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.

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In line with Government guidance on COVID-19, please be aware of any restrictions that remain in place.

I am endeavouring to keep the listings as up to date as possible but please check with venues first, thanks for your understanding at this crazy time, Team Mumbler.

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The Scarborough Fair Collection

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

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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.

Excellent place for kids – Mumbler recommended RS ‘ 18

East Ayton, Nr Scarborough, YO13 9HT

01723 863143

Dean’s Garden Centre

Gardener’s Choice is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday’s 10.00am to 4.30pm, with lunches being served from 11.30am to 2.30pm daily. Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2.30pm-4.00pm.

Great place to stop with the kids for a coffee and a look round.
Easy parking.

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

Filey Bistro & Coffee Bar

Licenced Coffee Bar & Bistro

Mon – Sat 8.30am to 4pm
Sun – 9.00am to 4pm

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

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.

Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TP

01723 581236

Swell – Secret Seaview Café Bar

Secret Seaview, Robin Hood’s Bay – a Cafe Bar & Gift Shop with outside terraces and sea views. Hidden former chapel for civil weddings and party hire.

Serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks

Open: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Chapel Street, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby
Call 01947 880180

The Little Fox Coffee & Bookshop

• Beautiful books for all ages •
• Great coffee & delicious cakes •
• Children’s play area •
• Family friendly coffee & bookshop •

7 Bridge Street, Whitby 07895 871628


The Yew Tree Cafe

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

Open all year round. Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm

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

Waves Cafe & Ice Cream Parlour

Set in the idyllic North Bay of Scarborough with unique views and an amazing holiday atmosphere, Waves Cafe is the place to be. With the pride in which our trained baristas personally create your coffee, to the smile with which it is served, it is the perfect place to meet with your friends & loved ones, so come and share the warm and friendly atmosphere we have to offer.

Opening Hours
9am till Late
(March – September)
10am till 4pm
(October – February)

Lovely food, fab hot chocolates and great ice cream
Mumbler recommended SJB ’18

Peasholm Gap, Scarborough, YO12 7TN
Telephone 07843 940504 or 01723 377565

White Lodge Hotel

Located on the cliffs overlooking Filey Bay.

Traditional Afternoon Tea by the sea
Served all year round Monday to Saturday 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Please book in advance

The Crescent, Filey, YO14 9JX
01723 514771