream holder to take home with them!

3 – 8 October

the Cutaway at Barangaroo

Tickets from $20 and you can purchase here.

Barangaroo is easily accessed via public transport with a public car park beneath the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve. Stargazer Lawn at the top of Barangaroo Reserve is the perfect place for a picnic pre or post the performance. BYO Picnic!


There are many options located in Barangaroo's food precinct - only a short walk from The Cutaway. Please note we don't allow food or drink inside the venue.

Ordering a Pop Up Picnic is a great option for families wanting to picnic in the Reserve before or after the performance.




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Come visit Australian Baby Card At The Essential Baby & Toddler Show This Weekend!



This Friday, 22-24 September, we're excited to be attending the  Essential Baby & Toddler Show at Darling Harbour. Come visit us and say hello we will be at stand G30 and will be giving away FREE gift bags with every ABC card purchased along with two year memberships for the price of one. We would love to see you there!

Be sure to register for your free ticket before 5pm AEST, 21 September 2017.

With over 250 brands to shop from, advice from the experts including Dr Howard Chilton, Tresillian and the Australian Breastfeeding Association, live entertainment for your little ones from Hi-5 and Poppy and Branch from the DreamWorks movie Trolls and so much more, it's going to be a great day out for the whole family.


  • Thousands of complimentary gift bags on entry

  • Over 250 local and international brands to shop from (inclusive of Blackmores, Joie, Chicco, Philips AVENT, Redsbaby, Baby Zen, Gro and more)

  • Blackmores Wellbeing Zone with Blackmores Gummies giveaway (while stocks last) and complimentary naturopathic consults

  • Bio-Oil Seminar Series featuring parenting expert Dr Howard Chilton

  • Fisher-Price Play Lab where your little one can "test trial" all the hottest toys on offer from newborn to toddler

  • Expert guidance from professionals at The Advice Hub

  • Entertainment and Meet & Greets with Hi-5 and Poppy & Branch from the DreamWorks movie Trolls

  • Pram Trial Track

  • Limited First Aid Courses by CPR Kids

  • Dedicated Play Areas


The Bio-Oil Seminar Series is back with another great line-up of experts to help you on your journey. Leading Sydney paediatrician, Dr Howard Chilton will answer all of your questions about babies, whilst CPR Kids will demonstrate how to manage a choking emergency at home. 

Also heading to the stage will be the Australian Breastfeeding Association consultants, Safe Sleep experts from Red Nose and Tresillian talking about Responsive Settling.

Our amazing Exhibitors are offering some great brands, products, and deals that will be available to our Sydney Show visitors.

Some of the Show Specials to look out for include:

  • 17% OFF Stokke Tripp Trapp products

  • 20% OFF all products at 2XU

  • 30% OFF Organix Fruit Pots

  • 20% OFF Earlyview 3D/4D Ultrasound

  • 20% OFF Ripe maternity & nursing

Save $20 by registering for your free ticket before 5pm AEST, 21 September 2017.


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Why do people love Hot Mikado!


Ty Arnott


1)    I love Hot Mikado as a musical because it is a fun and wacky musical, not just to watch but also perform in. 

2)    Music has always been a big part of my life… (I’m sure you’ve heard people say that before). I never really knew what musical theatre was until my first show and have never stopped performing since. I would love to make this a career as theatre is a big passion for me. 

3)    I play grade 1o violin, dance, play soccer at representative level and, of course, perform in amazing shows like Hot Mikado!! 

Kristian Babian

1/ I love Hot Mikado because of the great music. There are so many different music styles rolled into one and I'm so excited to be able to tap!!!

2/I feel I was born to perform it’s the way I express myself and my dream is to one day perform on Broadway and I believe with enough training and dedication I will get there.

3/I'm a finalist in Sydney Eisteddfod singer of the Year junior

Mariah Gonzalez

  1. I love Hot Mikado as it is an exciting and vibrant musical to be part of where I can sing, dance and act. 

I love working and building friendships with the cast and seeing everyone characters come to life. So excited!!!!

