Lonely Planet Writer

Now you can enjoy a ball pit 'beach' in Australia that's filled with more than a million plastic balls

If you’re young at heart, you’ll love the ball pit beach with over a million balls that is currently installed in Sydney, because, well, why should little kids have all the fun?

The Beach is a ball pit with over a million balls that is currently an attraction at the Sydney Festival. Image: Noah Kalina
The Beach is a ball pit with over a million balls that is currently an attraction at the Sydney Festival. Image: Noah Kalina

Known as The Beach, the ball pit is currently an attraction at the Sydney Festival, and is located at Barangaroo Reserve.

 

Designed like a beach with deck chairs, the “sea” was formed by pouring over a million recyclable polyethylene balls into a 200-foot basin, which has a sloped entrance and varying depths up to three feet.

The Beach is a ball pit with over a million balls that is currently an attraction at the Sydney Festival. Image: Noah Kalina
The Beach is a ball pit with over a million balls that is currently an attraction at the Sydney Festival. Image: Noah Kalina

Visitors have enjoyed ‘swimming’ in the sea of balls, and it has attracted adults and children alike to let their hair down and have fun.

For those who don’t want to hang with the kids, there’s an option for adults to enjoy 18+ only sessions at the ball pit beach on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The Beach is a ball pit with over a million balls that is currently an attraction at the Sydney Festival. Image: Noah Kalina
The Beach is a ball pit with over a million balls that is currently an attraction at the Sydney Festival. Image: Noah Kalina

The Beach is the creation of Snarkitecture, a New York-based art and architecture collaborative practice. They wanted to create a piece of art that people of every age could enjoy.

The Beach is a ball pit with over a million balls that is currently an attraction at the Sydney Festival. Image: Noah Kalina
The Beach is a ball pit with over a million balls that is currently an attraction at the Sydney Festival. Image: Noah Kalina

The Beach is an installation that travels to various venues, and it has already been seen in action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

The Beach is a ball pit with over a million balls that is currently an attraction at the Sydney Festival. Image: Noah Kalina
The Beach is a ball pit with over a million balls, and this is it when it was installed in Tampa, Florida. Image: Noah Kalina

Ticket prices for the ball pit beach in Sydney range from free for regular entry, to $15 for evening or early entry tickets. For further information, visit Sydney Festival.