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HOT: Funtopia, Maribyrnong

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Need an indoor play space for the kids to burn off their energy? Head to Funtopia Maribyrnong, a play centre and indoor climbing centre combined in one! There’s even a full-service cafe Mr Spriggins inside.

Funtopia Maribyrnong

Funtopia Maribyrnong, near Highpoint, is an amazing play centre for kids. There are 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).

Funtopia Maribyrnong

Both of the worlds have outstanding features with modern play centre equipment. Check out this huge 5m volcano climb with a speed slide!

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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.

Funtopia Maribyrnong

Climbers are guided by the professional staff inside the climbing world although the harness system allows climbers to clip on safely themselves without supervision.

Funtopia Maribyrnong

Many of the same walls found at TunzaFun Xtreme are inside Funtopia.


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Funtopia Maribyrnong

Playground World is unique playing arena and one of the biggest indoor playground arenas in Australia, with over 650sqm of play space. It is 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.

Funtopia Maribyrnong

Playground World has an Australiana theme and includes a vintage Melbourne tram and the Sydney Harbour Bridge…

Funtopia Maribyrnong

….the Great Barrier Reef ball pit and ball cannon zone…

Funtopia Maribyrnong

…and the Uluru rock climbing wall.

Funtopia Maribyrnong

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.

Funtopia Maribyrnong

Funtopia Maribyrnong

Funtopia Maribyrnong

Funtopia Maribyrnong

A section of Playground World is designated for toddlers under 2 years where they can enjoy climbing, sliding, rocking and playing on soft mats.

Funtopia Maribyrnong

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!

Here are some Funtopia specials that might be relevant for you:

Funtopia EATertainment

On Friday and Saturday nights Funtopia is open for EATertainment where you can climb until 9pm, with Mr Spriggins open for diners until 8pm.

Funtopia Fit & Fun

Fit & Fun is a special session designed for mums and bubs under the age of four held during school term Monday-Friday 10am-12pm. Dads are welcome too! Fit & Fun is an opportunity for parents and bubs to climb together. They’ve even sourced some amazing safety equipment such as baby harnesses just for the Fit & Fun sessions. No bookings required.

Cost: $18.50 per child. Mum (or dad) include in price.

Includes FREE access to Playground World after the Fit & Fun session.

FREE Playgroup Space

Funtopia is happy to host playgroups and mother’s groups FREE of charge. Simply call to book and they’ll reserve a table for the playgroup.

Available Monday – Friday only.  Available during the school term. Not available on public holidays.

Funtopia Fundraising

Funtopia charges $25 for each person who attends the Funtopia Fundraiser and the club, organisation or school gets a $10 rebate from each attendee. Funtopia Fundraisers include access to Climbing World plus the choice of a jump or slide.

There is a 20 person minimum for Funtopia Fundraising events.

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  • 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
  • full service 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;
  • On Friday and Saturday nights Funtopia is open for EATentertainment where you can climb until 9pm, with Mr Spriggins open for diners until 8pm; and
  • Book ahead to avoid disappointment. All bookings can be made on the website.

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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