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Playgrounds in pubs: Glam Adelaide’s guide to a wine without the whinge

Heading out with the kids in tow? Here’s our guide to grabbing a wine whilst keeping the kids entertained.

We know how important it is for mums and dads to get that much needed wine and dine in, whilst still feeling like they’ve had a ‘night out’ without the kids! So when the kids are in tow, here are some of our favourite spots to grab a tipple whilst keeping the kids entertained.

Brighton Metro Hotel

After serving the Brighton community for 175 years, Brighton Metro Hotel has had a major re-vamp! Their new-look buffet & sports bar are now open, and the best bit? Their all you can eat buffet caters for all tastebuds, PLUS kids eat free on Mondays and Tuesdays!

Their kids area has plenty of toys and games to keep the little ones busy, with a couple of screens to give them that much needed quiet time.

Image credit: Brighton Metro Hotel

The Belair Hotel

Located in the beautiful and leafy Mitcham Hills, The Belair Hotel has been a staple favourite to locals for many years, and now with their family-friendly offerings have attracted visitors from far and wide.

Their family-friendly culture offers up a stellar kids menu, kids chill out zone, plus their recently upgraded playground that will keep the kids entertained for hours while you dine.

Image credit: The Belair Hotel

The Parkside Hotel

Originally the Fountain Inn Hotel, this beautifully made-over watering hole is located on Glen Osmond Road, just minutes outside the CBD. Their local and contemporary food is fresh and paired with an extensive drinks menu that’s attracted visitors near and far.

The best bit? Their children’s area, endearingly dubbed ‘Bob & Olives’, is a gated play-space of games, toys and a big screen to keep the little tikes entertained. Did we mention they also did ‘build-a-pizza’ kids parties too! A kids party at a pub? Well, that’s the next one sorted!

Image credit: The Parkside

The Aberfoyle Hub Tavern

This hidden gem tucked away in the Southern suburbs of Aberfoyle Park has everything on offer. Not only is there a play area for the kids, but kids eat free offers often frequent their menu.

To top it off, if your family are sporting fans, their big screen boasts the latest AFL, NRL, Rugby, Boxing, Cricket, NBA, Soccer games and more, plus they’re the official home of UFC, broadcasting every PPV!

Image credit: The Aberfoyle Hub Tavern

Schnithouse, Hilton

This ones for the lovers of all things schnitty’s! Yes we’re talking about playgrounds in pubs, but can we just take a moment to recognise these guys and their fully loaded offerings of all things schnitzels!

Ok, back to the kid-stuff! Luckily for families, you don’t have to rush through your over-sized well-adorned golden-crumbed piece of goodness. The little ones will be entertained for hours on their massive tube-slide and play space, while you sit back and relax with your pint and a parmy.

Image credit: Schnithouse, Hilton

The Marryatville Hotel

Home to a great playground and beautiful beer garden, this watering hole will be a sure-fire hit with the whole family. Their bistro menu features local produce and classic pub fare, catering for everyone’s needs, including the kids.

Supporting local wine growers and with a great beer and cocktail list, this is the place for a lazy Sunday afternoon of relaxed dinner with the family.

Image credit: The Marryatville Hotel

Christies Beach Hotel

Just 2.5km from Port Noarlunga Beach is this perfect lunch spot. With plenty of open outdoor dining areas, and a menu of epic proportions, this spot is perfect for getting some sunshine whilst dining on some of your favourite pub classics.

They’re outdoor playground is ideal to let the kids loose in the fresh air, while you sit back and sip on your bubbles or beer. This ones a must-visit with the family if you’re heading south.

Image credit: Christies Beach Hotel

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