As beautiful as our Brisbane weather is for a large percentage of the year, some days just call for indoor play. If you have active Brisbane Kids, the need often arises for them to burn off some energy, which is not always possible indoors. That’s where this great range of indoor entertainment venues in Brisbane for kids comes in handy!
We guarantee there’s a venue to suit your needs and budget in this list, so, no matter if the day is freezing cold, steaming hot, or soaking wet, you’ll always find a great place indoors for the kids to play.
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Indoor Play Centres – Brisbane
Area 51 – Area 51 Brisbane in Underwood is Australia’s largest indoor playground occupying a total space of 10,000 square metres of endless fun! It’s a unique combination of indoor playground, sports centre and recreation centre. Read more about Area 51.
Chipmunks – With venues in Everton Park, Morayfield, Loganholme, Macgregor and Robina, Chipmunks has a location to suit you. Fully air-conditioned and featuring state of the art play equipment, Chipmunks are a popular venue for all ages. With themed party rooms and a café, Chipmunks is a perfect place to party and play all day. www.chipmunks.com.au
Crocs Playcentre – This bright and colourful indoor play centre at North Lakes will see your Brisbane Kids running around climbing, sliding, leaping, and having fun while in a safe and friendly environment. Toddlers can even enjoy a seperate play space away from the bigger kids. https://northlakes.crocsplaycentre.com.au/
The Fun Spaceship – An affordable indoor play centre in Heritage Park with entertaining spaces for children up to 12yrs. The Fun Spaceship caters to indoor play at its best, with a climbing wall, maze structure, giant slide and ball guns. Themed birthday parties will be a huge hit with options including Minecraft and Superheros. The Fun Spaceship offers great value entertainment and is open weekends only, though private bookings can be arranged. www.funspaceship.com.au
The Jungle Adventure Play – Located in Tingalpa, The Jungle Adventure Play occupies a huge indoor space and features different experiences for a range of age groups. A junior zone has been set up for littlies aged under 2 years making this one of Brisbane’s most popular 1 year old birthday party venues. For slightly bigger kids aged under 8 years, they will find plenty of fun with the slides, obstacles and ball battle zone, whilst for the older kids and adults there’s a giant inflatable cushion, high ropes course and more. There’s even a fully licensed cafe. www.thejungletribe.com.au/
Pinwheel Island Kids Cafe & Playground – Pinwheel Island in Macgregor has been designed for kids aged 1 to 7 years to crawl, jump, balance, discover, slide, squeeze, bounce or just run-free. There’s also a cafe for parents. Read more about Pinwheel Island Kids Cafe & Playground.
Rainbow City Indoor Play Centre – Rainbow City in Underwood caters for kids aged 0 to 8 years. It includes colourful soft play mats, jumping castles and big play structures, as well as a cafe serving up healthy and light meals, coffee, cakes and snacks. Read more about Rainbow City Indoor Play Centre.
Indoor Play Centres – Gold Coast
If you are heading to the Gold Coast, you will want to check out our complete list of Gold Coast Indoor Playgrounds, which includes images and brief descriptions of features for each venue.
