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Best indoor playcentres around Sydney’s North Shore

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

As we ease from Covid-19 restrictions, please check the websites of the playcentre you want to visit to check it’s reopened. 

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Indoor Playcentres around Sydney’s North Shore

Planet Mino Kids Club (Chatswood)

  • Address: 10-12 Smith Street, Chatswood
  • Phone: (02) 9417 5939
  • Website


Planet Mino is an incredible new two-storey indoor play centre, located in the heart of the North Shore! It features multiple playgrounds, giant slides, a sand pit, play toys, legos, building blocks, jumping castles, trampolines, and even AR play walls!

There’s also in-house cafe with a full kitchen and drinks menu to keep you energised during play time.

Book a party packages for an out-of-this-world birthday, or consider our Venue Hire option for an unforgettable birthday bash.

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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
  • Underground parking with internal access
  • Street parking
  • Separate play areas for different ages
  • Accessible (pram & wheelchair)
  • Birthday Parties

Moving Bodies (Mt Kuring-gai)

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

Moving Bodies is a popular indoor playcentre 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.

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!

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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

 


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 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!

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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

Other Indoor Playcentres around the North Shore

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.

Unfortunately, both Wannabees (Hornsby & Frenchs Forest) and Inflatable World (Mount Kuring-gai) have closed down permanently, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 


    Indoor Playcentres 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!

    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

    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 indoor playcentre 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

    Other Indoor Playcentres 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 playcentre 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.


    Indoor Playcentres around Sydney’s Hills District

    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 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.

    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

    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.


    Indoor Playcentres in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

    Nubo (Alexandria)

    Nubo is unlike any indoor play centre 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.

    Follow Nubo 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
    • Accessible (pram & wheelchair)
    • Birthday Parties

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