Today Harrison and I had a lovely afternoon with my friend Lynsey and two of her brood. We hopped in the car and left the city to drive through sunshine dappled countryside. Our destination? Quarriers Village, near Bridge of Weir.
Other than the delightful escape to the countryside, I hear you wonder why we took our 40 minute venture out of Glasgow. We were off to indulge in afternoon tea and crafts aka Crafternoon Tea at the Three Sisters Bake cafe and craft boutique.
They have two venues – the one we visited in the gorgeous Quarriers Village (I need to return ASAP to indulge the history geek in me and explore a bit more!) and another in Kilearn. Like the name suggests the business is owned and run by three sisters who have a serious passion for food and beautiful things. They turned this passion into a family business which has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. From cakes, to a cook book, gifts to a stunning wedding venue there is no stopping these three!
Our afternoon kicked off with the first crafty activity which was baking giant cookies! The kids got to stir in their own choc chips to a pre measured dry mix and super friendly staff circulated adding in correct amounts of milk and melted butter. This was a fun way of introducing kids to baking (without destroying your own kitchen!) and the finished product looked pretty tasty.
We then enjoyed this seriously indulgent afternoon tea selection. There was absolutely loads on the stand, almost too much. Almost. The carrot cake was a particular highlight in my opinion. Kids are well looked after with their afternoon tea too – simple but tasty sandwiches, veggie crudités and an absolutely dynamite sausage roll.
Next up was some biscuit decoration…another activity best done in someone else’s space than mine frankly. Two sugar cookies, three bags chock full of colourful icing and little hands equals lots of mess but also lots of joy. This event is recommended at ages 3+ but even Harrison aged nearly 2 was able to get involved in this activity and had a ball.
There is then the opportunity for the children to decorate cake boxes with coloured pens and tissue paper in their own design to take home their sweet treats.
The Summer Crafternoon Tea is only running until Thursday 5th of July and it was very busy today so I’d definitely recommend booking your preferred venue quick sharp. We really enjoyed our afternoon and will be keeping our eyes peeled for their next special event. I hear previously there has been Easter and Christmas themed ones. If you are looking for something to do to break up the long summer holidays this is a winner for aspiring bakers, crafty creatives and parents who love cake!
Prices are £9.95 per adult for the afternoon tea and £12.95 per child (this includes afternoon tea, crafts and biscuit decorating).
Check out their website for more details – Crafternoon Tea