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 Playgrounds
- Northern Sydney Indoor Play Centres
- Northern Beaches Indoor Play Centres
- City + Eastern Suburbs Indoor Playgrounds
- Southern Suburbs Indoor Play Centres
Western Suburbs Indoor Playgrounds
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
Read more and see more photos of Kids World Playland Bankstown here.
Monkey Mania Bankstown
For a really huge play space, come to Monkey Mania. The 10 metre high play structure is the highest indoor play structure in Australia, and the largest as well. Monkey Mania has a toddler play area, a foam ball gun play arena, an inflatable jumping castle as well as a cafe and free parking.
Address: Bankstown Sports Precinct, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown
Phone: 02 9722 9863
Monkey Mania Penrith
Address: Penrith RSL, Tindale Street, Penrith
Phone: 02 4722 2000
Monkey Mania Campbelltown
Address: Airs Road, Leumeah
Phone: 02 4626 6999
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 Playlands Overview
There are four locations for the large and well-equipped Lollipops Playland franchises, find them at Castle Hill, Parramatta, Penrith and Wetherill Park.
All of the Lollipops are very similar, being very large, with huge play structures, large slides, teacup rides, a large cafe, soft play area for the little ones and much, much more.
I must say that my four children all loved these indoor play centres. They are too big for them now, but the memories linger on. Lollipops Playlands are bright, colourful and there are lots of opportunities to run, jump, roll, slide, chase and climb.
I tended to take my kids to one of Sydney’s indoor playgrounds on rainy days, and my preference was to go at lunchtime when the littler children are off at home having their daytime nap. My wild kids could charge around madly, and it was much less of an assault on my ears.
Lollipops Playlands – Best Points
- Unlimited play, you really can stay and play all day if you’d like to.
- Unlimited teacup rides – very popular.
- Cafes are very spacious, lots of space for the lots of strollers.
- The separate soft play areas for young children are really practical and pretty large too.
- The play equipment is really, really good fun for the preschoolers; quite challenging and definitely thrilling.
Lollipops Playlands – Downsides
- Parents have to pay to get in – shockers! But you do get a free coffee.
- Pretty expensive especially if you have several children (but look for special offers in local papers and when you join email list)
- You can’t take your own food in – boo hoo.
- You need to remember socks, or pay for them, always a problem for us in summer.
- Can be amazingly busy, especially when full of parties; it’s a good idea to call ahead to ask how many parties are being run at the time you’d like to go.
Lollipops Playland Castle Hill
Address: Unit 8/10 Hudson Avenue, Castle Hill NSW 2154
Lollipops Playland Parramatta
Address: Unit 3 / 175 James Ruse Drive, Rosehill NSW 2142
Lollipops Playland Penrith
Address: 233 Mulgoa Road, Penrith NSW 2750
Lollipops Wetherill Park
Address: 18 Mcilwraith Street, Wetherill Park NSW 2164
Northern Sydney 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
See more photos and read a full review of Kids World Playland Macquarie Centre here.
Planet MINO, Chatswood Indoor Play Centre
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:
Monkey Mania Top Ryde
Address: Top Ryde City Shopping Centre
Phone: 02 9807 4111
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 Playgrounds
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
Sky Zone is best known as a huge indoor trampolining centre, there are more than 100 trampolines for the kids to leap upon. There is also a Sky Climb area, a vast space for some serious climbing. This is one of Sydney’s indoor playgrounds which is ideal for older school-aged children, unlike many of the simpler indoor play centres. There’s a cool ninja warrior course, plus school holiday fun and toddler trampolining sessions.
Tel: 13 7599) has 2 locations in Sydney – Alexandria & Miranda.
Address: 75 O’Riordan St, Alexandria
See more photos and read a full description here: Sky Zone Alexandria
Great for your own little dynamos and also the not so little ones, this play centres has a five-level play structure which features a 6 metre long slide. Exciting! There is also a foam ball play area which has air cannons, vacuums and ball fountains, loads of fun. You will find also a wave slide and a mini wave slide plus a good cafe which has wide views over the play areas.
Address: 14/33 Maddox Street, Alexandria
Phone: 02 8084 5222
Monkey Mania Moore Park
Address: Entertainment Quarter, Moor Park
Phone: 02 9380 9525
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.