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Rain, Rain – great for ducks and plants – hard work for parents and kids! If you need some inspiration for beating the rainy day blues, why not head to an indoor playcentre? The kids get a work out, mum or dad gets a coffee and everyone stays nice and dry. Here are some of Sydney’s best:
East/City: The all-new Monkey Mania at the Entertainment Quarter – play equipment for ages 1-12, dedicated toddlers area and electric kiddies go-karts!. There’s also Little Dynamos in Alexandria. This place is huge with a 4 level play structure and dedicated toddler areas. You’ll also find an indoor play area in Westfield Eastgardens Shopping Mall.
Inner West: Try indoor rock climbing for something different on a rainy day. The excellent Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym at St Peters has great after school, holiday and weekend programs for kids 5 and up. Corner Cubby House is a great soft play centre and has a particularly good area for the Under 4′s as well as great equipment for older children.
North Shore: Wizzy World in Chatswood is one of Sydney’s biggest indoor playgrounds. As well as the massive traditional play area which includes jumping castles and toddler area, there’s also a great, big purpose built indoor sports facility where the kids can practice mini soccer, netball and basketball.
Northern Beaches:You’re spoiled for choice in this neck of the woods with Sandbucket Play Centre in Narrabeen, Rockhouse Indoor Climbing, Play Planet and Big Blast in Brookvale, French’s Forest’s Lollipopland and Cheeky Monkeys in Warriewood offering great indoor play areas. You’ll also find a recently upgraded play area in Warringah Mall Shopping Centre.
Our favourite Play Centre in Sydney can be found here in the Northern beaches at French’s Forest - Wannabees. Recently opened in 2012, not only do they offer climbing frames and play structures, they have built an entire indoor city with 14 different play zones where children can dress up, role play and engage in imaginative play including a Hospital, Bank, Supermarket, Firestation, TV studio and lots more. Take a look at all their attractions. It’s a really unique centre – Recommended.