The Pumpkin Patch Cookery and Gardening Workshops teach children of all abilities in a fun and educational way. Children who attend The Pumpkin Patch Workshops gain confidence in all aspects of life. As they learn to cook and gain new skills in the kitchen, they also gain new friends and confidence at school. Learning in a small, friendly group, in a relaxed and homely environment really brings out the best in children of all ages.
The Pumpkin Patch Workshops are held at my home, at Allt y Gôg Farm. We run classes on Saturday mornings and afternoons, and after school on Thursdays for primary age (8+) and Monday evenings for secondary school age (11+). Holiday Clubs meet each Tuesday of the school holidays and are a mixture of cookery, gardening and craft.
All cookery workshops are held in Allt y Gôg’s farmhouse kitchen where we have sufficient space for lots of budding chefs aged 8+ and 12+; all classes must be booked in advance, due to space being limited.
The Gardening Workshops introduce children to the delight of growing their own fruit and vegetables. Each child has a small vegetable patch of their own and the vegetables they harvest are stored, cooked or preserved in future Cookery Classes.
Out and About …
The Pumpkin Patch is now an experienced traveller and frequently attends food festivals and community events around the county, offering children’s activities, workshops and demonstrations. Healthy eating is always high on our agenda, but our aim is to have fun in the kitchen or garden whilst passing on important skills in a safe and happy environment. Although we can’t take The Pumpkin Patch Veg Patches with us, we always talk about the food we cook, about where it comes from and how it’s good for us, which are an integral part of The Pumpkin Patch Workshops.
The Pumpkin Patch Kitchen & Garden
Allt Y Gôg Farm