The Potions Cauldron is the World’s most magical drinks emporium and serves magic every day on Shambles in York. You can enjoy a potion drink that comes to life if you do the potion spell, a delicious Spellbound Butterscotch Beer, or mix your own slush potion that comes with magical powers.

You can also try their Potion Experience with a chance to see the all new Secret Potion room and have a potion mixed for you by a Wizard with a few surprises as the room comes to life and you learn the secrets of potion making!

Find out how Basilisk Blood, Tears of A Wizard, Serpents Venom and Unicorn Essence are made and see if you can taste the magic.

Grown up Wizards can event try some poison in their potion.

The Potions Experience at The Potions Cauldron lasts 25 minutes and is £5.99 per Wizard.

The experience may not be suitable for Wizards under 6 years old or anyone of a very nervous disposition.

There is a date night version of the experience for grown up Wizards that lasts 50 minutes.

You can book your magical potions experience online

9 3/4 Shambles, York, YO1 7LZ

01904 692192
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Our new Time Cafe features an all new menu, a newly refurbished restaurant, with stunning views of The Yorkshire Dales National Park.  We have a brilliant Head Chef and kitchen team and everything we made is hand made and delicious!  Time Cafe is the ideal spot to take in views of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and enjoy a delicious meal made by our fantastic new chefs.

We’ve had to scale down our menu at the moment but there is still something for everyone, including our infamous classic “Caveman Breakfast”, burgers, sandwiches, kids meals as well as some delicious homemade bakes and cakes.  All ingredients are locally sourced, cooked fresh on site, and served with a smile and amazing views!

As well as the Time Cafe, The Stumpy Van is regular fixture up here for the summer!  Serving ice creams, sundaes and home made cakes.   We’ve had people travel for miles just to come and visit the van and no one leaves disappointed!  In fact, we’ve been told a fair few times now by our younger customers that this is the best ice cream they’ve ever had!  High praise indeed!

So if you’re looking for a fabulous meal out for all the family, in a beautiful setting, with plenty of things to keep the whole family entertained.  You can book a slot in the caves, watch a film in our cinema or bring a bucket and spade and enjoy our HUGE sandpit!  And don’t forget the dog either – they are more than welcome up here at Stump Cross – we even have some special canine treats for them!


Al Bivio

Italian Restaurant located at Hornbeam Park.

Welcomes Children & Family’s. They have a Bambivio Menu which includes a meal, drink & sweet for £7

Open Monday – Saturday 8.00am – 22.00pm

The Lenz
Hornbeam Park

Contact :
01423 870005

Billy Bobs Parlour

Billy-Bob’s Parlour combines an awesome ice cream parlour and 1950’s American diner with amazing play adventures for diners up to 15 years old. You can drop-in for an ice cream, or come for a full meal and a play – the choice is yours! Be sure to check out our website before you come

Billy-Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour
Calm Slate Farm
Bolton Abbey
BD23 6EU
T: 01756 711826

Bivouac, Nr Masham

Bivouac is a gem of a place, not easy to fine but well worth the effort. Extremely family friendly, home cooked locally sourced food in a gorgeous luxury/eco cafe setting. Read my full blog review here


Clocktower Rudding Park

A privately owned luxury hotel, Rudding Park has 90 bedrooms, a spa, two restaurants and a kitchen garden, private cinema, two golf courses and conference and events space. Set in 300 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, Rudding Park is one of the most beautiful Harrogate hotels.

Rudding Park Clocktower restaurant offers a childrens menu which includes 3 courses

Rudding Park Hotel, Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1JH

Squinting Cat

The Squinting Cat is a family friendly venue with an adjoining soft play area, located on the outskirts of Harrogate in an idyllic countryside setting.

Lund House Green, Harrogate HG3 1QE

Strid Wood Tearooms on the Bolton Abbey Estate

Strid Wood Tearooms on the Bolton Abbey Estate is a baby/ family place to visit.

“Calling all babies! Your parents need a break….bring them along to Strid Wood Tearooms! We are baby friendly which means we will do everything we can to make your visit happy and stress free (and we all know happy babies = happy parents).

We are breastfeeding friendly, we will warm your bottle, we have toys for you to play with and blankets you can lie on on the grass, we have plenty of space for pushchairs and have baby changing facilities a short stroll away, with complementary baby wipes/cotton wool in case your parents have forgotten any essentials ( mine often do!).

And whether your parents want a herbal tea/ decaf drinks or a triple expresso, we will look after them too.

The Kitchen Table at William’s Den

Families can stop by to refuel at The Kitchen Table. A beautifully restored stone and brick barn offering something scrumptious to eat for the whole family. Free to enter, visitors to William’s Den do not have to buy a ticket to enjoy the restaurant. Families can expect wholesome and delicious food including wood-fired pizzas, award-winning home-made ice cream or a cup of coffee served by fully-trained baristas. William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS.