16 of the Best Indoor Play Centres in Brisbane

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Ahhh the subtropics. Eyeball-sweating, searing hot one minute and pelting down cats and dogs the next! With such unpredictable weather, it's no wonder there are loads of indoor play centres in Brisbane to keep kids (and parents!) happy and entertained regardless of what's happening in the sky.

So whether it's stinking hot today or raining for days on end, our top recommendations for the best indoor play centres in Brisbane (including shopping centre play spaces) are sure to keep everyone happy!

16 of the Best Indoor Play Centres in Brisbane

1. Chipmunks Playland & Cafe

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Chipmunks in Everton Park is one of Brisbane's favourite indoor play centres. 

Chipmunks indoor play centres are practically an institution in Australia! Known as haven for kids and parents alike, Chipmunks have four indoor play centres in Brisbane and one on the Gold Coast and offer designated age zones, with age-appropriate gear for kids from 0 to 11 years. The café at Chipmunks is what really sets this play centre apart from other indoor play spaces. Wraps, pizzas, burgers, snacks, great coffee and a fantastically kid-friendly menu to choose from - need we say more!

Location: Various across Brisbane - visit the website to find your local.

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2. Jungle Adventure Play

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An entire jungle of adventures awaits at Jungle Adventure Play.

Jungle Adventure Play is here to rescue bored kids and tired parents with one mega jungle adventure! 

Jungle Adventure Play offers a fully licensed cafe plus an incredible array of indoor play for kids, including their Cub's Junior Play zone, the Canopy High Ropes, Tribal Climb climbing walls, a Ninja Warrior course, Rainforest Retreat, Jungle Jump, and Jungle Time featuring one of the world’s highest DNA slides, two huge lane slides, a two-storey fun-ball battle zone with 12 shooters, ball vacuums, ball dumpers and fountains - wowsa!

Location: 31 Proprietary Street, Tingalpa

3. Area 51

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Area 51

Have you heard about Area 51? It's Australia's largest indoor play centre and it's located inside a former Bunnings!

Area 51 is indoor heaven on earth for kids and is packed to the roof with activities to while away cold or rainy days. The mega venue boasts a Multi-level Soft Playground, Toddler Zone, Multi Sports Court and Sensory Room, plus there's an onsite cafe that can seat 300 - yep, they're definitely geared up for kids' parties here!

Location: 51 Kingston Rd, Underwood

4. Revolution Sports Park

Revolution Sports Park
Revolution Sports Park

If the kids are bouncing off the walls at home, save your paint and your sanity and take them to Revolution Sports Park.

The mega indoor play centre in Brisbane has loads of equipment for kids to go crazy on, including trampolines, ninja warrior zones, rock climbing, and basketball, plus, there are dedicated kiddie zones for the little ones to steer clear of the high-speed action.

Location: 3 Flinders Parade, North Lakes

5. Crocs Playcentre

Crocs Playcentre
Crocs Playcentre, North Lakes

One of the original indoor play centres in Brisbane, Crocs in North Lakes is big, bright, and sure to turn a rainy-day frown upside down!

Keep the kids happy and out of your hair with hours of fun on slides, mega climbing structures, bouncy castles, baby soft-play, imaginative play, and more. Plus, there's a Muffin Break on-site for coffee and snacks - perfect!

Crocs also cater to kids' birthday parties. 

Location: Unit 3, 4-6 Burke Crescent, North Lakes

6. Rainbow City Indoor Play Centre

Rainbow City Indoor Play Centre
Rainbow City Indoor Play Centre

With a name like Rainbow City, you know every day is bright, colourful and fun at this indoor play centre!

Also located in Underwood, Rainbow City caters to kids aged 0 to eight with loads to run, jump, and play on, including jumping castles, trampolines, obstacles, cubby houses, soft play, and more.

Rainbow City also cater to kids' birthday parties. 

Location: 15 Lapis St, Underwood

7. Inflatable World

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Inflatable World 

Inflatable World is another awesome indoor play centre in Brisbane where the kids can bounce on anything but your furniture!

With multiple locations across Brisbane, every day is a good day to go for a bounce at Inflatable World. All of their venues have huge indoor spaces with loads of jumping castles so every child gets a chance to bounce their heart out.

Locations: Multiple across Brisbane - visit the website to find an Inflatable World near you.

8. Skate Paradise Skating Rink

Nothing screams retro like a pair of roller skates! 

While the kids have a great time rolling around the circuit at Skate Paradise, we grownups can reflect on the 80s and how simple life was back then (yeah right!). 

Skate Paradise hold themed nights that the kids will love as well as kids' birthday parties.

