Artplay Backyard

We are regular participants of ArtPlay’s booked workshops but did you know they hold a program of outdoor, drop-in play sessions called ArtPlay Backyard?

Behind Artplay’s main building is a shipping container full of art materials which opens up onto a wooden deck and the patch of green next to the Artplay playground.

Artplay Backyard

Every week is a different theme for making, doing and building activities. When we visited it was the theme was about exploring sounds and colour. There were buckets for dropping in objects, tin pans to bang in on the line and pipettes for creating colour combinations.

Artplay Backyard

The play is all open-ended and you can choose what to play with and how long you stay. There are Artplay facilitators on held to provide some direction, but the structure is very loose.

Artplay Backyard

ArtPlay Backyard is a fantastic free space in Melbourne’s CBD for families to explore and play together. It’s particularly good for younger kids as it’s the sort of creative play that helps them to learn about the world around them.

ArtPlay Backyard is held at various times of the year, rain or shine so it’s a good idea to sign up to their newsletter (or check back on this post for updated info!).

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ArtPlay Backyard, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Next sessions Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings in the second week of the spring school holidays and then every second Sunday from 15 October to Sunday 10 December.

Free, no bookings required

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