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Pubs with great playgrounds in Newcastle & the Hunter

For parents in Newcastle & the Hunter Valley, pubs with great playgrounds are worth their weight in gold.

Having a playground to entertain the kids makes a trip to the pub to catch some live music, celebrate a birthday or meet up with friends for lunch so much easier… And there’s no dishes to wash!

As always, we like to help our fellow parents where we can, so here are some of our favourite pub playgrounds in Newcastle & the Hunter.

The Argenton Hotel

Address: 515 Lake Rd, Argenton NSW 2284

The playground at The Argy is a favourite for many families. It’s a HUGE space with heaps of equipment that sees people travelling from all over Lake Macquarie and Newcastle for family celebrations.


Young Street Hotel

Address: 132 Young St, Carrington NSW 2294

Take the kids to Carrodise for an afternoon of fun for you and the children. The Young Street Hotel has become a home away from home for many locals and makes a great destination for lunch if you’re spending the day in Newcastle with the kids.


The Bradford

Address: 358 New England Hwy, Rutherford NSW 2320

The Outdoor Beer Garden at The Bradford boasts a massive playground which makes it the perfect spot to soak up some sun and let the kids run wild while having a bite for lunch or catching up with friends.


The Regal Inn Tenambit

Address: 33 Metford Rd, Tenambit NSW 2323

Not only has the The Regal Inn Tenambit got a great playground, it’s got heaps of open space for the kids to run around and let off some steam. With a stack of outdoor tables, you can kick back with some lunch and a drink without without taking your eyes off the precious ones.


Hotel Elermore

Address: 145 Croudace Rd, Elermore Vale NSW 2287

The old Shaft Tavern has had a huge makeover, and Hotel Elermore has emerged at a family friendly space where many local families head for an afternoon. If you haven’t been since the renovation, you should add it to your to do list.