Rain, hail and well....more rain! Over the wintry months a little indoorsy action can help everyone through the day, Mamma included. These indoor places to go in Melbourne's East will hit their mark when it comes to blowing off steam and your troops are welcome to bounce and climb walls to their hearts content at these fab places. There are plenty to choose from plus we are adding to this page all the time so Mamma says save it for a rainy day!
Now you might have a trampoline in the backyard, but nothing can really compare to having an entire factory space filled with trampolines. Bounce Inc in Blackburn is exactly that. A bouncy wonderland!
What a treat it is to have some of the original illustrations from our most favourite books on display at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum. Taking over the downstairs gallery until the end of January 2020, is The Lynley Dodd Story.
The Ambulance Victoria Museum is simple and awesome. It is home to a collection of 18 emergency vehicles and every conceivable piece of paramedic memorabilia to match.
This highly interactive session is an incorporation of sound and light. Guided by three silent facilitators, the room is dark, all except the glowing ropes, shapes and creatures that begin in the middle of the room.
There’s a library, laundry, nursery, cubby-house/backyard, kitchen, shop (complete with an ATM) and a construction zone. Guaranteed to blow your little ones mind!
Mamma is not sure if is the largest but it sure is the BRIGHTEST indoor playcentre in the EAST! Rainbow town is out of this world - Indoor soft play, ball pits, building brinks, rock climbing wall, trampolines, motorised cars and awesome slides!
There is everything you might expect from a little town - a supermarket, a doctor surgery, a restaurant, building site and even an airport!
Seniors and children alike can make craft, paintings, science experiments - SLIME - paint rocks and SO much more!
Mamma could play for days at PLAYDAYS! Such an incredible space, perfect for toddlers and a brilliant variety of equipment.
Everything is awesome! This is definitely worth a visit if there is a LEGO lover in your life; they will feel like they have stepped into their wildest dream
Mamma loves watching her little creatures play, use their imaginations, share with other kids and enter an entire world of make believe. If that sounds like your cherubs, you will love what is on offer at Little Creatures.
By golly our kids wished they had this much space at home. The new indoor playcentre space that is available for the 0 - 6 year olds mid-week at Inflatable World, is a dream with SO much space for activities.
Let’s head to the pool. Sometimes you simply forget how much kids love the water. All that splashing, kicking and blowing countless bubbles, they just lap it up! Aqualink in Nunawading provides plenty of shallow space to do just that.
Mamma loves drinking from her Robert Gordon mugs ... now you can paint your own!
Prepare to get messy eastsiders. The Messy Shed has JUST opened and your kids are going to LOVE this sensory wonderland!
An indoor playcentre that is designed for your little rascals!
AWESOME FUN is now SPROUTS PLAYCENTRE - Indoor play for those days you have to find somewhere out of the house! Come and visit Thomas and the ROCKETSHIP!
Inflatable World is a magical world full of more jumping, sliding, sticking, jousting, running and bouncing than you can poke a stick at!
You and the crew are up for plenty of thrills at Rush HQ. This is an indoor trampoline with plenty of spunk - just check out the mascots on the wall - and heaps to do all under the one roof.
The library is the ideal spot to go with your littlest ones. It is indoor and dry, there is normally a heap of space to spread out, and of course, hundreds of books to explore.
Mamma absolutely LOVES this place. Not only can you paint ceramic shapes (such a fond childhood memory) but there is also a FREE soft-play area AND a cafe. Equaling hours of fun for the little ones, and peace for the bigger ones!
The fun has never stopped here at The Victorian Skate Centre in Lilydale. The classic roller rink has still got the family friendly vibes and Mamma was transported right back into her tweens when we stepped through the door.
The National Sports Museum is located right in the underbelly of this magnificent stadium. It showcases all that is wonderful about the Aussie sporting tradition and so many relics and memorabilia are on display. If you want to teach the kids some history about cricket, football, netball or the Olympics, this is the best place to do it.
