Perfect for a special occasion, a scrumptious treat, or just the odd afternoon out, Surrey is full of fantastic afternoon tea locations that not only offer kid-friendly options, but encourage you to bring your little ones so that the whole family can enjoy the experience together. Check out our recommended spots for some hidden Surrey treasures!
Take Tea With Alice At Dotty's Tea House, Carshalton
Why not tumble down the rabbit hole at Dotty's Tea House? The perfect place for kids and adults alike, Dotty's offers up an exciting range of treats that will certainly have your tastebuds singing, and your inner child coming to life. Included in the special Alice Tea are plentiful loose leaf tea served in teapots (for children, hot chocolate and milkshakes are also up for grabs), a selection of wonderland-themed finger sandwiches, scones, and a delicious choice of unique cakes and pastries.
Where is it? 108 High St, Carshalton SM5 3AE, UK
How much to budget for: £15.95 per child under 10, £29.50 per adult.
Don't miss: The cakes! We recommend trying out the 'Off with her head!' and the 'Oh my ears & Whiskers!'.
The Tea Terrace, Guildford
The Tea Terrace takes afternoon tea very seriously. It's the perfect place for families to enjoy a traditional tea-time treat. With colours and decor alluding to royalty and fairytales, The Tea Terrace provides a magical experience for you and your kids. Even their chandeliers are made out of mini teacups and teapots! Offering up a tasty three-tiered selection of delicious sandwiches, buttery scones, and cakes, you don't want to miss out on this one.
Where is it? 5th floor, House Of Fraser, 105 -111 High St, Guildford GU1 3DP
How much to budget for: £22.75 per person.
Don't miss: The Cinderella Carriage. Make sure to grab a picture next to the carriage, or at an extra cost, you can even have your tea inside one.
Tasha's Tearoom, Sutton
Tasha's Tearoom is a quaint, friendly, family-run cafe perfect for a visit with your kids. Their afternoon tea comes with mouth-watering homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches - for which they even cater to gluten-free eaters and vegetarians. All is presented on beautiful crockery, with the children's afternoon tea even coming on its own little cake stand!
Where is it? 48 High St, Cheam, Sutton SM3 8RW
How much to budget for: The simple cream tea is £3.95 for one, and £7.95 for two.
Don't miss: A friendly chat! The staff at Tasha's Tearoom are great with kids, and are often complimented on their warm and welcoming manners.
Afternoon Tea at The Dabbling Duck, Guildford
Beautifully presented on fresh white linen and served on vintage china, the afternoon tea at the Dabbling Duck is an experience to remember. There are two options available - one for adults, and a mini version for children. Both options come with finger sandwiches and scones, while the children's selection includes hot chocolate and fruit juice rather than tea or coffee, and The Duck shortbread instead of the warm savoury tart and dainty cakes that come with their adult version.
Where is it? The Dabbling Duck Cafe and Restaurant, Middle St, Guildford GU5 9HF
How much to budget for: £10 for under 10's, £25 per adult.
Don't miss: Bringing along your four-legged friends! The Dabbling Duck welcomes your dogs - so long as they're clean and well-behaved.
The Sheep Shed, Warlingham
After a relaxing walk through the beautiful surrounding Surrey countryside, The Sheep Shed at Botley Hill Farmhouse is the perfect place to stop for a traditional afternoon tea. It includes a selection of sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, shortbread biscuits, cakes, and of course tea or coffee.
Where is it? Botley Hill Farmhouse, Limpsfield Road, CR6 9QH
How much to budget for: £8.95 per child, £18.95 per adult.
Don't miss: The stunning views.
Afternoon Tea at The Mandolay Hotel, Guilford
An afternoon tea at the Mandolay in Surrey is a real treat for the whole family. Children get to enjoy their very own selection of kid-tailored delicacies including freshly cut crust-less sandwiches, homemade cakes, warm scones, and to top it off, a marshmallow-topped hot chocolate or milkshake.
For the adults, along with the traditional finger sandwiches, you'll be presented with fine teas from around the world, pastries, tartlets, macaroons, and - if you're in the mood - a wonderfully chilled glass of Laurent Perrier!
Where is it? Mandolay Hotel, 36-40 London Rd, Guildford GU1 2AE
How much to budget for: £9.50 per child, £18.95 per adult.
Don't miss: Sampling all of the different kinds of tea.
Afternoon Tea at The Ivy Cobham Brasserie, Cobham
If it's a classier experience that you're after, then the Ivy Cobham Brasserie is definitely the afternoon tea in Surrey to pay a visit to. Celebrating a special occasion, or just want to take the children for a real treat? The Ivy will certainly cater to that. Offering a selection of rather fancy savouries including a truffled chicken brioche roll and sweets such as the Raspberry Tarte Tropezienne, it's well worth the price.
Where is it? 48 High St, Cobham KT11 3EF
How much to budget for: £19.75 per person.
