The play equipment at The Peachtree Hotel, Penrith

If you are after a cafe or eatery in the Blue Mountains region that accommodates children, then our ‘Kid Friendly Cafes Blue Mountains’ Guide aims to help you decide on a place that might give you a little taste of serenity with your morning coffee.

What Is ‘Kid or Child’ Friendly’?

The beautiful outdoor area with swings at The Bunker, Leura.

Taking children to a cafe is not always the relaxing experience that you need it to be. Expecting children to stay in their seats quietly at a cafe can be a big ask for little people who just need to play.

In this article, a cafe or eatery is ‘kid’ ‘child’ or ‘family’ friendly, is one that has included aspects into their environment and menu that accommodates for children.

This usually means that there is a kids’ menu or food that children might enjoy, space for children to play so that they may leave their seat to play and that the cafe or eatery has a welcoming attitude towards children.

Of course, all children should be supervised closely when they are playing as there could be unexpected wildlife or potential injuries that could occur. We also want to show respect to other diners nearby.

Please remember that for many of these cafes and eateries it is best to book ahead to ensure that your table is reserved.

If a cafe or eatery is on this list, it does not take into account the quality of food, coffee and service, as these aspects are often changeable and are subjective from person to person. We are looking mainly at the child friendliness of the place.

One of the child friendly tables at Bilpin Cider.

In saying that, we have attempted to include cafes in and around the Blue Mountains Region that have a pleasant space for you and your family to enjoy. We recommend that you contact the cafe yourself if you have specific needs, particularly special dietary needs.

Kid Friendly Cafes Blue Mountains

The spacious outdoor space at Megalong Valley Tearooms.

Use the quick links to take you to your preferred child friendly cafes and eateries in and around the Blue Mountains. Keep an eye out for our favourite TOP 5 child friendly cafes.

Family Friendly Cafes In The Lower Blue Mountains

2773 Cafe Glenbrook
DCH Mount Riverview

Family Friendly Cafes In The Middle Blue Mountains

20 Mile Hollow Woodford

Family Friendly Cafes In The Upper Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Café Katoomba
The Gingerbread House Katoomba
The Bunker Leura
Blue Mountains Chocolate Company Katoomba
The Carrington Hotel Katoomba
Grandview Hotel Wentworth Falls
Katoomba RSL

Family Friendly Cafes In The Blue Mountains Region

Megalong Valley Tearooms
Bilpin Cider Co.
Hillbilly Cider Shed Bilpin
Lithgow Workies Club

Penrith Region

Cafe At Lewer’s Emu Plains
Emu Hall Bar & Kitchen Emu Plains
Peachtree Hotel ‘The Peachy’ Penrith
Settlers Mulgoa
Penrith Panthers
O’Donohues Irish Pub Emu Plains
Daily Break Cafe Glenmore Park
Percy Plunkett Cafe Nepean Village
Pages Cafe @Koorong Bookshop Penrith
Emu Sports Club Emu Plains

Other Notable Play Spaces For Kids In &
Around The Blue Mountains

Kid Friendly Cafes In The Lower Blue Mountains

2773 Cafe Glenbrook – IN OUR TOP 5!

Image credit: 2773 Glenbrook

2773 Glenbrook is definitely a family friendly favourite cafe for locals and visitors alike. With shaded play equipment, a cubby house and slide and chickens to check out, 2773 have designed a wonderful space for families and friends to gather.

Kids’ menu? Yes
Change table? Yes
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes, a cubby house with a slide plus a larger play space with a round winding slide. There are also chickens to look at!
Accessible? 2773 is mostly accessible for prams and wheelchairs in the main dining area. There is, however, one small staircase (4 or 5 stairs) down to the play area and chicken pen. The staff are very accommodating though and are willing to assist with any wheelchairs and prams if you would like to go down to the play area. If you have a wheelchair, it is best to park around the back and enter 2773 through the back gate, where staff will assist you with the step.
Dog friendly? Yes, dogs are welcome to join you in the outside area only.

