Before the school holidays, we headed to Play World Australia, a NEW two day event where kids were invited to play, touch, laugh, sing, dance, have fun and more! Being in its first year, it was hard to conceptualise how Play World Australia would look like and the type of event it would be so we were pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be an awesome event with so much to do we could have stayed there the whole day! Little Miss sure didn’t want to leave and my memory card headed towards the 300 photos when I left, they was so much to cover - ha!
Our first stop was the Nintendo stand with our favourite console the Nintendo Switch on display with kids embracing its technology and the Nintendo Labo components.
There were more display of gaming consoles at the Star Link and Just Dance stands which visitors loved to test out.
Young children loved the PJ Masks and Peppa Pig sections which offered free colouring and face painting which was very popular! The Foxtel Kids stand had meet & greets of children favourite tv characters.
The Disney stand was gorgeous with lots of arts & crafts tables for kids to enjoy and a cool Coco mural to add to. Little Miss loved this section and we stayed there for a bit creating some headpieces, colouring in and creating some artwork.
The Spotlight section was very popular too with little Miss and other kids were given free materials to create their very own slime and decorate it with all sorts of glitter, objects etc. Kids were then invited to be on their own YouTube video showing off their slime creation. There was also a cool Goblies section where they could throw little paint balls at walls.
We love Wannabees indoor play centres so little Miss was in her element at their popup supermarket, fashion shop, hospital and petting zoo.
Some kids embraced their inner Jedi at the Jedi Experience section where they were trained by Jedi masters and used training lightsabers. Others embraced teamwork by taking off Nerf challenges.
There were various stands such as the Hot Wheels, Ben 10, our favourite Osmo and many more including the Taronga Zoo stand and a Virtual Reality VR stand showcasing their products.
Play World Australia also had great shows on the Main Stage with comedians, magicians, presenters, DJs and more entertaining families as well as cool dance, arts & crafts and science workshops in the Workshop areas.
Little kids were also invited to have fun with a special Toddler Town, Lego play area, Dino Dig area, reading nook as well as garden games overlooking the cool Transformers stand with Silent Disco.
There was also a whole wall of arts & crafts for kids to do (little Miss was there for ages) and the popular Balloon Twister Con who made little Miss an amazing caterpillar. There were also various food and drinks stand for refreshments and a toy shop.
We loved our time at Play World Australia, it was such a fun event with so much to do, learn from and explore. The event was so grand, it needed its own map so that we could find everything! We cannot wait to go again next year!
For more information on Play World Australia and next year’s event, head to their website.
Busy City Kids were invited to Play World Australia for the purposes of a review. All opinions & feedback are genuine & truthful. Food and travel were self funded.
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