Funtopia Maribyrnong is the by far the best entertainment centre for kids in the West.
Melbourne parents, there's a new family entertainment centre in the West and it's about to open it's doors to the public. That place is Funtopia Maribyrnong and you really need to put it on your radar.
After our preview visit to Funtopia Maribyrnong over the weekend, we are confident to call it one of, if not the ultimate indoor family entertainment centre for Melbourne families.
Suited to children of all ages, this huge (and I mean ginormous) multi level place space offers mazes, crazy mirrors, slides, soft play, ball pits, ball cannons, small climbing walls and a big volcano slide.
Play areas are Australian themed with the 'Sydney Harbour Bridge' towering from one side of the play centre to the other, a big yellow and green Melbourne tram perched high above the centre, a 'Great Barrier Reef' cannon ball shooting zone and your kids can even climb the 'Uluru' wall!
Climb the Uluru wall
There is so much to explore for the toddlers and non-climbers, you'll be in amazed when you see it.
Arguably the main attraction is the climbing walls to scour at Funtopia Maribyrnong. Suited to children 4 years plus, the climbing zone replicates it's sister centre, TunzaFun Xtreme in Knox only much bigger.
Climb the city towers
Your children are invited to scale the heights of a variety of colourful themed walls, ropes, tyres, a volcano, beanstalk, city towers and more.
Which climbing structure to choose?
Safety is paramount at Funtopia Maribyrnong, with kids using a hydraulic auto-belay system. The system means no climbing buddy is needed. Your kids are fitted with a safety harness and secure themselves onto a climbing wall of their choice while standing on the yellow safety mat. 8yo Junior KidTown had no trouble doing this on his own, but if your child does needs assistance, that's OK because staff are on hand to help.
Clip their own harness
If the above isn't enough, there's the High Slide, Trapeze, electric operated cars, 9 party rooms and an privately run cafe serving single origin coffees & a fine selection of foods.
Honestly just when we thought TunzaFun Xtreme was the ultimate climbing centre for kids, we do believe Funtopia Maribyrnong has topped it.
the best entertainment centre for kids in the West