Sensory Play for Kids

Sensory Play for Kids

There’s a lot of hype behind of sensory play for toddlers and after attending my first session with my youngest son who’s 2, I  couldn’t wait to share!


Sensory play allows children to learn by exploring their senses and more importantly a place where you can connect with your child in a fun and creative way.


Here are our top picks around Melbourne


1. The Busy Peacock, Tyabb

Small Ideas members receive 1 Free Entry


Busy Peaock


The Busy Peacock is a spacious sensory play area with a lot of fun activities for the kids. Let your kids experiment, create, and get messy!


2. Messy Me, Brunswick & Hadfield

Small Ideas receive 2 admissions for the price of 1 



Messy Me, Brunswick & Hadfield


Messy Me offers unstructured messy play classes for kids under 5 years of age. They have 18 different fun themes with different sensory and messy stations giving the kids options to explore and experience.


3. Mess Makers, Greensborough

Small Ideas members receive 50% off workshop and 10% off Party


The Mess Makers


Mess Makers are set up for your little ones. They have different sensory activities that facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, and explore.


4. Inspiring Mind Studio, Essendon

Small Ideas receive two 45-minute sessions for $15


inspiring mind studio


Inspiring Minds Studio is a sensory play place for your children to imagine, create, and learn the concepts of literacy, numeracy, art and science in a fun and unique way. Let them explore a new world of sensory stimulation, play, and fun adventures.


5. The Messy Shed, Mornington

Small Ideas receive 2 admissions for the price of 1 


messy shed


The Messy Shed is a unique play space for kids. They offer 45-minute sensory play sessions with a new theme every week that encourage children to think, interact, explore, and have fun. They also have an indoor play centre.


6. Kid Factory

Small Ideas members receive 50% off on Admission


kid factory


Kid factory the blurb should read Kid Factory is a play centre, however, they have a section for sensory art play. Ask at their desk or give them a buzz to see when the next session is as timetable varies.


Other inspiring sensory play activities for small children are:

Toy Library

Art Factory

Jelly Bean Street


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