Trying to keep your children entertained when it is raining, can be a constant struggle that Mums face. Your normal go-to playground or park is out of the question, but you still have one or more energetic little people, who want to run around and play.
Play centres are the perfect antidote to the rainy day active child combination. While they may be noisy, overwhelming or overflowing, they are also fun and a chance to sit down with a coffee and not worry about your house being torn to shreds.
On the last particularly rainy weekend we had, I ventured to Jindalee Jungle to see what this indoor play centre was all about. I found it to be the perfect size for my toddler.
Located in the homemaker centre complex, so there is plenty of parking, Jindalee Jungle has three seperate areas for different aged groups. There is a fully seperate and fenced off baby play area, a toddler area perfect for 2-4 year olds (or adventurous 18 month olds like mine!) and then a bigger play area for older kids.
Each area has plenty of soft play toy options like climbing structures, slides and ball pits. The baby area also has age appropriate ride ones, baby gyms, swings and small climbing structures.
As well as the play areas, there is a daily disco, a dance floor, video game area and building blocks. The disco is fun, they turn the lights down, crank the music and the kiddies all run swarming and dancing to baby shark.
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My favourite part of the play centre, any play centre really, is the access to food and coffee. There are plenty of tables located around the play areas so you can sit back and relax while your children play. The cafe is actually really good too! There are lots of food options, including healthy options and the coffee is excellent. There is also vegetarian, kosher and halal options. Check out the menu here.
Jindalee Jungle hosts kids parties which are themed and there is a seperate party room. You can check out the party packages here.
Overall I enjoyed this play centre, but word of warning, it got very busy on the rainy weekend day I went there, and due to its size (it's a smaller centre), it was full by 11am and they don't let more people in once a certain amount of patrons are inside. Which is actually a good thing as it means you are not too overrun!
Location: Shop 32, Jindalee Home, 34 Goggs Road
Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday 9am to 3pm and Thursday to Sunday 9am to 5pm.
Do you know of any other awesome indoor play centres that are worth sharing with the other Brisbane Mums? Please let us know in the comments below! We would love to hear from you.
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