The Ultimate Guide to Family-Friendly Pubs in Orange, NSW

Nestled within the picturesque landscapes and charming streets of Orange, New South Wales, lies a treasure trove of family-friendly pubs that perfectly blend hearty dining, welcoming atmospheres, and memorable experiences. As a premier regional accommodation provider, we understand the importance of family outings, and we’re excited to share with you some of the best family-friendly pubs in Orange that offer great food, cosy settings, and a warm embrace for families of all sizes.

The Ophir Hotel: A Pub with a Play Area

The Ophir Hotel stands out as a true gem for families. Boasting a play area that’s sure to delight the little ones, parents can enjoy a leisurely meal while keeping an eye on their children. The pub offers a diverse menu that caters to all taste buds, from crowd-pleasing fish and chips to gourmet pizzas topped with fresh, local ingredients. With a vibrant and inviting ambiance, The Ophir Hotel makes family dining an enjoyable and stress-free experience.

www.ophirhotel.com.au

The Robin Hood Hotel: A Wholesome Feast for All

Stepping into The Robin Hood Hotel feels like entering a family-friendly haven. This charming establishment provides a dedicated kids’ menu that caters to young taste buds and appetites. From mini schnitzels to spaghetti Bolognese, children are sure to find a favourite. Meanwhile, adults can indulge in a variety of pub classics, all while enjoying the warm and inviting atmosphere that The Robin Hood is known for. Kids are very welcomed at the Robin Hood Hotel with an amazing new air conditioned playground that is fully enclosed to create a kids paradise with slides and tunnels and plenty of exciting things for kids to do.

www.robinhoodhotelorange.com.au

The Parkview Hotel: Savouring Moments, One Dish at a Time

The Parkview Hotel is a place where families can savour not just great food, but also precious moments together. With an inviting outdoor area and a relaxed vibe, it’s the perfect spot for families to unwind. Their family-friendly menu features a range of options, from gourmet wood-fired pizzas to crowd-pleasing pasta dishes. The Parkview’s commitment to quality ingredients and a welcoming ambiance make it a top choice for family outings.

www.parkvieworange.com.au

The Greenhouse of Orange: Where Family Fun Blossoms

Nestled amidst Orange’s charm, The Greenhouse of Orange is a family-friendly pub that caters to both young and old. With an inviting ambiance, spacious seating, and a dedicated children’s play area, this pub sets the stage for an enjoyable family outing. The menu is a celebration of locally sourced ingredients, ensuring that every member of the family finds something delicious to enjoy. From gourmet pizzas to hearty mains and delectable desserts, The Greenhouse of Orange has it all. Only open for dinner Friday & Saturday nights. 

www.thegreenhouseoforange.com.au

The Lord Anson: Where Generations Unite

The Lord Anson is more than just a pub; it’s a welcoming haven for families seeking good food and great times. With a dedicated family area that’s both spacious and comfortable, kids have room to play while parents savour classic pub fare. From succulent steaks to hearty schnitzels and an array of options for the little ones, The Lord Anson is a destination where generations can gather and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

www.thelordanson.com 

Hotel Canobolas: A Haven for All Ages

This historic establishment has earned its place as a local favourite, offering a family-friendly atmosphere that’s brimming with charm. With a dedicated family dining area and a delectable menu designed to please every palate, Hotel Canobolas is a must-visit for families. From hearty pub classics to gourmet options, their menu is a delightful blend of flavours that will satisfy both adults and kids alike.

www.hotelcanobolas.com.au 

Are you ready to book your next visit to the region? View our property options online to start planning your trip. 

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The Best of Autumn in Orange, NSW

Orange is known to have four distinct seasons and Autumn never disappoints. If you are lucky enough to be visiting our region during this time of year we would love to share with you our top suggestions!

Parks & Gardens

Let nature show you how beautiful the region is! First on our list is Cook Park, located in the centre of town around many heritage listed homes you will find this picture perfect scene. 4.5 hectares of parkland shows off the seasonal colours of Orange with a lovely family-friendly offering including the famous duckpond and swing play area. Be sure to add this to your morning walk itinerary, picnic plans or afternoon play spot during your stay.

Orange Botanic Gardens, located North of the CBD is a 17 hectare site for all the garden & nature lovers. The Botanic Gardens offer an impressive collections of plants and bird watching opportunities. A more secluded area to have a family picnic or relaxing stroll. 

A now weekend ritual for locals, an Autumn weekend isn’t complete without a visit to Lake Canobolas. A short 10 minute drive from the CBD, the Lake ticks all the boxes. Plan your visit around a coffee catch up or lunch date at the Lakeside Cafe enjoy a sit down dining experience or a takeaway coffee out on the lawn bean bags. A dog friendly spot to walk the pouch, a lap around the lake will take about 20 minutes (pending speed) and allows you to soak up all the changing colour trees. For those of you that are familiar with Orange climate, Autumn is not the month for swimming but you can still enjoy the lovely water views. 

Retail Experiences

A trip to the region is never complete without visiting our boutique shops. Orange is known to have some of the best retail experiences and with the Autumn season in full swing you can be sure to find the most beautiful knits & coats whilst on your visit. For all the antique and homewares lovers we are excited to have Dirty Janes recently open on Byng St.

Our list of shops to visit:

Jumbled, The White Place, Cint Boutique, Hawkes General Store, Dirty Janes, Hartfords Menswear, Blowes Clothing, Mary & Tex & Chaos & Karma.

