We’ve put together a list of places in Melbourne where it’s socially acceptable to act like a kid again.
Taking the occasional break from being an adult is absolutely necessary, because let’s face it – being a grown-up is really really hard. The best way to get out of your own mind is to let your inner-child take over for a while. No we don’t mean throwing a tantrum in the chocolate aisle of the supermarket because they’re out of Kinder Surprises.
22-32 Steel St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Zero Latency offer the world’s first multiplayer free-roam virtual reality experience. Intrigued? We are! Get a group of friends together and make a booking. But prepare yourself, this is not for the faint hearted – there are zombies EVERYWHERE and you’re going to have a hard time convincing your brain that it’s not real. That being said, you owe it to your younger self (who could only ever dream of a virtual reality game) to check it out!
59 Waterview Cl, Dandenong South VIC 3175
Maybe the idea of virtual reality is a little too intense for you, that’s okay! Option two is an all-time favourite; Lazertag! Le Mans Lazerzone have recently had their facilities re-vamped and can boast an area that will fit 35 players. They also offer bbq amenities, go karting, a licensed bar and paintball arena! Aw yeah!
377 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
If you have never been to an ‘escape room’ before then this recommendation is for you. A typical escape room experience involves you and your team being briefed with a story, blindfolded and taken into a room. From here you are required to solve a series puzzles, within a time frame, in order to win back your freedom. It’s all logical thinking and combined effort – which makes for an excellent corporate team building idea! Trapt in Melbourne CBD offer four different themed rooms and best of all, an underground speakeasy bar a where you can celebrate your successful escape.
1 Fiveways Blvd, Keysborough VIC 3173
Sometimes all you need is a safe place to bounce those adult woes away on a grown-up sized trampoline. Enter, Xtreme Air! They even provide foam-pits, dodgeball courts and slam-dunk lanes.
And hey, if all of the above ain’t your scene – there’s always still finger-painting, pasta necklace making or nap-time for those that are willing to push the boundaries of weird to embrace their inner child.