Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe is a beautiful indoor play centre where little ones can let their imaginations run wild. It opened in October 2019 and we’ve been a few times since then. If you follow us on Instagram you may have seen some of these photos already. We’ve been going for a fun hours play on smoky and hot days.
Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe is one of a growing group of new boutique style indoor play centres in Sydney. That have ditched the bright colours, plastic play equipment and large climbing structures that are trademarks of traditional indoor play centres.
Instead you are greeted with soft pastel colours, lots of different play spaces that encourage imaginative (and some active) play, play equipment made of a variety of material, stylish furniture and nice background music.
Very importantly, it’s been specifically designed for kids 0-6yrs (though slightly older siblings can come along). This means that little ones can happily play without fear of being knocked over etc by older kids.
But all this does come with a higher price tag (scroll down for the entry price list). The entry fee can vary a lot though depending on the age of your little ones, how big your troop is and how long you want to stay. Keep in mind there will very likely be tears involved when trying to leave after an hour!
We’ve prided ourselves on filling our days with LOTS and LOTS of fun and FREE/ cheap things to do over the last few years. So these new, more expensive boutique indoor play centres haven’t been high on our list to visit (well until the smoke haze set in).
But they’re a wonderful place to visit if your budget allows and for a special treat. Particularly when air quality outside is poor and you’ve exhausted all your other go to indoor activities. Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe in Meadowbank is currently the closest boutique indoor play centre to Parramatta and one of our favourites. And, we’ve got a special deal that will make visiting a little sweeter! During February, adults can get free entry and a coffee voucher (with each child entry) – you just need to show them you follow ParraParents on Facebook or Instagram.
We mean, how can you not love the mini train that greets you right at the entrance! Yes, Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe has it’s own train ride – sold!
Then there’s the fun ball pit, with a slide and climbing wall, where your little ones can burn off some energy.
And we’re sure your kids will love exploring the different play rooms. There’s a vet clinic, cafe/ kitchen, supermarket, digging, lego and more. Even a spot for fishing!
Plus, the cuteness doesn’t stop there! You’ll even find a fun tap spout in the kids sized (on-site) bathroom.
So the kids are definitely well looked after… but what about us parents? We love that the staff are regularly cleaning and tidying up at Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe. Indoor play centres can get messy and dirty very quickly. Parents often worry about hygiene. And kids don’t like playing in a mess, even though they are great at constantly making one! Thankfully Kidsday is on top of this. So much so that they are now checking the temperature of all visitors, due to community concerns about the possible spread of coronavirus. They are also providing an extra 10mins on your stay time for washing hands before and after visiting. Clearly hygiene is very important to Kidsday, as is providing a safe environment for your family.
There’s a good amount of seating in front of the cafe. But it does easily fill up. Thankfully there are two party rooms, which (when not in use) can be opened up for families to sit in to enjoy a drink or meal from the cafe.
All parents get a drinks voucher on entry, which off-sets the adult entry fee. So caffeine is sorted. The cafe uses a buzzer system. This means you can easily go back to playing with your little ones or catching your breath at a table without having to worry about missing your order.
The Kidsday Cafe menu offers a good mix of snacks and bigger meals.
And being fans of Korean food, we really love that we can get our fix here while the kids have a great time.
But as a tea drinker, I’m not thrilled that tea is more expensive than coffee. I don’t understand this… but I’m seeing it more often now unfortunately.
Like all of the boutique indoor play centres, Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe is SOCKS ONLY. There’s a large shoe rack at reception and you can buy socks (for adults and kids) if needed. But best to bring your own. There’s no entry without socks!
If you’re coming with a pram, you can park it just outside, above the entrance (at the top of the stairs).
It’s easy to see why Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe is very popular. But thankfully with all the different rooms, it doesn’t feel overcrowded for the kids even when very busy. But you may struggle to get a table.
Entry starts at $5 for kids under 12months and $10.50 for kids over 12months (for 1 hour). And it’s $40 for all day entry on weekends. Adult entry is $4.50 all the time and you get a $4.50 coffee voucher.
Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe is open 9am to 6pm daily. It’s designed for little ones ages 0 to 6 years. Slightly older children (7-8yr olds) are welcome with their younger siblings.
Chances are your kids may ask to have their next birthday party here. And Kidsday Premium Kidscafe has two party rooms for just such an occasion. We’ve not attended or held a party there yet but the photos of the party rooms all set up look great.
A Kidsday party packages includes 2hrs play time, 2hrs party room hire, exclusive train ride for your party guests, kids party meal, hot platter and fruit platter for adults, balloon decoration, invitation cards and a special character visit. You just need to bring your Cake! Email them on [email protected] to find out more and book your party.
Finding Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe
About 10kms east of Parramatta, you’ll find Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe in Meadowbank at the Shepherds Bay Village Plaza. If driving, enter the carpark for the Plaza from Bay Drive. There’s three hour free parking but you need to get a ticket to display on your dashboard. Then you go up the escalators and follow the signs (around to your left, then right) to Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe (which is on the other side of the little courtyard area).
Being at Meadowbank though, you can also easy get to Kidsday Premium Kids Cafe by ferry, train and bus! So it’s very accessible no matter how you are travelling.