Family Friendly Restaurants Adelaide: Your Guide to the Best Kid-Friendly Eats

We’re really lucky here in Adelaide that there are so many great cafes, restaurants and pubs that are great for the whole family. There is nothing better than finding a restaurant that just ‘get’ kids, and who go over and above to welcome them and cater for them.

From highchairs to colouring books, these family friendly restaurants will have what you need to keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy a delicious meal. It’s not just about chicken nuggets and a few crayons. There’s WAY more to a kid friendly eat that that, and there are some epic Adelaide cafes, pubs, restaurants and dining options that go above and beyond to be family friendly. Food the kids will actually eat, a crafty kids menu that’s more than just a few frozen nuggets and a handful of hot chips, family friendly staff, kids activities or a play area. Our top pick of family friendly restaurants in Adelaide will tick most or all of these boxes.

If you’re on the hunt for family-friendly restaurants in Adelaide, look no further!

Adelaide is full of fantastic dining options that cater to both kids and adults. Whether you’re craving Italian, Asian, or classic Aussie fare, there’s a restaurant in Adelaide that will satisfy your family’s hunger pangs.

If we’ve missed a great one you know about please let us know in the comments below, we’d love to check it out.

Doughballs – The Pizza Place

We honestly can’t remember a time when we have been more impressed with a kids menu.

Passionate about pizza, fresh SA produce and delivering a quality value offering and experience to families, we couldn’t rave more about our meal with the kids at DoughBalls.
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Little Eatery, Glenelg

Little Eatery, Glenelg

Playground and coffee dates have never (ever ever) looked better. Like a good cup of Joe with a side serve of fresh air, exercise and epic playground all in one stop? The kids are going to lose their minds over the good quality simple milkshakes and treats at this place. You are going to love the ample parking, the entertainment factor (um hello...

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Prancing Pony Brewery

Prancing Pony Brewery

Its hard to believe that Prancing Pony has only been around for 10 years because in such an incredibly short space of time, they have planted their flag on the local beer landscape so firmly that its hard to remember a time when they weren't around! When the opportunity came to head up to their flagship brewery and restaurant with the fam to...

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Pirate Life Brewing, Port Adelaide

Pirate Life Brewing, Port Adelaide

Beer loving parents in Adelaide have a friend at Pirate Life Brewing and I for one, think it's about damn time! As parents of young kids, my partner and I occasionally NEED a strong drink. Sometimes we simply enjoy the subtleties of a frothy pale ale or a full-bodied IPA, and seeing as we're also human, we deserve to leave the house every now and...

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Hello Harry, Adelaide City

Hello Harry, Adelaide City

"Nice buns, hun!" is something you don't normally say in the city, at least, not with the kids. Unless of course, you're making a beeline for Hello Harry, then, you can be forgiven! This modern, laid-back burger joint on the corner of King William and Hindley streets is the real deal, serving up great food that packs a punch in terms of quality...

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Renmark Club

Renmark Club

The Renmark Club is a brilliant spot to relax with a glass of wine and a meal. Its town centre and riverfront location is the ideal place to meet with family and friends and enjoy all the perks life out here affords. This extensive community club is attractive day and night and easily caters for the significant weekend crowd whilst simultaneously...

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River Jack’s Cafe, Berri

River Jack’s Cafe, Berri

River Jacks Café holds pride of place on the riverbank, beside the beautiful lawns, right at the start of Berri’s main street. If you are new to town, find the Information Centre & you'll find River Jacks Cafe right next door - perfect for filling your bellies before you decide where you will adventure next! We took up position outside on the...

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Woolshed Brewery, Murtho

Woolshed Brewery, Murtho

Are you even on holiday if you aren’t actively seeking out a local brewery and making any excuse to just pop in? Woolshed Brewery has become a bit of a Riverland icon and it's easy to see why. The 100-year old shearing shed with its grated timber flooring is the heart of the brewery and is a great option for kicking back on a wet or cold day....

