Now open at 18 Wharf St, Docklands, Chaos Lab is an interactive world filled with immersive elements. A touch of chaos and a good helping of creativity is key to a good time in the hands-on experience, which is more than brilliant if you’re a kid.
Chaos Lab is packed chock-a-block with games, art and illusions to surprise the most youthful among us. From the Control Room to the neon-lit Ball Pit, the Mirror Room to the Dark Room, it’s a thrilling experience for kids who just want to run riot. (And for parents who want to let them loose.)
Throughout the day we were kept informed and entertained by “mad scientist” staff members who are sure to keep your children’s attention. Even as a parent you could learn a thing or two, and will be able to test out your knowledge in science-themed games.
What did we think of Chaos Lab?
Although tailored towards children between the ages of 4-8, older kids and parents can also expect some fun elements to keep them entertained at Chaos Lab. The mirror maze in particular is fun to get lost in and also pretty Instagrammable which is always a good incentive. The lite brite wall is another fun addition where you can strike a pose for your socials.
Bring out your inner child and let it play at the neon-lit ball pit, which promises some old-school fun for kids and adults alike. The neon room also comes with a brilliantly-lit game of Twister that’s best played with friends. To keep on with the theme of childhood nostalgia, don’t be shy and get your hands dirty at the slime station or the interactive sand pit.
Capacity for the venue has been capped, to ensure that everyone has enough time and space to participate in all the activities, and the experience did not feel rushed or crowded.
If you’ve got a little brother or sister, younger cousin or family friend, tag along to Chaos Lab because you can have a heap of fun. If you’re a big kid, you can still have a good time but not all the interactive elements are going to appeal to you. However, some definitely will.
What do others think of Chaos Lab?
Best day ever! Loved the immersive activities for the kids. It was a great experience. Would go back again!! – Karen Rachel
Great for the kids! And even adults. My 6 year old twin boys loved it. Would highly recommend. – Kelly Raterman
It was very engaging and extremely educational!! Kids loved it!! – Sarmad Sohail
I can’t rate the Chaos lab high enough. Such a wonderful immersive experience for our two boys. – Esthee Schonken
We had a Fantastic time here! Thank you very much to all the Wonderful friendly and helpful staff, that assisted my kids. I was under the impression that the kids would be over age, but was pleasantly surprised with how much fun they all had – even just helping the little kids play. Great time. Ball Pit and Sand Pit were definite Favourites, with much of the time spent trying to make Volcanoes! – Linda Clarke
The Chaos Lab experience is aimed at young children, especially the science show, but all visitors are encouraged to take a deep dive and get their brains and hands working—with colours, textures, materials and of course, slime. Sessions typically last 45-60 minutes but for some, it will feel like a lifetime trying to find their way out of the Mirror Maze.