Eating Out York

Ice Cream

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.

Ice Cream

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Billy Bob’s – Skipton

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

Groovy Moo Ice Cream – Malton

Distance from York: 18 miles

GROOVY MOO ICE CREAM has become something of a Yorkshire institution having opened with the commitment to the best Gelato going. Groovy Moo offers entirely fresh and unique flavours every single day. Popular flavours include Bakewell tart, salted caramel, amareno cherry and many many more.

Groovy moo in Malton is yummy!

BS, Feb 18

Groovy moos, awesome x

CR, Feb 18

Groovy Moo Ice Cream, Talbot Yard Food Court, Malton, YO17 7AB
T: 01653 228090

Licc (Luxury ice cream company)

A great selection on display and 200 recipes, it’s a hit with children whatever the weather!

We went to licc yesterday in town was gorgeous xx

AC, July 18

I second this, LICC behind browns in the city centre is amazing!

CE, July 18

20 Back Swinegate, York, YO1 8AD
T: 01904 637373

Mr Moos

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


Robertos on goodramgate is incredible

KH, July 18

Absolutely second this place!!!

NWS, July 18

3A Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LJ
T: 01904 849500

Sugar Mouse – Easingwold

Easingwold’s old fashioned sweet shop filled with jars of delicious treats, artisan chocolates and fudge, award-winning dairy ice cream, sweetie milkshakes and our own delectable cakes and light lunches.
Party bags and gifts/hampers also available.

Sugar Mouse in Easingwold have a fab park behind the galtree centre x

LT, July 18

Sugar mouse in Easingwold recommended

JH, July 18

2 Central Buildings, Market Place, Easingwold, York, YO61 3AB
T: 01347 822818


I’d second this. I lived there and I still go back for the ice cream!

HD, May 2018

Swirls in pocklington is amazing and the make all there ice cream on site!! Just about to open a bigger shop!! It’s a must to visit x.

LS,  May 2018

20 Market Place, Pocklington, YO42 2AR
T: 07881 525054


Traditional Sicilian food. Modern, clear décor. High chairs and changing facilities. Plenty of buggy room. Very family friendly. And gorgeous ice-cream!

Trinacria in Bishopthorpe road,the best ice cream in York.

VP,  July 18

Second and third this place, absolutely gorgeous ice cream, value for money and great service!

ELG, July 18

27 Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 1NA
T: 01904 640104