Eating out

Child Friendly Restaurants

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of 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.


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NB for 2021 – given the situation with coronavirus some places listed here may not be open or may be operating with restrictions.  The child friendly extras referred to may also have been altered or removed.  Please check direct with the place before you travel.


Aldeli, Alderley Edge

Coffee Shop, cafe and ice cream parlor.

“Lots of parking”

“Room for buggies”

“Relaxed”

London Rd, Alderley Edge SK9 7QB

01625 587509

Blacksmiths Arms, Henbury

The team at the Blacksmiths Arms are passionate about our food menu so you can relax and enjoy our quality dishes and great service at this fantastic venue. Kids play area.

“Great play area for the kids”

“Fab menu for the kids”

Chelford Rd, Henbury, Macclesfield SK11 9PG

T: 01625 424312

Bulls Head, Sandbach

We offer a traditional menu of English fayre and daily changing specials board, helping to maintain The Bull’s Head’s position as one of the leading local pubs in Smallwood.

“Great food and friendly pub”

“Family feel”

“Nice playground”

Newcastle Rd, Sandbach CW11 2TY

T: 01477 500247

Butley Ash, Macclesfield

Despite the pub’s rural location, the popularity of The Butley Ash sees guests return from as far afield as Stockport and Manchester to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and hearty food.

“Welcomed the children”

“Games and books to keep the kids entertained”

London Rd, Prestbury, Butley SK10 4EA

T: 01625 824930

Chilli Banana – Knutsford, Macclesfield and Wilmslow

The story of Chilli Banana’s authentic Thai food is the story of learning my mother’s cookery skills on our family farm 6,000 miles away and recreating the delicate Thai flavours of my homeland for a new generation of Cheshire families.

“Very friendly staff and good with the kids”

“The kids love it”

Knutsford: 84 King St, Knutsford WA16 6ED

T: 01565 651537

Macclesfield: Merchants House, 59 Buxton Rd, Macclesfield SK10 1JX

T:01625 422332

Wilmslow: 71 Water Ln, Wilmslow SK9 5BQ

T: 01625 539100

 

Cibo, Wilmslow

Using the freshest ingredients and traditional recipes, we bring you a dining experience you can really sink your teeth into.

“The kids are always made to feel welcome’

“Amazing food’

26-28 Green Ln, Wilmslow SK9 1LD

T 01625 525902

Evuna, Knutsford

Spanish restaurant, tapas bar and fine wine merchant.

Kids corner upstairs – only open Sundays (check before you go as upstairs not always open)

“Kids love it”

“Great for families”

46 King St, Knutsford WA16 6DT

T: 01565 634777

 

 

Fina Bar and Grill, Macclesfield

Modern Italian Cuisine prepared in the large gallery kitchen.

“Very kid friendly”

“Friendly Staff”

“Never feel out of place when we take the kids”

11 Market Place, Macclesfield

T: 01625 618 744

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

Giuliano, Handforth

Kids eat free from 12pm – 6pm with every adult meal purchased.

We offer a wide range of authentic Italian dishes, a warm welcome and a great atmosphere.

“Lots of space for the kids”

“Staff are always great with our kids”

121 Wilmslow Road Handforth Cheshire SK9 3HX

T: 01625 535245

 

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

Gurkha Dining, Macclesfield

Nepalese dishes are generally healthier as we rely less on use of fats and more on vegetables, lean meat, pickled dishes and salad. Common ingredients include lentils, potatoes, tomatoes, cumin, coriander, chilli peppers, garlic and mustard oil.

“Dedicated kids menu which comes with drink”

“Kids’ restaurant of choice!”

3-7 Samuel St, Macclesfield SK11 6UW

T:01625 348522

Gusto, Knutsford and Alderley Edge

Chain of elegant Italian restaurants.

Gusto might not be your first choice for a family friendly meal out but does in fact come recommended by mums as being a good bet for a special family occasion.

“They do make your own pizza for the children complete with chefs hat!”

“We find it great for the kids especially if we can get a booth”

75 London Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7DY

T: 01625 583 993

81 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DX

T: 01565 755 487

Harrington Arms, Bosley

The Harrington Arms is open all day every day and offers home cooked tapas daily. There is a large garden and children’s play area with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the Peak District National Park.

“Brilliant place to eat”

“Great pub”

Bosley, Macclesfield SK11 0PH

T: 01260 223113

Heath Farm Pub and Carvery, Congleton

Family friendly pub with Wacky Warehouse.

“You can keep an eye on the kids whilst you eat your roast”

Padgbury Ln, Congleton CW12 4LR

Horseshoe Inn, Congleton

We offer quality home cooked food with a menu that ranges from a simple sandwich to a mixed grill. The garden is a suntrap during the summer months offering plenty of outdoor seating over looking the children’s play area.

“Great food”

“Lovely play area”

Fence Ln, Congleton CW12 3NL

T: 01260 272205

Jin’s Oriental Restaurant, Macclesfield

Oriental restaurant

“Child friendly”

“Great with young children”

101-103 Chestergate, Macclesfield

T: 01625 503001

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

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

The Davenport Arms, Macclesfield

Modern country pub & grill.

Congleton Rd, Marton, Macclesfield SK11 9HF

T: 01260 701353

The Plough & Flail, Mobberley

Children’s menus ranging from sausage and mash to seabass fillet.  Outside play area.

