The kids and I headed to Planet Mino in Chatswood this morning for a play and what a big morning they had! A sure place to burn off some energy with so much to do over two levels of play play play!
The kids headed straight to the ball pit on the first level first where they couldn’t wait to head down the slides, go through all the climbing nets, play a ball game against the wall and head to the other side of the room for more! They really loved throwing balls against the projected games on the wall to aim at frogs, penguins and more to win points as well as going up and down the flat slide with projections too.
They also liked going down the four long slides and climb all through the climbing structures in the main structure which includes a flat swing, two spinning seats, a hanging octopus, monkey hangers, walking bridge and more.
The other side of the main room includes three trampolines - one small trampoline which allows maximum 1 child, one medium trampoline which allows maximum 2 children and one big trampoline which allows maximum 4 children. It also includes a volcano slide which is only for kids over 5 years. Little Mister went up the top and then realised it was a bit high but luckily his sister rescued him and then went down the volcano on their tummy.
The area also includes 3 round swings and is situated below a giant netting area which connects to the main structure as well as a tube net and a curly slide nearby.
Both kids were exhausted running and jumping around after one hour so we energised with a juice and banana bread from the café before heading to the second level where more play was due with a large supermarket, a lego area, a small ball pit for little ones and more!
The second level play area includes a full kitchen with supermarket, a little bubble with soft play, a make up area, an area with a lego building table and teepees.
The second level also includes a small ball pit area and play area for babies under 24 months and an inflatable bouncing area for kids over 3 years as well.
The level also includes a play area for small kids as well as a birthday party room and toilet rooms with change table.
The first level also includes a café with all day breakfast, breakfast, lunch menu, snacks and a kids menu as well as drinks and coffee. There’s also lots of room for parents and carers to sit down and watch over their little ones.
The kids really enjoyed their time at Planet Mino today and burnt off so much energy, they went to bed early! They had so much fun over the two levels of play, they didn’t want to leave and it was very hard to take them away and they already want to come back!
Here's a few tips before you head to Planet Mino:
Planet Mino is located at 10 Smith Street in Chatswood close to Forty Winks as well as the Eastern Valley Way complex of Baby Bunting and Bunnings.
The centre is open 7 days Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturday to Sunday 9am to 5pm. The centre is open during school holidays at the same hours and price as weekends.
Entry prices vary depending on when you head there. Kids under 12 months (free with sibling) Weekdays $10 unlimited vs. Weekends $15 unlimited. Kids 1-3 years Weekdays $11 per hour or $35 unlimited vs. Weekends $13 per hour or $45 unlimited. Kids 3 years+ Weekdays $13 per hour or $39 unlimited vs. Weekends $15 per hour or $49 unlimited. One adult entry included - extra adult $5 per hour ($10 unlimited).
The centre also offers birthday party packages in two different rooms. Price varies but as a starter it’s $55 per child with a minimum spend of $550 which includes 90 mins of free play for all guests, 30 mins exclusive use of one of the parties rooms, a host, kids food, party table & accessories, themed party invitations and a variety of add-on options.
It sure gets busy so plan ahead and checkout their Facebook page (link below) for the latest updates as the center will post if they are cleaning the ball pits, closed for a birthday party or very busy on the day and at maximum capacity.
There is limited parking on the street level of Planet Mino and you may find limited parking in surrounding streets.
For hygiene purposes, bring anti-slip socks for the kids (or buy some onsite for $4 a pair) and bring some socks for adults too - no shoes and no bare feet allowed.
There is a café onsite with food and drinks which caters for adults and kids. Example items for kids menu: Kids ham & cheese toastie with free range smoked ham & cheddar cheese with Brasserie Bread $10, Kids Nuggets & Chips $12, Adult Chicken Schnitzel $20, House Burger $20 and Banana Bread $7.
There are toilets located on the second level of the center with a change table option.
Busy City Kids were hosted by Planet Mino for the purposes of a review. Travel and food were self funded. All opinions & feedback are genuine & truthful.