For a fun interesting place to take your kids, head on down to a Build-a-Bear Workshop and get the kids to build their very own new friend.
The Build-a-Bear Workshop works in a system; you choose which animal or character you want, then you get a little heart and the lady stuffs the bear for you and places the heart inside the toy. You can go looking around for an outfit for it and place a musical button in it if you want it to talk or make sounds. Then you head on down to the computer and fill out its birth certificate, then you pay for it.
It is a very fun activity for kids to do, they'll be really excited to be making their very own toy. The toy comes in its own little cardbox house which kids can colour-in when they get home.
There are new designs and characters added to the Build-a-Bear range every month. There are now Smurfs, Disney characters, My Little Pony and Dora the Explorer.
Build-a-Bear also holds birthday parties. Each child gets to make their own bear and you can even pay an extra $40 for someone in a bear costume to come to the party and entertain the kids. There is a supervised leader who leads the kids through the workshop to make their toy.
Build-a-Bear is the perfect place to go if you want to get somebody the perfect gift. It is personal and it's sweet because you make it yourself to give to someone.
You can also purchase Build-a-Bear gift cards so kids can go there themselves to build a bear.
Build-a-Bear is a fun place to go and parents will enjoy it as well as they watch their children become so happy with their new toys.
Kids also get a code they can enter on the Build-a-Bear website and they can play games with it.
Locations for Build-a-Bear are:
Chadstone Shopping Centre
Highpoint Shopping Centre
Fountain Gate Shopping Centre
It can get quiet pricey at this place but it's a nice experience for the kids and great birthday treat.