We went to…Cottons for Easter Afternoon Tea!

Next week (from April 15th), Cottons Hotel & Spa in Knutsford are launching a special children’s Easter Afternoon Tea. We were so excited when we were invited to try it out!!

A kind friend offered to look after my 1 year old daughter so I could have some one-on-one time with my 3 year old son. He was so excited for what became known as his “Mummy cake date!” He even decided he needed to wear a shirt and some of Daddy’s aftershave to be smart for the occasion.

I hadn’t been to the main part of the hotel before so didn’t really know what to expect. When we arrived at the restaurant I was impressed: it was elegant and contemporary, with the tables beautifully laid with white tablecloths!

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We sat in one of the booths and to my son’s delight there was a special children’s plate and cup and activity pack for him. This was unexpected and a great touch to make it a really special experience for the little ones.

When we were offered drinks I opted for loose leaf tea and my son chose a chocolate milkshake, which came in a little glass bottle with a straw.

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When the food arrived we were not disappointed! The children’s afternoon tea came on its own stand and was made up of ham and jam sandwiches, a scone with jam and cream, various Easter themed cakes and biscuits and a little Easter egg to take home. My son was totally delighted, both at getting his own stand of treats but also at how yummy it all was!

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I was by no means forgotten and got to sample the “grown up” version of the Easter afternoon tea (actually I got two people’s worth!!) There were delicious sandwiches (including my favourite smoked salmon and cream cheese!), macaroons, lemon posset, scones, a white chocolate eclair and more.


It was all totally delicious. Thankfully we were given boxes to take home some of the leftovers (though we made a pretty good effort at getting through it!!)

Needless to say we both absolutely loved the whole experience. It felt like such a treat to take my son somewhere smart but which was totally suitable for children, from the friendly staff to the kid’s pack and of course the wonderful food!

The Easter Afternoon Tea will be available at Cottons Hotel & Spa from April 15th to April 28th, from 12:30pm, 7 days a week. The children’s version is £12.95 per child and the adult’s is £23.95 per adult. Prosecco, champagne and Easter cocktails are also available for an additional charge. Call the restaurant on 01565 650333 to book.

Knutty Mums was invited to sample the afternoon tea free of charge.

Wondering what else to do this Easter? Check out our Easter holiday guide for everything happening nearby!