Sunday, 20 March 2016

Afternoon Tea With The Easter Bunny

Yesterday we went for afternoon tea with the Easter bunny and are local Wyevale garden centre in Gosforth. The garden centre is located just outside of Newcastle, right next to Newcastle racecourse (it use to be called Peter Barret's garden centre) and is only a five minute drive from where we live. 

Tea with the Easter bunny was due to start at 4pm and we arrived at around ten too and made are way to the cafe, where the event was due to take place. Despite living so close to the garden centre I have not visited for years and was actually quiet impressed, as not only was it well stocked with everything you would expect from a garden centre but it also had a great selection of toys and clothes and even a soft play area too. 

Afternoon tea with the Easter bunny

We made are way to the cafe where we were greeted by Alice (in wonderland) and shown to are table which was laid out with Easter decorations, colouring sheets, drinks for the children and an afternoon tea stand. There was around eight families at the event, so it was not too busy and we were all seated to one side of the large cafe.  When booking you are asked your child's name and ages so it was nice to see they had thought to put a highchair out for my 18 month old

aftternoon tea wyevale garden centre Gosforth

When you book your place you can either pick from a choice of hot or cold meals for children which are both priced at £9.99 each. We decided to get the cold meals which came in a picnic bag and included a cheese sandwich, packet of crisps, some raisins, gingerbread men and a jelly pouch which the children enjoyed. 


For adults you can choose from a mini tea which consists of a slice of cake with tea or coffee priced at £3.99 or an afternoon tea which comes with mini finger sandwiches, scone with cream and jam and a selection of mini cakes, again served with tea or coffee. We opted for the afternoon tea which is priced at £7.99 per person. 

Afternoon tea Wyevale garden centre Gosforth

After we had finished are tea Alice then took us on an Easter egg hunt around the garden centre, the children were giving some Haribo sweets when they found the picture of the giant Easter Eggs dotted around. The Egg hunt lead us back to the cafe where the Easter bunny was waiting for us, my almost three year was amazed when she seen the bunny. The children were told to return to their tables, which had been cleared and a packet of mini eggs and a cookie and decorating items were waiting for them. So they could get to work decorating an Easter cookie as the bunny made her way around all of the tables to see the children one by one. 


As the bunny visited all the tables each child was able to get their photo taken with the Easter bunny and they could also select a cuddly toy from the Bunny's basket to take home. Both Sophia and Jacob chose a cuddly yellow chick each. Then it was time to head home, the whole event lasted around an hour which is just right for pre-school aged children. 


We had a really nice time, the event was well planned and the children were entertained throughout. The only small criticism that I have is that when we arrived the afternoon tea stands were already on the tables and we had to wait a while for the children's meals to arrive, so obviously the children were impatient and eating the afternoon tea. It would have been better if all the meals arrived out together. Other then that though I could not fault the event, I thought it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon and was great fun for little ones. 


If you are looking for something fun to do with your children in the run up to Easter then I really do recommend this event. I think it is great value as the afternoon tea was delicious and fantastic value. The children's meals may seem expensive at £9.99 but they not only include the meal but also the Easter Egg hunt, cookie decorating, mini eggs and the chance to meet the Easter bunny and receive a gift. Wyevale garden centres are running these events until the 28th of March at centres around the country. You can also book Breakfast with the Easter bunny if you prefer rather then afternoon tea, which is the same price and includes a cooked breakfast instead. 


Disclosure We were invited to this event free of charge for the purpose of this review, however all views are my own. 



19 comments:

  1. How lovely. I do love your choices. Makes me want to have a cup of tea now and I'm also wondering if our favourite Garden centre offers this too. Must check it out ;) x

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    1. It really was such a lovely event, the children really enjoyed it. You should check out the wyevale website as they have so many garden centres all over the country xx

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  2. How terrific!! I saw this on your instagram and I think its a wonderful idea! I never used to like Easter but I'm really rather excited about it this year! H x

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    1. It really is such a wonderful idea, little ones love it. I was never really an Easter fan either, I think having young children makes it that bit more special xx

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  3. That is such great value for afternoon tea, I usually pay around £30-40 in London for something similar. The judge of a great afternoon tea is always the scones and now I really want a scone haha x

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    1. It really is such great value. Wow that is expensive! It is normally around £20 in Newcastle. The scones were delicious and my favourite part xx

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  4. AH this looks like lots of fun - I've NEVER been to this Garden centre despite living 10 minutes away in the car. I definitely think a visit is on the cards x

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    1. It really was so much fun, the little ones loved it. I have not been since I was younger, I remember visiting with my parents in the summer each year. It is so different now and I could not believe how much they stocked and the cafe was huge and really nice, great value for afternoon tea too. You really will have to visit xx

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  5. We've never been to one of these, although it's a bit of a drive to get to our local one. The price seems reasonable to include all of that.

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    1. It was the first time we have been to anything like this, it was so lovely though as the children loved it. The price was such amazing value xx

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  6. The Easter Bunny brought you some lovely treats those cakes look delicious. I wonder if bunny would let you try his or her costume on lol and great value for money.

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    1. The Easter bunny really did, the children loved her. The cakes were lovely, although the children ate most of them xx

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  7. Looks like you had a great time! We applied for this but sadly were not invited. We might go one day this though because I looks like lots of fun

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    1. We really did have a brilliant time, that is a shame but you really should go next time you see an event. We are planning on booking the Christmas event they do with tea with Santa, my brother took his daughters last year and said it was brilliant xx

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  8. Aww this looks brilliant we have breakfast planned over the easter break and can't wait now I have read your post. The afternoon tea looks delicious as well xx

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    1. I hope that you enjoy it as much as we did xx

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  9. Awww how sweet having afternoon tea with the easter bunny. I need to go to our local garden center as its been a while and those cakes making me hungry

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    1. It really was so very sweet. I know I never think to visit garden centres but I will be visiting more often now I know how good the cafe is xx

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  10. Oh how adorable! I am a big fan of afternoon tea. Did you enjoy the treat as much as the kids?

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