Friday, January 6, 2012

Child Friendly Dining in Perth

Here is a go to list of places that you can eat out with your kids and they have some sort of entertainment for kids.

Venue: Brooklands Tavern
Location: Huntingdale/Southern River
Child Friendly Attributes: new indoor playground. $2 kids showbags.

Venue: 3 Bears Pub
Location: Dunsborough
Child Friendly Attributes: Playground. $2 kids showbags.

Venue: Eden Hill Bar & Bistro
Location: Morley Drive, Eden Hill
Child Friendly Attributes: Childrens play area. Free video games.

Venue: Red Rock Noodle Bar & Restaurant
Locations: Mt Lawley, Claremont, Applecross, Vic Park
Child Friendly Attributes: Have an indoor kids entertainment section - games and such.

Cater4Kids - group move from pub to pub providing childrens entertainment, like face painting and crafts.
Pubs involved (check their website - for which nights) are;
The Saint George (aka The Saint) Innaloo
The Glengarry Tavern - Duncraig
The Left Bank - Fremantle
The Whistling Kite - Secret Harbour
The Oxford Hotel - Leederville
The Balmoral - East Victoria Park
The Iris Bar and Restaurant - Jandakot
Paddy Malones - Joondalup
Captain Stirling - nedlands
Bentley Hotel - Bentley
The Northwood Alehouse - Mirrabooka
The Gate bar and Bistro - Success
Byford Tavern - Byford 

Venue: The Laughin' Barrel
Location: The Swan Valley
Child Friendly attributes: A large fenced outdoor playground near a patio with a few tables for adults to sit and enjoy their meal. Also they do a meal where the kids go and make their own pizza, they roll out the dough, put their toppings on and then the chef cooks it

Venue: Siennas
Location: Leederville
Child Friendly attributes: An indoor kids playground.

Venue: Eaton Tavern
Location: Eaton, Bunbury
Child Friendly Attributes:
Good food, lots of room, outdoor play equipment where you can eat at the restruant and watch your kids play. 

Venue: The Grove Grill
Location: Wattle Grove
Child friendly attributes: Outdoor, fenced playground with tables nearby for adults to see them clearly.
Con: The playground only has "mood" lighting so early dinners are best but you can still see sufficiently if you stay later.

Venue: Ninniku Jip
Location: Victoria Park
Child friendly attributes: Indoor playground.

Venue: Portofino's Cafe
Location: Quinns
Child friendly attributes: Outdoor playground under sails
Open during the day until 4.30/5pm 

Venue: Salt on the beach (cafe side)
Location: East Fremantle
Child friendly attributes: Outdoor playground plus free kids entertainment on fridays from 5.30 - 7.30pm from Feb-Oct and on thursdays, same time, from Nov-Jan.

Venue: Gloria Jeans
Location: top floor of Myer, Morley Galleria
Child Friendly Attributes: cubby house and kids play area with lots of toys, near tables. Also very spacious so lots of room for kids to run around. 

Venue: The Yallingup Maze
Location: Caves Road, Yallingup
Awesome outdoor play area and deck, massive grassed area with free balls/kites etc. Inside, there are all sorts of little puzzles on the tables for the kids to play with.
Staff very accommodating to make meals "kid friendly".

Venue: Stringbark Tavern
Location: Wanneroo
Child Friendly Attributes: Large playground within the venue. $2 showbags. Kids eat free on Tuesdays.

Venue: Piccos Kitchen
Location: Peninisula Road/Tranby Road Maylands
Child Friendly Attributes: It is quite small but has some toys and a blackboard - great for tea/coffee for you and a friend and the kids, but not for a big group. Nice food but a bit exxy.

Venue: Bindoon bakehouse
Location: Bindoon
they have a lovely toy kitchen with kitchen utensils and coloured dough for the kids to play with, a blackboard etc. Also the yummiest cakes!

Venue: Fired Cafe
Location: Joondalup
Childrens activities: Ceramic painting
Con: Can be expensive.

Venue: Ceramica Cafe
Location: Clarkson
Childrens Activities: Ceramic Painting

Venue: Portofinos
Location: Mindarie
Childrens Activities: large outdoor fully fenced playground. Free colouring sheets and pencils

Venue: Dome Cafe
Location: Mindarie
Childrens Activities: Enclosed childrens playground. Free colouring in and pencils.

Venue: Outback Jacks
Location: Fremantle
Childrens Activities: Kid’s rooms are fitted with toys like Playstations, TV’s and Colouring Books.
Kids eat free Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5-7pm.

Venue: The Boat
Location: Mindarie
Childrens Activities: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Two trained staff members entertain the kids. Activities they can choose from include books & puzzles, Nintendo games, arts, crafts and more.

Venue: The Chocolate Factory
Location: Swan Valley
Has colouring / activity sheets and pencils for kids
Has large grassed area with bats and balls for the kids to run around and play.
Great chocolate fondue and of course free chocie sampling

Venue: Koorong Bookshop / Pages Cafe
Location: Mt Lawley
Has a childrens enclosed playground.

Venue: Sticky Beaks Playground Cafe
Location: Kings Park Road, Kings Park
Large playground (not enclosed)

Venue: Mount Helena Tavern (nb: has a creek and supervision is required)
Location: 900 Keane St, Mount Helena
Sunday session they have a bouncy castle for the kids.
Sunday buffet breakfast kids eat free.
Any other day Kids eat free (daily 12 -2 ) - 2 kids per one adult ordering a main meal. 10 years and under.

Venue: Gloucester Park
Location: 4 Nelson Crescent, East Perth
"Gloucester Park in East Perth fires up on Friday nights with harness racing and offers a free creche for three to 13-year olds with toys, activities and movies from 6.15pm-10.15pm (phone (08) 9325 6662 to reserve a place). There are three restaurants overlooking the track and over summer there's children's entertainment in the form of bouncy castles, rides and face painting. The free red CAT bus will take you to the main gate on Nelson Crescent and admission is $10 for adults, $5 for concessions and accompanied under-16s enter free."

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