Image credit: 2773 Glenbrook

Address: 19 Ross St, Glenbrook NSW 2773. View map.
Phone: (02) 4739 2773
Opening hours: 6:00AM – 3:30PM
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DCH Mount Riverview

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DCH Mount Riverview is the newest addition to the Blue Mountains’ repertoire of kid friendly cafes. They have included a lovely open fenced play space for children with outside seating so you can sip your morning coffee while the little ones play in the cubby.

Kids’ menu? Yes. There are a few special options for children, including nuggets and chips, a ham and cheese pocket and an icecream sundae.
Change table: The bathrooms are about a 30 metre walk to the left of the cafe, located at C3 Church. The Parents’ Room with a change table belongs to C3 Church and is often open for customers to use. Sometimes it is locked but the friendly staff may be able to unlock it for you.
High Chairs? Yes
Play area? Yes, there is a fenced cubby house and play area out the back for children.
Accessible: Yes

Partially shaded, fully fenced play space for children at Dan’s Coffee Haus (DCH) Mount Riverview.

Address: Shop 8 / 172 Rusden Road, Mount Riverview NSW 2774. View map.
Opening hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00AM – 1:00PM; Monday 7:00AM – 2:30PM, Wednesday – Friday 7:00AM – 2:30AM, closed Tueday.
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Kid Friendly Cafes In The Middle Blue Mountains

20 Mile Hollow Woodford

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The staff at 20 Mile Hollow are intentional about making families feel welcome. They have provided books, games and toys for children to enjoy. It is spacious (great for Mother’s Groups and prams!), ingredients are locally sourced and the menu has been thoughtfully designed with families in mind. Eat in or take away, 20 Mile Hollow is certainly a kid friendly Blue Mountains favourite cafe!

Kids’ menu? Yes
Change table? Yes
High Chairs? Yes
Play area? Yes (but the outdoor play area is not yet open due to restrictions). There is plenty for children to do inside though with large toys on the lounge inside and board games to play.
Accessible? Yes. 20 Mile Hollow Woodford makes a big effort to welcome families. It has so much space for prams and is the perfect spot for Mother’s Groups to meet.
Dog friendly? Yes. Dogs are welcome to hang out with you outside on the verandah.

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Address: 68 Great Western Highway, Woodford NSW 2778. View map.
Phone: (02) 4758 8058
Opening hours: Wedesday – Friday 8:00AM – 2:30PM; Saturday & Sunday 8:00AM – 2:00PM. Closed Monday.
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Kid Friendly Cafes In The Upper Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Gallery Café Katoomba

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The Blue Mounatins Cultural Centre Gallery Cafe is a relaxed, contemporary place to meet up with friends. Even though there is not a kids’ menu, the toasties, soup and scrambled eggs are suitable for children. Otherwise, the staff are happy to adapt any of the meals to suit children.

Kids’ menu? No, but food can be modified to suit children
Change table?
Yes
High Chairs? Yes
Play area?
No specific playground but there is a lovely outdoor enclosed courtyard for the kids to play in. Bring a picnic blanket and toys if you wish but there are some cafe tables and seats out there to sit and watch your children.
Accessible? Yes, there is a lift to the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, which is on Level 1, from the basement carpark, underneath near Coles or from the ground level. The centre is all flat throughout.
Dog friendly?
No

Address: 30 Parke St, Katoomba NSW 2780. View map.
Phone: (02) 4780 5410
Opening hours: Weekdays 09:30AM – 4:00PM; Weekends 10:00AM – 3:30PM. Closed public holidays.
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The Gingerbread House Katoomba

The Gingerbread House Katoomba is a popular hangout for families with young children. It’s a winner for its outdoor space with the little gingerbread cubby and slide. There is not a lot for children to do but enough to keep them happy while you enjoy a drink and toasted jaffles. FYI, The Gingerbread House has a lolly shop in the centre of the cafe.

