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Top 10 things to do with kids at Westfield Southland

Looking for something to do with your kids? Discover our guide below to the top kid-approved activities here at Westfield Southland. From enchanting play areas to delicious treats, we’ve curated a list to make your next visit a memorable adventure for little ones.

1. Visit one of our free play areas

Our imaginative play spaces for kids have slides, climbing structures and interactive games to keep kids entertained. Find our playworlds on level 1, near Best & Less and level 3 near Myer. Conveniently located next to Walkers Donuts so you can grab a coffee and sit back and relax while watching the kids play. All children are welcome, entry is free, children must be always supervised.

2. Explore our toy shops

Spend time browsing our toy stores, kids will marvel at the latest toys and immerse themselves in having a try of them. Parent hack: Take photos of the ones your kids like and save them in a folder on your phone for birthday and Christmas ideas. Head to Kidstuff, David Jones, ToyWorld or Myer.

3. Watch the latest kids’ movie at Village Cinemas

Create a core memory for your little ones with a side of popcorn or ice-cream and watch a movie on the big screen. Check out the latest movie releases here.

4. Dine at one of our child friendly restaurants

We have many places with food your kids will love in the food court on level 3 or in our dining precinct on level 2 near Village Cinemas. If chicken nuggets and chips are your child’s go-to then head to KFC or if they like a sandwich try, Subway or grab a mini pizza or pasta from Si Mamma . There is something to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds.

5. Indulge in a sweet treat

There’s nothing like ending a shopping trip with a special treat. Whether it’s an ice-cream from Gelatissimo, a delicious donut from Walker's Doughnuts or Donut King or an iced bun from Bakers Delight and it might make the trip back to the car and home much easier for all involved.

6. Attend an upcoming kids’ event

We have lots of events for kids at Westfield Southland, all year round. To stay in the loop with all upcoming events, sign up to become a Westfield member here and check our ‘What’s happening’ page here.

Our next kids’ event, "Hop, Skip and Jump into Kids Club" is happening on Wed 31 Jan at the Jean Street Reserve Playground. Find out more here.

7. Be immersed in the world of books

Our bookstores cater to all ages and imaginations. Check out QBD Books, Myer, David Jones, Target, Kmart, Cook and Young, and Big W and pick out your new bedtime story, a magic book to learn new tricks or fun pop-up book.

8. Play games at Totally Games

We have so many activities all in the one place – simulation games, whack-a-mole, ice hockey, car racing and more. They’ll love running around with their siblings, friends (and you!) while collecting points to win a prize at the end of the play. Our game retailers are also the perfect place to host an upcoming birthday party – make sure to ask the team when you’re there for more information. Find Totally Games on level 2 near Village Cinemas.

9. Stock up on craft supplies

Looking for ways to keep the kids busy when you’re at home? Grab all the craft supplies you could ever need from The Reject Shop, Kaisercraft, Target, Kmart or Big W. From paints and colouring in books to paddle pop sticks and sticky tape, you’ll find an array of art and craft supplies to help your kids’ imagination run wild and get creative.

10. Check out the latest games to take home

If you’re after the latest games or consoles, we have a range of stores to check out for spur of the moment purchases or great gift ideas. Browse the gaming sections in EB Games, Zing Pop Culture, JB Hi-Fi, Kmart, Target and pick out the next game to hit your shelf at home.

Find some more handy tips for visiting with kids here.

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