WIN! WIN! WIN!! A family adventure on the SNOW TRAIN!!!!

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To celebrate Mamma Knows West, East, South and North reaching EIGHTY THOUSAND Facebook followers all together, we are giving away a trip for 4 on the Steamrail Victoria SNOW TRAIN!! These tickets are as rare as hens teeth and all tickets are SOLD OUT! So this is your chance for a GOLDEN TICKET!!!

Things to note before entering!!

Date of travel Sunday AUGUST 4 (no changes)
Competition is for 4 tickets ONLY (2 adults and 2 kids under 17yo)
Departing either Newport, Southern Cross, Flinders Street, Caulfield, Dandenong or Pakenham. Note departing and returning times (may vary)
Train goes to Moe where you will catch a bus to Mt Baw Baw for snow play
Entrants must be residents of Victoria and make their own way to and from train station
Any food, drink or equipment hire not included in prize (at additional cost)
Mamma is not Jack Frost and cannot guarantee snow!
Prize valued at $438 AUD

More about the day:

Join us for our excursion to the snow – by steam train, of course. Forget the car for a relaxed day out with family and friends aboard the Vintage Train.

CLICK below to enter!

Settle back in your compartment and before long, Melbourne will be lost in a trail of steam and smoke as we journey into the fertile farming district of the Latrobe Valley.

The locomotives will work hard as we climb through the green Gippsland hills around Bunyip, Longwarry and Warragul before we make our first stop at Moe.


Enjoy the journey through to Moe, where you will disembark for travel by
comfortable coach through scenic mountain forest to the snow. Explore the alpine forests with their unique fauna and crisp mountain air as you wander through the snow. As this is a full resort, you are able to hire, toboggans, skis and clothing, to use in the snow. Departure from the mountain is at 4pm, to return to the station for a 5.30pm departure from Moe.


Our on-train facilities include kiosks, which stock a wide range of light refreshments, souvenirs and hot and cold drinks. A licensed bar will also be open serving a range of wine, beers and spirits. Our courteous train officers will be on hand throughout the journey to provide any assistance to ensure an enjoyable and safe day. 


7:19am NEWPORT 8:23pm
7:39am SOUTHERN CROSS 8:04pm
7:46am FLINDERS STREET 7:58pm
8:00am CAULFIELD 7:43pm
8:21am DANDENONG 7:13pm
8:48am PAKENHAM 6:48pm
9:45am WARRAGUL 6:00pm
11:05am TRARALGON 4:52pm

Please Note that the Ticket(s) that you will be sent will say 'Melbourne' as the originating location, but you may choose to join the Snow Train at either: Newport, Southern Cross, Flinders Street, Caulfield, Dandenong or Pakenham.”

For more info Click HERE!

Good luck!!!

last days for dinosaurs and megabeasts in melbourne

Well, we know Melbourne families are massive fans of Dinosaurs and Megafauna! Have you had a chance to catch the fantastic Dino Park at Melbourne Zoo, Zoorassic at Werribee Open Range Zoo and MegaBeasts at Healesville Sanctuary?.

We, of course, are lucky to have Zoorassic here in Werribee and if you haven’t walked through the gigantic gates and followed the Werribee River Trail to spot an animatoronic Dino or two - Mamma says, don’t leave it too much longer!

Dino Park at Melbourne Zoo is another fab experience as you make your way through the special quarantine entry into Dino Park to see dinosaurs come to life! You might even get up close, to touch and feed them with their Keeper. Oh and the dino babies are soooo cute!!

And then Healesville Sanctuary has the MegaBeasts! You won’t find any dinosaurs, but you will find some more familiar creatures that have evolved into some of our favourites over thousands of years. Keep your eye out for the giant terror birds that are very much like our emus, the wooly rhino with two horns and even the ferocious saber-toothed tiger!

Each experience is unique and if you are a zoo member - FREE so well worth making sure you catch each one.

For more info and bookings click here

the nitty gritty

These fab experiences will be over on July 14!

