Sydney❜s Best Indoor Play Centres

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Need an awesome indoor play centre to keep your little Energiser bunny busy? We've got the perfect places!

Beat the rainy day blues and summer heat waves with our pick of the best indoor play centres in Sydney.

Sydney's Best Indoor Play Centres

Eastern Suburbs

Play Studio Bondi
Sand pit fun at the beautiful, boutique Play Studio indoor play centre.

Bondi Junction is home to a brand new indoor play centre for kids up to 5 years old. Play Studio is a beautiful boutique space, decked out in custom-built furniture and immersive play areas designed for hands-on creative and sensory exploration.

Little ones and their parents will discover new activities with each visit and make new friends along the way. The vibrant, immersive studio is bursting with toys and materials that will spark little imaginations while developing their all-important fine motor skills.

There is also a FREE Playworld indoor play area at Westfield Eastgardens. For more like this, check out our list of indoor play areas in shopping centres.

Sydney's best indoor play centres
Vitaland Kids Cafe in St Leonards.

The ultra-aesthetic Vitaland Kids Cafe opened an Alexandria iteration in 2022 and has since opened another five indoor play centres! Vitaland Alexandria is located at Homemaker Alexandria - Shop 11, Level 1.

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Inner West

Twinkle Kids Cafe in Burwood has lots going on for an indoor playground! There are slides, ball pits, dress-ups, supermarket play, baby pods and so much more.

Twinkle Kids Cafe
Kids will have a ball at Twinkle Kids Cafe.


There’s the fantastic Jungle Buddies indoor playground based in Five Dock – a refreshing new approach to indoor play that offers kids’ active play along with fresh food, as well as a fun party venue and fully serviced café. 

Sydney's best indoor play centres
Jungle Buddies

South West

Sydney's best indoor play centres
Climb giant beanstalks at TurboClimb featuring Funtopia.

If there's a place in Sydney that ticks all of our indoor play centre criteria, it's House of WOW. Bursting with activity and complete with a cafe and party rooms, House of WOW is home to Monkey ManiaTurboClimbHyper Strike Bowling Alley and Arcade Alley—meaning there's something for everyone! 

Major Fun Mount Pritchard
Have you been to a majorly fun play session at Major Fun yet?

Major Fun Mount Pritchard is part of Sydney's new Major Fun franchise and is proving its namesake 100% accurate by providing major fun for Sydney kids! Major Fun Mount Pritchard is located inside Mounties. 

Entertainment Park
Serious adrenaline is on the cards at Entertainment Park.

Entertainment Park in Bankstown is the ultimate one-stop shop for indoor family fun. Boasting go-karting, bowling, virtual reality, racing car simulators or traditional old-style arcade games, this family-owned and operated venue will keep your kids occupied for hours on end. There are also some unique touches such as a funky barbershop, a fun-filled party shop and an on-site cafe serving up plenty of deliciousness. It really is the perfect destination to escape the rain or heat! 

Kids World Playland in Bankstown is a huge multi-level indoor play centre with climbing structures, trampolines, tunnels, a cannonball battle zone and an epic inflatable slide. There is also a dedicated indoor playground for under 5s, plus a gourmet cafe and party hire. 

Sydney's best indoor play centres
Get unlimited playtime at Kids World Indoor Playground in Bankstown.

Monkey Mania in Bankstown offers an impressive 10-metre-high indoor play structure - the biggest and highest in Australia - plus a jumping castle, a dedicated toddler area, a cannon foam ball arena, slides and an arcade hall. 

Tic Tocs Party and Playcentre in Prestons is one of Sydney’s biggest and best indoor play centres, offering unlimited fun in a safe environment. Kids will love the slippery slides, mazes, ball pit and even a game of laser tag at this indoor playground! There is also a range of interactive and fun games and rides to keep older kids entertained.

Sydney's best indoor play centres
Chouchou Bebe Adventure slide. 

Chouchou Bebe Adventure in Auburn Central Shopping Centre is all about the ultimate indoor adventures. We’re talking about a trampoline area, LEGO room, free video games, a climbing play gym, astronaut dress-up and photo area, tube slide, ball pit with wall screen ball games and a whole lot more!

There are more Chouchou Bebe Adventure kids’ play centres in Blacktown, Fairfield, and Merrylands. How many adventures can you take?! 

Greater West

Lollipop’s Playland & Cafe in Rosehill is serious fun, with all the traditional play centre gear plus a giant rock climbing wall for the over-4s and Code Red Laser Skirmish for those over six.

There is also a Lollipops Playland & Cafe in Penrith which is a superb play centre for children under 11 years. Lollipops Playland offers a huge indoor playground with two jumping castles, a speed slide, a flying fox and more. 

