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HOT: Playhut Westgate, Altona North

HOT: Playhut Westgate, Altona North

PlayHut Westgate Party and Play Centre at Westgate Indoor Sports Altona is not the most flashy indoor play centre that we’ve been to but it does offer some advantages over other play centres in Melbourne.

playhut westgate altona north

The centre was renovated in 2018 so it is clean and new. The equipment has been expanded so that it now caters for children aged 9 months to 10 years, whereas before it was restricted to kids up to 6 years.

playhut westgate altona north

playhut westgate altona north

There is a three-story climbing gym, ball pit, giant slides and ball cannon. 

playhut westgate altona north

The ride on toys are particularly popular!

playhut westgate altona north

Little ones can enjoy a separate softly padded infant and toddler area. 

PlayHut is set up as effectively one big gated area. So you can pretty much spot your kids wherever they are from one of the many couches or tables. There is no gate that you had to keep opening and shutting to access the play area, which might be helpful for adults supervising kids that still need some assistance with the equipment.

Just note that the toilets are outside of the centre, within the main sports complex.

playhut westgate altona north

PlayHut is the only play centre where you can bring your own food in (though you can’t have it close to the play equipment – fair enough). This is a real money-saver but also better from a nutritional standpoint as the food options are pretty standard play centre fare.

playhut westgate altona north

Finally, it only cost $6 for under 2s and $9 for over 2s (adults free) and $10 for kids 7+ years. All kids are $5 on Tuesdays!

You can stay as long as your kids find it interesting! You can also join as a member for free to access further discounts such as $2 play days every month, discounts on birthday parties, L ittle Roo’s Soccer School and Westgate Vacation Care and loyalty card rewards.

When it’s hot, wet or cold outside, a good indoor play centre is a saving grace. Cheap and cheerful PlayHut ticks all the boxes and it’s even in the same complex as Airodrome Inflatables and Trampoline Park so your kids can enjoy a full day of energy-burning fun!

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HOT Tips:

  • Suitable for toddlers;
  • Suitable for older kids;
  • Gated area
  • Party packages availabe;
  • Free parking;
  • BYO food or food/drinks available to purchase;
  • toilets outside of the centre within main complex.

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; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via; 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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