Family Friendly Wakefield Criteria

At Wakefield Mumbler we take the opinions and experiences of local families seriously. We have worked with members of our Facebook Chat Group to determine key criteria that they expect certain businesses to meet if they are going to be considered Family Friendly.

For a list of current Family Friendly Wakefield businesses click here.

To apply or recommend a business, please check the criteria below and complete the short application form here.

Ultimately we are proud of our brand and want to use it to help families make the most of their money and time together. Families will know that a business comes recommended by Wakefield Mumblers if they are displaying a current Family Friendly Wakefield window sticker or digital logo.

These criteria are subject to change at any time, any future changes will not affect current Family Friendly Wakefield Businesses but will be used to determine new members. You’ll see when we last updated the criteria as there will be a reviewed on date. Wakefield Mumbler makes the final decisions on which businesses are accepted to be known as Family Friendly Wakefield Businesses.

If we receive repeated and justifiable complaints about one of our Family Friendly Wakefield businesses the complaints will be anonymised and passed on to the business to allow them the opportunity to improve. Should Wakefield Mumbler believe that the business has not made an effort to rectify any issues, Family Friendly Wakefield status will be removed. The business will be asked to remove their window sticker and any digital use of the Family Friendly Wakefield logo, both of which remain the property of Wakefield Mumbler.

The Criteria

Places to Eat

Essential

Be recommended by Wakefield Mumbler or at least two Wakefield Mumblers either in our chat group or through the Family friendly Wakefield Application Form.

Breastfeeding Friendly
Bottle/food warming facilities
Clean high chairs/boosters
Cold children’s plates
Children’s cutlery
Children’s cups (not glass!)
Clean Nappy Changing area
Happy for children and pregnant women to use the loo even if they aren’t customers
Being able to request when the children’s meals arrive
A children’s menu, with variety and healthy options
Activities for children (e.g.colouring/books/toys etc)
Wifi code somewhere visible (if you have wifi)
Helpful and attentive staff (helping you with pushchair/bags, bringing highchairs over)
Nice food
Low-cost children’s meals

 

Desirable

Stocked with a few spare essentials, with a toilet in the changing area!
One toddler toilet seat and step stool or small toilet
FREE emergency nibbles for hungry children
Child-sized portions of adult menu/special requests. Properly portioned for age groups.
Finger foods for baby led weaning (BLW)
Safe Play area indoor/outdoor

Going the extra mile happy to chat and engage with the children
Excellent food cooked from scratch
Under 5’s eat free

Attractions, Museums, soft plays

Must have a regular schedule of local family events.

Must be recommended by Wakefield Mumbler or at least two Wakefield Mumblers either in our chat group or through the Family friendly Wakefield Application Form.

If an onsite cafe/ restaurant is owned and operated by the same owner, they must meet the eating out criteria too.

Shops and other service providers, including trusted trades that have premises

Must be recommended by Wakefield Mumbler or at least two Wakefield Mumblers either in our chat group or through the Family friendly Wakefield Application Form.

If an onsite cafe/ restaurant is owned and operated by the same owner, they must meet the eating out criteria too.

A toy/book basket if your service involves a lot of waiting!

Space to navigate a standard pushchair.

Free access to a loo (if you have one) for young children and pregnant women.

 

Service providers and Trusted Trades that go to a Family’s home

Must be recommended by Wakefield Mumbler or at least two Wakefield Mumblers either in our chat group or through the Family friendly Wakefield Application Form.