Breastfeeding Friendly Scheme

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

The aims of the South Lakeland Breastfeeding Friendly scheme are to:South Lakeland Breastfeeding Friendly Logo

  • support mothers to feel confident breastfeeding out and about
  • be a way that communities and businesses can show they welcome and support breastfeeding
  • raise awareness about the benefit and barriers to breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is good for mums, babies and the environment but many women feel nervous about breastfeeding out and about and this can mean they choose not to breastfeed or that they stop breastfeeding before they want to. Concerns about breastfeeding in public (such as embarrassment and negative public attitudes) have been identified as one of the main barriers to breastfeeding. By signing up to this scheme businesses and organisations can help show that they welcome and support breastfeeding families by displaying an easily recognisable sticker and sharing information with their staff and volunteers about why breastfeeding is important and how it is protected.

It is important to remember that the right to breastfeed in any public place is protected by law and that most women only have positive experiences of breastfeeding out and about.

To join the Breastfeeding Friendly scheme, businesses must sign a declaration agreeing that they (and any staff) will support a breastfeeding mother on their premise.

To join the scheme please contact the Public Protection team.

Current members of the South Lakeland Breastfeeding Friendly Scheme:


Bob-In Cafe, New Barns Caravan Park, 2 The Barn, New Barns, Arnside, Lancashire, LA5 0BN

Kirkby Lonsdale

The Churchmouse at Barbon, New Road, Barbon LA6 2LL

Smile Day Nursery, High Biggins, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, LA6 2NP 


Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, Hale, Milnthorpe LA7 7FE

Cafe Ambio, The Auction Mart, Junction 36, Crooklands, Near Kendal LA7 7FP

Milnthorpe Family Centre, Joeys Nursery, Firs Road, Milnthorpe, LA7 7QF

The Olive Tree Eatery, 49 Beetham Road, Milnthorpe LA7 7QN

Milnthorpe Sure Start Children's Centre, Firs Road, Milnthorpe, LA7 7QF


Low Sizergh Barn, Low Sizergh Farm, Sizergh, Kendal LA8 8AE

Wilf's Catering Ltd, Staveley Mill Yard, Back Lane, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR

Staveley Natural Health Centre, Unit 10, Staveley Mill Yard, Staveley, Kendal LA8 9LR

Cafe Ambio Ings, Ings Village, A591, Windermere LA8 9PY

Lakeland Maze Farm Park, Raines Hall, Sedgwick, Kendal LA8 0JH

Café Nova, 27 - 53 Finkle Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4AL

Brewery Arts Centre including Warehouse Cafe, 122a Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE

Playbase Nursery, Beezon Road, Kendal, LA9 6BL

The Lakeland Climbing Centre Ltd, Lake District Business Park, Kendal LA9 6NH

Netherfield CC, Parkside Road, Kendal LA9 7BL

ASDA, Burton Road, Kendal LA9 7JA

Courtyard Cafe, Quaker Tapestry Ltd, Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH

Masons Yard 24, 22 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BN

Brew Brothers, 69 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4ED

Costa Coffee, Unit 33 Elephant Yard, Kendal LA9 4LZ

Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4PY

Prelude, 1 Library Road, Kendal LA9 4QB

Marks and Spencer, Library Road, Kendal LA9 4QB

Charlie’s Cafe Bar, 95 Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4RA

Castle Street Centre, Castle Street, Kendal, LA9 7AD

RVS T/Bar Westmorland General Hospital, Burton Road, Kendal LA9 7RG

Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal LA9 7HX

Terrazzo, 7 Riverside Walk, K Village, Kendal LA9 7SH

Kendal West Sure Start Children's Centre, Kendal Green, Kendal, LA9 5PP

Kendal East Sure Start Children's Centre, 42a Grasmere Crescent, Kendal, LA9 6LP

South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4DQ

Safehands Nursery, Captain French Lane, Kendal, LA9 4HP


Smatt's Duo Cafe, 32 Main Street, Sedbergh LA10 5BL

Weaver's Cafe, Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh LA10 5LW

Sedbergh Sure Start Children's Centre, Settlebeck High School, Long Lane, Sedbergh, LA10 5AL 

