Kids' cookery classes

    Let the kids get creative with cooking but still keep your kitchen clean by enrolling them in a hands-on class. Here are some of our favourites...

    Kids cooking class

    Wondering what to do with your kids in the holidays? Getting them along to a cooking class is a great way of making friends, developing skills and getting out of making them lunch. We’ve rounded up some lovely cookery schools that are available this autumn half-term.


    Cookery Doodle Doo

    Classes from £12 to £38 for a full day.

    Kids have the choice of a cooking class on Halloween leftovers for £12 on Saturday 2nd November, or a full day of Halloween cooking fun on the Thursday 31st October for £38. The full day includes green worms for lunch, anti-vampire hummus and spider pops to take home, as well as Halloween arts and crafts and two cooking sessions.

    Little Cooks

    £65 for a half day including lunch

    If your kids fancy cooking in a castle, then this can be a fun way to spend the day. The fun starts at around noon, cooking lunch and normally finishes at around 4pm by which time everyone will have made something delicious to take away and share. There’s usually a chance to feed the hens, collect their eggs, feed the goats and pick something from the kitchen garden too.

    Classes are scheduled throughout the year, but mostly during the main UK school holidays.

    Cookie Crumbles

    £13 - £25 for an hour

    Cookie Crumbles offers hour-long classes in venues in both Kensington and Putney. Each week there is a different treat to be made, from milkshakes, pizza and puddings. There are also specific classes offered to toddler chefs and you can sign your children up from the tender age of two.

    There's a big Halloween party on the 31st October where kids can get busy making bone bread sticks, marshmallow ghouls and ghosts and delicious pumpkin treats.

    Swinton Park Cookery Class

    £50 to £60 for a half day, including tea or lunch.  

    Got a serious trainee chef on your hands? Gilly Robinson’s children’s course is designed to build real confidence in the kitchen. The basic course for beginners will introduce your child to bread-making and basic knife skills. Whilst the course for the confident cook is tailored to more able young chefs allowing them to experiment with more styles and themes of cooking, covering some fairly complex techniques.

    Kids' Cookery School

    £17 for a one hour 15 minute class

    KCS is a registered charity and its whole ethos is centered on engaging children in a fun cookery experience in order to give them the skills they need to make informed choices around food, health and diet. The classes are delivered in a fun, relaxed and informing way, and are sure to keep young cooks focused.
    They also offer assisted spaces for those in receipt of child tax credit or income support.

    Kids' cookery school

    Have your children been on a kids' cookery class? Do you have any recommendations? We would love to hear them...

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    Hazel Joyner-Smith's picture
    Hazel Joyner-Smith
    7th Mar, 2018
    hi little tip i have a lot coking experience tip put orange peelings with apples in warm water you get healthy mineral water and i'm only seven
    Minamofoods's picture
    8th Apr, 2016
    Hello, We are MinamoFoods and we run Authentic Japanese Food Cookery Lessons in the central London (Swiss Cottage). We have FAMILY Sushi making class on Saturdays (11:00 - 13:00), also Sushi making class for Adult on Thursdays and Fridays (11:00 - 13:00). Also, we can arrange a lesson for a birthday party! For more details, please check our website ( or contact us ( Many thanks!
    22nd Apr, 2014
    My name is Jenn and I run mini masterchefs offering cooking classes for pre-school age children 2.5-5 year olds near Ascot, Berkshire just down the road from Legoland. We make fun, simple and delicious recipes each week. If interested in a taster session please contact or visit 01344 526451.
    Madame Gautier Cookery School's picture
    Madame Gautier ...
    17th Jan, 2014
    Hello, I run a French cookery school in London (Willesden Junction) and provide a selection of cookery classes for children, we are adding new lessons all the time, and will be running courses over the upcoming half term holiday. We also have a large number of classes for adults. Our website is
    8th Sep, 2013
    Hi I run The Kids' Kitchen cookery school in London offering award-winning classes for both pre-schoolers and older kids. I'd love to be listed here. All details are on the website or you can contact me Thanks
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