Celebrate Mary Poppins Returns with Belmond’s Afternoon Tea

Families are loving the new Mary Poppins Returns, released right before the holiday season to much fanfare. If you and your kids jumped on the Mary Poppins revival train, there’s another train that might catch your interest — the Belmond British Pullman.

Coming this month, the Belmond British Pullman hosts an inspired afternoon tea journey on its 1920s and 30s carriages, Feb. 16.

What does the experience entail? Parents and children receive a selection of sandwiches (courtesy of Mr. Dawe), Ellen’s warm goat’s cheese tartlets and a ‘practically perfect’ assortment of delicious cakes and pastries — think colorful cakes sporting the visage of Poppins herself, or vibrant and shimmery macarons. Beyond the scrumptious treats, guests are entertained with a variety of colorful characters who pop in and out during your countryside travels, including balloon artists, magicians and face painters.

Belmond British Pullman special train  at end of excursion at London Victoria Railway Station © Georgesixth | Dreamstime.com

Belmond British Pullman special train at end of excursion at London Victoria Railway Station © Georgesixth | Dreamstime.com

The fun, however, doesn’t wait until you board the train. It all kicks off at Victoria Station, when guests are regaled with a live musical performance, featuring songs from the new film starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke and others. It’s just the thing to start the Belmond British Pullman Mary Poppins Returns afternoon tea experience off on the right foot.

This family affair is fun and delightful for both parents and children alike, or just anyone in love with Mary Poppins, any version! The experience starts at $360 per person for adults and $180 for children under 12. Reservations can be made online, at the link above, or via phone at 0845 077 2222.

You can extend your experience with further offerings from Belmond British Pullman. The luxury brand provides a variety of journeys that start out in London Victoria Station, and then take off to some of Britain’s best spots, from the other urban centers of the United Kingdom to country retreats, world-famous events to exclusive social affairs. If you enjoy the Mary Poppins Returns experience with the kiddos, but want to make a return Belmond British Pullman trip for adults only, you can likewise find lots of reasons to do so, with the train hosting murder mystery lunches, brunches, regular afternoon teas and even a Valentine’s Day lunch. You can still book experiences for February, but many are close to being or have already sold out.