Eating Out Calderdale

Afternoon Tea

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 Calderdale 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 Calderdale 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.

Featured Listing

The Fox Bar & Bistro – Ripponden

Very popular picnic bench-style afternoon tea, served daily, noon-6pm. Menu changes depending on the season.

£21.95 with tea or coffee or add a glass of prosecco for £24.95.

Please pre-book picnic benches 24 hours in advance.

The Fox Bar & Bistro, Oldham Road, Ripponden. Phone 01422 825880.

Featured Listing

The Hare & Hounds, Hipperholme

Child-friendly and family-orientated country pub, with a ‘little adults’ menu for the children. Large beer garden and decking area with a fenced-in play area and 30 metre zip wire, stepping blocks, large play gym and cargo net.

Picnic bench-style afternoon tea available, including mini fish and chips, cheesecake and fruit scone.

Children’s parties include a private marquee with personal waiter service, background music and seating for 40 guests, shared access to the play area, weather-proof bouncy castle and children’s picnic benches filled with burgers, pizza, hot dogs and curly fries with unlimited cordials. Dance floor if required. Can also arrange magicians, face painters, entertainers and DJ’s.

The Hare & Hounds, Denholme Gate Road, Hipperholme. 01422 751995.

Coffee Culture in the Park – Shibden

Nice, spacious café in the Mereside Centre at Shibden Park, with outdoor seating too. Lots of highchairs and good food options for the kids, then they can burn off their energy in Shibden Park afterwards. Also sells duck food.

Coffee Culture, Mereside Centre, Shibden Park. Contact 01422 382959.

Lightcliffe Tea Rooms

Family-friendly tea rooms with a toy area, courtyard tea garden and lots of food options for children, including milkshakes and lovely cakes. Highchairs available.

Lightcliffe Tea Rooms, Wakefield Road, Hipperholme. Phone 01422 209148.

Sheridan’s Tea Room

Afternoon tea in a small café (6 tables). Booking is recommended.

Sheridan’s Tea Room, Cote Hill Fold, Halifax. Phone 01422 383498.

Shibden Mill Inn

Afternoon tea in gorgeous surroundings, which can be enjoyed with prosecco or champagne (extra charges apply). Available Monday-Saturday, 3pm-5pm.

Shibden Mill Inn, Shibden Mill Fold, Halifax. Phone 01422 365840.

Stanley’s Kitchen – Ripponden

Afternoon tea in a cosy tea room with the option to bring our own bottle (corkage fee applies).

Stanley’s Kitchen, Halifax Road, Ripponden. Phone 07434 881342.

The Chocolate Teapot, Brighouse

Cosy tearooms serving afternoon teas, also catering for baby showers.

The Chocolate Teapot, Bethel Street, Brighouse. Contact 07740 171078.

The Secret Tea Rooms – Brighouse

Traditional Yorkshire tea rooms serving afternoon tea. Warm open fire for cosy winter gatherings!

The Secret Tea Rooms, Bethel Street, Brighouse. Phone 01484 402227.

Vine Bar

Lovely bar tucked away in the historic Victoria Mills. Serves bespoke and classic cocktails, fine wines and craft beers. Also serves afternoon tea but with a twist – Louisianan chicken skewers, sliders, pizza and more.

Vine Bar, Victoria Mill, Stainland Road. Phone 01422 375444.