Ten Pin Bowling in Brisbane
Aspley 10 Pin Bowl – Strap on your bowling shoes to knock the pins down at Aspley 10 Pin Bowl in Aspley. With a cafe on site and an arcade room to enjoy, it is a great venue for parties and family gatherings. Make sure you check out their family deals, meal deals and group rates. http://aspley10pinbowl.com.au/
Caboolture Bowl and Mini Golf – For something a little different, why not head out to Caboolture and combine your ten-pin bowling with your mini golf. Along with 18 ten pin bowling lanes, you will also find arcade games, mini golf and laser tag. http://caboolturebowl.com/
Kingpin – Get ready to score a strike at Kingpin at Westfield Chermside. Ten pin bowling is just one of the many activities on offer at Kingpin, making it an ideal venue for parties or fun days out. You can also try your hand at laser tag, karaoke, arcade games or even an scape room. https://www.kingpinplay.com/en-au/
Strike Bowling – Situated in the Brisbane CBD in the Wintergarden complex, Strike Bowling offers a unique bowling experience. The lights are dimmed, and the music is cranked up to create a lively party atmosphere while you knock the pins down. Also on offer at Strike is mini golf, laser tag, arcade games and escape rooms. https://www.strikebowling.com.au/
Zone Bowling – Zone Bowling is one of the biggest chains in Australia, with Queensland centres in several Brisbane locations (Capalaba, Garden City, Loganholme, Mt Gravatt & Richlands). Although you may come for the bowling, you can also enjoy laser tag or arcade games too. https://www.zonebowling.com/en-au
Indoor Laser Tag
Kingpin Chermside – Located at Westfield Chermside, Kingpin boasts a ‘top-notch’ laser tag arena suitable for up to 24 players, making it perfect for kids birthday parties and other celebrations. www.kingpinplay.com/en-au/
Laserforce – A live action laser game where players can play on their own or as a team, Laserforce in Woolloongabba also caters for birthday parties, special hosted events during holiday periods, and a laserforce league. www.laserforce.com.au
Laserzone Family Entertainment Centre – Lasezone in Lawnton provides an awesome day out for the whole family. Entertainment features include a multi-level laser tag arena, bumper cars, arcade games and a jungle safari laser train. Laserzone can also cater to amazing action-packed, no fuss kids’ parties. Read more about Laserzone Lawnton.
Strike Laser Tag – Located in the Wintergarden complex in Brisbane’s CBD, Strike’s laser tag arena is an awesome indoor activity and just waiting for players to compete against each other and have loads of fun while doing so. www.strikebowling.com.au
Urban Xtreme – When you enter Urban Xtreme in Hendra you will be faced with many play options with laser tag being just one of them. This multi-level arena features the world’s most advanced ‘Helios Laser Tag’ technology and is a fun outing for beginners or those playing in tournaments or laser league. Read more about Urban Xtreme.
Brisbane Indoor Rock Climbing
Crank Indoor Rock Climbing – Crank, in Macgregor, is a playground for beginners through to advanced climbers, slackliners, spartan trainers, Tough Mudder trainers and ninja warriors. It is also a great venue for birthday parties and corporate events. Crank is massive, with over 250 climbs available. Read more about Crank Indoor Climbing.
Rocksports Indoor Climbing – Rocksports in Fortitude Valley offers people of all ages a venue where they can participate in the exciting sport of Indoor Climbing in a safe and friendly environment. No experience is necessary. Rocksports is a fun, social experience, and a great step into a world of adventure. www.rocksports.com.au
Urban Climb – These safe, fully supervised environments in West End, Milton and Newstead allow kids to do what comes naturally. At these state-of-the-art facilities, visitors will enjoy climbing under the watchful eye and the tuition of qualified instructors. Urban Climb offers birthday parties and climbing squads with programs from 5-18yr olds. www.urbanclimb.com.au
Urban Xtreme – Among the other fun, family-friendly activities on offer at Urban Xtreme in Hendra is the rock climbing wall. Featuring lead rope, top rope, speed walls and auto-belay, there is something for every rock climber to explore at Urban Xtreme. Read more about Urban Xtreme.
9 Degrees Bouldering – 9 Degrees at Enogerra has nine levels of difficulty, each depicted by a certain colour, ideal for older children (>16 years), or those with climbing experience. Which route will you be able to conquer? www.9degrees.com.au
Indoor Trampoline Parks
BOUNCE Inc. – BOUNCE Inc. in Tingalpa, Macgregor, Morayfield, and the Gold Coast provides a massive indoor adrenaline rush for all ages. Imagine more than 50 interconnected trampolines and giant air bags, with slam-dunk arenas, wall-running and dodgeball courts all rolled into one great venue – a blast for the whole family! Read more about BOUNCE Inc.
