10 Local Pubs, Clubs and Hotels with a Kids Play Area

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Sometimes all you want is to have a nice meal and maybe even an “adult” beverage. This of course means that the kids need to enjoy themselves too. Here’s a list of local pubs, clubs and hotels where you can achieve just that.

 

The Backyard, Concord

Spacious, outdoors, contained. Three words parents will always be thankful for and The Backyard has all of these features! When the kids need to run off some steam and get their free-range on, this is the perfect option. The huge green outdoor area has an array of things to play with, as well as other kids to befriend. There’s also colouring and a yummy kids’ menu to eventually tempt kids back to the table!

There is plenty of parking and room for prams – more words parents love to hear.

More info here.

The Backyard, Concord

 

 

Gladesville Sporties

With a great little indoor and outdoor kids’ play area and a relaxed vibe, Gladesville Sporties is a great option to grab lunch or an early dinner with the family. Parents can sit at tables right next to a glass window looking into the play area and keep an eye on the kids, all while enjoying a bit of P&Q for as long as you can get it!

Nearly all the kids’ menu items are $8.50 and they all include ice cream.

More info here.

Gladesville Sporties

 

 

Hunters Hill Hotel

Kids seem to love the tunnel maze play area at the Hunters Hill Hotel. Although small, it appears to do the job of keeping kids busy while parents enjoy the light and bright surrounds of the hotel. (The play area IS a bit of a gamble with children under 2 as the area is a very tight squeeze if an adult ‘rescue’ is required)

The hotel is pram friendly and there is also an underground car park for patrons to use. 

The kids’ menu has some good options and everything is $12. 

More info here.

Hunters Hill Hotel

 

North Ryde RSL

When it comes to being kid friendly, North Ryde RSL has nailed it. Tribal Zone, their supervised indoor playground has a huge jungle gym, ball room, mini-carousel, air hockey, arcade games and more. The best bit is that you have the option of leaving children aged 3-17 to stay and play without you for up to two hours for just $6! Staff give you buzzers and will buzz you if there is a problem. There are always several staff members overseeing the area. 

Kids’ meals at the Brasserie are all $12 and include a drink and soft serve ice-cream.

More info here.

North Ryde RSL Tribal Zone

 

Putney Bowlo

Sit back, relax and enjoy the view of the Parramatta river on one of the many outdoor lounge chairs at Putney Bowlo. Kids’ can play in the fenced play area or even try their hand at bowling. Kids meals area around $8 and will hit the spot.

More info here.

Putney Bowlo
 
 

The Ranch, North Ryde

There is SO MUCH to keep the kids happy at The Ranch that we had to write a whole article dedicated to it, which you can read here. Here’s the summarised version. Besides the always-available jumping castle, games room, shade covered play area (and more), they also offer extra fun every Saturday and Sunday e.g. face painting, superhero appearances, arts and crafts, iPads and so much more! 

There’s also loads of parking, tables and menu options. But if that isn’t enough, kids’ meals come free when ordering an adult main meal at lunch Monday – Saturday or all day Sunday. 

The Ranch, North Ryde

 

 

Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club

The kids’ play area in the Palm Court bistro could be considered a best-kept secret! Behind glass doors in the newly renovated dining area are two rooms that could keep kids of all ages very happy for quite some time! 

The bistro itself is excellent value, especially for members and kids’ meals are all around $8.

If you live within 5kms of the club you’ll have to either be signed in by a member or become one, but for $11 a year, you’ll make that back in savings on your meal.

More info here.

Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club Kids Area

 

 

Vikings Sports Club, Dundas Valley

RSLs and sports clubs are long-time family favourites for their relaxed atmosphere and value for money meals. The Little Vikings area at Vikings Sports Club is separate from the main dining room and is situated right next to the play equipment so you can eat or have a coffee in peace whilst the kids roam. The two soft play structures, one aimed at the 2-5yr olds and one for 5-10yrs, the TV and lounge area and 2 walls of pesky arcade games plus skill tester machines will keep the kids going for hours. Read our full review here!

Little Vikings at Vikings Sports Club

Woolwich Pier Hotel

Every Saturday, the Woolwich Pier Hotel hosts a “Kids Day on the Lawn” from 1pm – 3pm. Kids are entertained by the ‘kids’ coordinator’ who does face painting, games and other activities while you enjoy the surrounds and a nice meal. There is also a small alcove with a TV that kids will enjoy hanging out it. To sweeten the deal, purchase a kids’ meal ($13) and receive a complimentary ice cream spider!  

The Lawn is pram friendly with easy access.

More info here.

Woolwich Pier Hotel

 

Club Ryde

With a dedicated room for older and younger kids alike, including wall toys, puzzles, iPads and PlayStations and more, families will definitely feel welcome at Club Ryde X. There is plenty of space for casual dining and a menu with loads of variety. If you live within 5kms of the club you’ll have to either be signed in by a member or become one but don’t worry – membership is only $5 a year!

More info here.