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Alice In Christmasland – Christmas Afternoon Tea in Essex

A Christmas Afternoon Tea in Essex

We visited Cardamon Tea Lounge & Shop for a Christmas Afternoon Tea in Essex. The Alice in Christmasland festive afternoon tea was simply delightful! Cardamon Tea Lounge at Colchester, Essex are famous for their wonderful themed afternoon teas and their great attention to detail. They feature in our list of the Best Afternoon Teas In Essex, you can read more here.

Christmas Afternoon Tea in Essex


The Alice in Christmasland Afternoon Tea does not disappoint. Step down the rabbit hole to be surprised and wowed by the festive treats on offer. This Christmas Afternoon Tea is displayed beautifully, complete with your own Christmas Cracker!

Each afternoon tea is accompanied by your choice of tea, coffee, soft drink or why not enjoy a cup of mulled wine tea?

Christmas crackers and tea

The sandwiches on offer consist of a Turkey, Brie and cranberry croissant, a mini roll filled with Serrano Ham, fresh fig, cream cheese and walnut, along with your own cheese board with crackers and fresh fruit. The Serrano Ham roll was simply amazing. Cardamon Tea Lounge always use exciting and sometimes unusual flavours that work perfectly together. The afternoon tea is also served with a warming bowl of carrot and ginger soup.

Cheese board with crackers and fruit Christmas Afternoon Tea in EssexSandwiches from Christmas Afternoon Tea in Essex

The Sweet Stuff

The Cardamon and orange scones are lightly spiced and freshly baked, perfect to get you in the festive mood.

Followed by some wonderful Christmassy treats, consisting of the most delicious snow globe filled with cinnamon apple cheesecake parfait, a mince pie, gingerbread cake, along with a handmade chocolate & fruit salami and other exciting treats.

Cinnamon cheesecake parfait and Alice drink me

Chocolate salami, mince pies Christmas Afternoon Tea in Essex

Children’s Christmas Snowflake Platter

The Cardamon Tea Lounge offer a complementing Children’s Christmas Platter. It comes with snowman and christmas tree shaped sandwiches, chocolate milk drink and lots of exciting extras, sweets, chocolate and fruits.

Children’s platters are great value at £9.50 per child and the kids absolutely love them.

Children’s Christmas platter of festive shaped sandwiches and cakes

The Alice in Christmasland Afternoon Tea is £25 per head and available to book for the month of December 2018 at the Cardamon Tea Lounge & Shop in Colchester. Pop over to their website or Facebook page to book or for further information.


To read our reviews of Cardamon Tea Lounge’s other fantastic themed afternoon teas in Essex. Please see below:

Wizards themed Afternoon Tea, for any Harry Potter fan.

A Tale of Peter Rabbit Themed Afternoon Tea.

Mary Poppins Themed Afternoon Tea, Practically Perfect in every way.

Sherlock Holmes Themed Afternoon Tea.

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea.

Silly Old Bear Afternoon Tea.

Be Our Guest Afternoon Tea for any Beauty and the Beast fan.

Christmas Afternoon Tea in Essex

Thank you for reading ‘Alice In Christmasland – Christmas Afternoon Tea in Essex’.

Written in collaboration with the Cardamon Tea Lounge, all views and opinions are my own.

Days Out, Home, Unusual

Alice in Wonderland – Nevendon Manor Events

Unusual themed day out for Alice fans

Sometimes it’s nice to disappear down the rabbit hole and away from reality. What better way than getting away from it all by having a morning with Alice in wonderland. Nevendon Manor Events in Wickford, Essex organise really amazing events. They normally have them running during the school holidays and are themed. You can purchase time slot tickets several months in advance. Tickets cost on this occasion £14.30 per person.

This was actually my third time attending one of their events. We have previously attended both Willy Wonka and the Wizard of Oz themed events. Both were so good that I knew the Alice In Wonderland themed ‘Hatter’s Wonderland’ wouldn’t disappoint!

I can only describe the events as emersing yourself in a live action theatre production. For Eden, being 4 years old, this is truly a magical experience. Like the most amazing role play game where everyone is dressed up and playing along with her. During the 1 hour duration it takes to walk round the grounds, Eden is transported into a fantasy world that she really believes is real.

Morning in Wonderland Alice in wonderland
The Characters

The grounds are always decorated so beautifully, truly theming it to the event. Today the garden was dotted with toadstools and flowers as you walked between the areas. We were lead around the grounds by Alice as we followed her on her adventure through Wonderland. Each area had a new character to meet from the story, the white rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Mad Hatter and my personal favourite, the Red Queen! She accused me of eating her jam tarts and ordered the executioner to chop off my head, luckily Alice and the children saved me. It was all so much fun!

Morning in Wonderland with Alice
Morning in Wonderland walking with Alice
Morning in Wonderland Tweedle Dee and Tweedle DumMorning in Wonderland Caterpillar Morning in Wonderland red queenMorning in Wonderland mad hatter
The actors and actresses are all really professional, never breaking character and interacting so well with the children. Many of them children themselves.

Morning in Wonderland mad hatter close upMorning in Wonderland Mad Hatters Tea PartyMorning in Wonderland Eden as Alice
It was such a magical experience. We look forward to going to more events with them! Would recommend popping it on your list of things to do, especially if you’re a fan of Alice!

Morning in Wonderland Door KnobMorning in Wonderland
Morning in Wonderland Eden as Alice
Thank you for reading A Morning in Wonderland, for more information pop over to Nevendon Manor Events!

Pin for later, Emma x

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