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Life can feel like it's getting more and more hectic, but, thankfully, clever Melburnians keep coming up with new, creative ways to de-stress. You'll find places where you can hurl an axe at a target, smash ceramics to bits in a private room and sweat it out to some techno beats at a nightclub-inspired spin class. And now, Melbourne's latest high-powered stress reliever has arrived, allowing you to get messy and wild with a supply of colourful paints and some white walls.
In addition to a classic smash room — where punters can unleash their destructive tendencies on unsuspecting glassware and breakables — Oakleigh's Smash Splash also plays host to Melbourne's first 'splash room', inspired by an offering that's gone gang-busters across the USA. Here, you're invited to tap into your inner Jackson Pollock and get gloriously messy at your own private paint party.
The splash and smash rooms need to be booked separately. If you go for a splash session, you'll get half an hour with a friend to paint the room (and yourselves) by hurling cups of paint, smashing or batting paint-filled balloons or simply going to town with your hands or some paintbrushes.
Smash rooms can be booked for ten minutes at a time — you'll don your protective gear and go to town on a crate of crockery. Prices range from $47.50–50 per person. Other electrical items can be bought for an extra fee.
It's open on Friday 6–8pm, Saturday 11am–6pm and Sunday 11am–6pm. Best of all, there's not a scrap of cleaning up involved.
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