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 Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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.
A list of everywhere that you can get a Takeaway or Home Delivered Afternoon Tea during lockdown is here.
A list of Dessert bars, Ice Cream, Cakes, Waffles, Crepes and more available for takeaway is here
The popular Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival returns for 2021 from Friday 23rd July to Sunday 25th July.
Organised by Doncaster Council, the Festival will showcase cuisines from around the world, offer quality food and drinks and put local producers in the spotlight.
Add in some sparkling entertainment and it becomes a ‘must attend’ event for the whole family at Doncaster’s Market Square.
As well as the food and drink stalls, there will be superb cooking demonstrations performed by local chefs throughout the three days.
To create more alfresco areas for visitors, the covered seating already in place outside the Wool Market will remain in place throughout this period as will the seating offered by bars surrounding the Square.
New for 2021, is Delicious Doncaster EXTRA. This will take place in Sir Nigel Gresley Square in Waterdale and feature a fully seated, outdoor Tipi Bar set under two tipis. This covered attraction will be a chilled out place to enjoy a range of food and drink and the accompanied entertainment.
Updated 4th Jan 2021
Aagrah Doncaster remain open for Takeaways from 4.30pm
Pre-order by calling 01302 728 888
Great North Road, Woodlands, Doncaster, DN6 7RA
18 Bridge Rd, Gainsborough DN21 1JU
Discover the finest artisan food & drink with guaranteed same-day and flexible delivery slots.
23 Station Road, Doncaster
Doncasters first Board Game Cafe, Wood Street, DN1
“Their food is delicious and excellent value for money. They have a fantastic range of games to suit all ages which will keep the children entertained for as long as you’d like to stay” – Mumbler Awards nomination 2020
Bake Battle and Roll is Doncasters first board game cafe located close to the town centre on Wood street. We are open 5 days a week Wednesday to Sunday.
Absolutely loads of board games to suit any age. From Orchard Toys to Dungeons & Dragons.
Great for anyone home educating as open during the week, also welcome new parents (part of the We Support Our Mums Scheme)
Set inside the Bullcroft Memorial Centre (DN6 8AP), run by learners and staff from The Ridge Employability College. Open Monday – Thursday 10am-2pm and Friday 10am-1pm.
“The environment and atmosphere for children are fantastic. An amazing children’s menu and also children afternoon teas. They are always supporting the local community, especially in these difficult times” – Mumbler Awards nomination 2020
Afternoon Tea available.
Situated next to the VUE cinema, there is a large play area (£3 per child for 90 minutes of play)
Doncaster Leisure Park
01302 533 000
Updated November 2020
Open for Deliveries during lockdown Thursday – Sunday.
They all look amazing…!
From White Chocolate Krispy Kreme, Milk Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl, Kinder Madness…so many more too.
Takeaway service available Thurs-Sun 4.30pm to 8.30pm
Catering for all occasions, including buffets and afternoon teas.
Kids afternoon teas also available and Christmas buffet menu available from November to 3rd January.
Contact Mandy 07970 298959 or 01302 350445
“Cosmo is great, especially when not everyone likes the same food” LJT, Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group, Facebook Feb 2020
“They also provided a table in a quiet area at our request so that I could breastfeed with no problems” ED, Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group, Facebook Feb 2020
Cosmo, Frenchgate Centre, Doncaster, DN1
From 18th May, tables of up to 6 people to eat in (or 2 families)
Themed kids afternoon teas
College Road, Doncaster, DN1 3JH
Quality beers delivered weekly – deliveries of cask ale and craft beers.
Contactless delivery available Monday to Saturday from 2nd November 2020
Please order in advance on 07734 360237
3 Priory House, Priory Walk, Doncaster, DN1 1TS
Cosy pub, with play area outside.
“amazing play area” MG, Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group, Facebook Feb 2020
24 Main Street, Doncaster, DN9 3HS
New restaurant in Herten Triangle opened in 2019.
We have been a couple of times and loved it! The kids loved getting up to help themselves to the salad bar and the novelty of having meat carved at your table. The food is delicious as is the decor. We had a large family meal there for a birthday celebration.
Children up to 4 years old eat FREE
Estabulo, Unit 5, Herten Triangle, Herten Way, Doncaster, DN4 7FW
Free Delivery available to Harworth, Bircotes, Scrooby, Everton, Bawtry, Finningley, Misson, Austerfield, Rossington, Blyth, Styrrup and Tickhill.
BBQ packs available.
4c Plumtree Farm Ind Est. Bircotes, 01302 719420
Family pub with play area (including inside area suitable for smaller children)
Bullrush Grove, Doncaster, DN4 8SJ
Temporarily Closed – takeaway not available. (Update January 2021)
20 Station Road, Doncaster, DN10 6PT
Pre ordered food can be collected from the restaurant doors.
61 Carr House Road, Doncaster, DN1 2BY
There are various companies delivering fresh fruit and veg. Click here to see the list
Home deliveries available – call 01302 326 767
50-51 High Street, Doncaster, DN1 1BB
Great for breakfast/brunch on a weekend. The kids love to see the planes taking off on the airfield.
There is a small indoor softplay area for under 5’s and a larger outdoor play area.
