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.
LICC is excited to be back in business and will be operating daily from 10am-6pm. They are adhering to strict social distancing guidelines by only allowing 2 people in the shop at a time, but will make exceptions for small babies & children of course.
Daily specials and deals are on their Instagram stories so stay tuned! They are serving ice cream, hot & cold takeaway drinks, ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes & takeaway tubs/pots. Gift vouchers are also available for purchase. With over 400 flavours and 24 on display every day, there is something for everyone to indulge in!
20 Back Swinegate, York, YO1 8AD
Plush Café is the most instagrammable café in York!
Located on Stonegate, this independent family-run business offers a delicious brunch and lunch menu (with great vegan and gluten-free options!), as well as coffee, tea, cakes, ice-cream, freakshakes and more for both sit in and takeaway.
They have 3 themed dining rooms – the gorgeous Garden Room with flowers all over the walls and swings for seats, the luxurious Bohemian Room full of floor cushions and low tables, and the eccentric Neon Room, which is also dog friendly.
Plush has some amazing and unusual ice-cream flavours to choose from. Go crazy with a bright and colourful ice-cream selection on a rainbow cone or choose the Black Coconut ice-cream with a black cone and wafer for something really different!
While you’re there, have a look at the fab and fun homeware on offer in the Plush Boutique Store. Who doesn’t want flamingo salt and pepper shakers or a teapot shaped like a cat!?
Don’t forget to show the Plush Team this Mumbler post to get a free Electric Lemonade worth £2.95 when you spend £10.
6 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS
The Potions Cauldron on Shambles in York describes itself as the most magical drinks emporium in the World and the apothecary is Joe back open serving magic after a lockdown refit.
You can experience a magical drink with their new child friendly Butterscotch Beer, magic potions and even Iced Mead for older Wizards.
There is a magical never ending drink, and bubbling cauldrons to enjoy, plus the Wizards making every drink an experience for anyone from 3 to 103.
The new Potion notebooks, bath bombs and candles all make great gifts.
Throughout November and December we will offer a magical discount to Mumblers, all you need to do is use the festive password ‘MUMBLER’ and you will be able to get one of our Magic Meters at HALF PRICE for just £5, it is an amazing gift that tests magical abilities to see if you are ready to got to a top Wizard or Witch school.
Visit them on Shambles everyday from 10am or go on the website for a spin of their Wizards Wheel for on-line prizes.
See the magic for yourself @PotionsCauldron on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
9 3/4 Shambles, York, YO1 7LZ
Woody’s Ice Cream is a traditional soft scoop ice cream kart, based in King’s Square at the top of the Shambles.
Our ice cream is full of flavour and made in Yorkshire, supporting small local businesses.
We have 5 delicious flavours to choose from and a variety of cones and toppings, or why not try our scrumptious speciality… a Biscoff 99!
Come and join us on your next visit to York, grab an ice cream and watch some fantastic street performers in the square!
MUMBLER OFFER: Tell us the magic word MUMBLER and you will receive 2 for 1 on ice creams!*
*Cheapest ice cream free, toppings not included. Offer valid until 31 August 2020.
Location: King’s Square, at the top of the Shambles
Opening times: 11am-5pm (weather dependent)
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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.
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
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
Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato is an artisanal gelato offering freshly made gelato every day for you and your family. Also serving coffee, cakes, pastries and tasty pizzas.
Open for take-away and deliveries everyday 10am-5pm. Call to order/arrange delivery.
3A Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LJ
T: 07795 533851
Scoops has an selection of excellent ice cream as well as tea and coffee. We have plenty of outdoor seating and even a grass play area. Great space to spend an hour or two with bored children. Open 11-5 daily weather permitting.
12 Coppergate, York, YO1 9NT
Mention Mumbler offer: Free flake and sprinkles to children who can remember their magic word which is MUMBLERS
They make their own Italian gelato serving milkshakes, soft ice cream, smoothies, waffles and ice cream donuts as well as paninis if you fancy something savoury.
1 Market Place, Pocklington, YO42 2AR
T: 07881 525054
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.
2 Central Buildings, Market Place, Easingwold, York, YO61 3AB
T: 01347 822818
Made to order liquid nitrogen ice cream with a range of both traditional and unique flavours. Also serving locally sourced coffee and tea. Vegan ice cream available too.
15 Fossgate, York
T: 01904 636716
Family-friendly modern Sicilian cafe bar. From a leisurely lunch with a glass of wine, quickly popping in to get ice cream or a cake to take home, Trinacria adheres to high standards of quality and service.
27 Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 1NA
‘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