Keeping the kids entertained and fed during the school holidays can sometimes be a challenge. But there are plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants in Hull & East Yorkshire which really do welcome children and families, making dining out as a family a nice experience for everyone.
So our friends at Hull & East Riding Mumbler have pieced together this list of some of the best places to eat with the kids to right now. These places are not all ‘exclusively’ for families or children but they have all shown thoughtful touches or great facilities (things like play areas, pushchair access, changing facilities, high chairs).
Ambiente Tapas Hull
Ambiente Tapas, 5 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TG
Situated in the family-friendly Fruit Market, Ambiente Hull is a vibrant and spacious warehouse-turned-restaurant serving Spanish-inspired tapas. With a spacious, open-plan ground floor, there’s room for the whole family with ample space for push chairs as well.
Ambiente’s menu boasts plenty of kid-approved dishes (think patatas bravas, calamares & croquettes!), without the adults having to compromise on their dining experience. As it’s all made for sharing, your kids can discover their adventurous eating side as they can try a little of everything. The establishment will also help you keep them entertained with their kids packs. Ambiente is also Breastfeeding Friendly and the establishments Hull restaurant has a groundfloor babychanging facility, ensuring mums can dine out with their baby in confidence.
Ambiente’s stunning menu is inspired by tapas served in traditional Spanish ‘tabancos’ and in true Spanish style, for the adults out there, the drinks list contains so much sherry we guarantee you’ll be back for more.
Opening times: Mon-Sat 11.30am – 11pm, Sun 12 – 10.30pm. Breakfast served Mon-Fri 6.30-10.30am, Sat-Sun 7-11am.
The Beefeater in Kingswood, Hull is a very family friendly restaurant. It’s spacious to navigate prams and pushchairs, baby changing facilities are available and there’s plenty of choice to suit all tastebuds.
But the main reason it makes the list, is because of it’s on-going ‘Kids Eat Free’ Breakfast offer!
Their buffet breakfast is legendary too with full English, cereals, breads, pastries, fruit, juices, tea, coffee and even pancakes all available for just £9 per adult while up to two kids under 16 can eat for free per paying adult!
Home Farm, Hessle
Ferriby Road, Hessle, HU13 0JA
Home Farm is great place for dining with small kids due to the very large outdoor play area, indoor soft play and all-round good pub food with good value kid’s menu.
Hop Pole Pub, Willerby
Kingston Road, Willerby, Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU10 6LN
The Hope Pole is very welcoming to families, and the children’s meals are large portions and great value for money. Kids eat for just £1 Monday to Friday, and there’s a separate back room that appeals to families with loads of high chairs available too!
Papas Fish and Chips
Kingswood Leisure Park, Hull (& others)
Papas have risen to Fish & Chip prominence in the past few years and it’s no wonder when they cater for pretty much everyone!
Each restaurant has good value kids meal deals from just £4.99, along with colouring activities to keep them busy while the food is being prepared. They have restaurants right across the region – Bilton, city centre, Willerby, and Kingswood which is the only one to have a soft play area available.
Beverley Road, Skidby, HU16 5TF
Open 7 days a week from 12noon.
The Millhouse at Skidby has a new outdoor children’s play area and both indoor and outdoor seating. The children’s menu is excellent and comes as part of an activity pack with lots of things for children to do inside.
They also do Afternoon Tea. Mumbler went recently and it was one of the best meals out we’ve had with children – “great quality food and my kids loved the play area and activities”.
The Hayride Pub, Beverley
Grange Way, Beverley, HU17 9GP
Another family friendly pub, with nice food and a good children’s menu and facilities. There’s an outdoor play area and two toy machines for children.
Wingfield Farm, Boothferry Road, Hessle, HU13 0JL.
Right on the large roundabout before joining the Humber Bridge in Hessle, Wingfield Farm is a great place to eat out with the kids!
It’s open for breakfast and all day carvery, but they have some truly amazing cakes and ice creams for afters too! It’s very child friendly with a small play area inside with toys, activities and games.
The Bay Horse
Black Tup Lane, Arnold, Hull, HU11 5JA
Great outdoor play area, has a bouncy castle in the summer. Families with children welcomed, separate eating area away from the Bar if required and 29 tables outside in the better weather.
Kingstown Hotel, Hedon
Hull Road, Hedon, HU12 8DJ
Very family friendly pub with reasonably priced food, and a good children’s menu. There is a Wacky Warehouse and a fantastic outdoor play area to keep the kids entertained.
The Goldcrest, Victoria Dock
The Gold Crest, Plimsol Way, Victoria Dock, Hull, HU9 1PW
Good food and very welcoming to families. Very good if your child has allergies (recommendation sent in by a parent who’s child has dairy allergies, the pub made a dairy free meal for them). Kid’s play area.
Red Sails Pub
2 Beacon Way, Hull, HU3 4AE
Children’s corner with activities as well as an outdoor play area, good children’s menu, nice carvery alongside usual pub food.
St Andrews Quay, Hull, HU3 4SA
Pub food and a soft play inside too. Children under 14 welcome until 9pm.
Village Hotel Hull Pub & Grill
Henry Boot Way, Priory Way, Hull, HU4 7DY
The VILLAGE Hotel, Hull, is so excited to have launched a new Pub & Grill and it is fabulous!
The Pub & Grill offers a new style of dining, where you can enjoy a selection of tasty food and an array of drinks served all day from 10am – 10pm. The huge TV’s are perfect for catching the sports action, whilst sitting back with a cold beer and juicy burger, and Sunday’s are made for the Village’s unlimited four-course carvery. We also have a superb ‘Kids Menu’ so the whole family can enjoy this great new space.
The Pub & Grill is the place to be if you’re looking for a family friendly environment, great food and drinks, with great value grub, an excellent range of beers, wines and spirits, plus big screen sport. From Sunday lunch to a working breakfast, or dinner and drinks with family and friends the Hull Pub & Grill welcomes hotel and guests and locals alike.
Read the Mumbler Review of our family meal there here!
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