Flip Out – Flip Out in Strathpine is more than just a trampoline park. It has a main trampoline arena, Olympic trampolines, junior trampolines, under 10s area, foam pits, Slam Time (basketball), running walls, a cafe and more. www.flipout.com.au/strathpine
Just Jump – Just Jump in Redbank is a trampoline park for all ages with an indoor play area featuring jumping castles, rock climbing wall and of course trampolines galore. Just Jump is ONLY open in the school holidays. www.justjumpqld.com.au
miniBOUNCE Inc. – The littlest of bouncers are not forgotten, with miniBOUNCE Inc. in Carindale. miniBOUNCE is an active adventure-play centre specially designed for pre-school kids. Everything at miniBOUNCE is designed to offer fun, active-play experiences that help develop a positive relationship with physical activity for life. Read more about MiniBOUNCE.
Revolution Sports Park – Revolution Sports Park in North Lakes has a massive jump-space with over 65 interconnected trampolines and an area dedicated for kids. It also features Climb City, a purpose-built climbing space with themed climbing walls, bouldering routes and Ninja Warrior ramps. Read more about Revolution Sports Park.
Urban Xtreme – Urban Xtreme in Hendra is Australia’s only indoor ski, rock climbing and adventure sports park and the home for adventure sports in Queensland! Featuring two trampoline courts, jumpers can bounce at a casual session or perhaps sign up to one of the trampoline gymnastics classes. Read more about Urban Xtreme.
Skating Venues in Brisbane
Skate Paradise – Skate Paradise skating rink, situated in Hillcrest, is a great place for all the family. School holidays are always popular, with discounts available, and the venue is perfect for low-stress birthday parties. Check them out for Artistic Skating, Speed Skating, Roller Derby and Inline Hockey too! Read more about Skate Paradise.
Iceworld – As you enter one of the Iceworld rinks at Boondall or Acacia Ridge, you’ll escape the intense Queensland heat and instantly feel refreshed and revitalized. The music will excite you, the lights will dazzle you, the skating will surprise you and most importantly you’ll be as cool as ice! Read more about Iceworld.
Skateaway – Located in Albany Creek, Skateaway Family Skate Centre offers a great indoor skating venue, with air conditioning, a fun social atmosphere, great music, friends, fun and not to forget the low-impact exercise that roller and inline skating have to offer! They have regular general skating sessions, so there’s heaps of opportunity to get yourself down to Skateaway and learn something new. Read more about Skateaway.
Escape Rooms in Brisbane
Arcadium Adventures – Like stepping into the pages of your favourite story, head to Arcadium on Wickham Terrace in Brisbane CBD for an adventure you’ll always remember! Step through the portals into magical worlds where your team must work together to help find legendary artefacts and unravel the mysteries within. Bring your curiosity, your love of puzzles and your favourite people! www.arcadium.com.au/
Escape Hunt – Located in West End, Escape Hunt offers six game rooms with different adventures of varying difficulty, who will you bring with you to help you escape? www.escapehunt.com/au/brisbane/
Escape Manor – Escape Manor in Brisbane CBD, is an award-winning international escape room, with six challenging rooms to choose from including Cabin 13, The Magicians Secret and the Covenant. www.escapemanor.com/brisbane
Fox in a Box – Located in the Brisbane CBD, Fox in a Box escape rooms provide an incredibly immersive experience, with amazingly detailed rooms and great puzzles to solve. Fox in a Box can also modify the clues and puzzles in several rooms to make them more suitable for the age of the children and teenagers who are playing, and can create an amazing birthday party escape room experience! Read more about Fox In A Box.
