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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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