Kids’ menu? There is not a separate kids’ menu but their regular menu has child friendly food, including chicken nuggets and ham and cheese jaffles.
Change table? Yes
High chairs? Yes
Play area? Yes, an outdoor cubby house and play area.
Accessible? There are two or three steps up at the front of the cafe. Prams are fine to go up here. Wheelchairs cannot enter at the front entrance. Please call the cafe in advance if you need wheelchair access. Calling in advance will ensure that a staff member has the key to unlock the side gate for you to enter the cafe.
Dog friendly? Yes, in the courtyard only (not indoors). Park your car in the carpark around the back and enter through the back gate.

Address: 56 Waratah St (cnr Lurline and Waratah St), Katoomba NSW 2780. View map.
Phone: (02) 4782 4239
Opening hours: 9:00AM – 4:00PM everyday
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The Bunker Leura – IN OUR TOP 5!

The Bunker Leura is the perfect combination of delicious food, family friendly environment, great service and lovely views of the mountains in the distance. The Bunker is ideal for a family lunch or special event in the Blue Mountains but relaxed enough to pop in for a quick snack and drink as you pass through Leura.

Bookings are recommended, especially on weekends. Dinner services on Fridays and Saturdays are strictly 5PM and 7PM bookings.

If you are dining inside you cannot see your children if they head into the garden to play, so eating out on the verandah might be a better viewing spot to supervise kids.

Kids’ menu? Yes. Colouring-in sheets and pencils are provided for the kids.
Change table? Yes, located in the wheelchair accessible bathroom.
High chairs? Five high chairs are available (which can all be taken during peak times).
Play area? Large outdoor courtyard and garden with two big swings.
Accessible? Yes, there is a ramp to go in the entrance and be seated inside or on the verandah. However, there are stairs down to the back garden. Prams can access the backyard by carrying the pram down the stairs or entering via the side gate. The side gate is open during cafe hours and is about a regular doorway size so a wheelchair may have difficulty fitting through.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome to sit with you on the outdoor verandah. You will need to enter through the side gate with your dog.

Address: 117 – 121 Leura Mall, Leura NSW 2780. View map.
Phone: (02) 4784 3265
Opening hours: Closed on Tuesdays. Friday – Sun 8:00AM – 9:00PM; Monday, Wednesday & Thursday open 12:00 midday – 900PM.
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Blue Mountains Chocolate Company Katoomba

The Blue Mountains Chocolate Company is a simple space to enjoy a yummy chocolatey treat or milkshake. There is a nice outdoor verandah and garden area that is mostly fenced, where the kids can burn off some sugar.

Kids’ menu? No savoury menu but the Blue Mountains Chocolate Company specialises in creating delicious chocolate, drinks and cake.
Change table? No
High chairs? No
Play area? Yes, there is a large outdoor verandah and grassed backyard with a playhouse and slide.
Accessible? Yes, there is a ramp outside, with one step up at the door that is easy to get over. There is also an accessible toilet inside.
Dog friendly? Yes, outside on the verandah

Address: 176 Lurline Street, Katoomba NSW 2780. View map.
Phone: (02) 4782 7071
Opening hours: 10:00AM – 6:00PM everyday
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The Carrington Hotel Katoomba

the front of the Carrington Hotel Katoomba

The Carrington Hotel has a lovely outdoor grassed area for kids to enjoy a run in the fresh air. You will need to bring your own things for kids to do but children may be happy to investigate all of the interesting plants around the garden.

You may also hop on or off the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus right outside the Carrington and take in all the sights including Scenic World Blue Mountains.

Kids’ menu? Yes, the Bar & Brasserie menu has a few kids’ specials.
Change table? Yes, located in the accessible toilet.
High chair? Yes.
Play area? No, but there is a grassed outdoor area for the kids to play in. Bring a picnic rug and toys if you like.
Accessible? There are stairs at the front entrance so, if possible, you will need to lift your pram up those stairs. If you have a pram or wheelchair you are also welcome to drive or walk up the ramp to the old undercover parking to the right of the building and access the hotel by the side door. If you have a wheelchair, park your car there and ring the ring doorbell for staff to let you in.
Dog friendly? Dogs are not allowed inside the building but are welcome to bask in the sun on the outside grass area. Dogs must be on a lead and under control.

