WA breweries

Cheers! We’re spoiled for choice with so many breweries in Margaret River and regional Western Australia! Nothing is better than spending a long weekend lapping up the sunshine in a beer garden, tucking into great food and sipping on a craft beer. Most WA breweries include children’s playgrounds, meaning the kids are occupied, making the experience even better! If you love a lager or adore an ale, Western Australia is home to a number of boutique and micro-breweries serving award-winning craft beers. We’ve put together the ultimate list of kid friendly breweries in Margaret River and the rest of south west:

Breweries in Busselton & Dunsborough

Shelter Brewing Co

The epic Shelter Brewery, found opposite the famous Busselton Jetty, is HUGE! The beer barn is where it’s at for good brews, good food and good times. Kiddos are well catered for with a cute as a button caravan themed playground found tucked away in a corner. There’s a sandpit, little slide, climbing net and more. 

Address: 11 Foreshore Parade, Busselton. 
Website: shelterbrewing.com.au

Shelter Brewery Busselton

 

Eagle Bay Brewing Co

At Eagle Bay Brewing Co, relax in the fully fenced outside area, overlooking beautiful farmland, natural bush AND huge ship playground! There are tables, benches and lounges to enjoy good food over a beer or wine. Wander around the gardens with your little ones. Kids will love to play in the large ocean themed, where the OG sand pit, jetty and row boat still remain.

Address: Eagle Bay Rd, Eagle Bay, WA.
Website: eaglebaybrewing.com.au

Eagle Bay Brewing Co

 

Wild Hop Brewery, Yallingyup 

Wild Hop Brewing Company is a brilliant family-friendly spot about halfway between Yallingup Maze and Simmos Ice Creamery. The super popular place, offers a combo of brilliant brews, better than your average brewery food, chilled beer garden vibes and a fun kids playground. It’s a good idea to either book a table many weeks in advance or turn up when the doors open to secure a spot.

Address: 1301 Wildwood Rd, Yallingup
Website: wildhopbeer.com.au

Wild Hop

 

Occys, Dunsborough 

Overlooking Dunsborough’s leafy town centre, Occy’s is a delicious spot to relax, fill your tummies with tasty morsels and enjoy friendly down south hospitality. Once found over in Vasse, this Brew-pub has moved right into the heart of Dunsborough. The menus for adults and kids are delicious. 

Address: 12/34 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough
Website: facebook.com/OccysBrewery

 

8 Waves Brewing Co, Yallingup

Found in the beautiful grounds of Aravina Estate, the addition of 8 Waves Brewing Co, has given beer lovers a casual option at this classy spot. As well as the brewery, there’s the casual Riviera/Pizza Bar, making it a great spot to sit on the lush lawns overlooking the dam and fully fenced playground. Both big and little rev heads will appreciate Aravina’s car gallery. For lovers of the ocean, a Surf Museum filled with memorabilia, is found here too.

Address: 61 Thornton Rd, Yallingup 
Website: www.aravinaestate.com 

 

Breweries in Margaret River

Beerfarm, Metricup

The eclectic Beerfarm has plenty of space for the kiddos to run around. They have a playground and AFL goals, so take a ball along to have a kick about on the huuuuge lawn. Inside there are pinball and arcade games for big and little kids. There’s craft beer, a tasty BBQ-style menu and good times. Booking is advised. Keep your eyes peeled for their famous slip and slide during summer!

Address: 177 Gale Rd, Metricup WA 6280
Website: www.beerfarm.com.au

 

Black Brewing Co

This impressive brewery used to be home to Duckstein and Saracen Wines. Black Brewing Co boasts expansive grounds to explore and features a manicured island on its large dam. There’s a playground and children under 12 can enjoy choosing something tasty from their kid’s menu, with meals ranging from $12-14. Black Brewing Co is a gorgeous spot to enjoy a wee tipple as you look out over the lake.

Address: 3517 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
Website: www.blackbrewingco.com.au

 

Brewhouse Margaret River

One of the newest breweries in Margaret River, Brewhouse is right on the edge of town. The large lawned garden overlooks a play area, with climbing equipment, a boat and nature play too. A small kids menu will keep little one’s happy with favourites like pizza, fish and chips and a lunchbox of fruit, cheese and crackers too. Adults will love their high end, locally brewed beer.

Address: 35 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, WA.
Website: brewhousemargaretriver.com.au

 

Cheeky Monkey Brewery & Cidery

Beer, cider and wine (from the adjacent Killerby Wines cellar door)… What’s not to like about this venue! The kid’s playground is gated and covered by shade sails to keep the little ones safe. Tables and seating can be found right by the playground and there are also activity packs available. Kid’s meals are $13 – a favourite is the ‘Monkey Plate’ with a ham & cheese toastie, fruit yoghurt and sultanas.

