stuff to do in melbourne's east
Mamma's mission is to give you a little inspiration for 'stuff to do' for you and the crew Everything here has been tried out and tested so you'll find heaps of options plus a handy map, making it easier to uncover something new.
You can search your suburb or activity here or browse away!
kids classes and regular activities
There really are fairies living in Olinda!
Music is such an important part of out lives - no matter our age!
Mamma - put on your danceing shoes - you are required to get in on this action!
A supportive environment of mammas doing their fitness thing either pre or post baby.
Get back to basics and stretch out all those Mamma muscles at Mummy and Me Yoga.
These open play session happens TWICE a week at Aquahub in Croydon and it is a fantastic opportunity for the little tackers to experience balancing, moving and playing with the equipment.
Bring children together with their respective adults, turn on the music and let the rhythm guide you!
Wednesday mornings during school terms. FREE storytime run by early educators with songs, puppets and of course, stories!
Tuesday mornings (during school terms) - Welcome to Fairy School where Fairy Mary flies into Lollipops to guide her little treasures through some special hour long fairy training!
If there is one hot ticket in town for experiencing hands on art and culture, it has to be Art Bubs at Heide.
Wednesday mornings (during school terms) - Is there anything sweeter than enjoying a hot chocolate, the view and having your little ones entertained? Mamma thinks not!
Want to let your footy fans up close to their heroes without having to face the crowds of an AFL match? Think about attending your team's open training session. You might even get a high five from your HERO!!
Sunday morning on a fortnightly basis - Fingerpainting into fine art. This art class turns the mess into something to treasure forever on your walls.
Second Thursday of the month - Welcome to intergenerational playgroup. A music class conducted in the community lounge of an aged care facility for people of ALL ages!
Weekdays - For creative kids art classes come in real handy and what is even better - an Art Factory. A brilliant spot for all those creative juices to be put to work!
Mondays during school term - The Mount Evelyn Community House currently offer music classes each Monday and the facilitator Sian, is brilliant!
Tuesday and Thursday morning - The Futsal pre-schooler program runs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Mount Evelyn Futzal Oz Indoor Sports Stadium and is the perfect place to start some structured sport sessions.
Thursday mornings during school term - Get ready to rumble! Billy Lids in Hawthorn get the kids ready to shake, rattle and roll with Rhythm Rumble!
Fridays at Doncaster - The Rhythm Tree is a music program that is based on community - here people come together and celebrate music with their children.
Wednesday mornings on a fortnightly rotation - Rhythm Factory sessions at Ace Space are amazing! Nicky who brings the magic on a fortnightly basis is a superstar with the patience of a saint.
Every Saturday during school terms and rotational Mondays and Thursdays - Behind the walls and the cupboards are an abundance of colour and joy - toys just waiting on the shelf to be played with at your home!
Tuesday and Thursday sessions - Rainbows, foam paint, clag and colourful sand - all in a days work for Bridie and her team at Begin Bright.
Wednesdays - Extra rounds of entertainment for the toddlers and preschoolers each Wednesday at Healesville Sanctuary.
Mondays, Thursday and Saturdays during school terms. Toy libraries have to be the most joyful places! Maroondah Toy Library is filled to the brim with toys to delight kiddies of every age.
Want to get your little one moving and grooving but don't quite know were to start? Give Gymbaroo a go.
Tiny tots - on Wednesdays! The local library is also an amazing place of community and story times sessions provide a time where you can sing and dance just like a kid again alongside your neighbours.
Once a month - bookings required. If you love to let your kids explore free-range style, get dirty and make tonne of memories you have to take a peek behind the barn door of Farm School.
Tiny Tots on Tuesdays and Thursdays during school terms- no bookings required. Story Time! Story Time! Mamma loves her Story Time!
Weekdays - Mamma has the pleasure of attending classes with this lovely lady for the last three and a bit years, but now Alison has worked her mighty fine booty off to open her own fitness studio in Lilydale - Turn It Up Health & Fitness
awesome events, exhibitions and shows
There are never too many cooks in this kitchen! Fake Food Park is a great place to visit next time you are in the City. It is FREE, interactive and all about FOOD!
10 May - 30 July 2017: An exciting exhibition inviting you into the world of dance!
June 23 - October 15, 2017 - Bugs are king at Melbourne Museum!
There are simply no words to describe Air Play - just like the wordless magic we witnessed on the stage!
January 9 - February 5, 2017: Dance Arts Incubator at ArtSpace, REALM
Summer school holidays - Jason Coleman's HUMANIMALS! at Rosebud
On display until January 29, 2017 - Questacon Science on the Move is at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.
August 8-28 2016 - If you haven't gone to explore REALM at Town Square of Eastland Mamma says, you must go and see this art project - In Touch is only running for THREE WEEKS (August 8-28).
JULY 2016 - Phil Gallagher is the man behind the fabulous Mister Maker and in real life he is just as energetic, lovely, caring and bubbly as his character on the TV