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Archive for February, 2012

The BIG Geelong Open Day!

Awesome Playgrounds Geelong are having their first ever Open Day and it’s set to be a fantastic day out for the family. Their Open Day coincides with Pako Festa, Australia’s largest festival celebrating cultural diversity that attracts up to 100,000 people each year. Positioned right on Pakington Street, Awesome Playgrounds Geelong will be the best place to let your kids loose for a while whilst you relax and check out some of their awesome products. What’s more, we hear they’ve got some amazing Open Day specials planned for the day so you’ll definitely want to check them out!

Pako Festa is a fantastic day out for the whole family, showcasing heaps of local musicians and dancers, as well as great food from all corners of the globe, all provided by a huge variety of cultural organisations. The food in particular looks amazing (if you love your food like we do here at Awesome Playgrounds, have a look at this mouthwatering menu).

So if you’re feeling worn out from all the standing and walking around Pako Festa, Awesome Playgrounds Geelong has some great outdoor settings you can rest on whilst you watch your kids climb, swing, slide, hang and bounce.

Remember, the very first Open Day for Awesome Playgrounds Geelong starts at 9am and runs through to 4pm , Saturday 25th February 2012. Great specials available on the day and for one day only!


AP Hallam: Grand Opening Wrap Up

Wow, what a weekend!

Having spent the day at Awesome Playgrounds Hallam I can tell you that their Grand Opening was properly awesome! It was a day full of sun, music, sausage sandwiches, great products and savings plus heaps of fantastic customers! Star FM did an amazing job with their live broadcast and were very entertaining the whole time. We also learnt  that the Hampton Park Lions Club cooks a mean sausage sizzle, so a big thank you to those guys too! Rick and Tanya, AP Hallam’s owners, were incredible in achieving a hugely successful Grand Opening. They went all out in preparation and you could definitely tell their hard work payed off.

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AP Hallam the morning of the Grand Opening!

It was such a great day, even Batman couldn’t help but make an appearance…

Awesome Playgrounds Hallam BatmanBatman impressing the passing traffic with his biceps!

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The Star FM Prize Wheel was a hit! Each customer who purchased on the day got the chance to win some great prizes!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by, I’m sure you all had an Awesome time!

Check out our Facebook page for all the photos from the Grand Opening!


Well Hallam’s Grand Opening almost upon us and the excitement is building here at Awesome Playgrounds! To get you excited too, here a list of all the day’s events you can enjoy:

  • Gates open at 9am
  • Star FM will be there from 11am to 2pm
  • ‘Jake’ from Star FM’s ‘Stampsy and Jake’ will be broadcasting live onsite

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  • Spot prizes and giveaways all day
  • Sausage Sizzle

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  • Face painting
  • Ballooning and kid’s entertainment

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  • Incredible Grand Opening specials all day (on a range of products)
  • Gates close at 4pm

As you can see, there won’t be a dull moment the whole day and there will be awesome savings on offer too!

So remember, on Saturday the 18th of February, head down to Awesome Playgrounds Hallam at 239 Princes Highway, Hallam. We can’t wait to see you there!

There’s been another Big Foot sighting!

Traditionally, there has been much speculation about the existence of Big Foot with the only evidence being rather blurry photos of a large, ape-like creature walking around the forest areas in America.

You may have seen this photo before, which is probably the most famous photo of Big Foot:

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The famous Big Foot out for a stroll

Well, although we’ve named our premium range of Monster Playgrounds the ‘Big Foot’, they bear only a couple of resemblances to this near mythical creature. The main difference between them is that our Big Foot units do undoubtedly exist…and we have plenty of crystal clear photos of them to prove that. See!

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Big Foot Gym Package 5 in crystal clear vision!

The other thing is that you’ll find our version of the Big Foot in a residential backyard, which is exactly where you don’t want to find Big Foot himself!

Basically, we named the range the Big Foot because the units are massive and the kids can have heaps of ape-like fun playing on them. The deck towers at a huge 1.8m high and in packages 4 & 5, the penthouse sits at a whopping 2.1m high! Every Big Foot unit is skillfully constructed with thick Scandinavian Redwood and all the play accessories used are the cream of the crop. They all come with UV resistant canvas roofs so the children don’t get sunburnt, and are guaranteed to entertain for many years. What’s more, you can choose from a ‘Gym’ or a ‘Tower’ design, then choose from package 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 so there’s something to suit everyone!

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We're getting artistic now! Here's another angle of the Big Foot Gym Package 5

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You can see a Big Foot 'Tower' pictured here (package 1)

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A Big Foot Gym in it's simplest form (package 1)

So don’t wait for another short glimpse or questionable photo of Big Foot, just stop by your nearest Awesome Playgrounds store to view a Big Foot today!

Visit or for more info about these amazing Monsters!

Awesome Playgrounds Hallam: From Start to Finish

Setting up an Awesome Playgrounds yard is far from easy work. This was no different for Rick and Tanya, and even though they had a multitude of other tasks to take care of apart from setting up the yard (as well as taking care of their young one), they worked hard and it’s fair to say, achieved an amazing result!

To give you a brief idea of how the yard at Awesome Playgrounds Hallam was set up, here’s a quick photo log!

The first day began with the Awesome truck, fully loaded, arriving at the Hallam yard.

The softfall was laid and ready for the team to start installing the Awesome products!

So the boys started unloading everything.

Building then started and the yard looked more like a construction site for the next couple of days!

With a good sized team the yard came along quite quickly.

The huge Big Foot Gym Package 5 was a big job on its’ own!

Most of the Monster Play Systems and Jumpsport/AlleyOOP trampolines were standing…

Then in no time, the Awesome Playgrounds Hallam yard was almost there (even though the cubby houses were still looking a bit bald)!

And it sure looked good from the street too!

Finally, the team reached the end goal; an attractive, completed yard that looks AWESOME!

So there you go, that’s the story of how the yard at Awesome Playgrounds Hallam was set up! It was a good 3 days work but it was well worth every minute spent. Rick, Tanya and the Awesome Playgrounds installation team, well done!