Want to entertain the kids while enjoying a family meal this summer? Check out Mid Devon’s cafés and restaurants that cater for all the family. These suggestions offer lots of activities to keep the children entertained before, during or after your meal.
Adventure awaits you at The Waie Inn in Zeal Monachorum, this family-friendly restaurant hosts lots of fun activities for the whole family. Put your feet up and enjoy some delicious home-cooked meals after using the indoor swimming pool, soft play, skittles or outdoor play area.
The Globe Inn
The Globe Inn at Sampford Peverell is situated next to the Grand Western Canal and makes a great place to stop for refreshment if you are cycling or walking along the canal path. The pub offers a trampoline and climbing frame for children visiting the pub. They also offer bike hire if you wish to pedal along the canal.
Fordmore Café, Cullompton, is a hit with children as they have a great kids menu and it’s home to a number of animals which you can visit on the site. Say hello to the goats, pigs, chicken and ducks! With dog-friendly treats also on the menu, the whole family can come along.
Pick-Your-Own Farm Shops
The Swans Neck Café, Halberton and Thornes Farm Shop café, Stockleigh Pomeroy near Crediton, offer space for the children to play and have a light lunch. Before you head off, make sure you pick your own strawberries or raspberries to take back for dessert, always a hit with the kids!
The Stables Café
The Stables Café at Knightshayes Court – Mid Devon’s popular National Trust property – has a lovely café set in the courtyard offering activity sheets for children to complete while dining with them and plenty of space in the gardens for the children to run around and burn off their energy!
The Roundhouse Café
The Roundhouse Café at Muddifords Court just outside Willand. Offering take-away food and drinks, allowing you to take a walk around the grounds and meet the resident ducks, chickens, goats, shetland ponies and the wonderful guinea pigs, whilst enjoying something yummy from the café. Or if you prefer, you can pull up a seat indoors or if the sun is shining on the patio! They currently have a scarecrow trail for the children to follow.
The Weary Traveller
The Weary Traveller in Cullompton offers a children’s pub menu and a large garden for kids to play. There is lots of space for them to feel free and a climbing frame set to the side of the garden. With plenty of outdoor seating you’ll be able to keep an eye on them while they play.
These are just seven places to enjoy a family meal around Mid Devon. For more ideas of eateries to try, visit our eating out page.