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Child Friendly Dining

Deciding where to eat out with the kids in Poole is an important decision. We know that going out for a relaxing meal may be a thing of the past once you've have kids but we've had some successes with the following choices. Keeping the kids entertained and being in a relaxed, family friendly restaurant in Poole definitely makes all the difference.

We've listed a selection of the most child friendly restaurants, pubs and cafes in Poole to help you make the most of your family time and enjoy a meal out together.

Farmer Palmer's Hen House Restaurant

Farmer Palmer's Hen House Restaurant

About: Farmer Palmer's Farm Park in Poole is an incredibly family friendly animal park. If you're looking for things to do with the kids in Poole, Farmer Palmer's Farm Park is the perfect choice for a family day out come rain or shine!

It doesn't just have the cutest animals and a fun play area but also some delicious homemade food in their Hen House restaurant. They have a specific menu for children that displays classics such as: Battered Chicken Chunks, Cheese and Tomato Pizza, Breaded Fish Goujons, and so much more. View their menu here.

TGt Recommends: 1/2 Jacket Potato W/ Cheese & Beans £4.75

Address: Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6EU

Telephone: 01202 622022

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Guildhall Tavern

Guildhall Tavern

About: This divine seafood restaurant is perfect for family-friendly occasions. Alongside their impressive locally sourced seafood menu they also have a specific menu for kids.

They're an incredibly warm and friendly restaurant that welcome children and offer something for everyone. Even if your little one is a fussy eater they will be sure to find something they love on this menu.

Address: 15 Market Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NB

Telephone: 01202 671717

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Knoll House

Knoll House

About: Knoll House is the perfect spot for families to dine.They have a great menu of freshly prepared dishes, from breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon teas, to modern cuisine and traditional dinners. Kids will love the fantastic outdoors play area inbetwwen courses and of course being situated just a stones throw from the beach it's the perfect location for an after dinner stroll. 

Address: Knoll House, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset, BH19 3AH

Telephone: 01929 450450



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Pizzeria Valona

Pizzeria Valona

About: This family-friendly and family owned Italian restaurant serves authentic wood-fired pizzas and use locally sourced ingredients. They're open for lunch and dinner and provide an array of dishes that will suit your little ones.

TGt Recommends: Garlic Pizza Bread

Address: 12 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BP

Telephone: 01202 681780


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Lazy Jacks Restaurant & Bar

Lazy Jacks Restaurant & Bar

About: This family-friendly restaurant and bar is situated in the stunning Sandbanks. Lazy Jacks provide contemporary British dishes that are created with locally sourced seafood.

They serve a deliciously scrumptious kids menu that offers British classics such as; Chicken Goujons, Fish & Chips and Sausage & Mash. You can view their full kids menu here.

TGt Recommends: Sausage & Mash W/ Beans £7

Address: 30-32 Panorama Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7RD

Telephone: 01202 133833

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The Kings Head

The Kings Head

About: One of the best places to take the little ones is a family-friendly pub as they have a huge array of British dishes that even the fussiest of eaters will enjoy.

The Kings Head serves tons of mouth-watering classics that your kids will adore. If they're a fan of the classic fish finger sandwich, fish and chips, or a big cheeseburger then they will love The Kings Head.

From live music, to family-friendly quiz nights, it's the ideal place to go when you're looking for some classic pub grub and evening entertainment with the children.

Plus, they also provide a pool table that will keep your kids occupied whilst they wait for their delicious pub grub.

Address: 6 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BP

Telephone: 01202 681150

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The Britannia Parkstone

The Britannia Parkstone

About: It can be stressful trying to find a restaurant or pub that caters for kids, however The Britannia Parkstone provide a specific kids' menu that features delicious classics, from chicken goujons, grilled haddock, to a beef burger, even the fussiest of eaters will enjoy.

Menu: Click here


  • £7.50 for 2-courses
  • £9.95 for 3-courses

TGt Recommends: Penne Pasta W/ homemade tomato sauce or pesto & cheese to sprinkle 

Address: 20 Britannia Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8BB

Telephone: 01202 402212

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