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11 of the Best Playcentres in Sydney to Let Your Little One Run Wild

These playcentres in Sydney are guaranteed to drain your little one's battery.

Planet Mino

Nothing gives a parent or caregiver more panic than seeing a rainy forecast coincide with the school holidays or a weekend. Hello, stir-crazy kiddo. How are we going to keep you entertained and kill all these units? 

Because there are only so many activities you can do in your own four walls before you all get stir-crazy, may we suggest an indoor playcentre? While your kids run amok, you get to sit down and have a well-deserved scroll or a cup of coffee. And we all know a well-worn-out babe is going to sleep even better that night, right? 

Sydney is brimming with creative indoor playcentres and activity spaces that will keep active toddlers and energetic kids at bay for hours. So the next time rain hits, or maybe you're just keen to mix up the schedule, bookmark our round-up of Sydney's best indoor playcentres. 

Vitalands Kids Cafe (Photo Credit: @vitaland_kids_cafe_alexandria/Instagram)

Vitaland Kids Café

Not just an aesthetically pleasing wonderland, Vitaland Kids Cafe, which has three locations across Sydney, is an actual wonderland thanks to its fully-equipped play area. Vitaland 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 options that will help nurture their imagination and creativity.

Kids from $7, more information here

Miranda, Alexandria, Rhodes



Following the huge success of their first NSW venue in Homebush, BOUNCE Inc have just opened their second venue in Cromer on the Northern Beaches - and this is not you're run of the mill playcentre - this is an indoor playground for the young and young at heart. 

With a giant free jump area, interconnected trampolines, high-performance trampolines, Big Bag, X-Park, wall climb, high ropes, dodgeball as well as a miniBOUNCE Zone designed specifically for walking age and pre-school kids this is one indoor playcentre you'll actually want to have a go at yourself! 

Age and height-based rates starting from $13, for more info head here

Cromer, Homebush

Planet Mino

Planet Mino

An Insta-worthy heaven, this chic and minimalistic indoor playground will keep your child entertained for hours. They can shop up a storm in the adorable miniature supermarket, look after their puppy in the vet zone, do their makeup in the beauty salon, or burn some energy rolling around in the ball pit or sliding down the many slippery dips on offer. Now with two locations in Chatswood and Warringah Mall, Planet Mino has become a parents' fail-safe destination on a rainy day. 

Age-based rates from $10, for more info head here

10 Smith Street, Chatswood

Warringah Mall, Shop 1272/3/145 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale

Kiddo Kove Macquarie Centre

Kiddo Kove 

There's something for everyone at Kiddo Kove, which is located within the Hornsby Westfield shopping centre. From your classic ball pit, climbing structures, and building block stations, to their sensory sandpit (without actual sand, phew!) and adorable dress-up station. When home time rolls around, your little one will be begging you for just five more minutes. 

Kids from $11.80, $5.20 for adults 

Hornsby, Macquarie Park

Play Studio (Photo Credit: @playstudiokids/Instagram)

Play Studio

Hands up who hates doing messy play at their own house? Us too! Thank goodness for Play Studio, a stunning boutique play space in Bondi that does it all — from messy play, arts and crafts to music and science. They offer an awesome weekly schedule of different classes for children from six months to five years old, which are all rounded out with free play. 

Kids from $29.50, more information here

155 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction

Lollipop Playland (Photo Credit: @lollipopsplayland_preston/Instagram)

Lollipop Playland & Cafe

Lollipop Playland & Cafe, which has four locations across Sydney, is a kiddy wonderland thanks to its awesome and diverse range of activities catering from babies to primary school-aged children. From the tea cup ride, massive rock climbing wall, airplay area, bouncy castles, and code red laser tag, your little one will be off living their best life as you kick back and relax at their in-house café. 

Age-based rates from, $9.90, for more info head here

Parramatta, Castle Hill, Wetherill Park, Penrith


A place where you can literally jump off the walls, JUMPd is a trampoline mecca that will bring out your child's inner ninja warrior. There are several different kinds of trampolines throughout the centre, as well as a Ninja Xtreme obstacle course. They also have a café that overlooks all the action of the trampolines so parents can either join in on the fun or sit back and relax. 

From $16, for more info head here

10 Short Street, Brookvale

Twinkle Kids Cafe (Photo Credit: @twinkle_kids_cafe/Instagram)

Twinkle Kids Cafe

Twinkle Kids Cafe speaks to the soul of every child thanks to its endless options of activities. Think a make-believe hospital, a music area, ball pits, and bubbles - you name it, they've got it! There's also a pretty impressive café menu for the parents too. 

From $11, more information here

Shop 48A, level 1/42 Railway Parade, Burwood

Major Fun

Major Fun

As the name suggests, strap in and get ready for your kids to experience some major fun. With two indoor playcentres in Sydney, Major Fun is all about creating safe and exciting environments for your children. It has soft play, an indoor ball pit, play slides, and sensory play areas, with age-specific play areas for babies, toddlers, and big kids (and of course, the all-important in-house café for mum and dad). 

Kids from $4, adults free, more information here

Freshwater, Mount Pritchard 

H'ome Kids Cafe

H'ome Kids Cafe

H'ome Kids Cafe opened in 2021 and is a playcentre you're going to want to add to the rotation, pronto! Located inside Rhodes Central Shopping Centre, this playcentre ticks all the boxes — a  carousel, foam slides, a ball pit, soft toys, and most importantly, a café for you! They also specialise in throwing super extra kids' birthday parties too. 

Rhodes Central, Shop 210, Walker Street, Rhodes

Kids from $12.80, adults $5.50 (includes coffee!)

Little Plaster House (Photo Credit: @littleplasterhouse/Instagram)

Little Plaster House

While this isn't technically a playcentre, not all kids thrive in an energy-burn environment, plus going to a plaster house is a rite of passage for all Aussie childhoods. Ideal for your family's arts and craft lover, Little Plaster House is a gorgeous art studio specialising in plaster painting. Watch as your mini-Picasso unleashes their creative flair and hones in on their hand-eye-coordination simultaneously. 

Free for casual drop-ins, pay per plaster piece from $7, find out more here

Bella Vista Studio, F76 / 24-32 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista

Finished working your way through the best playcentres in Sydney and already planning your next family adventure? Take a squiz at our family-friendly guide to the Hunter Valley. Then, check out our round-up of Sydney's best plagrounds with cafes.

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