The State Library of Victoria‘s Play Pod is a free creative and reading are for children with a rotating theme every season. From 6 December to 13 March 2018 the space is inspired by ‘Our last trip to the market‘ by Lorin Clarke and Mitch Vane with a food-shopping theme!
The children’s area is set up in the indoor ‘courtyard’, on the right as you enter the building from Swanston Street. There is a facilitator on duty but really it’s an area for free play.
There are books to read, themed magnetic boards, craft activities, food-themed toys and dress ups including a cute chef’s outfit that was in high demand!
Baby 2.o spends most of the time making his fruit (or you can choose to create a shopping list) using basic craft materials.
Play Pod is a wonderful child-friendly space in Melbourne’s CBD and a cool place (literally and figuratively) to chill out when you’re in the city. It’s one of my favourite indoor places to go with kids when the weather’s wet or in a heatwave and the adjoining cafe Mr Tulk is one of my favourite CBD places to eat with kids.
Play Pod, State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne