NSM Ultimate Indoor Play Centre Guide


If it’s raining, too cold, too windy or too hot, escaping to an indoor play centre makes total sense. It gets you out of the house, and it gets the kids running around expending all that pent-up energy! To give you some ideas of fun play centres to try, we’ve compiled a list of all the local play centres around the North Shore, Northern Beaches and The Hills area. So, go and have some fun! 


Moving Bodies (Mt Kuring-gai)

  • Address: Cnr Marina Close & Hamley Road, Mt Kuring-gai (10 minutes drive from Wahroonga)
  • Phone: (02) 9457 7732
  • Website

The huge slide at Moving Bodies

Moving Bodies is a very popular choice for indoor fun on the upper north shore, and is ideal for crawlers right through to tweens, and features two separate zones for play.

The large Soft Play area features a sprung floor, with a range of  colourful, exploratory and fun soft play equipment for crawlers and toddlers. Parents and friends can relax on the large floor space and supervise their children as they play.

For older kids, there’s a huge three-storey playground that features a ball pit, fun slides and an array of climbing and obstacle levels awaits children from 3-11 years. Hours of fun! Read NSM Wendy’s review.

Moving Bodies have recently expanded and now features a huge Ninja & Parkour course downstairs, which is lots of fun and provides challenges for kids aged 5+ years. You can book for a casual play, or sign up for a whole term of classes. Read NSM Clare’s review.

The Moving Bodies cafe offers a variety of healthy, organic snacks, freshly prepared lunches, sandwiches plus pizzas made in-house. They make our very own banana bread, muffins and slices. Freshly brewed coffee, hot drinks, cold drinks, smoothies are also available. You can place your order when you arrive, and it will be brought to you!

They also run weekly classes for gymnastics & swimming, run holiday program and do birthday parties too!

Follow Moving Bodies on Facebook.

Entry fees
Opening Hours

Suitable for: Crawlers, Toddlers, Pre-schoolers & Primary School Aged children (up to 12 years)

Features & Facilities:

  • Air conditioned
  • Free WI-FI
  • Cafe
  • Baby change facilities
  • Street parking
  • Separate play areas for different ages
  • Accessible (pram & wheelchair)
  • Birthday Parties

Wannabees Family Play Town (Hornsby)

  • Address: 
    • Hornsby: Westfield Hornsby. Shop 2042, 236 Pacific Highway, Hornsby (opposite Fernwood)
    • Frenchs Forest: C1/1-3 Rodborough Road, Frenchs Forest
  • Phone: 8021 6902
  • Website

Wannabees is a unique play centre which is all about learning through play. Wannabees features a child size city featuring fire and police stations, hospital, post office, restaurant, gym, TV studio… children can dress up and make up their own adventures. For the dance enthusiasts and little performers, there’s a laser lit concert stage. For the littlest ones, there is a soft play area and a construction site. Watch the NSM Video Review.

Follow Wannabees on Facebook or Instagram.

Entry fees
Opening Hours

Suitable for: Crawlers, Toddlers, Pre-schoolers & Primary School Aged children (up to 12 years)

Features & Facilities:

  • Air conditioned
  • Free WI-FI
  • Cafe
  • Baby change facilities
  • Free 3-hour undercover parking at Westfield Hornsby
  • Accessible (pram & wheelchair)
  • Birthday Parties
  • OOSH

My Gym Children’s Fitness Centre (Chatswood)

  • Address: Ground Floor, Mandarin Centre, 65 Albert Avenue, Chatswood
  • Phone: (02) 9419 6086
  • Website

Offer: Book a FREE TRIAL class

Looking for some more structured indoor play? My Gym is brand new to Chatswood, and offers fun, age-appropriate classes for children 6 weeks to 10 years old. Kids will learn lots of different gymnastics skills – such as tumbling, balancing, and hanging.

For the younger children (parents join in the class), they include age-appropriate extras like songs, dances, puppets and fun games. Older kids do class on their own, working on exercising, relays, sports, and more games… so you can even pop out and do a spot of shopping nearby!

Looking for a venue for a birthday party? My Gym do parties too! Their birthday party specialists will make your birthday party unique and special, and feature nonstop action-packed activities, games, puppets, songs and more! Any special song or game requests are catered for! They can also take care of every detail like paper goods, party favours, and food. Super easy & super special!