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Eleni’s Greek at Mallee Estate

Eleni’s Greek at Mallee Estate

Eleni's Greek at Mallee Estate is a winery and restaurant experience all rolled into one, with a whole lot of history and family love keeping this wonderful Riverland business alive in the heart of Renmark. It often takes a family to create a family friendly experience and this is absolutely the case at Mallee Estate. As soon as we arrived at...

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Berri Hotel

Berri Hotel

The Berri Hotel Bistro is another large attractive venue serving from a significant and contemporary menu. You can't go too wrong with a pub meal when you're on holidays and you'll find plenty of pub favourites at the Berri Hotel, along with some new options. Located on Riverview Drive in the heart of Berri, you'll never be too far from the Berri...

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The Essence Cafe, Stirling

The Essence Cafe, Stirling

We love finding a little hidden gem and that's exactly what The Essence Cafe is. Located in beautiful Stirling (Adelaide Hills) The Essence Cafe is tucked away behind the main road with indoor and outdoor seating available, and plenty of car parking nearby. There's also room for prams and high chairs and it's a popular spot for families to grab a...

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Cafe Capella’s Moonta

Cafe Capella’s Moonta

**UPDATE** Due to a fire in September 2022, Cafe Capella's is currently only offering a temporary pop up location with pizza at the CopperClub In The Dunes venue in Port Hughes. We'll keep you updated once we hear of a new permanent venue, but for now, be sure to support them via their pop up - follow them on Facebook for all of the info on...

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Okami Japanese Restaurant

Okami Japanese Restaurant

We hope you are sitting down when you are reading this because this is some game changing, all-you-can-eat, family friendly eats news! Not everyone is a fan of all you can eat family spots because, honestly they can be pretty intense. Over crowded buffets with questionable food (looking directly at you tray of cold chips), kids flying around all...

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Alma Tavern

Alma Tavern

Famous in the Eastern suburbs, the Alma Tavern has been a staple for years, but did you know this beautifully renovated modern space offers plenty for families including KIDS EAT FREE on Monday! We called in for a family pub meal and checked out their extensive bright and on trend renovation and our bellies (and my wallet) were impressed....

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CnB Chicken and Burgers Rundle Place

CnB Chicken and Burgers Rundle Place

Apparently, the world has gone mad for Korean Fried Chicken. A craze I never fully understood until last week when CnB or (Chicken n’ Burgers) officially opened their second Adelaide store and invited us along to sample their mouth-watering menu. It's pretty safe to say, we're addicted! Located in the city’s premier retail centre Rundle Place,...

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Stanley Bridge Tavern

Stanley Bridge Tavern

If you love a family meal out and don't mind a little journey to get to the *very best* places, get Stanley Bridge Tavern on your must visit list. Located in Verdun in the Adelaide Hills just a short hop, skip and jump off of the freeway before Hahndorf, and this is good news if your kids are like mine and don't travel the windy hills roads well....

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Our Fave Pizza Joints in Adelaide

Our Fave Pizza Joints in Adelaide

Let's talk about Adelaide's best pizza. We really have lifted the pizza benchmark over the past decade and kids *generally* love a slice of the good stuff don't they? It's quick, filling and often one of the more affordable take away options. Let's not forget cold left over pizza makes a brilliant school lunch box treat and you know the easiest...

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Adelaide Playgrounds Near Coffee

Adelaide Playgrounds Near Coffee

Name a better combo than a ripping playground and a strong cup of coffee? There is none. Sitting back with a quality coffee while the kids play at a fabulous playground, allowing you a moment to close your eyes and just recharge, is one of parenting's great pleasures (That and getting kicked in the ribs at 3am by a restless toddler....isn't that...

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Schnithouse – Golden Grove

Schnithouse – Golden Grove

Parents, you know the struggle; tired, sick to death of cooking the same damn thing, just for the kids to turn their noses up every. single. night, but the thought of eating away from home also scares the bejesus outta' you. If this sounds familiar, then I urge you to keep reading. I'm about to share with you the difference between a GREAT and a...