Location: 40-44 Johnson Road, Hillcrest

9. SparkLab

Spark Lab
For a rainy day activity in Brisbane that's completely out of the box, take the kids to SparkLab!

As far as indoor play centres in Brisbane go, SparkLab is certainly thinking outside the box!

If there is a thunderstorm brewing in the heavens, why not take the kids to the Queensland Museum to an exhibition that teaches them about the science of electricity? The SparkLab exhibit at Queensland Museum has 40 interactive displays across three zones and will keep kids of all ages entertained for hours. 

Location: Level 2 of the Queensland Museum, Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

10. Plaster Fun House 

Plaster Fun House
Plaster Fun House

A great way to get the creative juices flowing while escaping the rain, Plaster Fun House offers a huge range of ceramic and plaster moulds for the kids to unleash their creative flair.

With prices starting at just $2, Plaster Fun House is an economical day out that’s lots of fun, with the added bonus of a take-home souvenir!

Location: 5/1396 Creek Rd, Carina QLD

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11. Westfield Chermside

Playworld Chermside
Playworld, Chermside

If you're looking for indoor play centres in Brisbane that let you get a little shopping done too, Westfield Chermside is a parents’ dream! 

It’s absolutely set up with parents in mind with pram parking, childcare and lots to see and do with kids! The Level 2 Outdoor Playworld has slides, climbing equipment and other fun stuff, and the Parkland Pavillion food court Play Area on Level 1, just outside the northern end food court (near Woolies), has interactive musical equipment and a grassed area to burn off some energy. All children are welcome and entry is free, but you’ll need to supervise your own little angels.

Location: Gympie & Hamilton Rds, Chermside

12. Westfield Northlakes

Westfield Northlakes has all the usual great parenting stuff: parents' rooms, parking, pram hire and kiddy carts, as well as two great play spaces, both indoors and outdoors!

The indoor play space just outside Big Wi s great for little kids from crawlers up to the age of about six. The ‘Under The Sea’-themed outdoor play space suits kids up to the age of about 10 and has loads of stuff for the bigger kids to climb. Bonus: it’s next to the food court, so grab a coffee and settle in!

Location: N Lakes Dr, North Lakes

13. Pacific Fair

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Brisbane shopping centre play spaces don't get more fun than at Pacific Fair.

Okay, this one isn’t strictly in Brisbane, we know, but there have been times when we’ve piled the kids into the car and driven the hour it takes to get to Pacific Fair. It’s that good!

Pacific Fair offers play areas, kids' clubs, special kids' events, plus an awesome and colourful parents' room making shopping with kids a breeze.

Location: 2 Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach Waters

14. Westfield Garden City

Garden City has been around since we were kids, and it has grown to be literally the size of a small city! 

Trying to get around the whole place with the children and without assistance would be a fool’s errand, but luckily, Garden City is onto it. Along with all the regular Westfield parenting luxuries, Garden City also has a couple of great play areas to break up your shop and keep the kids smiling.

The Jungle Play Area and Activity Zone is located on Level 2 near Harvey Norman and includes interactive screens and a play area. The Little Kids Play Area is also on Level 2, right next to Target and is great for smaller children, with plenty of soft toys and equipment to play with.

Location: Kessels Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt

15. Westfield Carindale

Seeing the Westfield theme yet? Obviously, we think Westfield know how to cater to families with some of the best indoor play centres in Brisbane!

Westfield Carindale is no exception, and it was even voted as having Brisbane’s best parents’ rooms a while back. As with the other Westfields, Carindale has kiddy carts, prams, parking and all that. And it also has a great play space in the Glasshouse dining precinct. All children are welcome but you need to supervise at all times. The play space features an artificial grass mound with climbing stones, an embedded tunnel, a slide and interactive illuminated stepping stones.

Also check out The Studio at Carindale, where parents can go for classes, workshops and storytime (costs may apply to some activities, check with the centre).

Location: 151 Creek Rd, Carindale

16. Ikea 

Ikea Smaland Logan
Ikea's Småland indoor play centres have revolutionised the way parents can shop nowadays! 

Ikea describes itself as the ‘store for children who don’t like to shop’ and we are sold on that alone! There are little play areas scattered about the Ikea in Slacks Creek to keep your kids amused while you’re trying to concentrate on which wardrobe handles you really need, plus there’s the Småland supervised play area near the entrance, so you can actually drop and shop, which is a dream come true! We’re also yet to meet a child who isn’t crazy for the meatballs in the café as well.

Location: 3539-3565 Pacific Hwy, Slacks Creek

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Nov 21 2023

Great list!