6 Special Afternoon Teas for Kids
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6 Special Afternoon Teas for Kids
One might assume that fancy brews, delicate cakes and finger sandwiches would not be every kid’s cup of tea but think again!
Bite-sized delicacies, crust-less sarnies and sweet treats on a child-friendly timetable all help make afternoon tea one of the most suitable activities for children of all ages.
So this summer, treat your kids to one of these top choices for tea.
1.) Grover’s Tea at Grosvenor House Hotel
86-90 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 7TN
Grosvenor House Hotel is one of London’s most respected five-star hotels. Afternoon tea is served in The Park Room & Library which feels like a British stately home with impeccable views. Traditional afternoon tea is served for the grown-ups with a silver three-tier cake stand and all the trimmings and children can choose something a little different.
Grover’s Tea includes a tropical fruit salad, ice-cream, and biscuits, plus miniature pastries. To make them feel a little more special there’s a sparkling Elderflower Lemonade bubbly to drink too. But why ‘Grover’s tea’? The reason is this young person’s delightful tea is named after the hotel’s eponymous British Bulldog, Grover. It even includes a small soft toy version of the adorable bulldog for each child to keep.
2.) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tea at One Aldwych
One Aldwych, 1 Aldwych, WC2B 4BZ
With fizzy lifting drinks, snozzberry jam, waterfall-made chocolate milkshakes. This afternoon is one of our favourites, and not just for the kids. Indulge your own inner child and adventure into the magical, mouth-watering world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with an enchanting afternoon tea – inspired by Roald Dahl’s iconic story.
In the heart of London’s theatre-land, you can sample scrumptious savouries such as our meal-in-marshmallows and cheddar scones with bacon toffee jam, then journey on to Loompaland lemon floss and plates piled high with Wonka-worthy cakes, sweets, mousses and scones – all washed down with chocolate or lemon sherbet tea for the kids, or champagne for the adults.
3.) Dress Up and Dine with Betty Blythe
73 Blythe Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0HP
For a children’s party with a difference, Betty Blythe Afternoon Tea parties are ideal. Offering dressing up accessories from the 1920s and 30s, afternoon tea with cakes and a great deal of pink and flowers, Betty Blythe is a popular choice for little ones who love to dress up and take part in a grown up Tea Party. Guests will arrive and make their way downstairs to the tea room where they will be greeted by the party host, a selection of workshops are available before heading downstairs for tea.
4.) Origamitea, Gallery Mess, Saatchi Gallery
Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Road, SW3 4RY
With exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings and beautiful displays of art, the listed interior provides the perfect location for afternoon tea with a difference. After visiting this gorgeous contemporary art gallery, housed in a military building from 1810 let your little ones express their artistic side. They can decorate a little cupcake with paint tubes of chocolate sauce and jam. Plus they will get delightful finger sandwiches, a frothy babyccino and an origami kit.
5.) B Bakery Bus
8 Northumberland Avenue, and Victoria Coach Station
Come and experience Afternoon Tea with a difference on the BB Routemaster bus. This vintage London bus will drive around Central London, so you can take in some of the City’s best sights, whilst indulging on the fabulous BB Afternoon Tea.
Capture the heart of the city’s culture, landmarks and history on the famous Routemaster bus. Sip on a lovely cup of tea and enjoy the exquisite tastes of France. High tea on this fun bus for all the family is accompanied with an array of tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries. Your kids will love the traditionally attired bus driver who will take you on a tour through The London Eye, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and more.
6.) Children’s Afternoon Tea and Craft Parties at The Dulcie Butterfly
148 Boston Spa High Street, Leeds, LS23 6BW
Enjoy a magical afternoon tea fit for a princess where even the sandwiches are given the fairy dust treatment! Pink lemonade in teapots, vintage china crockery and plenty of sandwiches, cakes and treats are included.
To make it a little more exceptional, the afternoon tea follows a craft session where children can design and create something special to take home.