Kids' cooking classes in the UK

  • By Lily Barclay - Editor - bbcgoodfood.com

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.

Two children wearing aprons pouring liquid into a pan

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.

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Little Cooks

Cumbria
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.

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Cookie Crumbles

London
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.

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Swinton Park Cookery Class

Yorkshire
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

London
£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.

Find courses on The Kids' Cookery School

Have your children been on a kids' cookery class? Do you have any recommendations? Leave a comment below...

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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
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Minamofoods
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 (http://www.minamofoodsconsulting.com/cookery-lessons/) or contact us (iku.yamada@minamofoods.com). Many thanks!
jenn.patient@sky.com
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 jenn@minimasterchefs.co.uk or visit www.minimasterchefs.co.uk 01344 526451.
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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 http://www.madamegautier.com
thekidskitchen
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 www.thekidskitchen.net or you can contact me Nicole@thekidskitchen.net. Thanks
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