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.
01302 728 888
Great North Road, Woodlands, Doncaster, DN6 7RA
18 Bridge Rd, Gainsborough DN21 1JU
A list of everywhere that you can get a great Afternoon Tea is herePlaces to go for Afternoon Tea in Doncaster
A list of Dessert bars, Ice Cream, Cakes, Waffles, Crepes and more available for takeaway is here
Enjoy a walk around the lakes followed by coffee and cake at Annabel’s!
Parking available in Loversall, DN119DD
(Please note no parking at Dominion).
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
18 Hall Gate, Doncaster, DN1 3NA
Closed Mondays. Open for bookings in the restaurant and takeaways from Tuesday- Sunday.
16 South Parade, DN10 6JH
COSMO Doncaster is handily located right in the middle of the Frenchgate shopping centre. It allows you to eat your way around Singapore, Mexico, Italy, India and more with an all you can eat buffet menu.
“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
Themed children’s afternoon teas
College Road, Doncaster, DN1 3JH
We are an independent cafe serving fresh food updated with a little twist, handmade by those who care. Everything is carefully and locally sourced so as well as being delicious, it’s supporting small, independent businesses in Yorkshire just like us!
Open Monday- Saturday 9am- 4pm
3 Priory House, Priory Walk, Doncaster, DN1 1TS
Family friendly, traditional village pub & restaurant, with outside patio, beer garden and outdoor play area.
“amazing play area” MG, Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group, Facebook Feb 2020
24 Main Street, Doncaster, DN9 3HS
Estabulo Rodizio Bar & Grill honour the Brazilian Gaúcho’s traditional method of cooking. This involves taking the most delicious and flavoursome cuts of meat, which are then skewered and cooked slowly on open flames.
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
Join the crew of HMS Beagle for an unforgettable dining adventure. Experience one of two themed areas where the lost Jurassic island meets the fantasy world of caves and mythical Dragons! Keep an eye out as you never know what might happen in these undiscovered lands.
Open from 12pm until late, 7 days a week.
On Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm you can fully immerse yourself into a dining experience like no other with live entertainers, magicians, ariel acrobats and more!
Located next to Uproar! Play Barn at the Yorkshire Hive. Use sat-nav postcode DN9 3HQ.
The Yorkshire Hive is a free to enter destination adjacent to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Our approach to food is simple, ranging from pub favourites to a traditional daily carvery offering a fantastic choice of succulent roasted meat joints.
We are a family friendly pub with an indoor play area suitable for smaller children.
Bullrush Grove, Doncaster, DN4 8SJ
Bawtry’s favourite place to brunch! Open for breakfast, lunch, coffee & cake or why not take your Feast away?
Everything produced fresh in-house by our chefs Dave, Donna and Asa, using locally sourced produce.
20 Station Road, Doncaster, DN10 6PT
Hatfields NEW favourite place to brunch! Open for breakfast, lunch, coffee & cake and tapas in the evenings.
Everything produced fresh in-house by our chefs, using locally sourced produce.
Open Wednesday to Sunday
Wednesday/Thursday 9am to 2.30pm 6pm till late
Friday – Sunday 9am till late
7 High Street, Hatfield, Doncaster DN7 6RS
Our award winning fully licenced family restaurant serves great food at great prices. We have a varied menu and a child-friendly environment.
Serving award winning Great British Fish and Chips. We are Doncaster’s Number 1 takeaway with FREE private car parking and an extensive menu of choices.
61 Carr House Road, Doncaster, DN1 2BY
Fuzzy Ed’s is an action packed kids soft play area in Doncaster for children aged 0-12 years.
Children must be under 4ft 10″ and supervised at all times. We have a baby area which caters for children 0-4 years and the older section for children aged 5-12 years. The Fun House is attached to a fantastic family dining pub.
Fuzzy Ed and Co are over the moon to offer something for all the family. Mums and Dads can meet friends to catch up whilst enjoying coffee and cake knowing their children are in a supervised, clean and fun environment.
Great North Road, Woodlands, Doncaster, DN6 7HU
01302 723 559
The Georgian Tea Rooms is a relaxing tea rooms and restaurant situated on the high street in Doncaster and open 7 days a week.
