Wannabees Hornsby

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Wannabees Family Play Town is a themed indoor play centre where children discover what they want to be (aka wanna be) when they grow up.  It’s literally a child size city where your kids can experience first hand what it is to have a real job.

It’s very different to most other play centres. You won’t find large play structures, slides or inflatable rides. Instead there are fire and police stations, a hospital, post office, pizza shop, TV studio, supermarket, beauty salon (when we were there the staff were even painting the kids nails!), radio station and many more iconic buildings in a real functioning city.

All about imaginative play

Role play is more than just fun (although it definitely does help). It is a key element of learning. Role play engages emotion, cognition, language and sensory motor skills and encourages children to become active participants in their learning.

Role playing children expand their understanding of themselves and others, their knowledge of the physical world and their ability to communicate with peers and adults.  It also helps kids to discover leadership skills, encourages social interaction, problem solving, helps to gain confidence and a sense of self.

Location

You will find Wannabees on level 2 in Westfield Hornsby. It is quite difficult to find but if you follow signs to Fernwood they are directly opposite.

If you are in the main centre, there is a long tunnel next to Hype and Bonds. Head down there and there are floor spots with directions to follow.

If you find the dining precinct, it is just around the corner from Kangnam BBQ.

Tickets 

Weekends, Public Holidays and School Holidays (All Children)

1 Hour stay: $15.00
2 Hour stay: $20.00
Unlimited stay (all day): $25.00
Adults : $5.00

Weekdays (excepting School Holidays)

1 Hour stay: $15.00
Unlimited stay: $20.00
Adults: $5.00

You can book in advance on their website or just turn up and pay when you get there.  There is no difference in price either way.

Drop and Shop

1 Hour:  $20.00 first child + Sibling $15
2 Hour: $30.00 first child + Sibling $20

Please note that the drop and shop option requires your child to be fully toilet trained, so this is only for kids aged 4 and over.

Maximum stay is two hours.

For security purposes parents are required to show photo ID when dropping off and collecting children. Both parent and child are required to wear matching wristbands.

Out & About Baby Tip

It is really difficult to find.  When in doubt, ask the Westfield Centre Management. Think they get asked a lot.

Free WiFi is also available for parents.

Would be a great spot for a kids party.

Baby Change Facilities

There is a change mat and toddler toilet (and sink) in the ladies bathroom just near the Vet Clinic (yes there is a vet too!)

Parking 

Parking in Westfield Hornsby is free for the first 3 hours.

The best place to park for access to Wannabees is via the Burdett St Carpark: Drive to Yellow Carpark (Level 2)

Food

Like more play centres, no outside food is allowed at Wannabees. There is a cafe on site and the menu looks pretty good.  I haven’t tried it myself though so leave a review below if you have.

Location Info

02 8021 6902

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