Here comes the fun!
It’s the summer holidays and that can often mean taking a bit of time off from work to have fun with the kids. It can also mean grandparents become promoted to head of babysitting for two months. Whilst there is plenty to keep the young ones entertained nowadays, there can be a day or two when we adults need rewarding too.
We’ve compiled a selection of our pubs with play areas to provide a spot of entertainment for the little ones, and perhaps a moment of light relief and a nice cold pint in the beer garden for the grown-ups.
Pubs with play areas in Greater Manchester
The Airport pub, Manchester
Situated right next to the runway at Manchester airport, The Airport pub is a busy place for families looking for a plane spot. Its outside play area is all aviation themed. The destination pub also has an outdoor bar and plenty of seating to watch over the little ones. You’ll often find some family friendly activities going on at the weekends here too. Due to its busy location, the parking here is restricted so be sure to check the notices.
Bulls Head, Hale Barns
This well-loved pub in Hale Barns features a pretty and very large beer garden with a play area too. The pub serves breakfast and is open right through to the evening, so it’s the perfect place to visit any time of day.
Dane Bank, Denton
Another pub with one of the biggest gardens on our estate. This enclosed grassy space is a playground in itself for your young ones wanting a runaround. This community pub in Denton has plenty of sheltered outside seating too making it a good place to shelter from a British rain shower.
The Snipe, Audenshaw
This pub has a whole lineup for kids this summer including film days and a petting corner. The pub’s beer garden is equipped with a slide and wooden climbing frame and plenty of benches too. It’s a place you’ll find many local residents and shoppers alike.
The Friendship, Romiley
Get lost in the clouds with the tree house play area at the Friendship in Romiley. This community pub has something for young and older children to enjoy and plenty of drinks for adults too. Look out for the regular family entertainment they put on over the summer months.
Dog and Partridge, Great Moor
Enclosed at the back of the pub you’ll find the Dog and Partridge play area in Great Moor. Surrounded by trees you’ll find a kid’s play haven equipped with a climbing frame, swings and a tree house. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates on their regular family fun days.
Puss in Boots, Offerton
Hidden at the back of the pub you’ll find an enclosed play area, separate from the main beer garden. This pub is a popular choice amongst its local community and those further afield too. It’s a busy spot which has something for all the family.
Rising Moon, Matley
Just outside of Stalybridge, the Rising Moon in Matley has a garden that looks after children and adults. With a children’s play area in one corner and an outdoor cocktail bar playing music at the other, it’s a garden with entertainment for everyone.
Tollemache Arms, Alpraham
Situated in the leafy village of Alpraham, the Tollemache Arms boasts the perfect space for families. With an outdoor play area surrounded by trees and fields and a lit-up outdoor bar with enclosed cosy seating. Keep you eye on their facebook page for what activites they’ve got on over the summer.
Bleeding Wolf, Scholar Green
Located close to Trentham Gardens and Westport Lake, the Bleeding Wolf is a destination pub offering the ideal escape for parents and kids alike. Unwind in the charming surroundings whilst the little ones explore the play area. A wonderful choice in Cheshire for families.
Wagon and Horses, Eaton
A firm favourite amongst families, this charming destination pub close to Jodrell Bank features a wooden climbing frame with a slide in beautiful rural settings. Whilst parents enjoy great food and a wide selection of beverages, little ones can explore the play area and release their inner wild in a large and open garden area.
Harrington Arms, Bosley
Enjoy the fresh countryside air with fantastic views of the Peak District. With a large children's play area including a wooden climbing frame and a slide, children can be kept busy for hours of fun. And don’t forget your four-legged friend!