Included with your ZOO ENTRY!

brickman cities powered by LEGO® CITY @ scienceworks, spotswood

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The latest creation by the LEGO® Masters judge, Brickman and is coming to Melbourne and it will be right here in the west until August.

Discover the world’s most iconic cities and build your own creations at this brand-new interactive LEGO® experience! Learn about Dubai, London, New York, Sydney and Tokyo at three different stages through time, from 1000AD up to the present day.

Brickman Cities is an interactive experience and is only at Scienceworks for a short period of time so if you have a Lego mad kiddo - and who isn’t these days! Mamma says this is a great opportunity to check out some inspiring brick work!

Mamma’s special mentions: Scienceworks is AWESOME! There is always heaps happening click here for their current exhibitions and fun!

the nitty gritty

At Scienceworks
17 June - 4 August

Family tickets $68
Adult $27 (member $20)
Concession/child $15

(member $12)
Child under 3 Free

For booking click here

Wanna know more? click here

at Scienceworks
2 Booker St

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World Environment Day FREE FESTIVAL – Hobsons Bay

Come and celebrate World Environment Day with a family-friendly festival this Sunday, June 2nd.  Find out how our local community is taking action on climate change and how we can get involved in in creating a climate resilient and sustainable community.

A range of free workshops and presentations will be hosted throughout the afternoon around Logan Reserve and surrounds (bookings required – click here to register).

PLUS There will be children’s activities throughout the day; including roving performers, the SES interactive emergency vehicle and environmental theatre performances.

FREE Vasili’s Garden – Building resilience to climate change through local food production

(supported by My Smart Garden)

Come along to an edible garden workshop hosted by Vasili Kanidiadis, gardening legend and host of Network 7’s Vasili’s Garden and get your gardening questions answered.

 Bookings required – click here to register

FREE Mrs Ticklebottom “Plastic and Our Oceans” Children’s Theatre
the Altona Library at
1:30pm – 2pm and 3pm – 3.30pm

This is a show about plastics and the ocean, how our actions are effecting the environment and what little things we can all do to help make it better. Join Mrs Ticklebottom as she goes on a redemptive journey from litterbug to environmental heroine, meeting many different animal characters and some evil plastic wrap on her adventures. This can be enjoyed by the whole family

No bookings required

Wayapa Wuurrk
2pm – 2.45pm 3pm – 3.45pm

Based on ancient Indigenous knowledge and wisdom, this workshop uses Earth mindfulness, deep breathing and narrative meditation and movement to provide a sense of belonging to the Earth while creating holistic wellbeing.

 Bookings required – click here to register 

Erin Rhoads – Tackling climate through food waste
2:30 - 3pm
Join author and eco activist Erin Rhoads (AKA the Rogue Ginger) as she shows you how to halve your bin content by reducing food waste. This lively discussion will focus on the simple and fun steps you can take to reduce the amount of food we throw away, which is the biggest source of household waste and a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. You will learn the importance of writing a shopping list, tips for using food scraps, fun recipes for cooking with the whole vegetable, and finding a compost style that works for you and your family. 

 Bookings required – click here to register           

Rod Quantock
Logan Reserve (Marquee 2)

Australia’s best loved comedian Rod Quantock OAM explains climate change with compelling flare and humour.

 Bookings required – click here to register

There really are some great events happening folks - check out their timetable of events, grab the family and head down (some bookings need but it is FREE!)

the nitty gritty

Sunday June 2

from 1pm - 4pm


Logan Reserve, Louis Joel Gallery, Altona Library and Altona Beach

Wanna know more? click here

Mamma's HUGE Werribee City Centre Mothers Day Comp!

