Wannabees Family Play Town – Family Pass Giveaway {Ended}

fireman dressups at Wannabees

Wannabees Family Play Town is one of my twins favourite local play centres, here in Frenchs Forest.

It really is a deluxe play centre as it has a strong educational focus and the input of qualified play leaders.

Wannabees Family Play Town is a unique concept in children’s education and entertainment.  It features a laser-lit concert stage, a six-metre rock-climbing wall, a three-level play structure and a soft-play area for the little ones too.  There is also a TV studio and mini-city complete with police station, hospital, post office, restaurant and gym where children can role-play. 

During the week, there are regular daily scheduled activities including: the Teddy Bear’s picnic on Mondays, ‘mini me physical challenges’ on Tuesdays, craft time and colouring in on Thursdays and story-time and puppet play-time on Fridays. 

See our family review of Wannabees Family Play Town here, and more photos here.

And it’s not all role play, mums are being pampered throughout May by beauty therapists!

On Wednesdays and Fridays during May, Lisa Partridge from Lisa’s Beauty Treatments and Johanna Suarez are offering beauty treatments – ranging from $5 to $15 in price – while mums enjoy a free freshly brewed cup of coffee.

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Wannabees Family Play Town play structure

The huge play structure at Wannabees

Wannabees Play Town Details

C1/ 1-3 Rodborough Road, Frenchs Forest


Facebookwww.facebook.com/Wannabees1 (special offers posted here/post comment for free coffee)

Opening Times: Mon-Tue 9:30 to 2:00 pm, Wed-Fri 9:30 to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun 9:30 to 5:00 pm

Wannabees Play Town Giveaway

Wannabees has kindly offered five family passes as giveaway prizes to readers of this blog.  Thank you!

Win one of five family passes (valued at $39.80 for two adults and two children).

All you need to do is leave a comment below letting us know whether you have visited before.  If you have tell us what your kids loved. If you’re yet to visit, what do you think your kids would love.

And please confess, do you sit at your laptop in the cafe like I sometimes do, relieved that the kids are old enough to play by themselves?!

This giveaway is only open to email subscribers of this blog.

The giveaway closes on Thursday 30th May.

Good luck!





Find more great Sydney play centres here.

T & C: Winners will have one year within which to use the passes, which are valid for casual visits only. They are not valid for birthday parties or in conjunction with any other offer. Passes are for two adults and two children (0-12 years of age). Extra children and adults – normal admission prices apply.


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Posted on: May 16, 2013


  • Reply May 16, 2013


    No, have never been but I think they would love playing fireman because they are fascinated with fire.

  • Reply May 16, 2013


    Hi Seana

    My kids adore Wannabees. I was a bit sceptical about the whole pretend play format initially but my 5 yr old girl loves the beauty salon, doctors/hospital and dancing on the stage, while my 3 yr old boy would spend all day in the big block/construction area or putting out fires. The rockclimbing wall is a brilliant way for the kids to try it without going to a rockclimbing centre. And yes I am guilty of sitting in the cafe. Last time we went it was just my daughter and I and I was so exhausted that I was very relieved she was happy to play without me and I could try to hide my semi-conscious state behind coffee, raisin toast and the ipad! Free wifi is great.

  • Reply May 16, 2013

    James Jennings

    We took our 4-year-old Lily there for her birthday last year and she loved it! The firefighter experience was a definite fave, as was the fashion parade and disco. Awesome place, kids love it!

  • Reply May 16, 2013

    Paula Robinson

    My kids have been to Wannabees for a couple of parties and love it (as I do). Just that bit different to places like Lollipops as it has the climbing frame plus the imaginative play. My 3 year old loves putting out fires, the doctors surgery and the gym and my 6 year old daughter loves the video recording room (again as I do – that must be the best room there) the doctors surgery and the supermarket. We all love the stage and disco. It’s great to see them have so much fun boogie-ing away. I have never sat in the cafe as I love watching them have so much fun (and participating a bit myself!) but I can certainly understand why parents may take the opportunity knowing the kids are happy and safe. Cheers

  • Reply May 16, 2013


    Nope, we haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Wannabees yet. But we certainly do love to play. And I count myself in that. OK, i (cough) can’t fit on most kid equipment but play where I can. No cafe-sitting for me 🙂

  • Reply May 16, 2013

    Jane whitelaw

    Haven’t been yet buts its on my list of must do’s for when my three year old finishes her chemo in August. Fun and educational, a mother couldn’t ask for more.

