An innovative new children’s play space has opened in Sydney’s Alexandria. The first of its kind in Australia, Nubo, meaning cloud, is a highly designed space that helps children and families play, explore, connect, grow and learn together. Celebrating the innocence of childhood, Nubo brings play back to its essence, combining beautiful, uncomplicated spaces and bespoke educative playing tools – a place to exercise imagination.
Nubo is built around best practices for early years education. Steering away from the typical play centre clichés of bright colours, plastic toys and computer screens, Nubo instead promotes a sense of ‘pure play’ where parents and children can connect with each other not just through its design, but through the graphics, playing tools, staffing and activities on offer.
Occupying a space of 767 sqm, Nubo’s harmonious setting utilizes different floor levels instead of walls, soft lighting, natural materials and curves, to create a safe but boundless environment for children to enjoy. Every facet of its design has been developed specifically for its primary audience, teasing accents of play without being contrived so that children can easily immerse themselves in the space, whilst promoting the interaction between parent and child.
Nubo boasts a variety of ‘pure play’ spaces where families can draw pure enjoyment from connecting with each other together, including an extensive children’s library surrounding a giant hot air balloon where kids can curl up to read their favourite book; a building room full of Big Blue Blocks, MagFormers, Lego WeDo 2.0 and Kaleido Gears; a workshop room to explore music, drama, robotics and more, a café where children can make a range of healthy dishes including Nubo’s signature pizzas with the space’s resident chef; a zone for active play complete with opportunities to slide, climb and hide; and a range of children’s master classes including cake making and painting.
Nubo is recommended for children up to 12 years of age but all are welcome. Prices start at $10 per child, per hour. For further information and schedule of upcoming events, visit www.nubo.com.au.