PlanetKids Playcentre is in South Melbourne. There's parking nearby and the 96 tram stop is a short walk away at City Road. The playcentre is accessed through the cafe in the same building as Planetshakers church, and is run by them.
PlanetKids is good space; even with a few families it doesn't feel crowded. We had a great day there last week. The soft play area is brilliant and we arrived early so my two kiddies had the run of it!
There's space for ride on cars to scoot around and a jungle gym play structure.
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There's a smaller room with baby toys and a little ball pit for the babies and littlest ones in your family.
PlanetKids Playcentre is connected to the same cafe you pass through when you walk in, so you can treat yourselves to some seriously good food and great coffee ($4 a cup).
The centre is open 9:30a.m.- 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Entry is priced at a reasonable $2 for under 1 year olds and $8 for 1 year olds . That price is for the day so if you wanted to go out and come back like I did that's ok too!
Hope Playgroup has recently restarted on Thursdays from 10-11:30am. With bible stories, craft, singing and free play in the end room within the cafe. The playgroup welcomes everyone and there's a deal where if you join the playgroup (which is free) you can pay for 10 weeks at the play cafe at $60 for your first child or $100 if you have more than one child (and that covers, however, many children you have!).
Hosting your child's birthday party here starts at $190.
PlanetKids Playcentre is a great venue; it's light, warm, friendly and with enough fun to keep my 18 months old and 3.5 year old happy for a day, which I think we will need when the storms roll in this winter!