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See Play School Live In Concert! WIN WIN WIN

See Play School Live In Concert! WIN WIN WIN


Have you bought your tickets to see Play School Live in Concert?

If not don’t miss out these live shows are fantastic for the kids, they will be singing and dancing to all their favourite nursery rhymes and they get to see their favourite stars live in stage.

Book your tickets to see Play School here!

 

 

Click here to enter and you could win a family pass to see Play School in the venue of your choice. (One family pass for Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Tasmania)

 

 

 

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Lah-Lah LIVE ON STAGE in 2017 - If you see one family concert this year make it 'Having Fun!'

Lah-Lah LIVE ON STAGE in 2017 - If you see one family concert this year make it 'Having Fun!'
 
Lah-Lah LIVE ON STAGE!
If you see one family concert this year make it 'Having Fun!'
with Lah-Lah's Big Live Band!

Get ready to pull on your best red, white and black stripes because everyone will be Having Fun with stars of ABC KIDS - Lah-Lah's Big Live Band - around Australia in 2017.

 
 
We were lucky enough to get along to this awesome show with my 3 year old son and what can we say but WOW! My little one was mesmerised from the beginning to end, with catchy songs, lots of energy and interaction which made for a really fun day. We highly recommend you take the kids to see Lah-lah live on stage, you wont be disappointed especially when you see your child smiling from ear to ear and singing along to their favourite songs!
 
 
 
 
Adults at children's prices. Under 12 months free at the time of the concert.
To find where Lah-Lah will be performing at a venue near you click here
 
 

Lah-Lah are celebrating the 2017 SONY Music release of their new album Having Fun! with a national live concert tour featuring lots of the brand new tunes from the album including 'I Love Books', 'Number Jive' and a funny twist on 'Old MacDonald (Had a Band)' as well as jamming on their some of their favourite hits including 'Brush Your Teeth' and 'Lola Loves to Dance'.

 
ABC members receive a pair of socks when the Australian Baby Card is presented at the merchandise counter at Lah-Lah Live in Concert. 
 
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THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN & TINKER BELL IN RETURN TO PANTOLAND!

THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN & TINKER BELL IN RETURN TO PANTOLAND!

Audiences young and old will be all smiles and flying high next winter when Bonnie Lythgoe Productions tours Australia. THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN & TINKER BELL will have its WORLD PREMIERE at the Gold Coast Arts Centre from 23 June to 1 July.  Peter Pan will then continue his magical journey landing at Sydney’s State Theatre from 7 to 16 July then up and away to Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from 21 to 30 July 2017.

This enchanting story will feature top Australian performers, sumptuous glittering sets, spectacular effects, gorgeous fairytale costumes, fantastic song and dance numbers, infectious and riotous comedy, magic and bags of audience participation. 

Bonnie Lythgoe Productions is Australia’s biggest family musical pantomime producer.  PETER PAN will be the fourth panto produced by Bonnie Lythgoe after the success of Snow White Winter Family Musical in 2014 followed by Aladdin and His Wondrous Lamp in 2015 and Cinderella in 2016.  Bonnie has been staging pantos in the USA and UK for a number of years.  Well known for her creativity and involvement in global television hits ‘American Idol’ and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and most recently ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’, Bonnie is dedicated to bringing affordable theatre to families across Australia by presenting fun, musical theatre that the whole family from the age of 3 to 103 can enjoy.  

 

“Those who have never been to a Panto will have a glorious introduction 

to the form.” Los Angeles Times

 

“Watching Cinderella was like stepping into a wonderful world of magic where your inner child could run free...an engaging and charming show…full of colour and splendour…a real joy to watch and experience.” AU Review

 

“The audience cheered, booed and ‘warmed’ to this fast paced and rumbustious ‘new-age’ production…with all the fun, fantasy and frivolity of the timeless classic.” MiSociety

 

“Inspired! Wonderful! Engaging!”  Broadway World

 

“Fifty Shades of ... Fabulous!” Angela Bishop (Ch 10 Entertainment Reporter)

 

 

