Eating Out Wakefield


Restaurant Reviews

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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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

Marmalade on the Square

***Wakefield MUMbler Recommends***

“We’ve been to marmalade on the square before with our 3-year-old and newborn and the staff are very friendly and they also had colouring-in sheets and crayons that were free to use which kept my 3 year old busy.” LH Sept 2016

After reading the recommendation form a MUMbler, My husband and I took our three-year-old on a Saturday Morning….

We loved it! They had small chairs, which Mini Mumbler thought was amazing. They gave us crayons almost immediately and the staff were all so kind to mini mumbler, who enjoyed all the attention she was receiving!

The food and drinks were fantastic and I resisted the temptation for the cake but writing this now make me want to go back and have some Ferrero Rocher Cake!

Whilst we were there a lady struggled through the door on her own with her baby in a pram, the staff didn’t hesitate to help her. There was a lovely atmosphere throughout.

There is only one loo, but inside it was exceptionally clean, had a baby change, spare wipes and nappy bags. Not to mention the gorgeous smelling hand wash and lotion.

Since my visit even more people have recommended this cafe to me, a must visit if you’re in Wakefield Town centre.

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Xscape, Castleford

logoXscape is a place where you can play, eat or shop 364 days a year whatever the weather is doing outside. It’s packed with active entertainment, places to eat and drink, and specialist outdoor sports retailers. There’s something for all ages, whether you want a quiet coffee and a cake or a hit of adrenaline! Listed below are all the businesses that make up Xscape.


Learn to ski or snowboard on REAL SNOW at Snozone’s incredible indoor refrigerated ski slope! Snozone cater for all ages, by offering kids sledging, beginner ski and snowboard lessons and those who are more advanced can have a go on the freestyle features.

xscape sled

Scale the 47ft, Utah-inspired rock climbing tower and be suspended above the Centre’s main atrium on the Skyride. Go on – we dare you!

Gravity is Xscape Yorkshire’s latest addition, featuring wall-to-wall trampolines and even a foam pit- great for exercising, or just bouncing around and having fun!

Conquering Volcano Falls is a quest you will never forget. Set on a mysterious island amid dense jungle with a ferocious T-Rex, exploding volcano and a plunging waterfall lies 2 challenging courses of 18 holes waiting to be defeated. Book now to experience an incredible adventure for all the family.

A derelict spacecraft has crash landed into Xscape in the heart of Yorkshire. Beyond its airlock lies a 4000sqft galactic labyrinth filled with swirling smoke, strange sounds, flashing lights… and enemies!

Looking for things to do with the kids (and grown-ups!)? LaserZone is ideal for family fun, birthday parties, students, youth groups, corporate entertainment, stag and hen nights and much more.

With plenty of bowling lanes, a wide range of great tasting food and refreshing drinks, you’ll want to come back to hear the familiar sound of a strike again and again.

See all the new releases at Xscape’s new Imax Cineworld Cinema! Check out our regular film guide features via the news & offers page

Have ridiculous amounts of fun at Funstation the family arcade! Funstation is a new approach to an all-time family favourite with fun for everyone from 8 to 80 in a bright and safe environment (No driving license required for the indoor dodgems!).

xscape front

The Park is an indoor skate park located at the back of Subvert Boardstore. The Park features a wide variety of ramps and rails to suit all abilities and it’s open to skateboards, rollerblades and scooters

Your mission is to duck and dive through The Raid’s laser maze security grid and switch a fake diamond for the priceless one. Then use skill and precision to weave your way back in the fastest time possible! Lose time and points for every laser beam you break. Weekly prizes are given for the best scores!

4D Golf is unlike any crazy golf you’ve ever played, so bring the family along to putt in the UK’s first glow-in-the-dark adventure golf, with awesome 3D theming and special effects on every hole!

This fantastic simulation experience includes fast motion seating, interactive lighting and breath-taking wind effects to create the ultimate 6D motion thrill ride!
Xplore soft play and party centre offers an exciting and stimulating play experience, with its dedicated toddler area, it guarantees an indoor adventure for all ages. Plus it’s exercise in disguise!

