Afternoon tea is one of my favourite things in life. It’s such a treat and my ultimate luxury for a birthday or celebration. But, it’s also something I love to share with the children. However, it’s really hard to find options for traditional afternoon teas that cater for children.
Afternoon tea for children
I love going for afternoon tea as a family. With tiered cake stands and tiny cakes plus scones with cream and jam. It’s such a british tradition and something I love sharing with the children. But, when we have that beautiful, traditional afternoon tea experience, I want them to have the same experience on a smaller scale – not just giving them a scone or a slice of cake.
So I’ve scoured the hotels, restaurants, cafes and tea rooms of Surrey to find ones that have afternoon tea options for children. Ones that offer an actual afternoon tea for kids rather than a cream tea option that you could buy for your children.
12 Options for Children’s Afternoon Tea in Surrey
Foxhills Hotel – Stonehill Road, Ottershaw, Surrey KT16 0EL
Little Prince & Princess Tea – Includes a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scone with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve, afternoon tea cakes and hot chocolate.
Cost: £14.95 per child under 14 years. Adult afternoon tea starts at £25 per person Monday-Thursday, £28 per person Friday – Sunday. Or, £12.50 per person for a basic Cream Tea.
Pennyhill Park Hotel – London Road, Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5EU
Mini Me Afternoon Tea – Seasonal sandwiches, classic pastries with a modern twist and golden sultana and plain scones with Cornish clotted cream and handmade strawberry conserve.
Cost: £16 per child aged 12 and under. Adult afternoon tea starts at £40 per person.
The Tea Terrace Guildford – 5th Floor, House of Fraser, 105 High Street Guildford GU1 3DU
The Tea Terrace Cobham – 39-43 Oakdene Parade, Cobham, KT11 2LR
The Tea Terrace Woking – Peacocks Shopping Centre, Commercial Way, Woking, GU21
Afternoon Tea Party – Three brioche rolls filled with cheese and tomato, chicken sausage and ketchup, and ham and tomato (or have cucumber & cream cheese instead). Served with a little teacup filled with chunky chips! Followed by a plain scone with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Finish with three delightful mini cupcakes that melt in your mouth all served with a delicious hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream, or a pot of tea.
When: Served from 11:00am each day.
Cost: £18.95 Per child. Adult afternoon tea starts at £25.45 or £9.65 for a cream tea. You also have the option to book to use the Cinderella Carriage with a usage fee of £12.95 per person with an additional minimum spend requirement of £21 per person for adults or £13 for children under 12 years.
Hartsfield Manor Hotel – Sandy Lane, Betchworth. RH3 7AA
Children’s Tea – Marshmallow, flapjack, brownie, cookie along with finger sandwiches – tuna mayonnaise, ham and cheese all served with hot chocolate.
When: Tuesday to Saturday between 12pm and 5pm
Cost: £12.50 per child. Adults afternoon tea starts at £24.95 per person or £14.50 for a cream tea.
Gorse Hill Hotel – Hook Heath Road, Woking GU22 0QF
Children’s Afternoon Tea – Ham sandwich, mini margherita pizza followed by a plain scone with strawberry jam, a chocolate brownie, strawberry jelly and a French macaron.
When: 12.00pm – 4.45pm daily.
Cost: £15 per child up to 12 years old. Adult afternoon tea starts at £28.00 per person.
Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa – Nutfield Road, Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4EL
Little Ones Afternoon Tea – Finger sandwiches – chicken mayonnaise, ham and cheese served with a marshmallow, flapjack, brownie, cake pop, plain scone and hot chocolate.
When: 12pm – 4.30pm daily.
Cost: £12.45 per child up to 12 years old. Adult afternoon tea starts at £29.50 per person or £14.50 for a cream tea.
Children can also have the Celebration Afternoon Tea if organising afternoon tea for a special occasion.
The package includes:
- A private dining room of your choice
- Selection of finger sandwiches
- Warm scones, clotted cream and jam
- Miniature cakes and pastries
- Tea and coffee
Cost: £35 per adult, £18 per child up to 12 years. Children under 4 are free of charge.
144 on the Hill Richmond – 149-150 Richmond Hill, Richmond TW10 6RW
Children’s Afternoon Tea – Let the kids enjoy their very own three-tiered afternoon tea full of delicious sweet treats and savoury bites. Finger sandwiches – Ham and cheese and cream cheese & cucumber along with vegetable dippers, carrot, cucumber and sweet pepper sticks, hummus dip and sweet treats – milk chocolate crunchy choux lollipops, jam and custard roly-poly, donut delight and candy floss.
When: Served from midday – 5pm daily.
Cost: £12 per person or two for £20. Adult afternoon tea starts from £38 per person or £64 for two.
Guildford Harbour Hotel – 3 Alexandra Terrace High Street, Guildford, GU1 3DA
Tea for kids – Freshly-baked scones with jam and clotted cream, served with a selection of delicious cakes and finger sandwiches. A smaller version of the adult afternoon tea packed with yummy stuff.
When: Served daily from 12.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: £9.95 per child. Adult afternoon tea starts at £19.95 per person.
The Dabbling Duck – Middle Street, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HF
Mini Afternoon Tea – A choice of Ham, Cheese, Marmite or Jam Sandwich along with duck shortbread, a scone with clotted cream and jam and a choice of mini wicked hot chocolate or fruit juice.
Cost: £12 per child up to the age of 10. Adult afternoon tea starts at £30.
Tasha’s Tea Room – 48 High St, Cheam, Sutton SM3 8RW
Junior Half Tea – Includes two finger sandwiches, cucumber sticks, crisps, a cupcake and juice
Cost: £7.50 per child. Adult afternoon tea starts at £15 per person.
Farleigh Golf Club – Old Farleigh Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9PE
Afternoon Tea – Mouth-watering cakes, delicious sandwiches and warm scones.
When: Daily from 11am to 4pm
Cost: £12 for children (11 and under) and adult afternoon tea starts at £21.
Painshill Park – Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE
Afternoon Tea – Freshly prepared finger sandwiches, mini scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, a mixture of mini cakes and dessert.
When: Thur, Fri and Sun throughout the summer in the Abercorn Room within the Visitor Centre.
Cost: £15.50 per child, under 12 years and includes entrance to Painshill Park. Adult afternoon tea starts from £22.50.
I hope that has given you some afternoon tea inspiration around Surrey. It’s definitely helped me to find more places to try – and we already have a couple of afternoon tea dates pencilled in the diary! Nothing quite meets a tray of homemade cakes, warm scones served straight from the oven and an extensive loose leaf tea menu!
I’ve included just the basic cost for adult afternoon tea – as this post was obviously all about the children! But, all of the options above had other afternoon tea options available. You can upgrade to champagne afternoon tea in most places or have a glass of Prosecco, a G&T or a cocktail in others. If you want more adult options, you can see our full guide to afternoon tea in Surrey here.
If there’s anywhere I’ve missed that you know does a wonderful afternoon tea for children please do get in touch and let me know.