Want to take your toddler to a play centre suited to their age group? Here are some of the best around Perth.
Whether it's pouring with ran, play centres are certainly a good way to keep the kids entertained for a few hours. When you’ve got a toddler in the house, finding a play centre that caters to their needs can be challenging and some centres definitely appeal to parents of toddlers more than others. Some are for toddlers only, and some have awesome play areas for the little people. If you need to entertain your toddler for the day, here are some of Perth’s best play centres for them. Just don’t forget to wear socks!
Bandicoots Indoor Play at the Cockburn ARC Location: Cockburn ARC, Veterans Parade, Cockburn Central
Cost: $8 per child
Opening hours: Saturdays, Sundays and during public holidays: 10am to 1pm
This cute little play centre is a great spot for a toddler party. It has a little play structure, plenty places to climb and discover, plus slides. There is a separate room with a kitchen that is fantastic for parties.
You can read more about activities at the ARC here.
Bandicoots Indoor Play at Cockburn ARC
Gymbakids Playground at LeisureFit Melville Location: 431 Canning Hwy, Melville (corner of Stock Rd)
Cost: $8 per child
Opening hours: See below
Session Times: (during school term) Monday to Thursday: 1pm - 7pm
Friday: 1pm - 4pm and 6.00pm - 7pm
Saturday: 7am - 1pm and 3pm - 4.30pm
Sunday: 9am - 10am and 12pm - 2.30pm
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School Holiday Session Times: Monday to Friday: 8am - 7pm
Come and enjoy unstructured play at this small indoor play centre at LeisureFit Melville. There is a small play structure with slides, soft play, areas to climb and a ball pit. You can read more about the centre here.
Champs at Play, Kelmscott Location: 30 Brant Road, Kelmscott
Cost: Between $1 and $11
Opening hours: Limited during school terms - open Wednesday to Saturday, and Monday to Saturday during school holidays
Champs at Play has a number of spaces that are suitable for toddlers, including a soft play area and ball pit, along with a baby area with loads of toys that are also suitable for younger toddlers. Older toddlers will love climbing to the top of the play structure and riding around on the bikes and scooters.
The Playground, Rockingham Location: 5 Mackinnon Street, Rockingham
Cost: Ages 1 – 4 years $8, ages 5 – 12 years $1
While it’s not specifically a play centre solely for younger children, The Playground has a great space just for toddlers that has heaps of toys, a ball pit, slides, things to climb on and lots of things for the younger kids to do throughout the rest of the centre. You can read the full review here.
Toddler area at The Playground, Rockingham
Full of Fun, Malaga Location: 1/7 Townsend Street, Malaga
Cost: 0-6 months and adults Free, 6-12 months $6 per child, 1-4 years $8 per child, 5-12 years $10 per child
Opening hours: Open 7 days a week
Full of Fun has a great area for children aged 4 and under. It has play equipment, toys, a ball pit and it is fully gated.
Chipmunks Play Centres Locations: Throughout Perth
Cost: School days - $10.90 for children aged 1-11 years, non-school days $10.90 for children aged 1-2 years and $13.90 for children aged 3-11 years.
Chipmunks are a franchise of play centres that aren't specifically designed for toddlers, but they have spaces just for younger kids, including amazing toddler play structures. They typically have large and modern, multi-level play structures with a ball pit, trampoline, spinning cups, slides and soft play. You will find Chipmunks located in Kelmscott, Mandurah, Port Kennedy, Wanneroo and Whitfords.
You can read a full review of Chipmunks Bibra Lake, here and a review of Chipmunks Kelmscott here.
The toddler play structure at Chipmunks in Bibra Lake.