Looking for a list of great Sydney indoor play centres?? Read on!
Yes, yes, yes, I’m all for outdoors play, fresh breezes and free and low cost fun in Sydney. But sometimes you just need to stay indoors. It might be wet, it might be chilly, it might be too bloody hot.
You might want to meet up with a group of people and eat and drink and play. Whatever!
Anyway, our family has had a HEAP of fun over many years at some excellent Sydney play centres. We always used to call them indoors playgrounds, but that seems old-fashioned these days.
PS Trampoline centres are not included in this post, click here to find an article just about Sydney’s trampoline centres.
Here’s the list of our faves with a little description. You can click the links to get much more detailed information about each centre.
Contents of this post
- Western Suburbs Indoor Play Centres
- Northern Suburbs Indoor Play Centres
- Northern Beaches Indoor Play Centres
- City + Eastern Suburbs Indoor Play Centres
- Inner West Indoor Play Centres
- Southern Suburbs Indoor Play Centres
Western Suburbs Indoor Play Centres
Kids World Playland & Cafe, Bankstown
This terrific play centre and cafe is great for kids aged up to 11 years. There is a toddlers’ area for kids aged 0 – 4 years and an over 5s zone. The cafe serves meals and snacks, plus barista-made coffee.
Like all the Kids World Playlands, this venue is fully air-conditioned and is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a loyalty program, birthday parties are a speciality and there are school holiday programs too.
Address: 3/1618 Canterbury Road, Punchbowl NSW 2196
Phone: 02 9709 8946
Shine Shed, Campbelltown
This wonderful indoor playground has been designed to suit childrena nd adults of all abilities and provides a terrific service to those with disabilities.
Check out all the info you need about Shine Shed on this post.
There are four locations for the large and well-equipped Lollipops Playland franchises, find them at Castle Hill, Parramatta, Penrith and Wetherill Park.
Read more about the Lollipops Playlands on this post.
Northern Suburbs Indoor Play Centres
Kids World Playland, Macquarie Centre
Located within the large and bustling Macquarie Centre, this play centre and cafe makes a top spot to let the kids have a run around whilst on a shopping trip, as well as being a kids’ destination in its own right.
With plenty of space in both the toddlers area (for children aged 0 – 4 years) and in the over 5s zone, this play centre is fully air-conditioned and accessible. You will find great activities on offer in school holidays, and this is also a popular venue for birthday parties.
The Drop Off service is unique to this Kids World Playland, children aged 5 – 11 years can be dropped off, plus children aged 3 – 5 who are toilet trained. Do call ahead to check there are spaces. Read more about the Drop Off service here.
Address: 4th floor, The Macquarie Centre, 197 – 223 Herring Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
Phone: 02 9888 5275
Planet MINO, Chatswood
Kids will love the two-storey indoor playground with very modern decor, great slides and play equipment. The muted blue, white and silver tones of the ball pit seaare a relief if you have been to lots of play centres and are over primary colours! There’s a baby area for the 0-2 year olds too. Older kids will love the slides, bouncy castle and lego table.
Address: 20 Smith Street, Chatswood, NSW 2067
Phone: 02 9417 5939
Check out some video showing you more of Planet MINO here:
Northern Beaches Indoor Play Centres
Kidz Connection, Oxford Falls
This relaxed and cheerful play centre has plenty of easy parking close by and is terrific for younger children. This one is also a bit cheaper than most of Sydney’s indoor playground.
Read more about Kidz Connection and find photos and a map here.
Wizzy World, Frenchs Forest
With plenty of space and a huge and very cool play structure, Wizzy World is great for kids up to the age of 12 years.
Check out more info about Wizzy World here.
City + Eastern Suburbs Indoor Play Centres
Wonderful for younger children, Nubo has extensive play spaces plus lots of arts and crafts and dress up activities.
Nubo address: Unit 201, Building 2, 160 Bourke Road, Alexandria NSW, 2015
Phone: 02 9317 3206
Inner West Indoor Play Centres
Jungle Buddies, Five Dock
This terrific and very spacious play centre is well worth a visit with kids of all ages. However, it is currently closed due to Covid.
But check out all the info here and see pictures, then plan a trip for later!
Read more about Jungle Buddies here.
Southern Suburbs Indoor Play Centres
The Play Cave, Miranda
With play equipment over several levels, plus The Rock Cafe onsite serving Mediterranean cuisine, this southern Sydney play centre is very popular with local families. You will find a toddler area, soccer and basketball spaces as well as slides, ball pits and go cart rides.
There are also themed party rooms and
Address: 110 Parraweena Road, Miranda
Check out this Youtube video showing all the fun to be had at the Play Cave.
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