Canberra’s Big Boys Toys Expo is back this weekend for 2016 at Exhibition Park in Canberra!
I took the family along to a special preview and we discovered a highly interactive event that really is the ultimate playground for both big and small boys and girls, to see, touch, and experience all the toys, tools, gizmos, gadgets, sports and hobbies!
My fearless 12 year old daughter loved the opportunity to try the Polaris off-road vehicle, the Big Daddy electric skateboard and to experience flying the latest in drone and robotic technology.
New this year to the expo there’s also three separately ticketed events – The National Robowars Championship, ‘Race your Mates’ rally car experience, and 3D printing workshops.
We got to meet and chat to Bella, a Canberra Year 10 Student at Alfred Deakin High School who will be representing the ACT in The National Robowars Championship with her robot ‘First Pick’ (it is very ‘Big Hero 6’), which she has been working on building all year as part of her Year 10 work experience. Now that is what I call girl power!
WHAT’S NEW IN 2016?
New additions this year include the ‘Technology and Remote Control’ and the Sport and Fitness Pavilion featuring:
Autoland and Outdoor Leisure Pavilion:
Planes, boats, motorbikes and automobiles.
Electric bikes, boards and watercraft.
Camping, hunting, tools, beer and wine.
Rally car display and ‘Race Your Mates’ activity.
Car and motorbike club display with ‘People’s Choice’ Award.
Technology and Remote Control Pavilion:
Robowars Nationals & Interactive Robots.
3D Extravaganza, presentations and workshops.
Remote control displays and demos.
Blackbox interactive gaming.
Sport and Fitness Pavilion
Sport and Fitness Hall with the Big Boys and Strong Girls Hero Challenge.
Martial arts demos.
Bar/Café with 2016 Rio Olympics up on the Big Screen.
Sport and fitness exhibitors.
ACT Pinball Championships plus public arcade and pinball machines.
Outdoor bar and café area.
V8, plane and glider simulators.
Kids Tonka Scavenger Hunt with prizes to be won.
Amusement rides – V8 simulator and Sling shot
What you need to know
Big Boys Toys Expo is on 20-21 August 2016 at Exhibition Park in Canberra from 10am – 4pm.
For more information and to buy your tickets online and save, visit www.bigboystoyscanberra.com.au
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