Children’s Themed Afternoon Tea at Rockliffe Hall, Darlington

Living so close, it’s always been on my radar but with two young children, I had never got along. Once I heard about Mischmasch, the Alice in Wonderland themed play park and so much more, I could see a huge appeal for my girls.

Inspired by Lewis Carol the much-loved writer of children’s fiction books it really is a magical space they have created. Where children can slide there way down the rabbit hole and join their friends for a mad tea party sitting on one of the crafted chairs.

A Halloween special ‘Little Devils’ Afternoon Tea’ was advertised and it seemed the perfect time to check out Rockliffe Hall, it certainly lived up to the hype!

The Halloween trail was brilliant, the girls got to make up potions and slime, they had a little trail card to complete whilst we took in the frightful sights and sounds around the curious cabins. There were hidden letters dotted around when you followed the clues on the trail card you would find the letter, with all letters spelling out a word at the end, which the children then hand in exchange for a sweet treat.

We all enjoyed the delicious afternoon tea the girls had a Halloween themed with severed finger hot dog, salt & vinegar crisp sticks and cheese and ham finger sandwiches as sweet treats including satsuma pumpkin, ghoulish apple tapioca green slime, blood-soaked doughnut and Halloween Haribo’s.

The play area at Rockliffe Hall’s Mischmasch is amazing for the children with a large choice of play equipment to enjoy as well as a chess set out to enjoy. It is a great area with a wildflower meadow area close by and the interactive water fountain area I imagine is a huge hit in the summer months.

With Christmas fast approaching I’m delighted to let you know that they have organised an event for Christmas with the little elves themed trail and afternoon tea for the little ones and adults to enjoy! More details can be found here.


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