Eating out with kids can sometimes be something of a challenge (understatement of the year!) There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants in the Crawley area which really do welcome children and families so I’ve compiled a list of them here.
These places are not all ‘exclusively’ for families or children but they have all shown thoughtful touches or great facilities (things like pushchair access, changing facilities, highchairs and so on)
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Coffee shop/café selling a wide range of made to order sandwiches, toasties, paninis and wraps. Also a large hot food menu.
Friendly staff, yummy food and a lovely atmosphere. Well worth a visit. KP March 17
Where: 52 The Street, Charlwood, Horley, RH6 0DF
Tel: 01293 863795
Café/ice cream parlour serving coffees, breakfast, lunch and gelato.
Where: 28-32 The Broadway, Crawley, RH10 1HG
Tel: 01293 279882
Enjoy the best sundaes, shakes, smoothies and other desserts in our vintage themed eat-in parlour.
Where: 42 High Street, Crawley, RH10 1BW
Tel: 01293 527912
Traditional English breakfasts and lunches cooked to order. Daily specials and freshly made sandwiches.
Open Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm, and Saturdays 8am to 12noon.
Where: Wallage Lane, Turners Hill, RH10 4NQ
Tel: 07958 196959
Crawley’s first Play Café – NOW OPEN!!
A family café for grown-ups to relax in, with the addition of a secure play area featuring soft play, role play and toys for the little ones, plus a tablet bar for older children.
Parking available at the back of the café (turn in after the shops). Road parking also available for up to 2 hours.
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9.30am-5pm; Sundays 10am-4pm
Soft play £2.50 for 2 hours.
Where: Unit 4, Three Bridges Road, Crawley, RH10 1HL
Tel: 07824 161118
American styled parlour, specialising in Italian Gelato and desserts.
Where: 100-104 High Street, Crawley, RH10 1BZ
Tel: 01293 544233
Soft play centre for children aged 5 years and under with a café selling teas, coffees and snacks. Outdoor play area available during summer months.
Open Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.
Admission: 1-5years £4.95 (discounted rate of £3.50 when outside area is closed), 6-12months £1.95, under 6month FREE.
Where: Crawley Road, Faygate, RH12 4SE
Tel: 01293 851110
Our café menu has a variety of meals available throughout the day for you to enjoy while visiting our stores. The menu features café classics as well as tasty pies and much more.
You can also enjoy our freshly ground Fairtrade Coffee while enjoying a treat from our cakes and pastry sections or choose a savoury snack from our sandwich range.
Open 8am-7pm Monday to Saturday, and 10.30am-4pm on Sundays.
Kids eat free with purchase of any adult hot meal (over £4.50). Available from 3pm every day (term time) and all day during summer holidays.
Where: 100 Pegler Way, Crawley, RH10 1BZ
Tel: 01293 831649
We serve breakfast and lunch throughout the day, light snacks, homemade cakes, teas, coffees, hot chocolate, ice creams and also cater for vegetarian, gluten and dairy free.
We have a children’s menu available and during the summer we provide picnic bags.
Directly across from playground in Maidenbower Park.
Where: Maidenbower Pavilion, Maidenbower Park, RH10 7HG
Tel: 01293 882252
From made to order baguettes and sandwiches to fresh ground Barista coffee, hot food and a vast array of fresh cakes, Tilgate Bakery is a favourite stop for breakfast, lunch or a snack.
We also offer a custom-designed celebration cake service as well as catering for any special occasion.
Open Monday-Saturday 7:00am-4:30pm, Sundays 8:00am-2:00pm
Where: 12 Tilgate Parade, Tilgate, RH10 5EQ
Tel: 01293 525784
A seasonal family events venue running a variety of attractions through the year. In addition, Tulleys Tea Room and Animal Patch are open every day of the week for most of the year serving a range of hot and cold food, cakes and drinks.
Where: Turners Hill Road, Crawley, RH10 4PE
Tel: 01342 718472
Whether you’re after a quick coffee, a snack or a relaxed meal, you’ll find something truly appetising in our restaurant.
With a soft play area for children, so you can relax while they let off some steam.
Open 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-4pm Sundays
Where: Copthorne Road, Pound Hill, RH10 3PD
Tel: 0844 2885008