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Feb 20, 2017

Teddy Bear's Picnic

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Event: 26/02/2017


Marvellous things to eat, wonderful games to playRippon Lea's 27th Teddy Bears' Picnic is on this Sunday, February 26th.

The annual Teddy Bears' Picnic at Rippon Lea Estate has become a family favourite event, and this year is sure to be nothing less.

Admission prices are as followed:

Adult: $15

Concession: $12

Child: $10 (children under 3 are free!)

Family: $45 (2 adults 2 children)

Feb 19, 2017

2017 Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival



Sun: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

The River Terrace will again host many vendors selling an exciting range of Japanese street food, crafts, and wares.

Games and activities will also be held and are not to be missed.

This fantastic cultural experience is sure to entertain the whole family.

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Feb 19, 2017

Cinema at the 'G'

24 Feb 2017 to 25 Feb 2017

The hallowed MCG turf will be transformed from a playing surface to a viewing surface with the launch of spectacular open-air cinema this summer.

Bring blankets, pillows and snacks or enjoy a range of cinema 'yummies' from the MCG onsite caterers.

Feb 19, 2017

Street Art Melbourne | Melbourne Laneways

Street art Melbourne visitors will love to explore can be found scattered throughout the city and surrounding suburbs

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Feb 12, 2017

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix | Formula 1 Melbourne

The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix is held in Melbourne, Australia at the Albert Park Motor raceway Circuit

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Feb 08, 2017

Batman Night Market


BATMAN MARKET is BACK for the summer:

feb 04 | feb 11 | feb 18 | feb 25

4pm - 10pm

Batman Night Market Every Saturday night | Live Music | Food Trucks |Good Times

Is there anything better than the Friday before a long weekend!!! Wishing everyone a very happy Australia Day!

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Chinese New Year presented by Batman Market, Taiwan Association of Australia Melbourne and Batman Royale

Feb 11 2017 | 4pm - 10pm

Feb 08, 2017

Moonlit Cinema

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Royal Botanic Gardens

Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004

Until 2 Apr 2017

Enjoy an evening at Melbourne's original summer outdoor cinema. Held in the Royal Botanic Gardens sit back an enjoy the film as the sun goes down.

Bring your own picnic OR select snacks, food and drinks from the on-site food-truck and bar.

For prices and more information visit Melbourne's Moonlit Cinema

Feb 08, 2017

Top Back Beaches of Melbourne

Melbourne's magnificient Back Beaches or ocean beaches offer great opportunities for families to swim, surf, beachcombe, fossick and explore.

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Feb 03, 2017

Melbourne Day Tours | Viator Tour

Loving Melbourne Day Tours offered by the Viatour tour company where you explore things to do in Victoria presented by professional Australian tour guides

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Feb 03, 2017

Melbourne Australia

Melbourne Australia is the best place to enjoy a memorable family getaway: top free things to do, great Melbourne attractions, amazing daytrips and exciting vacation destinations.

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