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Request your East Riding Mums card and from Tuesday to Friday at The Sails Cafe one child eats FREE (children’s sandwich meal or children’s platter) when one adult meal is purchased. 

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The Sails Café is tucked away in the grounds of the historic Skidby Mill. Look out for the Skidby Mill Parking sign (next to the Millhouse restaurant carpark). Park up and walk down the path towards the Mill and here you will find an afternoon of entertainment!

The café has outdoor seating, a play area for the children and a field perfect for picnicking and playing.

The food was yummy, and there is a simple children’s menu, we would recommend the Kid’s Platter, which was very colourful and tasty. The homemade cake selection was vast and my cream scone was delicious, they even had a gluten free option available.

There were large toilets with baby changing facilities. A few colouring books and pens are available too.

The café also offer a picnic hamper service, order before 2pm the day before and collect your made to order picnic basket after 9.30am on the day. Prices start from £7.50 per head.

After our lunch, we went to The Skidby Mill Museum. Entry cost £2.50 per adult, and £1.25 for over 5s. I was pleasantly surprised with the museum, which is a particularly family friendly museum. We spent over an hour exploring the site with our daughter (3). She enjoyed using the mill to grind the grain, building a mini slate roof, using a pulley to lift the flour, building an archway with blocks, jigsaws, a quiz sheet trail and looking at a live beehive behind a pane of glass.

The Sails Café is open Tuesday to Sunday 9:00-16:00 and Bank holidays. T: 01482 847831.

Skidby Mill is open from 10:00 – 17:00 every day, except it closes 16:30 on Fridays. It is closed 12:30 – 13:00 every day. T: 01482 848405. http://www.museums.eastriding.gov.uk/skidby-mill/

Address: Both the café and the Mill are located on Beverley Road in Skidby, HU16 5TF. Follow the brown signs for Skidby Mill.

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