Best high teas for kids in Australia

Kids can enjoy an age old tradition with these high teas around Australia designed with little ones in mind.

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Pass on an afternoon tea with the girls and opt to spend it with one of your young family members instead.

Girls and boys will love these high teas, some of which offer dedicated kids high tea and themed delights based around their favourite characters and all of which welcome kids.

Most keep the tradition and elegance alive so older kids can feel like an adult playing fancy for the afternoon.

Keep scrolling to find our favourite high teas for kids around the country that are pretty hard to pass up.

Sydney high teas for kids

Gunners' Barracks

Gunners' Barracks from RedBalloon

The perfect spot for a mother-daughter outing, the views from Gunners’ Barracks over the harbour provide a spectacular backdrop while you nibble on handmade sandwiches and pastries and sip on your tea.

  • Best for: Lazy afternoons.
  • Location: End of Suakin Drive, Mosman.
  • Sample kids menu: Petit pastries, finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, choice of hot chocolate, soft drink or juice.
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Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises

Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises from RedBalloon

Take in the most iconic views of Sydney on a Sydney Harbour cruise while you dine in style with classic high tea goodies that both you and the kids will love.

  • Best for: Iconic Sydney views.
  • Location: Cruise departs from Circular Quay and sails in Sydney Harbour.
  • Sample kids menu: Leg ham and Swiss cheese sandwiches, mini scones with strawberry jam and vanilla cream, glazed mango and coconut custard tarts and assorted petit fours.
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Melbourne high teas for kids

The Westin

The Westin from Marriott

Kids who want a truly sophisticated experience should find themselves at The Westin where they’ll be spoiled with sweet and savoury finger foods that parents will love too. The Westin’s lavish spread will have the kids talking about this event for weeks.

  • Best for: A luxe day out.
  • Location: 205 Collins St, Melbourne.
  • Sample kids menu: Milk chocolate crackles, strawberries dipped in raspberry chocolate, hundreds and thousands pinwheels and choice of hot chocolate, pressed juices and ice cream spiders.
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Mary Eats Cake

For the older kids (11-17), take your pick between the Young Ladies & Gents Bliss, Mocktail High Tea or the Base High Tea packages. Mary Eats Cake also has the littlest of your little ones sorted (5-10) with the Little Ladies & Gents Bliss, Mocktail High Tea and Child's High Tea packages.

  • Best for: Parties
  • Location: Montrose or Brunswick
  • Sample kids menu: Triangle sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, fruit, macarons and a fancy mocktail.

Brisbane high teas for kids

Brisbane: Shingle Inn

Brisbane: Shingle Inn from RedBalloon

Sit in a place of history, in Brisbane’s oldest cafe in city hall where you and the kids can take in the atmosphere while Teddy Bear tea is brought out for a fun kid-friendly twist on high tea.

  • Best for: A themed high tea.
  • Location: Brisbane City Hall, King George Square.
  • Sample kids menu: Mini quiches, Teddy Bear fairy bread, biscuits, milkshake, juice or babycino.
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High Tea at Tiffany’s

Perfect for the girly girl in your life, the Princess High Tea couldn’t be better. Adults have a choice of high tea for chocolate lovers, Devonshire Cream Tea, Marilyn Monroe high tea and more. Guests feast on their sweets while surrounded by iconic movie shots and classic Hollywood stars.

  • Best for: Little princesses and princes.
  • Location: 26 Memorial Dr, North Lakes.
  • Sample menu items: Sandwiches, petite biscuits, a macaron, and orange juice or babycino.

Adelaide high teas for kids

Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel

Kids will jump for joy when they see that this high tea includes some of their favourite characters on the food such as Minions, Elmo and Olaf. Parents will be able to kick back at the Promenade Restaurant that’s just off Glenelg Beach.

  • Best for: Cartoon fans.
  • Location: 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg.
  • Sample menu items: Elmo scones, Minions cupcakes, Olaf iced tea or Humphrey B Bear hot chocolate.

Perth high teas for kids

Rochelle Adonis

At Rochelle Adonis kids can party in style in a room decorated with helium balloons. Groups are required for the high tea parties and cooking classes are also available.

  • Best for: Learning how to bake.
  • Location: 2 St Albans Ave, Highgate.
  • Sample menu items: Various tea party treats and a milkshake.

Darwin high teas for kids

Sundancer sailing catamaran

Set sail for a morning high tea unlike any other. Friends and families are welcome aboard Sundancer, a 50-feet sailing catamaran for high tea where guests can enjoy a variety of teas from around the world and sweets.

  • Best for: Spoiling them silly.
  • Location: Sundancer (Dock 1 Stokes Hill Wharf), Darwin.
  • Sample menu items: Selection of global teas and sweets including cupcakes.

Hobart high teas for kids

Peter Rabbit Garden

Held only on the first Sunday of each month, Peter Rabbit High Tea delivers an exceptional traditional affair. Food is served on a 3-tiered silver platter and tea is poured into the finest Estate China. The views are great too, overlooking the Estate Gardens and vineyards which only adds to the sophisticated ambience.

  • Best for: High tea in an actual garden.
  • Location: Peter Rabbit Garden, Cambridge, Tasmania.
  • Sample menu items: Freshly baked scones with jam and cream, finger sandwiches, gourmet savouries, a selection of sweets and tea.

Frequently asked questions

What to wear to high tea

There isn't a specific dress code for high tea, but it's recommended you keep your attire smart-casual. We suggest avoiding lounge and sportswear.

What is served at a high tea?

You can expect to be served tea, scones and small sandwiches amongst other sweet and savoury treats. Depending on the package, champagne or sparkling wine may be included.


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