Puzzled Room Escape – Located at Holland Park West and with two great rooms. www.puzzledroomescape.com.au/
Quest Room – Enter a world of mystery and try to escape never before seen scenarios at Quest Room, located at Spring Hill. www.questroom.com.au/
Red Lock Escape Rooms – Grab your friends and head to Red Lock Escape Rooms at North Lakes, to work together to solve the clues and escape, capping it off with a commemorative photo. You can even hold your next party there! www.redlockescaperooms.com.au
Strathpine Escape – On Brisbane’s north side you’ll find Strathpine Escape in Strathpine, where designated ‘kid’ escape rooms (as well as adult rooms) are set to challenge and entertain guests. Suitable for children 9 – 14 years, the kid escape rooms feature child-friendly puzzles as well as games master in the room to help if you get stuck. www.strathpineescape.com.au
Strike Escape Rooms – Found in the Wintergarden in Brisbane CBD, Strike Escape Rooms offers several exciting puzzle rooms, with varying degrees of difficulty, to explore and escape from. www.strikebowling.com.au/escape-rooms
Indoor Golf in Brisbane
Hey Caddy – Located perfectly beside X-Golf, Hey Caddy in North Lakes is an 18-hole mini golf course which will see families putting their way from far out places like Mars to the bustling streets of New York. https://heycaddy.com.au/
Holey Moley – Get ready to swing, putt and have fun at Holey Moley (Chermside, Fortitude Valley and Brisbane City). These unique indoor mini golf courses will see you and the family navigating your way round colourful, quirky and adventurous holes. You can even hold your next party there. https://www.holeymoley.com.au/
Undersea Putt and Play – This 18-hole indoor putt putt course in Redcliffe is fun for the whole family. The cool underwater themed course will see players trying to score the elusive hole in one in a fun environment. A fully licenced bar and redemption arcade is also on site. https://www.underseaputtandplay.com.au/
X-Golf – To practice your golf swing indoors head to X-Golf in North Lakes or Enoggera, where cutting-edge indoor golf simulators are available for players of all ages and skill levels. You can even sign up for lessons or join the x-league. https://www.xgolf.com.au/
Gaming Arcades in Brisbane
1UP Arcade – Family fun at 1UP Arcade in Morningside is guaranteed. 1UP Arcade is touted as Australia’s largest free play retro arcade, meaning you don’t need coins, tokens or credits to keep the family entertained, just pay the single flat-rate fee and get gaming.
Funhouse Family Entertainment Centres – With venues in Brisbane CBD, Sunnybank and Carindale (closed for renovations until late 2023), Funhouse Family Entertainment Centres will have the kids and adults gaming and having fun, with over 100 arcade games on offer. https://funhouse2023.staging.kingkong.net.au/
Kingpin – At Kingpin in Westfield Chermside you will find many fun activities to amuse the family. One of the favourites is the massive gaming arcade featuring everything from dancing games, driving games, riding games and more. Your biggest trouble will be deciding which to play first. https://www.kingpinplay.com/en-au/
Planet Arcade – With arcades at Strathpine and Westfield North Lakes, Planet Arcade has tonnes of games on offer including driving games, pin ball machines, virtual reality and many more. https://www.planetarcades.com.au/
Timezone – Get your game on at Timezone in Indooroopilly or Garden City, where visitors can enjoy an array of classic arcade games. If you are looking for something else perhaps you can enjoy karaoke, VR, laser tag, mini golf or even an escape room. https://www.timezonegames.com/en-au
Other Indoor Venues for Families
Hijinx Hotel – Hijinx Hotel at Westfield Chermside is made up of ten challenge rooms, where guests must achieve the given objective such as remembering song patterns on a giant piano, solving word scrambles, or throwing a basketball through a hoop. The rooms are magical, immersive, and a whole lot of fun. Read more about Hijinx Hotel.
Hologram Zoo – Hologram Zoo in Cannon Hill showcases a collection of more than 50 holographic animals, including elephants, giraffes, and even a massive 25-meter hologram whale. Despite not being real, these holographic creatures are incredibly life-like and interactive, with the giraffes even appearing to nibble on leaves from visitors’ hands! Read more about Hologram Zoo.
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