Does everyone in Sydney know everything about Lollipops Playlands already?
Just in case there are some new mums and dads who haven’t heard of these meccas for our minors, here’s some info with my top five good points and five drawbacks too.
There are 14 Lollipops Playlands throughout Australia, with five in Sydney. Each is run by a fanchisee, the central Lollipops website can be found here.
All of the Lollipops are very similar, being very large, with huge play structures, large slides, teacup rides, a large cafe, soft play area for the little ones and much, much more.
Lollipops Playlands – What We Like Best
I must say that my two five year olds just love these places. Of course they do! They’re bright, colourful and there’s lots of opportunities to run, jump, roll, slide, chase and climb.
I tend to take them on rainy day, and my preference is to go at lunchtime when the littler children are off at home having their daytime nap. My wild kids can charge around madly, and it’s much less of an assault on my ears.
The cafe at Frenchs Forest Lollipops is large, you can see the soft play area behind it.
Lollipops Playlands – Top Five Good Points
- Unlimited play, you really can stay and play all day if you’d like to.
- Unlimited teacup rides – very popular.
- Cafes are very spacious, lots of space for the lots of strollers.
- The separate soft play areas for young children are really practical and pretty large too.
- The play equipment is really, really good fun for the preschoolers; quite challenging and definitely thrilling.
Lollipops Playlands – The Downsides
- Parents have to pay to get in – shockers! But you do get a free coffee.
- Pretty expensive especially if you have several children (but look for special offers in local papers and when you join email list)
- You can’t take your own food in – boo hoo.
- You need to remember socks, or pay for them, always a problem for us in summer.
- Can be amazingly busy, especially when full of parties; it’s a good idea to call ahead to ask how many parties are being run at the time you’d like to go.
Read all about Sydney’s Lollipops Playlands on their websites here:
Yes, yes, I much prefer the kids to play outdoors, I really do.
But I don’t mind a bit of indoor play when it suits us.
What about you?
Do they drive you mad or save your sanity?