The best weekends, school holidays, and birthdays are filled with memory-making experiences and adventure. Just think how much more adventure you could be having if you weren’t spending so much time looking for it! Luckily, Spark Pop has gathered all the best experiences in one handy clickable space. Whatever your child is in to, be they explorer, hero, or dreamer, Spark Pop has the experiences to match.
What is Spark Pop?
Spark Pop is a world of enriching experiences all wrapped up in one easy-to-navigate website. The ever-growing list of experiences (currently over 150!) includes adventurous activities, animal encounters, parties, pamper, and play. The experiences are all based right here in South East Queensland, from the Gold Coast to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
At Spark Pop you will find:
- adventure play
- outdoor challenges
- local attractions
- performing arts (coming soon)
- hands-on activities
- wellbeing experiences
- fun for the whole family
and that’s not all! The experiences are all carefully chosen to educate, inspire, entertain, and get kids being active.
Let Spark Pop choose for you!
We absolutely love Spark Pop’s “Pop Quiz”, – it’s a real timesaver for parents. Answering five quick questions can filter by age-group, location, special occasion, and the time you have available to offer suggestions in a flash. It’s such a fun quiz that kids can do themselves by clicking images that resonate, including choosing their celebrity playdate (Spiderman?, Bindi Irwin?, Steve Minecraft?), what brings them joy, and picking their spirit animal!
We’ve all experienced the brain drain of coming up with new ideas to keep the kids entertained. Using the Pop Quiz offers opportunities that you might never have considered before. You could even find your new family-favourite destinations.
Try it here: Pop Quiz
Getting together (without “herding cats”!)
Another element we love about Spark Pop’s website is the ability it offers to search and book with friends. It makes it so much easier to organise days out with kindy groups, team building activities for the sports club, birthday parties, and family and friend get-togethers. Payments are co-ordinated through the website too. Super convenient!
Every experience has clear tags so you can instantly filter and find activities to suit, or create a future wishlist by clicking the hearts. The tags and pull-down menus really drill down the options so you can plan the perfect day out within your budget, or be inspired by something you’d never thought of before.
Spark Pop Australia’s first experience marketplace for kids and families.
Experiences are the greatest gift
Given the choice, would you rather have something that will one day end up in landfill, or an enriching experience with memories that will last? Spark Pop gift cards let the recipient choose! Gift cards give the birthday child complete control over which amazing experiences they want to try.
Does your child like to explore? They can explore treetops at the TreeTop Challenge, farm life at Trevena Glen, waterways and rivers by boat, or the whole world at The Ginger Factory.
Is your child a thrill seeking hero? Multiple gift-givers can individually contribute to a unique encounter at Village Roadshow Theme Parks (available for Christmas) or Stunt Park entry, or an iFly indoor skydiving experience!
Does your child dream of being a princess? Then a day at Pampered Princess Day Spa can make their dreams come true.
Spark Pop gift cards can also be spent on a selection of items in the Spark Pop shop. The range has been carefully chosen to encourage mindfulness, investigation, and creativity.
A Spark Pop gift card equals gifting like a boss! It’s gift giving that perfectly suits your child’s personality.
80% of toys end up in landfill, and 90% of those are plastic. Spark Pop has made it easier for families to reduce the impact of plastic toys, and increase the impact of positive experiences. Encouraging a love of nature, activity, and the great outdoors ensures we are raising the next generation of “guardians of the planet”, and the best gift we can give our children is a sustainable future.
And it gets better! 30 cents from every transaction goes to The Smith Family to provide educational support to Australian children living in poverty, making your gift go even further.
Next time you find yourself browsing the ailses for a birthday or Christmas gift, consider “do they want it, do they need it, and will they still appreciate it in a few weeks?” We all know the benefits of outside play, and what better way to reduce waste and tempt the kids away from screens than a choose-your-own-adventure gift!
The inspiration behind Spark Pop
Spark Pop is the brainchild of Brisbane mum, Melissa Soutar.
As a mum, Melissa noticed the familiar adverse effects of “stuffocation” – having way too much stuff! Kids grow and change so fast that toys and games are loved all too briefly before being consigned to cupboards, charity bins, or landfill. Aside from a few enduring favourites, many of the items children have pestered for soon become forgotten, but the memories from experiences last!
Did you know: Toys are the most plastic intensive industry in the world.
With a vision to “free playrooms, landfill and our oceans of harmful plastics”, Melissa used her marketing and communications experience to make it easier to give experiences over stuff. Her idea is already winning awards: Melissa was awarded Bronze Winner in AusMumpreneur’s “One to Watch” category where she was one of 2000 entrants!
Supporting local businesses
The experiences and activities offered through Spark Pop all support local businesses. Gifting an experience means you support local employees, communities, and economies, and are contributing to a better future for all Australians.
Spark Pop is focussed on supporting Australian suppliers and sustainability.
Discover things to do at Spark Pop
It’s time to explore! There are so many experiences waiting to be discovered – and we really can’t list them all here – so grab the kids and head on over to Spark Pop now. This is screen time you’ll be happy to encourage!