Funtopia in Maribyrnong, close to Highpoint, is an amazing play centre for kids with two different ‘worlds’ to choose from – playground world and the climbing world. It’s the newest venture for the folks behind TunzaFun Xtreme (in Knox and other locations) and we were invited for a sneak peek before the official opening.
Both of the worlds have outstanding features with modern play centre equipment. Check out this huge 5m volcano climb with a speed slide!
The climbing world is an indoor rock climbing area with 40 climbing walls starting from beginner to advanced level. Children from 4+ years are able to enter the climbing world.
Climbers are guided by the professional staff inside the climbing world although the harness system allows climbers to clip on safely themselves without supervision.
Playground is unique playing arena and one of the biggest indoor playground arenas in Australia, with over 650sqm of play space. It has been custom-designed to be long and skinny, so that parents have good sight lines to even the furthest back corner. It’s also big enough for adults to climb inside without hunching over double.
The playground world has an Australiana theme and includes a vintage Melbourne tram and the Sydney Harbour Bridge…
….the Great Barrier Reef ball pit and ball cannon zone…
…and the Uluru rock climbing wall.
The equipment includes different mazes, slides and tunnels specifically designed for the kids to improve their physical activity and to start learning the skills to enable them to use the climbing walls effectively.
A section of playground world is designated for toddlers under 2 years where they can enjoy climbing, sliding, rocking and playing on soft mats.
Playground world is fully supervised – there is only one entry and exit and the toddler area is separated from the main structure. The staff supervising both the worlds are very professional and friendly.
Inside Funtopia you’ll also find a café called Mr Spriggins serving specialty coffee, delicious waffles, all-day breakfast and more. Mr Spriggins is open to customers who do not wish to climb or play at Funtopia.
Depending on your interests your entry fee can include just climbing world, just playground world or both worlds. Whatever you decide you’re guaranteed to have fun!
- Free car parking;
- Two separate play worlds – entry fee is separate for each world;
- Playground World suitable for kids 1+ years;
- Climbing World suitable for kids 4+ years;
- BYO socks or purchase socks for $2
- on-site café called Mr Spriggins;
- Mr Spriggins is open to customers who do not wish to climb or play at Funtopia.
- Party packages available, including a disco room!
- Special packages for school holiday groups and school excursions.
- Book ahead to avoid disappointment. All bookings can be made on the website.
Funtopia, 98 Hampstead Rd, Maribyrnong 9317 0413
9am – 6pm Sunday – Thursday
9am – 9pm Friday & Saturday
Playground World – Monday – Friday $10 / Weekends, public holidays and school holidays – $12 all day
Climbing World – $18.50 per climber for 1 hour of climbing plus a 15 minute safety briefing
Climbing World extras –
- Jump – $5
- Slide – $5
- Jump & Slide – $8