VENUE:                     Gold Coast Arts Centre 

DATES:                     23 June – 1 July 2017

PRICES:                   Adult $61.50 / Concession $56 / Student/Child $40.50 

Groups 6+ $51 / Family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children) $178

BOOKINGS:            www.theartscentregc.com.au or 07 5588 4000 

 

VENUE:                     State Theatre, Sydney

DATES:                     7  - 16 July 2017 

PRICES:                   A Reserve Adult $77.75 / Child $62.75 / Concession $67.75

                                    Family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children) $261.00

                                    B Reserve Adult $67.75 / Child $52.75 / Concession $57.75

                                    Family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children) $221.00

BOOKINGS:            Ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 139 588

 

VENUE:                     Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 

DATES:                     21 – 30 July 

PRICES:                   A Reserve $79.95 / B Reserve $59.95

BOOKINGS:            Ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 11 10 11

 

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Win A Double Pass To See Treasures Of A Nation: Chinese New Year Concert!

Win A Double Pass To See Treasures Of A Nation: Chinese New Year Concert!

The prestigious Chinese Music Orchestra will make its return Australian tour with the very special musical event, Treasures of A Nation: Chinese New Year Concert 2017.

With a history of over 50 years, the China National Opera and Dance Theatre’s renowned national-level orchestra led by conductor Hong Xia and principal gaohu soloist Bai Miao performs music that merges traditional Chinese style with contemporary music. The orchestra has a unique artistic style that is composed of over 50 musicians many of whom have taken part in national and international instrumental music competitions and received many prizes.

Treasures of A Nation promises to be a transcendent experience that merges ancient and modern art form, showcasing China’s diverse musical heritage and introducing audiences to a new world of music, stunning visuals and virtuosity. Soaring melodies from both traditional Chinese style and contemporary music are guaranteed to ring in the year of the Rooster in breathtaking cultural style.

The Orchestra use a combination of western and eastern instruments including the sheng, an ancient flute, the liuqin mandolin, and the gaohu and erhu, sometimes referred to as “the Chinese fiddle”.

The Orchestra has performed in India, South Africa and Canada. This is their second visit to Australia, following a successful Chinese New Year 2016 Concert.

Venues & Dates:

Sydney City Recital Hall, 6 Feb 7:30pm
Host by China Cultural Centre in Sydney
Book at http://www.cityrecitalhall.com or call 02 8256 2222

Melbourne Recital Centre, 9 Feb 7:30pm
Book at http://www.melbournerecital.com.au or call 03 9699 3333

Brisbane QPAC Concert Hall, 12 Feb 7:30pm
Book at http://www.qpac.com.au or call 07 3846 4444

Hobart Federation Concert Hall, 14 Feb 7:00pm
Book at http://www.tso.com.au or call 03 6232 4450

Canberra ANU Llewellyn Hall, 16 Feb 7:30pm
Book at http://www.ticketek.com.au or call 132 849

To win a double pass to see Treasures of a Nation: Chinese New Year Concert on Monday 6 February, 7:30pm at the City Recital Hall, Sydney please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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PEPPA PIG PLAYDATE - A NEW SUPER-SIZED INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE!

PEPPA PIG PLAYDATE - A NEW SUPER-SIZED INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE!

 

Peppa Pig is coming to Australia in a brand new super-sized interactive experience called Peppa Pig Playdate. Families are invited to journey into the world of Peppa Pig and her friends when they visit Peppa Pig Playdate for a fun and unique interactive play experience.

 

There is so much to see and do throughout the world of Peppa Pig Playdate. You can visit Peppa’s house, sail on the pond, jump in bouncy muddy puddles and have a special playdate with Peppa, all within this huge and interactive world. Or sit on a picnic rug to watch a musical show starring Peppa Pig and George live on stage - everyone will have the chance to sing, dance and clap along to the Bing Bong Song and delight in being right in the heart of the action.

 

You can also visit Danny Dog in the music room to play musical instruments, along with other interactive entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Get your photo taken with Peppa Pig and her favourite toy Teddy, and ride on Grandpa’s train! Everyone is bound to want to take home a cute memento from Mr. Fox's Shop where a range of Peppa Pig merchandise will be on sale.

