Wannabees Family Play Town – Sydney’s Best Indoor Play Centres

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Wannabees is a play centre deluxe, with the added benefit of play leaders and fantastic dress ups and imaginative play spaces.

The play centre has been set up like a small town, a play leader takes children to visit and play in different areas. It’s such fun.

Wannabees Play Town

C1/ 1-3 Rodborough Road, Frenchs Forest


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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

This indoor play centre with a difference is really a delight for young kids. We visited recently with the twins, who are six years old and they really enjoyed it. There were lots of younger children there and some older ones too.

It’s best to book in and to arrive in good time for either the morning or afternoon session to start. Our session started at 10am, with a play leader gathering the children around the stage and starting off with the Wannabees song.  She then explained some rules like always tidying up what has been used, and keeping shoes on in the play rooms.

Here’s the list of all the places the kids can play:

Post Office
Honey Room cafe
Police Station
Fire Station
TV Studio
Doctors Surgery
Fashion shop
Beauty salon
Interior Design room

There’s also a large stage, a climbing wall, soft play areas and, of course, the huge play structure.

My two started in the fire station, they enjoyed dressing up in fireman’s jackets and hats and LOVED hosing out the (fake!) flames. Next they did some shopping at the supermarket with play money and then playing doctors and nurses, with me as the patient patient.

It’s lovely to do some imaginative play where the kids are also picking up some real life skills.

Cafe: large cafe has good menu and free wifi

Baby change: Yes, in children’s toilets

Parties are run by the play leaders

Map:  Click here

the supermarket at Wannabees

fireman dressups at Wannabees

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menus at Wannabees Play Town

I took a bazillion photos, click here to see more.

Have you been to Wannabees? 

Are you a play centre lover or loather?

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Posted on: September 26, 2012


  • Reply October 2, 2012


    This place looks great but how do you think that they would cope with kids with special needs like autism?

    • Reply October 2, 2012


      I think it would totally depend on how your kids got on in that situation. How would they go, do you think? I stayed with my two when they played, but the next time they wouldn’t need me too. So if you stayed with the kids might be fine and then see how they go?

  • Reply October 2, 2012


    Sounds like it is worth a try. The kids are OK with indoor play centres when they aren’t too busy and if I can be there. I just find them to hard when it is raining, too hot or any other reason for half of Sydney to be in the play centre … or if there are no separation between the play areas and the tables where people eat (otherwise I spend the whole time protecting other people’s food).

    I think it might be worth giving it a go. Thanks for the tip!!

  • Reply January 2, 2013


    We are over in the UK however this play centre looks fantastic. The range of activities are really good and very imaginative. Can imagine kids who go here will not want to come home! haha

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