Best Indoor Playgrounds in Shopping Centres in Sydney

By: Serina Hajje, 18 November 2021

Let's be real. Shopping with kids in tow can be a chore sometimes. Dragging them through the aisles of Coles or Woolworths is exhausting, not to mention the constant interruptions of "Mum, we really really NEED this!". But when a shopping centre blesses parents with a playground, it makes the whole ordeal more manageable.

We’ve found the best shopping centre playgrounds around Sydney, that’ll make shopping with kids A LOT easier.

Eastern Suburbs

Westfield Eastgardens Shopping Mall

Westfield Eastgardens is the perfect place to tick off all your shopping errands with the kids in tow before rewarding them with some time to play. There are several small rides dotted around the shopping centre that kids can enjoy for $2 a ride, and on Level 3, there's the Kids Playworld that's designed for children aged two to six years, and it's open every day of the year.
Where: 152 Bunnerong Rd, Eastgardens

Westfield Bondi Junction
The free Playworld play space at Westfield Bondi Junction is toddler heaven

Westfield Bondi Junction

Take a break and let your little ones be entertained in the kids' activity area at Playworld. All children are welcome and entry is free, however, children must be supervised at all times. You'll find Playworld on Level 5 next to Jamaica Blue. 
Where: 500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction

City

Broadway Shopping Centre playground
Broadway Shopping Centre's newest play space is ultra modern and ultra fun!

Broadway Shopping Centre

Designed for 6 years and under, the Broadway Shopping Centre Playground has recently received an upgrade and features some impressive new play equipment including rock climbing, two ropes courses, a spiral slide, a  soft play area, minature trampolines, two climbing structures and sensory play spaces.
Where: 1 Bay St, Broadway

North Shore

Kids World Playland & Cafe Macquarie Centre
Kids World Playland & Cafe is the perfect spot for kids to burn off some energy, and parents to refuel.

Macquarie Centre

Whether you're looking for an indoor activity where your kids can burn some energy, or a venue to celebrate a birthday or private function, Kids World Playland & Cafe is the perfect venue for children up to 11 years old. Kids will excitedly explore multi-level indoor climbing structures, trampolines, tunnels, a cannonball battle zone and a HUGE inflatable slide. There is also an under 5's dedicated area for your little ones to safely explore and a gourmet cafe, serving yummy treats for kids and adults, including barista-made coffee. For a quick play in the centre itself, there's a small soft play zone right outside Target on the Ground Floor.
Where: Corner Herring and Waterloo Rds, North Ryde
 

Kiddo Kove
Hornsby Westfield has made dreams come true at Kiddo Kove!

Hornsby Westfield

Kiddo Kove is the newest kid on the indoor playground block at Hornsby Westfield. All the usual indoor play centre favourites are on offer at Kiddo Kove, including mega ball pit, climbing structures, slides, imaginative play stations (complete with an ice cream van, mini market and mini kitchen) and sensory play stations. There is also a cafe on site for parents, kids birthday party rooms for hire and loads more!

Chatswood Chase

On Level 4 (top-level) in the homewares precinct, you’ll find a children’s ‘playpod’ rather than a soft play area, where littlies can be entertained with six iPads and a large interactive touchscreen for games and puzzles.
Where: 345 Victoria Ave, Chatswood

Chatswood Westfield play area
Check out Urban Escape at Chatswood Westfield.

Chatswood Westfield

There's a brand new Urban Escape Playground on level 3, near Din Tai Fung. Inspired by nature and the outdoors this space creates fun for all ages. With soft play, treehouse and slide this playground has been designed for kids between 1-8 years.
Where: 1 Anderson Street, Chatswood

Inner West

Småland, Ikea Tempe
Småland is Ikea’s free supervised play area at Tempe.

