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.
Our Traditional Sicilian café bar is modern with clear and clean décor. We are very family friendly by providing high chairs and changing facilities and plenty of space for buggies. We are popular with the kids and adults for our gorgeous ice-cream! Our customers receive a warm friendly welcome at Trinacria. Whether you want to enjoy a leisurely lunch with a glass of wine, pop in get an ice cream or take a cake home; Trinacria is the place for you. Here at Trinacria we consistently adhere to high standards of quality and service. Our staff are our most important resource and we value them highly.
A huge thumbs up for Trinacria on Bishy Road – always welcoming of us as a family with a baby; quite a tight squeeze with a pram but doable, and they’re very accommodating. Decent baby change table and lots of Ikea highchairs. Brilliant for Sunday brunch, or ice creams (whatever the weather!).
FB, Jan 19
Second and third this place, absolutely gorgeous ice cream, value for money and great service!
ELG, July 18
Opening times are Tuesday – Thursday 0830am – 1730pm / Friday & Saturday 0900am – 2100pm/ Sunday 0900am – 1600pm/ Bank Holidays 0900am – 1600pm
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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: 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
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
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
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