The Greens, North Sydney
Coogee Pavilion, Coogee
Belrose Hotel, Belrose
The Henson, Marrickville
The Newport Hotel, Newport
Coogee Pavilion, Coogee
Neighbourhood pubs are shuffling things around and making room for the entire family. With dedicated play spaces, meal deals and creative fun-packs, you have an entirely appropriate reason to bring your kids to the pub. Here are some of our favourite places around Sydney.
Family-friendly and pet-friendly, The Henson more than delivers with their gourmet pub grub, pinball tables and converted garage behind the beer garden that acts as a pretty serious play area. Stuffed with balls and entered by a small door or slippery dip, the kids will only want to check in when their hungry.
91 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Located on the shores of Pittwater, The Newport has a kids’ area that features badminton, ping pong and a gigantic magnetic Scrabble board. To help keep the kids occupied, various educational programs are held throughout the week, allowing parents to enjoy some ‘me’ time. In terms of kid-friendly bites, parents have a choice from four different food outlets within the venue.
2 Kalinya Street, Newport
This beautiful upscale pub may not have an inbuilt playroom, but every Saturday between 1pm to 3pm, they employ a kid’s coordinator to keep your brood occupied on The Lawn with a range of games and activities. Once they are all tuckered out feed them a delicious meal off the kid’s menu and they’ll receive a complimentary ice cream spider.
2 Gale Street, Woolwich
Equipped with an enormous soft playground with slippery dips, a ball pool and a jungle gym, your children will run themselves ragged. There is also a separate infant/toddler room so the smaller ones aren’t trampled by excited groups of older kids. The children’s menu is made up of fresh Australian produce and they also offer kids party packages.
5 Hews Parade, Belrose
The Pavilion’s ever popular ping pong table, toy area and giant scrabble wall was made for kids. More active kids can run around on the astro-turf or compete in a game of oversized connect four while parents can relax knowing there’s plenty of space for the little ones to explore without disturbing other patrons.
169 Dolphin Street, Coogee
Northies has some of the best water views around and a children’s programme to match. From 10am to 5pm daily, kids can roam free in a dedicated children’s play area. During the week children eat free with a dining adult and on Sunday’s families can enjoy live music and face painting.
Corner of Kingsway and Elouera Road, Cronulla
Surrounded by St Leonards Park and with glimpses of the city skyline, this bowling club turned chic bar is a popular Lower North Shore haunt. Their light-filled interiors open out onto an outdoor space that has a garden party vibe. When not in play, kids can run around the greens, and The Greens regularly hosts family-friendly events throughout the year.
50 Ridge Street, North Sydney