Ultimate Sydney
Ultimate Sydney Indoor Play Centre is a one-stop entertainment destination.

Ultimate Sydney at Northmead is a huge family entertainment mecca with a massive network of interconnected trampolines, zip lines, a foam pit, a climbing wall and, of course, a giant indoor play centre.

It has a sensory room, party rooms for birthdays, a cafe, a more importantly - a parent’s retreat. Young children 0-5 are well catered for at Kids World with trampolines and mini rock-climbing walls. 

The Shine Shed
The Shine Shed

Located in Campbelltown, Shine Shed is Australia's largest all-abilities sensory play centre open to children, teens and young adults with autism and other disabilities. 

The purpose-built indoor play centre includes activities for those who are highly active to those who have significant physical needs, encouraging all children to develop skills and make friends in a fun, nurturing and supported setting.

Sydney's best indoor play centres
How cute is Cuto Kids Cafe?!

If you're out and about in Wentworth Point stop in at Marina Square for a play at Cuto Kids Cafe.

The darling name says it all, Cuto Kids Cafe's indoor playground is super cute and will entertain kids with plenty of imaginative play, slides, ball pits, dress-ups, foam play and more, while parents can stay caffeinated at their onsite cafe.

Tada Kids' Cafe Lidcombe
Tada Kids' Cafe Lidcombe

A new Tada Kids' Cafe has opened in Lidcombe and brings the same bucketloads of fun as their other indoor play centres - yipee!

Northern Sydney & North Shore

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Doo Doo Kid Cafe is a newcomer to the north shore indoor play centre scene! 

Doo Doo Kid Cafe in Lane Cove offers plenty of excitement.

There are imaginative playrooms, a STEM wall, a miniature railway, and an expansive indoor playground with a tube slide, ball pit, swings, tunnels, rocker, and climbing structures, plus a cafe and more!

Playgrounds with ball pits
Kiddo Kove at Hornsby Westfield. 

Kiddo Kove in Westfield Hornsby is heaven for ball-pit-obsessed kiddos!

Along with a mega ball pit, climbing structures, slides, imaginative play stations (complete with an ice cream van, mini market and mini kitchen) and sensory play stations are on offer.

There is also a cafe on-site for parents, kids' birthday party rooms for hire and loads more!

Another Kido Kove at Macquarie Centre makes the North Shore an even more tempting destination for indoor play! 

Funtastic Kids
Funtastic Kids 

Right next to Horsnsby in Asquith, the new Funtastic Kids play centre is quickly becoming a huge hit with energetic kids who can't get enough of the pastel-coloured wonderland. 

Monkey Mania in the Top Ryde City Shopping Centre offers an inflatable jumping castle, dedicated toddlers area, cannon foam ball arena, climbing structure, slides and electric kiddies go-karts and that all-important cafe for parents! 

Sydney's best indoor play centres
Look out for the bright yellow ball pit at Tada Kids' Cafe!

Also in Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, Tada Kids Cafe is one of the newer indoor play centres in Sydney and offers non-stop fun with 500 toys in their indoor playground, a kids' grocery store, a Lego room, arts & crafts space, a nutritious cafe, racing track & more!

Vitaland Kids Cafe
Vitaland Kids' Cafe

If you're stopping in at Rhodes Waterside, make sure you make time for a pit stop at Vitaland Kids' Cafe.

The chic pastel interiors are just the start of the awesomeness on offer - think incredible imaginative play, epic birthday parties, train rides, ice cream van and more!

Home Kids Cafe Ryde
H'ome Kids Cafe in Ryde.

Another top spot if you're out and about in Ryde, H'ome Kids Cafe at Rhodes Central is quickly becoming one of our favourite indoor play centres in Sydney - I mean, just look at that golden carousel! 

H'ome Kids Cafe has a fancy name and some pretty fancy digs. Having only opened in 2021, H'ome Kids Cafe is relatively under the radar but should be on your indoor play centre list, particularly if you're planning a birthday party soon. They've also got an incredible indoor play setup with an imaginative play market, carousel, foam slides, ball pit, soft toys, and did we mention the carousel?

Sydney's best indoor play centres
Planet Mino has state-of-the-art facilities to keep kids entertained for hours.

If your little ones are obsessed with ball pits, Planet Mino is indoor playground heaven!

The chic indoor play centre spans multiple levels and features playgrounds, giant slides, a sandpit, toys, crafts, LEGO, trampolines, a ginormous ball pit, and even an augmented reality play wall but wait, there's more... Planet Mino has opened up a second location at Warringah Mall!