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Suitable for: Crawlers, Toddlers, Pre-schoolers & Primary School Aged children (up to 12 years)

Features & Facilities:

  • Air conditioned
  • Baby change facilities
  • Underground parking with internal access
  • Accessible (pram & wheelchair)
  • Birthday Parties

Cheeky Monkeys Play House (Warriewood)

  • Address: 1101/4 Daydream Street, Warriewood (15 minutes drive from St Ives)
  • Phone: (02) 9999 0388
  • Website

Offer: Mention North Shore Mums when you visit for a play session Monday-Friday for a FREE coffee or tea

Cheeky Monkeys is the ultimate play centre on the Northern Beaches! They have two specially designed play sections for toddlers through to tweens, plus a cafe on site for refreshments, tea, coffee and an array of hot and cold food. There’s also free wi-fi if you need to catch up on some work while your kids play happily.

The Cheeky Toddlers zone is a safe little space for little ones to explore new colours, toys and age-appropriate equipment. There’s a huge three-storey play structure for little adventurers who love to climb, slide and explore, perfect for older kids.

Cheeky Monkeys is also a brilliant venue for birthday parties! From fairies to racing car drivers or mermaids to superheroes, they know what kids love. They offer a wide variety of parties to choose from including slot car racing, discos and crafts. Everything is included in the party price  (except the cake), so parents can sit back and enjoy the party. They also offer themed tableware and balloons for those kids that love all things fairy, cars, mermaids, superheroes or even minions! And even better, when the party is finished and it’s time to go home – you leave the mess for them to clean up.

Follow Cheeky Monkeys Play House on Facebook or Instagram

Entry fees
Opening Hours

Suitable for: Toddlers, Pre-schoolers & Primary School Aged children (up to 11 years)

Features & Facilities:

  • Air conditioned
  • Free WI-FI
  • Cafe
  • Baby change facilities
  • Underground parking with internal access
  • Street parking
  • Separate play areas for different ages
  • Accessible (pram & wheelchair)
  • Birthday Parties

Lollipop’s Playland & Cafe (Castle Hill)

  • Address: Unit 8, 10 Hudson Ave, Castle Hill (30 minutes drive from Wahroonga)
  • Phone: (02) 9680 8868
  • Website

Lollipops (Castle Hill)

Lollipops in Castle Hill is fun for kids of all ages! Although it’s a bit beyond the North Shore area, it’s definitely worth travelling the extra distance for a play centre that has so much to offer. We love it!

The central attraction is the giant play frame, that will keep children entertained and amused for hours. Plus, there’s lots of fun to be had with the new Airplay with foam cannons, high-walk bridge (eeeeeek!), Speed & Bouncy slide, ball pits, play-believe areas, ride-on cars and a Teacup ride. There’s also a dedicated Toddler Area for the younger kids too.

When you need some refreshments, their full service cafe serves excellent barista coffee, fresh salads, hot pizzas and kids meals.

Looking for a venue to host a birthday party? Lollipops have five themed party rooms and offer catering, so all you need to do it turn up with your guests! They’ve been hosting some of the happiest parties for over 19+ years, so their experienced staff know how to ensure the kids have fun whilst the parents can relax.

Want even more? They also offer group fitness, Sensory Messy Play, Nerf Nights, Disco Fridays, Drop & Shop, Free Music & Craft sessions.

Follow Lollipops on Facebook or Instagram.

Entry fees
Opening Hours

Suitable for: Crawlers, Toddlers, Pre-schoolers & Primary School Aged children (up to 11 years)

Features & Facilities:

  • Air conditioned
  • Free WI-FI
  • Cafe
  • Baby change facilities
  • Street parking
  • Separate play areas for different ages
  • Accessible (pram & wheelchair)
  • Birthday Parties

 


Chipmunks (Macquarie Shopping Centre)

  • Address: Shop 428, Level 4, 197-223 Herring Road, Macquarie Park

Located on the top floor of Macquarie Centre, Chipmunks is a rainy day saviour. It has a huge open area with tables, and lots of different areas for children, Open 7 days, the air-conditioned playground offers a variety of adventurous and exciting activities suitable for children aged 0 – 11 years old. It has a great cafe with a wide variety of drinks, snacks and meals. Don’t forget your socks!

