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Chukdren's milk, cookies and board games, provided at The Rubens

For our little kings & queens

  • Children's menus are available in all restaurants, and children under the age of 12 years dine for free, from the children’s menu when accompanied by a full paying adult (terms and conditions apply)
  • Babysitting services must be booked at least 24 hours in advance
  • A welcome pack including colouring/sticker books with colouring pencils
  • Interconnecting family wings available 

Exclusively for our youngest guests

Young children (0 - 3 years old)

  • Bathrobe and slippers (please advise children’s ages prior to arrival)
  • Baby cot, linen, night light, white noise, bottle maker, bottle steriliser and a playmat
  • Bath toys, bath temperature gauge, bathroom step, anti-slip mat, baby bath, toilet seat topper, potty, nappy bin and changing mat 

Older children (up to 12 years)

  • Children's check-in, complete with a special Red Carnation Hotels passport
  • Children’s board games and books 
  • Cookie and milk turndown 
The Rubens Family Activities


  • Games consoles with games 
  • Director of Fun, John, can assist with keeping your teenagers entertained
  • City activity sheet with recommendations
  • Mocktails served in The New York Bar

Babysitting services

Our Guest Services Team can assist with making babysitting arrangements with our established partnership, Rockabye Babysitters.

This boutique nanny service in London offers reasonable prices for their services, which include evening and daytime bookings and 24-hour assistance. This bespoke service allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds – time together as a family along with time alone knowing your children are well looked after.

Before arranging services, please review the service's cancellation policies to avoid any additional fees. 

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Experiences for our youngest guests...

Pastry Chef experience

Children are able to dress up in full chef uniform and visits our kitchen to see our chef at work. They will meet our pastry chef and learn how to decorate their own cupcakes, and receive a 'Master Chef in the Art of Pastry' certificate on completion.

This experience is available daily between 10-11am and requires 24 hours' advanced booking.

Little Prince and Princess Tea

We have adapted our traditional menu to suit every little Prince and Princess.

Treats include freshly made bite-size sandwiches, freshly baked scones, selected pastries and a choice of milkshake, hot chocolate, tea or soft drink. Available for children under the age of 12 years.

£19 per child.