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
We are a pub restaurant offering good food and great company.
Hayfield Lane, Doncaster, 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
The Garden Grille restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Hilton Garden Inn. The restaurant has views directly onto the racecourse, outdoor seating, a private dining area called ‘The Trophy Room’ and a main restaurant with an open plan live kitchen. Family friendly.
Hilton Garden Inn – Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB
A warm welcome awaits our guests as they come to dine with us in our 60-seat bespoke designed Argentine-inspired Steakhouse — located in the heart of Doncaster.
La Boca is a family run restaurant — established in May 2019 — who strive to create an ambience that elevates any dining experience; to lift the spirit, delivering consistently high quality food and service across our menus.
Open 7 days a week.
1 Nether Hall Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 2PH
Take your time to savour our extensive menu of appetising tapas, satisfying main meals and heavenly desserts — including vegetarian, gluten free and children’s options.
We also offer a take-away collection & delivery service for your convenience.
45 Doncaster Road, Armthorpe, DN3 2BU
Afternoon Tea in The Woolmarket Doncaster. Also unique and beautiful cupcakes made to order for special occasions.
Indian restaurant and takeaway with a delivery service available.
9 High Street, Bentley, DN5 0AA
Nannies Pumpkin Patch was established in May 2020 with the goal of providing high quality Keto meals to the people of Barnby Dun and beyond.
We’re excited to welcome you to our Family Room or Lounge Area. If you can’t wait to come in and see us then we’ll deliver to you!
We have a baby and toddler play area and activities for children.
Closed Sunday & Monday
Located in Kirk Sandall (Where Airkings was)
Unit 4, DN3 1HT
Locally sourced food, drink and live entertainment in the heart of Doncaster Market Place.
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.
A child friendly place which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks.
Otto Bar & Kitchen, 8 Main Street, Doncaster
Pizza Express is a family friendly restaurant with a good children’s menu and colouring packs provided for the kids.
“My son loves feeling grown up at Pizza Express” RS, Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group, Facebook Feb 2020
The Dome, Doncaster, DN4 7NW
Based in Doncaster, we are a contemporary bar & grill combining fantastic food and drinks with top quality service.
At Relish we welcome families of all shapes and sizes! Don’t worry, we have a great menu just for the little ones!
19 East Laith Gate, Doncaster, DN1 1JG
Retaurant & Takeaway based in Armthorpe.
Bring your own alcohol if dining in the restaurant.
10a Church Street, Doncaster, DN3 3AG
Situated in the hamlet of Newington about 8 miles from Doncaster we offer a range of home cooked food and a carvery seven days a week.
We have a seating area directly outside the pub and a large beer garden and play area.
Newington Road, Newington, Doncaster, DN10 6DJ
Open Wednesday to Sunday.
Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Fries, Sandwiches, Afternoon Teas, Bar, Crazy Golf, Children’s Go Karts and a large Playbarn.
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
Our Fridays restaurant in Doncaster is the best place to eat great food and get that Fridays feeling! Come and enjoy our Fridays burgers, signature grills, 28-day aged steaks, delicious desserts and our iconic cocktails handmade by our talented bartenders.
Tables can be booked in the indoor or outdoor dining area. Click and Collect is available and delivery via deliveroo or JUST EAT.
“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
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.
Pizzas, sharing boards and tapas
Open Thursday- Sunday
23 Nostell Place, Bessacarr, Doncaster, DN4 7JA
Restaurant, bar, conference rooms and weddings, plus 76 bedrooms
The Crown Hotel Bawtry has a selection of dining options to suit your requirements.
High Street, Bawtry, Doncaster, DN10 6JW
This public house is a popular choice with locals and visitors alike, offering a warm friendly atmosphere and good pub grub!
Village Street, Adwick, Doncaster, DN6 7AA
We know good pub food brings people together. At The Gate Inn we’re all about serving the people of Swinton tasty dishes, freshly grilled at prices you’ll love. From our steaks topped with one of our incredible steak toppers, to our delicious super green salad, or build your own kids meals — there’s something for all the family.
Takeaway service also available.