Winery & Dinning

Enjoy a lovely Autumn day by enjoying great views and a local wine. The perfect excuse to warm yourself up with a glass of cool-climate red wine and a cheeseboard full of local produce. We are spoilt for choice with Wineries in our region, most offering stunning views of the area if you have an afternoon free or want to explore more of the area take a drive out on our Cargo Road or Forbes Road wine trail and stop in at our local cellar doors. You can find a great wine map of the region at our local Visitor Information Centre!

A top dining experience for Autumn is the Union Bank, located on the corner of Sales St & Anson St. Find a table in the courtyard by a heater and soak up the stunning Autumn leaves around and indulge in a delicious share plate menu. 

Looking for more suggestions for your trip to the area? Take a read of our other travel guides on the Book Regional website.

 
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Family-Friendly Activities

A Family-Friendly Guide to Bathurst, NSW

Nestled in the heart of New South Wales, Bathurst is not only rich in history and natural beauty but also a haven for families seeking memorable adventures. In this family-friendly guide, we’ll explore the best kid-approved activities and places that make Bathurst an ideal destination for an unforgettable family getaway.

Bathurst Adventure Playground

 Let the little ones run wild at the Bathurst Adventure Playground, a haven of colorful slides, swings, and climbing frames. This expansive playground offers age-appropriate equipment for all, ensuring that every child can enjoy a day of outdoor play in a safe and engaging environment.

Durham Street & Hope Street, Bathurst

Historical Fun at Bathurst Goldfields

 Immerse your family in the gold rush era at Bathurst Goldfields, where kids can experience living history. Try gold panning, explore the old schoolhouse, and take a ride on the stagecoach. This interactive attraction combines education with entertainment, making history come alive for young minds.

428 Conrad Straight, Mount Panorama

The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

Uncover the mysteries of the Earth’s history at The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. Marvel at ancient fossils, sparkling minerals, and even a T-Rex skeleton named ‘Big Al.’ The museum offers an educational yet captivating experience for curious young minds.

224 Howick Street, Bathurst

Machattie Park: A Green Oasis for Family Relaxation

 Take a leisurely break at Machattie Park, where families can enjoy a peaceful picnic amidst beautiful gardens, a duck pond, and a charming rotunda. The park also features a playground for the little ones to burn off some energy while parents unwind.

William & Keppel Street, Bathurst

Bathurst Observatory Research Facility

Inspire budding astronomers with a visit to the Bathurst Observatory Research Facility. The observatory hosts family-friendly stargazing nights, providing a unique opportunity to explore the wonders of the night sky and spark an interest in astronomy.

6 Priors Ln, Billywillinga

Exploring Bathurst by Heritage Walk

Make learning fun by exploring Bathurst’s history through the Heritage Walk. Wander through the charming streets and discover historical landmarks, monuments, and buildings. Turn it into a scavenger hunt for the kids, encouraging them to spot unique features and learn about the town’s past.

Bathurst, NSW, is a treasure trove of family-friendly activities, combining education with entertainment and outdoor adventures. Whether your family is exploring the animal kingdom at the zoo, discovering the region’s gold rush history, or simply enjoying the natural beauty of parks, Bathurst offers a diverse range of experiences for families of all sizes. Embrace the joy of discovery and create lasting memories with the ultimate family-friendly guide to Bathurst.

 
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The Best Pubs & Bars in Bathurst, NSW

The Victoria 

The Victoria Hotel in Bathurst, NSW, is a hidden gem and a local favorite tucked away on Keppel Street. With its laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff, this pub offers a perfect setting for a casual drink with friends. Whether you’re in the mood for a game of pool, a selection of beers, or simply soaking in the authentic community vibe, The Victoria stands out as a welcoming and cherished establishment in Bathurst. Discover the charm of this local haunt, where every visit promises a genuine and relaxed experience.

3 Keppel Street, Bathurst

The George Hotel

The George Hotel in Bathurst, NSW, is an iconic establishment exuding historic charm and character. Established in 1853, this pub offers a unique blend of heritage and warmth. With a cozy ambiance, an extensive drink menu featuring a selection of beers on tap, and hearty pub fare, The George Hotel provides a timeless experience. Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Bathurst while enjoying a drink or a meal at this beloved local landmark.

201 George Street, Bathurst

The Church Bar

The Church Bar in Bathurst, NSW, is a distinctive venue that seamlessly merges historical architecture with modern flair. Housed in a converted church, this bar offers a unique and captivating atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a diverse selection of beverages, including craft beers and specialty cocktails, within the stunning backdrop of the church’s original features. With its chic interior and a commitment to creating a memorable experience, Church Bar stands out as a must-visit destination in Bathurst, inviting patrons to savor both the spirits on offer and the historical charm of this one-of-a-kind establishment. A great place for lunch or dinner with their delicious wood fired pizza menu!

1 Ribbon Gang Lane, Bathurst

The Rockley Pub

Recently revamped by the Australian food icon Matt Moran, The Rocky Pub is a half-hour drive from Bathurst offering a lovely country pub experience! With two dining areas and a outside verandah this pub is a perfect option to take the family or to even celebrate a special occasion. The menu features Australian pub classics with a twist of fine dining with a selection of great beers on tap.

2 Budden Street, Rockley

 

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