It’s National Afternoon Tea Week so what better way to spend a Friday afternoon than find out about the best Afternoon Tea deals within reach of our parks?! There’s so much to choose from within the local areas surrounding our five star holiday parks and treating someone to an Afternoon Tea is a lovely way to while away an afternoon with a loved one for a special occasion or treat! It’s definitely time well spent eating cake and drinking tea to show some love and spend quality time together. We really are spoilt for choice when it comes to options in the North Wales, Cheshire and the Yorkshire Dales so without further ado here are our picks for our parks!
- Gallaber Park
Nestled in North Yorkshire near the towns of Settle and Skipton, our five star rated Gallaber Caravan Park is a real hideaway in the Dales. Perfect for walking and spending time with the family and pets, Gallaber is well situated in Yorkshire and surrounded by a wealth of notable eateries.
Try The Coniston Hotel for Afternoon Tea in their Huntsman’s Lodge – the country estate and spa is a real standout luxury affair with panoramic views of the Coniston Lake and welcoming Yorkshire hospitality. Opt for the Champagne Afternoon Tea on the terrace overlooking the lake for a luxury treat. Alternatively you could try The Brasserie at The Courtyard for a relaxed ambience in the countryside just outside of Settle. The cosy barn conversion is open until 5.30pm daily and Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2pm.
- Ocean Heights Caravan Park
Ocean Heights located in Chwilog between Criccieth and Pwllheli is a lovely base on the Llyn Peninsula to explore the beaches of Harlech, Aberdaron and Pwllheli. There’s lots of antiques shops and tea rooms in Criccieth and Porthmadog and beautiful Portmeirion village isn’t far either.
Bron Eifion is a Victorian country house with four AA silver stars just outside of Criccieth. With five acres of beautiful gardens overlooking the sea it’s a perfect situation to enjoy an Afternoon Tea. There’s also Cemlyn Tea Shop located in Harlech with stunning views of Harlech Castle. Indulge in traditional Afternoon Tea on their sun terrace in the middle of historic Harlech on the West Wales coast.
- Green Pastures Caravan Park
Green Pastures sits in Sarn Bach, Abersoch on the so called Welsh Riviera – it’s a fantastic spot to enjoy life in Abersoch and explore the wonderful bars, eateries and shops. With water sports and boating being a favourite past time down there it’s an excellent base to own a holiday home at with room for your boat too!
Plas Bodegroes Hotel and Restaurant offers Afternoon Tea in their Georgian Manor House overlooking beautiful gardens and woods. The restaurant is rated five stars so you can be sure Afternoon Tea here will be a fancy affair. There’s also Zinc Cafe Bar & Grill Abersoch with a great menu and lovely conservatory terrace setting with views of the moored boats. This is a go to place in Abersoch so there’ll be plenty of chatter and ambience.
- Lakeside Caravan Park
Situated in Stocks Hill, Winsford, Lakeside Caravan Park features amazing lakeside views and holiday homes are located directly on the lakeside. It’s a perfect location for discovering the North West of England – the cosmopolitan hubs of Chester and Liverpool aren’t far at all so you can have a touch of countryside and city!
The Cosy Tea Rooms is a very casual and cosy affair for Afternoon Tea with a vintage feel. Find it on Delamere Street in Winsford. With twinkling lights and a selection of light bites this would be a great local option. For something a little more high end there’s Afternoon Tea at The Chester Grosvenor Hotel in the decadent surroundings of the Arkle Bar and Lounge. Indulge in sweet creations made by award-winning chefs along with a variety of freshly brewed teas and coffees.
- The Beach Caravan Park
With stunning views and a beachside location in Llanddulas, The Beach Caravan Park enjoys a prime position on the North Wales coast between Abergele and Colwyn Bay. A favourite with families, there’s a wealth of things to do and see in the local area be it a day out in Llandudno or discovering the many attractions within North Wales.
Try the Afternoon Tea at the Bryn Williams Bistro at Porth Eirias – a regular on TV, Bryn’s creations are mouthwatering and modern with a focus on Welsh produce. The bistro is situated on the promenade in Colwyn Bay with amazing views of the sea and the beach. There’s also the Kinmel Arms in Abergele, part of the Kinmel Hotel. Offering exquisite gourmet food, the Afternoon Tea promises a change with the seasons with tasty breads, savouries and cakes; all served with five star service.
- Maenan Abbey Caravan Park
Tucked away in the Conwy Valley between Conwy and Llanrwst is where you’ll find the peaceful Maenan Abbey Caravan Park but those that stay know that the surrounding area can be anything but tranquil for those looking for amazing adventure holidays. With Zip World Fforest down the road and Adventure Parc Snowdonia, there’s tonnes to do for adrenaline seekers as well as the those looking for the quieter side of life with beautiful walks on your doorstep in Snowdonia National Park.
With the National Trust property Bodnant Garden five minutes up the road it would be silly not to include their lovely Pavilion Tea Rooms here! A simple affair, the tea room sells freshly baked scones with lots of jam and clotted cream amongst the beautiful plants and flowers next to the Bodnant Garden Centre. We should also mention Tu-Hunt-l’r-Bont in Llanrwst – you might know it as the famous ivy covered house over the bridge in Llanwrst. It’s a lovely setting with home made Bara Brith not far from Betws-y-Coed.
- Craiglwyd Hall Caravan Park
Based at the foot of Penmaenmawr Mountain on the North Wales coast between Llandudno and Anglesey is the unique setting of Craiglwyd Hall, Thornley Leisure’s first holiday park. With a wealth of local history and things to do in the area along with a fantastic vista, Craiglwyd Hall Caravan Park continues to be a real favourite with our holidaymakers.
For Afternoon Tea here head to The Quay Hotel and Spa in Conwy with plush views of the Conwy Marina and a selection of modern cakes and biscuits. For another option there’s Beau’s Tea Shop in Anglesey or the Bodysgallen Hall Hotel for a luxurious spa feel. The parkland hotel serves a traditional offering that can be enjoyed on the terrace or served in the main hall.
- Dinlle Caravan Park
A popular destination on the coast near Trefor and Caernarfon is Dinas Dinlle – a beachside caravan park that also offers camping pitches and glamping pods. There’s a beautiful new bar onsite and lots of activities for the kids from the pool to the arcade.
Head to Plas Dinas Country House for Afternoon Tea with mountain views from the Gun Room. It’s a traditional country house feel with a ‘dash of London glamour’ as they put it! There’s also From Goch Garden Centre for something a little more low key though equally as decadent – try the three tier platter of fresh cakes and sandwiches as a day out treat amongst the flowers.
- Valley View Holiday Park
Situated in Welshpool near Oswestry and Shrewsbury is the tranquil Valley View Holiday Park with acres upon acres of valley views to look out over. A base in mid-Wales for those who enjoy fishing and walking, Valley View offers a peaceful location to explore Wales and England over the border.
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa deserves a mention here, for simply stunning views and fairytale-like atmosphere. Try their Afternoon Tea served from 3pm featuring traditional cream teas and hot chocolates. For an alternative head to Llangollen for the Pretty Vintage Tea Room which serves barista style coffee in a vintage setting in the popular Welsh tourist town.
If there’s any we’ve missed out that you think deserve a shout out do mention them in the comments! Our parks are surrounded by a fantastic variety of eateries and we hope you’ll share your favourites with us in our Eats Blog series.
If you would like to enquire about staying at one of our five star parks get in touch for a stunning break away amongst beautiful scenery.