Shopping centre play areas can be a lifesaver on days when it’s hot, raining or if you need an incentive to get the kids to the shops! Here’s the scoop on all our local shopping centre play areas (in alphabetical order).
Cnr Herring and Waterloo Roads, North Ryde
1 Rider Boulevard, Rhodes
This play structure recently had an upgrade (mid 2017) and now features slides, a climbing tower, a maze, soft play and more. It certainly packs a lot into a little space! Best for 2-8 year olds. Read more here!
Top Ryde City Shopping Centre
Corner Devlin Street and Blaxland Road, Ryde
There are quite a few kids play areas at TRC. Firstly, the Piazza does a pretty solid job of keeping kids entertained, often through meal times as it is surrounded by cafes and restaurants.
The other play areas are on level 1 near Toy Mate. There are 3 sections to the area – an interactive zone with books, screen and colouring, a climbing zone with a rock climbing wall, multiple slides, rope ladder and tunnel. Then there is a separate soft fall play area perfect for little kids.
Carlingford Court Shopping Centre
Corner Pennant Hills Rd & Carlingford Rd, Carlingford
Although small, this little play area offers enough to give parents a bit of respite while resting in the nearby chairs. You’ll find this play area on level 1 opposite to Bing Lee, and it’s perfect for kids 0-4. They can play noughts & crosses and use the interactive play panels to move little cars, coloured beads, building bolts & more!
19 Roseby St, Drummoyne
This new play structure is located on the ground floor (opposite Jean Louis Joseph) and is suited for kids up to about 10 years old.
Between the playground, kids’ trolleys, cafe and craft activities on weekends and school holidays, Bunnings knows how to keep families happy! Rydalmere, Lidcombe and Artarmon are the closest centres.
Level 2, 345 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
This little play area is very beautiful looking but will probably only provide you and your little one with a short rest stop. Features include a wooden train to sit on and a cubby house with iPads. A fence has recently been added around the area.
3-5 Underwood Rd, Homebush
A neat and modern structure with plenty to keep kids busy. What you save on entertainment you can spend on clothes! Best suited for kids aged 2-7.
Corner of Frederick Street & Reserve Road, Artarmon
On the lower ground floor near Dare Gallery and By Dezignyou will find a fairly sizeable pirate ship climbing gym that the kids will just love. It is recommended for children aged 2-6 years.
North Rocks Shopping Centre
328-336 North Rocks Road, North Rocks
This little play area recently (late 2017) underwent an upgrade and features a play gym maze. It’s located right next to Pronto Cafe and is great for kids 0-4.