• Chipmunks Playland & Café is an internationally-trademarked brand that began in Port Chalmers, New Zealand and is still based there today.

    • Chipmunks is the largest franchised indoor children’s adventure playground in the South Pacific and caters to children aged 0-11 Years. We also host children’s birthday parties, after hours functions, offer school holiday programs and out of school care, and more.

      A market leader with 19 centres in New Zealand, 21 in Australia and 9 in Indonesia, we have maintained our growth through established, robust systems, backed with experienced staff, thorough training and dedicated support.

    • Now in our 20th year of operation, the relationships we have built with our trusted suppliers underpins our commitment to providing state-of-the-art playground equipment and facilities that are of the highest safety and operational standards.

      In addition, we have created our own brand ambassador, ‘Charlie’ the Chipmunk. Charlie helps us connect further with families, during both visits to the store and beyond. He is our most popular birthday party host, and also features on merchandise, marketing and in-store equipment.

    • Company Milestone

      This year Chipmunks Playland & Café celebrates 20 years of family fun!

      Always looking for new ideas, Chipmunks was born after founders Lance and Kerri paid a visit to an Auckland-based indoor playground with their then, young son.

      “We loved the concept, and decided to open our own unique indoor playground after noticing there was a gap in the market.”

      chipmunks-2016-20-anniversary-logo18-months later in 1996, they opened their first store in Christchurch. Soon Dunedin, Invercargill and several other South Island centres followed.

      Chipmunks eventually expanded into the North Island market, and based on the success there, decided to take the company to the Australian market where Chipmunks is now synonymous with fun and value for money.

      Chipmunks was formally franchised in Australia in 2008, with the first Indonesian franchise came later that same year.

      With over 49 stores in three countries (and plans for many more), Chipmunks has grown into a true New Zealand success story thanks to Lance and Kerri’s drive and vision.


    • Why Chipmunks?

      Chipmunks Playland & Café provides a safe, inviting, fun-filled, tech-savvy environment that visitors of all ages will enjoy and remember – for years to come.

      Our Values

      At Chipmunks, our actions are guided by four main values;

      Our customers come first

      We believe every customer has the right to play in a clean, safe playground, and enjoy quality café food at an affordable price. Our practice has always been to provide services that deliver outstanding value for money and bring a smile to all members of the family.

      We do the right thing

      As part of our commitment to customers, we regularly review all our staff training and safety practices to ensure we meet New Zealand’s high safety standards. We also have many guidelines in place to ensure everyone who visits Chipmunks can play and have fun – no matter their age or physical limitations!

      chipmunks-icon-wheelchair-friendly1All our stores are wheelchair-friendly & equiped with baby change facilities.

      Together we have fun

      At Chipmunks we believe fun is a philosophy and not reserved for special occasions! We want every experience at Chipmunks to be a memorable one. We work hard to deliver the latest indoor play innovations, entertainment and service ensuring no two trips to Chipmunks are the same!

      Active minds, active play

      Using our 20 years’ experience in playground technology, we’ve designed our exciting play structures with both physical and intellectual play in mind. We love to encourage movement and imagination and have many play structures and activities dedicated to inspiring children 0-11 years to explore active play.

      Interested in a Chipmunks franchise?


    • Love Chipmunks! It’s clean, bright and exciting for the kids. Also serves hot beverages to keep the parents sane.

      Sharon Howe

      July 2016

    • I love it because I can see the pure joy in my son’s face when we are there and is making lots of new little friends. Also the hot chocolate is always good to enjoy myself when I relax.

      Ashlee Ann-Marie Tanner

      August 2016