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Top Child-Friendly High Teas in Melbourne

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by Dayna Chu (subscribe)
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Published March 29th 2015
Pip pip, cheerio; kids can raise their pinky too
A little "big girl's" day out, Mother's Day, special birthday, or even Grandma or Grandpa's birthday: high tea is special, fancy, exquisite, and yes, a bit of a luxury for most. Child-friendly isn't the first thing that generally comes to mind when one thinks of booking for a high tea occasion, but sometimes occasions call for bringing the children, and often the children are the occasion, so we've rounded up the best of Melbourne's child-friendly high teas.

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Child-friendly high tea; my boys at the Langham Wiggles' High Tea

The Langham: The Langham's Melba restaurant is becoming renowned for their Kids' Tiffin High Teas, held during most school holidays. Barbie themes are a favourite there, but have often been balanced out in the past by gender neutral theme choices such as The Wiggles and the Smurfs. Prices will range, but an example of an upcoming tea is $59 per child, which includes a take home Barbie gift; $65 per adult and that includes a glass of sparkling wine.

The Hotel Windsor: School holidays are made for living it up when you're a kid, right? Well live it up for cheaper than Maccas when you bring the kids to The Hotel Windsor for their weekday offer of "Kids-Eat-Their-Age" High Tea prices. While it's not specifically a kids' theme, the pastry chefs do create a few lovelies specifically for the kids' plates. Afternoon Tea Sitting Times & Prices
Monday-Friday: 12 noon and 2:30pm: $69 per person, (children pay their age as detailed above, during school holidays; regular price outside of holidays: aged 3-6 years $25, aged 7-12 years $40); Saturday and Sunday:12 noon and 2:30pm (changing to 3pm this Winter): $89 per person (includes an indulgent dessert buffet), children aged 3-6 years $30, aged 7-12 years $50 (the children-pay-their-age special is only available weekdays on school holidays).

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Not impressed with little brother's antics (Langham)

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Overnewton Castle: High Teas and Mad Hatter Parties and Teddy Bear Picnics, Overnewton Castle in Keilor, Victoria is coming into their own as the place to book with your kids for a school holiday treat or tradition. Pony rides, fete-style fair rides, face painting and more entertainment usually accompany the lovely tea served at Overnewton Castle; a child-friendly high tea for a pocket-friendly price of only $35 per adult and $25 per child at time of publication (bookings essential).

High Tea in Paris: Further afield down the Peninsula, High Tea in Paris in Mornington offers Mummy-and-me teas, princess specials, petite teas for two, and other perfectly child-friendly and child-focused options starting from just $10 per person (bookings essential).

A few more mentions that may tick the box for your kids:
High Tea on the High Seas
Sunday High Tea at The Buckingham Hotel (Highett)
Or how about a fairytale high tea in your home with Petite Pippin High Teas?

Please let us know about your favourite child-friendly high tea hang-outs in the comments below.

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Cost: From as low as the age of your child!
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Dayna your kids.. very cute :) !
by Bianca N V (score: 2|210) 2978 days ago
Lol I'll have to take the girls to the Windsor this holidays, sounds ideal :) And we'll definitely try the Buckingham sometime!
by Bianca N V (score: 2|210) 2978 days ago
A Smurfs and Wiggles high tea sounds like something unique and fun.
by Bastion Harrison (score: 4|12640) 2980 days ago
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