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, with 9 locations across Melbourne. No need to book, 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 1, and general entry is age-dependent from $10.90 to $14.90, less on school days. For more information, visit their website.

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Lollipops Play Centre, Bentleigh-East

Lollipops have multiple locations in Melbourne, and they sure do indoor playtime well! It 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 prices are free for adults, babies under 12 months go free, 3 yrs+ cost $12.90 for unlimited play. If you go on a school day, costs are lower. For more information, visit their website.


Play Central, Port Melbourne

The product of 2 local dads, Play Central offers children active and imagination-based play focused on fun and development! This 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 and the like, party rooms, oversized soft construction for safe play for little ones, a relaxation area for adults, and a healthy, gourmet cafe. For more information, visit their website.

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Planet Kids, Southbank

Kids' play plus coffee - yes please! The cafe is designed to give mums 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 - $8 for over 1s and $2 per child under 1 year. For more information, visit their website.

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Airoworld Inflatable Playground, Altona North

Inside the Westgate Sports and Leisure Centre, this inflatable playground gives children the action and adrenaline-pumping fun that can be limited in many indoor playtowns. There are jumping castles, inflatable slides, a velcro wall that you can stick to wearing special suits, a jousting ring, an inflatable basketball court, and inflatable obstacle-type courses. Entry here is FREE with entry to the Airodrome Trampoline Park, which is also worth a visit! To find out more, visit their website.

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Kids Space Indoor Play and Party Centre, Various Locations

It’s a blast at Kid’s Space! This is the largest indoor play and party centre in Melbourne with locations in Epping and Hallam. Children aged 6 months to 12 years will be occupied for hours in this space-themed oasis. The toddler section at Cheltenham has a climbing wall, ball pit, slides, a 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! To find out more, visit their website.

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Rabbit Hole Playcentre, Braybrook

It's magical. It's wonderful. It's totally bonkers! Rabbit Hole Kids 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 - is parent-friendly. To find out more, visit their website.

Rainbow Town Play Centre, Glen Waverley

Melbourne's newest indoor play centre could possibly be Melbourne's biggest! The ginormous indoor adventure land caters to children aged 3-12 years old and has a pretty impressive list of facilities, to say the least. An indoor playground, ropes course, rock-climbing wall, trampoline park, mini car racetrack, Ninja course, automated flying fox, and the biggest ball pit anyone has ever laid eyes on are all on offer at Rainbow Town Play Centre. To find out more, visit their website.


Other Playgrounds To Visit In Melbourne 

St Kilda Adventure Playground

Melbourne's Grand Prix Playground

Riverwalk Village Park


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