Eating out

Child Friendly Cafes

Family friendly pubs, cafes, restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours in Cheshire and specifically in Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton, Congleton, Sandbach and surrounding areas.

These pubs, cafes, restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours all have facilities which make them baby, toddler and child friendly.

NB – given the situation with coronavirus the child friendly extras referred to may have been altered or removed during the course of the pandemic.  Please check direct with the place before you travel.

This fantastic café is a space where families with their children meet, learn, play and interact with each other as part of the Cheshire East Parenting Journey.

Central to our vision is for the café to be a vital and attractive community space for families with their children from across the local area. The café is a warm and welcoming space for our community to access whilst enjoying healthy and delicious food using home grown fresh fruit, vegetables, and other ingredients where possible from our onsite community market garden.

The cafe puts messy play sessions for children to take part in – at the time of writing it’s on Mondays and Thursdays from 12 until 2 – but this is subject to change.  The cafe is full of toys games, books, drawing and craft materials and all sorts else for the children to enjoy.

There is also a Toy Library full of toys for different ages which you can borrow for a small fee.

Some testimonials –

This cafe is utterly brilliant, I was there 3 times last week 🤣 just what Wilmslow needs, as Costa and Starbucks have nowhere for kids to play. The set-up is brilliant. So good for kids and so good for mummies to enjoy their coffee – THANK YOU!

Such a lovely café, I visited last week with my baby and we love it ❤ We will definitely be regular customer. Thank you for creating such a nice play space for family with young children

The Café @ Oakenclough is open Monday – Friday from 10.00 – 2.00pm for families with children.

It operates the same hours during School Holidays, except for Bank Holidays.

Colshaw Dr, Wilmslow SK9 2PZ

Aldeli, Alderley Edge

Coffee Shop, cafe and ice cream parlor.

“Lots of parking”

“Room for buggies”


London Rd, Alderley Edge SK9 7QB

01625 587509

Bents Garden and Home, Glazebury

Children’s Play Area, indoor beach, walk in the woods, beautiful gardens, Jurassic Cove Adventure Golf, cafe.

Warrington Rd, Leigh End, Glazebury, Warrington WA3 5NT

T: 01942 266300

Blaze Farm, Wildboarclough

Blaze Farm in is an award winning farm set on the edge of the Peak District.

“Excellent ice cream and food”

“Great farm and wonderful ice cream”

Wildboarclough, Macclesfield SK11 0BL

T: 01260 227229

Bridgemere Garden Centre, Nantwich

Garden Centre with cafe, gardens and indoor play areas.

Bridgemere, Nantwich CW5 7QB

T: 01270 360003

Cafe Bar Arighi at Arighi Bianchi, Macclesfield

Seasonal menus deliver freshly prepared meals, light bites, sweet treats and fine wines

“Always very accommodating of the kids”

The Silk Rd, Macclesfield SK10 1LH

T: 01625 613333

Cafe Waterside, Bollington

A little cafe next to the canal, we have outdoor seating and dogs are welcome. Highchairs are available and we also have gluten free products available.

“Kids corner”

“Views over the canal”

“Feed the ducks and visit the park next door afterwards”

Clarence Mill/Clarence Rd, Macclesfield SK10 5JZ

Church Hill Cafe, Knutsford

Serving sensational coffee and cake!

“Children welcomed”

“Plenty of room for buggies”

“Toddlers can run around”

NB – only open during term time

Church Hill, Knutsford WA16 6DH, England

Cranford Cafe & Sandwich Bar, Knutsford

Family run business who pride themselves on getting to know their customers.

“Staff are brilliant with our 2 year old”

“Great for families with young children”

“Good food”

10-12 Canute Pl, Knutsford WA16 6BH

T: 01565 633203

Flora Tearooms, Henbury

Quality range of specialty teas, coffees and cold drinks complimented by  range of homemade cakes, scones, freshly prepared sandwiches and All-day breakfast.

“Very child friendly”

“Great afternoon tea”

Spinks Farm, Chelford Road, Henbury, Macclesfield SK11 9PG

Gastown, Macclesfield

Gastown is an independent Cafe Bar on Chestergate, Macclesfield.

