The Best Indoor Play Centres In Melbourne

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Whether it’s stinking hot, freezing cold or raining, an indoor play centre is one of our top picks for things to do with kids in Melbourne. All-weather permitting, you can relax with a coffee or chat with a group of mums as your little ones have a ball with mini villages, ball pits, slides, dress-ups, and all matter of exciting stuff. Here are our top picks:

Croc’s Playcentre, Moorabbin

Croc’s Playcentre is well established in the indoor play town world! There is no need to book, you can just turn up and play. Relax with a coffee while the kids have fun in the soft play area, conveniently located next to the cafe. Bigger kids will enjoy a jungle-themed play area, a multi-level ball battle zone, an inflatable jumping pillow, a walk-on piano, a 4-lane wave slide, and giant speed slides. There is free entry for adults and children under one, and general children's entry starts from $9.50 on school days. There are multiple Croc's locations throughout Melbourne.

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Lollipops Play Centre, Bentleigh-East

Lollipops Play Centre boasts a 3-level playground maze, mini cars, a 3-level ball blaster playground, a new rock climbing wall, a cafe, 3 big slides, a jumping castle and ball pits. Children of all ages are catered to in this wonderland. Entry is free for adults and babies, children start from $11.90 for unlimited play. There are multiple Lollipops locations in Melbourne, and they sure do indoor playtime well!


Play Central, Port Melbourne

The brainchild of two local dads, Play Central offers children active and imagination-based play focused on fun and development, and is a definite favourite with local Melbourne mums! Here you’ll find dodgem cars, a volcano mountain and tunnel slide, an oversized main play structure (big enough for adults too), themed enrichment rooms for toddlers with dress-ups, party rooms, oversized soft construction for safe play for little ones, a relaxation area for adults, and a healthy, gourmet cafe.

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Planet Kids, Southbank

Kids' play plus coffee - yes, please! The cafe at Planet Kids is, in fact, designed to give parents a view of all the play going on. There’s an enclosed soft play area for toddlers, a larger play structure for older kids, wide-open spaces to ride cars, activity tables for arts and crafts, party rooms and interactive fun with the big screen Xbox Kinect. The cafe serves fresh-ground Five Senses coffee, as well as gourmet sandwiches and pastries, so adults are bound to have as much fun as the little ones. The entry prices are some of the lowest in town - $2.50 per child under 1 year and $9 for over 1s.

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Westgate Playcenter, Altona North

Inside the Westgate Leisure Centre, the Westgate Playcenter gives children the action and adrenaline-pumping fun of a three-story play gym, a toddler area and an infant area, plus a ball pit and giant slides, regardless of age, everyone can have a great time.  Designed for children aged 9 months to 10 years, and allow you to bring your own food and drinks. They also offer $5 Tuesdays to help out larger families or families who just love a bargain!

Westgate Playcenter, Altona North

Kids Space Indoor Play and Party Centre, Hallam and Epping

It’s a blast at Kid’s Space Play Centre! These are the largest indoor play and party centres in Melbourne, designed for kids aged 6 months to 12 years.  They will be occupied for hours in this space-themed oasis. There are designated toddler spaces with a ball pit, slides, playhouse, jumping castle and lots more. Older kids will love the super slides, 4-metre high activity wall, a 6-metre high suspension bridge, and a 6-metre high vertical drop slide.

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Rabbit Hole Playcentre, Braybrook

It's magical. It's wonderful. It's totally bonkers! Rabbit Hole Playcentre is the next generation indoor playground facility with state of the art, modern quality interiors and adventure styled playgrounds. They aim to stimulate imagination, encourage exploration and foster creativity through play, all in a safe and fun environment. Even better, it is parent-friendly. Adults and under 1s are free, children from $14.50.

Rainbow Town Play Centre, Glen Waverley

Rainbow Town Play Centre is Melbourne's newest indoor play centre and one of the biggest. The ginormous indoor adventure land caters to children aged 3 - 12 and has an impressive list of facilities including an indoor playground, ropes course, rock-climbing wall, trampoline park, mini car racetrack, Ninja course, automated flying fox, Lego wall and the biggest ball pit anyone has ever laid eyes on!

Other Playgrounds To Visit In Melbourne 

St Kilda Adventure Playground
Melbourne's Grand Prix Playground
Riverwalk Village Park


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