 

Peppa Pig Playdate immerses Australian families in the world of Peppa Pig in a brand new way that will leave fans smiling from ear to ear.

 

Peppa Pig Playdate will be a shared family experience filled with memories children will cherish for years to come.

 

TOUR DATES

 

Thursday 5 to Monday 9 January  Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre Melbourne

 

Saturday 14  to Wednesday 18 January Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Brisbane

 

Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 January  International Convention Centre Sydney

 

Saturday 8 to Wednesday 12  April Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre Perth

 

Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 April Adelaide Showgrounds Adelaide

 

Tickets for PEPPA PIG PLAYDATE are on sale at

www.lifeliketouring.com.au/playdate

and

www.ticketek.com.au

And guess what ABC has 5 family tickets up for grabs, 1 x family pass per city (5 total) and each pass is valued at $149.90.

Enter here and good luck!

 

 

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Australia Get Ready For Giggle And Hoot’s Magical Christmas!

Australia Get Ready For Giggle And Hoot’s Magical Christmas!

 It’s Christmas time in the land of Giggle and Hoot and everybody is busy getting ready for the arrival of Hootoclaws for his special Christmas Night Watch. 

Trees are being decorated, presents are being wrapped and all that is left to be done is Twinklify the very dark night sky…… but what happens when all the stars suddenly disappear?

Will Jimmy Giggle and Hoot be able to brighten the sky again and help save Christmas? Will they need help from some special Owl Pal friends?

Find out in this live musical spectacular, Giggle and Hoot’s Magical Christmas, this December.

Starring Jimmy Giggle, Hoot, Hootabelle, Gigglefangs, Pirate Hootbeard and of course……Hootoclaws and his singing and dancing Elves, Giggle & Hoot’s Magical Christmas promises to be the most…..well magical show of the season.

Giggle and Hoot, the much loved ABC4Kids preschool program, focuses on preschooler’s lives and routines through songs, stories, friendship, laughter and imagination.

The live show, incorporating these themes, will be one of the most anticipated and hottest tickets for families this year.

So Owl Pals, get your giggle-tastic selves ready because Giggle and Hoot’s Magical Christmas is coming this December.

For full Concert and Event information go to http://lvna.co/GiggleandHootAU

Tour Dates

DECEMEBER

SAT 10                       QPAC, Brisbane

SUN 11                      Empire Theatre, Toowoomba

TUE 13                       Glasshouse, Port Macquarie

THU 15                      Riverside Theatre, Parramatta

FRI 16                        Q Theatre, Penrith

SAT 17                       Seymour Centre, Sydney

MON 19                    Frankston Arts Centre

TUE 20 & WED 21  Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

And Guess what ABC has 5 family passes up for grabs, 1 winner from each state will be lucky enough to go along and see this awesome show! 

Enter here and good luck!

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Get Ready Australia! Mister Maker Is Coming His Brilliant, Fun And Interactive Live Show.

Get Ready Australia! Mister Maker Is Coming His Brilliant, Fun And Interactive Live Show.

Get ready Australia! Mister Maker is coming back with his brilliant, fun and interactive live show.

Come and join your ultimate arts and craft hero Mister Maker when he tours Australia during the January school holidays.

Featuring new songs and makes, Mister Maker is returning to Australia following his sold out 2016 tour and will include encore performances in Sydney and Melbourne as well as first time visits to many new regions of Australia

Packed full of arty adventures there’ll be a big 'make' to take part in, super songs to join in with, a fabulous supporting cast and not forgetting, The Shapes!

Yes, you'll be able to share the fun with Mister Maker's colourful all-dancing friends Circle, Square, Rectangle and Triangle too! 

This show is tons of arty fun for all the family!

