Date 30.06.2017 We all know tradies love a pint after work, now you can take your family!

Although a pub might not be the most usual venue to hang out with the family for a nice and relaxed outing, they might just be the best!

Lots of Melbourne pubs offer child-friendly facilities such as dedicated kids menu, play areas and arcade games! Some pubs also offer magic shows, petting zoos and free kids entertainment! So whilst mum and dad are kicking back with a glass of red, the kids can be up to no good in a safe and enclosed play area!

If you’re looking for a lovely pub meal with a side of free babysitting, these are pubs to go:

Zagames: Multiple locations (Berwick, Boronia, Caulfield, Reservoir)
You know you’re off to a good start when your lunch venue has a play area called Kids World, which boasts arcade games, indoor playground, treasure hunt, toy box and even jumbo games. They also have a dedicated kids menu with a selection of healthy, gluten-free and vegetarian options!

Chelsea Heights Hotel: Springvale Rd & Wells Rd, Aspendale Gardens
Indoor playground, arcade games, games of skill.

Westwaters Hotel: 10/20 Lake St, Caroline Springs
Children’s menu, playground and free school holiday entertainment.

The Sands Tavern: 71 Hall Rd, Carrum Downs
Club 4 Kids has plenty of special events, birthday treats and exclusive news and offers for families. Kids eat free on Tuesday nights.

Matthew Flinders Hotel: 667 Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
Arcade games, air hockey, indoor playground and even a bowling alley. May as well book a room because you might be here a while.

Monash Hotel: 2077 Dandenong Rd, Clayton
Indoor playground, plus join the kids club for a free gift with every kids meal purchased.

Wantirna Hill Club: 715 Boronia Rd, Wantirna
The Wantirna Hill Club has been part of the landscape of Wantirna for many years and is the home of the Vermont Football Club. The venue has recently undergone a major upgrade of the interior decor, which includes a brand new kids playroom with jumping castle.

Knox Tavern: 1 Capital City Blvd, Knox City, Wantirna South
The Tav, as locals call it, has also undergone a recent transformation and now boasts an indoor/outdoor playground and Kids ‘Monkey’ Club.

Mulgrave Country Club: Corner Wellington and Jells Roads, Wheelers Hill
It has a kid playground, indoor and outdoor lawn bowls as well as a range of other games and activities. Friday night is Family Night with a music show and fun for the whole family.

Somerville Hotel: 84 Station St, Somerville
This beautiful, renovated hotel has everything you could want. Good food, plenty of activities for the kids, including Super Hero Saturdays and Fancy Dress Fridays.

Out and about in Melbourne? Kick back and relax now!