The Ball Pit Party

Fri 27th April, 2018 – Sat 28th April, 2018
338 Queensberry St, North Melbourne
Price: $35
Relive the fun – and discomfort – of a childhood rite of passage when thousands of glowing spheres are dropped into a venue in North Melbourne.

Update: A second weekend in April has been added for those who missed out on the March dates. Information below

The idea of a ball pit is fun, especially for kids. Remember? A sea of coloured spheres, which move and undulate as you dive in and roll around. There’s a reason Ikea has them in its kids’ waiting areas around the world. In reality, most ball pits – filled with hard plastic spheres that aren’t that comfortable to swim around in – promise more than they deliver.

The Ball Pit Party is relying on the fact you’ll only remember the good times. It arrives in Australia in March with up to one million LED-lit balls that will fill certain bars in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Melbourne's is the first in the series. Tickets to the March event are no longer available, but event organisers have added a second weekend in April at a warehouse in North Melbourne.

For the ticketed price you’ll be allocated a time slot to dance in the 200,000-strong glowing-ball pit, while necking a cocktail.

The LED lights supposedly sync to the beat of a DJ set. Beyond that, there are few details surrounding the events.

Tickets are available for a two hour slot in the ball pit.