The Best Indoor Playgrounds and Play Centres in Sydney

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.


Western Suburbs Indoor Play Centres

Kids World Playland toddler area

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

Kids World Playland website, click here.

western sydney indoor playground Shine Shed campbelltown
Wonderful equipment at Shine Shed

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.

Lollipops Playland huge slide!

Lollipops Playlands

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

Overs 5s area at Kids World Playland

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

Kids World Playland Macquarie Centre, website click here.

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

Planet MINO website is here.

Check out some video showing you more of Planet MINO here:


Northern Beaches Indoor Play Centres

northern sydney indoor playground at Oxford Falls
Covered play area with plenty of fresh air at Kidz Connection

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 indoor play centre northern beaches
Before the hordes arrive Photo credit: Wizzy World

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

Nubo sydney inner city kids play centre
Photo credit: Nubo


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

Nubo website is here.


Inner West Indoor Play Centres

Fabulous play equipment at Jungle Buddies

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

The Play Cave website is here.

Check out this Youtube video showing all the fun to be had at the Play Cave.


Check out more terrific play centres on these posts from other websites:

Sydney Mums Group – 15 Indoor Playgrounds

North Shore Mums – Play Centres in Northern Sydney

Boutique Indoor Play Centre – Parraparents


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Posted on: January 2, 2021

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