Kids Activations and Play Spaces
Here at VM+ we are experts on creating unique children activations. We take play areas to the next level...
Queensland Children’s Hospital
With a design based around the concept of metamorphosis, the room was transformed by bespoke wall graphics, tailored flooring and a ‘sheltering tree’ standing 5mH with a secret cubby where the stars constantly twinkle, caterpillars hide among the hanging leaf canopy and panels of interactive play line the tree truck. The palette represents the colours of Queensland distilled from bright tropical tones to emerald and apple greens, lavender, violet and sky blue.
The theme of ‘Metamorphosis’ is evident in the space, as giant butterflies populate the high ceilings and colourful caterpillars line the branches of the sheltering tree. In nature, metamorphosis is a process of transformation, from one physical form to another, to reach a state of ultimate potential. A concept which hopes to inspire the essential goal of recovery, healing and beautiful transformative change.
“Sincere thanks for the incredible job you did transforming the new Kidzone space at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. The design, ‘Metamorphosis’, perfectly captures the treatment journey of the children and families in our care, creating a magical forest in which they can safely play and enjoy much-welcomed distraction. You took a blank slate and made it resonate with life and fun. The fact you accomplished all that in a few short weeks, within a complex major hospital, is testament to the professionalism of your team. One of our core values at Children’s Health Queensland is ‘Imagination’. Thanks to you, Kidzone now encapsulates that value”.
Health Service Chief Executive, Queensland Children’s Hospital
Castle Town Play Space
Inspired by the natural beauty of Townsville, Castle Town Play Space is a destination for parents and children. The indoor play space features iconic landmarks such as Magnetic Island with a bespoke crocodile bookcase, Castle Hill with a turf covered hill, The Rock Pool with a huge blue and white ball pit and Dunk Island; a special place for the smallest visitors to enjoy with sensory play panels and soft play floor elements. A crocodile play panel, soft play sea turtles all make an appearance while a huge fig tree stands as the central feature.
Market Place Warner
Fun for children, aesthetically pleasing for customers, the Koala Kids Club is a play area with a Australian colour palette of muted greens and timber details. From the billabong to the custom tree house, this space is enclosed within timber fencing for extra security. Vibrant turf and soft stepping stones allow for a comfortable play time while crocodile rockers encourage more active participation.
Minipilly – Indooroopilly
Referencing local icons such as the Brisbane River and Mt Coot-tha, we were able to help our client turn a vacant tenancy into fully functioning (not to mention beautiful) space that continues to drive visitors to the centre. With a blue sky wall and green artificial turf, VM+ brings the outdoors, in. Floor graphics including a road and river activate imaginations with the addition of ride-on cars. Soft play elements create a safe and dynamic play environment suitable for smaller children while also in-keeping with the Brisbane theme.
“Minipilly is a miniature version of the Western suburbs of Brisbane. It facilitates different types of play including active play, imaginative and make-belief. All brought together under the story of Brisbane and its iconic landmarks, such as the Brisbane River, Mount Coot-tha and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. We partnered with VM Plus to deliver this customer space, and found them to be facilitating, creative, on time and on budget. Minipilly is now a destination for families in our trade area, and is delivering at 200% of the initial traffic targets we set”.
Marketing Manager, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
Robina Tree Top Play
Inspired by the rainforest which surrounds Robina to the West, Tree Top Play draws off the flora and fauna found in the mountainous region of the Gold Coast Hinterland. Circular timber rings overflow with greenery over the custom built cubby house illuminated by Edison bulb lighting, mirror disks and fairy lights. The effect is magical and immersive.
Sparking delight in children, the Green Tree Frog climbing wall sits at a perfect height for boys and girls so children can practice their hand-eye coordination.
A caterpillar play panel sits at the end of the walkway ready for little hands to explore each element but also allow multiple children to play at the same time.
Robina Enchanted Woodland
Give your vacant tenancy an enchanting makeover, as we create an imaginative and educational destination for shoppers. This semi-permanent play area is perfect for temporarily filling an unoccupied space and ensuring your centre remains busy and active. With a floor to ceiling forest mural and pebble floor pathway, this space was divided up to make lots of room for both quiet reading areas and activities.
Robina Rainforest Play
Focusing on creating a place of solitude away from the busy shopping areas, VM+ has created a rainforest oasis with bright green turf, vivid wall graphics and life-like trees. Hanging greenery adds depth to create an even more immersive experience. From the view point of children, the ceiling will become a canopy, allowing minds to wander and activate their imaginations. It is the small touches that really transform the space to be a place of adventure. VM+ has added ‘ride on’ insects to the scene, enhancing the magical park atmosphere as lady birds and bees zoom around on the bark flooring path.