Address: 15 – 47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba NSW 2790. View map.
Phone: (02) 4782 1111
Opening hours: Open 7 days; lunch on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays; Dinner 7 days bookings recommended 6:00PM & 6:30PM; Bar open from 12:00 Midday.
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Grandview Hotel Wentworth Falls

The Grandview Hotel Wentworth Falls playroom.

The Grandview Hotel Wentworth Falls has created a separate play room for children with a few toys, a blackboard, and a soft floor for crawling bubs. It is a separate room, with a door, making for a nice quiet lunch (just watch they don’t open the door heading outdoors).

Kids’ menu? Yes
Change table? No
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes
Accessible? Yes, the Grandview Hotel Wentworth Falls is wheelchair and pram friendly. Park in the parking lot at the back of the building and enter through the main entrance from the parking lot.
Dog friendly? Dogs are allowed in the courtyard, on a lead at your table.

The Grandview Hotel Wentworth Falls bistro.

Address: 174 Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782. View map.
Phone: Call 4757 1001 to book a table
Opening hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10:00AM – 10:00PM; Sunday – Tuesday 10:00AM – 9:00PM
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Katoomba RSL

Katoomba RSL has included a games room for children. Catch up with friends at ‘The Red Poppy Brasserie’ while the kids play.

You will find a pinball machine, claw machine, a small air hockey table and more (which you need to pay for). There are also a couple of free video game machines. Katoomba RSL’s games room is not suitable for toddlers and young children but you are welcome to bring your own colouring in and toys for them.

Kids’ menu? Yes
Change table? Yes
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes, a children’s gaming arcade play area is at Katoomba RSL but it is most suitable for older children around 7 or 8 years+.
Accessible? Yes Katoomba RSL is all one flat level. They have a drop off area out the front and accessible parking spots. It’s a great space for prams too.
Dog friendly? No

Address: 86 Lurline Street, Katoomba NSW 2780. View map.
Phone: (02) 4782 2624
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00AM – 9:30PM; Friday – Saturday 11:00AM – 10:30PM.
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Kid Friendly Cafes Blue Mountains Region

Megalong Valley Tearooms

megalong valley tea rooms outdoor space

Megalong Valley Tearooms are one of the most relaxing cafe settings you will find. This historic tea room is set amidst the stunning sandstone escarpments of the Blue Mountains. Plenty of space for kids to run around outside on the grass.

Kids’ menu? Not a separate kids’ menu but the toasties on the menu are suitable for kids. The pies are often a hit with children too (just need to cool them down a little first).
Change table? No
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes
Accessible? There is a ramp up to the deck and gravel that leads to the outdoor area, which is an easy surface for most prams and wheelchairs.
Dog friendly? Yes, Megalong Valley Tearooms are very dog friendly, but please keep dogs on a lead.

megalong valley tea rooms indoor area

Address: 824 Megalong Rd, Megalong Valley NSW 2785. View map.
Phone: (02) 4787 9181
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Opening hours: 9:45AM – 2:25PM every day.

Bilpin Cider Co. – IN OUR TOP 5!

bilpin cider outdoor area

Set on a family farm in the heart of Bilpin, Bilpin Cider is a wonderful space for families to chill out together. You can stroll through the grounds and orchards and visit the friendly animals (sheep and alpacas). On weekends, Bilpin Cider serves great coffee, apple pies and a choice of Picnic Hampers (including quality cold cuts and premium cheeses).

