The region’s BEST kid-friendly pubs!

12 May 2017
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The sun is shining and the wine is chilling! Head to one of these great pubs, where you can enjoy a tasty meal and a glass of something cold, safe in the knowledge that the kids are having a great time too.

Sunshine Coast

Buderim Tavern

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81 Burnett Street, Buderim

The first thing you notice about the Buderim Tavern are the awesome views out to the sea. The second is that the kids are being kept very busy! There is an outdoor playground and an indoor playground with games, a mini cinema and climbing frame. They even have a visiting fairy on the weekends who will entertain them with face painting, crafts, balloon animals and plaster painting. The kids menu features plenty of favourites including chicken nuggets.

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Kawana Waters Hotel

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Nicklin Way, Kawana

The outside playground is the star attraction of the hotel as far as kids go. A great fenced space where they will be happily entertained while you enjoy a nice glass of something cold. There is also a large blackboard outside and inside, another whole area for the kids, complete with mini cinema playing movies throughout the day and PlayStations for the older kids. Also, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, there is also face painting and a jumping castle (check website for details). Kids eat free on Mondays and the menu includes mini steak and fish and chips.

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Apollonian Hotel

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19 Laguna Street, Boreen Point

Set in lovely grounds that extend over three acres, the Apollonian Hotel offers a beautiful colonial style setting for your family meal. Head there on a Sunday and enjoy a spit roast prepared in their rustic bush kitchen, complete with damper. The kids will enjoy exploring the grounds, and with entertainment throughout the week, including impromptu jam sessions from the locals, you are sure to find something to keep the whole family entertained.

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Montville Café Bar and Grill

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Main Street, Montville

After a stroll through the beautiful hilltop village of Montville, head to this black and white Tudor-esque building for a great family-friendly dinner. The beer garden is large and well maintained with colourful flowers dotted throughout. The kids can dance to the live al fresco music on the weekends and the staff have even been known to hand out free bubbles to the kids on entry. Kids meals include bolognaise and battered fish and chips.

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The Gap Tavern

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21 Glenquarie Place, The Gap

A lovely relaxed restaurant with a large deck and kids play area featuring an outdoor playground, arcade games and movies. The kids menu is extensive with 12 options available including chicken parmi, fish of the day, pizza and pasta. There is also kids face painting on Fridays and Saturdays (check website for details).

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Kallangur Tavern

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1517 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur

The Kallangur Tavern has a great outdoor playground for the kids as well as another indoor section, with arcade games and amusement machines. They guarantee their kids menu will please the fussiest of little eaters, and they are right. They can choose from a wide selection of meals including bolognaise, mini cheeseburger and chicken dippers. They also host a themed kids party once a month – past events have included a pyjama party and superhero party.

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Mango Hill Tavern

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Corner Anzac Avenue and Halpine Drive, Mango Hill

The Mango Hill Tavern really excels when it comes to space for the children to relax or play. It has a great indoor and outdoor kids play area with toys, computer games, a television, outdoor slide and climbing area. The climbing area is fenced off so you can enjoy a relaxing lunch with peace of mind, knowing the kids are having a blast. Kids meals include macaroni and cheese, beef sliders and cheerio’s and chips and come with a free drink, ice cream or frog in a pond (chocolate frog in jelly).

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Centenary Tavern

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96 Sumners Road, Middle Park

Wow! A huge outdoor shaded playground awaits the kids at this tavern, which will keep them playing for hours. When they tire of that one, they can head indoors to the kids games room. The tavern also has monthly Family Fun days with a jumping castle, petting zoo or face painters (see website for details). The Centenary Tavern makes relaxed family dining very easy.

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Gold Coast

Lone Star Tavern

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Corner Markeri and Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters

With loads of entertainment for the whole family, plus and indoor and outdoor playgrounds, the Lone Star Tavern is a great setting for a comfortable family meal. Kids can eat for free on Monday and Tuesday nights and on Tuesdays, they can enjoy a free movie while you enjoy a glass of vino. A great kids menu includes chicken burgers, pizza, calamari and pasta.

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Benowa Tavern

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117 Ashmore Road, Benowa

The Benowa Tavern has free kids activities on Fridays and Saturdays, including face painting and balloon twisting and on Sundays it has a jumping castle. Kids eat free every Monday and it also offers themed parties for the children throughout the year (see website for details). To top it off, there is a great kids menu and an indoor and outdoor playground, making family dining a breeze.

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Dog and Parrot Tavern

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2 Scottsdale Drive, Robina

A spacious tavern with a fully fenced outdoor playground under shade cover and an indoor playroom with PlayStations. The kids menu has a choice of 12 items including the usual favourites and if they’ve been good, you could treat them to one of the delicious desserts afterwards, such as crepes or banana split. There is kids entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays which includes face painting, games and other activities.

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Hinterland Hotel

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53 Station Street, Nerang

The Hinterland Hotel offers a great indoor, fully fenced playground with plenty of seating nearby so you can keep an eye on the kids. There is also another indoor kids area which has Playstations and DVD movies on a giant plasma screen. A superb children’s menu offers favourites like chicken dippers, fish and chips and pasta. Check out the website for special offers and entertainment.

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To burn off all that food, check out our gallery of kid-friendly walks here.




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Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City


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