If you’ve eaten out with kids, you’ll know it can quickly slip into the nightmare territory of loud voices, spilled drinks and drawings on napkins with mummy’s lipstick. That’s why, as a parent, restaurants, cafes and pubs with an indoor or outdoor playground are a god send! The kids can trot off and play to their hearts content while you order quietly and know you’re not bothering other patrons who are trying to enjoy a meal in peace. Finding a restaurant or cafe in Adelaide with a playground can be a battle in itself. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you and have compiled a comprehensive list of all the Adelaide restaurants, cafes, pubs and eateries that have a play area for the kids! You’re welcome!
The Rezz hotel offers the perfect kid zone in their cafe area which is just the spot for parents to relax while their kids play! The Kid Zone is broken into two areas, one with arcade games for bigger kids, as well as the adjacent custom build soft playground for the littles! The hotel also offers a full ‘little people’s menu’ which includes a mini drink and ice cream with their fave topping!
We get it, the word ‘pub’ and ‘kids’ often don’t go hand-in-hand. Enter: Belair Hotel to change your way of thinking. This pub is soooo kid friendly that anyone would think it was designed around kids, and in fact they have a whole playground and play area adjacent the restaurant area that basically is! Yep, the Belair Hotel has a super fun kids playground – so kiddos can run off some of that endless energy, and follow it up in the kids chill-out zone for when said energy has been run off. It’s filled with beanbags, toys and games all whilst being in a position where you can keep a watchful eye. Nuff said.
The Parkside is perfectly set up for families, complete with kids playground and play area. At The Parkside, you can even book to sit in the dining area that overlooks the play area (OR NOT!) so you can keep an eye and an ear on your little noisemakers.
A super chill, family friendly vibe, Nature’s Providore is the perfect weekend family break spot, or mid-week-catch-up-with-your-girlfriends-and-their-bubs spot. It’s spacious, has a designated indoor and outdoor play area for the kids – including a wall to draw with chalk and loads of toys. And we need to talk about the food, so nourishing, plentiful and tasty… you will want to keep coming back again and again.
The Village Tavern Golden Grove
The Village Tavern is newly renovated and offers great outdoor and indoor areas for you to meet with family and friends. Whether it is a catch up over coffee and cake, bistro dining or relaxing with mates after work, there is something for everyone here! The pub has an indoor playground for the kids and alfresco dining options in the beer garden. The atmosphere is friendly and the food is spot on!
Apart from the fact that it’s a gorgeous building in glorious surroundings, Velo Precinct is an incredibly spacious and beautiful space with a designated children specific custom playground: Spokey Dokey. It also has an outdoor park area for the older kids. And as for their menu; it’s a healthy, kid friendly menu that will keep yours and your buns tummies satisfied. And they offer kids parties too. I mean, these guys are all about the kids and we love it.
The Marryatville Hotel
Ok so the Marryatville Hotel has a playground with three slides! Climbing tunnels! Outdoor games! If that’s not a win for parents everywhere, we don’t know what is. There are also video games set up inside for the older kiddos, and a solid kids menu on offer. If that’s not enough, they have a soft serve machine where kids can add their own toppings and sprinkles to make their own dessert and that ticks off just about every box there is when it comes to the best kid friendly restaurants Adelaide has to offer!
Address: 239 Kensington Road, Marryatville
Phone: 8333 2242
Lots of folks are looking for an in-house playground when searching for somewhere to eat with kids in Adelaide, and as we’ve discovered, they can be a dime a dozen! Schnithouse at Hilton, in Adelaide’s West, however, boasts a pretty fab playground in their outdoor dining area, complete with twisty twirly slide and tunnels to keep your kids busy (and not spilling water all over the table for the hundredth time) while you’re waiting for dinner. You’re also guaranteed an excellent schnitzel (you can even get a schnitzel on a pizza or in a burger at Schnithouse) and we all know schnitz and chips are the ultimate in kid friendly fare!
Brighton Metro Hotel
After serving the Brighton community for 175 years, Brighton Metro Hotel has had a major re-vamp! The new-look buffet, sports bar and beer garden are now open. The All You Can Eat Buffet starts from $25.95 per adult, with special prices for seniors and Kids Eat Free on Monday & Tuesday! Hoorah! They also have a fab kids room with plenty of toys and games and a couple of screens that will keep kids quiet while waiting for their dins!
Christies Beach Hotel
Let your kids roam free in the fresh air at the Christies Beach Hotel playground while you relax and have a drink or two just a hop, skip and a jump away from the beach! It doesn’t get any better than this. The Christies Beach Hotel also offers a cracker kids menu that comes with ice cream and an activity pack!
Patch Kitchen and Garden
An Adelaide Hills goodie for kids and parents alike, and here’s why: it’s a beautiful space, their menu is ever-changing and reflective of seasonal goodness, they have a good kids menu and a cubby house play area outside. Patch is a HAVEN for families, with multiple cosy rooms indoors set out with kids in mind, baskets of toys aplenty, and so much room to roam outside while the parent-folk have coffee and a bite!