This summer enjoy a whole different shopping centre experience at the Highpoint Pop Up Park.
Landscape architecture and urban design firm Aspect Studios has transformed the Level 1 concrete forecourt leading into Hoyts Cinemas into a colourful place of respite and play. It features sensational foam equipment by Imagination Playground, a ping pong table, a Movenpick ice cream van and coffee cart plus a curated program of free fun events.
As a parent I’m particularly enamoured of the open-ended foam pieces for endless hours of creative play. I watched the kids transform the blue blocks into a boat, a marble run, domino fall and obstacle course – it’s instinct, they know what to do!
Footscray’s Women’s Circus are facilitating play workshops today and on another five dates (see below) and they brought along props, circus equipment and musical instruments to add to the play experience. Lady AB and Baby 2.0 had fun spinning hoops, strumming ukeleles and shaking maracas while engaging in some imaginative play.
The kids didn’t want to leave!
Keep an eye out for Footscray Community Arts Centre PORTable container and my Book Swap Bike at the Highpoint Pop Up Park this summer – and let’s lobby to make this wonderful place a permanent space for the young and the young at heart!
Highpoint Pop Up Park, Level 1 entrance, Highpoint Shopping Centre, 120-200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong
Friday 11 December 10:30am-11:30am
Wednesday 16 December 10:30am-11:30am
Friday 18 December 10:30am-11:30am
Wednesday 23 December 10:30am-11:30am
Wednesday 30 December 10:30am-11:30am
Sat 19 December 10:30am-1:30pm
Sun 20 December 10:30am-1:30pm
Tuesday 5 January 10:30am-1:30pm
Wednesday 6 January 10:30am-1:30pm