OK, so of course we want to take every opportunity we can to get our kids playing outdoors. Up trees. On beaches. Finding rocks. Spotting creatures. But as parents, we also know there are going to be times when indoor play is the go. Whether it’s a billion degrees outside, or pouring with rain, indoor play centres, play cafes and indoor activity hubs give our kids the opportunity to run, jump, slide, climb and leap without tearing the house apart in the process, or falling victim to inclement weather or heat stroke!
Indoor kids play in Adelaide
As an added bonus, you can pretty much guarantee that at indoor play centres and cafes you’re bound to be able to have a hot coffee and a moment or two to yourself while the kids bounce, balance and burn beans, and sometimes that’s just what we need!
We’re lucky that the indoor play centres and play cafes Adelaide has to offer are plentiful and high quality. From climbing walls, to trampolines, to huge indoor inflatable playgrounds – Adelaide has a lot of indoor activity centres to choose from!
UPDATED: December, 2023
Adelaide’s indoor play centres and play cafes:
BOUNCE Adelaide is a full scale, massive indoor trampoline park in South Australia – and to say your kids will be jumping out of their skin with excitement, ready to unleash their self-powered adrenalin, is an understatement.
As well as ample space for free jumping, Bounce also has an awesome ninja course for the wee warriors among us, a slam dunk zone for mini ballers, opportunities to get involved in the trampoline warfare that is dodgeball on the Bounce dodgeball courts, and plenty of space for junior jumpers who just want to bbbboooiiiiing!
164-168 Richmond Road, Marleston
AFL MAX, Adelaide Airport
AFL MAX is Australia’s first indoor AFL skills and family entertainment centre and it’s in Adelaide! Backed by the biggest names in the sport, the state-of-the-art facility at AFL MAX brings together the latest technology and traditional skills development for players and fans of all ages.
AFL Max is more than just a play and development centre; it’s fun for the whole family! Soar to new heights on the trampolines in the Aerial Zone, or bounce around the inflatable giants in the Bump Zone. Test your climbing skills as you reach the top of the rock climbing walls in the Climb Zone and even sharpen up on your kicking, passing and tackling skills and the Test and Tackle Zone. If video games are more your thing, then you can even get your game on in the Interactive Zone!
There is something for everyone at AFL Max!
32 Butler Boulevard, Adelaide Airport
SA Base Camp, Port Adelaide
SA Base Camp is South Australia’s largest indoor Ninja Warrior Course, with 3 different courses suitable for ages 4+.
If you have an active kiddo who loves to climb, leap and swing, or maybe even try their hand at the warped wall, then you’re going to LOVE this place! SA Base Camp holds structured Ninja and Acro classes run by real life Ninja’s, as well as hosting the best Ninja parties in town! Future Nina Warriors – this is your arena and your time is NOW!
30-34 Quebec Street, Port Adelaide
Lollipops Playland, Croydon
One of Adelaide’s favourite indoor play centres, Lollipop’s Playland, is designed with kids in mind so you can guarantee your kids can be kids – everyday!
Open seven days a week, busy parents can enjoy the quality café and great coffee while the kids play in a fun, safe, secure and friendly environment. Each visit to Lollipop’s Playland means hours of fun for the kids as they climb, slide, swing and jump their way through the day!
449 Port Road, Croydon
Imagination Kidz, Marleston
As one of Adelaide’s premier indoor play centres, Imagination Kidz caters exclusively for fun, encouraging a healthy life style with plenty of healthy food choices on offer, alongside exercise and creative play!
Aimed at entertainment for under 12’s (and a bit of chill out time for the parents too) you can sit back with a coffee at the indoor play cafe while your kids have a blast riding the 3 lane wave slide, climbing down the giant spider web, shooting the foam ball guns, or kicking goals in our soccer/basketball court. There is also a creative role play area and dedicated toddler soft play for the younger children!
