24 May Vivid Sydney Festival – May Gibbs Will Make Your Night!
It’s almost time. The 23-day Vivid Sydney festival, now in its 10th year, kicks off on 25 May. Thinking about taking your kids to Australia’s largest event? Do it! Vivid Sydney is an immersive delight for the senses, and there’s enough to inspire even the littlest people in your family. And this year, to celebrate 100 years of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, the famous duo (and Bubba Organics favourite!) will have their own part of the festival!
The Snugglepot and Cuddlepot installation will run for the duration of the festival (25th of May – 16th of June), 6pm-11pm daily at Customs House. The narration is voiced by actress and beloved former playschool host Noni Hazlehurst, patron of the Australian Children’s Laureate. Renowned art and animation collective Ample Projects brings May Gibbs’ immortal characters to life on the facade of Sydney’s 1845 Customs House and undertook tireless research to ensure an authentic approach. The final product includes more than 15,000 hand drawn animation frames. Check out a behind the scenes video here.
Why You Should Go:
The Snugglepot and Cuddlepie installation is the perfect place to visit with your kids – or even just by yourself! Many Australian children have grown up steeped in the adventures of the intrepid gumnut babies, the audacious Snugglepot and the demure Cuddlepie. The Vivid Sydney installation offers a once in a lifetime nostalgic experience for you and your family to be immersed in the stories in a way they have never been seen before. For children (and adults!) yet to meet the famous Gumnut Brothers, the Vivid Sydney installation provides an exciting experience and unique introduction to Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and the stories of beloved May Gibbs. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share your childhood favourites with your own kids and inspire a love of reading.
Visit Vivid Sydney but do your research first
Vivid Sydney is a spectacular event for kids and families but a little research before you go will ensure the event goes smoothly with little people in tow. A convenient Vivid smartphone app is available to download or you can find printable maps here. For more handy tips, read our article here on where to go and how to get around with kids.
Keeping little ones safe at Vivid Festival
The hustle and bustle of the festival can make it tricky to keep an eye on your little ones. So to make sure you don’t lose anyone in the dark, why not try creating your very own glow in the dark Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie Crowns! Learn how to make them here.