Need some Mother’s Day inspiration? An afternoon tea is a great way to spoil your mum (yourself!). For scrumptious delights in Herts this Mothering Sunday, here are some great kid-friendly venues and offerings.

Details may be subject to change. Always check with the organiser before travelling.

Child-friendly Mother’s Day Afternoon Teas in Herts

Down Hall
Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, nr Bishop’s Stortford CM22 7AS
Sunday 11th March 2018, served between 1pm and 5.30pm
Dating back to 1322, this impressive Italianate mansion is set among 110 acres of woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens. New for 2018 there is also an outdoor children play area to help little ones burn off all those cakes!
Traditional afternoon tea costs £40.00 per person and the Champagne afternoon tea costs £47.50 per person. Both include a Mother’s Day gift (prices available for pre-booking only). Children menu cost £20.00 per child. Live pianists will be playing throughout each service.
Reservations and full payment required. Use the online form to book or call 01279 731441.

Aubrey Park
Hemel Hempstead Road, Redbourn, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 7AF
Open 7 days a week from 11.00am–11.00pm
Set in 9 acres of English countryside between Hemel Hempstead and St Albans, Aubrey Park is an independent contemporary hotel with a fresh, modern lounge and pretty terrace for warmer days.
The children’s menu includes sandwiches, scones, homemade cakes, served with strawberry milkshake and apple slices. All of the afternoon teas include vegetarian options and they’ll do their best to whip up something special if you have any dietary requirements.
Traditional afternoon tea £16.95 per adult, Champagne £24.95 per adult or Pimm’s £21.95 per adult. Children cost £8.50 per child aged under 12
Call 01582 792 105 to book.

Ware Priory
High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9AL
Sunday 11th March 2018, sittings at 2pm and 4pm.
A premier wedding and conference venues which combines period architecture dating back to medieval times with a modern and spacious rooms with all the latest hi-tech facilities.
The Mother’s Day afternoon tea includes range of finger sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones accompanied by a pot of English tea. Every Mum receives a glass of prosecco and a gift. Adults cost £22 per person and children aged 11 years and under cost £11.
Call 01920 460316 to reserve your place.

Tewin Bury Farm Hotel
Hertford Road, nr Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL6 0JB
Sunday 11th March 2018, 1pm – 4pm (last sitting)
A 4 Star Hotel set in the Hertfordshire countryside, with beautiful converted farm buildings that run alongside the River Mimram.
Afternoon Tea will be served in the Tythe Barn with a selection of finger sandwiches, savoury treats, scones with jam and clotted cream, mini desserts and tea or coffee.
£22 per adult or £27 with a glass of Prosecco. Children’s afternoon tea costs £12 per child.
Contact [email protected] or call 01438 841464 to book.

Knebworth House
Old Knebworth Lane, Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG1 2AX
Sunday 11th March 2018, sittings at 12.00pm and 3.00pm
As well as a quintessential English afternoon tea, this event also offers entry to the 28-acre Formal Gardens and the 250-acre Deer Park, which are open from 11.00am until 4.00pm. Please note that Knebworth Park is closed on this day and access to the Adventure Playground and Fort Knebworth is not possible.
Costs £26 per adult and £12.50 per child up to 13 years.
Booking is essential for this event and tickets are expected to sell fast. Contact [email protected] or call 01438 813 825.

West Lodge Park
Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts EN4 0PY
Sunday 11th March 2018, sittings between 3.30pm and 6.00pm
A 4 star luxury hotel in Hertfordshire with 35 acres of stunning gardens that are perfect for a post-afternoon tea stroll.
Serving a classic menu of finger sandwich, cheddar & chive mini quiche, warm scones with Devonshire clotted cream and Tiptree jam, three homemade cakes, and Newby of London loose-leaf teas or Café du Monde coffee.
Standard Afternoon Tea £29.00 per person, Prosecco Afternoon Tea £37.00 per person, and Champagne Afternoon Tea £41.00 per person. Children (4-12) cost £21.00 and little ones aged 3 and under are FREE!
Payable at time of booking. Limited availability – please call the hotel on 020 8216 3900.

Shendish Manor
London Road, Apsley, Herts HP3 0AA
Sunday 11th March 2018
Set in 160 acres of parkland and formal gardens, this Victorian house is a sophisticated venue in West Hertfordshire.
Along with the traditional afternoon tea with Champagne, there will also be entertainment and a small gift for all mums.
£29.95 per adult and £14.50 per child aged 3 – 12 years.
Contact the Events Team for more information on [email protected] or call 01442 232220.

Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel
Letchworth Lane, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 3NP
Sunday 11th March 2018
A selection of delicious sandwiches, scones with clotted cream & preserves and a selection of cakes, all served to your table with your choice of blended teas or freshly brewed coffee. A glass of Prosecco is included for all guests over 18. Mums will also receive a FREE gift! Table bookings start at 1.30pm with the last sitting at 5pm.
Costs £25 per adult and £12.50 per child under 12 years.
Due to high demand, bookings must be made in advance by calling 01462 683747or emailing [email protected] and are subject to availability.

The Grove
Chandler’s Cross, Watford, Herts WD3 4TG
Serving 7 days a week from 3.00pm -5.00pm
Afternoon tea is served in lounges of this delightful Mansion, which look out onto the beautifully manicured Formal Gardens.
The children’s menu includes a selection of savoury sandwiches, ice cream lollipops, strawberry Eton mess, marshmallows, berry cupcakes, and chocolate fudge cake.
Traditional afternoon teas cost £37.50 per adult, Champagne afternoon teas are £45.00 per adult, and £18.00 for children 12 years and under.
For reservations please call 01923 296010 or book online at

Frithsden Vineyard
Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 3DD
Sunday 11 March 2018, all day
Classic afternoon tea with Tea Pigs tea or Prosecco, treat your mum to a lovely afternoon at the vineyard. Booking essential.
Costs from £26 for 2 sharing.

Marriott Hanbury Manor
Cambridge Road, Thundridge, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0SD
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March 2018
This 5 star hotel and country club built in the Jacobean style is the epitome of English elegance. This Mother’s Day mum’s will receive a potted plant and an afternoon tea voucher in addition to a range of sumptuous treats in this offer available.
The menu includes classic finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, pastries and cakes to go with the traditional, specialty, Tisane and gin-infused tea selections.
£45 per person. Children’s menu on request.

Manor of Groves Hotel, Golf & Country Club
High Wych, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 0JU
Sunday 11th March 2018
The hotel is located in 150 acres of idyllic Hertfordshire countryside, with stunning architecture and picturesque grounds.
Their Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea includes finger sandwiches, fresh scones and a selection of cakes, plus a glass of Prosecco.
Costs £22.50 per person.
For more information please contact our Events team on 01279 600777 or email [email protected]