“Great with kids”

“Lots of room for the little ones to run around upstairs”

15 Chestergate, Macclesfield SK11 6BX
01625 403010

Gibsons Greengrocers & Deli, Sandbach

Gibsons Greengrocers & Deli is inside La Boutique Market, just off Sandbach High Street.

Childrens meal boxes, hummus & veg sticks available but will also make smaller portions of any of the other menu offerings.


Glebe Farm, Congleton

Rob’s big breakfast, afternoon tea or coffee and cake – just a small selection of mouth-watering offerings available at Glebe Farm coffee shop.

“Very child family cafe and animals on the farm to visit afterwards”

“Great afternoon tea”

Peel Ln, Congleton CW12 4RQ

T: 01260 273916

Henry’s Cafe, Prestbury

Right in the centre of Prestbury Village is a little Café with a big heart. We are a family run, pet friendly, and Child friendly Café.

“The kids are always well looked after and the food is great”

The Village, Prestbury, Macclesfield SK10 4DG, England

T: 01625 408154

John Lewis – The Place To Eat

For hot meals, light snacks, cakes and refreshing drinks for all the family, served throughout the day

“Great value children’s meals at £3 and the portions are big”

“Loads of room for buggies and has a nice buzz”

Wilmslow Rd, Cheadle SK8 3BZ

T: 0161 491 4914

King Street Kitchen, Knutsford

Breakfast, Health Inspired Dishes, Sunday Lunch, Plant Food Cuisine.

“Bent over backwards to help me with my little one”

“Lots of room for a buggy”

“Kids menu”

84 King St, Knutsford WA16 6ED

01565 632820

Marks & Spencer’s Cafe, Macclesfield

Recommended time and time again by mums –

“I always go to M&S if I want a bite to eat when I’m shopping with the kids”

“Its not the best cafe but I think its the most child friendly”

33 Mill St, Macclesfield SK11 6NE

T: 01625 429327

Nixon’s Farm Shop

Wide range of high quality produce including locally sourced eggs, potatoes and fish.  Play barn next to cafe.

“Nixons farm is excellent”

Outwood Farm, Bolshaw Road, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 3PS

Tel: 0161 437 4801

Peak View Restaurant & Tearoom

Overlooking the sweeping Peak Park towards the Cheshire plain, the restaurant and tearoom is an ideal place to relax and unwind in a friendly atmosphere.

“Friendly staff”

“Great with the children”

Buxton Rd, Macclesfield SK11 0AR

T: 01298 22103

Ruby’s Fund, Congleton

Lovely cafe which offers hot and cold refreshments. Next to the small soft play frame so you can have a brew whilst the kids play. Super child friendly.

Outdoor space for the kids to play as well.

“Very safe; you can watch them play from your table in the cafe”

“Relaxed environment; the little ones can run around whilst you have a coffee. A great cause too”

Meridian House, Roe St, Congleton CW12 1PG

T:01260 277666

Seven Sisters Farm, Knutsford

Seven sisters posh ice cream provides somethings a little different to your usual ice cream parlour.

“Amazing maze!” (seasonal)

“Popular play area”

“Toys inside and a great outdoor area”


Knutsford WA16 9ER

T: 01565 723813

Sticky Paws in the Flavour Forest

A brand-new Restaurant and Play Concept. Unlike anything seen before in the indoor leisure sector. Making play and eating out with children an easy and enjoyable experience.

Unit 14, Weaver Point Way Barons Quay, Northwich CW9 5FT

T: 01606 537370

Tegg’s Nose Tea Room, Macclesfield

A family run, dog friendly tearoom serving fresh light lunches made with quality local produce, artisan coffee, beautiful loose leaf tea and handmade cakes.

“The children were made very welcome”

“Breastfeeding friendly”

Buxton Old Road Macclesfield

T: 07854 566895

The Botanist, Alderley Edge

Explore a secret garden of food and drink, where resident botanists craft unusual concoctions. Live music and conversation; here at The Botanist Alderley Edge.