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Ember Pizza

Ember Pizza

Ember Pizza can be found in the impressive 'Provenance' precinct in the heart of Nuriootpa. A lovely old Penfolds building that presents as a hub of eclectic, genuine Barossa food, beverage and tourism experiences. A must do if you are travelling with others, as there is bound to be something here that is sure to please every one, including food...

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The Project at Robe

The Project at Robe

Hitting the Limestone Coast with kids? Namely ROBE in the states South East? You will not find a better family meal, or a better pizza than The Project Robe. Let's go one further, its a pretty hard place to beat, you probably won't find a prettier seaside town to make holiday memories in with your kids than here. Robe has it all, great pizza...

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Harvest the Fleurieu, Mount Compass

Harvest the Fleurieu, Mount Compass

You will find Harvest The Fleurieu just before you hit Mount Compass, just under an hour out of Adelaide. It's really all in the name - at Harvest The Fleurieu you will find delicious fresh produce from all over the Fleurieu, as well as being able to pick your own delicious strawberries from around October to May AND pick your own Tayberries for...

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Adelaide Breweries that are Family Friendly

Adelaide Breweries that are Family Friendly

We sure have some fabulous breweries here in Adelaide but did you know that a lot are family and kid friendly? We are talking good quality venues, where the parents can responsibly enjoy a drink or two, while the kids are well and truly catered for with some fabuluos facilities. Because being a parent doesn't have to mean some outings can't be...

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Barley Stacks Winery, Yorke Peninsula

Barley Stacks Winery, Yorke Peninsula

We love a winery that welcomes families and kids. Yorke Peninsula is known for a lot of things, beaches, fishing, summer holidays, Innes National Park.... and honestly? Traditionally wine has never really featured in this region, but stay with us because #worthit - this place is a cracker! It especially gets a high recommend from us, no matter...

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Oceans Food Truck, Kingston Park

Oceans Food Truck, Kingston Park

Oceans Food Truck is a high quality family run "food experience" right next to one of our favourite holiday spots at Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park, located smack bang on the foreshore of Seacliff beach AND right next door to a playground. This place is a hidden gem by every sense of the word. We would go so far as to say it's metropolitan...

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Quench Cafe, Modbury

Quench Cafe, Modbury

When you have a baby or a young child, sometimes you just want to get out of the house and feel like a part of society. Enjoy a hot drink and perhaps some adult conversation. Is that too much to ask? An awesome kids' menu and an indoor playground are positive signs a cafe welcomes customers with children. But as a mum of a 2 and 4 year old, I...

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Location Cafe Edithburgh

Location Cafe Edithburgh

If you are like us, then the first thing you do when you arrive at a small town for a regional retreat is work out the best place for coffee and food. Edithburgh is a small little place, which is part of the charm just quietly, but they are lucky enough to have a fantastic little cafe which is just lovely. Located in the heart of Edithburgh (you...

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Marion Bay Tavern

Marion Bay Tavern

If you have ever explored Innes National Park, right down the bottom of the Yorke Peninsula, you would have driven past the Marion Bay Tavern. Might not look like a lot from the outside as you drive past (it is literally a minutes drive from the entry to the National Park), but this is a real hidden gem with spectacular views, incredible pizza...

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Oleaceae Mediterranean Cuisine

Oleaceae Mediterranean Cuisine

We will help you out here, it is pronounced "Oh-Lee-See-Ah", but all you will need to say after you visit is "Oh-My-God-That-Was-Amazing". Our KiA crew from the hills have been very regular visitors since it opened a year or so ago. You will find it located in prime position right at the top of the beautiful main street in Mount Barker. The...