  • Reply May 16, 2013


    Kids have been. They are the same age a Seana’s twins and I thought they would be too old but they loved it.

    I am now one of those mums reading a trashy mag and not keeping an eye on my kids. I remember when my kids were little looking at mums like me and thinking ‘ they were so irresponsible ! Hahaha

  • Reply May 17, 2013

    Denyse Whelan

    Seana, this looks marvelous! Teacher & Grandma me sees such wide ranging & fab learning by play experiences here. I’d love to take Mr 5 and Miss 3 – Grandkids- in the July school holidays as we pop over to see my dad (their great grandfather) at Dee Why. We’d be a “different” family for the pass as
    3 generations. You would know by my blog for families of kids about schooling that I’d be photographing too! Love imaginative & experimental play. A win for families all round. Thanks for sharing this Wannabees with Seana’s readers! Denyse

  • Reply May 17, 2013


    We haven’t been here but it does look like a whole lot of fun. Miss almost 4 would enjoy performing on the stage I am certain. Her 2 year old brother would enjoy climbing as high as he possibly can.

  • Reply May 18, 2013

    Lydia C. Lee

    I loved this place – I followed the kids round taking photos cos it’s all so cute & fun! The fireman place is awesome (and hilarious!) and I played customer while the kids were waitress and chef in the café.
    It’s such a great idea – if you haven’t been people, you must go! There’s nothing quite like it in Sydney.

  • Reply May 18, 2013


    My clever hubby discovered Wannabees for our endlessly energetic 17 mth old twins during the crazy ‘hot one day/pouring the next’ Summer when we needed indoor options… we ventured there again ‘en famille’ (very rare to all go out – usually tag team parenting)… and the kids loved going crazy in the supermarket (so cute) and our little 17mth old boy enjoyed strutting his stuff on the stage… we’re about to move to the Northern Beaches from beloved Bondi so VERY excited we’ll be able to visit often!

  • Reply May 18, 2013

    Desire Empire

    Totally yes to the laptop /iPad.

    Count me in the the prize. Never been but I reckon Layne would love to put out a little fire.

  • Reply May 21, 2013


    Went for a two hour play one wet day. Made a new friend and stayed for half a day. The kids love it at wannabees.

  • Reply May 21, 2013


    Love, love wannabees ! Great fun for the whole family. My boys love the building, firefighting and especially the supermarket. The care is perfect for a bite to eat and be able to relax as well 🙂

  • Reply May 21, 2013


    My daughter absolutely loves Wannabees! She loves coming in and being greeted by Giselle and then going and exploring the Wannabee city! She loves dressing up as a fireman (woman) and treating the babies in the hospital. She thinks the supermarket is fantastic and just loves being able to buy her own groceries! She loves dancing on the stage with her friends and being in the fashion parade. Getting to see Debee is her favourite part of the day. She said next time she would like to give some pink flowers to Debee to match her pink bow!

  • Reply May 21, 2013


    This place looks awesome! Thanks for the review.
    Would love to take my 3 year old and 14 month old boys.
    This so appeals to the pre-school teacher in me.
    No, I wouldn’t be at the laptop or magazines I’d be in there playing too.

  • Reply May 23, 2013

    Brandon Scott

    I would recommend Wannabees as an alternative to your standard indoor play centres. The facility is excellent and staff friendly. What I like about it is it requires the kids to use their imagination and do some good old fashioned play – role playing etc. There is also your traditional climbing playground but I love that there is more to it than that.

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