If you grew up watching Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory then you probably always dreamed of visiting that magical place yourself!
Well, step inside Sugar Republic and you will get to experience some of that magic with an interactive pop-up factory inspired by all things sweet.
Featuring several interactive stations, free candy, a soft-serve ice cream station and hundreds of photo opportunities, you won’t want to miss it.
Finish the tour off by jumping in to a huge pink ball pit and laugh hysterically as you clamber around trying not to sink.
We got to pop along and preview the gorgeous event on the weekend and only need to share the photos for you to know how awesome it is. Kids are welcome but we would say it’s more for a bit of adult fun to relive your childhood and feel the nostalgia of amazing sweets like Hubba Bubba and Bubble’O’Bill.
You also get to choose a time slot, which means it’s not overcrowded and you actually get time in each spot to enjoy it and take photos.
The first of its kind to launch in Australia, Sugar Republic opens to the public on June 22 and runs through until August with the possibility of extending.
For a preview, scroll through the pics below and for tickets, jump online to http://www.sugarrepublic.com.au/.
What: Sugar Republic
Where: MacRobertson’s Factory
379 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne
When: Mon, Tue 10am-5pm
Thu, Fri 10-8pm
Sat, Sun 10-5pm
How much: Adults $36, 16 and under $25, groups of 6+ $30
More info: http://www.sugarrepublic.com.au/