Today after the school drop offs number five and I made our way to meet friends for a morning of soft play.
Due to arriving on the wrong day we had four upset little ones to pacify after we had let them down!
I had spoken to my friend about the recently opened Dotty’s Teahouse in Carshalton and we decided to pop in and bribe the children with cake!
We apprehensively found a table beautifully set up with cute mismatched china and wondered how this was going to pan out with so many inquisitive little fingers with us.
A lovely lady in a spectacular 50’s style uniform, complete with headscarf came over to inform us there was in fact a great children’s area at the back of the shop that they all immediately took to so we could get on with the important task of choosing from the delicious homemade cakes they have to offer.
You can’t have a slice of cake without a good cup of tea and with their extensive range of loose leaf teas to chose from there really is something for everyone.
With a slice of moist, lime sponge for me and a scrumptious chocolate tiffin for number five we spent well over an hour filling our tummies in the beaufiful surroundings.
There is not only food and drink on offer in this tea house. There is also a great selection of gifts and cards to chose from that would make really special gifts.
I am so pleased that our original plans were scuppered and we got the chance to experience everything this teahouse has to offer.
It makes a welcome change to be able to visit a tearoom as quaint and beautifully decorated as this and feel completely at ease with having little ones with you. There is plenty of space to manuve buggies and plenty to keep them occupied.
I would highly recommend popping along to see for yourself everything they have to offer and I know they we will be in very soon to sample some more delicious cake!
After a bad start to the week with number four being poorly today was the perfect day to get the little ones outside and get some fresh air.
Scooting is always a favourite in this house and luckily enough one of our local parks in Sanderstead, Surrey has a wonderful area that younger children can safely scoot and ride their bike with the fun of bumps, hills and obstacles.
After wearing them out with a good few laps we had a fun around in the playground and then popped into Priscilla’s Tearoom that is located directly next to the park to warm ourselves up and grab something to eat.
The tearoom has a wonderful homely feel and is full with beautiful vintage furniture and decorations.
There are shelves filled with stunning homemade gifts and food items that can be purchased at very reasonable prices.
The boys immediately made themselves at home and grabbed themselves a snack from the counter whist I ordered my coffee and chatted to the lovely lady serving us.
Our hot drinks were bought over in pretty cups and saucers which fitted in perfectly with their theme. Even number four’s babychinno was served in a cup and saucer which is a nice change from the usual plastic cup children’s drinks are usually served in.
We were a little early for lunch but there was a good selection of rolls and sandwiches on offer and some yummy homemade cake that I will be back to sample when I’m not being so good! All of there produce is locally sourced which is a real pull for me as it is highly important for local businesses to support each other for everyone to thrive.
Number five was on form and throwing a spectacular ‘terrible two’s’tantrum for the majority of our visit but at no time was I made to feel uncomfortable as is the case with so many places you can visit with little ones.
There is a real sence of community spirit here and they put on many groups such as book clubs and knitting clubs making it more than just a stop off when visiting the park.
We finished our trip off by popping to the duck pond which is only a few minutes away from the tearoom and a great way to round off our day.
This really is a lovely little tea room that is well worth a visit. We will be back very soon to have a spot of lunch and can’t wait for some warmer weather to sit outside and enjoy an ice cream or two!
We were asked to come along and try out the tea room for the purpose of this review and they are all my own honest opinions.