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Cooking experience hosted by Simon & Wendy

4 hoursHosted in English
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British cuisine
Up to 8 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

We usually cook for 3-4 hours and make a main course, perhaps bread, and pudding or something sweet. I try to pick things that you could do at home and we start from scratch. Its a great way to learn about food. Eating what you have made yourself is so much more tasty!
Other things to note
We can cater for most allergies and are very patient . Parents are welcome to stay or go. We do a great afternoon tea and have glorious rooms if you want to stay.

What's included

  • Food
    You eat what you cook!
  • Drinks
    We provide soft drinks

Meet your host, Simon & Wendy

Host on Airbnb since 2009
  • 1 Review
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I am the chatelaine of the castle and have been cooking since we opened in 1997 and hosting cookery classes since 2005. My Little Augill Cooks Classes are suited to children aged 7-14 and are held in the main castle kitchen with real food and proper ingredients. While we always cook something sweet, we also cook meals from scratch. You may learn pasta, pie & stock making - we may even de-bone chickens. All the food and equipment is included and you get to eat what you cook and take something away.
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Where you'll be

We work from the kitchens at Augill Castle. We don't travel - unless we can find something from the garden.
April 2019
Wendy was open to having my 6.5 year old twins come to the Kid's Cooking Class along with our Aupair, being a bit young we were concerned they might lose interest if they couldn't keep up. We homeschool our children and I love to offer them opportunities to learn from people who are passionate about what they do. First, the location is a wonderful place, full of visual treasures and unexpected details. Wooden panelling, bold wallpaper, a library with dress up clothes and a play fort in the garden stir the imagination as to how Simon and Wendy brought up their own children there and offer a veritable pot of treats for children. Having navigated the many doors and dragons, the children were whisked into the kitchen, scrubbed up and set to work. I was a little nervous, but set off to a lovely local ice cream place with my youngest, recommended by Wendy. When we returned I found exuberant children, a super excited Aupair and tales of making ( and eating) pasta from scratch, "you turn it and it's flat Mummy and then you can make it into all sorts of shapes", pasta sauce... from scratch, focaccia and an incredible cake. My uncle and aunt, who I was visiting, joined us for afternoon coffee at the castle and a slice of THE cake. It was delicious and the children were very proud and excited. Whilst I couldn't possibly guarantee in my review that your menu would be the same (there were extra bits to take home) I can certainly wholeheartedly recommend the experience; my children's satisfaction and enthusiasm are testement to the dedication of Wendy in sharing her love of real food with children.
Wendy was open to having my 6.5 year old twins come to the Kid's Cooking Class along with our Aupair, being a bit young we were concerned they might lose interest if they couldn't…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend.