New play area for Kinglake Pub

The Kinglake Pub last week opened its indoor children's play area. 

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Kinglake Pub publican, Rob Burns with some of the new play equipment. PHOTO: Ashley Geelan.

The Kinglake Pub last week opened its indoor children’s play area. 

The old pantry/bottle shop that is part of the bistro area has been converted into an indoor children’s play area.

Parents can now sit down for lunch or dinner whilst the children play

The new children’s playroom at the Kinglake Pub. PHOTO: Ashley Geelan

in the all-new play area.

Children can watch fish swim in the fish tank, play PlayStation games, watch kid’s shows on

television, rock away on a rocking horse or play the old-style ‘sit-down’ arcade games among many other children’s activities.

There are also puzzles, books, colouring in, chalkboards, tables and chairs, bean bags and much more to keep the children entertained for hours on end while Mum and Dad enjoy an after-dinner drink.

Comments from many local parents indicated they think it’s a great idea.

Opening night saw the kids use an entire bucket of chalk, scribbling on the walls.

The improvements demonstrate how new publicans Rob Burns and John Holmes, along with all the staff of the Kinglake Pub, have invested both financially and personally in making the Kinglake Pub an integral part of the Kinglake Ranges community once again.

  • Bookings for meals and/or accommodation can be made by calling the Kinglake Pub on (03) 5786 1230.

Article first published The Local Paper, May 25, 2016. p.4. Also published Kinglake Ranges News.

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