Did you know how many good places there are in the Werribee City Centre? The Mamma’s DO! They recently went for a discovery tour of some of the fantastic spots to visit and now have a HUGE GIVEAWAY from these top spots – for YOU!  We’ve packaged it up as the ultimate Mother’s Day Weekend - shopping, pampering, incredible coffee and food and a night out at the theatre and on the dancefloor.  So enter yourself or enter for the special mum in your life to enjoy this amazing prize… a BIG thanks to Wyndham City and the Werribee City Centre businesses for their support on this giveaway

$495 in PRIZES to be WON to enter CLICK BELOW

Notorious Espresso Cafe - Werribee

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Start the day right with AMAZING COFFEE and a delicious breakfast at Notorious with a $50 voucher

Sister Story Boutique

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Pick up some special pieces to head out in later - or grab some comfies for winter in this cool clothing shop with a voucher worth $100 to spend

Gift Givers Gallery

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Get yourself some fluffy slippers, some sweet smelling candles or any other great gift with your $50 Gift Gallery voucher

The Park Hotel

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The Park Hotel is one of our faves and they are giving you a $100 voucher to spend! OR You could put it towards their Mother’s Day High Brunch and enjoy free bottomless mimosas!

BABBA at the Wyndham Cultural Centre

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You and a friend will get to see BABBA at the Wyndham Cultural Centre on May 10 (valued at $70)

Pamper yourself at this super swish day spa Fifth Element Day Spa Signature Mindfulness Facial 60 minutes valued at $125.00

YOUR prize includes

- $50 voucher for Notorious Espresso

- $50 voucher for the gift givers gallery

- $100 voucher for The Park Hotel

- $100 Voucher for Sister Story Boutique

- Voucher valued at $125 for Fifth Element Day Spa

- Tickets to See BABBA at the Wyndham Cultrual Centre (v. $75)

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Terms and Conditions:
- This comp closes at Midday on May 5
- Winner wil be emails
- ONE winner takes ALL!
- None of the vouchers are transferable for cash
- Tickets are the the May 10 BABBA show only

summer of fun at the park, werribee

The Summer of Fun has arrived at The Park!

Featuring a heap of free events and activities, The Park Hotel has lined up something for everyone big and small to enjoy this summer.
If you're looking for a place to relax and to indulge in delicious food and drinks with family and friends then Mamma says, The Park will be the place to be! From their super family friendly Children's Farm to their chilled out Pop Up Pimms Garden there are events & activities happening right through summer and right in the heart of Werribee!

Oh and don’t forget live acoustics and DJ's in the Werribee Beer Garden Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm.

1) Children's Farm - Jan 20th to 21st April
The Park Children's Farm - Sunday from 12 to 3pm

Spend your family Sunday fun-day at THE PARK - EVERY SUNDAY from Jan 20 until April 21 - while the kids get to enjoy petting cute & cuddly rescued farm animals and sand art activities, us parents can enjoy a delicious new summer menu with a cold beer, wine or cider.

2) Australia Day at The Park - 26th Jan
Celebrate all things Australian including the craft beers, ciders & wines at our Australia Day party! Sponsored by Stone & Wood, a true Aussie icon, party through the night with live music, drinks & great food in The Werribee Beer Garden.

3) Live music at Phat Franks - Until the 30th March 
Hit Station Place on Fridays & Saturdays between 12pm-3pm for live music and PHAT Burgers or Phully Loaded Fries! Phat Franks will host live music alongside a photo booth and other activities for everyone to enjoy.  

4) Pimms Garden at The Park 31st Jan to 30th April 2019
It's Pimms o'clock at the Park!
The Park has the perfect summer event for you and your friends. The Park will be running a Pimms pop-up garden from January through to April on Station Place. Gather your friends and spend an afternoon sipping Pimms and other cocktails whilst tucking into tasty comfort food from The Parks summer menu. There will also be lawn games for the kids and the bigger kids plus some cool tunes. 

5) The Werribee Beer Garden (Entertainment) 
Catch the very BEST, acoustic artists and DJs live in Werribee’s BEST Beer Garden from 6pm till late every Friday & Saturday or chill out for a Sunday Session from 3pm. 

6) St Patrick's Day Event (The Park) 17th March 
The Park goes Green on 17th of March!
Join us for St. Patricks Day at The Park celebrating all things Irish from Guinness beer to traditional food & entertainment. Let the Shenanigans begin!

We will keep you posted on all the fun happening or you can head to the Park Hotel website here to keep up to date on their events.