Breweries with a Playground
The ultimate family-friendly picks.
Yes, the Margaret River region is scattered with fabulous fine dining and over 100 cellar doors to visit for a spot of wine tasting, but sometimes all you want to do is chill with the fam.
Enter: the brewery. You can happily come from the beach with thongs and shorts on, with the kids in tow and, at some joints, even pets can join. Most breweries in the region have an option for some nosh too – whether it’s just a bowl of chips to tide hungry bellies over until dinner, or a casual but quality bite for lunch.
These are the ultimate family friendly brewery picks. Not only is there plenty of good beer and space to stretch out at these wholesome venues, but they all have a playground so you can enjoy a pint or a glass of wine while busy bodies are occupied within view.
Family Friendly Breweries: Outdoor adventure for big (and little) kids at Cheeky Monkey Brewery
Cheeky Monkey Brewery
Perfect for those that like to be the first to try things, Cheeky Monkey might have been a mainstay on the brewery circuit for some time, but they hold claim to the newest and most adventurous playground on this list. Opening at their Caves Road brewery just in time for summer, the new playground is ripe for little explorers to get busy. There are plenty of climbing frames along with the piece de resistance: a high rope water crossing. Of course, there is also their fully fenced, brightly coloured playground to play on and fun activity packs for kids to keep busy with at the table – that’s on top of a solid list of brews and upscale brewpub fare to keep adults happy, too.
Colonial Brewing Co
A short drive from Margaret River, Colonial Brewing Co. sits out on Osmington Road amidst vineyards and lush green pastures. With one of the biggest playgrounds in the region, the kids will be kept busy while you kick back with a sample paddle of some craft brews and chew on their famed chicken wings and pizza. Kids are also well catered for, and if they fancy a run around there is a box full of balls and games to kick around with on the brewery’s expansive grounds.
One of the first breweries in the region, Bootleg Brewery is a favourite of many. Of course, they have a cracking craft beer selection and some serious pub grub, but they also have so much space for the kids to burn off energy while you relax. Having just come under new ownership, chances are you’ll be privy to some exciting changes as time goes on. For now though you can be assured that kids will fuel up with a menu full of the classics (mac ‘n’ cheese, anyone?), before they get to work on the playground nearby.
Family Friendly Breweries: Lots of open space for the children to run around at The Brewhouse Margaret River
Brewhouse Margaret River
Since its opening a few years back, Brewhouse very quickly earned its reputation as the kid friendly pick for a beer close to town. Just a short stroll from the centre of Margaret River, the kids menu is fresh and flavoursome and there is plenty of outdoor seating and grassy spots overlooking the playground. And what a playground it is. You’ll find it hard to pull them away from all the fun…in fact, that’s perfect timing for a second round, wouldn’t you say?
Kids big and small all point to one thing when they arrive in the warmer months at The Beerfarm. You can’t miss it: a giant waterslide into the dam. (Full disclosure: it’s only for the actual kids.) This venue is the definition of casual, and you’ll be welcome for a relaxed bevy and bite to eat along with the kids whether in Ugg Boots or a summer dress. Inside you’ve got pinball and pool tables, while outside sits the playground and the famous slip ‘n’ slide. A converted dairy farm, the kids will be entertained simply gazing at the cows down in the paddock. Extra points for the fact this whole farm runs on solar power!
Cowaramup Brewing Company
Tucked out in the undulating countryside of Cowaramup, this spot is perfect when you just want to get away from it all. A family owned microbrewery, Cowaramup Brewing Company brew up some fabulous craft ales from nine varieties of hops that grow on site. Adults can book a behind the scenes tour, while kids can settle in for a few hours in the playground, or kick a footy on the rolling grassy hillside. Of course, there’s plenty of food to munch on too, and you can take a growler home to continue the party once the kids go to bed.
Family Friendly Breweries: The Nature Playground at Wild Hop Brewing Co, Yallingup
Black Brewing Co. at Caves Road Collective
To those who struggle to decide what to drink, Black Brewing Co. is the place for you. Fancy a pint, but your significant other wants a gin and tonic? Hang on, maybe we should just have a wine. Oh, and something decent to eat…not another pizza, that was yesterday’s dinner. Well, here you have it. Caves Road Collective is home to Black Brewing Co., as well as Dune Distilling and Ground to Cloud Wines. They also have an awesome Asian-influenced share-style menu, complete with a special menu for kids. Plus, that all important playground to keep the kids busy while you finish your meal in peace and quiet.
Wild Hop Brewing Co.
Ever since the doors opened last summer at Wild Hop Brewing Co. it’s been a hit with beer lovers. An ever changing menu, you can easily pop in for a taste while the kids are kept busy in the nature playground. They have a sandpit, a climbing frame, slide and a massive sand pit with toys; while you have a woodfired menu filled with local produce and craft beer. Everyone’s happy, right?
This blog post originally featured in 2015 and has recently been updated to reflect new details.
Want to visit more breweries? Check out this self-drive Margaret River region craft beer trail.
Cheeky Monkey Brewery & Cidery7 days a week 11am - 5pmGreat For: Child Friendly,Open for Business,Outdoor Playground
4259 Caves Road, Metricup, Western Australia, 6280, Australia
Wild Hop Brewing Co.Monday - Thursday 11 am to 5 pm (kitchen closes at 4pm) Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 10.45 am to 6 pm (kitchen closes at 5pm)Great For: Dine In,Open for Business,Seated Tastings
1301 Wildwood Road, Yallingup WA 6282 Australia
Black Brewing Co7 days 11am - 5pm Kitchen open 12pm - 4pmGreat For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Disabled Access,Dog Friendly,Fireplace,Indoor Play Area,Open for Business,Outdoor Playground,Rainy Day,Seated Tastings,Sunny Day,Vegan Beer
3517 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280, Australia
Colonial Brewing Co7 DAYS 12PM - 5:30PM (OPEN TIL 9PM FRIDAYS)Great For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Disabled Access,Open for Business,Outdoor Playground,Takeaway,Vegan Beer
Osmington Road, MARGARET RIVER
Cowaramup Brewing CompanySunday to Thursday 11am to 5pm Friday 11am to 8pm Saturday 11am to 5pmGreat For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Dog Friendly,Open for Business,Outdoor Playground,Takeaway
229 North Treeton Road, Cowaramup, WA 6284, Australia
Bootleg BreweryJuly School Holidays 11 - 5pm 7 days a weekGreat For: Child Friendly,Dine In,Dog Friendly,Open for Business,Outdoor Playground,Picnic Spot,Scenic Spot,Seated Tastings,Sunny Day,Vegan Beer
37 Wildberry Road, Wilyabrup, WA 6281.
BeerfarmMonday - Thursday: 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Dine In,Dog Friendly,Open for Business,Outdoor Playground,Vegan Beer
177 Gale Road, Metricup WA 6280
Brewhouse Margaret RiverMonday - Thursday: 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM
Friday - Sunday: 11:00 AM until 9:00 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Dine In,Disabled Access,Dog Friendly,Open for Business,Outdoor Playground,Sunny Day
35 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, WA 6285, Australia