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Uraidla Hotel

Uraidla Hotel

Uraidla Hotel, simultaneously best and worst pub in Uraidla (that's kind of the joke because it is the ONLY pub in Uraidla), but if you are only going to have one pub in a country town it better be a good one right.....? Well let us tell you.....it is. It definitely is! Only 20 minutes from the city (how lucky are we to have this beauty right on...

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Settlers Tavern

Settlers Tavern

Want to treat the family to a meal but worried whether the kids will sit still long enough to enjoy a beer? Tired of the old nuggets and chips kids menu? Looking for a laid-back atmosphere with affordable meal options? If you said ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, then keep reading. The Settlers Tavern offers families a casual dining...

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The Dalrymple Hotel – Stansbury Yorke Peninsula

The Dalrymple Hotel – Stansbury Yorke Peninsula

The Dal. You guys are going to LOVE this country pub. It's the best we can find on the entire Yorke Peninsula and it's surely gotta be right up there for best on ground in regional SA. Yep, I'm talking a big game, and they bring it, 7 days a week, water front views and incredibly welcoming for families with some great initiatives for kids. The...

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Minlaton Bakery

Minlaton Bakery

Its no secret we love a bakery. In fact hitting up a bakery whenever we travel literally anywhere, occurs so often it can be classed as a hobby. So when we spent the morning at the beautiful central Yorke Peninsula town of Minlaton, we went to where the locals go, the Minlaton Bakery. Located on the Main Street (you really can't miss it), we...

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Paradise Hotel

Paradise Hotel

Here at Kids in Adelaide you know we LOVE a local place we can take the family for a meal that everyone will enjoy, and the Paradise Hotel is just that place - it even has an indoor cinema! In fact, the Paradise Hotel caters for families so well, they have TWO cinemas to make sure all the kids enjoy their visit as much as the adults do! The folks...

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Tower Hotel

Tower Hotel

A family friendly restaurant with a built in kids cinema? Shut up and take my money! The newly renovated Tower Hotel, out on Magill Road at Magill is a majestic old property that has been an icon in the area since around 1840! The renovations have done wonders, with a number of different areas within the precinct catering to pretty much everyone,...

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NuggLyf

NuggLyf

Nuggets are life. Fact. It is probably also a fact that a lot of you reading this likely have a child(ren) who are those 'only eat nuggets and chips' type of operators when you take them out for dinner. No judgement, I have 2 of those in my clan so know all the feels about trying to get them to try something different. But what if rather than try...

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Schnithouse – Hilton

Schnithouse – Hilton

Schnithouse at Hilton is a perfect place to book a family meal, catch up or celebration when you have kids in tow. Open 7 days a week (that can be hard to find....), expect a family restaurant, but also with an authentic beer house feel to it. Talking to owner Frank, this is exactly what he wanted to offer....quality fresh food, a full bar...

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The Stunned Mullet Henley

The Stunned Mullet Henley

Multi award winning fish & chips by the beach? Yes please. I doubt there is a kid in the world who wouldn't want to eat fish and chips on the beach for tea, enjoying all of the freedom to run, yell and cartwheel while taking in the sunset over St Vincent Gulf. There is no play room, or kids meal or kids tasting flight in SA that stacks up if...

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Para Hills Community Club

Para Hills Community Club

The Para Hills Community Club offers families a place to come together with a relaxing and casual atmosphere which offers great value, fast and friendly service, and has an indoor playroom for the kids. Offering a wide (like huge) selection of affordable of menu items that will leave the whole family satisfied, including chef’s selections, club...

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Oceanique at Adelaide Sailing Club West Beach

Oceanique at Adelaide Sailing Club West Beach

Ahoy! This is hands down the nicest Adelaide beachfront seaside dining we can find. Expect secluded comfortable, casual, sophistication and million dollar ocean views. Oceanique is gorgeous, yet not for one second is it pretentious or un welcoming for families with children. The menus feature a large percentage of local and ethically sourced...

