Looking to do some shopping or drink a coffee in peace without the kids? Here are some free or very cheap places which offer supervised childcare between 3 – 10/12 years for an hour or three!
Remember to bring socks for your kids. Also these are popular places to have birthday parties as they will organise everything for you.
Many also let in under 3’s with a parent on weekday mornings but check to see times allowed (you are usually not allowed to stay with kids over three due to space issues).
Centerwest shopping center’s Jungleland is an older playcenter but has good climbing area, playhouse, crafts etc. Free for up 3 hours.
CityPark shopping center’s Spieburg has a castle theme and lots of room to run around and play for €2,40 hour.
MurPark shopping center’s Planet Lollipop was recently renovated and has a great modern play & climbing area (this is my kids favourite place!). Also pods where they can climb into and listen to books on headpones. It’s 3 euros for the first hour and 2 euros for each hour after.
Shopping Nord’s center has farm themed Spielefarm. It’s 1 euro for every 30 minutes.
Shopping City Seiersberg has Löwenland, also with a big play & climbing area (my son tell me the slide is especially good!) €2,80/hour.
Ikea’s Smaland has ball area, crafts, and movie corner. Free for up to 2 hours but is often full on weekends.
Kastner & Öhler offers a cozy kids room with lots of art, crafts and books. You can leave your kids for up to 3 hours, 3 euros hour or free with a K&O customer card.
Kinderfreundehaus at Tummelplatz also offers supervised childcare in their montessori themed playroom.
The Afritschgarten adventure playground in Lend offers supervised play for kids 6 yrs + on Tuesday 15.00 – 18.00 and Wednesday – Friday 14.00 – 18.00 for free! It’s not your typical playground, but more of an urban garden with ‘junk’ but kids are encouraged to build, climb and play. They often offer special themes such as wood working, cooking, ball games etc.