Luxury for Little Ones (and you!) This Half Term

Words by
Sphere Editors

14th October 2022

Give yourself and your little ones some respite from half-term holiday tedium with these town and country diversions next week, and yes you can book half term’s most luxurious family afternoon teas.


The Ampersand Hotel launches  Jurassic Afternoon Tea

If a day at one of Exhibition Road’s many  museums beckons next week, make sure it’s followed by a visit to the Ampersand Hotel to enjoy their spectacular new Jurassic Afternoon Tea.  

Alongside savoury treats such as T-Rex cheese straws and Dinosaur jam sandwiches, expect a Raspberry & lemon crémeux volcano eruption, a chocolate & caramel dinosaur egg nest, and a Mini dinosaur biscuit & milk chocolate fossil.  

Whilst children enjoy their accompanying hot chocolate, adults can indulge in a more grown-up offering comprising the choice of either a glass of Charles Heidsieck Brut NV or rosé Champagne, or a glass of alcohol-free Wild Idol sparkling rosé. 

The Jurassic Afternoon Tea, £35 for children and from £49.50 for adults.

Available Monday - Sunday, 12pm - 5:30pm in the hotel's Apero restaurant. The Ampersand Hotel:  +44 (0)20 7589 5895


The Ampersand Hotel Launches Jurassic Afternoon Tea

Jurassic Afternoon Tea at the Ampersand

Spooky Halloween Half-Term Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand
The 100 Queens Gate Hotel launches Little Explorers Afternoon Tea  

100 Queen’s Gate Hotel, the five-star boutique hotel in the heart of Kensington, is encouraging curiosity and discovery with the launch of a special ‘Little Explorers Afternoon Tea’ taking young children on a journey through space with a range of innovative sweet and savoury treats.

For adults who buy themselves an afternoon tea at £46, or with Champagne at £58 per person, Children will be fuelled with crudite ‘rockets’, Saturn scones, Asteroid Candy, Meteor Popcorn and hot chocolate for an additional £18..  

The Little Explorers Afternoon Tea will be served from 12:30pm-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The event takes place in the hotel’s W/A Kensington Restaurant & Bar, for children aged 3 to 12.

Book here. W/A Kensington Restaurant & Bar 100 Queen’s Gate – South Kensington, London, SW7 5AG

Queen's Gate Hotel Little Explorer Afternoon Tea

Little Explorer Afternoon Tea at the Queen's Gate Hotel

Tasty Little Explorer children's afternoon tea from Queen's Gate Hotel
Escape to Coworth Park for Horse Riding and Creepy Halloween Crafting

Coworth Park is the perfect destination for families looking to unwind whilst still enjoying the adventure that the estates 240 acres of meadows, gardens and lakes has to offer. 

Coworth Park’s rural location near Ascot, and spacious grounds make it the perfect destination for children to roam freely and romp in the fresh air in complete safety. For half term, children can enjoy a two hour Pony Experience, and the Kids Club will be hosting a range of fun activities, from creepy Halloween arts and crafts activities to pumpkin carving lessons, as well as a spooktacular treasure hunt. 

Discover more here.

Horse-riding at Coworth Park

Coworth Park offers horse-riding

Horse riding and Sharky and George at Coworth Park for half-term
Sharky & George Save Half-Term at The Langley in Windsor 

The Langley, a Grade II listed mansion set in 150 acres of secluded parkland once belonging to the third Duke of Marlborough, is 40 minutes from central London yet feels a world away, making it the perfect place for kids to let their imaginations (and selves) run free. For this October Half Term, Sharky & George have partnered with The Langley to provide a brilliant holiday camp for kids aged between 4-11 within the luxurious surroundings of the hotel. 

From scavenger hunts, epic quests, den building and indoor & outdoor swimming, it makes for the perfect family break. After a full day of adventuring, families can wind down and relax in the hotel’s intimate six-seater screening room, offering a warm, snug refuge from the excitement of outside.

Book Sharky & George at The Langley, from 08.45-4pm daily, for children aged between 4-11. 

The Langley Hotel, Windsor

The Langley Hotel, Windsor

The Langley Hotel, Windsor has half-term activities for families