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
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: 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
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: 23 miles
Famous as the birth place of Lord Darnley, notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots, Temple Newsam House is a truly impressive Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Described as one of the best in Britain and beautifully restored to its former glory, it is now home to one of the most important collections of decorative arts in Britain.
Temple Newsam has so much to offer visitors. Come and view the stunning collections, see a variety of rare breed animals, wander around the beautiful gardens, enjoy some leisure time and book our football pitches, or enjoy a round of golf, walk in the woods to discover the folly and explore the bridle paths. Visit the shop and take afternoon tea in the café.
Temple Newsham, lovely parklands to walk/scoot/ride bikes through, lovely rare breeds farm and 2 nice parks. If you park at the bottom car park it’s free too.
JRC, Feb 2018
Temple Newsham grounds and play area free and can take picnic. There is a farm you can pay to go in x
LF, July 2018
Temple Newsam Rd, Leeds LS15 0AE
T: 0113 336 7461
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 – Approx 16.7 miles
We might be known as a fantastic Restaurant, but we’re also still the traditional pub we’ve always been. Pop- in, without a reservation, for a drink from our selection of Real Ales, Fine Wines, or even Pimms & Fizz on Tap.
Try The Bluebell 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
I’d second the Blue Bell at Arkendale
SK, June 2018
Moor Lane, Arkendale, Harrogate, HG5 0QT
T: 01423 369242
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 – 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