I bet by now you are ready to try something totally outside of the box to keep the kids entertained and playful these school holidays? How about letting their creativity shine by joining in the fun at the cardboard challenge “All boxed up” at Pacific Fair, which takes shape starting next week?


From Monday 12 to Saturday 24 January 2015, Gold Coast children can participate in a unique and sustainable art-play event, new to Queensland, called ‘All boxed up’. This exciting event will challenge a team of little Pacific Fair builders, tinkers and city-makers to create thirteen cardboard shopping centres in thirteen days, armed only with recycled cardboard, tape, scissors, and imaginations.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe ‘All boxed up’ construction zone, located in Centre Court will look like a cross between a giant game board and a city grid, where families will be invited to play the building game, constructing parts of the new Pacific Fair.


The project is inspired by the Global Cardboard Challenge, created by the Imagination Foundation all because of a little boy Caine who was discovered building his own cardboard arcade using his bold imagination in his dad’s shop. An impressed customer made his story into a short film and the arcade grew to become a mecca for visitors, plus raised money for Caine’s education.


“We are extremely excited to be delivering such a unique school holiday program and being a part of the ‘All boxed up events’. Kids will love the experience of experimenting, creating and building with cardboard in a fun and creative place” said Pacific Fair Senior Marketing Manager, Linda Frewen.


Sessions are daily from Monday 12 January until Saturday 24 January with bookings required, as they are limited to only 16 children plus accompanying adult. So get in fast to reserve your space by visiting www.pacificfair.com.au.







The kids can also get stuck into huge artworks on the Food Court floor with sticky dots and tape from 12 to 25 January between 1.30pm and 3pm daily. No bookings required.


More details at www.pacificfair.com.au.




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