264 Richmond Rd, Marleston
Little Rockets Play Cafes, West Lakes
Little Rockets indoor play cafes are arguably the coolest indoor kids playgrounds in South Australia, and with three great locations across Adelaide, including Westfield in West Lakes! The epic scale of the Little Rockets play cafes is off the charts, and every inch of space is used to create all day fun! With ball pits, huge play structures, super slides, toddler areas as well as great cafe menus with healthy options and super friendly staff, these are indoor play cafes that truly tick all the boxes.
Westfield, West Lakes
Spokey Dokey, Rose Park
Wouldn’t it be nice to sit down in a café with a great coffee and not have to worry about your little angels getting bored and restless? Can we get a HECK YES?!
Seperate from the main cafe at The Velo Precinct, the team goes one step further with their kids cafe area, Spokey Dokey – complete with a custom-designed playground that keeps the little kids entertained for hours, while you have a minute to sit down and refuel! Parental supervision is still required, of course.
Spokey Dokey offer a delicious, healthy kid-friendly café menu from Velo Café…oh, and they handle kids parties as well! They’re all about the kids and we love it.
140 Fullarton Rd, Rose Park
With over 200 exciting square metres of the latest up to date interactive kids’ play equipment and kids’ games, the kids imaginations will run wild at Wacky Warehouse. With three levels of mind blowing playhouse fun to suit all ages up to 10 years, the kids certainly won’t be bored or feel left out.
There’s the Softplay Animal Zone for kids up to 3 years old, the Castle Frame for up to 5 years and the Ocean Frame for children up to 10 years of age. So no matter what stage they’re at, Wacky Warehouse has them covered with the right playground equipment. As well as the Wacky Tacky Interactive Air Cannons and the Huge Triple Wacky Wave Slide, they also have Themed Party Rooms for that super special occasion.
The Wacky cafe uses only the best quality, locally sourced produce so you can experience the fresh, tasty and healthy snacks and mains, or sip on a coffee while the kids swing into action in one of the three themed play areas!
162 Gorge Road, Newton
Cheeky Monkey Cafe, Mount Barker
Cheeky Monkey Café is an amazing place for kids to play in a safe, indoor environment in the Adelaide Hills. Equipment is large enough for adults to enjoy with their kids and includes a separate toddler area with ball pit, 3 lane super slide as well as curly tunnel and speed slides, a flying fox, bouncy castle, spinning seat and soft obstacle course. PHEW! That’s a lot of fun to be had!
The aim at Cheeky Monkey Play Cafe is to provide happiness to the children and some time out for the parents, and we think they’ve got that balance just right!
49 Victoria Road, Mount Barker
BOUNCE has brought the magic of freestyle to Greenacres! BOUNCE Greenacres (formerly Latitude) offers a world of indoor entertainment for South Australia.
Experience the Big Bag, Slam Dunk, foam pit, battle beam, high ropes course, climbing walls and more at your next session. Taste the rush of extreme sports and freestyle gymnastics with over 3,000sqm of action.
Whether you’re honing your aerial tricks or just getting a killer workout while you warp the laws of gravity, it’ll be pure awesomeness every visit.
13-15 Fosters Rd, Greenacres
Funtopia Prospect is Adelaide’s latest must-do attraction for the young (and young at heart)! Climb, jump and leap in the Funtopia state-of-the-art indoor rock climbing arena or spend the day exploring the action-packed indoor adventure playground. With activities for all ages, restaurant quality food (can confirm the coffee is also excellent) and a fully-licensed bar all under one roof, Funtopia Prospect has everything you need for a funbelievable day out! We checked out Funtopia to see if it lived up to the hype… find out what we thought!
259 Main North Road, Sefton Park
Xtreme Inflatables, Modbury
Xtreme Inflatables is an exciting, indoor fun filled adventure land full of inflatable chaos for kids of all ages!
