Families and Children

You and your children will love visiting Charlestown Square. With entertaining playgrounds situated throughout the Centre, they provide hours of fun for your little ones! In addition, our regular events for kids will make visits to the Centre extra special. For more information about upcoming Kids Activities, please see the Kids Activities section below or head to our What's Happening page


With two interactive playgrounds at Charlestown Square you are sure to find something to occupy your little ones.  

 The Secret Garden - Level 2 - Past Myer, near Cotton on Kids 
 Pirate Ship - South Piazza - in front of Strike Bowling

Parents' Rooms 

For those times in need we have fully equipped Parents' Rooms available for your convenience. Each Parents’ Room has toilets, nappy changing area’s, private feeding areas as well as food heating facilities, letting you comfortably and conveniently care for your children in private. You can find these little parent getaways in the following locations: 

  • Level 2, near The Secret Garden
  • Level 2, Food Terrace
  • Level 1, near Timezone
  • Ground Level, near Café Salt

Parents' with Prams Parking

We want to ensure when Parents with young children are visiting the Centre that they always have a convenient and hassle free experience. To help make sure of this we have created over 80 car parking spaces for Parents with prams that are conveniently located in close proximity to Centre entrances. Please see below their locations: 
  • P3 South Carpark (Green), access via Pearson Street (P4) and down the ramp to P3 or alternatively via Frederick Street (P2) then up one level to P3
  • P6 East Carpark (Blue), access via Pearson Sreet (P4) then up two levels to P6
  • North Carpark (Orange) pram parking available on each level, access via Ridley Street

First Aid

We take your health needs seriously. Our friendly Customer Service Representatives will be happy to assist you with any First Aid requirements at the Customer Service Desk, located on Level 1 near JB HI-FI.

Kids' Activities

Free Face Painting

Join us in the Secret Garden each School Holidays for free face painting- perfect fun for the little ones! 

Please note this won't run every day of the holidays, check out our Facebook page during this period for confirmed days and times.


Reading Cinemas - Spit the Dummy

Do you have a baby or small child and want to enjoy the latest movie out of the house? Then “Spit the Dummy” sessions are for you. Every Wednesday morning, you can enjoy a family movie provided by Reading Cinemas. “Spit the Dummy” sessions are specially created for families with small kids. Reading Cinemas will keep the lights dimmed so that you can tend to your little one while watching the movie. This way you can enjoy the movie, without worrying about how to feed your toddler or how to handle unexpected hissy-fits!

Entry is free for up to two children under 5 when accompanied by a paying adult.

Note: Spit The Dummy does not run during School Holidays or on Public Holidays. Spit The Dummy program is not available at the following Reading Cinemas locations: Auburn, Dubbo, Rhodes & West Lakes. 
Titles are subject to change without notice. 

For further information on session times and films, please click here or contact Reading on 02 4032 1150.


Opening hours
Mon - 9am - 5.30pm
Tue - 9am - 5.30pm
Wed - 9am - 5.30pm
Thu - 9am - 9pm
Fri - 9am - 5.30pm
Sat - 9am - 5pm
Sun - 10am - 5pm
Charlestown Square
30 Pearson Street
Charlestown NSW 2290
Phone: 02 4944 4333