Cook Up A Storm At These Kid-Friendly Classes!

Laura Savage
Dec 12, 2023 By Laura Savage
Originally Published on Jan 14, 2020
Little baby girl is cooking

What better way to start the year than by learning a new skill with the little ones? With kid-friendly foodie classes becoming ever-more popular, we’ve rounded up the best of them to get your kids cooking, baking and chocolate-making this January!

Pasta 'n Play

Pasta 'n Play run a wonderful array of cooking classes for parents and children to enjoy together.

Kids from 1-4 can join their Cooking for Tiny Londoners workshops, learning to make simple, delicious and healthy recipes whilst exploring their food senses and installing that all-important kitchen safety early-on.

For older children who might already have a taste for cooking, their Pasta 'n Play classes will have you making an Italian feast from scratch. As a family you’ll learn all about the ingredients and history of everyone’s favourite carb and pick up some life skills you can use all together at home.

Tuck into your meal after the session or take it home to enjoy, and savour the luxury of getting creative in the kitchen without having to deal with the mess!

Pasta 'n Play have plant-based classes perfect for Veganuary, half-term workshops if you’re planning ahead plus family day workshops, so you’ll definitely find something for you.‍


Gelato Making Experience at Unico Gelato & Caffè‍

It’s never too cold for ice cream, right? Unico Gelato & Caffè is letting you into the secrets of this perfected Italian tradition in their Gelato Making Experience taught by expert instructors.

You’ll discover ice cream like no other as your group learns to sculpt an entire gelato cake (yes, you read that right!)

from flavours of your choosing and a huge array of delicious toppings. They’ll warm you up for plenty of taste-testing with a hot drink when you arrive, and you’ll be able to take these incredible gelato cakes home for a sure-fire showstopper at your family’s dinner table.

Vegan Chocolate Truffles and Vegan Macarons?!

Trying Veganuary?

Cutting dairy doesn’t mean cutting indulgence and these sweet Manchester-based masterclasses will help make that vegan challenge a little more attainable.

R&M Fine Chocolate is running a wickedly decadent 2-hour Vegan Chocolate Truffle Workshop where you’ll create and package your own beautiful truffle treats, and The English Rose Bakery has mastered the unlikely art of vegan macarons in this surprisingly easy masterclass.

Culinary wizard Marie will teach the family to create these colourful little confectioneries that the kids will love, that you can then take home to impress your sceptical friends.

Rainbow Bagel Making Workshop

Want to create the foodie sensation that’s taken Instagram by storm? Head to Putney to learn the art of the rainbow bagel and put a vibrant twist on these authentic Jewish delights.

Each child will learn to knead and dye their dough in a vibrant colour of their choice which will then be combined with the rest of the class’ to make one huge rainbow! Take home 5 bagels each to truly jazz up those lunchboxes at home, whilst also making your Instagram feed pop!

Dr Choc's Chocolate Factory

Looking to make a day of it? Channel your inner Willy Wonka and head to Dr Choc’s Chocolate Factory in Windsor for either their 1 hour Chocolatier Workshop or 30 minute Express Workshop for those itching to explore Windsor’s beautiful castle (just opposite!).

In this hands-on session you and the kids will learn everything from piping and marbling to bonbons and chocolate truffles.

You’ll also have the chance to create the ultimate chocolate bar of your dreams with a choice of around 30 toppings to decorate with! Skip the January diet and take a bag of goodies home to enjoy with your budding little bakers.

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Written by Laura Savage

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Language and Literature

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Laura SavageBachelor of Arts specializing in English Language and Literature

Growing up in the bustling city of London, Laura has always had a passion for exploring everything it has to offer. From trips to the theater and Science Museum to leisurely strolls in the park, she loves immersing herself in the culture and diversity of the city. Laura's love of travel, writing, and art exhibitions has taken her around the world in search of inspiration. She also enjoys discovering the latest food and drink hotspots in London. With a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Birmingham and a Masters's degree in Publishing from the London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London. In her spare time, she also likes to flex her creative muscles by designing eye-catching graphics for Kidadl's social media platforms.

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