14 of the Best Indoor Play Centres in Brisbane
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!
14 of the Best Indoor Play Centres in Brisbane
1. Chipmunks Playland & Cafe
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
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
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
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. 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.
6. Digi Roller Skating Rink
Nothing screams retro like a pair of roller skates!
While the kids have a great time rolling around the circuit at Digi Roller Skating Rink, we grownups can reflect on the 80s and how simple life was back then (yeah right!). Digi Roller Skating Rink holds themed nights that the kids will love as well as kids' birthday parties.
Location: 40-44 Johnson Road, Hillcrest
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
8. 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
Shopping Centres With Play Spaces
9. Westfield 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
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