This is a first! The VERY first Monkey Mania Play Centre in Myer and it is right here in Melbourne's east. Forget the old Myer book section, cafe and tv zone, because it is now full of FUN and child's play! A super roomy play centre with a structure ideal for your juniors.
Attention all action seekers! There is a GREAT indoor activity zone that you HAVE to try!
Crazy Climb has now opened its doors to some crazy rock climbing fun for all ages! Well, from ages 4 - 94; but toddlers and babies don't miss out on the fun - as it is in the same complex as the wonderful Lollipops play centre!
This library is so beautiful - you could almost spend all day here!
Grab a book and read along with Mamma!
If your kids are fans of a good slide then Slides is a no brainer!
Unleash the ninja warriors and fly like a bird at the bounciest place in the east!
Every playcentre we visit seem to find gets bigger and bigger.
A cinema like no other - for kids - designed by kids - enjoyed by big and little kids!
When the weather gets wetter and the kids need a space to run and have a play under the sea ... head to Crocs!
We give the Montrose Town Square two thumbs up!
There is a new library in Lilydale!
A trip to the cinemas are a family tradition during the school holidays. Session times are filled with the latest kids movies and when the weather turns sour, an indoor adventure is on the cards!
There are so many aquatic adventures to be had at this space - indoor AND outdoor!
An indoor playcentre in a shopping centre is always going to be a winner
Knox Leisureworks is awesome for the little ones.
Welcome to Mamma’s FAVOURITE part of the Melbourne Museum - The Children's Gallery
You might find it difficult to find a library that wallpaper more beautiful or more Aussie than Camberwell Library.
Why just bounce when you can have a total ball! Jump deck is a local favourite and the ideal place to tire out a toddler as well as a Mamma!
There is plenty of variety to Yoyo's Playland that will keep your little takers busy on an indoor play day.
Great cafe, plenty of play to be had at Planet Kids!
This idea is genius. An indoor play centre right inside a caravan park. Parky’s is a great addition to any holiday itinerary.
Aquanation is the latest and greatest place for water play in Melbourne’s East!
Back in the old walls of Waverley Park and above the Hawks Nest is a dedication to all things brown and gold.
This family run complex is an independent cinema that has modest size theatres, kid friendly films on the bill and fantastic ticket prices!
Well in this case - the name says it all - this place is tonnes of fun! This indoor party and extreme adventure venue is guaranteed to satisfy all of the daredevils in your family.
Little kids run free and jump all day on Friday at Pumped Up Inflatable Sports!
A community house with a stack of activities, a stack of joy and a stack of heart.
It's a jungle out there! There is a lot of monkey business and fun to be had at this jungle inspired play centre.
This enormous building that once was a church hall, then the Apollo Theatre and a function centre, is now where the local mums and their bubs head to when the weather turns for indoor play.
The library has had a shuffle and gained a new entry - a big beautiful sliding door, making the library more accessible to all including those prams!
Whoever had the idea to put a playcentre in a homemakers shopping centre - you deserve a pat of the back!
One of the first BIG playcentres that Mamma has visited in her motherhood journey and it is pretty amazing.
Take the stairs or open the 'doors' to the lift up to level 2 where you will find the children's story room - it is beautiful.
Well what can I say. This place is pretty ACE! An indoor play centre that will entertain all of the kids - even the big, big ones!
Mamma has stumbled upon the most colourful place in the East. We are talking rainbow explosion! Clip ‘n Climb in Berwick is rock climbing and vertical challenges at it’s highest and most crazy.
Go Wild Party and Playcentre makes transitioning into the indoor playground world nice and easy.
As play centres go - this Lollipop's is a ripper! Massive spaces at both ends of the shed with big and little kids appreciated equally.
What better way to learn about caring for sick animals, than through play!
The Yarra Ranges has a pretty interesting history. The Regional Museum is the place to go for all of the history buffs out there!