  1. I currently attend Brent Street Academy where I am able to do my studies through correspondence and at the same time I am able to work on developing and involve as dancer, singer and performer. The best of both worlds!!!
  1. When I was 8 years old I was the voice of Didi from "Didi and B" which currently still airs on Nick Jnr and ABC. I also played Princess Kanika in the King and I my first ever musical which was performed at the Opera House

Abby van Balkom

  1. Why do you love Hot Mikado as a musical?

I love Hot Mikado because it is such a hilarious, upbeat musical that everyone will love! It’s so fun because we get to explore a range of styles of singing and dancing, and we get to play lots of different characters. The cast is all so lovely. 

  1. Why did you decide to do musicals? (please include what you do outside of musical theatre, or mention if you are pursuing a professional career)
    I’ve been dancing and singing from a young age, and as I got a bit older I became really interested in acting, and musical theatre was the perfect way to combine them all! I love the whole process – from the very first rehearsal, to being in the theatre, to performing on stage. Performing is my passion, and I really hope to pursue it professionally. 
  1. Any fun facts I should know about you that the press will love? 

I’m part of the vocal group who are currently the National AUSACA Acapella Champions. As a result of this, I recently had the opportunity to perform and do an interview for Disney Channel Australia, which was so much fun!


The Independent Theatre, North Sydney

Now in its 66th year, there’s no luckier time for Chatswood Musical Society to transport audiences to Japan than for fast paced jazz comedy Hot Mikado from 22 September to 1 October at The Independent Theatre, North Sydney.

Cultures glide and collide in Rob Bowman (music) and David H. Bell’s (lyrics) hilarious and "hot" updating of Gilbert and Sullivan classic, The Mikado.

Featuring popular musical tunes such as “Three Little Maids” in fully-fledged Andrews Sisters style and big band song and dance numbers, Hot Mikado promises to be a night of fun for the whole family.

The musical sees characters navigate life-or-death stakes while still finding time to tap their toes and scat a tune. Japanese culture meets 1940s America in a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, and jazz, the blues and gospel are spoken fluently.

“Packed full of funny plot twists and quirky characters, Hot Mikado will be a fun night of message-free theatre; just pure enjoyment for enjoyment’s sake. The musical is such a clever updating of the original 1885 Gilbert and Sullivan production, audiences will love the high energy routines, slap stick comedy, and lots of visual gags,” said director Declan Moore.

“Many previous productions have staged Hot Mikado on a large company scale, but I've always felt the show would work best with a small ensemble of talented players. We’ve made an intimate production and - without giving too much away - been quite contemporary with our gender casting!”



Friday 22nd September - 8pm Saturday 23rd September - 2pm & 8pm Wednesday 27th September - 8pm Friday 29th September - 8pm
Saturday 30th September - 2pm & 8pm Sunday 1st October - 2pm

The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller St, North Sydney.



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Look what is in on at the Sydney Opera house these school holidays!


Looking to get the kids out of the house these school holidays for some fun, then look no further then the Sydney Opera House. 

The Sydney Opera House has the following shows on:

Little Big Shots

An international film festival for kids, featuring the best international and local shorts, animations,

documentaries and amazingly, child produced films.

Dates: 8 September – 10 September

Venue: The Studio

Ages: Various

Tickets:  From $19 + booking fee.

Bookings: 02 9250 7777  


Frank Woodley, Noodlenut  

Introduce your little noodles to the master of comedy in Frank Woodley’s first ever show for kids!

Dates: 25 September – 8 October

Venue: The Playhouse

Ages: 6+

Tickets:  From $25 + booking fee

Bookings: 02 9250 7777











Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

Dive into the historical depths of the ocean and unlock some of nature’s greatest mysteries in this interactive experience.

Dates: 23 September – 8 October

Venue: The Studio

Ages: 5+

Tickets:  From $29 + booking fee

Bookings: 02 9250 7777











Junior Adventure Tour

From secret stage-markings to flabbergasting facts, our expert guides take you through the inner workings of the Sydney Opera House.

