Child Friendly Shopping Centres with Play Areas

Going to a shopping centre with young children can be daunting. Children don’t enjoy looking at clothes as much as mum does and get bored easily. So we have put together a list of child friendly shopping centres with play areas where the little ones can burn some of their energy while mum and dad recharge.


Westfield Warringah Mall

Address: Corner Condamine Road and Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale

Warringah Mall is one of the most child friendly shopping centres on the Northern Beaches with two free soft play areas and lots of ride on toys throughout the centre to make the shopping experience more enjoyable for little ones and more relaxing for mum and dad.  Both play areas are on the ground floor. One is near the fountain next to Three Beans Cafe and has an underwater theme with soft floor suitable for young toddlers and a slide but is outside so it’s not a great spot on a rainy day. The other play area is under cover next to The Coffee Club and has a jungle gym, a play car and a wall maze. Warringah Mall has 7 parent rooms.


Belrose Supa Centa

Address: Corner Forest Way and Mona Vale Road, Belrose

If you want to go furniture shopping or need something from spotlight or Lincraft, Belrose supa centa is an easy place to go with children. It usually isn’t too bust even on weekends and has plenty of ride-on toys scattered throughout the shopping centre and both cafes have high chairs. There is also a fenced-in outdoor playground on the top floor next to subway with lots of seating and sun shade. Belrose Supa Centa has a parent room on the ground floor.


Dee Why Grand

Address: 15-18 Pacific Parade, Dee Why

At Dee Why Grand there is a great free play area on the lower ground floor near the food court. It has a big soft climbing structure and is suitable for little kids up to about 5 years old. There is also a parent room.


Stocklands Balgowlah 

Address: 197 – 215 Condamine Street, Balgowlah

Stocklands Balgowlah has a fantastic playland for young children where the kids can safely play while mum and dad enjoy a coffee or lunch at the café right next to the play area. The playland has puzzle boards, an interactive TV and is padded so the very little ones can enjoy it too. There is also a fantastic parent room which has a little play area too.


Chatswood Chase

Address: 345 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood


Chatswood Chase is a great shopping centre to visit with little ones as it’s usually not as busy as nearby Westfield and has plenty of trendy children’s boutiques and lots of little child friendly cafes. Enjoy a nice lunch at one of the many cafes with highchairs such as Three Beans cafe on level 1 which has a box of toys for the kids to play with and lots of room for prams. There is also a little free play area on level 2 just outside the many children’s store with a big touch screen TV with games and a few ipads, a soft play mat for little ones to crawl around, a wooden train and beautiful wooden decor. Chatswood Chase has 4 parent rooms, one of which has just been renovated.


Chatswood Westfield

Address: 1 Anderson Street, Chatswood



On the top level of Chatswood.
Westfield near Hoyts cinema there is an enclosed play centre with a cafe which makes it a great place for a big day of shopping. You can let the little ones burn off some energy before or after shopping. The playcentre is suitable from little ones to 8 years old with a ball pit, climbing gym, jumping castle and huge slide. This is a paid playcentre and cost $7.80 for half an hour of play for babies and $9.80 for half an hour play for children. There are 8 parent rooms at Chatswood Westfield.


Centro Warriewood 

Address: Jackson Road, Warriewood

Centro Warriwood has a small pirate themed play area next to Coles with a pirate ship for the kids to enjoy while mum or dad have a break from shopping and enjoy a coffee at the cafe next to the play area. There are also 2 parent rooms.


Pittwater Place

Address: 10 Park Street, Mona Vale

At Pittwater Place there is a small pirate themed play area outside Coles near a Cafe and a parent room.

Author: Laurice Klaire

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