In line with Government guidance on COVID-19 and the recommendation to avoid gatherings and crowded places, many of our local family days out are looking at closing to the public. For any of the listings on here please check with the venue if it is open or closed before attending.
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.
The farm shop remains open, with gates opening at 9am and closing at 5pm.
From the 12th of April 2021, the café will reopen with outdoor seating only (under government guidelines). The café will open at 9am until 5pm, with breakfast being served until 11.30am. The café will be operating on a strict table service regime, which may differ from previous operating procedures.
From the 12th of April, the farm shop will be open until 6pm.
From the 17th of May 2021, the café will open its doors to customers sitting inside (should government guidelines allow).
The award-winning farm shop and café specialises in locally grown produce, including fruits, vegetables, and rare breed meat. Their in-house bakery provides homemade scones, cakes & traybakes for the shop and the café, with their chefs providing a range of delicious meals, sandwiches and seasonal specialties for the café.
The Balloon Tree is a great day out for all of the family – their Pick Your Own seasonal runs throughout the Summer, giving you the opportunity to hunt for the biggest strawberries, raspberries, and even pumpkins in the October season! Don’t forget you can even come and find your perfect locally sourced Christmas Tree in December.
Entertain the children in the play area, situated in the securely fenced café garden, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee & homemade cake, whilst they burn off some energy.
Their delicatessen counter serves a wide range of sausage rolls, quiches and sandwiches – all from local businesses. They even have a hot counter where you can grab a warm luxury black pudding sausage roll, or if you’re really hungry a hot pork sandwich with apple sauce, stuffing and crackling!
Find them: Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley, York, YO41 1NB
Between Stamford Bridge & Gate Hemlsley
The Courtyard Cafe serves delicious food and cakes all year round with no admission into the House and Grounds necessary. Visit the Garden Centre and then pop in. Dogs now welcome!
The fresh, bright and stylish Fitzroy Restaurant is the perfect place for lunch or an afternoon treat when visiting the House and Gardens. The Fitzroy Restaurant is open during our Spring, Summer and Autumn season. Please note the restaurant is now closed until the House re-opens on Saturday 24th March.
The Boathouse Cafe
On the bank of the Great Lake, the Boathouse Cafe offers stunning views out across the water as well as picnic table seating overlooking the Adventure Playground. This relaxed cafe serves family friendly ranges including freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade soups and cakes from our kitchen and a selection of hot and cold drinks. The kiosk serves locally made ice cream.
Unique Pick Your Own with a train to take you to the fields.
Lovely events including the Strawberry Express, the Pumpkin Express and the Santa Express all incorporating rides on the train.
See the “Party Page” for details of a unique children’s party at Cedarbarn Farm.
Cedarbarn Farm Shop, Thornton Road, Pickering. YO18 7JX
Lunch bookings 01751 475614
“Lovely place with great food and gluten free menu. Kids had a fab time, loved the railway.” KP Apr’18
In addition to our hair and beauty rooms, The Park also has a cosy coffee shop, nestled in the heart of Hovingham. You will be able to sit in and sample some of our homemade cakes & pastries or why not come and try one of our most popular hot chocolate with the works!!!
Relax and enjoy a long lunch with friends. Or just pop in for a coffee!
We serve a large range of Panninis, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and salads including lots of the park specials.
Within our coffee shop we sell a range of beautiful giftware, cards, jewellery and clothes so we have something for everyone or the perfect gift for a friend! Our gifts and clothing range are always being updated with fantastic new arrivals and one off pieces.
We look forward to seeing you in The Park.
10% off Hair & Beauty Treatments for new clients quoting RYEDALE MUMBLER (subject to T & Cs)
“What a setting for afternoon tea” – Mumbler Recommended CD ’17 ” Lovely selection of toys” – Mumbler Recommended SJB ’19
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5:30pm
Sunday 12 noon – 5:30pm
Ampleforth Abbey, YO62 4EN
Beadlam Grange, Mr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 7TB
Lovely farmshop and tea room with toddler’s indoor play area. The home of Robert & Ruby selling distinctive gifts & interiors for country folk, The Cutting Shed (Unisex hair salon (01439 770640)) and Caravan & Camp site too!
Lovely afternoon tea.
Those who enjoy afternoon tea can use their swimming pool (by arrangement & suitable for babies) when it is open – End of March to October.
Mumbler recommended ’18
Main St, Burythorpe YO17 9LB
Lovely children friendly café with delicious cake.
53 Castlegate, Malton YO17 7DT
Thoroughly recommend, popped in with my children for a treat. The staff were so friendly and the cake delicious too! May ’18 HB
57 Market Place, Malton
A lovely atmosphere. Children friendly. Amongst other things, delicious cakes, often a great deal to be had and the home of the “unicorn” hot chocolate
Dog friendly too!
Great way to combine a fun day at the Museum with Afternoon Tea.
