Kid-friendly things to do in the Eastern Suburb

Looking for fun things to do in the eastern suburbs with the kids? Well, you’re not alone! There comes a time in every parent’s life when they run out of ideas for activities that will keep the kids entertained and that’s just considering the kids! It’s a whole other story when it comes to finding something the entire family will enjoy(parents included), But it doesn’t have to be this way! Luckily, we’ve done the groundwork and compiled an entire list that details all the fun activities and stores to visit with the family. The best part? Everything we mention is housed under just one roof – Eastland Shopping Centre. All you have to do is read on, gather the fam, and hit the centre! 
Below you’ll find our top five suggestions of things to do in the eastern suburbs – from putt putt to confectionery finds, there’s something for everyone at Eastland Shopping Centre. 

Watch a movie at Hoyts 

When the weather is grim, nothing beats a trip to the cinema, and more specifically to Hoyts! After all, there’s just something about hot buttered popcorn and nostalgic cinema screens that makes a movie house feel comforting. Be sure to have a look at what’s showing and book your tickets online here. As you enter the cinema, make a beeline for the brand-new premium bar and lounge area, to savour a delicious bite before the movie begins. And guess what? You can now sink into the ultimate relaxation with their spanking new powered recliner seating, a favourite among parents seeking some well-deserved comfort. Sit back, unwind, and let the cinematic adventure unfold. 

Check out Strike Bowling & Holey Moley Golf Club

Strike Bowling and Holey Moley Golf Club is the perfect place to fuel friendly rivalry with the little ones(be sure to add this to your‘things to do in the eastern suburbs list). Explore eight bowling lanes, rock out in three karaoke rooms, unravel mind-bending puzzles in two epic escape rooms, and kick putt in a game of mini golf. Don’t forget to refuel at their awesome in-store diner, because you can’t conquer a hole-in-one on an empty stomach, right? But brace yourself for their tantalising menu, featuring locally sourced ingredients from Australian producers – scrumptious and sustainable! 


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Tip: Strike Bowling & Holey Moley Golf Club also happens to be a great location for children’s birthday parties. 

Get gaming at Timezone 

Gather your crew and hit the arcade! Timezone is the place to be if you’re after endless gaming options to suit everyone’s taste. Feel the rush of victory as you rack up tokens and score cool trinkets! The best part is their winner’s vault – it’s a treasure trove of awesomeness, offering a slew of fun prizes with over 40 types of plush toys, iPhones, Nintendo Switch consoles, mouth-watering treats, and loads more. Get ready for an epic time! 

Indulge in a treat from Haigh’s Chocolate 

Still in search of things to do in the eastern suburbs? Why not try something a bit left of centre and enjoy a trip to Haigh’s Chocolate? This chocolate haven is Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate maker. It was established in Adelaide in 1915 and they’re known to be committed to the art of premium quality chocolate making from raw cocoa beans. Stop by their Eastland store and check out their range of over 250 different chocolate products. We bet you won’t be able to leave without a basketful of choccies!

Get lost in a candy wonderland at Sweet As 

Number five on the‘kids activities near me’ list goes to(drum roll please) Sweet As. Located on level one, Sweet As is a candy-lovers kingdom. They take pride in stocking chocolate and confectionery from the best local and overseas suppliers. We recommend bringing the whole family along to pick out their favourite treats and then head home and make a DIY candy bar, have a backyard picnic, or create an at-home cinema in your lounge room.  

Take your pick from the many fun things to do in the Eastern Suburbs 

There’s an abundance of things to do in the eastern suburbs! So, it’s time to get your popcorn ready for a movie extravaganza at Hoyts, unleash your competitive side at Strike Bowling & Holey Moley Golf Club, level up your gaming skills at Timezone, savour heavenly chocolates from Haigh's, and embark on a candy-filled odyssey at Sweet As. What are you waiting for? Rally the troops, head to Eastland Shopping Centre, and unleash the tidal wave of family fun!
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