Ikea Tempe

Ikea is full of interesting things to see but kids may get bored after a while. Luckily, there’s Småland, Ikea’s free supervised play area – available for kids aged 3-10 for supervised one-hour sessions.
Where: Stores in Tempe, Marsden Park and Rhodes

Burwood Westfield 

Located on Level 2 near Woolworths is a free Kids Playworld area for all ages. The Mall also has special kids' events and competitions.
Where: 100 Burwood Rd, Burwood

Alexandria Homemaker Centre 

There’s a small but entertaining playground near the cafes at Alexandria Homemaker Centre, so after some home decor shopping, you can enjoy a coffee while your little ones play!
Where: 49-59 O’Riordan St, Alexandria

Greater West

 Ed.Square Town Centre
There is so much for kids to love at the brand new Ed.Square Town Centre play space

Ed.Square Town Centre

Ed.Square Town Centre has a brand new indoor children’s play area with two dedicated spaces for kids of all ages.The junior space for under fours boats a ‘Junior Cube’ with a crawl tube, vertical forest and activity wall plus an inclusive kaleidoscope cubby. Older children will love the hanging pods, which hang up to 3.8-metres off the ground for endless climbing fun, and have an attached slide. There is also a mini trampoline, rock climbing wall and two additional slides in the area to keep everyone entertained.
Where: Ed. Square Shopping Centre, 52 Soldiers Parade, Edmondson Park

Primewest Auburn Megamall

Kids can play at the pirate-themed kids' space, located on Level 1, outside My Baby Warehouse and Smart Choice Furniture.
Where: 265 Parramatta Rd, Auburn

Parramatta Westfield

There are two Playworlds for kids at Parramatta Westfield. Outside Coles on Level 5, there's a large play area for kids, and a smaller one on Level 4.
Where: 159-175 Church St, Parramatta    

Rouse Hill Town Centre

Rouse Hill Town Centre is loaded with free kids entertainment. There’s an interactive play area for children in The Backyard, fitted with musical play areas, an environmental education trail and plenty of room for exploring, climbing and running, as well as a family respite area in The Play Terrace. 
Where: Windsor Rd and White Hart Dr, Rouse Hill

Enjoy some fun on the farm at Paddock Play Macarthur Shopping Centre.

Macarthur Shopping Centre 

The farm-themed play zone, Paddock Play, reflects the agricultural heritage of the Macarthur region and is super cute! 
Where: Gilchrist Drive, Campbelltown

Lidcombe Centre 

Lidcombe Centre has an outdoor play area for children on the balcony area, conveniently near the Chow Bella Cafe and also an indoor play area on Level 1 outside Spotlight. 
Where: 92 Parramatta Rd, Lidcombe

Stocklands Merrylands 

At Stocklands Merrylands you'll find an indoor play area for children aged 3-12 years located on Level 1, near Big w.
Where: McFarlane St and Pitt St, Merrylands

Northern Beaches

Dee Why Grand

At Dee Why Grand there’s a great free play area for kids under 5 eyars on the lower ground floor near the food court, open from 9am-5pm every day.
Where: 15-18 Pacific Pde, Dee Why

Westfield Waringah Mall

There are a number of kids play spaces at Westfield Warringah Mall, including bubs soft play on the Ground Level outside Mecca Maxima, a larger play space for all ages on the Ground Level outside Three Beans Cafe, plus, Warringah Mall is the first shopping centre to open a doggy playground!
Where: Condamine St and Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale

Belrose Super Centre

Belrose Super Centre keeps kids entertained at their indoor playground on the top level next to the Terrace Food Court.
Where: 4/6 Niangala Cl, Belrose

Northwest Sydney

Top Ryde City.
Kid's love the two free children’s play zones at Top Ryde City.

Top Ryde City

There are two free children’s play areas located on Level 1. The 0-2 Play Zone is for the tiny tots who are just starting to explore while the larger playground (pictured above) is for the 3-12-year-olds.
Where: Devlin St and Blaxland Rd, Ryde

Stockland Baulkham Hills

Perfect for children aged 3-12 years, there's a play area called MyFunland conveniently located on Level 1, opposite Little Rock Cafe.
Where: 375-383 Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills

Stanhope Village

There are two play areas here, an indoor one for toddlers near the Leaf Cafe and an outdoor one for older children near Michel’s Patisserie.
Where: 2 Sentry Dr, Stanhope Gardens

Sutherland Shire

Miranda Westfield

The pirate-shaped playground is no longer there, but there is a play area on the lower level near MyHouse.. And an additional play area at Westfield Miranda on Level 3 near Target and Leaf Café & co, which is a garden themed soft play and climb and slide structure.
Where: 600 Kingsway, Miranda        

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