Sedbergh Library, Main Street, Sedbergh, LA10 5BN

Grange Over Sands

Thyme Out Grange Ltd, Devonshire House, Main Street, Grange Over Sands LA11 6DP

The Hazelmere, 1-2 Yewbarrow Terrace, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6ED

Harry’s Cafe Bar, Yew Tree Barn, Low Newton, Nr Cartmel LA11 6JP

S Café Ltd, Yewbarrow Terrace, Main Street, Grange Over Sands, LA11 6ED

Fish Over Chips, Kents Bank Road, Grange Over Sands LA11 7EY

Flookburgh Sure Start Children's Centre, Flookburgh Primary School, Winder Lane, Flookburgh, LA11 7LE


Ulverston Library, King Street, Ulverston LA12 0BT

Sefton House, 34 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF

The Hot Mango Cafe, 27 King Street, Ulverston LA12 7DZ

Re:Vista at Emmanuel Christian Centre, Mill Street, Ulverston LA12 7EB

Olde Ulverston Tea Rooms, 2 Lower Brook Street, Ulverston LA12 7EE

Poppies Cafe and Bistro, 4 Union Street, Ulverston LA12 7HR

Coach House Cafe and Bistro, Ford Park, Ulverston LA12 7JP

The Little Green Juicy Cafe, 19 Market Street, Ulverston LA12 7LB

Home and Finance, 14 New Market St, Ulverston LA12 7LN

Costa Coffee, 36-38 Market Street, Ulverston LA12 7LS 

Mad Hatters Tea Rooms, 46 Market Street, Ulverston, LA12 7LS

Penny Bridge Nursery, Penny Bridge, Ulverston, LA12 7RQ

Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston LA12 8AS

Cafe Ambio, Lakeland Motor Museum, Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge LA12 8TA

Sweet Scents, Unit A-B, Unit D, Ulverston Auction Mart, North Lonsdale Terrace, Ulverston LA12 9AU

Manjushri KMC, Conishead Priory, Ulverston LA12 9QQ

Ulverston Community Enterprises, Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, LA12 7LZ

Ulverston Sure Start Children's Centre, Lund Terrace, Ulverston, LA12 9BE

Jute, 19-21 King Street, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7DZ


Broughton Village Bakery and Cafe, 4 Princes Street, Broughton LA20 6HQ


Hollands Cafe, Tilberthwaite Avenue, Coniston LA21 8ED

Meadowdove Cafe, Hawkshead Old Road, Coniston LA21 8ET


Bilbos Cafe, 3-4 Cheapside, Ambleside LA22 0AB

The Pier Cafe Bar, Windermere Lake Cruises, Waterhead Pier, Ambleside LA22 0EY

Grizedale Cafe, Grizedale Forest Park, Cumbria LA22 0QJ

The Giggling Goose Cafe, The Old Mill, North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT


Faeryland Grasmere, Red Bank Road, Grasmere LA22 9PX


Booths, The Old Station, Victoria Street, Windermere LA23 1QA

Lakes Sure Start Children's Centre, Goodly Dale, Lake Road, Windermere, LA23 2JX

Little Rascals Daycare, High View, Sun Hill Lane, Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1HJ

Bowness on Windermere

Alpine Cafe, 1 Grosvenor Terrace, Bowness on Windermere LA23 3BS

KD’s Cafe, 60 Quarry Rigg, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3DU

Kendal Creperie, Rectory Farm, Glebe Road, Windermere LA23 3GZ

The Old Pump House, Glebe Road, Bowness on Windermere LA23 3HE

The Fun Factory, Glebe Road, Bowness on Windermere LA23 3HE

Bowness Pier Coffee Shop, The Promenade, Windermere LA23 3HQ


Spotted Dog Children's Centre, Dalton Hall Business Centre, Dalton Lane, Burton-in-Kendal, LA6 1NJ