“Great in the summer”

“Alpaca farm opposite!”

“Lots of parking and a nice play area for kids.”

The Plough and Flail, Paddock Hill Lane, Mobberley, Cheshire WA16 7DB

T:  01565 873537

 

Railway Inn, Mobberley

Located in Mobberley near Knutsford, the Railway Inn is a family-run, freehold village pub situated in the middle of the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

“My kids love it there”

“Great play area with some resident pigs which delighted my daughter”

2 Station Rd, Knutsford WA16 6LA

T: 01565 873155

Sarafina, Wilmslow

Independent neighbourhood bistro.  Children under 12 eat free before 6pm.

“Fab kids menu”

“Excellent with the children”

80 Water Ln, Wilmslow SK9 5BB

T 01625 532486

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

Sutton Hall, Macclesfield

Our wonderful pub is over 480-years-old.A warren of seven different dining areas, with plenty of terraces and gardens to enjoy the sun.

“Sutton hall has some swings and a tractor and there is a big grassy area for them to run around”

“The little ones are well occupied when we go”

Bullocks Ln, Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0HE

T: 01260 253211

The Bears Head, Sandbach

The food we love to eat, is the food we love to serve. So whether it’s a traditional Sunday roast or one of our new seasonal dishes, we’re sure there’s something for everyone to enjoy at The Bear’s Head.

“Great kids menu”

“Good choice of kids menu”

The Bear’s Head, Newcastle Road South, Brereton, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1RS

T: 01477 544732

The Bear’s Paw, Warmingham

Located in the picturesque village of Warmingham, The Bear’s Paw is a characterful luxury country hotel and restaurant in Cheshire dating from the 19th century.

“Kids meals very good”

“Family and dog friendly”

School Lane, Warmingham, Sandbach, CW11 3QN

T: 01270 526317

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 Brocklehurst Arms, Macclesfield

A very warm welcome to the Blocklehurst Arms. We’re just a short drive away from Macclesfield. With your mates, with your other half, or even with the kids, the Blocklehurst Arms is perfect – comfy, casual and lively.

“Family pub”

“Reasonably priced”

40 Manchester Rd, Macclesfield SK10 2HA

T: 01625 423688

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 Cheshire Cheese

The Cheshire Cheese is a characteristic and charming local inn, situated in the traditional village of Wheelock, adjacent to the picturesque Trent and Mersey Canal.   Serving great customer service, a warm welcome and quality food alongside an extensive portfolio of drinks and fine ales.

“Very friendly”

“Child friendly”

The Cheshire Cheese, 466-468 Crewe Road, Wheelock, Cheshire CW11 3RL

Tel – 01270 346600

The Church House, Sutton

We are a family and dog friendly pub, with a large beer garden, children’s play area and extended field behind the pub, which is enjoyed by all in the winter snow and summer sun alike!

“Large outside play area”

“Very child friendly”

“Lovely”

Church Ln, Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0DS

T: 01260 252436

The Cock and Pheasant, Bollington

Of all the pubs in Bollington, Cock & Pheasant must be one of the best places to indulge yourself and enjoy a rewarding meal.

“Really Nice”

“Very popular children’s playground”

15 Bollington Rd, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5EJ

T: 01625 573289

The Egerton Arms, Chelford

We welcome children to play in our playground with a swing & slide in the garden and a selection of children’s toys to keep everyone happy. The kids menu is popular and comes with a colouring competition.

“Very friendly and welcomed my baby and toddler”

“Great play area”

“Can’t recommend this place enough”

The Egerton Arms Knutsford Road Chelford Macclesfield Cheshire SK11 9BB

The Fox and Hounds, Sproston

The Fox and Hounds is a Cheshire Country Pub serving freshly prepared quality food using Locally Sourced Produce.

“Big garden and children’s play area”

“The food is incredible”

“Great garden for the kids”

Holmes Chapel Road Sproston Cheshire CW4 7LW

The Miners Arms, Adlington

Welcoming old country pub with friendly staff and regulars. Family friendly, offering excellent food to suit all tastes

“Large beer garden with kids area”

‘Great food’

Wood Ln N, Adlington, Macclesfield SK10 4PF

T: 01625 872731

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 Red Lion, Pickmere

The Red Lion is a fabulous country pub situated in the village of Pickmere where you can enjoy quality food and drink in relaxed and inviting surroundings.

“Lovely”

“Nice outdoor area for kids”

Park Ln, Pickmere, Knutsford WA16 0JX

T: 01565 733247

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

 

The Windmill in Whiteley green

The Windmill offers a warm welcome to all. The family area can be found to the rear of the pub. Relax and enjoy the sunshine whilst the ‘kiddy winks’ run around our windmill maze till their heart content.

No play area but a maze for the little ones. 

“Great pub”

“Brilliant labyrinth in the garden for the children!”

Holehouse Ln, Whiteley Green, Macclesfield SK10 5SJ

T: 01625 574222

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

Waggon & Horses, Wilmslow

Chain pub/restaurant serving classic comfort food, with kids’ and dessert menus. Wacky Warehouse.

“Good place for a meal with the family as they have an indoor play area”

“Family friendly”

231 Wilmslow Rd, Handforth, Wilmslow SK9 3JZ

T: 0161 437 3626

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

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

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