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17 Best Indoor Play Centres In Melbourne

17 Best Indoor Play Centres in Melbourne

A clean, spacious and imaginative indoor play centre can be a godsend in winter when the weather’s just too cold or wet to be outdoors. My kids and I have been road-testing play centres for years – here are our list of the best indoor play centres in Melbourne.

Indoor Play Centre in Melbourne CBD/Docklands

1. Chipmunks, Docklands

Chipmunks Docklands provides a ‘drop and shop’ service….yes you heard right, drop the kids (ages 5-11) off for up to 3 hours whilst you enjoy some stress free retail therapy.

Chipmunks Docklands, The District Docklands. Level 1, 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands 039 9121 278

Indoor Play Centre Melbourne’s North

2. Latitude, Heidelberg West

Latitude is a huge trampoline park, climbing park and indoor play centre all rolled into one. It also includes a a fantastic under 5s play area which is perfect for tiring out your toddler!

Latitude, 590 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg West 1300 123 528

 

Indoor Play Centres in Melbourne’s South/South-East/Bayside

3. Lollipops Playland and Crazy Climb, Noble Park North

Lollipops Playland  is part of the indoor play centre franchise and caters for kids from birth to about 13 and Crazy Climb is a 26 climb venue for people from 4-94, and together they form one of the biggest indoor play centres in Melbourne.

Lollipops Playland and Crazy Climb, 6 Elonera Rd, Noble Park North (03) 9862 3400 and other locations

4. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne, Chadstone

Attention LEGO lovers! LEGOLAND Melbourne is the ultimate indoor LEGO play space. Learn about the process of making LEGO, get building in the numerous LEGO play zones.  Enjoy the rides, interactive displays,  4D Cinema and much more.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne, Level 2, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone

5. TunzaFun Xtreme, Wantirna South

TunzaFun Xtreme is an indoor play centre with 34 climbing challenges for kids 4+ years, a huge slide, massive vertical drop, games arcade and dodgem car track.

TunzaFun Xtreme, Shop 2205B Knox Ozone, Westfield Knox Shopping Centre,Opn 425 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South

6. Kid Factory, Dingley

Keep the kids amused for a couple of hours at Kid Factory with traditional jungle gym and slides, climbing frames, ball pit, single person trampolines and mini trampoline park with basketball rings.  Under 4s and under 2s have seperate fenced areas with age appropriate equipment.

Kid Factory, 300 Boundary Rd, Dingley 03 9551 3919

7. Play Central, Port Melbourne

Play Central has a huge warehouse space offering an active play area with volcano climbing mountain, long slide, mini dodgem cars, massive play gym with a trampoline, ball pit, slides and a myriad of tunnels to climb up and around. And imaginative play – including a mini city with a supermarket, construction zone, animal hospital and coffee shop, play tent, loads of toys and picture books.

Play Central, 35-27 Crockford St, Port Melbourne

Indoor Play Centres Melbourne’s East

8. Monkey Mania, Myer Eastland, Ringwood

Monkey Mania Eastland

Myer Eastland has the first play centre within a department store within Australia and Monkey Mania is a hoot! There’s a jumping castle, huge jungle gym, ball cannons and sensory play.

Monkey Mania Eastland, Myer Eastland, Level 3 Shop 3, Eastland Shopping Centre, 175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood VIC 3134  8870 0217
 

9. Little Creatures, Balwyn

little creatures balwyn

Little Creatures is basically like someone’s large lounge room, separated into nine different mini play themes, including a supermarket, a home corner, a fire station, a lego centre, a costume room, a builder’s workshop,  a small slide and foam blocks for building and a shelf of books and puzzles.

Little Creatures 323 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn (03) 9077 2364

10. Little Village Play Cafe, Croydon

The Little Village Play Cafe is a great spot for parents to chill with a cuppa whilst their babies and toddlers explore the little village play space.

The Little Village Play Cafe, 33 The Mall, Croydon South 03 8288 2580

11. Playdays, Doncaster

playdays doncaster

Playdays is a huge, clean and bright play centre made just for under 5s! There’s jumping castles, ride-ons, ball pits, soft obstacles, cubbies and more. They have a second location in Sandringham.

Playdays, 350 Blackburn Rd East Doncaster 

Indoor Play Centres Melbourne’s West

12. Rabbit Hole, Braybrook

rabbit hole braybrook

Make you way down to the Rabbit Hole Play Centre where your mini humans will be entertained for hours with loads of creative and active play. The centrepiece is a glowing white ballpit, there’s a ship’s hull to clamber over and slide down, a series of climbing frames, multiple slides, ramps and play elements.

Rabbit Hole Play Centre, Shop 13, 227 Ballarat Rd, Braybrook

13. Funtopia, Maribyrnong

Funtopia Maribyrnong

Funtopia Maribyrnong, is an amazing play centre for kids with two different ‘worlds’ to choose from – playground world and the climbing world.

Funtopia, 98 Hampstead Rd, Maribyrnong 9317 0413

14. Airodrome, Altona North

Airodrome is like two play centres in one! It combines a trampoline park with an inflatable playground, with bouncy castles galore, colourful slides, jumping castles, mazes, climbing wall, velcro wall and jousting ring.

Airodrome, Westgate Sports & Leisure Centre, cnr. Grieve Pde & Doherty’s Rd, Altona North

15. Inflatable World, Maribyrnong

inflatable world

Every kid loves a jumping castle and at Inflatable World EVERYTHING is a jumping castle! There’s an under 5s area with smaller slides, ambulance jumping castles and foam blocks. The older 5s area has a hilarious velcro suit climbing wall, a jousting pit and big slides.

Inflatable World Maribyrnong, 90 Gordon St, Maribyrnong (03) 9318 6777 and other locations in Melbourne

16. PlayHut Party and Play Centre, Altona North

playhut

When it’s wet outside and you don’t want to break the bank, bundle the kids up and take them to PlayHut Party and Play Centre where you kids can burn off some energy with the bouncy castle structures, slides, ball and foam block pits, a trampoline plus some smaller play equipment for toddlers.

PlayHut Party and Play Centre, Westgate Indoor Sports, Cnr Grieve Pde and Dohertys Rd, Altona North 03 9369 6888

17. Crocs Playcentre, Derrimut

Crocs Playcentre Derrimut

Crocs Playcentre Derrimut has a jungle themed play area with your usual inflatables, tadalafil slides, climbing structures, motorised electric race cars, tricycles as well as a gated area for kids under 4 years. It’s all within one large room with good sightlines to most areas so you can relax knowing your little one won’t perform any great disappearing acts!

Crocs Playcentre Derrimut, Unit 3 & 4, 21 Elgar Road, Derrimut (03) 9363 0872 and other locations


Where is your favourite indoor play centre in Melbourne?

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

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

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