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Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe

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by Lisa W (subscribe)
I am a passionate traveller, foodie and explorer mum and love discovering new hot-spots, family-friendly cafes and hidden gems.
Published January 15th 2021
Creative new kids' play cafe that adults will also love
Have you visited a new boutique kids' cafe? It's a fresh trend in Sydney, which pretty much gives a whole new meaning to a kids' play centre. Gone are the gaudy primary colours, the massive slides, the inferior stuff they call food and the adrenaline-filled kids stomping all over the littlies.

Instead, everything is soft pastels and light wood. The area is spotless and is constantly being cleaned and monitored. The surfaces are cushioned and safe and the emphasis is on imaginative play. These cafes are generally geared towards kids aged 0 - 6 years, although older siblings can play gently with the younger ones.

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A New Wonderful Kids Cafe Is Here | Pic: Lisa Wolff


There have been a few of these cafes popping up throughout our city over the last few months. But one of the original play cafes (and my kids favourite) is Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe in Meadowbank.

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Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe | Pic: Lisa Wolff


A Perfect Play Space

If you would ask my kids about the play area of their dreams, they would describe Kidsday. It's whimsical and fun, with adorable hot air balloons suspended from the ceiling. There's a mini train (yes, a real choo-choo train that the kids can ride) just as you walk through the entrance and a number of different zones that will keep the kids playing for hours.

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Choo-Choo | Pic: Lisa Wolff


Bliss For Grown-Ups Too

Not only do kids love this play area, but it's also a haven for parents too. Firstly it's gated so you can relax knowing your kids can't escape. Also, it's a play 'cafe', meaning the food is just as important as the play. Kidsday offers a varied menu with scrumptious meals and the adult entry includes a hot drink. Kidsday is also spotless and the staff are regularly cleaning the equipment and toys, which makes a healthy change from the germ-infested traditional play centres. The staff are also wonderful and so friendly to the kids.

I wish Kidsday was around when my twins were babies - I really struggled to find a safe environment where I wasn't always petrified some older kid would step on them. But now that my kids are older, I get to sit in the Kidsday cafe area and relax (or take my laptop and work) while they have fun.

Having A Ball In The Ball Pit

There are so many different areas to explore, including a massive ball pit, slide and climbing wall, which was a firm favourite.

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Having a Ball | Pic: Lisa Wolff


Cooking Up A Feast

My kids absolutely adored the huge pink kitchen, complete with every accessory you could ever want (I wish my kitchen at home was so well equipped).

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Love the kitchen (wish is was real!) | Pic: Lisa Wolff


Born To Shop!

There's also a well-stocked supermarket with a huge assortment of toy food and vegetables. My kids adored playing shops, with one manning the cash register and the others picking produce and tossing them into the miniature trolleys.

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Shop till your drop | Pic: Lisa Wolff


Little Animal Lovers

My daughter wants to be a vet when she grows up so she was delighted to find a vet clinic with a variety of stuffed animals and even a toy x-ray machine.

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Be A Vet | Pic: Lisa Wolff


Fishing and Building

Lots of fun was had fishing for magnetised toy sea creatures, riding the toy cars and playing on the big LEGO table.

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Fishing for fun | Pic: Lisa Wolff


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LEGO time | Pic: Lisa Wolff


Wooden Block Pit

The Hinoki zone replaces a traditional sandpit. Instead of sand, the pit is filled with tiny wooden blocks as well as construction vehicles and spades and bucket. The kids loved playing in here but babies would need to be watched carefully in case they try and eat the cubes. Toddlers also tended to toss the blocks out of the pit, causing the staff to scramble around picking up the cubes from the floor, which I can imagine would get a bit tiresome.

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The new 'sand' pit | Pic: Lisa Wolff


Time for a BBQ

My son loved cooking an elaborate bbq using the barbecue toys and grill food, while the girls relaxed on the sun chairs.

There's also a table of dinosaurs and a Barbie corner and an upstairs area with obstacles and a twisty slide.

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Keen for a BBQ? | Pic: Lisa Wolff


Dress Ups And Makeovers

The dress-up area was super popular with all my kids with lots of character costumes as well as construction tools.

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Makeover time | Pic: Lisa Wolff


Let's Eat!

After all the activity, we were all starving. The kids ordered chicken nuggets and chips, as well as the crunches Korean style fried chicken, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

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Yummy Food | Pic: Lisa Wolff


Don't Forget Dessert!

We then treated ourselves with the biggest slice of rainbow cake, which was decadently delicious.

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Let's Eat Cake | Pic: Lisa Wolff


My kids didn't want to leave Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe - there's enough to do to keep them entertained and active for hours.

Party On!

Kidsday also specialise in kids' parties and create the most unforgettable celebrations to make the birthday child feel so special. You can check out the gorgeous pics of the parties on their Instagram and Facebook pages.

Entry Fees

There are a number of different pricing options, depending on when you visit and how long you stay. Prices starts at $5 for kids under 12-months and $10.50 for one hour of play for kids over one year. This increases o $12.50 on the weekend.

The cost for 2 hours of play is $18 per child on the weekdays and $22 on the weekend and includes a choo-choo train ride.

For all-day fun, the price is $35 for weekdays and $40 for weekends (this option may not be available if the play cafe is too busy).

Adults enter for $4.50, which includes a cafe voucher for the same value.

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Ride-on fun | Pic: Lisa Wolff


Young Kids Only

Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe is designed for kids aged 0-6 years old. Older siblings (aged 7 & 8) may enter at the same prices with younger siblings and play gently. Kids 9 years and over are not able to enter Kidsday due to safety issues for younger children in the play area.

Become a member

If you are a frequent visitor, the best value for money is to join the membership program, which comes with a number of exclusive benefits, including a free 2-hour visit on the member's birthday.

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Sliding into fun | Pic: Lisa Wolff


Opening Hours

Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe is open 7 days from 9am - 6pm, although the venue does close early on certain days for birthday parties so ensure you check their Facebook or Instagram before you visit.

How To Get There

Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe is conveniently situated in Shepherds Bay Village Plaza in Meadowbank. There is three-hour free parking in the shopping centre but parking tickets need to be displayed inside the car to avoid a fine. The cafe is also easily accessible via bus, train or ferry.
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Why? A kids cafe that parents will also love. Great food, amazing fun for younger kids.
When: Open 7 days from 9am - 6pm
Phone: 0280578844
Where: Shepherds Bay Village Plaza ; 11a Bay Drive, Meadowbank
Cost: Prices starts at $5 for kids under 12-months and $10.50 for one hour of play for kids over one years old.
Your Comment
What a great place for kids Lisa. More fun and healthier than you know where.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|1655) 41 days ago
The train and the rainbow cake caught my eye straight away. What fun for the kids.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2007) 41 days ago
Looks great. What a fun place for kids.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|2362) 40 days ago
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