I am a stay at home mum trying to be a freelance writer - or a freelance writer trying to be a stay at home mum. I enjoy getting out and about with my two little girls and am Chief Editor of Perth Mums Group perthmumsgroup.com.au
Published September 12th 2017
Bring your toddlers and their tantrums to these play centres
If you're a parent of a toddler, you'll know that keeping them entertained can be a challenge. They don't sit still for long, are too young for half the equipment at the playground and are still a couple of years away from starting school. A play centre is a good way to keep them from drawing on the walls for a few hours, yet so many venues aren't well catered to toddlers. There are however, some awesome exceptions to this – here are some of the best play centres for toddlers in Perth.
Toddler Town Central, Canning Vale 6 Bannick Court, Canning Vale 0402 481 916 Website: See the Facebook page
Toddler Town Central is a play centre for the under fives only, meaning everything is designed for toddlers. They run different activities each week, including dance parties and science experiments, plus themed birthday parties at a reasonable price.
Sweet Little Play Centre is another venue just for children aged five and under. There is a heap of soft play, slides, tunnels, ride-on toys, blocks, seesaws, ball pits and even a bouncy castle! There's a café for parents to sit down and have a break.
Little Champs, Bibra Lake 9/40 Port Pirie Street, Bibra Lake 9434 9182 Entry: $8 for children over 12 months old Website: littlechamps.com.au
Another play centre dedicated to the under fives! It is a huge open space with a crazy number of age-appropriate toys, a small climbing frame with slides and lots of little vehicles to ride around on, plus fun music playing in the background. There's also a small café selling coffee, drinks, snacks and small meals. You can read the full review here.
Chipmunks Playland and Cafe, Bibra Lake 18 Tayet Loop, Bibra Lake 9434 6936 Entry: 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. Website: https://www.chipmunks.com.au/indoor-playground/perth/
Chipmunks are a chain of play centres with locations in Bibra Lake, Kelmscott, Mandurah, Port Kennedy, Wanneroo and Whitfords. While I've visited the Bibra Lake centre frequently, I haven't gotten around to the rest, but I can say that the Bibra Lake franchise is definitely suitable for toddlers. There's a huge, modern play space over three levels just for the under fives, along with an extra section filled with toys. This area has a trampoline, spinning cups, a ball pit, slides and heaps of areas to climb. Read more here.
The Playroom, Rockingham 5 Mackinnon Street, Rockingham 9592 9222 Entry: Ages 1 – 4 years $8, ages 5 – 12 years $1 Website: www.the-playground.com.au
The Playroom is another play centre with a fantastic area for toddlers. It is spacious and is packed with age appropriate climbing structures, toys and a ball pit. There are also various activities the toddlers can do throughout the rest of the play space, including trampolines, slides and cubby houses. You can read the full review here.