“Great place to take the kids during the day”

“Very child friendly”

15 London Rd, Alderley Edge SK9 7JT

T: 01625 865637

The Botanist, Knutsford

Explore a secret garden of food and drink, where resident botanists craft unusual concoctions. Live music and conversation; here at The Botanist Knutsford.

“They put the ice cream in a wheel barrow!”

“The way they present kids meals is really special”

41A King St, Knutsford WA16 6DW

01565 750459

The Button Warehouse, Macclesfield

Wholefoods café.

“Good for buggies”

“Warning – there are steps to get in but don’t worry, they will help you”

“Nice changing facilities”

Stanley St, Macclesfield SK11 6AU

T: 01625 433093

The Courtyard, Knutsford

A very warm  welcome and good food await you at the courtyard which boasts both a rich history as well as a reputation for dining with a delicious difference.

“The kids love the train which circles the garden”

“My kids were amazed by the bikes decorating the place”

The Courtyard Coffee House & Restaurant The Rear of 92 King Street Knutsford WA16 6ED

T: 01565 653974

The Lambing Shed Farm Shop & Cafe, Knutsford

The menu is based entirely around top quality fresh meat and local produce. Serves a variety of delicious meals including sandwiches, salads, small plates, and larger more hearty dishes, including our famous Lambing Shed burger.

“Great afternoon tea”

“Kids playground outside”

Moseley Hall Farm, Chelford Rd, Knutsford WA16 8RB

T: 01565 631027

The Pavilion Café (a little further afield in Buxton)

The Pavilion Café Buxton overlooks the Promenade and Gardens.

“Lovely food”

“Sit right next to the play area to keep an eye on the kids as they play”

“Really nice food, small soft play area and the gardens are really nice; you can go to the playground afterwards”

The Pavilion Cafe, St Johns Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BE

T – 01298 23114

The Tytherington Club, Macclesfield

The Pulse Bar is the heart of the Club, offering you a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in which to meet friends after a workout, enjoy a Costa coffee, or relax with your family.

“Very relaxed”

“Kids can run around as much as they like”

“Very child friendly”

Dorchester Way, Tytherington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JP

T: 01625 506 000


Unico Lounge, Wilmslow

Light and airy space over two floors. On top of that is our huge hidden roof terrace, perfect in pretty much any weather.

“Toy table with toys and games for the little ones”

“Very spacious – plenty of room for buggies”

68 Grove Street, Wilmslow, SK9 1DS

T: 01625 527 154

Waugh Brow Farm, Knutsford

We’re very proud to be a real working farm with an array of animals. We have over 130 cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens (great for the kids to come and visit!) and our farm is located across 140 acres of fields and countryside.

Here at Waugh Brow Farm we have our very own snack shack right in the middle of our farm yard. 

“Brilliant with kids”

“Family friendly”

Waugh Brow Farm Shop, Smith Ln, Knutsford WA16 6JZ

T: 01565 872208

NB – Snack Shack and farm yard fun area are only open on Saturday and Sunday until the spring time

West Park Cafe, Macclesfield

Cafe situated in West Park.

“Ideally located next to the playground”

“Small soft play room with ball pool”

“Extremely child friendly”

West Park, Prestbury Rd, Macclesfield SK10 3BJ

T: 01625 421300

Wild & Wild, Congleton

We Wild & Wild, once a family dream, now a team of awesome people, making food by hand with love, made entirely from plants.

“Super healthy yet really delicious food”

“Small play area with teepee for the kids”

2 Bridge Street, Congleton Cheshire CW12 1AY

T: 01260 409327

Wine and Wallop, Knutsford

Wine and Wallop is your definitive wine bar, ale house and eatery.

“Highly recommend”

“Fantastic food and service”

“Children are welcomed”

76 King Street Knutsford WA16 6ED

T: 01565 228429

Zalo’s Cafe on the Corner, Knutsford

The modern and warm environment adds to the calming atmosphere. You’ll receive a warm welcome and great service from the dedicated team of staff.

“Really good with kids”

“Food is excellent”

“Our new favourite place”

94a King St, Knutsford WA16 6ED

T: 01565 755332