Cost: The open kids play equipment does not incur a charge. All other facilities and services do come at a price, depending on your budget.
Opening Times: Core Centre Trading Hours:
Monday to Wednesday: 9am to 6pm
Thursday: 9am to 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm
Kiosk or Cafe: Yes. Multiple places to buy food and drinks inside this shopping centre, including IKEA.
Playground: Yes. Free play equipment to use on the ground floor.
Tables: Yes, in the food court area.
Water: Yes. Ample places to buy bottled water.
Age Suitability: All ages.
Parking: Yes, on site.
It is fascinating to discover how much kid paradise is found in a two-level suburban shopping centre. At Rhodes Shopping Centre, it was surprising to discover a number of stores for kids. On the first floor near IKEA, there is even an Adairs Kids outlet - a really stylish place.
On the ground floor, parents you are in heaven when it comes to buying clothes for your kids. Not only is there Target, but also a multitude of boutique clothing stores that sell baby clothes and shoes to petite kid-friendly dresses.
The ground floor also features The Wiggles mini ride, of which is coin operated. There is a free mini playground area where your child/children can play crossword puzzles, and this space also allows them to unleash the little climber within. This is before IKEA even gets a mention.
If your little one is tired from lots of walking or otherwise, Kiddy Cruisers are available to hire at the information desk on the ground floor.
Simply put, I am just blown away with how much there is available for the kids of Sydney at this shopping centre. The centre also puts on some kid-friendly movie events at Reading Cinemas from time of time. On the 16th of April 2014 (as at the time of writing this), a magic movie day is being held at the centre to celebrate the release of the film Muppets Most Wanted.
There is also a decent sized parents room here too.