Have you been to ArtVo in Docklands yet? If not, what are you waiting for?
ArtVo is situated on level 2 at Melbourne Docklands, which some might say is a secret little gem, because we accidentally walked past it twice!
We told the kids it was going to be a sort of fun art exhibition, to which they both screwed their faces up at, I remained hopeful after checking out their website.
We rocked up after lunch and the guy on reception was just wonderful, very kind, offering us a discounted entry fee, (winner).
We were taken into the first section by a charming and knowledgable chap who gave us a run down of what was to be expected, a little information about the actual artists and how to get the best pictures.
So there we were, in a large room with wonderful, interactive pieces of art that you magically become a part of.
We had so many laughs and so much fun, maneouvering ourselves into the best positions to get a great shot, but the fun doesn't end there, the real exciting part is when you check out all the pictures you have taken ... you are literally in the picture.
In a giant bubble, in a wine glass, having red wine poured all over you (not really, don't worry), in the giant hand of King Kong, even stroking unicorns.
I can not tell you how much of a big kid I felt, walking around with the biggest grin on my face the whole time. The kids absolutely adored it, there were so many amazing photo opportunities and we each had our favourites.
I'd say we were there for a good couple of hours. You do have to have a bit of patience, as there are other people in there with you, all eager to immerse themselves in the arty magic fun. Just be sure to watch out you're not in anyone's way while taking pictures. Superb fun all round. And awesome pictures to treasure forever.
Where: ArtVo, Harbour Town, 26 Star Cres, Docklands VIC
Opening hours: Daily between 10am and 6pm
Website:artvo.com.au Cost: $25 adult, $15 child (U4 free), Family from $47. Discounted entry if you have a Small Ideas book.