Family Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in the UK

family friendly restaurants

If you’re on holiday, searching for family friendly restaurants, then BabyBreaks is here to help. We know that for most families, eating out is one of the highlights on their holiday. Trying local specialties or discovering hidden gems is all part of the travelling experience after all.

However, at BabyBreaks we also know it can be stressful eating out with young children, especially if you’re on holiday somewhere unfamiliar. It can be difficult to know where to go and even harder avoid the overpriced tourist traps. Which pub gardens have a great adventure playground? Which farm shop offers free organic baby food? And where can you find the best ice cream for miles? Well instead of spending hours trawling the internet for research and reviews, simply have a read of our succinct lists of UK family friendly restaurants.

Having travelled all over the UK with our own children, we know first-hand what makes a great family friendly restaurant. Babies need highchairs, changing facilities and a breastfeeding friendly environment. Older children can be kept happy with colouring sheets or a tasty kid’s menu. Last but not least, parents will appreciate patient, welcoming staff and of course, fantastic food. And if the restaurant has a playground or a soft play area, you’ve hit the jackpot!

At BabyBreaks, we have hunted down the best cosy coffee shops, quaint pubs and laid back brasseries in 30 UK destinations. From a historic tea shop in York to a beachside bistro in Cornwall, we’ve got your covered.

So read on to discover our recommendations for family friendly restaurants in the UK.

At BabyBreaks, we are on the hunt to find the best places to eat with babies, toddlers or young children. And if the venues have a playground or a soft play area to keep the kids entertained whilst the parents their lunch or dinner, even better!

Also if you have a found a great restaurant or a café worth adding to our list, please feel free to contact us, we’d love to hear from you.

If you are a restaurant owner and believe you have all what it takes to be on this list, please feel free to send us an email at