Northern Beaches

Indoor play centres in Sydney
There's a new Planet Mino at Warringah Mall.


Westfield Warringah Mall has several free kids' play spaces, including the Bubs Zone, a soft play area, handcrafted play equipment and a giant Snakes & Ladders game all located on Ground level.

Also on the ground level, you'll find the new Planet Mino near Kmart. The new Planet Mino brings just as many thrills and indoor fun as their Chatswood location with ball pits, cool slides, augmented reality walls, a baby ball pit, a construction zone, and an imaginary play space. 

Cheeky Monkeys Play House in Warriewood offers a safe indoor playground for fun casual visits. The play space has awesome slides, a computer room for techno-toys, a huge kid-friendly slot-car racing circuit for mini rev heads and a dedicated toddler area. There’s also a cafe on hand for snacks and much-needed coffee. 

Wizzy World in Frenchs Forest is a massive indoor play centre for kids to go completely crazy! They'll love the ginormous climbing structure, assorted mazes, cool jumping castle, and sports zone for kids to practise their indoor soccer, cricket and basketball skills. And for the littlies, there's an under-threes soft-play area and carnival rides. Wizzy World also has a cafe with delicious coffee for the parents and snacks for everyone.

Major Fun Harbord Diggers
 Major Fun at Harbord Diggers is non-stop fun!

Harbord Diggers has undergone a huge renovation, including the brand-new Harbord Diggers playground, Major Fun, a cool 500 square metres!

Northwest Sydney

Little Amigos Kids Cafe
Little Amigos Kids Cafe in Carlingford.

Sydney's newest family hotspot is creating a big buzz! Little Amigos Kids Cafe at Carlingford Court is the ultimate kids' playland bursting with exciting features for little adventurers to explore. Kids of all ages can ignite their imaginations and immerse themselves in hands-on creative play spaces including a Choo Choo Train and a Ball Pitt, and pretend play areas like a Parlour Room, Kitchen and Farm, plus there's an all-new Firefighter zone and an interactive Zookeeper game. There is also a fantastic cafe with a yummy menu and two party rooms.

Lollipop's Playland & Cafe
Lollipop's Playland & Cafe

The Hills' leading children’s indoor play centre - Lollipop's Playland & Cafe in Castle Hill - offers a giant playframe, Airplay with foam balls cannons, Teacup Ride, inflatable jumping castles, super high walk-bridge, speed slide, bouncy slide, ball pits, dedicated toddlers area, play-believe areas, and ride-on cars section plus a dedicated toddler indoor playground. There is also a cafe, a Drop & Shop service, and special events.

Sutherland Shire

The Play Cave Miranda
The Play Cave 

For an awesome five-level, forest-inspired indoor play centre, The Play Cave in Miranda comes highly recommended!

It has two separate indoor playgrounds (one dedicated to toddlers) with soccer, basketball, ball pit, slides and go-karts, plus an onsite restaurant with an amazing menu.

Sydney's best indoor play centres
Vitaland Kids Cafe in Miranda.

The gorgeous ball-pit heaven of Vitaland has also graced Miranda with its presence, bringing another ultra-fun option to the Sutherland Shire!

Southern Sydney

Joshy’s Cafe and Play Centre
Joshy's unique indoor play centre is bursting with fun activities.

Joshys Cafe and Play Centre in Bexley offers clean and safe indoor play for 0-12s with an amazing three-tiered play structure with giant slides, tunnels, ball pits, flying fox and more. 

Unlimited play will keep your little ones happy and active while parents grab a coffee or a tasty meal.

Paraiso Kids Cafe
Paraiso Kids Cafe. 

Baby Paraiso Kids' Cafe in Hurstville is another great indoor play centre in South Sydney.

There are loads for the little ones to do including a ball pit, slides, imaginative play, climbing tunnels, and more, plus an onsite cafe for coffee and treats. Baby Paraiso also host kids' birthday parties so make sure you check their packages if you'd like to party at Paraiso!

Hero image: Vitaland Kids' Cafe, St Leonards

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Jul 06 2023

Where is that in the first photo at very top?

Elizabeth Russell

Aug 08 2020

Where’s south west Sydney? Got tons to offer.


Jul 15 2020

Baby Paraiso in Hurstville is a great little cafe/playcentre for kids under 5.


Jan 10 2020

I would like to recommend Tik Tocs Party and Play Center in Preston, Sydney that is a fun place for kids. Apart from that Chipmunks is also worthy of time and pleasure. Thanks

Jan 05 2016

The Playhouse at Mingara recreation club is fantastic - great staff that care for kids from 6 weeks to 14 years of age - a fantastic facility for anyone visiting the central coast!