Simply Fun (Chatswood)

  • Address: Lot 14, Level 1, 445 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, NSW, 2067 (right near the Interchange)

Simply fun is a brand new indoor activity and play centre in the heart of Chatswood, which offers inspiring and captivating activities for children aged from 6 months to 7 years. They have a fun play area where kids can freely explore a multi-sensory play area, as well as programs where qualified instructors incorporate gymnastics, fitness, music, dance, drama and yoga into the classes. Read NSM Rochelle’s review.

Nubo (Chatswood)

  • Address: Level 3, Chatswood Chase, Chatswood

Nubo is unlike any indoor play centres you’ve visited before. Forget bright colours and fries, and embrace a neutral colour palette and smashed avo on sourdough (plus great coffee!). Children are free to explore, but they can also attend any of the lessons happening – from music and art, to story-time and STEM. Read NSM Lynette’s review.

Inflatable World (Mount Kuring-gai)

  • Address: Action Indoor Sports, 7 Gundah Road, Mt Kuring-gai

Inflatable World is a huge blow-up playground, full of different bouncy fun rides to enjoy. There’s a separate area for toddlers (4 years and younger), and a huge area for everyone else. Inflatable World is really popular with big kids too! There’s a cafe on site, selling coffee, ice creams and snacks. It’s only open on the weekend and during school holidays, so be sure to check the Inflatable World Facebook page to get the latest opening hours. Don’t forget to pack socks!

Kidz Connexion (Oxford Falls)

  • Address: 34 Wakehurst Parkway (corner Dreadnought Road), Oxford Falls

You can enjoy the fresh air at Kidz Connexion! It features a 2-story climbing frame, slides and ball pit, plus a large springfree trampoline, see saw and a separate area with balancing equipment, trikes, scooters, smaller climbing frames and bouncy balls. It’s completely undercover, but also outdoors. The Cafe and the enclosed ‘Under 3’ section is inside (with clear view and easy access to the climbing frame) and heated.

Sand Bucket (North Narrabeen)

  • Address: Pittwater Sports Centre, 1525 Pittwater Road, North Narrabeen

The Sand Bucket Play Centre is a great place to bring your children to run off some energy! While you relax and enjoy a coffee and some food at the café, your children will enjoy the seven slippery dips, three levels, two ball pits, two flying foxes and loads of soft play equipment.

Little Rascals (Brookvale)

  • Address: Level 1, 563 Pittwater Road Brookvale (Entrance via Federal Parade)

Little Rascals Playland does things a little differently – it’s a members-only play centre, which provide unlimited access six days a week for $12.95 per week (1 adult and 1 child). It provides a fun, safe and secure play environment for kids to play and burn energy whilst having a great time and being active. It’s fully air-conditioned, clean and there is plenty of nearby free parking.

Stomping Ground (Brookvale)

  • Address: 13 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale

Stomping Ground is now open during the week for 0-5 year olds! Previously an amazing spot for Kids Birthday Parties for kids 6 to 12 years old and School Holiday activities, the owners have recognised the need for more indoor play options for little ones (where mums can relax with a coffee too!). The Play Centre includes inflatables, soft play, private space for Mums groups, a feeding area with comfy chairs and the latest mags and a cafe.

Kids Playland (Castle Hill)

  • Address: Castle Hill Indoor Sports Centre (behind the RTA), 18 Anella Avenue, Castle Hill

Kids Playland is a dedicated indoor play centre where children up to 5 years of age can play happily with a wide range of play equipment. An array of games and toys, ball pits, cars, riders, climbing tumbles, jumping castles and much more.


Coming Soon

Wizzy World

We’re excited! Wizzy World will re-open in June/July at a brand new location in Frenchs Forest. If you’re looking for a party venue for the second half of the year, you can book a birthday party in one of their themed rooms. And yes, they have the Disco room!

Photos and more information to come, as the launch date gets closer!

Follow Wizzy World on Facebook or Instagram.

Suitable for: Crawlers, Toddlers, Pre-schoolers & Primary School Aged children (up to 8 years)

Features & Facilities:

  • Air conditioned
  • Free WI-FI
  • Cafe
  • Baby change facilities
  • Separate play areas for different ages
  • Accessible (pram & wheelchair)
  • Birthday Parties