The opening of the new Lollipops at Golden Grove has been highly anticipated. We were regular visitors of Bubbles Play Café and were sad to see it close, but we also love the Lollipops at Croydon so we were excited to go and check out the brand new Golden Grove Playland on day 2 of their opening week.


Sparkling new, clean, colourful and inviting are words that come to mind when we arrived. The kids were straight off to the toddler zone (that’s the great thing about being 3 – you are still young enough for the toddler area, but not too young for the main play ground too!). At first glance, the little ones thought the slide was an actual waterslide – a very cool effect. The ball bit was an absolute favourite.


Another main attraction is the car ride (pop over to the facebook page to watch the video and see the car in action.) If under 1 metre tall, an adult must go on with the child – so on I went with 2 three year olds and we all loved it! Mr E and Miss M gave their double thumbs up!


The main play area is generous in size, and there’s an extra cannon ball section at the rear. I was impressed with the variety of light meal, lunch and snack options. The mums were happy with coffees and hot chocolates while the kids gobbled up pancakes, fruit toast, fruit, cheese and crackers (we always used to get the fruit and cheese plate from Bubbles so were pleased to see this healthy choice still on the menu).


Notable differences to Croydon; no specific baby play area, and adults do not need to pay an entry fee.

All in in all an impressive new play café which is really needed in the north eastern suburbs! I’m sure there’ll be many more play dates happening here in future.

Opening Hours:

9:30 – 5:30 everyday.
7 Helicon Drive, Golden Grove
Phone: 8180 7288

Entry Prices

  • Junior Entry (12 – 35 months) – $7.90 on school days and $9.90 on weekends & school holidays.
  • Super Entry (3+ years) – $9.90 on school days and $11.90 on weekends & school holidays.
  • Babies under 12 months free.
  • Adults free.
  • Birthday party bookings available.

Facebook: /lollipopsgoldengrove

The map ID you have entered does not exist. Please enter a map ID that exists.