32 Kid-friendly Pubs in Sydney to Enjoy as a Family

By: Hayley Dean, 15 June 2024

Sydney pubs are changing and are fully aware that if they want the punters, they need to cater to the punter's kids too! After all, happy kids equal happy parents. 

You'll find there are lots of pubs and clubs with play spaces, cheap meal deals and friendly staff who want you to bring the sprogs on your next Sunday session... or any day of the week really!

32 Kid-friendly Pubs in Sydney to Enjoy as a Family

1. Coogee Pavilion

Coogee Pavilion
Chow down on delicious food while the kids play at Coogee Pavilion.

The play area at Coogee Pavilion is as hip as the patrons, and with features like a giant scrabble wall and ping-pong tables, even the grown-ups might be tempted to join in after one or two of their scrummy cocktails! 

There are a few tables surrounding the large play area where you can watch the kids and dine on their delicious traditional pizzas.

Location: 169 Dolphin St, Coogee

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2. The Greens, North Sydney

The Greens North Sydney
The Greens North Sydney is a popular kid-friendly pub in Sydney.

The Greens at North Sydney is officially a registered Bowling Green but feels more like a trendy bar.

They have music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and host Sunday Family Fun Days so you can kick back over a lazy lunch while the kids are entertained with a free petting zoo and face painter from 1-3 pm.

They also do barefoot bowls, and on weekends this place is packed with families – a perfect way to make new friends.

Location: 50 Ridge Street, North Sydney

3. Liverpool Catholic Club

Liverpool Catholic Club
The kids will love The Laneway at Liverpool Catholic Club.

In Sydney’s southwest, parents are flocking to the newly renovated Liverpool Catholic Club to explore its stylish new precinct called The Laneway.

It includes two levels of food and dining outlets and an awesome children's playground. This little wonderland has rope structures, climbing frames and slides, plus there's a range of separate activities for smaller children, with a mini slippery dip and play stations of their own.

Kids will love exploring this enclosed indoor adventure space. It's air-conditioned with abundant natural light and plenty of comfy seating for parents, making it a fun family pitstop all year round.

Location: 424-458 Hoxton Park Road, Prestons

4. The Marayong Hotel

Marayong Hotel
The revamped indoor play space at The Marayong.

A great spot for little people to run, play and eat, The Marayong Hotel offers plenty of family-friendly attractions.

The kids' indoor play area at The Marayong got an impressive revamp in 2020 and is attracting more Sydney families than ever with slides, tunnels and climbing frames, plus a role-play kitchen and supermarket.

Their Little People menu for under 12s will fill hungry tummies with dishes like fish and chips, popcorn chicken, cheeseburgers, pasta, pizzas and healthy options that all include ice cream! 

Location: 6 Cobham Street, Marayong

5. Watsons Bay Hotel

Watsons Bay Hotel
For incredible views to accompany an incredible family-friendly meal, head to Watsons Bay.

The Watsons Bay Hotel epitomises family-friendly dining in the most beautiful of harbourside locations.

Perched right on the beach where kids can run and splash around while you watch the sunset, the trendy outdoor Beach Club overlooking the ocean belies the traditional old pub out the back!

The Beach Club courtyard has lots of room for families and a fun, relaxed vibe. There is colouring-in and a kids' menu, including fish and chips, nuggets, burgers and pizza.

They also host a bunch of kids' events during school holidays, Christmas and Easter.

Location: 1 Military Road (corner of Marine Parade), Watsons Bay

6. The Marsden Brewhouse

Kid-friendly pubs in Sydney
A Sydney brewery that caters for kids? Cool!

Combine your love of locally brewed beers with the kid's love of an awesome playground, and go for a feed and a play at The Marsden Brewhouse

The $45-million-dollar family venue serves freshly brewed beer plus a range of food and beverages, live sports, gaming and plenty of free parking! 

The cool outdoor play space offers slides, swings, tunnels, and climbing frames, all under a protective shade sail.

Location: Corner of Hawthorne Avenue and Richmond Road in Marsden Park

7. North Annandale Hotel

The revamp of this hotel has seen more families fill the seats for lunch and dinner at the North Annandale Hotel.

The restaurant has been moved to a newly built area towards the back of the hotel and now includes a great little kids' playroom complete with chalkboard, movies on all day, toys and colouring in. What makes this a great stop for families is that the playroom is like a large glass fishbowl, so you can see your children playing from nearly any table in the restaurant.

