Looking for a little what’s on inspiration for February? We have listed out Top events for kids and families in your city.

SYDNEY

  • Bring along the whole family to this year’s Tomato Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens for an inspiring harbourside food festival celebrating all things tomato.
  • Head into the city on the 16th February with the family for fun Chinese New Year celebrations starting with opening night down at Circular Quay.
  • Celebrate the year of the dog at this year’s Lunar New Year festival at Parramatta. With a huge program including plenty of food, entertainment, and free activities, this is an event for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Let your imagination run wild in a creative laboratory full of the sights and sounds of Sydney at Alphabetical Sydney: Creative Lab.
  • Catch a screening of Coco or Nutjob: Nutty by Nature at the Sunset Cinema North Sydney.
  • Inspired by the new exhibition, Learn & Play! teamLab Future Park, presented by Toyota, explore the future through the eyes of an architect, artist or designer at the Powerhouse Museum Family Sundays.
  • Head to Event Cinemas Parramatta for the screening of Trop jnr finalist films. This signature event showcases the work of the 16 finalist films, made by incredibly talented filmmakers aged 15 years and under.
  • Book tickets to Rosen’s classic, award-winning book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ at the Sydney Opera House as it comes to life vividly and noisily in a hugely innovative, fun-filled stage adaptation direct from London’s West End.
  • Discover fossils, life-size replicas and meet a 42,000-year-old real preserved baby mammoth, Lyuba at the Mammoths exhibition at the Australian Museum.
  • Over twelve spectacular sunsets this February until the 25th Febrary, Sunset20°N celebrates music, food and culture in Sydney’s spectacular Barangaroo Reserve.

MELBOURNE

  • The sound of firecrackers and fireworks, drums and dragons will sweep through the streets of Melbourne from the 15th – 25th of February when the third annual Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival returns to celebrate the Year of the Dog.
  • Catch a family friendly evening at North Melbourne Recreation Centre this February! Guardians of the Galaxy will be screening on the 9th Feb, there will be a family friendly movie scheduled on Valentines Day and  on the 23rd Feb, dress up  as your favourite character from Harry Potter or Peter Pan for a night of family fun.
  • Check out one of the children’s workshops or events at the Sustainable Living Festival this February. It’s never too early to teach the kids about sustainable living.
  • Rediscover one of the most beloved stories of all time at ACMI this February. From Mark Osborne, Academy Award nominated director of Kung Fu Panda, comes the first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince.
  • Witness Bendigo’s world famous ‘Sun Loong’, the 100 metre Dragon parade the Melbourne Museum plaza on Sunday 11th February.
  • Join a Scienceworks educator in workshops that explore different STEM topics and encourage children to use their senses to observe, question, predict and investigate the wonders of the world and everyday life this February.
  • Kickstart a prosperous Lunar New Year at Immigration Museum with a one-day fest to celebrate the Year of the Dog.

BRISBANE

  • Running from 16-18 February in the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City welcomes the Lunar New Year with lion and dragon dancers, kung fu performers, an ice sculpture, traditional music and more.
  • Catch a performance of The Twelve Dancing Princesses at the Arts Theatre Brisbane this February.
  • Kids are invited to the da Vinci Maker Space at the Cobb+Co Museum to create handmade toys and inventions using wood, fabric and other recycled materials. This tinkering workshop weekend for is for kids aged 5-15 years old.
  • Design, build and race your Lego hot rod, dragster or supercar down rad ramps and slick tracks at the Ipswich Art Gallery. Modify your ride for extra speed then re-race your turbocharged wheels for ultimate victory at Built for Speed!
  • The BrisAsia Festival returns this February with a selection of events and workshops.

ADELAIDE

  • If you are looking for the wildest festival ride of your life, then head to this year’s Adelaide Fringe! From the 16th February you can enjoy the family friendly program that includes; cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design.
  • The Summer Festival provides FREE events for children, adults, families. On Saturday 10th February, Fork on the Road returns to Kings Reserve with more than 30 food trucks, free face painters and children’s entertainment including The Nylon Zoo, Dig-a-dino and PLAI space.
  • Head to to Chinatown and Gouger St. on Saturday, 17th February 2018 for the Lunar New Year Street Party. There will be live performances on-stage (12.00pm to 4.30pm; 6.00pm to 10.00pm), kids entertainment and food and drinks stalls – including many wineries participating for the first time in the event.
  • You’re invited to Alberton Oval on Sat 10th February for the annual Port Adelaide Football Club Family Day. There’ll be a player signing session, entertainment and kids activities, giveaways, food and drinks plus team mascots!
  • Dinosaurs are coming to the Museum from the 23rd February! DINOSAUR rEVOLUTION a new touring exhibition from Gondwana Studios, explores the thrilling world of dinosaurs and their ancestors. Featuring animatronics, 3D models, close-to-life sized murals and fossil casts that you can touch!

PERTH

  • Scitech will transform into an exclusive playground for tiny scientists this month when Toddlerfest hits the Science Centre from the 10th-25th Feburary.
  • Catch a performance of Arrr We There Yet?; a riproaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure!
  • Head to Elizabeth Quay for this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations.There’s something for everyone—dance, music, Tai Chi classes, Kung Fu/Push Hands classes, traditional Chinese folk arts and crafts for the kids, calligraphy, games, and lion and dragon dancing.
  • The Fringe World Festival is the biggest annual event in Western Australia and there are still plenty of family friendly shows to catch including; The Kids Comedy Gala, Peter Combe kids concert, Balloonatics, The Amazing Drumming Monkeys Garden Show and many more fun shows the whole family will love.
  • Enjoy a family friendly screening of Beauty and the Beast at Movies at the Beach Sorrento on the 16th February.
  • S&R Orchard is inviting you to visit their beautiful orchard – for a day of fun, entertainment, food vans, free kid’s activities and of course, fruit picking!
  • On Sunday 18th February, your invited to this year’s Baysie Waves Fest between 10am-6pm for a day of fun, swimming and laughter.
  • Make your way to Garvey Park on Sunday 18 February for Kidzfest! Enjoy a spectacular afternoon for kids aged three to 12 with a line-up of live entertainment, workshops, cuddly animals, games, rides and much more! Explore the entertainment and activities in Funland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Foodland and Sportsland.

NEWCASTLE

  • Explore the amazing world of Spiders through hands-on interactives, cutting edge science and live spiders, from 24 February at the Newcastle Museum.
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year in 2018 with an evening walk carrying Chinese lanterns around the harbour foreshore to Light up Newcastle.
  • The Maitland Show returns for another fabulous year with the usual entertainment, carnival rides, show bags and more.