Cheltenham Pubs With Play Areas

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A pub with a play area is the holy grail of outdoor summer socialising for parents who can enjoy a G&T, pint or soft drink in peace while the little ones are entertained.

We’re fortunate to have several pubs in and around Cheltenham that have both large gardens and play equipment for the kids to burn off a bit of energy.

Here’s our round up of Cheltenham pubs with play areas, if you know of any more - please get in touch.

Pubs with play areas in and around Cheltenham

The House in the Tree, Cheltenham GL51 0TQ
There’s a lot for little ones to do at The House in the Tree, including a play area and a petting zoo with goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, and even a pig.

For more information visit houseinthetree.co.uk


The Apple Tree, Woodmancote, GL52 9QG
The Apple Tree is the perfect stop for a pint and a bite to eat after a walk up Cleeve Hill. Keep kids entertained in the outside play area which has climbing equipment and rockers.

For more information visit greeneking-pubs.co.uk


The Plough in Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 3BG
The play area at The Plough features two different sized wooden climbing houses with slides so there’s plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained, and there’s a boules pitch for adults. The pub also hosts regular family-friendly events with live music.

For more information visit theploughprestbury.co.uk


Hungry Horse, Seven Springs, GL53 9NG
The Hungry Horse at Severn Springs is home of the Big Plate Special, some great dining deals and enormous desserts. Outside there are picnic tables and a duck pond, plus a play area with a climbing frame and slide.

For more information visit hungryhorse.co.uk


London Inn, Charlton Kings, GL52 6HU
In the garden of The London Inn you’ll find a slide and two junior swings, plus plenty of picnic tables. There are regular events, quizzes and live music and new for 2021 is a covered heated seating area and covered patio.

For more information visit londoninncharltonkings.uk


The Wheatsheaf, Old Bath Road, GL53 9AJ
Expect something for all the family at The Wheatsheaf in Leckhampton, with a play area for under eights, including a slide and two swings. There’s also a fairy trail for kids to do around the garden and whippy ice cream for sunny summer days.

For more information visit wheatsheafcheltenham.co.uk


The Air Balloon, Birdlip, GL4 8JY
The Air Balloon is very close to Crickley Hill making it ideal for refuelling after a walk and is also a good spot for meeting up with friends and family from Gloucester or Cirencester. There is an outside seating area with a climbing tower, bridge, a slide and two junior swings.

For more information visit chefandbrewer.com


The Shutters Inn, Gotherington, GL52 9EZ
Kids will enjoy burning off some energy on the climbing frame, slide and swings that are in the enclosed garden of The Shutters Inn. The pub has an extensive children’s menu and is also open for breakfast making it ideal for morning meet ups.

For more information visit theshutterinngotherington.co.uk


The Plough Inn, Ford, GL54 5RU
If you fancy a short drive out to the Cotswolds, The Plough Inn is located in the picture-perfect setting of Temple Guiting and has a great outside play area for children. The pub is known for its fantastic food, especially the Sunday lunch, and has a dedicated kids’ menu.

For more information visit theploughinnford.co.uk


Ye Olde Hobnails Inn, Little Washbourne, GL20 8NQ
Re-opening on 21st June
It's well worth a trip out of town to this Grade ll Listed building, full of charming character with open beams and a welcoming log fire. Outside there is a large garden opening up to the beautiful countryside, plus a zip wire for the kids!

Find out more and book at http://thehobnails.co.uk/

That's all for our round-up of pubs with play areas in Cheltenham. If you know of any we're missing, get in touch and we'll be happy to add them to this guide.

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