Mandarin Centre: 10 reasons to visit these school holidays!

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With its shops, entertainment options and free parking, The Mandarin Centre in Chatswood is the perfect destination for indooor family fun. So, if you’re looking for things to do with your children these Easter school holidays, head to The Mandarin Centre for movies, bowling, golf, karaoke, amazing Asian food hall, gelato and much more!

There is so much on offer at The Mandarin Centre. From Golf  Simulators, to Escape Rooms, from movies and fun dining experiences to bargain shopping! Do the kids a favour and let them loose…and while they play, you can shop, eat and drink to your heart’s content (and enjoy all the special offers!).  Spoil yourself with a relaxing massage, or even get your hair done.. after all, the Mandarin Centre is not just for kids!

1. Come say “Hi” to the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny and his helper is visiting the Mandarin Centre on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April (12-3pm) to say ‘hi’ to you and give you a little Easter treat! Don’t miss out!

2. Get your free Gelato!

The Mandarin Centre is giving away a free* gelato to every shopper who shows a receipt for $20 or more from the centre on Thursday 21 April. Come and enjoy! *While stocks last. One gelato per person, per receipt. Purchase to be made on 21 April.

3. Use your Parents NSW vouchers at Hoyts Cinemas

School holidays are not complete without a trip to the movies – and it doesn’t have to cost a thing with your Parents NSW vouchers. And at The Mandarin Centre, every cinema is filled with first class recliners and day beds! There’s also a stylish new bar in the lobby, where mums can relax, refresh and catch up with friends to take a time out while waiting for the kids’ movie to finish.

These holidays the big titles are below (and ask about the blockbuster savings when purchasing tickets for a family of 3 or 4!).

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • The Bad Guys
  • Rabbit Academy

View the School Holiday Movie Guide.

4. Strike Bowling for just $40

If you haven’t been to Strike lately, you might not know about the new addition to the ever-popular Laser Tag and Bowling! For only *$40, you and the family can have a blast at Strike with a game of bowling.

5. $10 for 9 holes of golf

How does this sound? Only $10 for 9 holes of golf* for the kids at Holey Moley these school holidays …

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6. Private cinema experience

Fancy the whole cinema to yourselves? Check out the private screens at Hoyts – simply give them a call on (02) 9003 3830. You can even host a party with them! Choose from different packages, and take the stress off your next kid’s party.

7. ‘Play on 5’ Level 5 Indoor Play Centre

Did you know that there is a whole new entertainment venue on Level 5 at the Mandarin Centre? Best for older kids (but younger ones are welcome), the area offers golf on the fantastic Golf Simulator. Oh, the kids can also sing their hearts out with some karaoke! If the dads are up for it, they can have a drink, a game of pool, snooker or darts while the kids are at the movies or in Strike.

8. Midea

Mums, if you haven’t heard of Midea, then you haven’t heard about one of the most popular and successful brands of appliances and white goods in the world. While the kids are entertaining themselves, have a peek in the store to find out why this brand is such a worldwide phenomenon! Hint: the mini dishwashers are a super popular!


9. Orient Express Food Court

Looking for the best in Asian food? There’s a mouth-watering range of delicacies available on Level 2, including Yum Cha! With an amazing reputation for quality and value, a Yum Cha can be something a bit different and loads of fun. Try these faves:

  • Yum Cha lunch at Fortune Place
  • Japanese feast at Sushi Dan,
  • Oz Hot Pot buffet
  • Hebaraki Korean BBQ

Assorted Chinese food set. Chinese noodles, fried rice, dumplings, peking duck, dim sum, spring rolls. Famous Chinese cuisine dishes on table. Top view. Chinese restaurant concept. Asian style banquet

10. The location – and free parking!

Just steps away from Chatswood station, the Mandarin Centre is the most conveniently located centre in Chatswood. Simply jump on a train with the kids and spend hours of fun at the centre without having to even think about where to park the car. Alternatively, park under the centre from the Victor St entrance for an easy 3 hours of free parking.


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