Wondering what to do with your kids in the holidays or looking for a child-friendly gift? Getting them along to a cooking class is a great way for them to make friends and develop skills. We've rounded up some of the top cookery courses for kids across the UK.
Cookery Doodle Doo
North Hampshire, South Hamptonshire and Cheltenham
Classes from £10
Cookery Doodle Doo run classes in the south of England. As well as seasonal courses, including Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas, they also teach baking courses, afterschool classes and everyday cooking skills.
Classes from £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.
Classes from £13 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.
Swinton Park Cookery Class
Classes from £50 for a half day
Got a serious trainee chef on your hands? Swinton Estate'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.
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Kids' Cookery School
£17 for a 75-minute cookery class; £32 for a 150-minute cookery workshop
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.
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