Happy Cafe, Sandtoft Airfield, Belton, DN9 1PN
01427 875 670
Family friendly, good Sunday lunch idea. Fantastic views over the racecourse.
Rooms available to hire for private functions.
Hilton Garden Inn – Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB
Delivery and Collection available.
Call between 12pm-5pm 07580 688281 to order.
Leave a message if there is no answer with quantities of items, your address and name.
Open for takeaway from 28th January 2021, from 5pm.
Delivery within a 5 mile radius or collection.
Afternoon Tea in The Woolmarket Doncaster. Also unique and beautiful cupcakes made to order for special occasions.
9 High Street, Bentley, DN5 0AA
Call 0330 555 5588 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
“We also use a milk delivery service McQueens Dairies and would highly recommend” Mumbler LS April 2020
Keto friendly foods, gluten free and vegan and we even make our own chocolate with no sugar!
There will be a new baby and toddler play area and activities for kids.
Located in Kirk Sandall (Where Airkings was)
Trading at Doncaster Foodhall for 37 years, they offer everything from mild cheddar, Wensleydale, goat’s cheese and a variety of blue cheeses through to a strong stinking bishop!
Sunday Lunch – pre-order delivery. £8.50
Call 07393 183393
10 Market Place, Doncaster, DN1 1LQ
Restaurant with plenty of outdoor space to park your bike if you’re cycling around Sprotbrough.
Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks.
Otto Bar & Kitchen, 8 Main Street, Doncaster
Pisces Fish Bar, Gattison Lane, Rossington. Order on 01302 866966
“Lovely fish and chips and they’re taking good steps to keep customers safe” Mumbler DD April 2020
“My son loves feeling grown up at Pizza Express” RS, Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group, Facebook Feb 2020
Generally have colouring packs for the kids.
The Dome, Doncaster, DN4 7NW
Vue Cinema Extension, Dome Leisure Point, Doncaster, DN4 7NW
Based In Doncaster, this small little shop of sweet delights can deliver anywhere!
Nostalgic treats, birthdays, new baby gifts – they can create anything.
Payment via paypal.
Large Box £10, Extra Large Box £15.
19 East Laith Gate, Doncaster, DN1 !JG
Updated November 2020
Sunday Lunch available for collection every Sunday during lockdown. Delivery also available locally.
Afternoon Tea Deliveries available £15.95 per person (delivery up to 10 miles from the hall)
Updated November 2020
Takeaway delivery and collection service 7 days a week 5pm-10pm
10% discount on any orders that you collect or delivery orders placed through their app.
10a Church Street, Doncaster, DN3 3AG
Old Cantley Village, Nutwell Lane, DN3 3QL
Now Open everyday for Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Fries, Sandwiches, Bar, Crazy Golf, Children’s Go Karts, Play Area.
Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN7 6PH
01302 842 954
I always go for this when visiting the Wool Market – discovered it at Delicious Doncaster and have had it a couple of times since.
It’s great that every member of the family can eat something different in the Wool Market if they want to!
Taste Peru – The Wool Market Doncaster, Doncater, DN1 1BN
01302 862 480
“We enjoy TGI’s with the kids, decent menu choice at reasonable price and they stay entertained with colouring packs. It’s lovely and quiet on weekdays with the toddlers.” JA Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group, Facebook Feb 2019
TGI Fridays, Herten Triangle, Doncaster, DN4 7BD
0344 264 3649
Get fresh cocktails smuggled direct to your doorstep.
The Boat Inn is a 17th Century pub on the grassy banks of the River Don, next to Sprotborough Lock. Perfect for a meal after a family boat trip along the river.
Take aways available
Afternoon Tea, Breakfasts, Panini’s. Salads etc
“I sent an afternoon tea to my parents from The Chase at Bawtry, they charged £2 delivery to Cantley” Mumbler KC, FB Group April 2020
Telephone orders 01302 714380
Whilst the store in Frenchgate is closed, you can get items delivered via the website.
I received a gift recently for my birthday which was lovely, had a selection of unusual cheeses, crackers and the most amazing huge chocolate meringue. All packaged really nicely.
23 Nostell Place, Bessacarr, Doncaster, DN4 7JA
Restaurant, bar, conference rooms and weddings, plus 76 bedrooms
High Street, Bawtry, Doncaster, DN10 6JW
Updated November 2020
Midweek roast every Wednesday 3pm-7pm, Thursday Winter Warmer menu 4-7pm and Sunday lunch 12-6pm
Order on 07800 631354 or 07897 499102
Village Street, Adwick, Doncaster, DN6 7AA
Church Street, Swinton, Mexborough, S64 BDQ
01709 571 724
The Hayfield Lodge, bar and Restaurant
Doncster, DN9 3NP
“Food is real home cooked…staff very friendly very accomodating. Lovely little place”. JH FB Dec 2018
“Went yesterday for their well known carvery, was absolutely gorgeous”. Child-friendly” GW FB Dec 2018
Unit 2 Ava Court, Branton, Doncaster Road, Branton, Doncaster, DN3 3FP
The Old School Inn, Epworth is a Country Pub crammed with heritage and sense of identity. A stones throw away from the main village the Old Victorian School has been recently converted into a pub and kitchen, with large secure garden and stacks of style.
The Old School Inn
10 Battle Green
01427 875 835