Wyong Milk Factory, The Perfect Central Coast Outing
The Wyong Milk Factory has something for everyone: great food, a playground and locally-made treats.
The Wyong Milk Factory was originally built as a Butter Factory in 1907 by a cop-op of 56 local farmers to take advantage of the newly completed Sydney to Newcastle railway. The Butter Factory burned to the ground in a fire in 1921, and was rebuilt as the current Milk Factory by the 200+ dairy farmers who had by this time become shareholders in the Co-op.
Today, the Wyong Milk Factory is more than just a pitstop on a road trip, it’s a destination worth visiting on its own. The Factory is home to two eateries, the Milk Factory Café and Wyong Milk Factory Tavern, plus a variety of local businesses, a playground and leisure activities.
The Wyong Milk Factory Café is a kid-friendly spot open open seven days a week, offering light and hearty breakfast and lunch dishes with plenty of options for kids and dietary requirements. You really need to have a milkshake if you visit!
The cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is closest to the outdoor playground. You do however need to cross the road area where cars might drive through when parking, so please walk kids there and back yourself.
While we had a delicious breakfast at the Wyong Milk Factory Café, they’re also well known for their wood fire pizzas.
The Wyong Milk Factory Tavern is the other dining option, offering a mix of hearty pub food, burgers and pizzas, along with a Thai menu. There’s also daily specials made with local produce, local and craft beers and a fine wine menu. The Tavern is open Wednesdays through to Sundays and is a family friendly venue, with a special Kids Zone indoor play area to keep little ones occupied while waiting for food to arrive.
The outdoor playground was a hit for us. Fully fenced, it features a pirate ship, swings, cubby houses and picnic benches. It’s fully-fenced as well.
Make a day out of your visit to the Wyong Milk Factory with a kayak, stand up paddle board or row boat on the river. These can all be hired from All Sorts by calling 4352 3811.
Before you hop in your car and head back home, stop by the little local stores who are set up inside the Wyong Milk Factory.
When we visited, we highly enjoyed watching chocolate being made (and then sampling some!) from Luka Chocolates, as well as watching donuts being glazed at Daily Dough Co. Next time we will try some cheese from Little Creek Cheese.
Find more things to do on the Central Coast.
Wyong Milk Factory
141 Alison Rd, Wyong
More things to do in Sydney
Find a list of the best things to do in Sydney with kids.
Find things to do in Sydney for free.
Explore the best Sydney gardens and parks.
Get a list of the best kid-friendly beaches in Sydney.
Find the best animal experiences in Sydney.
Chase waterfalls in Sydney.
More things to do on the Central Coast.
Visit the best kid-friendly restaurants in Sydney.
Find the best high teas in Sydney.
Things to do in the Southern Highlands.
Head to one of the best museums in Sydney.
Check out things to do in Sydney on a rainy day.
Enjoy one of the best ocean pools in Sydney.
First time visiting Sydney? Get tips for first time visitors to Sydney.
Cool down at one of these free water parks in Sydney.
Find the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Sydney.
Get a list of the best playgrounds in Sydney.
Find the best ice cream and gelato in Sydney
Things to do in the Blue Mountains.
Plan amazing NSW road trips.
Pick your own fruit: fruit picking Sydney.
The best things to do in Western Sydney and Parramatta with kids.
Visit the most beautiful Sydney gardens.
Explore Sydney’s best parks.
Find things to do in Wollongong.