I think this post is mostly going to come in picture form. Several thousand words couldn’t describe this wonder. The idea of Colourscape is simplistic: a giant tent maze with rooms lit with different colours, mostly blue, red and green, but the effect creates a profound experience. Even while chasing after my wonderfully mobile children I was amazed at the ways the different rooms made me feel.
Beans, MiniMalik and Sprout had a great time running/crawling through the different rooms. Beans and MiniMalik favoured the red rooms, while Sprout was keen to crawl towards the blue.
It was fascinating the way the different rooms felt. The red seemed hotter, and almost violent to me. While the blue was calming and cool. MrsMalik liked the natural light room in the centre of the maze the best, and stated she could have spent hours there.
Colourscape ended it’s most recent run in London on September 22nd, but look for it’s return next summer. Details can be found at their website.
Some tips (MrsMalik additions)
You cant take your buggy inside! Most parents carried their children in their arms and left the pram outside, but for littlies it is worth taking a carrier of some sort! Neither MicroMalik or Sprout wanted to be in their carrier, they were both desperate to explore, so pop on a pair of scruffy trousers if you mind the crawlers getting dirty!
We were only in there for half an hour, but that is more than enough time for under 5s! It does feel like you’re wandering round in an undending maze and after a while I got a bit claustraphobic.
There is music at the weekend, but when we went on a week day there was a school group playing recorders as they went round the different colours. I can just imagine how amazing the professional music would be!