Indoor Play Centres are the best way to keep offspring entertained on rainy days, as well as on sweltering hot days! They also do brilliant kids birthday party packages. And lucky for the parents of Sydney, there are heaps of play centres scattered all over the suburbs. Here is a list of the very best Sydney has to offer - and yes there are more than 15 now!
Unit 3, 1618 Canterbury Road, Bankstown (Next to Officeworks)
Level 4, The Macquarie Centre, 197-223 Herring Road (Previously Chipmunks)
Image Credit: Kids World Playland Bankstown
Kids World Indoor Playground is fully air-conditioned and equipped with plenty of seating, wheelchair-access and baby-change facilities. Their play areas include a designated toddler area (0-4 years) and an over 5's zone (5-11 years), which means kids can play and interact with activities and kids of the same age range.
They also have an on site cafe and the Macquarie Centre playland has a Drop & Shop service where kids are provided with general supervision (available 7 days for school age children).
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This outstanding play centre not only has fabulous play equipment for all ages, but it also has a quality cafe called The Rock, that serves Campos Coffee! Every Tuesday they host craft mornings from 10.30am - 12.30pm too. And they have 4 different themed party rooms for the very best party in the Sutherland Shire.
Go Bananas - St Marys Cnr Forrester Road & Boronia Road, St Marys
1300 226 262
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Go Bananas is massive and full of loads of family fun! The play equipment is outstanding as are the birthday parties that they host every single week. There's a cafe on site which serves up decent coffee and food, and they also offer outside school care, and special event nights regularly.
A fabulous brand new play centre that offers up not only super duper fun equipment, but also a Muffin Break Cafe! Theses guys are aiming to be one of the best multi purpose play centres in Sydney and host special classes for kids, amazing birthday parties, and a Mr Crocs Club which offers special rewards for its members.
Not only does this play centre offer awesome play equipment for casual visits, but they also provide before and after school care, Saturday night babysitting (woo hoo) and vacation care. And your little people can practice their downward dog at their kids yoga sessions.
Wizzy World - ChatswoodNOW CLOSED Unit 9, 372 Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood
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There is loads of brightly coloured play equipment here, as well as a sports space where kids can get fit and have fun at the same time.
This is where parents of the inner city suburbs hang out with their brood. There are two different play areas, one for little people and the other for bigger kids. And they also have a gymnastics facility where kids can get all bendy.
All of your little shrimps are going to love the non stop fun on offer in this play centre. With unlimited play available and a huge 4 tiered play gym, kids of all ages will want to come back to this place time and time again.
This relatively new play centre is the best in the Hawkesbury District of Sydney. There is a two tier Candy themed play house for kids to have fun in, and a cafe with free wifi for parents to get caffeinated in.
With vacation care, school holiday activities, free arts and crafts on Wednesdays and seriously good birthday party packages, this play centre has it all. Kids will love the ball pit, climbing wall, and the 4 slippery slides in one.
This is Sydney's newest indoor play centre and it's aiming to provide the ultimate in entertainment for kids of all ages. There are slides, dodgem cars, ball pits, dodge balls, play areas and heaps of things to bounce on.
Monkey Mania - Bankstown, Campbelltown, Casula, Entertainment Quarter, Penrith, Ryde
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With play centres all over Sydney, Monkey Mania has play equipment suitable for kids aged from 1 - 12 years. From dedicated toddler areas to electric go karts, the whole brood will be entertained at these awesome play centres.
Lollipops also has play centres located throughout Sydney, and they are famous for throwing awesome kids birthday parties and discos. Their cute little tea cup motorised rides are also a big hit with the kids (and parents).
You will find these cool playlands all over the country and also internationally. They want you and your little chipmunks to go and play all day, as your entry price covers unlimited play all day!
New play centres are popping up over Sydney all the time. Have we missed anything? What's your favourite play centre for mothers' group or birthday parties? Sydney Mums Group would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.