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.
Family-friendly Italian restaurant with a children’s menu.
Every Sunday between noon and 6pm it’s Prego Play, helping to entertain children between courses and after their meal. Prego Play is a collection of toys and DVDs with play assistants to face paint and provide crafts and activities.
Menus include early bird, a la carte, table d’hote and afternoon tea, al italiano. As well as a regular bar, there is a gin bar, offering a delicious selection of gins.
Prego Italian Café Bar and Restaurant, Huddersfield Road, Brighouse. Phone 01484 715 566.
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.
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.
Italian restaurant in the historic quarter in Halifax. Welcomes families.
Julio’s Italian Restaurant, Princess Street, Halifax. Phone 01422 349449.
Ice Cream Factory and café in Hipperholme with an outdoors children’s play area to help them burn off all that sugar! Start with something savoury, then finish off with your favourite flavour, topped with delicious sprinkles or sauce.
Kendall’s Café, Denholme Gate Road, Hipperholme. Phone 01422 202246.
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.
Pop-up play cafe in Haworth Village Hall. Lovely play area for children, nice cafe and classes running regularly.
Traditional pub food with kids’ adventure play outside, extensive gardens and a scenic patio. Both family-friendly and dog-friendly!
Sportsman Inn, Bradford Old Road, Ploughcroft. Contact 01422 367000.
Large, airy cafe and bar within Square Chapel. There are lots of crayons and colouring sheets (which kept my kids busy and happy the whole time) and a children’s menu, as well as iced water on hand.
There is a children’s menu, a few highchairs around and lift access to the toilets on the floor below.
Family-friendly Mongolian restaurant that encourages children to try a range of meats, seafood and vegetables.
Temujin, Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge. Phone 01422 835 500.
Adults and children’s menus set in a large play entre to keep the kids occupied. Parents can even enjoy a glass of Prosecco while they play!
The Mill Play Café, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax. Phone 01422 363523.
Lovely pub close to Ogden Water with a nice outdoor area and play area.
The Moorlands Inn, Keighley Road, Halifax. Contact 01422 248943.