Eating out with kids can sometimes be something of a challenge (understatement of the year!) There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants in the York area which really do welcome children and families so I’ve compiled a list of them here.
These places are not all ‘exclusively’ for families or children but they have all shown thoughtful touches or great facilities (things like pushchair access, changing facilities, highchairs and so on)
At York Mumbler we are always looking to ‘spread the word’ if we find out about any little gems, so if you know of a pub, restaurant or café that should be included in this listing then please contact us here.
Have you had wonderful food and drink or outstanding service from a pub, cafe or restaurant that’s a nice little trip out from York?
If yes, please send us your recommendation HERE
Multiflight cafe is great, you can see across the runway and watch the planes x
CT, May 2018
Another vote for the multiflight cafe – you don’t have to use cafe to park in the car park (it’s free for something like 20 mins and then pretty cheap after that), and you can see planes from the car. The cafe was decent when we went though (last year) and they’ve got an outdoor seating area so you can have a sit down
SF, May 2018
Multiflight Café Bar provides an excellent venue for you to meet, eat, party or relax, whether at lunchtime or for a longer break with family and friends during the day. We are open seven days a week and offer great views of the runway and competitive prices.
Yeadon Tarnfield Park is 9 miles North-West of Leeds city centre and is approximately 17 hectares in area. As well as the tarn, the park is also an excellent location to get great views of the planes taking off and landing at Leeds and Bradford Airport.
Yeadon Tarn, Cemetery Road, Yeadon, LS19 7UR
Multiflight Café, Leeds Bradford Airport, Leeds LS19 7UG
Distance from York: 41 miles
Some folks call up just for ice cream treats; some stay awhile for the full 50’s belly-filling diner experience, most all the young ‘uns say Billy Bob’s play is awesome and early risers swear by our coffee and breakfast plates.
In short, Billy Bob’s Parlour combines a pretty awesome ice cream parlour with a 50’s American diner and amazing play adventures.
Awesome ice cream and has an outside play area in a massive barn.
MS, Feb 18
Has to be Billy Bobs near Skipton, there’s a play barn as well as the American style diner including yellow school bus
SG, Jan 18
Calm Slate Farm, Bolton Abbey, BD23 6EU (6AD closest for SatNav)
T: 01756 711826
Distance from York: 16 miles
Open 10am-5pm – prebooking only.
9 acres of land, comprising 2 lakes and a National Collection of over 100 varieties of Hardy Water Lily.
Burnby hall in pocklington is lovely
SM, Oct 2018
Burnby Hall Gardens in Pocklington. Lots of woodland walks around a lake, can feed the fish, there’s a play park and a tea room.
CD, April 2018
Distance from York: 27 miles
Welcome to Cedarbarn, where we’re passionate about growing, cooking and eating fabulous food! Customers can sit and relax in the cosy café or in our beautifully landscaped outdoor herb garden, taking in the lovely views whilst enjoying good hearty fare. Miniature Railway Now Open!
“Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Cafe is nearby and is absolutely delicious for food and there is a miniature railway outside”
AS, Feb 2018
lovely little play area very age suitable plus lovely Cafe
BP, Aug 2018
Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Café, Thornton Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7JX
T: 01751 475614
Distance from York: 21 miles
With a sun-trapped terrace, bright and airy pavilion, cosy main restaurant and a friendly bar, the Crab & Lobster offers a variety of facilities and settings for all occasions – whether it be a light bite to eat during the day or a romantic candle-lit meal in the evening.
SG, Aug 18
“Great rooms for a one night getaway and not too far.”
VS, Dec 18
Asenby, Thirsk ,YO7 3QL
T: 01845 577286
Distance from York: 13 miles
An award winning traditional pub complete with flag stone floors, exposed beams, oak panelling and roaring fires in winter. For those wishing for over-night accommodation there are five converted farm cottages that provide a peaceful and charming place to stay and the converted Studio Suite located above the pub. We also have a 3 bedroom self-catering cottage in the village. Open Wednesday-Sunday.
“The Durham Ox food is amazing! Lovely place and gorgeous walks.”
LH, Nov 18
“We love the Durham Ox.”
AL, Oct 18
Westway, Crayke, York YO61 4TE
T: 01347 821506
Distance from York: 28.5 miles
This popular park in North Leeds is renowned for its wonderful gardens, popular tea rooms and circular lakeside walk. At 55 hectares in size, it is located near to two of Leeds’ most treasured nature reserves, Breary Marsh and Adel Dam. It’s also on the route of both the Leeds Country Way and the Meanwood Valley Trail.
Recommend Golden acre park Leeds
KEB, Feb 2018
Highly recommend Golden acre park x
LH, May 2018
Off Arthington Road, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 8BQ
T: 0113 261 0374
Families can stop by to refuel at The Kitchen Table. Offering something scrumptious to eat for the whole family. Free to enter. Families can expect wholesome and delicious food including wood-fired pizzas, award-winning home-made ice cream or a cup of coffee served by fully-trained baristas.