Dates: 25 September – 8 October

Venue: The Sydney Opera House

Ages: 6-12

Tickets:  From $20 + booking fee

Bookings: 02 9250 7777






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Embarrassing families ... who DOESN'T remember the feeling!

These July school holidays, the award-winning Monkey Baa Theatre Company presents the much-anticipated stage adaptation of Oliver Phommavanh’s novel, Thai-riffic!

This hilarious and heartfelt play about growing up will be a winner with tweens/teens and is at the Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre from 4 – 8 July.


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World's most loved musical Grease!




The world’s most loved musical, GREASE, will hit the stage at QUDOS BANK ARENA starring over 600 performers in the largest production ever staged.  GREASE THE ARENA EXPERIENCE Tickets are on sale  from www.greasearenashow.com or www.ticketek.com.au

The ultimate party musical features all the favourite hits including; "You're the One That I Want", "Greased Lightnin'", "Summer Nights", “Beauty School Drop Out” and "Born to Hand Jive". This is a unique arena spectacular that you cannot afford to miss.

SINGING IN THE RAIN’s Meghan O’Shea and Drew Weston (Ghost The Musical) take on the iconic roles of star-crossed lovers, Sandy and Danny.  And, after taking the nation by storm with her critically acclaimed performance as Tracy Turnblad in the national tour of HAIRSPRAY - THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR, Lauren McKenna will swap the can of hairspray for a Pink Ladies jacket when she takes on the role of Jan.  Also starring X Factor’s Barry (Southgate) Conrad as Kenickie, Ruby Clark as Rizzo, Stacey de Waard as Frenchie and Emily Monsma as Marty alongside a mass ensemble of over 600 young performers.

Grease is the timelessly funny story of 1950s teen love, cliques, and peer pressure. Join your favourite Rydell High students, Danny & Sandy, The T-Birds and the Pink Ladies along with a cast of hilarious characters as they jive and bop their way to Graduation. It's GREASE like you've never seen it before! Take the whole family along for a night you'll never forget!

Produced by Harvest Rain, this production will follow in the footsteps of their previous arena productions of CATS and HAIRSPRAY, which both played to capacity audiences and rave reviews around the country.

GREASE - THE ARENA EXPERIENCE plays at QUDOS BANK ARENA, Sydney Olympic Park for two shows only on Saturday 20th January at 2pm & 8pm.

Tickets will go like GREASED LIGHTIN’. Book now at www.ticketek.com.au


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Check Out What Is On At The Opera House These School holidays!

Check Out What Is On At The Opera House These School holidays!

There is so much to do at the Opera house these school holiday so get the kids and their friends together and head out for a great day filled with fun!

Children’s Republic (9-13 April)


In a republic run by children, what would the rules be? What values are important? How much homework would there be?


With a range of activities including, Make your own Flag, Creative play, podcast workshops and a lot more, kids will love everything about Children's republic!


Horrible Harriet (8-23 April)


Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework! But all Harriet really wants is a friend. When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet finally meets someone who understands her. Then Mr Chicken arrives… Fortunately Horrible Harriet knows how to handle him…Or does she? 


Filled with songs, laughs and mischievous fun, this hilarious tale of friendship and identity is sure to have kids captivated as they watch Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs' bestselling series come to life on stage. 


Creature: An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo (19-23 April)


Discover the magic of the Australian bush in this modern and visually stunning retelling of the 1899 classic children's book, Dot and the Kangaroo. 

Lost in the outback and rescued by a kangaroo, Dot is given magical berries that allow her to understand the animals around her. Join Dot on her journey to find home, encountering all sorts of curious creatures on the way including an acrobatic willy wagtail and quirky kookaburra. 


Featuring aerial performances, dance and interactive digital projections of indigenous flora and fauna, kids will love this immersive theatrical experience that explores how our actions affect the native wildlife.


So get along to the opera house these school holidays and join in the fun for all ages!


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