One of Sydney Festival 2017's most Instagrammed events was The Beach, an enormous ball pit inside a human-made cave, as created by Brooklyn-based design studio Snarkitecture. Tonnes of the city's residents spent at least some part of January diving, cannonballing and floating about in a sea of plastic bliss. Understandably.
If you've been fretting about whether this kind of fun would ever come to Melbourne, here's your answer. Another ball pit is on its way around the country. It was first slated for Sydney, but now Melbourne has been added to the agenda.
Like The Beach, it'll be a behemoth, made up of one million balls. Rather than filling up just a single space, they'll be arranged across several, creating a kind of playground. There'll also be an on-site cocktail bar, to let you rest and refuel in between dips and dives.
The ball pit will pop up in St Kilda on the weekend of March 23–25. Entry will be via ticket, which will entitle you to two hours of playtime. Sessions are likely to sell out pretty quickly, so buy them in advance.
Image: The Beach, Sydney Festival 2017 by Shannon Connellan.