Mini Makers, get ready for some amazing arty creations and book your tickets today! https://www.livenation.com.au/artists/mister-maker

QUOTES

PRESS

***** The show is genius' 'Brilliantly put together, with sections flowing seamlessly from one to the next, full of fun and energy, and with lots of laughs this is a fabulous show' - South London Press

**** 'There is an educational element as well as an encouragement to actually use imagination and make things but most of all it was fun, children went home happy and thinking a theatre was a wonderful place' - behindthearras.com

'Mister Maker Live is like going to see Robbie Williams in concert whilst he does art and craft! What a superb family show and great audience participation!' - MummyFever.co.uk 

'Hilariously funny and inventive live show full of clever crafty makes, singing, dancing and audience participation.'

Derby Telegraph

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We Review Lollipop's Playland & Café Bundoora - Fun Day Out For Everyone!

We Review Lollipop's Playland & Café Bundoora - Fun Day Out For Everyone!

I don't know about you but I think play centres are one of the best business inventions to come out of this decade. I mean what is not to love, you get to meet up with other parents and have a chat and drink coffee while the kids go off and play in a safe environment < genius!

And although play centres are not a babysitting service, the fact that they have a lot of equipment to entertain children with and little ones can't run out onto the street sure does make a play date a lot easier.

I have taken my children to most of the play centres in Melbourne, we love getting out and exploring what different centres have to offer, so we were thrilled when we were asked to review Lollipop's Playland & Café Bundoora.

There are a five key things I look for in a great play centre and they are:

  • Safety
  • Great Play equipment
  • Cleanliness
  • Friendly Staff
  • Great Coffee

Let's see how Lollipops stacked up!

Safety

We attended Lollipop's Playland & Café Bundoora on a Sunday, and from the moment we walked in we were greeted by a friendly staff member at the front desk. The lovely lady gave the kids a wrist band each and myself a ticket that corresponded with the numbers on their bands, this is so no one can walk out with your child without you knowing, the bands are checked when leaving as well, so hold onto your ticket. I absolutely love this idea and it definitely puts your mind at ease knowing that not just anyone is allowed to walk in or out of the centre.

Great Play Equipment

We live in a time where our kids get bored easily they have access to so many gadgets and things that they need to be stimulated all the time. Lollipop's Playland & Café Bundoora has so many activities it would be hard for any child to be bored. From the toddlers section to the jumping castle to the main play area with slides there is bound to be something to keep your little ones entertained.

All equipment looked clean and well maintained and there is a separate  section just for toddlers that has plenty of sensory and development tasks along with bouncy balls and slides. Older children are not aloud in this section which makes it safe for little ones under 3.

 

Lollipop's Playland  & Café Bundoora has two other major attractions in their centre which is the pirate ship that gives children rides almost hourly and also the rock climbing wall. Both these activities I have never seen in a play centre before, my kids loved these and lined up twice for a ride on the pirate ship < it is very safe as well, a staff member is there to supervise and make sure kids are strapped in.

  

Cleanliness

The centre was very clean and bright, I loved that it is well lit with good lighting and has a huge open space with lots of tables and chairs (lots of high chairs too). Staff cleared tables frequently. Toilets were clean and they have a clean baby room as well where you can change little ones.

Friendliness

The staff at Lollipops Playland & Café Bundoora were very friendly, from the greeting when we arrived to the end where they offer your child a lollipop, every staff member I encountered was polite and helpful. The centre is well staffed, I saw at least 7 staff walking the floor on the Sunday, helping children and adults when needed. 

Great Coffee

Ok so this might not be on the top of everyones list but for a busy mum like myself a great coffee can be a god send and the difference between me visiting a centre again ha! Lollipop's Playland & Café Bundoora definitely passed this one just look at that cappuccino below and ok I might of snuck in a sneaky scone, what can I say it was delicious!

Lollipop's Playland  & Café Bundoora has a full café that caters for kids right up to adults, they have healthy options to choose from as well.

 

I can definitely say that Lollipop's Playland & Café Bundoora passed with flying colours for the 5 key things I look for in a play centre, but outside of this they actually have so much more to offer. Like most play centres they offer amazing birthday parties but did you know you can even order the birthday cake through them? I love this idea, no more balancing the cake on your lap on the way to the birthday party. My children have had their birthday parties at play centres for the past 3 yrs and I have always had to take my own cake, this would be so much easier. And just look at some of the cakes below they are gorgeous!