The children's menu is a winner and loved by local kids, especially the inclusion of a colouring pack and ice cream.

On weekends this place is packed, so be sure to get in early.

Location: 105 Johnston St, Annandale

8. Wenty Leagues

Kid-friendly pubs in Sydney
Wenty Leagues Clubby House

Wenty Leagues has been renovated and is even better than ever! 

Big kids will love the games dock, and little kids will love the toddler play zone, not to mention the huge play centre and mini-movie theatre. It is completely soundproofed, so kids can squeal with delight to their heart's content.

They run 'Tiny Tots Tuesday' from 11 am to 2 pm when the club puts on free entertainment that could include anything from arts and crafts, and magic shows to a bath bomb-making workshop and clown parties!

Location: 50 Smith St, Wentworthville

9. North Ryde RSL

North Ryde RSL
Indoor play at North Ryde RSL.

The supervised indoor playground at North Ryde RSL is called the Tribal Zone and boasts a huge jungle gym, ballroom, mini-carousel, air hockey and arcade games. The best bit is it's supervised, so children aged three to 17 can stay and play without you for up to two hours for just $6!

While the kids are busy playing, parents can dine at the adjoining brasserie or just relax with a glass of wine or three! 

North Ryde RSL can even help with your next birthday party, from just $16 per child, including two hours in the play zone and a kids’ meal.

Location: Corner Pittwater and Magdala Rds, North Ryde

10. Hotel Pennant Hills

Hotel Pennant Hills
Hotel Pennant Hills

If you haven’t taken the family to Hotel Pennant Hills for a meal, can you even call yourself a Hills family?

Hotel Pennant Hills prides itself on being a playground for everyone to enjoy. It has a reputation for delicious foods from the stylish bistro and a fun indoor play space with family-friendly amenities like a gelato bar, baby high-chairs and kids’ toilet/parents’ room.

On Sundays, there’s even a kids’ entertainer between 1 and 3 pm!

Location: 352 Pennant Hills Rd, Pennant Hills

11. The Leichhardt Bowling Club

Shhh... The Leichhardt Bowling Club is a bit of a local secret.

Your typical bowling club has been made family-friendly thanks to a great kids' menu and a huge playground that now occupies the back green.

Most nights of the week, you’ll find locals having a relaxed time at the outdoor tables whilst the kids run freely and play on the equipment, which is suitable for ages preschool and over.

You can even play barefoot bowls for $10! They also run Cheeky Tunes song and dance parties on Fridays from 9:30 am for toddlers and preschoolers.

Location: 88-92 Piper St Leichhardt

12. Castle Hill RSL

Castle Hill RSL
Endless hours of fun for the kids at Castle Hill RSL.

On a sunny day, the courtyard at Castle Hill RSL is buzzing with families and mother’s groups taking advantage of the enclosed playground and indulging in coffee and cake at the cafe.

For lunch and dinner, the brasserie menu is available outside and includes a well-priced kids’ menu. All kids' meals in the Courtyard Restaurant come with ice cream and a cool activity pack.

Tuesdays from 11 am are a real family favourite when they have face painting and clowns in the courtyard. Look out for other special kids’ events also, like the kids’ Christmas concert.

Location: 77 Castle Street, Castle Hill

13. The Newport

The Newport
The Newport delivers a kid-friendly pub on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

The legendary Newport Arms was acquired by the Merivale group in 2015, renamed The Newport and fast became an absolute haven for families.

There is so much to do for the kids AND adults, making The Newport more than just a pub. The Shack, the menu, the entertainment, the games – it’s all there for you to have a wonderful day out with friends and family. There's even a mother's group meet-up on Mondays that anyone (with kids obvs!) can come along to. 

Location: 2 Kalinya St, Newport

14. The Ranch

Kid-friendly pubs in Sydney
The Ranch, North Ryde

Cowboys and cowgirls are welcome! The Ranch is a contemporary, family-friendly venue where the youngest visitors are spoilt for choice.

There are state-of-the-art facilities, including a jungle gym, jumping castles and an arcade room, plus plenty of activities and entertainment every weekend.

Location: Corner Epping & Herring Rds, North Ryde

15. The Belrose Hotel

The Belrose Hotel
The best kid-friendly pub in Sydney on a rainy day is The Belrose Hotel.

The Belrose Hotel boasts a large indoor ‘soft-play’ playground, school holiday workshops and a great kids' menu.