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The Bavarian, Tea Tree Plaza

The Bavarian, Tea Tree Plaza

It's not often my family can go out for dinner and truly not able to finish another bite, but that is exactly what happened at The Bavarian TTP. We popped in to try out their new $49 Feed the Family Deal (available daily before 6pm) and it was sensational! This wasn’t a bucket of nuggets trash meal either, this was high quality German-inspired...

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Uniqorn Eats, Glenelg

Uniqorn Eats, Glenelg

The rainbow trend is here to stay and the team at KiA are totally here for it! Sparked by a love of all things sweet and following the success of their first store on Grenfell Street in the CBD, owners Nick and Nakita had no choice but to open a second venue. Their flair for creating unique, picture-worthy treats meant Uniqorn Eats was an...

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The Barker Hotel

The Barker Hotel

Where: 32 Gawler Street, Mount BarkerFollow them on Facebook hereFollow them on Instagram  hereCheck out their website herePhone: (08) 8391 1003 We love a good pub feed and were excited to head up to Mt Barker to try out one of the best pubs in the hills, not only because we had heard great things about the food, but they...

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Kokko – Korean Fried Chicken

Kokko – Korean Fried Chicken

We are going to be honest here and preface this with the fact we are huge lovers of fried chicken. Not really a shock, it is some of the best food going around. It is not a small statement then to say that we were absolutely blown away by the fabulously talented Julie Kim and her incredibly delicious authentic Korean fried chicken. Their website...

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Saints Kitchen, Salisbury

Saints Kitchen, Salisbury

We hit 5 skateparks out north last Sunday and boy were we in need of a good feed.Bypassing the multitude of fast food outlets on Main North Rd we chose Saints Kitchen to slow things down with our excitable couple of kids. Saints Kitchen is a family friendly, cafe and event space in the Chapley's new centre, Saints Shopping. The significant menu...

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Shifty Lizard Taphouse

Shifty Lizard Taphouse

Ditch metro Adelaide and the big craft brewery crowds with their massive schmancy venues and on fleek Gen Y FOH staff, (who probably wouldn't know a mash conversion from a ferment tank, let alone how to engage with your kids over lunch, lets be honest) for a genuine grass roots type small batch micro brewery, distillery and taphouse. Shifty are...

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Commissary Rose Park

Commissary Rose Park

Where: 160 Fullarton Road, Rose ParkFollow them on Facebook hereFollow them on Instagram  herePhone: 0432 921 115 Located in the old Queen Victoria Hospital Building (long since transformed into fabulous apartments) at Rose Park, this is a long time fave of ours thanks to the fantastic service, stunning location and top shelf...

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Macchinetta Coffee House, Henley Beach

Macchinetta Coffee House, Henley Beach

Hey there, fellow coffee-loving parents and families on the hunt for a delightful spot to unwind and share some good food with your little ones! We've stumbled upon a hidden gem that we're absolutely thrilled to share with you – Macchinetta Coffee House. Nestled in an unassuming little cluster of shops on Grange Rd at Henley Beach, this place is...

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Port Noarlunga RSL

Port Noarlunga RSL

For a lot of us, a visit to an RSL is an annual event on Anzac Day, but we found out that they are in fact year round fantastic venues where families are not just welcomed as guests, but are actively encouraged to come visit! We have been fans of the Port Noarlunga-Christies Beach RSL (Returned Services League) forever. A South Australian icon...

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Sevenhill Hotel Clare Valley

Sevenhill Hotel Clare Valley

There is a lot to love about the Clare Valley and we recently uncovered some genuinely unbelievable places for families, like the multi award winning Sevenhill Hotel. Kids are not just welcome here, they are catered for with great passion, food and activities. When you get young energetic publicans like Paul Longbottom and Kate Shadiac, who have...

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Barristers Block – a family friendly winery

Barristers Block – a family friendly winery

Barristers Block is officially my favourite winery to go with kids. I've been to a number of recommended wineries from the Barossa to McLaren Vale and this has gone straight to the top of the list! Situated in Woodside in the Adelaide Hills, I recently took my English relatives to Barristers Block for lunch during a day in the hills and it didn't...

