With Mothers Day coming up, at Make a Bucket List we thought we’d bring you an experience to suit all the lovely mums out there; some of you may even fancy it yourselves. The National Trust afternoon cream tea is the perfect treat to make mums feel special, although it goes without saying that this special treat can be enjoyed for any special occasion.
Afternoon Tea with National Trust
Through Virgin Experience you could treat your mum to a National Trust day out with cream tea for two. So she can take someone with her to make it extra special, at only £49.00 we also think it’s a bargain.
Who Are National Trust
The National Trust looks after beautiful areas of the country that need to be protected, opening them up to the public so everyone can appreciate amazing gardens and parks, sites and monuments. Don’t miss out on seeing all the wonderful things the country has to offer.
Cream Tea Vouchers
The offer provides two people with free admission to all participating National Trust attractions for 31 days.
With this experience you will also receive a voucher for a cream tea for two, to be used on one of the visits during the 31 day period; to top off a fantastic day out. There are over 300 places to visit, the question is which one to choose?
With grand houses, coastline walks, glorious gardens and nature reserves to explore there will be something for everyone. The great outdoors is waiting, so get out there and enjoy a month’s free admission to as many National Trust locations as you wish.
National Trust Cream Tea for Two – What’s Included?
- Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
Once your voucher has been activated you will receive:
- Pass which gives you and one other person unlimited free admission to participating National Trust venues for 31 days, starting from the date of your first visit.
- ‘Cream tea for two’ voucher to be used on one National Trust visit
- National Trust book: ‘Coast’ or ‘Countryside’.
- National Trust Map Guide to plan your days out
- One parking pass, valid for 31 days from your first visit at most National Trust car parks
- 20% discount voucher for use in National Trust shops (valid for one visit only, for goods purchased in a single transaction)
- Over 300 special places to visit
National Trust Vegan Cream Tea
If you are vegan or plant based then we have some good news. In 2019 The National Trust added a Vegan Cream Tea option to all of their sites that offer the regular version. The new vegan cream tea features a plain scone and oat milk vegan cream
They have had a good range of hot meals and light snacks that are also suitable for vegans for a while. These have included coronation cauliflower and couscous salad, mixed bean chilli and red lentil cottage pie.
The addition of their vegan cream tea really rounds of their plant based and vegan options, so they have something for every palate. But if you can’t get to one of their locations or don’t have membership you needn’t worry, they have a recipe on their website for a homemade vegan cream tea.
Booking Your afternoon Tea for Two?
The season generally runs from 1st April to 31st October. Opening times vary from property to property. Kindly note: vouchers are not valid for use on Bank Holidays or anytime over Bank Holiday weekends.
Selected National Trust locations are excluded either because they are too small for a large number of visitors, or because they are managed by another body such as English Heritage.
In order to enjoy your delicious cream tea, regular or vegan, we advise you to book at least 48 hours in advance.
Once you have identified the National Trust site you want to visit, simply visit their website and ping them a request using the contact us option. Responses and confirmations are usually received within 24hrs
When you arrive just tell the cafe or restaurant the booking details, then just sit back and relax and enjoy a lovely afternoon with your friends, and of course a lovely cream tea.
If you missed the afternoon tea season, then there is always the option of a Christmas gift membership!