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Kids at Harts Barn Cookery School

All kids love cooking and we encourage them all we can. As well as the classes, we organise parties, cookery related activities and host groups from schools and youth groups.

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All kids love cooking and at Harts Barn we encourage them all we can.  As well as the classes you might expect at a cookery school, we organise parties, cookery related activities and host groups from schools and youth organisation.

We are sure that you will find something to suit all the family.

Classes and Activities

At Harts Barn Cookery School we run a range of fun and informative classes which encourage confidence through cooking skills.

Classes vary throughout the year and include bread making, How to Cook Simple Meals, Baking, Sushi Making, Pasta Making, Seasonal treats and lots more.

Keep an eye on our classes page for a current list of classes – holiday activities may combine cooking with a craft or another fun activity.

Our classes are generally suitable for children age 7+. Younger children are welcome too, if accompanied by an adult. We are happy for an adult to join older children during the class is the child wishes.

Kids Parties

Looking for a birthday party with a difference? We have party packages to suit all ages.

Here are some of our most popular themes:

  • Bling cupcakes – decorate your own cupcakes with sprinkles and sparkles or choose your own theme from insects to dinosaurs!
  • Pop & Corn Party – Create your very own pizza and have fun making and eating chocolate and toffee popcorn
  • Simple chocolate making – a real favourite and finger licking compulsory!
  • Pasta Making – have fun making different shapes and colours, how far can you stretch your pasta?
  • Sushi Making for Kids – great for adventurous kids to try rolling and moulding some delicious sushi delights
  • Sweet Making – Can be adapted to all ages of children eg chocolate jazzies, sugar mice, toffee/choc popcorn


For older children:

  • Sausage Making – try different flavours, mix it up, have fun using a machine to make your own sausages
  • Mocktails – using cordials, juices and other ingredients to make non-alcoholic versions of some classic cocktails (sangria, strawberry daquiri, pina cola and more)
  • Afternoon Tea – bake scones, fruit tarts and other tasty afternoon classics to enjoy together with your friends

We are happy to discuss any special requests to create your child’s dream party. You are welcome to bring your own cake or we can provide that too! Best of all… there is no clearing up at the end!

Schools and Youth Organisations

We run bespoke programmes for primary and secondary schools and colleges providing:

  • Outreach programmes
  • Cooking confidence classes
  • After school clubs
  • Forest Schools link ups – cooking with fire (earth oven).
  • In-school talks and demonstrations
  • Any other packages to suit your curriculum needs.

We also welcome enquiries from Brownies, Beavers, Guides, Scouts, Young Carers and Youth Organisations.

Our ethos is ‘cooking for all’ and our aim is for every child or young adult to leave with new skills and confidence… and we always make sure fun is on the menu!


Opening Times

Open all year.


  • Activities
  • Attraction
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Families
  • Food and Drink
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Group Activities
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Rainy Days
  • Workshops and Courses


Monmouth Road
GL17 0QD
O/S Ref: SO 676185

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We are based in the beautiful Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire on an awe inspiring site dating back to 1068. Located at Harts Barn Craft Centre between Longhope and Mitcheldean.

  • Longhope
  • Ross-on-Wye

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