We were invited to a birthday party at the brand new Crocs Playcentre at Castle Hill recently. And WOW it was so much fun! There’s lots of things for kids of different ages. Plus party rooms for hire and Muffin Break so you can relax with a coffee while the kids play.
Crocs Playcentres now have an after school special deal. Grab a milkshake, muffin AND entry for only $10 weekdays after 2pm! The deal is only valid Monday to Friday, excluding school holidays and public holidays and entry is for one child only.
Crocs is located on Hudson Avenue, the road that loops behind Victoria Avenue. The Crocs Playcentre is a bit hard to find. We actually drove straight past it twice! They might want to get larger signage out the front as their tiny A frame is barely visible. Just look for the big ‘Flip Out’ flag and drive up that driveway. There is a lot of parking but the carpark was nearly full at 10am on a Sunday morning!
When we got inside we were impressed! You pay at the entrance or get a tick next to your name if you were lucky enough to be invited along to a birthday party! Then there is pool fencing from one side to the other and it opens into a huge open space that is colourful, noisy and fun with kids everywhere!
There are lots of tables and chairs in the middle of the room and party rooms all down one side. You can choose to host a birthday party in a Disco, Princess, Pirate or Underwater Party room. And they even have a baking party room too.
On the opposite wall are toilets, a parents room and baby change. The baby play area, the toddler play area and the entire back section is the main play area.
The main play area has:
- cycle track around it with trikes for the children to ride around
- long bumpy quadruple slide
- steep double slide
- rock climbing wall
- ball pit with ball cannons up above
- lots of steps, openings, climb throughs
- jumping castle
The main play area isn’t gated off from the large table and chairs area. Children can come and go through the opening at the front near the slides and the opening next to the jumping castle. Don’t worry there is that huge fence at the entrance! It just means you can sit back and relax with a coffee and a muffin. Yes! The Playcentre has its very own Muffin break. With all the usual items so you could easily stay for lunch too.
The Crocs Playcentre has a socks on policy! So if you forget to bring socks you will need to buy some at the front desk. The Playcentre is like a large warehouse and with only socks on our toes we were a bit cold on the polished concrete (August weather). Most of the time the kids were busy running around and didn’t notice but it might be worth rugging up in the cooler months. Not sure if it will be warm in summer or if they will have good air conditioning.
We had a great time! Very well thought out play area with something for everyone. Perfect way to burn off some energy. I think it will be very popular particularly on wet weather days.
Keep in mind that there is no outside food or drinks allowed, with the exception of baby food and children’s drink bottles. Special dietary requirements can be catered for contacting Crocs Playcentre Castle Hill management.
Crocs Playcentre Castle Hill is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. There is no need to book – just turn up and relax while the children have fun.
- Adults: FREE
- Children under 1: FREE
- Children 1- 2yrs: $10.90 (school days); $12.90 (weekends and holidays)
- Children 3yrs+: $12.90 (school days); $15.90 (weekends and holidays)
- Mother’s Groups (bookings essential): $8
- 10 Entry Pass: $90
Finding Crocs Playcentre Castle Hill
The new Crocs is behind Flip Out, 100 metres down the road from Lollipops.
And the actual address (if your GPS is nicer than mine!) is 5/6/8 Hudson Avenue, Castle Hill.