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River Cottage Experience for Kids (morning session)

Bring your kids to River Cottage for a fun morning of hands-on cookery!

Held in the school holidays, this is a great way to get children hands-on in the kitchen with the River Cottage chefs.

On this fun course they will learn how to make flatbreads, cook kebabs in our outdoor cookery area and pick salads from the garden. There will be a tractor ride down to the farm, seed sowing with the gardeners and a chance for parents to relax as well, so everyone will go home happy and inspired.

It’s a great way to get your kids cooking and you can all enjoy your lunch together too!

This course is suitable for children aged 7-12, and one ticket purchased allows attendance for one child and one adult.

  • River Cottage Experience for Kids (morning session)

    The best children’s cookery session I have ever been to.

    Sam Attended 24 October 2018

    4.4 out of 5

Your day

09.30 - 13.00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You’ll be met at the top of the hill at 9.30am and transported to the farm by tractor and trailer (approx. a 5 minute journey).

  • Welcome

    Start the day with cordial (or tea and coffee for adults!) and treats fresh from the kitchen.

  • Session one

    First you will head out for a tour of the kitchen garden with the gardeners and you'll gather salad for your lunch later.

  • Session two

    Back in the barn, our River Cottage chefs will give the children a cookery lesson, while the adults relax with a cuppa or a local cider. The kids will get to make flatbreads and kebabs and get to work honing their knife skills, chopping and preparing their salads.

  • Session three

    Next everyone will head out to the outdoor cookery area to cook their homemade kebabs over the fire.

  • Lunch

    Time to enjoy all the children's hard work! Everyone will eat together in the barn, or if the weather is wonderful we'll make the most of the outdoors!

  • Dessert

    There will be a pudding to enjoy after lunch, it might be an Eton mess or a chocolate pot, either is guaranteed to be delicious!

  • Time to go

    After everyone has eaten lunch it's time to jump on the tractor and trailer to take you back up the hill at 1pm.

Please note: This is a guide to the activities that will make up your course at River Cottage. This is by no means set in stone and will depend on seasonal availability.

On occasion cookery schools will use equipment that includes induction hobs. It is recommended that people with pace makers should not work on these units. If you are concerned or would like to check whether or not induction hobs will be used on the course you are interested in, please call us on 01297 630302.

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Further information...

This course is run from River Cottage HQ on the Dorset/Devon borders. Full address details of HQ will be provided once you have booked.

We are a licensed venue. We have a wide selection of the finest organic wines available to purchase.

Stay in our famous Farmhouse, click here. For other local accommodation click here.

We would advise that this course is suitable for children aged 7-12 years, to be accompanied by one adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

With many of our courses there are often treats and leftovers to take away with you. In our quest to be more sustainable we are encouraging guests to bring their own containers and bags to transport their produce home. Details of what is required for each course will be included in booking emails.

  • Sustainable Restaurant Association
  • Food and Travel Magazine 2017
  • Great British Food Awards 2017
  • Great British Food Awards 2018