Grown-ups can enjoy burgers, pizza, pasta, salad or mains from the grill and a yummy frozen yoghurt for dessert, though you may have to share with the kids.

Sundays from 4-6 pm, they have free face painting, and you can even host your next kids’ party there. Or adults party, for that matter!

Location: 5 Hews Parade, Belrose

16. Vikings Sports Club

The extremely child-friend Vikings Sports Club is great for families with kids of all ages.

There are baby Vikings, and a little Vikings play areas featuring premium soft play spaces, arcade games, air hockey, colouring-in activities and a dedicated TV for Nickelodeon lovers.

You can keep an eye on the kids from the adjacent bistro, where they serve a great range of reasonably priced food and do a Kids Eat Free deal for Little Vikings Kids Club Members every Monday and Tuesday night. 

Location: 35 Quarry Road, Dundas Valley

17. The Salisbury Hotel

Salisbury Hotel
Hop aboard the red brewery truck at the Salisbury!

If the walls could talk at this place, oh the stories they would tell! The 118-year-old Salisbury Hotel had an impressive revamp thanks to an Irish Publican and a Singaporean-Malay Chef!

There is a terrific little 1926 red brewery truck in the very cool beer garden for the kids to play on, entertainment during the school holidays, such as puppet making and shows, and a great kids' menu. And on Monday and Friday from 5.30 pm, they open the kids' loft!

Location: 118 Percival Rd, Stanmore

18. The Crest Hotel

A warm, family-friendly neighbourhood pub in Sylvania, The Crest has a $10 kids' menu that includes a free soft drink, ice cream and activity pack with their meal. 

Location: 114 Princes Highway, Sylvania

19. Taren Point Hotel

Taren Point Hotel
When the sun is out, Taren Point Hotel is the place to be.

An awesome family-friendly pub in Caringbah, Taren Point Hotel has an enclosed playroom, crayons and activity packs for kids, and a Sunday family day complete with a jumping castle, a petting zoo and face painting in the Garden Bar. 

Plus, there's a brand new kids' area that will keep the little ones entertained for hours and an Ankle Biters menu and value meal deal.

Location: 105 Parraweena Rd, Taren Point

20. Tradies Gymea

Become a member at Tradies Gymea so kids can play in the super-fun, themed kids' club supervised by trained staff with games, DVDs, craft activities and toys. For $5, children aged three to 12 years can enjoy the fun while parents dine at Tradies Gymea’s Willow Restaurant. Don’t forget to make a booking!

Location: 57 Manchester Road, Gymea

21. Tradies Caringbah

Tradies Caringbah
Tradies Caringbah

Another family-friendly hotspot from the Tradies team, Tradies Caringbah offers a super family-friendly atmosphere with delicious menus, and a kids' play area, plus, the kids eat free on Sundays - need we say more?!

Location: 28-30 Banksia Rd, Caringbah

22. The Ettamogah Hotel

The Ettamogah Hotel
Rock climbing for the kids at the Ettamogah Hotel.

The Ettamogah Hotel is a premier family-friendly hotel in The Hills district, with a spacious indoor bistro and a beautiful outdoor courtyard.

There are great kids' menus, a multi-storey jungle gym and jumping castles, plus an impressive giant rock wall and arcade!

They also host kids' parties and special events, including school holiday programs and family fun days.

Location: Corner Merriville & Windsor Rds, Kellyville Ridge

23. Greystanes Hotel

Kid-friendly pubs in Sydney
Greystanes Hotel

With two massive playgrounds and a five-storey maze, you can bet the kids will squeal with delight when you take them to the Greystanes Hotel.

Offering quintessential pub fare for mum and dad and jumping castles for the kids (most weekends), everyone will be happy after lunch or dinner at the Greystanes.

Location: 701 Merrylands Rd, Greystanes

24. The Field at Easts Rugby

The Field Easts Rugby
There's nothing like a weekend of family fun at The Field.

When the sun is shining, the kids are restless, and you really can't be bothered to cook, head on over to The Field at Easts Rugby.

This hidden gem is the perfect kid-friendly pub in Sydney where the kids are entertained with games, their own menu and indoor space, and the parents can sit back and enjoy the laidback vibes and yummy food and drinks. What more could you want on a weekend in Sydney?!