Church Street, Swinton, Mexborough, S64 BDQ
01709 571 724
The Harewood is a burgeoning restaurant and bar in Doncaster’s Civic and Cultural Quarter. We are known for excellent food, great live entertainment, and showings of popular sporting events. We have outside space with rattan seating and firepit tables. Inside we have three floors. On the ground floor you will find a bar and relaxed dining area. The first floor features the beautiful restaurant, perfect for that special occasion, as well as our shisha bar and extensive and famous secret terrace. On the upper floor, we have a private dining room.
Waterdale, 01302 562195
A pub which offers a traditional food menu, real ales and a large selection of wines and spirits including 50+ gins.
It also has an outdoor children’s play area.
Doncaster Road, DN7 6AD
We are a local independent craft beer, gin bar and bottle shop. We also serve barista style coffee. Home-made food is served from 12 pm daily. Free live music every month and a quiz on Thursday.
Unit 2 Ava Court, Branton, Doncaster Road, Branton, Doncaster, DN3 3FP
The Old George Inn is a family run country pub serving locally sourced great quality pub meals and beverages.
At the rear of the pub there is a beer garden and a huge field with some play equipment, perfect for the children to let off some steam in!
Broad Lane Sykehouse, Goole, DN14 9AU
The Old School Inn, Epworth is a Country Pub crammed with heritage and a 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 a large secure garden and stacks of style.
The Old School Inn
10 Battle Green
01427 875 835
The Old School (opposite Arksey Church), High Street, Arksey, Doncaster, DN5 0SF
Our contemporary gastro pub is situated in the pretty village of Barnby Dun on the rural edge of Doncaster, close to the River Don and the historic Stainforth and Keadby canal with its unique lift bridge.
The Olive Bar & Grill offers a warm haven for weary travellers – or those of you who simply want to treat themselves to a night away. Whatever the reason for your visit, our cosy accommodation provides the perfect stopover in Doncaster and is just 10 minutes drive from the city centre and only 4 miles from Doncaster Race Course. There’s lots to do in the area, especially exploring the local waterways that grace the landscape.
The Olive, 1-3 Station Road, Doncaster, DN3 1HA
01302 891 403
The Pantry 8020 is a healthy eating restaurant in Misterton serving clean local fresh dishes including breakfasts, lunch, dinner, desserts, tea, coffee, fresh smoothies, ice cream, snacks, cakes and whole foods ingredients from our pantry shop. A nice atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy.
The Pantry 8020
27 Grovewood Close
Cosy sofas, an open fire and well-stocked bar perfectly complement our menus which are packed with traditional home-made dishes and daily specials, from light lunchtime snacks to delicious Sunday lunch platters, made by our talented team of chefs.
Regent Square, Doncaster, DN1 2DS
A family run restaurant, pub and hotel with a large and small function room available for hire too.
There is also a small children’s climbing frame and swings within the beer garden.
Thorne Road, Sandtoft, DN8 5SZ
A favourite of ours if we go to the Woolmarket – the kids love Pizza!
The Rustic Pizza Co, Doncaster Woolmarket, Market Place, Doncaster, DN1
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The Ship at Bawtry has been a family run pub since 2007, always striving to provide honest, home-cooked food at reasonable prices. Food is served 7 days a week in a family and dog friendly traditional pub environment, where there is always someone here to welcome you with a smile!
Gainsborough Road, Doncaster, DN10 6HT
A lovely comfortable pub atmosphere, with cosy areas and a good play area outside. The rugby was on whilst we were there and there was a ‘sports bar’ type area with the TV on but we didn’t hear it where we were sat.
The food was amazing. We had a large family meal there and everyone was happy, including the kids who chose from the kids menu.
They have rooms available too for overnight stays which look lovely.
The Station Restaurant and Bar, Blaxton, Doncaster, DN9 3AA
01302 770 055
Great for Harry Potter fans!
See our review here
3 Spooner Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, S10 5BL
The whole family can enjoy a meal at The Wool Market – even if you all fancy different things!
From Pizza to Ice Cream there is something for everyone:
Wool Market Doncaster. Market Place, DN1 1BN