Address: 4259 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
Website: cheekymonkeybrewery.com.au

cheeky monkey

 

CBCo Brewing

CBCo Brewing is an all year round family friendly spot with both an indoors kids area and an outdoor playground. The kids will sure get a kick out of the 3D cow art too while you sit back with an icy beverage and munch on some of the renowned Colonial chicken wings. Menus are updated frequently for the season, however kids meals are typically around the $10.50 mark.

Address: Osmington Road, 6285 WA
Website: www.colonialbrewingco.com.au 

colonial brewery

 

Cowaramup Brewing

This a good spot to stop in-between Margaret River town and Busselton. The nearby winery, Treeton Estate will keep both the wine and beer-lovers happy. There is a playground on site and we’ve regularly seen a bouncy castle there too. On rainy winter days activity packs will keep the kids busy. Children’s meals are $12 and for the adults, the gourmet pizzas are a must try!

Address: 229 Treeton Rd N, Cowaramup WA 6284
Website: cowaramupbrewing.com.au 

Cowaramup Brewing Company

 

Bootleg Brewery

We love the large open spaces at Bootleg, as there’s a ton of room for the kids to run and play. Outdoor tables are situated right beside the shaded playground so you can keep an eye on the little ones easily. There are also table games and giant Jenga. The beer is cold, the food is good – what more can you ask for! Kids meals are $12 and include the likes of beef nachos and crunchy chicken breast strips.

Address: Puzey Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
Website: bootlegbrewery.com.au

bootleg brewery

 

Other South West WA Breweries

Boston Brewery, Denmark

We love family friendly venues which are an all-in-one winery/brewery/restaurant – so the whole family is pleased. At Boston Brewery let the kids run amuck at the shady playground, which is surrounded by the vineyard, as you watch from the picnic tables. The food is fab and kids’ meals are all kinds of deliciousness from local Mt Barker chicken wings to roast vegetable burgers.

Address: 678 S Coast Hwy, Hay WA 6333
Website: www.willoughbypark.com.au

Boston Brewery

 

Wild Bull Brewery, Ferguson

Located amongst the Ferguson Valley’s rolling hills, near Bunbury, Wild Bull Brewery is a brilliant lunch destination for families. In 2023, a brilliant playground was added, with a pirate ship, cubby house, swing set, even a toddler area in a shipping container! If you’re looking for a memorable family day out, this brewery offers a little something for everyone – even the little ones.

Address: 562 Pile Road, Ferguson.
Website: wildbullbrewery.com.au

 

Thorny Devil Brewery, Lake Clifton

When heading south of Mandurah (that’s the southwest, right?!) don’t miss Thorny Devil Brewery, where the perfect blend of craft brews, mouthwatering barbecue, and family-friendly vibes awaits. Whether you’re exploring the renowned Mandurah thrombolite reef just a short 250m walk away, making a pitstop for lunch on a road trip, or on the lookout for Thomas Dambo’s Giants, this rustic brewery in Lake Clifton offers a delicious lunchtime destination that’s well worth discovering.

Address: 185 Clifton Downs Road, Herron 
Website: https://thornydevil.beer 

 

Old Coast Road Brewery, Myalup

Found just north of Bunbury, two minutes off the Forrest Highway, Old Coast Road Brewery is a perfect spot to stop on a family road trip to the south west. Set on 60 acres of green pastures and olive trees, the brewery offers boutique beers for the adults to enjoy. Kids will love the play area and kicking a ball around on the huge lawns – there’s also mini golf too! The “Wonders of WA” themed mini golf course is tee-riffic.

Address: West Break Road, Myalup
Website: www.ocrb.com.au

 

Next time you’re in the South West of WA, be sure to check out these family friendly breweries in Margaret River and surrounds.

Find more breweries in the Perth metro area here. 

About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, "The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life" has enjoyed an exciting name change in 2021, as "The Chef's Ex-wife" embarks on new adventures with Simply PERTHfect. Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA, as well as brunching, tapas or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her son "Little Chef" in tow, Amanda always has plenty of family friendly eating options to recommend too! Be sure to check out Simply PERTHfect.

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5 Comments
  1. Rhiana 5 years ago

    King rd brewery it’s awesome

  2. Sam 2 years ago

    Thanks, Amanda, this is a really useful guide for travelers to help plan a Southwest holiday!
    The breweries are definitely a must for families!

    I’ve added some pics from here to my Pinterest board to help people find this article

    Also i just noticed that you have Bush shack Brewery, Just to mention that this is now in the Ferguson Valley and not in Yallingup, so you might want to update that one but otherwise it’s up to date!

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