Kids’ menu? No specific kids’ menu but preorder a family picnic hamper via their website for weekends and public holidays (such as a whole chicken with rolls, salads and cheeses). You will need to order these at least 24 hours in advance. On the day you can also buy cheese and meat platters, their famous apple pies and brownies.
Change table? Yes
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes
Accessible? There is plenty of space for prams and wheelchairs at Bilpin Cider. There are two steps down onto the grassed area.
Dog friendly? Yes, Bilpin Cider is dog friendly, but they are to be kept on a lead. Your dog is welcome to sit with you anywhere on the property.

bilpin cider animals

Address: 2369 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin NSW 2758. View map.
Phone: (02) 4567 0704
Opening hours: 10:00AM – 4:00PM everyday
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Hillbilly Cider Shed Bilpin

hillbilly cider sign

Hillbilly Cider is located in the heart of Bilpin. Families enjoy their range of woodfired pizzas and relaxing on the two acre property where children can run around and play.

Kids’ menu? No specific menu but kids will love the woodfired pizzas and sweet treats including cookies and nougat.
Change table?
No (but at the time of writing, the change table is waiting and ready to be installed very soon!)
High chair?
Yes
Play area?
Yes, there are two acres of land to play on at Hillbilly Cider (there are no toys but lots of space to run and play).
Pram Friendly?
Hillbilly Cider is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs.
Dog friendly?
Yes, Hillbilly Cider is very dog friendly.

hillbilly cider outdoor area

Address: 2230 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin (Corner of Johnson’s Road). View map.
Phone: (02) 4567 0965
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00AM – 4:00PM.
Friday – Sunday 10:00AM – 6:00PM. Wood-fired pizzas are available from 11.30AM to eat in or take away.
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Lithgow Workies Club

lithgow workers club kid's room

Lithgow Workies Club is the oldest registered club in New South Wales. Founded in 1887, it is today a hub of activity and entertainment in Lithgow.

Their Wizard Room located within the Lithgow Workies Club caters specifically to children with a range of fun activities to occupy them. Check your children in and receive a buzzer used to contact you in case your child needs you. Lithgow Workies serves a delicious roast – great for a veggie hit for the kids if you live in, are visiting, or passing through Lithgow.

Kids’ menu? Yes
Change table? Yes
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes. The Wizard Room play space at Lithgow Workies has a slide, colouring in and plenty of fun things to entertain children. It is open Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00PM – 10:00PM. It costs $3 per child for members and $4 per child for non-members. All staff working with the children have current Working With Children Checks and Police Checks.
Accessible? Yes. There is a ramp out the front and elevators inside.
Dog friendly? Only service dogs are allowed at the Lithgow Workies Club.

lithgow worker's club bistro area

Address: 3 – 7 Tank Street, Lithgow NSW 2790. View map.
Phone: (02) 6350 7777
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 9:00AM – 11:00PM; Friday 9:00AM – 1:00AM; Saturday 9:30AM – 1:00AM
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Kid Friendly Cafes Penrith Region

Cafe At Lewer’s Emu Plains – IN OUR TOP 5!

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Cafe At Lewer’s Emu Plains features an undercover dining area and a large outdoor grassed space. Image Credit: Penrith Regional Gallery Facebook Page.

Cafe At Lewer’s, opposite the Nepean River in Emu Plains, is a charming location to meet friends or have a family meal. At Cafe At Lewer’s, families are made to feel welcome and staff accommodates well for people of all ages.

Choose from a range of seating options, from a picnic on the grass to a table undercover. There is something to suit everyone at Cafe At Lewer’s. Bookings are recommended, especially on weekends. You may even enjoy viewing the latest art exhibition or visiting the Gallery shop.

Kids’ menu? Yes. Paper and pencils can also be provided to entertain children.
Change table? Yes
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes. There is a lovely grassed garden for children to play in and explore. Please supervise children and keep them in your view. Sometimes there could be snakes during the warmer months so it is safest to stay out of the bushes.
Accessible? Yes, Lewer’s Gallery Cafe is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs.
Dog friendly? No, unfortunately since Cafe at Lewers is on a council site no dogs are allowed.

Address: 86 River Road, Emu Plains NSW 2750. View map.
Phone: (02) 4735 1100 (press 2 for the cafe at Lewers)
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Emu Hall Bar & Kitchen Emu Plains

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Emu Hall’s outdoor seating area.

