**WARNING … THIS POST COMES WITH A SPOOKY ALERT**
Halloween is once again just around the corner and here at The Northern Niche, we love afternoon tea. Our regular readers will know this so we thought it was our duty to put together a list of the most frighteningly, fearful Halloween afternoon tea treats the North has to offer. Our most popular posts are often on the theme of this quintessentially British tradition so let’s hope this continues.
Halloween Afternoon Tea Treats
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre , Sheffield
This October you can have an extra special Halloween themed afternoon tea at Sheffield’s ‘Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre’. Prices are a very reasonable £8.95 per child and £13.95 per adult! Served from 12pm – 3:30pm in the new Lottie’s Coffee Lounge (price excludes admission to the wildlife centre). Lottie’s Coffee Lounge is wheelchair accessible, and dogs are welcome in the patio area. Click ‘buy fast track tickets’ to book online, and don’t forget to advise of any dietary requirements (gluten free option available). They’re also running other Halloween events which you can check out here.
Remember Me Tea Rooms, Stockton-on-Tees
A previous feature about Remember Me Tea Rooms’ ‘Harry Potter’ themed afternoon tea is still one of our most popular blog posts to date. They’re now offering a spooky afternoon tea or a skeleton platter (pictured above) with a hot chocolate accompaniment. Both options are priced at £20 and designed for two people. They also have an on theme children’s meal for £6. Bookings wise, they’re completely FULL however you can walk in at any time from 21st till 31st October. Check out their Facebook page here.
Whitehouse Farm, Morpeth
Served through October half term from 26th till 29th October, Whitehouse Farm are putting on a Halloween treat. Their afternoon tea includes a selection of spooky sand’witches’, blood scones and a spider biscuit. Your ticket for the afternoon tea includes admission to the farm. Under 16’s also get a free pumpkin to take home and carve!
Just Grand!, Grand Arcade, Leeds
Not technically afternoon tea, but who can resist a smoking cocktail? Just Grand! in Leeds’ Grand Arcade are hosting a Halloween special cocktail masterclass with accompanying afternoon tea. Two amazing cocktail chemists from The Apothecary Pop-Up Bar will host the evening with tickets going for £37.50 per person. Check out their website here.
The Earl of Doncaster Hotel, Bennethorpe, Doncaster
Hocus Pocus themed cakes, pastries, scones and clotted cream served while Bette Midler’s iconic film will be played on TV screens all in a spooktacular Halloween setting! Served between 11am-2pm, 28th-31st October. Adults £14.95 and children £9.95. The hotel recommends pre-booking. They do also advise that the content of the afternoon maybe a bit scary for a younger audience. Woooooo what’s going on there then?
One of our own personal favourites for a cupcake purchase or two is …
The Songbird Bakery, Middlesbrough
You can imagine our delight when the girls announced they were putting on their very own Halloween Cream Tea.
£10 per person includes: Monster hot chocolate, a Halloween cupcake, a ghostly brownie, cheese scone, fruit scone (with clotted cream & jam) and spooky nibbles. We think this is great value for money. It’s available from 23rd October right through to Halloween. You can find out more up to the minute information on their Facebook page.
If you aren’t close to any of these Northern locations you could always order some Halloween treats from the Yorkshire stalwart that is Bettys. We fell for their Halloween Gift Selection which for £30.00 includes- Gingerbread Men (Bag of 4), Stem Ginger Cake, Yorkshire Parkin, Milk Chocolate Frogs, Lebkuchen Witch Biscuit and a Star & Moon Butter Biscuit. Delivery is from £3.95. It definitely put a spell on us!
We’d love to hear about your favourite afternoon tea haunts. It makes our day, week, month and year to seek out new sweetness.