Eating Out Scarborough & Whitby

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 Scarborough & Whitby 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 Scarborough & Whitby 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 Scarborough Fair Collection

Opens 6th April 2022 and this year will be open Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm

The Scarborough Fair Collection hosts a magnificent working collection of Vintage Cars, Steam Engines, Vintage Fairground Rides and Mechanical Organs topped off with a ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer Organ in our spacious ballroom. Set in the scenic grounds of the Flower of May Holiday Park on the coast road between Scarborough and Filey.

Here at the museum we have a well stocked tea bar providing, sandwiches, cakes and lavish afternoon teas. Sit in the ballroom and be entertained by the vintage dance organs while you eat.

Once you’ve had a look around the museum, make the most of your day and take the little one(s) swimming too! The indoor pool on the Flower of May is open to the public!

Lebberston Cliff, Filey Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NU
01723 586698


Read our Mumbler Review HERE

Featured Listing

The Sugarcube, Filey

The Sugarcube is a bright, airy, friendly Tea Room, welcoming families & dogs, serving amazing homemade cakes, freshly prepared food’s & barista coffees.
Our winter opening hours:
Closed: Mon – Tues
Open: Wed – Sun 10am – 4.30pm
The Sugarcube, 17 Church Street
Filey YO14 9ED
07833 895490

“Best tea and cakes in Filey. Lovely staff, good prices, absolutely excellent cakes”

Betton Farm

Betton Farm is a Visitors Centre, Tea Room, Farm shop, Farm Yard and playground. There are plenty of things to do and see even in wet weather.  The farm animals are always a favourite with the children especially in spring time with our newly born lambs and piglets. With chickens, goats, guinea pigs and rabbits children can get close to their favourite farm animals.

Large grassed play equipment area with climbing frames and slides. For the under 5’s there’s a wide range of small ride on bikes and cars to play on.

East Ayton, Nr Scarborough, YO13 9HT
01723 863143

Dean’s Garden Centre Coffee Shop

Serve hot and cold snacks, including bacon rolls, freshly made scones, or homecooked meals from the specials board.  They also serve Afternoon Tea, as well as a selection of vegetarian options, and gluten free options.  Great place to stop with the kids for a coffee and look around, easy parking too.

Open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sundays 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Mere Valley, Seamer Road, Scarborough, YO12 4DT
01723 361814

Filey Bistro & Coffee Lounge

Licenced Coffee Bar & Bistro with indoor and outdoor seating, serving hot & cold breakfasts, lunches, desserts, cakes & afternoon tea’s, as well as hot and cold drinks. Baby changing facilities are available, and a dog friendly outside area.

Mumbler recommended KH, RS
“Filey bistro did a children’s afternoon tea for my daughter when we went for Mother’s Day”

22 Murray Street, Filey YO14 9DG
01723 512032

Redcliffe Farm

A superb local farm shop filled with amazing local produce. A Cafe, courtyard of animals and play farm all wait to be discovered.

Redcliffe Farm, Redcliffe Lane, Lebberston, Scarborough, YO11 3NT.
01723 583194

Stained Glass Centre

Situated between the Yorkshire coastal resorts of Scarborough and Filey. Discover the history of and see how stained glass is made, learn how to make stained glass and fused glass in our new class room. Visit our extensive showroom for lampshades, mirrors and gifts, relax in our tearoom and gardens, hot daily specials, freshly baked cakes and scones, and afternoon tea.

Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TP
01723 581236

The Little Fox Coffee & Bookshop

Family friendly café and bookshop. Comes highly recommended. Beautiful books for all ages, great coffee and delicious cakes.

7 Bridge Street, Whitby, Y021

The Mallyan Spout Hotel

Family friendly restaurant hotel, with a fine dining, a new café, a takeaway menu, and afternoon tea.

Goathland YO22 5AN
01947 896486

The Yew Tree Cafe

Friendly and relaxed cafe with an excellent variety of freshly prepared hot or cold food and drink. Serves afternoon tea.

High Street, Scalby, Scarborough, YO13 0PT
01723 367989

White Lodge Hotel

Located on the cliffs overlooking Filey Bay. Serves a variety of different foods as well as traditional Afternoon Tea by the sea. Please book in advance

The Crescent, Filey, YO14 9JX
01723 514771