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Planet Mino playcentre Chatswood
Planet Mino in Chatswood

Looking for an indoor play centre around Sydney’s North Shore? If it’s raining, too cold, too windy or too hot, escaping to an indoor play centre is the ideal thing to do with kids! To give you some ideas of fun play centres to try, we’ve compiled a list of all the local play centres around Sydney’s North Shore, Northern Beaches and The Hills area. Go and have some indoor fun!


Best indoor play centres on the North Shore

Best indoor play centres on the Northern Beaches

Best indoor play centres in the Hills District


    Indoor Play centres around Sydney’s North Shore

    Planet Mino Kids Club (Chatswood & Warringah Mall)

    Planet Mino now has two locations in Sydney’s North! The original venue in Chatswood is an incredible two-storey indoor play centre, featuring multiple playgrounds, giant slides, a sand pit, play toys, legos, building blocks, jumping castles, trampolines, and even AR play walls! In December 2022, they opened a brand new location at Westfield Warringah Mall.

    Both play centres offer an in-house cafe with a full kitchen and drinks menu to keep you energised during play time. They also offer party packages for an out-of-this-world birthday, or consider our Venue Hire option for an unforgettable birthday bash.

    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
    • Separate play areas for different ages
    • Accessible (pram & wheelchair)
    • Birthday Parties

      Essential Details: Planet Mino

      • Address: 10-12 Smith Street, Chatswood | Shop 272, Westfield Warringah Mall, Brookvale
      • Phone: (02) 9417 5939
      • Website
      • Facebook | Instagram

      Moving Bodies (Mt Kuring-gai)

      Moving Bodies is a popular indoor play centre on Sydney’s 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 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 our review.

      Be sure to check their website for opening hours, as the soft play & ninja can be closed for birthday parties & private events.

      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!

      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

        Essential Details: Moving Bodies


        My Gym Children’s Fitness Centre (Chatswood)

        Looking for some more structured indoor play? My Gym is brand new to North Shore’s 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!

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

        Offer: Book a FREE TRIAL class

        Features & Facilities:

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

        Essential Details: My Gym Children’s Fitness Centre

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

          Other Indoor Play centres around the North Shore

          Funtastic Kids (Asquith)

          The eagerly awaited Funtastic Kids opened in Asquith in September 2023, and it’s perfect for all ages from babies to 11 years. With a dedicated babies’ section, slides galore, trampolines and even donut slides, there’s something for everyone – including a cafe for parents to relax! Here’s what you’ll find…

          Doo Doo Kid Cafe (Lane Cove)

          Doo Doo Kid Cafe opened in Lane Cove (just below Harris Farm) in December 2023. There’s lots of fun to be had – with imaginary play rooms, a STEM wall, miniature railway and a huge indoor playground featuring a tube slide, ball pit, swings, tunnels, rocker and climbing structures.

          Vitaland Kids Cafe (St Leonards)

          The play area in Vitaland Kids Cafe is perfect for crawlers, toddlers and preschoolers who want to play and make friends. The choo choo train, dance classes and face paint are just a few of the highlights that encourages creativity and increases engagement.

          KiddoKove Kids Clubs (Westfield Hornsby)

          KiddoKove opened at the end of 2020, and is a fabulous indoor play centre for toddlers through to little kids. It features a play area with slide and huge ball pit, and lots of imaginary play spaces like a Mini Market and Mini Kitchen. There’s also a cafe serving drinks, snacks and lunch, and the entry fee includes a coffee for you!

          Monkey Mania (Top Ryde City Shopping Centre)

          Monkey Mania Ryde includes an inflatable jumping castle, dedicated toddlers area, a gun/cannon foam ball arena, climbing structure, slides and electric kiddies go-karts. As well as having the added benefits of a café, convenient parking and air conditioning.


            Indoor Play centres around Sydney’s Northern Beaches

            Wizzy World (Frenchs Forest)

            Wizzy World re-opened in October 2019 at a brand new location in Frenchs Forest. This fabulous indoor play centre features a huge three-storey play structure for adventurous kids, a dedicated crawler zone and a cafe on site (with plenty of seating). They also host fabulous birthday parties too!

            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

              Essential Details: Wizzy World


              Cheeky Monkeys Play House (Warriewood)

              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 indoor 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.

              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

              Essential Details: Cheeky Monkeys Playhouse

              Other Indoor Play centres around Sydney’s Northern Beaches

              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 indoor play centre 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.


              Indoor Play centres around Sydney’s Hills District

              Inflatable World (Dural)

              Inflatable World is all about having fun, so bring the whole family and bounce on in to Inflatable World!

              Large inflatable rides take over our sports courts, providing a range of experiences for kids young and old. Your ticket gets you entry for a 2 hour session, which is heaps of time to play and spend some energy.

              Open every day during School Holidays, or weekends during School Term, you can be sure you will have a great time. We also run a Monday morning session during School Term to let the younger kids to have a go of all the rides in a safer, quieter space while the big kids are at school.

              There plenty of on-site parking and a great cafe available for all day breakfast, lunch and snacks.

              Inflatable World is the perfect venue for low fuss parties that kids LOVE! With the option to bring your own food and decorations, or a range of catering options available, the kids will make their own fun leaving you fuss free.

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

              Features & Facilities:

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

              Essential Details: Inflatable World

              Lollipop’s Playland & Cafe (Castle Hill)

              Lollipops in Castle Hill is a fun indoor play centre 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.

              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

              Essential Details: Lollipop’s Playland & Cafe


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