Activity Category: Cafes

Driving Creek Cafe, Coromandel

Driving Creek Cafe

Don’t be put off that this is a vegetarian cafe as even meat eaters love it! It’s funky, has a great garden, books to read, a friendly cat to play with, great staff, toys for the kids, a sandpit, a playhouse and trees to climb. No specific kids’ menu but…

Gladstone Inn, Carterton

Gladstone Inn

Great for outdoor eating where the kids can run around on the grass and even walk down to the river (with an adult for younger kids). There’s a small shaded play area including a gravel pit also outside. The food is typical pub meals with a few extras done reasonably…

Café Raeward, Christchurch

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With multiple seating options inside from couches to tables to bar leaners, you’re bound to find something that works for your family. There’s a fire for cooler days and outside tables and chairs for warmer days or for keeping an eye on your kids playing in the enclosed children’s playground.…

La Porchetta, Christchurch

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Very family friendly restaurant serving pizza and pasta as well as other food. There is also a kids’ menu. This branch has a small gated indoor play area suitable for preschoolers. It’s worth noting there’s another branch of La Porchetta in Riccarton that is equally family friendly but doesn’t have a…

Raspberry Cafe & Berry Shop, Christchurch

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Family friendly, delicious food including kids’ menu and great staff. An enjoyable place to have brunch or lunch. The kids often enjoy visits from the resident chickens and cat.

Dux Dine, Christchurch

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This is a vegetarian and seafood restaurant that is family friendly. Its not recommended if your kids can’t sit down for periods of time although there are fish to get up and feed while you wait for your food and a lovely garden area that you and your kids can walk…