Eating out

Eateries with Indoor Entertainment for the Kids

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 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.

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

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

Bridgemere Garden Centre, Nantwich

Garden Centre with cafe, gardens and indoor play areas.

Bridgemere, Nantwich CW5 7QB

T: 01270 360003

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

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



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

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

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


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

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 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

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

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