If your child loves LEGO (the small, fiddly variety) or DUPLO (the larger variety for younger children), then the Brick By Brick Exhibition at the National Capital Exhibition will be a place of discovery.
As you walk in you are welcomed warmly by a staff member who will walk you through to the Brick by Brick area and explain how it all works. There are times when it will be busy so there may have a time limit to make your creations, however if it isn't busy you are free to stay as long as you like.
Brick By Brick play area, with several little tables to play on.
Weekdays: DUPLO (for younger children) is 10am - 11am daily. LEGO (for ages 4 and over) is 3pm - 5pm daily.
Weekends: DUPLO is 10am - 11am. LEGO is 11am - 4pm
ACT School Holidays: DUPLO is 10am - 11am.
LEGO is 11am - 4:30pm daily.
Whilst you are there, the Brick By Brick space is in a handy location in the middle of the National Capital Exhibition.
The National Capital Exhibition tells the story of Canberra - displaying aboriginal tools found in this location, the history of how Canberra got it's name and explains the historical buildings still in the area.
"Little Griffins" is a fun program for toddlers and pre-schoolers to enjoy playing DUPLO together as well as sing songs and participate in activities. This free program is held the last Friday of each month: 10am - 11am (last date for 2015 will be 27th of November).
Check out their Facebook page for more information and photos of other LEGO creations.
Brick By Brick is a permanent exhibition which is a creative space for the kids to let their imaginations run wild. We took our daughter Miss Four to the LEGO session and she didn't want to leave. There are also adult chairs and knee pads (which look like colourful donuts) if it looks like you are going to be there for awhile.
After you have finished, there is a playground, picnic tables and BBQ nearby or walk through Commonwealth Park and explore the gardens.