Brisbane's Best Indoor Play Centres for Rainy Days
Ahhh the subtropics. Eyeball-sweatingly, searing hot one minute... pelting down cats and dogs the next. It's days like that when you need to get the kids out of the confines of the house and into a climate controlled environment where they wont't get sunstroke and can release some of that pent up enregy.
The team at ellaslist has compiled your must-do guide for the best venues when it's stinking hot.
Digi Roller Skating
Nothing screams retro like a pair of roller skates. While the kids have a great time rolling around the circuit, us grownups can reflect on the 80s and how simple life was back then (yeah right!). Digi holds themed nights that the kids will love and host birthday parties.
Where: 40 – 44 Johnson Road, HILLCREST QLD 4118
Friday 7pm – 9:30pm
Saturday 10am-11:30am, 2pm – 4pm, 7pm – 9:30pm
Sunday 2pm – 4pm
Price: $12 entry/ $4 skate hire
Plaster Fun House
A great way to get the creative juices flowing while escaping the rain. Plaster Fun House has a huge range of ceramic and plaster mould for the kids to unleash their creative flair. With prices starting at $2, Plaster Fun House is an economical day out that’s lots of fun, with the added bonus of a take home souvi.
Website: Plaster Fun House
Where: 5/1396 Creek Rd, Carina QLD
Wednesday to Sunday 10am-5pm
Bookings taken via phone, email or Facebook
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10AM-5PM
Price: Entry free. Prices vary between stores, but most stores have fridge magnets starting at $2 or $3 with general stock range starting at around $5 through to around $25 maximum
Chipmunks Playland & Cafe
Chipmunks is an institution, known as haven for kids and parents alike. With four centres in Brisbane and one in the Gold Coast, Chipmunks has designated age zones, with age appropriate gear for kids from 0-11. The café at Chipmunks is what really sets this playground apart from others. Wraps, pizza, burgers, snacks, great coffee and a fantastically kid-friendly menu to choose from.
Where: 22/97 Flockton Street Everton Park, Queensland 4053 | 555 Gympie Road, Lawnton, QLD 4501 | 70 Michael Avenue, Caboolture, Brisbane, Queensland . | . 39 – 45 Compton Road, Underwood, QLD 4119
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Underwood closed Sunday
Price: Prices start from $9.90
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 newly added SparkLab exhibit, has 40 interactive displays across three zones and will keep kids of all ages entertained for hours.
Where: Level 2, Queensland Museum
Cnr Grey and Melbourne St, South Brisbane
When: 9:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Sunday
Price: Prices start from $10 - $46
There’s cinema’s, then theirs Cineplex. Showing off with the largest screen in downtown Brisbane, the whopping 25 metre screen is also our only laser cinema screen. This all adds up to crystal clear visual quality and sound, which let's face it is something the parents are going to appreciate more than the kids!. They also have four other screens showing all the latest releases. With four hours free parking, it’s a no fuss, great escape from the rain.
Website: Cineplex SouthBank
Where: 167 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
When: Check website for session times
Price: Prices start from as low as $6 on budget Tuesday for adults. Check site for details and sessions.
This large complex in Macgregor (biggest indoor trampoline park in Australia to be precise) has enough excitement for kids under the one roof, that you could easily spend the entire day there. They have 100 trampolines connected every which way to allow kids to get creative in their aerial acrobatics. If that’s not enough adrenalin and psychical exertion, they can head to the climbing walls and try their hand at rock climbing. The great thing about the wall at Sky Zone is the auto belay system, meaning climbers can go solo. If gaming appeals to your kids more, Sky Zone has that covered too. They boast the largest laser tag area in Brisbane. A great venue to take all kids of all ages.
Website: Sky Zone
Where: 544 Kessels Rd, MacGregor QLD 4109
When: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 9pm
Friday: 10am - 10pm
Saturday: 9am - 10pm
Sunday: 9am - 9pm
1 Hour - $16
2 Hours - $32
1 Hour - $16
2 Hours - $32
1 Game - $12
Thanks to Hasbro: This article is brought to you in partnership with Hasbro Gaming, our Supporting Brand Partner for the Unplug & Play Initiative.
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