With the weather in Australia going from hot to cold to clear to rainy, there is a whole range of indoor activities that we need to have that will keep the kids entertained. Here is a list of our favourites.
Northern Territory –
In Darwin, there are two great playcentres that you can take the kids to. Adventure Land Palmerston is a state-of-the-art indoor party and play zone, catering to kids from 0-13 years. The play centre has a large play structure, ball pits and a three level snake slide and wave slide. The Playshack Indoor Play Centre in Palmerston have a quality family centre equipped with jungle gyms, soft contained play structures, slides, imagination play areas for children aged 0 to 12, and easy parking!
Timezone in Casuarina is an awesome video amusement place, with arcade games galore. Try car racing, shooting basketballs, bean bag toss, dance battles and more. Customers get to win fabulous prizes from the prize counters.
With ten pin bowling, table tennis, laser skirmish, karaoke, virtual reality games & more, Kingpin Darwin offers an experience like no other.
If you are after an indoor water fun activity, head to one of the premier aquatic centres around Tasmania. In Devonport, Splash Devonport Aquatic and Leisure Centre has an outdoor 50 metre pool and waterslide, but it also has a 25 metre eight lane indoor pool, with a water exercise pool that has water play features. Launceston Aquatic Centre offers state of the art facilities including heated indoor and outdoor pools, accessible swimming pools, children’s play areas, with a tipping bucket and also two inflatables. In Hobart, the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre caters for the serious swimmer, the casual swimmer, or those just there to have some fun. The kids love splashing around in the aquatic play area that provides a beach entry and a family leisure pool that’s heated. In Hobart’s south, Kingston Pools has an indoor pool that is heated all year round and is wheelchair accessible. They also offer pool equipment for public use; noodles, dive rings, kick boards and more.
A new addition to Indoor Fun in Tasmania is Hyperdrive Kart Racing in Kingston. Race around in 100% electric karts and drive around the specially designed indoor track.
Bounce Hobart is an indoor trampoline park in Tasmania that provides an adrenaline rush for all ages. It has trampolines, rock climbing, dodgeball, high ropes, air mat for tricks and even a three storey playground!
Kids Paradise in Launceston has two playgrounds with obstacles, slides and ball pit. They also have a ‘Kids Town’ where the kids can shop in the grocery store, run a café that promotes role playing and problem solving.
Australian Capital Territory –
Power Kart Raceway in Canberra is an indoor heaven for families. The ultimate go-karting experience, try one of the electric karts on an F1 style indoor circuit. Not only go for the karts, but Power Kart Raceway has an indoor ice skating rink, jungle mini golf and arcade games.
At Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing challenge yourself with 25 to 35 ropes and wall heights from 6.5 to 8.5 metres.
Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre have a 25 metre pool, leisure pool with beach entry, water slide, spa, steam room and much more. Pools are heated all year round.
Questacon is the place for indoor fun!! Travel to the centre of an Earthquake, to the heart of a beehive, all the way to outer space! An educational and hands on experience for the whole family.
New South Wales South Coast –
Funland in Ulladulla is a world of fun with a three level amusement arcade. Filled with ticket games, interactive rides, laser tag, dodgems, classic pinball, arcade games and more.
Little Stompers in Wollongong is the perfect place for kids to play and parents to relax. A multi level play structure, three lane slide, separate under 3 years old play area, café and more.
Kidz Biz Playhouse in Batemans Bay is a children’s indoor play centre overlooking the Clyde River. The kids can play, swing, slide, climb on the play structure or jump into the large play area.
C1 Speed in Wollongong has an awesome electric karts on a speedway track, as well as a new laser tag experience as well.
Revolution Laser Arena in Wollongong is an immersive stand alone laser tag experience set in a movie and with a detailed backstory, it makes it a whole lot of fun. Join in with different levels, achievements and challenges for all levels of ability.
Early Start Discovery Space in Wollongong is a dedicated children’s museum providing interactive experiences, stimulating educational programs and learn through play activities for the younger children.
For something a little different, Go Climb in Coburg is the place to go. With a range of activities to keep everyone entertained, its Clip n Climb has 26 unique climbing challenges. NinjaX is an obstacle course to see how you would go as a little ninja warrior. GoPlay, is an interactive soft play area or GoJnr for the little ones.
In Melbourne, O’Brien IceHouse provides a fun indoor activity on the ice, perfect for beginners or experienced ice skaters.
Auscarts is a state of the art indoor karting venue, located just five minutes from Melbourne CBD. Test your skills on the karts as they go 55 kms an hour and compete against friends and family with statistics displayed on the scoreboard.
Across different locations in Melbourne (Essendon Fields, Blackburn North, Glen Iris and Geelong), Bounce Inc have fantastic indoor trampoline parks. Learn new skills or take your Freestyle skills to the next level. There’s something for beginners to professionals at Bounce.
There’s no other feeling like flying in the world and at Ifly, you can experience that. Hop in a tunnel and let the wind blow you into the air as you fly!
Watermarc is a fantastic aquatic centre in the North of Melbourne, in Greensborough. It offers a 50 metre pool, learn to swim pool, spas and…. if adrenaline is more your pace, the Tantrum Alley waterslide and the swimming pool inflatables are the way to go.
In regional Victoria, there is a number of indoor fun activities from mini golf to playcentres or trampoline parks. Ballarat has Xtreme Bounce, where you can bounce and tumble between the inter-linked trampolines, dive into the High Jump Air Bag or take on the Dodge Ball.
In Echuca, Gravity Shack has bouncing covered, with interconnected trampolines, performance area, giant air bag, dodgeball area and basketball lanes for the kids.
Western Australia –
Perth has a range of aquatic centres which have boundless activities and options for families.
Beatty Park in North Perth has various water play features. It has an indoor pool with a splash area which has a shallow beach entry, a frog slide for the little ones and for the bigger kids two more water slides. Riverton Leisureplex has a 50m pool and a leisure pool plus a water slide and a shallow pool for the little kids. There is also a rapid river and in the middle is a spa.
Cockburn Ice Arena gives you a winter wonderland feel indoors. Try your skills at ice skating or use one of the fun ice bykes!
If you feel more like skating, but not on ice, Rollerzone in Malaga lets you choose from either traditional roller skates or roller blades. Lit up with colourful lights and music, it feels like a party! Morley Rollerdrome also provides fun skating sessions and lessons.
Marvel at the special effects, which come to life when seen through the magical glasses you wear when at Glowing Rooms. Under ultraviolet light, experience indoor mini golf with worlds of animals, Australian locations and more.
For arcade games galore head to Timezone or Iplay. Iplay is an amusement centre that has everything in one venue. You can choose between Laser Tag, Ten Pin Bowling, Dodgem Cars, Pool Tables and of course, arcade games!
Perth’s premiere electric go karting experience is PowerPlay. Feel the raw acceleration of electric go karts over a two level indoor racing track.
Home to the Biggest Indoor Inflatable Playgrounds in Australia, Inflatable World Joondalup has it all. Climb, slide, jump, run all on inflatables! Parents can even participate too!
Discover the gravity-defying fun, and aerial freedom that comes with Trampolining at Rebound Arena in Port Kennedy.
Down south from Perth in the Bunbury/Busselton/Margaret River area; Bunbury TenPin Bowl is a great family activity. See who can get the best score on the lanes.
WOW Illusions in Margaret River, provides visitors with a collection of weird and puzzling eccentricity. Head to the gravity defying room where you will appear to hang, or see visual trickery in the illusionary artwork.