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Cudlee Creek Cafe

Cudlee Creek Cafe

In the beautiful Adelaide Hills, just down the road from Gorge Wildlife Park, the Cudlee Cafe is a gorgeous spot for lunch, coffee, cake and a play in the picturesque grounds. Since the devastating Dec 2019 bushfires, the local area needs your visit more than ever so plan a day in the Hills to support these communities. On the drive up Gorge Road...

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Pick Your Own Figs and cellar door at Glen Ewin Estate

Pick Your Own Figs and cellar door at Glen Ewin Estate

Not like you need any more of an excuse to head up into our beautiful Adelaide Hills, but we think we have found something you need to put in your calendar for each and every year. Fig picking at the sensational Glen Ewin Estate at Houghton. The seasonal delight is only open for between 4 to 6 weeks each year (dependent on weather), commencing...

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Cradock Hotel

Cradock Hotel

As we reached the southern Flinders area just near Hawker, we stopped in for lunch at the Cradock Hotel. As a parent who has eaten at hundreds of pubs and restaurants with kids, I will comfortably say this was the best I have ever been too. The nature style playground was amazing, let alone a playground at a pub! Dickie, who has owned the pub for...

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Riverside Salvos Gawler

Riverside Salvos Gawler

The Salvo's play cafe in Gawler is a colourful, friendly and fun space that would suit 1-5 year olds. It's still currently a work in progress as they have grand plans to create a large outdoor space for families including outdoor play equipment, a gardening patch and more. But for now the current play space boasts a clean environment, a fantastic...

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Harvest Kitchen – Barossa

Harvest Kitchen – Barossa

Harvest Kitchen can be found at the top of Magnolia Rd, just outside the township of Tanunda, and partners with Calabria Family Wines Barossa who's tasting room sits under the same roof. (You may know it as Artisans of Barossa). We had high expectations after hearing so much about this place - including rave reviews on the food AND that it was...

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Lobethal Bakery

Lobethal Bakery

Welcome to Lobethal Bakery!! Situated in the gorgeous small town of Lobethal (with stores also in Woodside, Balhannah, Stirling and Mt Barker) – not too far from your back door! A perfect spot for an affordable family lunch, or a great reason to take a drive in the Adelaide Hills. A popular lunch spot! It may seem even closer when the trip is...

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Village Tavern, Golden Grove

Village Tavern, Golden Grove

The Village Hotel is newly renovated and offers great outdoor and indoor areas for you to meet with family and friends. Enjoy a meal in the spacious bistro overlooking the indoor playground or al fresco dining options in the beer garden. FIND THE VILLAGE at Cnr The Grove & Golden Ways Golden GrovePhone:...

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Whistler Wines, Barossa Valley

Whistler Wines, Barossa Valley

Looking for the perfect Barossa Valley blend of wine tasting and family fun? Nestled amidst rolling hills and lush vineyards, Whistler Wines is a hidden gem that provides both of those to family friendly perfection. Picnic spots don't get much better than this and it's all available for you to order onsite. Build your own perfect platter,...

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Swell Brewing Co, McLaren Vale

Swell Brewing Co, McLaren Vale

Sometimes wineries are not for every one, and with a quality craft offering like Swell Brewing Co in the region, why wouldn't you mix it up a bit? I'd like to say it kept my husband happy, and it did, but actually I'd call myself a bit of a beer diva, so it ticked my boxes too. Hang on.....but a brewery and kids? Fear not.......this place is...

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Serafino Wines

Serafino Wines

I cannot believe we haven't been to Serafino for lunch before, but now we have been once we will definitely be back! Serafino is a wonderful place for a celebratory lunch - the day we visited there were a couple of big birthdays and I can see why it's the restaurant of choice for such occasions. They have married fine-dining, with brilliant...

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