In this day and age we all seem so busy. You ask someone “How are you?” and usually the reply is “Busy”. We say to friends, “Let’s catch up”, but if the date is not set, then it doesn’t seem to happen!
Having a young family myself I understand the issues with having a night out where the parents can spend some relaxing time to just catch up and the kids can be entertained enough not to hang off us.
So we thought we would help you out by providing a list of some of the wonderful child friendly restaurants around Geelong, Lorne and the Surf Coast where you can go out as a family (saving babysitter costs), enjoy a beautiful meal and catch up with friends, all whilst your children are entertained in the wonderful play areas.
378 Latrobe Terrace Geelong
This historic hotel serves hearty pub meals and gourmet pizzas and was recently refurbished to include a huge play area. Sit and chat to friends while your children are entertained with slides, ball pits, movie theatre and games. For $12.90 children receive a meal, drink and dessert from the lolly and icecream bar.
Meal discount vouchers are also available in the free “What’s On” Magazine (www.whatsoningeelong.com.au).
THE PONDS HOTEL
1154 Princes Highway Waurn Ponds
The Ponds have recently renovated and included a wonderful indoor playground and games area. The new bistro provides affordable quality meals and for dinner on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday nights, children’s menu meals are only $2 each.
36 Bell St Torquay
The Torquay Hotel pride themselves on their quality meals and family friendly atmosphere. Thursday nights are “Family night” where you can purchase 2 x $2.00 kids meals with every 1 adult meal. They also offer a great playground area with slides and games to keep the children entertained.
THE BEACH HOTEL
3 Stuart Avenue Jan Juc
The award winning Beach Hotel provides a wide variety of delicious meals and an indoor play area for children. On Thursday nights the Hotel also provides entertainment with craft and face painting activities to keep your children busy.
THE PENINSULA HOTEL
195 Bellarine Highway Newcomb
The kids will love visiting the Peninsula Hotel. With ball pits, slides, tunnels, TV and computer games, you will have to coax them back to the table to eat their meal. On Friday nights between 5.30pm and 7.00pm they also have free children’s meals from a set menu.
54 Fellmongers Rd Breakwater
The award winning Buckleys provides a wide range of light meals, a la Carte dining and children’s meals. The newly renovated play area includes tunnels, slides and games and on Saturday nights free children’s entertainment is provided.
1 Murch Crescent Anglesea
The historical Anglesea Hotel offers something for everyone. A great bistro with a wide selection of meals and a wonderful playroom, so you can relax while your children run around.
176 Mountjoy Parade, Great Ocean Rd Lorne
The iconic Lorne Hotel on the Great Ocean Road provides a stunning view of the beautiful coastline, all while you enjoy a meal in the spacious bistro. Children are kept busy in the play area with a wide selection of games available.
So if you’re local or just visiting the Surf Coast, book into one of our child friendly restaurants and know you will have a relaxing night out that the whole family enjoys.
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