Children at afternoon tea

Afternoon tea for kids

Kids can make easy scones, sandwiches and cakes with our family-friendly afternoon tea ideas – it’s the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion at home.

Finding new and exciting activities for kids while they’re home from school can be a challenge, so we’ve gone back to the classics with a traditional afternoon tea. Children will love making these sweet and savoury treats almost as much as they’ll enjoy eating them!

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Try these simple kids’ sandwiches, scones, cakes and drinks ideas to turn your afternoon tea into a special family occasion. Short on flour? Check out our kids’ baking recipes without flour for some fun alternatives.

Kids’ sandwiches


These bright and cheerful loaded open sandwiches are piled high with kid-friendly flavours such as ham, cucumber and cream cheese. Our egg & cress club sandwich is another family favourite, or for a sophisticated twist you can make lemony crab & cucumber clubs.

Our sandwich fillings for kids guide has even more inspiration, or browse our traditional afternoon tea sandwiches to find your favourites.

Easy scones


Afternoon tea wouldn’t be complete without an argument over whether jam or cream goes first. Whether you like fruity sweet or savoury (or both!), we have lots of delicious scone recipes – for kids, we recommend our easy fluffy scones as a straightforward method to follow.

You can also watch our video on how to make scones if you’re looking to make the perfect batch.

Kids’ cakes


Whip up a classic Victoria sponge or make some petite butterfly cakes – afternoon tea is a great excuse to get the kids in the kitchen! This vibrant raspberry & pistachio tea cake will look particularly fetching on the table, or go for a traditional lemon drizzle cake.

In the mood for a party? Make these bunting biscuits for a touch of fun, or a batch of easy iced buns for the little ones. Discover more ideas with our kids’ baking recipe collection.

Iced tea


Serve a batch of refreshing peach iced tea for the kids while the grown-ups enjoy a cuppa. Mint & mango iced tea is another winning combination, or for a sense of occasion try our delicious mocktails for kids. You can decorate the glasses with umbrellas, little flags or slices of fruit – whatever your occasion calls for!

What are your must-haves for afternoon tea? Leave a comment below…

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Or find more afternoon tea inspiration:

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