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"Great fun for kids and adults alike…"
Don't be put off by the name. This is a fun, full-on fifties diner, the food is well-priced and there is more than enough to keep the young'uns entertained with an adventure playground (free) and playbarn (only a pound)There is a room available for parties, and an extensive icecream menu as well as a wide range of other food. Top tip: get there early, go for an American breakfast and try to get one of the covered swinging seat/tables so you can keep an eye on the kids and eat your meal in peace while they play in the quality wooden playround.Read moreLess
"Make sure you are aware of the tap water policy…"
Just to warn parents, they have a very strict tap water policy here - which means no tap water will be served unless you are a diner.
But buying hot drinks, ice cream sundaes, cake do not count as dining with them. Even if your child will only drink tap water, you are not allowed to take it in, or even have it in the car park and the staff are very rigid on this rule and can be quite rude when it comes to enforcing it.
Other than that, the facilities are good, the diner itself is quirky but doesn't have many tables inside - it does get busy and there can be a long wait to dine (we were told 2 hours wait last time we visited in the school hols).Read moreLess
"A visit to American Diner and fanatic play barn…"
I am at the Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Parlour with Donna, Home is where the tart is., it is a windy day but not too cold. We thought all the boys could do with burning a bit of energy and this is the perfect place.
It is nestled near the Yorkshire dales in Skipton Yorkshire, if you didn't know it was here you would never find it. But it's a real gem.
I am sat in the play barn, which is exactly as it says a huge barn full of hay and swinging ropes, perfect for kids to let their inner monkey out. If you have a nervous disposition this place is heart attack material but a total kiddie heaven, a bargain a £1 per child.
Once we had paid for the boys wristbands and they had charged into the hay, Donna and I bought ourselves a caramel latte and found a bench from where we could see our monkeys, chat and blog.
It is an American Diner concept, which is totally different to anywhere around here the attention to detain is amazing. It is split into four parts the Ice cream parlour/diner, Bus diner, Play Barn and Play area.
Firstly the play barn; two huge barns split into two sections. There is an under 7s and over 7s area, this is fantastic as you are not on pins about your children squashing, or knocking small ones over
The barns are filled with hay bails, lots of swinging ropes and slides, a kid paradise. For us Mums and Dads there is a coffee, and cake bar, which sells huge, delicious cakes and flavoured coffees to refuel.Read moreLess