RDM Visits: Wannabees Family Play Town

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Have you been to Wannabees Family Playtown? There are two locations – Hornsby and Frenchs Forest, neither of which are super close to us here in Ryde, but what they offer is so fantastic that it’s definitely worth the 30-40 minute drive!

Wannabees is a child size city featuring fire and police stations, hospital, post office, a restaurant, gym, TV studio, radio station and many more iconic buildings in a real functioning city. At Wannabees children dress up, make up their own adventure and role play real-life scenarios. Visiting each station, kids will have the opportunity to learn about social interaction, the value of money, what people do when they “go to work” and maybe even gain inspiration for their own careers later in life.

This indoor themed play centre is perfect for kids 1-9 year olds and offers many hours of fun, lots of opportunity for imaginative play, and an awesome way for kids to be what they ‘wannabee’. All the shops in their city are child size so kids will feel like they have walked into a beauty shop, hospital, fire station etc. that is just for them!

They also have a 6m rock climbing wall (Frenchs Forest Venue) and for the dance enthusiasts and little performers, they have a laser lit concert stage.

Feeling peckish? The cafe has lots on offer. Kids can enjoy spaghetti bolognese, chicken nuggets, junior snack packs with healthy options and more! Adults can choose from sandwiches, salads, frittatas, all day breakfast and light meals. Note: outside food is not allowed.

Wannabees is open 7 days a week for a casual play, kids birthday party, primary school excursions and vacation care.


Admission prices are for unlimited play and no booking is required.

Weekdays School Terms:

  • All Children – AU$15.00 (babies up to 12 months free).
  • Adults: AU$5.00 (Includes Coffee Voucher).
  • Seniors: Free

Weekends & School Holidays:

  • Babies up to 12 months: free.
  • Children 1 to 2 y.o: – AU$15.00
  • Children 3 to 10 y.o – AU$20.00
  • Adults: AU$5.00 (Includes Coffee Voucher)
  • Seniors: Free
Annual Pass:  $99.00 per pass (1 adult and 1 child)

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Frenchs Forest – C1/1-3 Rodborough Rd, Frenchs Forest
Hornsby – Shop 2042, Westfield Hornsby, 236 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby