One of the biggest problems parents have when booking events for kids is not only their suitability and safety but also will they disrupt their surroundings. So what I’ve done is tried to have a look at a range of events that are specifically labelled as “chocolate making parties for kids” – there can be no ambiguity with that then. Also, with kids you wouldn’t want to drive too far or rely too heavily on public transport, so I’ve categorised the chocolate making days by location.
Near Tunbridge Wells – Kent
This chocolate making provider is based in Southborough which is just outside Royal Tunbridge Wells which is on the A26 halfway between London and Hastings.
They provide drinks, fruit, biscuits and crisps and if you wanted you’re organising something fun to do for a birthday party then you can bring a birthday cake too. It seems they’re set up for great birthday parties including party bags for the chocolates made. Also, when it comes to chocolate making courses for adults you normally have to sit through half an hour or so of the history and science of chocolate, but not with this party – it’s definitely more geared up for fun.
The events last two hours which would be designed to fit into a child’s attention span and children are split into small groups and closely supervised so they’re all safe. After the chocolates have been made and they’re put into the cooling room the children are moved upstairs where the birthday party can begin.
Many adult events are normally run to fit into most people’s working lives. But these kid’s chocolate making parties in Kent are run seven days a week with sessions starting at 10am, 1pm and 4pm.
There is a minimum age of participant which is 8 years of age and the largest group they can accommodate is 0 children. They’ll also be asked to wear the aprons and hats provided. And if you’re interested no hot ingredients are used during the party but there may be traces of nuts.
Swanage – Dorset
Chococo run chocolate making parties for kids and are based on the south coast near Bournemouth. Here the minimum ages is seven, but they do suggest children around twelve “do work best” and run on Saturday afternoons and during the week after school. The events last for around two hours and the children get to make loads of lovely chocolate treats.
The children also get a goody bag filled with the chocolates that they’ve made as well as use of a chocolate fondue which they can dip in fresh fruit, biscuits and marshmallows. And of course they get the two hour chocolate making session. If you’re interested, call Anna or Dawn on 01929 421777.
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Simon Dunn does chocolate making parties for kids which are priced at £12.50 per child and lasts about an hour and the children get to take around five items home including a personalised lollipop. They can come to your home but does need a bit of freezer space and will incur some travelling costs too.
Rococo are awesome chocolatiers and run chocolate making parties for kids where your child can make various fine chocolate treats including chocolate bars, learning how to paint chocolate (they create absolutely fantastic chocolate art).
They’re definitely at the upper, or more exclusive end of the market, and the price reflects that. A 90 minute session will cost £50 per head and can take about 12 children or up to 24 if they close the shop.
Like most chocolate making parties, they aim at children from seven to twelve. But for this one I expect they’d prefer better behaved children than some of the other providers.
Chesterfield – Derbyshire
Chocolate By Design offer chocolate making parties for children and last between 1 3/4 and 2hours and can accommodate between 8 and 25 children. Call Bridget or Derek on 01246 234900 for availability.
Torfaen – South Wales
Chocs Away also offer chocolate parties for kids and cost £1 per head or £17.50 if there’s less than eight kids taking part. The children will make two chocolate lollies, a load of moulded chocolates, and some Madeira truffles and try a piping bag.