Are you looking for the BEST kid friendly pubs in Sydney, NSW? Maybe you’ve got some really young kids and you’re looking for that perfect pubs with playground near me? Well stress no more, as this article will provide you with exactly that!
We’ve recently visited some of the best family friendly pubs in Sydney, and our kids were over the moon! There’s nothing better than some wings and a plate of fries after a hot summer day.
We’ve compiled this informative list of the best kid friendly pubs Sydney just for you. It is bound to have something for every member of your family. Whether it’s a pub with a playground or play areas, so the toddlers can have some fun and let off some steam before their meal, or a cinema room to entertain the teens, we’ve got it all!
Best kid friendly pubs in Sydney
We’ve broken down this article into four sections:
- Eastern suburbs pubs
- Western suburbs pubs
- Northern Beaches pubs
- Upper and Lower North Shore pubs
- Northern suburbs pubs
We’ve gone and scoured Sydney for the absolute best pubs on offer!
Eastern Sydney kid friendly pubs
1. Coogee Pavilion
We all know that the Coogee Pavilion is kid friendly. It’s a wonderful place for your children to have a great time and enjoy the marvellous food. The ground floor is perfect for family get-togethers and casual dining. When we visited the kids loved playing table tennis at one of the tables. There is also a toddler play area and kids cinema room which we just found amazing!
The younger ones played in the toddler area, the oldest watched a marvel movie in the cinema room, all while we shared some long-awaited drinks. The menu offers amazing food, and the games arena offers giant magnetic Scrabble, ping pong and much more! This is one of our favourite family friendly pubs in Sydney, and it is the best for bigger families as it has something for everyone.
Address: 169 Dolphin Street, Coogee
Ph: (02) 9114 7321
Website: Coogee Pavillion
Kid friendly pubs Western suburbs Sydney
2. the BACKYARD
the BACKYARD is a wonderful place to take your family for a meal. The kids menu has so many options to chose from, perfect for even the pickiest of eaters, and the venue has some fun ‘backyard’ activities too. the BACKYARD offers gelato as a dessert which will defiantly pleased my little ones. I had to practically grab the bowl out of their sticky little hands to stop them from licking it clean!
Address: 14 Ian Parade, Concord
Ph: 9743 1907
3. The Henson
The Henson offers a wide range of meals for the kids to choose from. It’s not just the classic pizza, pasta and chips, they offer much more for the kids to try. There is a kids play room so the little ones don’t get bored during your visit. My kids came back with red, sweaty faces, and rumbling stomachs: let’s just say that the varied menu mixed with the time spent running about the playground meant no plates were left unfinished.
Address: 91 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
Ph: (02) 9171 1868
Website: The Henson
4. Greystanes Hotel
Our writers have deemed this as THE BEST kid friendly pub in Sydney! Definitely not one to miss!
The Greystanes has two MASSIVE fenced off playgrounds and a awesome five-storey maze! I was able to enjoy my drinks with much more ease knowing my children were safely having the time of their life right next to me. Next door, there is a paddock of gum trees and a fantastic flying fox that offers a 10 metre flight! On the weekends, there is a jumping castle (weather permitting), and so much more! We had to practically drag the kids out of there. They would not let us leave untill we promised we’d be coming back next weekend!
Address: 701 Merrylands Rd, Greystanes
Ph: (02) 9631 2266
Website: Greystanes Hotel
5. Hotel Pennant Hills
This restaurant not only serves great food, it also has an awesome indoor kids playground. The play area is split between a toddler area (ages 2-4) and a kids room (5-10 years old), guaranteeing there’s a place for everyone in your family. The restaurant has a Gelato Bar and can offer kids parties.
Address: 352 Pennant Hills Rd, Pennant Hills
Ph: 9484 2266
Website: Hotel Pennant Hills
6. NBC Sports Club – Kid’s Backyard
The Kid’s Backyard at the NBC Sports Club is an amazing place to take your family. It offers one of Australia’s largest jumping castles, Tiki Island. It also includes so much more fun things for kids. We let the kids play while we dined in their enclosed verandah dining area, and let me tell you: that was the most peaceful night of my life.
Address: 166 Windsor Road, Northmead
Ph: 9630 2875
Website: NBC Sports Club
7. Ettamogha Hotel
How many pubs do you know that feature a rock climbing wall? Now, it’s at least one! An arcade room is full of machines from basketball hoop challenges to a Pokemon style game. At the Ettamogha Pub, they operate on a system of tokens, witch you can buy from machines, (fifteen minutes on the rock climbing wall is five tokens). Your kids are sure to love this!