Don't miss: Tasting all of the delicious sweets and savouries on offer!
The Tea Shop at Watts Gallery, Guildford
The Tea Shop at Watts Gallery encourages families to enjoy an afternoon tea together after a stroll around the artist village and the galleries, offering younger diners fun colouring activities to entertain them throughout the experience. Included in the tea are a tasty selection of cakes, scones, and warm desserts. The Tea Shop itself is also seeped in history, established in 1901 and originally having been used as a showroom for Compton Pottery - it makes for a fascinating family day out.
Where is it? Watts Gallery Down Lane, Compton, Guildford GU3 1DQ
How much to budget for: Cream tea at £7.50.
Don't miss: Checking out the wonderful art.
Afternoon Tea at The Botanical at Kew Gardens, Richmond
Kew Gardens has tons of interesting things to see and do with the kids, and what better way to top off a fun-filled day than with an afternoon tea at the Botanical? Included are finger sandwiches, scones and mini teacakes, along with your choice of tea. Vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options are all available upon prior request.
Where is it? Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AB
How much to budget for: £11.50 for the simple cream tea.
Don't miss: All of their different Botanical teas.
Afternoon Tea at Foxhills, Ottershaw
Set inside the wonderful, historic 19th-century Manor House, this quintessentially English afternoon tea comprises of extensive homemade pastries and cakes, sandwiches, and a selection of Twining Teas. There's also a little prince and princess selection just for the kids. Sit by the fireplace or on the patio for a truly memorable experience!
Where is it? Stonehill Rd, Ottershaw, Lyne, Chertsey KT16 0EL
How much to budget for: £12.95 per child, £22.95 per adult.
Don't miss: The stunning Victorian architectural setting.
The Little Picnic Company
The Little Picnic Company take traditional afternoon tea to a whole new level with their front door deliveries. Included are mini bagels, finger sandwiches, savoury straws, scones with clotted cream and jam, fresh strawberries, mini desserts, flavoured sparkling water, and even a bottle of champagne. While this tea is a little bit pricer than the norm, it's certainly a unique experience for a family picnic in Surrey!
Where is it? On your doorstep!
How much to budget for: £85 for the basic afternoon tea.
Don't miss: Upgrading to the wicker hamper and picnic rug for the ultimate experience.
Afternoon Tea at The Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge
Contemporary architecture and serene surroundings for the whole family to bask in are what awaits you at the Brooklands Hotel in Surrey. You and your kids can enjoy this traditional afternoon tea of sandwiches with classic fillings, four sweet cake items, and scones served with homemade lemon curd, strawberry jam, and clotted cream. A wide selection of tea is served in teapots to your table - the choice of flavour is yours!
Where is it? Brooklands Dr, Weybridge KT13 0SL
How much to budget for: £24.95 per person.
Don't miss: The art-deco.
Afternoon Tea at the Clandon Park Garden Centre Coffee Shop
There's no better way to end a family stroll through the beautiful garden centre than an afternoon tea. Catering to vegetarians and those with nut allergies upon request, the Clandon Park Garden Centre in Surrey provides a selection of freshly made scones, sandwiches, and cakes - perfect to enjoy whilst looking out at the spring plants!
Where is it? Clandon Park, West Clandon GU4 7RW
How much to budget for: £5.80 per person for Cream Tea.
Don't miss: Exploring all of the different plants and flowers.
Afternoon Tea at Langshott Manor, Horley
Set in the beautifully restored 16th-century Manor House, your family can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea after a walk through the award-winning gardens. Whilst indulging on your homemade pastries, sandwiches, scones, and treats, make sure to take in the elegant Elizabethan interior. Langshott Manor also provides a children's afternoon tea menu, so everyone's tastebuds will be satisfied.
Where is it? Langshott Manor Hotel, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9LN
How much to budget for: £23 per person.
Don't miss: Exploring the Elizabethan Manor and gardens!
Afternoon Tea at The Frensham Pond Hotel, Farnham
A traditional afternoon tea with a pond-side twist! After a morning of exploring, you and your children can enjoy a mouth-watering afternoon tea comprising of sandwiches, cakes, and scones - with your choice of tea or coffee. The Frensham allows you to take your tea in the lobby, the bar, the Drake room, the restaurant, or even outside on warmer days - a real treat for the family.
Where is it? Churt, Farnham, GU10 2QD
How much to budget for: £9.25 for the mini tea, £18.95 for the traditional afternoon tea.
Don't miss: A walk around the stunning pond.
Rachel grew up in Switzerland and currently lives in north-west London. She is an avid reader, writer, and a real foodie and loves discovering new hotspots and trendy places to go in the city. She also enjoys planning days out for her family, she especially loves taking her little cousins swimming and to the park. When she has some free time she loves going to concerts, baking, or visiting her family at their home in Essex. She can sometimes be found travelling a bit further than Essex and loves meticulously planning and researching a trip before heading off to explore new places in Europe and further afield.