Enjoy a traditional English Afternoon Tea surrounding yourself in the opulent carriage décor and elegant furniture. Indulge in a delicious selection of dainty sandwiches, fine leaf teas and scrumptious homemade cakes.
Served at 12noon, 2pm and 4pm daily. £22.50 (children £15.50), £29 with champagne. Phone to book.
“The National Railway Museum does afternoon tea (with fizz if you want) inside an old railway carriage. It’s brilliant. Really quaint and charming with classic music playing.”
RF, June 17
Countess of York, National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
T: 01904 686295
Located in the heart of Pickering. This is a very child friendly cafe with lovely food.
Mumbler recommended CW, SJB 2019
Mon – Sat, 9am – 5pm
3 Market Place, Pickering, YO18 7AA
T: 01751 470121
Located in the heart of North Yorkshire in the traditional market town of Helmsley.
Luxury hideaway with the popular Weathervane Restaurant serving seasonal and locally foraged food. Lovely place to go for a “treat”. Fabulous place for afternoon tea.
Verbena Spa with treatments provided by Temple Spa. Extensive Heat Experience including an aromatherapy room, salt inhalation chamber, saunarium, monsoon shower and foot spas. In addition you can relax in the outdoor heated swimming pool and brand new Jacuzzi.
Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa
Telephone: 01439 770 766
Family run tea room with lovely homemade food
West End, Ampleforth YO62 4DU
“Lovely Afternoon Tea” – Mumbler Recommended JD, SJB ’17
9 Saville Street, Malton YO17 7LL
Family run country house hotel and restaurant in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.
Serves beautiful afternoon tea
Open March – November. Lunch 12pm – 1.30pm, Afternoon Tea 2.30pm – 5.30pm, Dinner 6.30pm – 8pm
Lastingham, YO62 6TH
Sadly, no table reservations, first come first serve basis only.
With Helmsley Castle as a spectacular back drop visible from every window, daily ‘specials’ boards and Champagne available by the glass, what’s not to like about this impressive eatery and café. In Mannion’s everything goes!
“Lovely for afternoon tea” – Mumbler Recommended LR ‘ 17
Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday Lunch: 11:30am – 4:30pm
Phone: 01439 770044
Booking is advised because of limited tables
Fabulous Afternoon Tea – Mumbler Recommended EC, HB ’17
Monday – 11:00 – 5:00 (Closed During Winter)
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 11:00 – 5:00
Thursday – 11:00 – 5:00
Friday – 11:00 – 5:00
Saturday – 11:00 – 5:00
Sunday – 11:00 – 5:00
Main Street, Middleton, Pickering, YO18 8NX
Come and relax in our unique 40’s and 50’s themed specialist tea and coffee room. Enjoy a cream tea, real loose leaf tea in a teapot, ground coffee and homemade cakes. Sandwiches made to order.
Mumbler recommended MI 18
The Village Unit 6
Haxby Shopping Centre
YO32 2LU York
Beautiful family friendly tea room overlooking the village green with grazing sheep.
Homemade cakes, puddings, snacks, sandwiches and substantial meals.
The Barn Tea Rooms
Hutton le Hole
Lovely bistro nestled in Easingwold
“My favourite place for tea” Mumbler recommended LS, NR, CD – ’17
Market Place, Easingwold. YO61 3AG
Phone: 01347 823434
The Old Lodge is a stunning Tudor mansion set in beautiful grounds, on the edge of the historic Market town of Malton, near Pickering, North Yorkshire There is a cosy wood panelled bar with a real fire, an excellent restaurant with a choice of menus and a lovely terrace for outside dining, with extensive lawns and comfortable garden seating. Tea, good coffee and clotted cream scones are available all day.
20 fabulous en-suite rooms in The Lodge, all with TV, tea and coffee facilities.
Old Maltongate, Malton YO17 7EG
“Great place for afternoon tea” Mumbler recommended LD ’17
The Pantry food is freshly baked on the premises everyday – and keeps bringing our visitors back time and time again. Whether you are just calling in for light refreshments, or to satisfy your sweet tooth, we are certain you’ll be back soon!
“Lovely Afternoon Tea” – Mumbler Recommended ’17
The Pantry, Mill Gate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1AA
Tel: 01845 522423
Elegant hotel with 26 bedrooms, landscaped gardens and a great restaurant.
The Talbot offers contemporary British cooking delivering delicious food throughout whether you are dining in the Bar and Brasserie or the Wentworth Restaurant. We champion the use of fresh produce from local suppliers and our seasonal menus are created by Head Chef Dan Graham. A lovely place for Afternoon Tea as a treat.
The Talbot Hotel, Yorkersgate, Malton, YO17 7AJ
Phone: 01653 639096
“Truly fabulous meal – go try the 9 course tasting menu, it is amazing” CB ’17
Situated in the picturesque village of Stillington, The White Bear Inn is a traditional free house country pub and is ideally located for a range of local attractions.
Main Street, Stillington, York YO61 1JU
Open 12:00 – 17:00