Address: Cnr Merriville & Windsor Rds, Kellyville Ridge
Ph: 9629 1130
Website: Ettamogha Hotel
8. Panania Diggers
If you choose to eat with your family at the Panania Diggers, everyone will find something for their needs. The menu offers a variety of meals, with your bistro favorites, as well as salads. As a bonus, kids eat FREE every Monday night for dinner. The restaurant also has free Wi-Fi, but that shouldn’t be necessary with the amazing playground, including an train carriage, a fort and much more.
Address: Cnr Marco Avenue & Childs Street, Panania
Ph: 9772 3804
Website: Panania Diggers
9. Penrith Panthers Leagues Club
The food at this place will fail to disappoint even the fussiest of eaters! The ‘Kids Zone’ has been created for any use. Your kids can play, eat in the restaurants, carnivals, shows, parties and much, much more! There are also fun activities such as, Playtime arcade, Aqua golf, iFly indoor skydiving and more! Not even the fussiest child could consider this lame. This is one of the best kid friendly pubs Penrith has to offer!
Address: 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith
Ph: 1800 061 991
Website: Penrith Panthers Leagues Club
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Kid friendly pubs Northern Beaches Sydney
Looking for kid friendly pubs on the Northern Beaches? Here’s our recommendations:
If you are looking for a lovely pub with a bit of history as well as a kid friendly environment, you cannot go past The Newport on Pittwater. Located on the water with stunning Pittwater views, this northern beaches go-to won’t disappoint.
Perfect for large families as well as small with an ‘alfresco marketplace feel’ so all members of the family from the super casual to the very fussy can choose from their variety of food outlets and experiential areas; each with their own style and personality. We love their huge communal deck surrounded by gardens – and the fact that they are not only kid friendly but they are also dog friendly.
Simple breakfast menu, smoothies, juices, fresh-baked bakery delights, and coffee from Will & Co. The Kiosk has share platters and dishes of meats from their French rotisserie.
At The Shack you can take your pick from a range of mouth-watering burgers, fish and chips, salt and pepper calamari, as well as seasonal salads and grilled options, and, of course, there’s the kids’ menu.
These guys also make a amazing wood fired pizzas. You can watch the team fire the stove and deftly prepare hand-made pizzas until the late-night hours. The antipasto platter and Nutella calzone are also not to be missed.
The Seafood Market
For the seafood lovers, pop over here for some freshly shucked oysters, prawns and a selection of seared seafood salads and Asian inspired noodle dishes.
Entertainment for kids
They also have a large ‘gymnasium’ that provides the perfect entertainment for the kids with giant-sized games such as Jenga and connect four, ping-pong, magnetic scrabble, a bowling alley and more.
With discounted meals on various days for kids as well as um’s groups and school holiday activities, it’s easy to see why this is a family favourite of the Northern Beaches! Make sure to drop in on the weekends too for activities ranging from face painting to live reptile demonstrations.
Read our review of the The Newport on Pittwater here
Address: 2 Kalinya St, Newport
Ph: 9114 7337
Website: The Newport on Pittwater
11. The Belrose Hotel
The Belrose Hotel offers a massive variety of meals, including bannana bread, pizza and so much more. Your kids can have fun with their school holiday activities such as dance, arts and craft and even a magic show! They sure will love it!
Address: 5 Hews Parade, Belrose
Ph: 9451 8585
Website: The Belrose Hotel
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12. Hunters Hill Hotel
The Hunters Hill Hotel is an amazing place to take your family for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There is even face painting and magician, along with kids eat FREE on Monday and Wednesday and much more! Our kids would not leave until there were painted butterflies scattered on their faces like freckles. There are kids entertainers from 6-8pm on Saturday, and 12-3pm on Sunday.
Address: 64 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill
Ph: 9817 2188
Website: Hunters Hill Hotel
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13. The Ranch Hotel
The kids will love it at the Ranch Hotel. With a outdoor playground, ping pong tables, a kids club, and much more, this destination is sure to be the one for your family. The Ranch Hotel will fail to disappoint. With wonderful food on the menu, it will please even the fussiest of eaters.
Address: Cnr Epping Rd & Herring Rd, North Ryde
Ph: 9887 2411
14. The Greens North Sydney
If you choose to visit the Greens North Sydney for any event you will thoroughly enjoy your time there. They have a massive yard for the kids to run around, and the restaurant offers multiple different rooms for different occasions. The food is great as well, my kids practically devoured their dinner the second it was brought out. This is a fabulous kid friendly pub in Sydney
Address: 50 Ridge St, North Sydney
Ph: 9245 3099
Website: The Greens North Sydney
15. Castle Hill RSL
The Castle Hill RSL is an incredibly child friendly, relaxed environment where all visitors can have a wonderful time. There is a new fabulous undercover play area at least four storeys high! Let me tell you, our kids could not get enough of it, being the thrill-seekers that they are.
Address: 77 Castle St, Castle Hill
Ph: 8858 4800
Website: Castle Hill RSL
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