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Stay Smurfy in the School Holidays at the Hyperdome
Enter the fantastical world of the Smurfs, when the classic blue cartoon and comic strip comes to life in the We're All Smurfs Exhibition. This coming school holidays, the Hyperdome will be transformed into a life-sized Smurf Village accompanied by a variety of activities and workshops.
These events feature a variety of family friendly activities including:
Exploring a life-sized Smurf Village installation,
Papa Smurf meet and greets,
Smurf cookie and cupcake decorating,
Smurf School Craft Village,
Exclusive Kids' Club breakfast,
Photo opportunities with the giant 4-metre tall Smurf,
Enter the Smurf's Stamp Competition by finding and collecting 4 stamps from the Smurf Stamp Stations throughout the Centre. Search and discover the Stations and collect all 4 Smurf Stamps to go into the draw to WIN 1 of 5 $100 Hyperdome Gift Cards. Pick up your stamp sheet from Customer Service (located next to St George Bank) to start collecting your stamps.
Smurf World with Papa Smurf
Lead by Papa Smurf, Hyperdome will be transformed into a life-sized Smurf village, where families can meet their favourite Smurfs including Smurfette, Lazy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Painter Smurf and many more. They will all be going about their daily lives, happy in the village, with plenty of photo opportunities along the way. Located opposite Big W, Smurf World will be open daily between 11am - 2pm. Papa Smurf will be making daily appearances from 16 September to 1 October at Meet and Greet events in the Smurf village between 11am and 2pm.
Smurf Workshops Embrace your inner Smurf and use your creativity to decorate your own Smurfs' cupcakes and cookies in the Market Room workshops. Smurf Cupcake Decorating Date: Thursday 7 September and Sunday 10 September. Time: 11am and 1pm. Smurf Cookie Decorating Date: Saturday 9 September and Tuesday 12 September Time: 11am and 1pm.
Smurf Craft Village Put your creative skills to the test at Summer Smurf School. Create and decorate a memento to take home with a new Smurf craft activity each week. Located in the Food Court, the Craft Village is open daily from 11am to 2pm. Smurf Frisbees
Date: 16 September to 23 September
Time: 11am to 2pm. Smurf Backpacks
Date: 24 September to 1 October
Time: 11am to 2pm.
Smurf-Sized Happy Snaps
This will put a Smurfy smile on your face. Discover what it's like to be Smurf-size by snapping a photo next to a 4 metre tall 3D Smurf in Centre Court. You can snap and share your Smurf photos using #Hyperdome on social media pages.
Smurf History Lane
The Smurfs exhibition continues with a specially curated gallery featuring Smurf drawings and comic strips next to Tarocash (adjacent to Centre Court). Visit the evolution of The Smurfs throughout the years, and take a trip down memory lane to view 59 years of Smurf history. Yep - 59.
A Brief History of the Smurfs The Smurfs began as a Belgian comic, centred on a fictional colony of small blue creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest. The Smurfs was first created and introduced as a series of comic characters by the Belgian comic artist Peyo in 1958. The word "Smurf" is actually a Dutch translation of the original characters. There are more than 100 Smurf characters, and their names are based on adjectives that emphasise their characteristics, such as "Jokey Smurf", who likes to play practical jokes on his fellow Smurfs. "Smurfette" was the first female Smurf to be introduced in the series. Their caps are said a symbol of freedom. The Smurfs franchise began as a comic and expanded into advertising, films, TV series, video games, theme parks and dolls.