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Melbourne Airport launches challenging new children’s playspace

Melbourne Airport launches challenging new children’s playspace
December 20, 2017

An innovative new children’s playground has been unveiled as part of a new look retail and dining precinct in the Melbourne Airport’s T2 International Terminal.

Developed by Innovative Retail and Melbourne Airport the playspace consists of an innovative rope climbing structure to help children develop their hand eye coordination. It also features a line of sculptural connected cubes made from PLAYTIME SoftPlay systems that are designed for children to create their own fun through non-prescriptive play.

Introducing the playspace, Melbourne Airport Chief of Retail Andrew Gardiner commented “we are committed to continually improving traveller experience at the Airport.

“With more families travelling with children at Christmas time, than any other time of the year, it’s great to be able to provide an innovative playspace to keep youngsters entertained while their parents relax in our brand new retail and dining precinct at Terminal 2.”

Innovative Retail Chief Executive Dale Smorgon added “we’ve worked closely with Melbourne Airport to deliver a colourful and engaging playspace that seamlessly fits within the Terminal, as well as catering to the needs of families and children travelling at Christmas time and throughout the year.

“We wanted to create a fun experience for the whole family, for kids to get active and be creative in the playspace, while parents relax before their flight and enjoy food from favourites such as Brunetti, Two Johns and the newly announced BaXa.”

Innovative Retail drew on their 25 years of experience to design the playground to suit children aged two to 10 years old to help encourage kids development through play.

Smorgon added “this is the second playground we’ve created for an airport in Australia, and the first to include a rope climbing structure.

“We are seeing a growing trend for airports and shopping centres alike looking for solutions to support families.

“Our recent research found that 90% of shoppers agreed that having play facilities to entertain children at shopping centres enhanced the overall experience in the centre.”

The new playground is located at Gate 11 in the food and beverage precinct of the brand new T2 International Terminal at Melbourne Airport.

The play solutions are also fully compliant to the relevant Australian Safety Standards and are certified by an accredited third party safety auditor.

Innovative Retail provides a premium children’s entertainment service across more than 700 retail environments worldwide.

Click here for more information about Innovative Retail.

Images of the T2 International Terminal playspace courtesy of Innovative Retail.

30th August 2017 - NEW AUSTRALIAN STANDARD FOR PLAYGROUND AND RECREATION SAFETY

7th April 2016 - MELBOURNE AIRPORT LOCATION FOR FIRST SURF PARK IN AUSTRALIA

15th November 2015 - RISKY OUTDOOR PLAY POSITIVELY IMPACTS CHILDREN’S HEALTH

30th September 2015 - SPORT CLIMBING LOOKS FORWARD TO OLYMPIC GLORY 

24th April 2013 - NEW AUSTRALIAN STANDARD FOR CONTAINED PLAY FACILITIES

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