The top 10 places to find ice cream in Yorkshire
Summer time means more family outings – and what better place to spend a hot summer day than at one of the these fabulous Yorkshire ice cream parlours? With the help of Yorkshire Tots Facebook Page, I’ve put together a list of 10 fantastic Yorkshire ice cream parlours to visit with your family. Whereever you find yourself in Yorkshire, from Dewsbury to Skipsea, there’s a Yorkshire ice cream parlour waiting.
1. Yummy Yorkshire – Denby Dale, West Yorkshire
- Delph House Farm, Denby Dale, Huddersfield HD8 8XY
- Open daily 9-5
Yummy Yorkshire is located on a family run dairy farm which produces 50+ flavours of award-winning ice cream. They have a family friendly coffee shop and ice cream parlour as well as many fun, family events planned throughout the summer.
“Yummy Yorkshire is a great family destination with plenty of regular events on the farm as added attractions for our customers. In summer alone we have the Yummy Yorkshire garden with sandpit and toys, the Play Barn with its ride-ons and regular Bouncy Castles all for free.
It is amazing to be in the position where we can open up our farm to the public and we take great pleasure in everybody enjoying our events and facilities.
Having a young family ourselves, we know that children can be hard to please so we always like to try something new which children and adults can have fun with. We’re also geared towards little ones in the ice cream parlour and café with a separate children’s menu, high chairs and baby changing facilities,” says owner Jeremy Holmes.
2. Brymor Ice Cream Parlour – Masham, North Yorkshire
- A B Moore (Farmers) Ltd, High Jervaulx Farm, Jervaulx, Masham, North Yorkshire HG4 4PG
- Open daily 10-6
Brymor’s ice cream parlour is a family run business and the ice cream served there is made from milk produced on the farm. There are over 35 flavours to choose from including diabetic ice cream and sorbets. The parlour has seating for up to 150 as well as baby changing facilities. The ice cream was described by one Yorkshire Tots reader as ‘the best on earth.’
3. Dixon’s Milk Ices – Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
- 18 Swan Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3UB
- Mon-Fri 8-10 Sat-Sun 9-10
Dixion’s has been serving up milk ices in Huddersfield since 1961 and now has a second shop on Leeds Road. Dixion’s milk ice recipe is a closely guarded secret and a favourite treat to many Yorkshire Tots readers. They also make speciality products which include milk shakes, the Ice Mountain and the Slush Mush.
4. Archer’s Jersey Ice Cream at The Station Ice Cream Parlour, Richmond, North Yorkshire
- The Station Ice Cream Parlour, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4LD
- Open daily 10-6 (Closed on Mondays in the winter aside from school holidays)
The Station carries Archer’s Jersey Ice Cream in cones, cups, sundaes and milk shakes to be enjoyed indoors or outside in a garden area. The Station is a hub of community activity offering food, film and art on the premises. It is also located on the Cost-to-Coast long distance path and is a great setting off spot for some short family-friendly walks.
5. Mr. Moos – Driffield, East Yorkshire
- Southfield House Farm, Hornsea Road, Skipsea, Driffield, East Yorkshire Y025 8SY
- Open daily 10-5
Mr. Moos prides itself on serving old fashioned ice cream without artificial colouring or man made flavouring and using mostly local ingredients. The parlour also serves ice cream sundaes including a cow pat sundae and the six-scoop Mega Moo. There is also a farm walk you can do to burn off that ice cream after!
6. Charlotte’s Ice Cream Parlour – Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
- The Meadows, Whitley Rd, Dewsbury WF12 0NQ
- Open daily 10:30-6
Charlotte’s Ice Cream Parlour has both real jersey ice cream and many fun activities for the kids.
“Charlottes Ice Cream Parlour Coffee Shop is open 7 days a week we have lots of animals to see, a crazy golf train ride and great slide, weather permitting. Our free play area is always open and we have no entry fee just great ice cream, coffee, lunches and a great welcome to young and old alike,” says Audrey of Charlotte’s.
7. The Garden Coffee Lounge, Liversedge, West Yorkshire
- Clough Lane, Liversedge WF15 8AD
- The Garden Coffee Lounge Facebook Page
- Open daily 10-5
The Garden Coffee Lounge come very highly recommended by Yorkshire Tots readers. They have a “gorgeous” garden lounge cafe and coffee shop which sells Charlotte’s Ice Cream as well as an outside area with goats, birds, hens, ducks, rabbits and even a peacock.
“There are about 6 flavours of ice cream. My favourite is coconut and chocolate chip! You can have them in cones (with toppings!!) or in tub. There are plenty of tables outside to eat your ice cream, a garden to run around in and animals such as goats to feed. Plus there is a shop selling eggs too so you can stock up!” says mum Jo who runs the family travel website kiddieholidays.co.uk
8. Billy-Bob’s Parlour at the Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Farm, Skipton, North Yorkshire
- Calm Slate Farm, Bolton Abbey BD233 6EU
- Open daily 9-6
Billy-Bob’s Parlour at the Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Farm serves up fantastic ice cream and shakes in a 50’s style American diner. They also have wonderful play areas suited for different ages. We had a great visit last spring – you can read our review here.
Booking a table is highly recommended as it gets every busy, especially on weekends and holidays.
“If you like pancakes, ice cream, burgers and play (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?!) then we reckon you’ll love Billy-Bob’s! Our 50’s style parlour & diner near Bolton Abbey serves up delicious ice cream treats and tasty American Diner fare, and what’s more there’s three imaginative outdoor and undercover play areas for children to enjoy, all set amidst the beautiful views of the Yorkshire Dales!
With lots of outside seating, as well as booths inside, it’s a great place to stop for a bite to eat and a play. We’re open from 9am for breakfast until last orders for dinner at 6pm every day of the week, check out our website for more information www.billybobsparlour.com,” says Sarah of Billy-Bob’s.
9. Our Cow Molly – Sheffield, South Yorkshire
- Cliffe House Farm, Dungworth, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S6 6GW, United Kingdom S6 6GW
- Daily 11-6
Our Cow Molly is set on a working farm where ice cream is made using milk produced on the farm. They have over 30 flavours including deluxe flavours like lemon & ginger and bakewell tart. The ice cream can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors and children also get a chance to visit the animals.
10. Goodalls of Tong, Tong, West Yorkshire
- Manor Farm, Tong Lane, Tong Village, Tong, West Yorkshire BD4 ORP
- No website – phone 0113-285 2728
- Seasonal hours
Goodalls award winning ice cream is made on site; There is even a viewing room in the tea shop so you can even have a peek at the process. Goodalls has a small tea room, outdoor picnic tables, and a collection of ducks, donkeys, pigs and sheep. For more details see this review.
More Yorkshire ice cream parlours recommended by Yorkshire Tot readers
Kendall’s Ice Cream Factory & Cafe, Halfax www.kendallshalifax.co.uk/icecream.html
Knickerbocker Shakes, Rounday, Leeds Knickerbocker shakes
A Month of Sundaes, Marsden www.amonthofsundaes.com
Birchfield Ice Cream Parlour and Tea Rooms, Summer Bridge, Harrogate www.birchfieldicecream.co.uk
Do you have a favourite on this list or one we’ve missed out? If so, I’d love to hear about it – tell us in the comments below.