Emu Hall is a fabulous place to bring the whole family or to enjoy a fun night out with friends. Located along the Nepean River, near the new Yandhai Nepean Crossing, Emu Hall provides a contemporary and relaxed family outing with delicious food and plenty of outdoor space for kids to play.

As with many places in this Kid Friendly Cafes Blue Mountains Guide, it is best to make a reservation.

Kids’ menu? Yes, there are children’s meal options on their menus. See breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their XS milkshakes are a big hit with kids! Emu Hall also offers colouring for children if they wish.
Change table? Yes
High chair? Yes
Play area? There is a lot of grass for children to enjoy playing on. The fence is only small and is next to the carpark so always supervise your children closely while they play on the grass.
Accessible? Yes, Emu Hall is fully accessible. There isn’t a lot of free space inside for prams when it is busy but there is plenty of space for prams on the grass.
Dog friendly? Dogs are allowed outside on the grass only.

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Address: 2 – 26 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains NSW, 2750. View map.
Phone: (02) 4735 3204
Opening hours: 11:00AM – 9:00PM Monday – Thursday;
11:00AM – 11:00PM Friday – Saturday; 11:00AM – 10:00PM Sundays.
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Peachtree Hotel ‘The Peachy’ Penrith

The Peachtree Hotel (or ‘The Peachy’) Penrith has created a large shaded outdoor play zone for children. It is colourful, big and a lot of fun! The kids will play for hours at this gated play space. As always, supervise your children closely as it is easy to lose sight of them in this playground.

Kids’ menu? Yes, there are kids’ items on the menu and children receive free icecream and drinks.
Change table? Yes, the change table is located in the Parent’s Room behind the bistro.
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes
Accessible? There are ramps throughout The Peachy. It is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs.
Dog friendly? No, only service dogs are allowed at the Peachtree Hotel.

Address: 54 Peachtree Road, Penrith NSW 2750. View map.
Phone: (02) 4731 3444
Opening hours: The bistro is open every day 11.30AM – 9:00PM.
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Settlers Mulgoa

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Great for families and functions, Settlers Mulgoa is a heritage listed building set on almost an acre of land. It has a wonderful space for families to eat and play.

Settlers Mulgoa is the perfect place to sit in the sun, watch the kids play in a fully fenced yard, while enjoying a rustic home cooked meal, often with bands playing.

Bookings are always recommended, especially on weekends.

Kids’ menu? Yes, Settlers Mulgoa has created a menu to suit children, including a kids’ breakfast and general kids’ menu. View menu.
Change table? Yes
High chair? Yes
Play area? There is a fully fenced cubby house outside in the grassed garden area. Book an outside table in order to supervise children in the play area.
Accessible? There is a ramp from the carpark to the deck and inside the cafe. Inside it is all one level so no lifting up stairs is required. There is a staircase down into the grassed area but you can access that space via the ramp down to the carpark and walk around.
Dog friendly? Yes, dogs are welcome to join you at Settlers Mulgoa on a lead outside.

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The cubby playspace at Settlers Mulgoa.

Address: 1300 Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa NSW 2745. View map.
Phone: (02) 4773 8277
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 7:30AM – 3:30PM; closed Mondays.
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Penrith Panthers

CJ’s Crab Shack & Grill, Penrith Panthers. Kids eat FREE here on Sundays but you will need to book ahead.

You will find plenty of family friendly activities happening at Penrith Panthers. Kids will enjoy the outdoor playground in ‘The Backyard’, the undercover cubby house area for younger children, family friendly dining options, Timezone, Lollipops Playland and a range of seasonal activities that happen throughout the year for families.

Kids’ menu? Yes
Change table? Yes, there is a change table located in the Parent’s Room in the main foyer.
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes, ‘The Backyard’ has a great shaded and fenced playground, there’s Timezone and Lollypops Playground (open from 9:30AM until 5:00PM)
Accessible? Yes, there are ramps throughout Panthers Penrith and an elevator going down to Level 1.
Dog friendly? No, unless a service dog.