After all that excitement and fun, you’re bound to feel a bit peckish. Try some of the fabulous food at Xscape, many of which often have great offers on to help keep the cost down!

Opening times vary please check the website

Keep up to date with offers and competition with facebook and twitter

Address: Xscape, Castleford, WF10 4TA

Call: 01977 664 794

Belle’s Coffee & Gifts, Pontefract WF8

Tea Room and Gift Shop

Call: 01977 277 200

Carr Gate Garden Centre, Wakefield

Cafe and small soft play.

The food is fresh and our chefs, often inspired by the seasons, prepare dishes with a contemporary twist on classic favourites. Breakfast, lunch and tea are served daily.

Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Sunday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Address: Old Bradford Road, Carr Gate, Wakefield, WF2 0SY

Call: 0844 288 5074

Charlotte’s Ice Cream Parlour, Whitley WF12

Come and enjoy our home made award winning Jersey Ice Cream whilst taking in the stunning views over the Calder Valley.

Entry is free, so bring the children to meet the animals. Enjoy our delicious home made ice cream and award winning sorbets, then burn off some energy in the outdoor play area.

Open 10:30am-6pm every day except Christmas Day

Farmer Copley’s, Pontefract WF7

Award winning farm shop, Summer corn maze, strawberry picking, pumpkin picking, child friendly cafe. Lots of events throughout the year.

Call:01977 600 200

Kingfisher Fish and Chips Restaurant, Denby Dale Road, WF4

Take-Away Opening Times
11:30am – 10:30pm (Open Daily)

Restaurant Opening Times
11:30am – 10:00pm (Open Daily)

Kids eat free with every full paying adult.
Call 01924 274 994

Pizza Express Trinity Walk

***MUMbler recommends***

“We had a great family tea at Pizza Express in Trinity Walk after the Christmas lights switch on. The place was packed out and the team coped brilliantly. There was understandably a delay and even though we didn’t mind, the manager apologised and gave us a free dessert. They even made sure that mini mumbler’s food wasn’t too hot when it came out- good job, she was hungry after all that Swashbuckling!” HS Nov 2016

Silkwood Farm Farmhouse Inns, Ossett WF5

Welcome to your local pub. Whether you live near or are just passing by we aim to provide the best dining and drinking experience for customers of all ages.

It’s really easy to join us; either book a table here online, just give us a call or pop into your local Farmhouse and pick up one of our menus!

Our extensive Menu is packed with delicious pub classics as well as a traditional carvery, served daily, which boasts a fantastic choice of fresh seasonal vegetables, our signature flavoured potatoes and succulent roasted meat joints.

Too full after your meal? Why not take a slice of cake home from our famous Cakeaway cabinet to enjoy whenever you like. Our cakes are homemade on site and are guaranteed to be the most amazing cakes you will ever see.

There is also have a small children’s play area.

Call: 01924 283 517

The Barn Coffee Shop, Blacker Hall Farm, Wakefield WF4

Open every day
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Last food orders 30 minutes before closing
UK Farm Retailer of the Year 2014. Farm Shop with Butchery, Bakery, Delicatessen, Wine Loft, Gift House & Family Friendly Café. Enjoy local, seasonal & homemade food every day.
Call: 01924 267 202

The Empire Fish & Chips, Outwood, WF

Kids eat free all day every day, with a full paying adult.

Restaurant, Takeaway and Drive through.

Restaurant open 7 days 12- 9pm, Takeaway open 11:30am-10pm.
Call 01924 870 002

The Sticky Bun Play Cafe, South Kirby

An exciting place for little ones and their grown-ups to have fun and enjoy delicious food and drink in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The Sticky Bun host regular children’s classes and their own playgroup

Messy Mondays and Wednesdays

Come along and watch your little ones have sensory fun, get messy and explore new textures. £4 per little one and this includes play before/after the session, 12:30-1:30pm

The Sticky Bun Play Cafe, 104 Barnsley Road, WF9 3BH


Call 07788 161366