Today I was on a mission to go to Smurf Village. Yes, that’s right I caught a tram to Smurf Village which has set itself up in Melbourne ‘s Harbour Town Docklands complex as part of an Australian exhibition called We’re All Smurfs
The exhibition includes 35 different smurfs including Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Clumsy Smurf, Lazy Smurf, Brainy Smurf and others. Each smurf stands approximately one metre which makes it ideal for little people to interact and have their photo taken with their favourite smurf.
Luckily for the smurfs on display, a security guard was on site, keeping the smurfs inline and eye open up for Gargamel and Azrael.
Now, for the more serious smurf fan, the exhibition also includes a small history wall dedicated to Peyo. While I was at the exhibition I did enquire about merchandise though was told there wasn’t anything, which was a little disappointing.
The free exhibition is taking place between 8th October right through to 24th December 2016. On the weekends the kids have an opportunity to take part in some craft activity like colouring pencil cases or watching one of the more recent smurf movies.
The highlight for me was the large four metre smurf that has been erected within the complex. This is quite a sight and I imagine would be extra special at night, with the Observation wheel in the background.
This is not to be missed by smurf fans and children. Actually to be honest this is aimed more for parents who are wanting to introduce their children to the smurfs. Parents who recall watching the smurf cartoon on Saturday mornings or reading their smurf comics when they were young.
Long live the smurfs!
Keep on Smurfin