Location: Easts Rugby Club, Woollahra Oval, O'Sullivan Road, Bellevue Hill

25. Major Fun 

Major Fun Mt Pritchard
Indoor play at Major Fun Mt Pritchard.

With two locations in Sydney (Harbord Diggers and Mt Pritchard), the Major Fun franchise is making dining out for families at their favourite pub very easy.

The beauty of the Major Fun indoor play venues is that they offer supervision for the kiddies so mum and dad can enjoy date night in peace - sold!

Location: Harbord Diggers & Mt Pritchard

26. Ambarvale Hotel

Kid-friendly pubs in Sydney
The kids' playground at the Ambarvale Hotel.

Ambarvale Hotel's recent refurbishment has put it firmly on the map as one of the best kid-friendly pubs in Sydney!

With an all-new Bistro in The Gardens, a Brewery, Sports Bar, VIP Lounge, The Greenhouse, and a kids' outdoor play area, the Ambarvale Hotel is a great spot to kick back on a lazy Saturday or Sunday when you can't be bothered cooking or entertaining the kids!

Location: 57 Woodhouse Dr, Ambarvale

27. The Log Cabin Hotel Penrith

Kid-friendly pubs in Sydney
The fun "Loggie Train" play area at the Log Cabin Hotel.

If you're out and about in Penrith and need a kid-friendly pub, you can't go wrong with the Log Cabin Hotel Penrith.

After undergoing a massive renovation in 2021, the Log Cabin Hotel is back and better than ever with brand-new interiors, two restaurants, incredible views of the Neapean River, and a super-cool outdoor kids' play area. 

Location: 20 Memorial Ave, Penrith

28. The Fiddler

The fiddler
The play area at the Fiddler.


Step into the vibrant atmosphere of The Fiddler, where family fun and culinary delights merge to create the perfect outing. Renowned for its transformation from a historical venue into a modern-day family haven, The Fiddler offers an array of dining options set amidst lush, beautifully landscaped gardens and rustic, heritage vibes.

The Fiddler excels in making families feel right at home with its dedicated kids' menu, brimming with tasty, child-friendly options that even the pickiest eaters will love. The highlight for the little ones, though, is the expansive outdoor play area, where imaginations can run wild and parents can relax, knowing their kids are safe and entertained.

Location: Cnr Commercial Rd & Windsor Rd, Rouse Hill


DOOLEYS Kids Quarter


Nestled in the heart of Lidcombe, DOOLEYS welcomes families to its Kids Quarter, a haven where children are free to explore, play, and laugh in a space designed just for them. As part of DOOLEYS' significant transformation, the Kids Quarter emerges as a standout feature, offering an indoor play paradise that caters to the joy and entertainment of our youngest guests.

The Kids Quarter is cleverly divided into two distinct areas to suit all ages from 3 to 12 years. The younger children can enjoy a safe and engaging section filled with age-appropriate fun, while the older kids can challenge themselves in a larger climbing and play area. Open daily until 10:00 pm, it provides the perfect evening retreat for families seeking a dining experience that keeps everyone happy.

Location: 17 Church St, Lidcombe

30. Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club 

Renowned for its mouth-watering Chinese cuisine, the Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club is a culinary destination and family-friendly haven. Boasting an impressive outdoor area, the club features an expansive play space that caters to children of all ages, ensuring a delightful experience for the entire family. 

Children under 18 are warmly welcomed when accompanied by a parent or guardian. They can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the outdoor terrace, its playground, and the auditorium up until 9 pm every day of the week.

Location: 23 Market Street, Riverstone

31. The Great Australian Brewery: Hops Playland

The Great Australian Brewery: Hops Playland
The Great Australian Brewery: Hops Playland

The Great Australian Brewery invites families to explore the wonders of Hops Playland, a dynamic and engaging play area that promises endless fun for children of all ages.

Featuring a diverse mix of both hard and soft play equipment, along with creative colouring activities, Hops Playland is designed to spark joy and encourage imaginative play in a safe environment. Conveniently situated adjacent to the Bistro, parents can relax and enjoy a coffee while keeping an eye on their little ones from the comfortable viewing area.

Location: 350 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill 

32. Club Blacktown

Club Blacktown
Club Blacktown

Rain, hail or shine, Club Blacktown is always a great spot to take the family.

While the parents dine on delicious meals at Villaggio, the kids can play in one of the outdoor or indoor play areas - yup, there's both!

Location: 40 Second Ave, Blacktown

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