The Ball Pit Party

Fri 23rd March, 2018 – Sun 25th March, 2018
113 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
Price: $35
Relive the fun – and discomfort – of a childhood rite of passage when thousands of glowing spheres are dropped into a bar in St Kilda.

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.

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

The event is taking place over a weekend in March, with tickets available for a two hour slot in the ball pit.