Food is amazing!! Well worth it x
CP July 2018
It’s really good. We got food from their brunch menu as it was cheaper than lunch. Just need to order before 11:30
JP July 2018
William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS
Distance from York: 44 miles
Recommend Mr moos in skipsea
EW, May 18
For further afield Mr Moos is brilliant… near Hornsea
JP, May 17
Mr Moo’s, Southfield House Farm, Skipsea, East Yorkshire YO25 8SY
T: 01262 469829
Distance from York: 28 miles
Reopening 9th July
Airy, elegant and welcoming, the restaurant at the Pipe and Glass offers the perfect surroundings to relax and enjoy our Michelin-starred food.
All five of our luxurious rooms are situated in the lovely gardens to the rear of the Pipe and Glass, and offer the ultimate in comfort and first class facilities – but all are very different in character.
“The pipe and glass is amazing. Michelin star and a wonderful village.”
JL, Sept 18
“Just perfect for an anniversary meal.”
KC, Aug 18
West End, South Dalton, Beverley, East Yorkshire,HU17 7PN
T: 01430 810246
Traditional pub serving homemade food and a range of beers. Also run family friendly events.
‘Ship Inn is amazing.‘
HD, March 2018
‘The ship at strensall. NOT a carvery. Samll £8 large £11. meat , cut from a proper joint and puddings the size of an house, veg comes fresh on seperate dish. Eat out a lot and this is one of the best.’
TC, Jan 2018
23 The Village, Strensall, York, YO32 5XS.
T: 01904 490302
Founded in 1985 by an ex-railwayman with a passion and enthusiasm for all things connected with railways, The Sidings is built around 5 Pullman style railway carriages. These have been developed to create the ultimate railway experience. Part of the carriages have been converted in to a dining area, allowing tables of four to overlook the track.
‘It’s a bit out of town but The Sidings in Shipton by Beningbrough are really good.’
SW, Nov 2018
‘The Sidings at Shipton by Beningbrough is great. Front row seats of the east coast main line, plenty of trains going by and you can get food/drink there xx’
KS, Aug 2018
Station Lane, Shipton By Beningbrough, York, YO30 1BT
T: 01904 470221
Distance from York: 16 miles
Reopening 15th July with reduced menu.
Whether you’re looking for a light bite or for somewhere with the wow-factor to celebrate something special; our varied menus and specials boards have something for everyone. The Blue Bell also has four beautiful bedrooms, ideal if you’re looking for a relaxing place to stay when visiting nearby Harrogate or York or planning to explore the Yorkshire Dales.
“Try The Blue Bell at Arkendale … they have a dining area which can cater for that sort of number (I saw large group of about 20 together at a long table). The food is lovely there.”
HB, Aug 2018
“We’ve stayed at the Blue Bell in Arkendale twice in the last couple of months…it’s lovely has 4 rooms and the food is lovely too.”
EG, Jan 2018
Moor Lane, Arkendale, Harrogate, HG5 0QT
T: 01423 369242
Distance from York: 25 miles
An award winning traditional village inn with rooms, located in the heart of Felixkirk village, on the outskirts of the Market Town of Thirsk.
“The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk is lovely for food.”
CA, Nov 2018
“The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk is fantastic, great food and lovely rooms. They usually have deals on as well.”
RP, Jan 2018
Felixkirk, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2DP
T: 01845 537369
Distance from York – Approximately 15.9 miles
The Rythre Arms has been the Steak Mecca of Yorkshire for over 32 years. We are situated in a traditional, centuries old, pub restaurant nestled between Tadcaster and Selby and serve the best locally sourced beef available. Our steaks are matured and butchered on the premises and range in size from the modest 6 ounce Fillet to the Rythre Monster that comes in at an awe-inspiring 78 ounces!
Rythre Arms is amazing! You get loads of food and Home made chips. Bit pricey but well worth it. They do an early bird menu which is cheaper! We go every year.
LB, Jan 2018
The Rythre Arms is incredible!
EVS, Jan 2018
Main St, Ryther, Tadcaster, LS24 9EE
T: 01757 268372
Distance from York: 25.5 miles
Situated in a picturesque village on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, a couple of miles outside the market town of Helmsley, this much loved, Michelin-starred Inn has origins believed to date back to the 14th Century.
“Amazing food and beautiful rooms.”
HB, Jan 18
“Another vote for the Star Inn at Harome. Best food I’ve ever had!”
EP, Aug 18
Harome, nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5JE
T: 01439 770397
Distance from York – Approx 11.6 miles
Come eat, drink and be merry at the centre of ” God’s own county”, The Victoria at Cattal, one of the few remaining family run freehold country inns. We are sure that our friendly service, well kept Yorkshire hand pulled ales and fresh, local produce befits our newly found responsibility.
the Victoria at Cattal is lovely x
DCH, Oct 2018
Recommedn the Victoria at Cattle
SK, June 2018
Station Road, Cattal, York, YO26 8EB
T: 01423 330249
Distance from York: 51 miles
Whether you are requiring a weekend getaway, a short Yorkshire Dales holiday or an overnight stay, the Heifer is the perfect location for a relaxing break. Dine in our award winning restaurant, retire to your luxurious hotel room and in the morning, enjoy a real Yorkshire breakfast.
“The Wensleydale Heifer is lovely.”
SB, Dec 18
“Wensleydale Heifer is 5 star, quirky & they will have a mid week stay & dine offer on as well.”
SW, Dec 18
Yorkshire Dales National Park, Main St, West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LS
T: 01969 622322