Address: 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith NSW 2750. View map.
Phone: 1300PANTHERS
Opening hours: 9AM – 6AM
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O’Donohues Irish Pub Emu Plains

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O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub Emu Plains is a family friendly pub that has recently renovated its children’s area and installed a large ‘tunnels and slide’ playground. Many think that it is a shame that the much loved original train play equipment has been replaced but the new modern playground is already proving to be a hit with the kids.

Kids’ menu? Yes.
Change table? Yes
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes, there is a new (December 2021) playground for children. O’Donoghues Irish Pub Emu Plains also offers free children’s face painting on Sundays from midday until mid afternoon.
Accessible? Yes, there are lifts to access all floors.
Dog friendly? Yes, but outside in the beer garden only.

Address: 99 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains NSW 2750. View map.
Phone: (02) 4735 5509
Opening hours: Monday – Wednesday 9:00AM – Midnight; Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:00AM – 2:00AM; Sundays 10:00AM – 10:00PM. All children need to be out of the venue by 9:00PM.
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Daily Break Cafe Glenmore Park –
IN OUR TOP 5!

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Daily Break Glenmore Park is a short drive east from the Blue Mountains. The team at Daily Break is committed to welcoming families with young children and ensuring that their needs are met. From the kid friendly menu to the wonderful fenced playground attached to the cafe, Mother’s Groups and families have plenty of space to enjoy a break.

Kids’ menu? Yes. Daily Break Glenmore Park offers a children’s breakfast and lunch menu plus plenty of other child friendly food and drinks. View the menu.
Change table? Yes
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes. Daily Break is attached to a huge fully fenced playground, featuring swings, slides, a little kitchen cubby (recently damaged by vandals so hopefully the house can be restored), a climbing frame and so much more.
Accessible? Yes, the whole cafe and playground area is flat with no stairs. There are smooth pathways throughout the playground for prams and wheelchairs. The bathroom is accessible and there is one accessible swing.
Dog friendly? Daily Break Glenmore Park is a dog friendly cafe. Puppycinos are available for your pooch!

kid friendly cafe glenmore park daily break cafe and playground

Address: Shop 1, 31 Blue Hills Drive, Glenmore Park NSW 2745. View map.
Phone: (02) 4733 2835
Opening hours: 7:00AM – 2:00PM everyday
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Percy Plunkett Cafe Nepean Village

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The new fully fenced children’s playground is now open in The Village, Nepean (December 2021). Let your children play as you enjoy a relaxing breakfast at Percy Plunkett.

The playground is a shared space with Gloria Jean’s Coffees and Smoky Sue’s Barbecue, so take your pick!

Kids’ menu? Yes. Percy Plunkett has a ‘Little Plunkett’s’ Menu. View menu.
Change table? Yes
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes, a fully fenced playground is provided for patrons at The Village.
Accessible? There is a ramp up to the verandah. To sit inside the cafe mini ramps will be provided. Mention this when you book your seat so that the ramps are ready when you arrive.
Dog friendly? Yes, outdoors only. Puppycinos are available.

Address: 146 Station Street, Penrith NSW 2750. View map.
Phone: (02) 4721 8947
Opening hours: 7:00AM – 3:00PM Dine in & Takeaway
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Pages Cafe At Koorong Bookshop

Koorong Bookshop Penrith is a large Christian bookshop with a cafe and big gated playground next to it. Koorong’s indoor play space has a fun, colourful ‘tunnel and slides’ playground with a helicopter at the very top. Kids play while you relax at the cafe and read a good book. It is a great place to relax on a hot or rainy day, while the kids play.

Kids’ menu? Yes. Kids particularly enjoy the $3.50 milkshakes.
Change table? Koorong Bookshop has a change table in the accessible toilet.
High chair? Yes
Play area? Yes, a large, indoor playground.
Accessible? Yes, there is a ramp leading into the bookshop and it is all flat inside.
Dog friendly? No.

Koorong Penrith has an excellent gated children’s playground inside.

