We all need to take kids shopping sometimes and luckily we have a selection of shopping centres with some great play areas in the area. We have listed the most popular ones that you can use as a wet-weather activity or for some entertainment before or after doing the shopping.
Broadway Sydney – Soft Play Garden
Broadway Sydney soft play area is located on level 3 next to Priceline. It can be easy accessed from the car park and the Parents Room is beside the play centre and has multiple feeding spaces, a safe play area, a TV with DVD entertainment, microwave, child-sized amenities and nappy change areas. Open Monday to Wednesday and Friday 10 am–7 pm, Thursday 10 am–9 pm, Saturday 9 am–6 pm and Sunday 10 am–6 pm.
Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre – The Lighthouse
This new play space features a spiral slide, a triangle deck climb, a sphere lookout with a steering wheel and gadget panels. It’s great for kids up to eight years of age. Located on the ground level next to the Jean Louis Joseph Deli Café and The Shopping Nanny which is available 10 am–3 pm daily.
Rhodes Waterside – The Monkey Bar
Rhodes Waterside hosts one of the coolest playgrounds around! The playground is a bespoke play area built just for your little monkeys. Located on the ground floor behind Boost Juice, the state-of-the-art playground was built especially for its location. The design encompasses six-metre-tall climbing towers viewable from the upper level. This is connected by an exciting crawling tunnel stretching over the centre’s escalators! The Monkey Bar is filled with slides, touch-to-learn activities, climbing equipment and endless games. It has been designed with children aged two to ten in mind, with a special soft play area for the little ones. The Monkey Bar is just one of the family-friendly activities at Rhodes Waterside, in addition to the free Shopping Nanny service, five-star rated parents’ rooms, a calendar of children’s events and the Mums & Co club. Open Mon–Wed and Fri–Sat, 9 am–6 pm Thursdays 9 am–9 pm and Sundays 10 am–6 pm. The Shopping Nanny is located opposite Kidstuff, near Target, and is available Monday–Friday 10 am–3 pm daily.
Top Ryde City – Play Zone
The play area at Top Ryde City is located on Level 1, which is also home to Cool Kids Cuts, Leaf Café, Ollie’s Place and Read On Books and of course a parents’ room. The play zone is comprised of three interconnected spaces. One contains a book zone with seating plus three interactive screens. There is also a climbing zone with rock climbing wall, slides, rope ladder and tunnel. A third space is designed for soft play with a tactile plush carpet and climbing mounds. There is something for all children aged 0–12 years old. Open Mon–Sat 9 am–6 pm and Sunday 10 am–5 pm.
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