Baby Friendly Cafe’s near Basingstoke

Little Roses Tea Room and Gift Shop – Elm Park Garden Centre, on the road from Basingstoke to Tadley

Open from 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4.30pm

  • Lovely Little cafe with lovely people.
  • Has a baby changing unit in its disabled toilet with nappy sacks and baby wipes for you to use!
  • Sit upstairs if you have toddlers or want to sit on comfy sofa’s. Baby Changing unit upstairs as well as in Toilets
  • Lovely cakes and very reasonable placed.
  • Recommend to avoid the Valley of the Dolls shop next door. Unless you are into that kind of thing of course 😉
  • Cafe is situated at the back of the garden centre to the right and has parking next to it.

Wyevale Garden Centre – on the road from Basingstoke to Reading

  • Bit hit and miss with quality of food. Week days better than weekends
  • Join the membership scheme as it’s amazing how quickly you rack up discounts which get you money off future purchases.
  • They have a car cleaner on site, so you can have your car cleaned for a very reasonable price whilst you enjoy lunch or coffee and cake.
  • Baby Changing facilities are in the ladies

Departure Lounge Cafe – Alton

  • This cafe is next to a Garden Centre and has part of an aircraft (!!!) at the back of the cafe.
  • Was very impressed as it didn’t look much from the main road.

Newlyns Farm Cafe – Hook

  • Eaten here several times but not with baby so not sure what baby facilities are like. Anyone else been here with their baby?

Swimming with Babies

Basingstoke Sports Centre – Town Centre

  • There is a small pool that is kept at 32 degrees and open between 12 and 1.30 on a week day is an open session.
  • Changing rooms are for the whole family so Dad can help out too! Baby Change fold out tables available in the large changing rooms.

Tadley Swimming Pool

Jelly Babies (for parents and children under 5 years old)

  • Tues and Thurs 11-12am
  • Wed 2.30pm – 4pm
  • Sun 9am-12pm

Queen Marys College Swimming Pool

Family Swim

  • Wed 6-7pm
  • Sat and Sun 2-4.50pm

Basingstoke Aquadrome

See a review of Basingstoke Aquadrome on NHM HERE.

Family sessions have been specifically designed for those with children. The Family sessions offer a calm and enjoyable atmosphere for young and old alike – the perfect family day out.

  • Family Swim – Sun 7-10am
  • Parent and Toddler Swim
  • From 10:30 – 20:00 Parent and Baby Beach

Hampshire Centrecourt swimming Pool

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Baby Friendly Cafe’s in Basingstoke

Town Centre

Debenhams Cafe:  Town Centre

  • A microwave is available for warming baby food.
  • Baby Changing Facilities is next to the restaurant.

Cafe Nero’s: Waterstones, Town Centre

Marks and Spencer’s cafe: Town Centre

Out of Town

Sainsbury’s Cafe: Hatch Warren

  • Week days are better than weekends for quality of food.
  • Free Nappies are available in the Baby Changing Room but you have to ask for them.
  • Menu displays calorie content of everything!

The Parlour Team room: Viables Craft Centre, Harrow Way, RG22 4BJ

  • Closed on Monday’s
  • Open 9.30am to 5pm Tues-Sat.
  • Fantastic selection of homemade cakes and cupcakes. If feeling hungry recommend the Farmers tea.
  • Alison’s wonderland is a shop attached to the tea shop and has quirky gifts and cards for unique presents.

Morrisons Cafe: Brookvale

Asda Cafe: Brighton Hill

The Dome Cafe: Brighton Hill

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Giraffe – Town Centre

  • Check for discounts before going

Zizzi’s – Top of Town Centre

  • Check for discounts before going

Wagamamas – Town Centre

  • Baby Changing facilities are available in the Disabled toilet
  • Seating is on benches and generally not comfortable for breastfeeding
  • Fast and healthy food
  • If you sit at the tables near the entrance, there is enough parking for pushchairs next to the tables at the back
  • If you are pressed for time (evening feeds, etc.) you can check out your local Wagamama’s menu on the iPhone or iPad Wagamama application or check online in advance. The Mobile Applications allow you to place your order so it is ready when you arrive. You can also order takeaway using this option.
  • Excellent air con, so if it’s hot outside, this is a great place to be!

Pizza Express – Town Centre


Pizza Express – South Ham

  • Baby Changing facilities in Disabled toilets, with cover for babies to lie on
  • Children’s menu available
  • Parking in car park is very small. Alternative parking is available at the football ground which is 3 mins walk away, however, you will need your pushchair as it’s too far to carry the car seat from.
  • Dyson hand dryers (it’s the little things that count!)
  • Very friendly people who like babies!
  • Check for discounts before going

Pizza Hut – Same shopping area as Toys R Us

The Harvester – South Ham

  • Tables aren’t big enough for Pushchairs
  • Nappy Bin smelt horrible
  • Menu shows the calorie content of each item

Mcdonalds Drive through – Same shopping area as Toys R Us

  • If you’re feeling more slummy mummy than yummy mummy and can’t be bothered to mobilise the army, this is a very quick place to get lunch

Outings for babies and toddlers near Basingstoke

Finkley Down Farm – Andover
Beale Park – Pangbourne
Bucklebury Farm – Reading
Manor Farm – Fareham
RHS Wisley – M25
  • Even have a nursing area in their restaurants!
Birdworld – Alton
Legoland – Windsor
Discovery centre – Bracknell
Family Adventure Farm – Newbury (I think this has now closed)
Marwell Zoo – Near Winchester
The Hawk Conservancy – Near Andover
  • Was a bit skeptical about this place before going but it was an absolutely brilliant day out.
  • Loved the Bird Displays, the Ferret Racing and the opportunity to have an eagle sit on your arm!

Baby Friendly Pubs in Basingstoke

Baby and Children Friendly Pubs in Basingstoke

The Portsmouth Arms

The Portsmouth Arms

Hatch Warren Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 4RA

Tel: 01256 334036 ‎

  • Wooden climbing frame and swings for children.
  • Unsure if Baby changing facilities available

Millstone Pub

Millstone Pub

Barton’s Lane, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8AE

Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 11am – 11pm; Sun 12 noon – 10.30pm

Tel: 01256 331153

  • A country pub haven, yet only 5 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Basingstoke town centre, the Millstone is set within a conservation area near to the historical Basing house ruins.
  • Children’s Playground next door. Unsure if Baby changing facilities are available.
  • The Millstone hosts a quiz every Thursday from 9pm.