Barwon Edge Boathouse

A very relaxed, laid-back, family-friendly spot with good food, plenty of space to run and play, and all the Little Eats kid-friendly ticks! A nice, chilled out option for family catch-ups and larger groups.

Barwon Edge Boathouse is perfect for a day out with the families. Little ones love their fantastic playground complete with slide, swings and see-saw. Barwon Edge really is very well equipped for families. Parents can sit on the deck and enjoy a coffee whilst the little ones ran amuck on the grass and played on the playground.

It is a very large restaurant so there is plenty of room to wheel in the pram or stroller or bring in the baby capsule, and there is a change table in a clean and spacious baby change room. They offer highchairs so your tiny diner can be a part of the table, there is a basket of toys and books to keep them entertained, and there are coloured pencils, crayons and scrap paper to enjoy too.

There is also plenty of seating outside on the deck area that overlooks the green lawn and playground, and there is even a pram parking bay outside for those that have arrived on foot from the pathway along the river. As the sun was shining, and it was a beautiful Spring morning, prams, bikes and trikes seemed to be a popular mode of transport and were all lined up outside. These local families also bought along the four legged members of the family too, and there were a number of lovely well-behaved doggies outside too, much to the delight of our little one who just loves all animals.

At the front entrance there is a large pond full of fish and they offer fish-feeding at certain times throughout the day, so there’s another fun activity that I am sure your little ones would love to be a part of.

There are a couple of special kid’s breakfast items including bacon and eggs or for a weekend treat, a short stack of pancakes with ice cream and maple syrup. A lot of the standard breakkie items are perfect options for kids too as there’s croissants, toasted sourdough or fruit loaf, bircher muesli, french toast and egg and bacon sandwiches.

And of course there’s a glass cabinet, just calling your name, packed to the rafters with sweet things galore. From hummingbird cake to carrot cake to cheesecake to lemon slice to hedgehog to yo-yo’s to smartie cookies!

There is a very relaxed family vibe, and it’s a pretty casual sort of place where you order and pay at the bar and anything goes… especially dress code-wise. Most of the Dads were in shorts, tees and thongs, (one was even in a singlet!). There are families with prams (I spotted a double pram too), capsules, bikes, trikes, scooters, dogs, kids, toddlers and babies everywhere. There were also a couple of cheeky little tackers throwing a footy around inside. It’s all just part of the family friendly atmosphere and the laidback weekend vibe.

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Monday 9am–4pm Tuesday 9am–5pm Wednesday 9am–5pm Thursday 9am–5pm Friday 9am–10pm Saturday 9am–10pm Sunday 9am–5pm