What is Play World?
Play World Australia is the newest 2-day consumer event designed for kids taking place in Darling Harbour during September school holidays 2018. Play World is a place for kids to discover and interact with the coolest toys, games and characters through hands-on activities. Kids will dig for dinosaur bones, perfect their Jedi skills, build rockets, create slime, go to battle in a giant Nerf skirmish, learn new dance moves and explore their world, their way. Play World is a high energy, engaging, interactive and most importantly, fun experience unlike anything the kids of Australia have ever seen before.
What are the opening hours?
9am to 5pm both days
Where is Play World?
Smack dab in the middle of Darling Harbour at the ICC Sydney Convention Centre.
Can I park there?
Yes you can. There is limited parking available in the building, but there are other parking stations nearby. Pre-book your parking with SECURE Parking at 320 Harris St, using code PW18 for a $12 daily flat rate.
Can I take public transit there?
You bet! It’s easy as pie - either hop on the the train to Town Hall and walk down to Darling Harbour or take the light-rail from Central Station.
Is there disabled access?
Yes, the venue is wheelchair friendly and the aisles are nice and wide within the event.
How much does it cost to go to Play World?
Tickets are $19.95 for kids and $24.95 for big kids (13+). Children 3 and under are free. We do offer family passes for families of 2 or more with discounted ticketing options available. Explore all the ticketing options here.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
We can’t promise that! If tickets don’t sell out, they will be available on the door. However, be aware at door tickets are $10 more expensive than online. We suggest you buy your tickets online to avoid disappointment. We don’t overcrowd the show for your comfort. So the day may be fully sold out before you get here.
Is there a kids price?
Kids (ages 4-12) are $19.95 and Big Kids (ages 13 to adult) are $24.95. Children 3 and under (Tiny tots) are free to enter. If you buy multiple tickets, discounts do apply. Explore all the ticketing options here.
You say the event is for 3-12 year olds. Can’t I bring my other kids?
You bet! We welcome all ages at Play World Australia. The under 3s can play in the Toddler Town and over 12s can join in everywhere. Adults are not admitted unless accompanied by a child.
Does Play World accept companion cards?
Yes Play World accepts companion cards. Your companion card will grant you with a comparable general admission ticket. Simply visit any ticket desk on the day you would like to attend Play World Australia with your Companion Card to be provided with your comparable general admission ticket.
Do you have an admission policy?
Adults are not admitted unless accompanied by a child. Play World Australia is not a creche and kids under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Can I buy food that’s suitable for kids there?
Yes you can. Play World will cater to kids and big kids with special menus for everyone.
Is there any storage at the venue?
Yes, we have a Cloak Room where you can leave coats or bags. And if you’re brining a pram, we’ll have designated pram parking areas too! We recommend that you keep your valuables on your person, Play World and Reed Exhibitions do not take responsibility for lost or stolen items.
Is there a parent’s room?
Yes we have a parents pit stop where you can breast-feed in private, change a nappy, heat up a bottle or feed your toddler there.
Are there any areas of the show suitable for Kds with special needs?
Yes! We've created a chill out zone as a destination for children with special needs. More information about this area coming soon!
Can I volunteer at Play World Australia?
Yes! Play World Australia is seeking enthusiastic and motivated people who are looking for event management experience or currently work in child related industries to volunteer at the 2018 Play World Australia Event. Working dates include Saturday 29 September & Sunday 30 September. Apply here today.
I'm interested in attending Play World Australia as a member of the media.
Awesome! Head to our media page to find out more information about accreditation and attending Play World Australia with a media pass.
Will we be on camera if we attend?
Potentially – so be sure to smile! Play World is being filmed and recorded. Let our staff know if you don’t want to be photographed.
Is Play World a safe environment for my kids?
Yes it is, but ultimately they are in your care. Parents and carers must stay to supervise children at all times. We also recommend that you keep your valuables on your person, Play World and Reed Exhibitions do not take responsibility for lost or stolen items.
Anything else I should know?
Have fun! And make sure everyone else can have fun too – share the play spaces and experience with all Play World visitors, so everyone can have a turn!