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Find the most splendid afternoon teas made just for kids

Last updated 14th August 2022

It’s Afternoon Tea Week in the UK and we’ve a round up  the best afternoon teas for kids right now. Family Traveller editor, Katie Bowman, and her daughter tested every single one personally and here’s the highly recommends you need to know about.


Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea, One Aldwych, London

One of the best afternoon teas for Roald Dahl keen kids

It’s Afternoon Tea Week – cheers! We’re revealing our pick of the best afternoon teas made especially for kids.  First up, the Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych hotel in London’s Covent Garden. Expect scones and snozzberry jam, fizzy-lifting drinks and chocolate milkshakes mixed by waterfall.

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Tiny Tots Afternoon Tea, Storrs Hall Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere

Take tea with Peter Rabbit in the Lake District

Tiny Tots Tea is served at Storrs Hall in Bowness-on-Windermere, a favourite hotel of none other than Beatrix Potter herself back in the day. But that’s not the only reason why this kid’s tea is a winner. It’s daintily presented on a little china tea set decorated with the tales of Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddleduck, Mrs Tiggywinkle and friends. Even the cutlery is Beatrix Potter themed and don’t even try to resist Peter Rabbit shaped sandwiches!

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Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Tour, London

Peppa Pig on a London bus tour! One of best afternoon teas for younger kids

We love Brigit’s Bakery Bus Tour, which showcases London’s greatest sights on a red, retro double-decker bus. New this year is the Peppa Pig tour. It’s on board the same vintage Routemaster, but led by Peppa who appears on each child’s tablet (provided) along with fun London facts. Expect lots of singalongs on this one.

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Matilda Afternoon Tea, Luxury Family Hotels, UK

The best afternoon teas for kids from Bath to Cornwall

Don’t deprive Matilda loving kids of the chance to scoff a Matilda Afternoon Tea at Luxury Family Hotels. It’s being served at Fowey Hall in South Cornwall as well as Dorset’s Moonfleet Manor. And you can also tuck in at New Park Manor in the New Forest, The Ickworth near Bury-st-Edmunds and Woolley Grange near Bath. Are you ready for Miss Honey sandwiches, Bruce Bogtrotter’s chocolate cake and Newt juice?

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Interactive Afternoon Tea, Sofitel London St James

Interactive afternoon tea at Sofitel London St James

At Sofitel London St James afternoon tea for kids is an arty, interactive experience. Easels arrive at the table (with a biscuit to use as a canvas!) as well as a marshmallow burger instead of the classic stack. Big ideas for small people – we love this one.

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Best afternoon teas for young wizards, Edinburgh

All the best afternoon teas have a bit of magic in the mix, but this could be the most spellbinding of the lot! We love Wizard Afternoon Tea at The Cauldron in Edinburgh, where little wizards are given a working wand to bring the food to life and teas must be magicked out of a puzzle box.

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Chocolate flower pot desserts at The Dilly London

This classic family-friendly afternoon tea at The Dilly hotel in London celebrates 120 years of Peter Rabbit. Served daily from 12.30 to 5pm in the ‘Terrace’ glass conservatory, the tea has a garden theme. So kids can get excited about desserts in chocolate flower pots, Mr McGregor veggie sandwiches, and Peter Rabbit himself made out of marzipan.

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