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Address: Unit 3b, 61 – 79 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750. View map.
Phone: (02) 4724 4441
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00AM – 4:00PM; Friday 9:00AM – 5PM; closed Sunday.

Emu Sports Club Emu Plains

emu sports club leonay reception

Emu Sports Club is located at the foot of the Blue Mountains. It has great food, cold drinks, fun for kids every fourth Sunday of the month and a brand new kids playground with new soft fall, all in the picturesque setting overlooking Leonay Golf Course.

Join the club ($5 annual fee) for extra discounts and birthday specials. Kids eat free (12 and under, excluding public holidays) from Monday to Wednesday lunch and dinner (for members only) – one free kids’ meal per main meal purchase (details correct April 2022 – subject to change).

Kids’ menu? Yes.
Change table? Yes, in the accessible bathroom.
High chair? Yes.
Play area? Yes. Emu Sports Club provides kids with a fenced outdoor playground. Every fourth Sunday kids get to enjoy games, dancing and free face painting in their indoor disco room.
Accessible? Yes. The flat outdoor carpark leads to a lift that takes you up to the reception area. The indoor area is all flat. There are a few stairs outside that lead to the playground but you can watch your children play in the sheltered outdoor space.
Dog friendly? No dogs allowed.

emu sports bar leonay outdoor kids playground

Address: 1 Emu Parade, Emu Plains NSW 2750 View map.
Phone: (02) 4735 5300
Opening hours: Tues – Thurs 10AM – 10:30PM;
Fri 10AM – 01:00AM;
Sat 9:30AM – 01:00AM;
Sun 10AM – 9PM;
Mon 10AM – 9:30PM
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Other Notable Play Spaces For Kids In &
Around The Blue Mountains

Kids’ Cove Penrith Homemaker Centre

The Blue Mountains have a few spaces for kids to play that are not necessarily attached to a cafe. Winmalee Village offers a free soft play area. At times, the Village also offers free school holiday activities too.

Penrith Homemaker Centre provides a Kids’ Cove soft play space, also free of charge. Kids’ Cove is conveniently located near The T-Spoon Cafe. These soft play areas are great for a rainy day if your children need exercise.

Lennox Centre Emu Plains has designed a lovely outdoor space opposite ‘Nanna’s Place’ cafe. The Courtyard includes tables and seating, timber decks and greenery finishes.

The Courtyard at Lennox Village, Emu Plains

The Courtyard includes a kids’ play area complete with a cubby house, slide and softfall. It is a great addition to Lennox Village! (Note that the Lennox Centre Parent’s Room includes change tables, private feeding areas and amenities).

Kids’ Kingdom Katoomba (connected to Katoomba Sports and Aquatic Centre) is also a good space for children to run off steam on a wet day (entry fees apply). You might also keep in mind that a swim at one of the indoor Blue Mountains Leisure Centres is a fun and active family activity for a rainy day.

Kids’ Kingdom Katoomba. Image from their Facebook Page.

If you are after a playground with drinks and coffee nearby, Wentworth Falls Lake and Adventure Playground usually have a coffee and food van serving simple meals and a variety of drinks.

Also, there is often a mobile coffee and drinks van parked at Gordon Falls playground Leura. So you can combine the playground with a drink, a walk to the nearby and very lovely Pool of Siloam and take a look at the beautiful Gordon Falls Lookout. Find out more about our amazing Blue Mountains Lookouts here.

We hope that our ‘Kid Friendly Cafes Blue Mountains Guide’ has helped you to plan some great family outings and wonderful catch ups with friends and Mother’s Groups.

Even though we do our best to keep this article up to date with accurate information, details may change without notice, including opening days and times, so please check each cafe’s website and Facebook page for daily up to date details. If you notice that any details have changed please leave a comment or contact us at team@bluemountainsmums.com to let us know.

Follow up your cafe experience with one of the best playgrounds in the Blue Mountains.

wentworth falls lake playground new play space

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Springwood Aquatic and Leisure Centre

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