We had our first visit to Lollipops Playland Parramatta this week (using a Groupon deal) and we will definitely be going back! We had actually been to the indoor play centre before, about 2.5yrs ago, but then it was Clowntown with different owners and it wasn’t somewhere that I was in a hurry to go back to.
It was refreshing to go to a clean, well maintained indoor play centre with friendly staff, air conditioning and no time restrictions. So happy to report that it was an enjoyable experience and glad we now have a nearby wet weather option, particularly seeing the soft play at Sportsbliss has closed.
My Mr almost 4 and Mr nearly 2.5 were able to play in all the areas, without my assistance – well except for opening the gate to the toddler area. So no bruised knees for me – yay! Mr almost 4 really loved the long slide and ball area and raved about them over dinner. Mr 2 was more keen on the toddler area with the foam shapes as well as the jumping castle. The air pressure noise from the ball area did scare him so he stayed away from it.
Being a school day, and overcast outside, there was a nice number of families there. I can imagine it would get very busy on the weekend and think I will stick to going during the week for now.
There was plenty of seating and a good menu at the cafe, with a mixture of traditional hot food and healthier options. Keep in mind that you are not able to bring in your own food and they do come around and check.
I must confess, purpose built indoor play centres aren’t high on my list of places to take my little ones. I generally find them poor value for money, better suited to kids 4yrs+, dirty, noisy and difficult to keep an eye on both my boys, plus restrictions on bringing your own food in are annoying with fussy eaters. But I was so pleasantly surprised with Lollipops Playland Parramatta.
Opening Hours, Entry Fee and Deals
Lollipops Playland Parramatta are open everyday 9am to 6pm and it is unlimited play within these hours for kids 0-11yrs.
Entry prices change depending on when you go and the age of your kids. It is free for kids under 11 months. For 11months to 23months it is $8.90 and then $11.90 for 2yrs+ on a school day. Plus, adults are $3.50 and you get a free drink/ coffee.
SAVE with Special Deals
It is best to check for deals before going though as there is usually one available.
- WINTER 2017 SPECIAL – $5 per child and adults free. Read all the details here.
- There is also a Groupon deal for $6 entry for one child and one adult on a weekday and $9 on weekends.
Finding Lollipops Playland Parramatta
Lollipops Playland Parramatta is on James Ruse Drive, near Rosehill Racecourse and Camellia train station. There is free on-site parking.