 

Lollipop's Playland & Café Bundoora has 4 party rooms with different themes there is something for everyone, they take care of everything from the invitations to party food. You can view everything that is included in a party here: Lollipop's Playland & Café  Bundoora parties

There are currently 22 Lollipop's Playland & Cafe's across Australia, to find the nearest one to you and for more details click here: Lollipop's Playland & Café locations.

Lollipop's Playland & Café also has 2 very generous offers for all Australian Baby Card holders:

Offer 1: Buy one get one free on all child entries. (Not available during school holidays or public holidays. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer)

Offer 2: 2 free guests when you pay for 12 children on any birthday party package. (Not available with any other offers)

You can view the offer here: Lollipop's Playland & Café offer.

If you don't have an Australian Baby Card and would like to receive this offer plus hundreds of other discounts you can sign up here: Sign Up.

We highly recommend you visit a Lollipop's Playland & Café next time you are heading to a play centre, we were very impressed with the Bundoora location, that much in fact I have arranged a play date there this week, cant wait to have another one of their coffees! ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elmo's Super Fun Hero Show - WIN

Elmo's Super Fun Hero Show - WIN
Get excited! 

Sesame Street is back in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Canberra in a brand NEW live-on-stage adventure. Sesame Street presents Elmo’s Super Fun Hero Show, and to celebrate we’re giving away tickets for:
 
ONE very lucky family (valued at $200) to see the show!
 
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ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL 2016

ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL 2016

City of Stonnington presents ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL 2016

Tuesday 28 June to Friday 8 July 2016

Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival is one of Melbourne’s most-loved school holiday events held annually for 4-12 year olds. The unique festival is back for its seventh year, running from Tuesday 28 June to Friday 8 July with fantastic free and ticketed events happening daily. Bring your imagination to life through interactive play at Roola Boola!

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Cinderella at Sydney's State Theatre from July 1 to July 17

Cinderella at Sydney's State Theatre from July 1 to July 17
GINA LIANO as Wicked Stepmother LARA MULCAHY as Fairy Godmother JIMMY REES (AKA Mr Giggle) as Dandini KEV ORKIAN as Buttons
PETER EVERETT as Baron Hardup CRAIG BENNETT as Ugly Stepsister JOSH ADAMSON as Ugly Stepsister
TIM MADDREN as Prince Charming
& introducing JAIME HADWEN as Cinderella

Producer and recent inmate on Channel 10’s ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ BONNIE LYTHGOE has finished casting her next fabulous pantomime CINDERELLA that will be delight audiences at Sydney’s State Theatre from Friday 1 to Sunday 17 July.

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Little Rockers Disco! Free Red Nose Day discoes for kids in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - June 16.

Little Rockers Disco! Free Red Nose Day discoes for kids in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - June 16.
 

Tickets are FREE with just a gold coin donation upon entry, but families must pre-register to attend. Click Here to register now! Hurry, as space at this highly anticipated event is strictly limited.

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See the stars of ABC Kids and CBeebies LIVE in concert

See the stars of ABC Kids and CBeebies LIVE in concert

We're excited, because the incredible stars of ABC Kids, Lah-Lah are on tour with their spectacularly fun, award-winning new live show, 

'Sing It Loud!' in the July School Holidays!!
 
You'll groove along to all your Lah-Lah favourites, as well as some never before heard tunes. Plus after the show, all children are invited to meet the band and interact with the instruments! 
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Disney/Pixar Cars Truck Tour is back to bring more high-octane fun to Australia!

Vroom, vroom! It’s the sound of our friends from Disney/Pixar Cars revving up and getting ready to hit the track at selected V8 Super- cars events around the country.

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Scooby-Doo Levels Up in all new Australian World Premiere!

Scooby-Doo Levels Up in all new Australian World Premiere!

Scooby Snacks, The Mystery Machine and the anthem song, “Scooby-Doo Where Are You?” are just a few of the icons synonymous with the ever popular TV show, Scooby-Doo.

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