The site itself is an indoor sports centre during the week, and an inflatable fun zone on the weekends, public holidays and school holidays. The inflatable obstacles themselves have everything that kids could want, from slides to cliff jumps, jungles to space shuttles and everything in between! Parents rest easy, the under 5’s area is blocked off from the older children so they can have their own safe little world to explore, including an inflatable Castle Funland with a bridge for little tiny tots to toddle across, and we can just sit back and relax and watch the good times roll!
42 Famechon Cres, Modbury
Lollipops Playland, Golden Grove
One of Adelaide’s favourite indoor play centres, Lollipop’s Playland, is designed with kids in mind so you can guarantee your kids can be kids – everyday! Open seven days a week, kids can run, jump, climb and slide all day long in their huge fun-filled play centre!
Lollipops Playland is designed to keep kids active while they learn through play. Parents can relax with a coffee in our cafe while children have a ball exploring all of our attractions.
Don’t forget to enjoy the car ride, free with admission!
7/11 Helicon Drive, Golden Grove
Crocs Playcentre, Kilburn
Crocs Playcentre indoor play facilities have been designed by one of the leading indoor play specialists and are intended to accommodate children of all ages.
As well as the main play area for over fours, Crocs have a dedicated babies play section lined with a soft play areas and sensory activities to encourage imaginative play. The toddler area is separate from the main play area and is designed for four years and under. This area features small slippery slides, a bouncing castle of fun and many more attractions that will have the little ones well entertained.
Let the kids burn off some energy while you enjoy a signature beverage and delicious wholesome food from their Muffin Break cafe.
There is something for every member of the family at Crocs Playcentre.
4/252 Churchill Road, Kilburn
We Rock the Spectrum, Kilkenny
We Rock the Spectrum is dedicated to providing sensory-safe play for kids with autism, special needs, and typical development.
We Rock the Spectrum features twelve therapeutic equipment pieces designed to address sensory processing challenges faced by children on the spectrum, while offering all children the sensory input necessary for improved learning and neurological development. From the zip line that aids vestibular sensations and sensory feedback to the enhancement of upper-arm and core strength.
We Rock the Spectrum also offers unique classes, children’s day camps, arts and crafts, and additional play equipment.
400 Torrens Rd, Kilkenny
Wizbang Family Fun Centre, St Agnes
Wizbang is a unique indoor family entertainment centre with fantastic attractions. Offering Laser Tag, Black Light Mini Golf, Playgym and Disco. Plus they have fantastic birthday party packages!
Wizbang Family Fun Centre is best for children 4+ years.
2/108-112 Tolley Rd, St Agnes
Impact Kidsworld, Barossa
Impact Kids World is a play centre in the Barossa with a toddler area, sensory area and, most importantly, a cafe area for the parents!
The multi-level indoor playground features a vibrant circus themed, multi-storey maze, some inflatable equipment, ride on cars, a mini ball pit and small climbing structure.
The staff are super friendly and there are plenty of healthy food options for littles and bigs!
7 Siegersdorf Rd, Nuriootpa
Inflatable Zone, Aberfoyle Park
Inflatable Zone is home to a massive indoor bouncy playground and if this doesn’t just look like the most fun ever to you then nothing will! Inflatable zone has many different (spoiler alert) inflatables that cater for the young children and more challenging obstacles to cater for the bigger kids. Whether it’s the bouncing balls, the jousting pit or even if you just want to relax on the pillow, there is a game for everyone. You can even shoot some baskets on the inflatable basketball goals!
The Hub Recreaction Centre, Aberfoyle Park
Inflatable World, Morphett Vale
This could just be the best 2 hours of your life! Inflatable World is all about having fun, so take the whole family and bounce on in! It’s not just for the kids – the team at Inflatable World encourage the parents to dive in and get amongst it alongside their little people! Sessions are for two hours per single entry fee (and you’ll be absolutely stonkered after 120 minutes of bouncing, bounding, jumping and leaping, trust us). You can play on the inflatable activities as many times as you like during the session and the supervisors are there to make sure everyone is safe and gets a fair go.
205-207 Main South Road, Morphett Vale