Children love to play. In fact they need to play! Playing helps children develop all sorts of important life skills such as self-confidence, problem solving, communication and social skills. It is also important for healthy brain development, and physical, mental and emotional strength.

These Play Pods contain an array of amazing and fun equipment that encourage pre-schoolers to play in an active way, allowing them to use their creativity while developing their imagination. It’s also a great whole family activity!

So whether it’s your early childhood centre, a group of friends or a birthday party, get in touch with stadium reception for booking and start developing a lifelong love of play and being physically active for your little ones. The Play Pods are available for hire to all Early Childhood organisations, community groups and families with pre-schooler.

To make a booking:

To book a court or for any enquires simply give our friendly reception teams a call on 03 219 9310 or email

Hire rates:

ILT Stadium Southland have committed to a reduced rate during off-peak hours and on Sundays to help get you and your children playing!

  • $15 per hour, per court - Off Peak (before 3pm Monday-Friday)
  • $35 per hour, per court - Sunday (all day Sunday)
  • $45 per hour, per court - Peak (after 3pm Monday-Friday & all day Saturday)

$5 of this money is reinvested back into the Play Pods.

Birthday parties:

Hire our birthday party area as an add-on to your Play Pod session.

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