CastleTown shopping centre opens kids play area

An interactive activity park, aimed at creating a new experience for children and parents alike, has opened in Townsville’s CastleTown shopping centre.

The park, named PlayTown, aims to nurture the inquisitive nature of children under the age of six, and has been created as part of a $6 million investment plan by McConaghy Properties.

“CastleTown has a proud history of more than 30 years in the Townsville community, and we’re the only shopping and leisure destination in Townsville providing an interactive and sensory space for toddlers – and parents and carers – to enjoy,” McConaghy Properties general manager Glen McAnulty said.

McAnulty said that local street artists were brought in to help create a bespoke area to capture the Townsville spirit for the local community to enjoy.

PlayTown features a lifelike fig tree, alongside a two-lane road for children to ride along, a crocodile-themed book corner, a “rockpool” which doubles as a ball-pit, as well as sensory and soft-play areas for younger kids to safely play.

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