We went to…Cottons’ Kids Pizza Workshop

We were recently invited to try out a kids’ pizza and cookie making workshop at Cottons Hotel and Spa, the first in a series of exciting kids’ events planned at the hotel!

Everyone on the workshop was invited to use the spa facilities beforehand. Their beautiful (and warm!) pool with lovely changing facilities is always such a treat for both me and the kids!

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The workshop itself took place in the hotel’s restaurant. My kids are 2 and 4 but there was a range of ages, up to about 10. Each child was given a cute kids’ apron along with their tools and (much to their delight) a chef’s hat! One of the Cottons’ chefs was there to give instructions and a helping hand.


First up was cookie making! There were children’s sized rolling pins and cookie cutters to use, and a huge range of goodies to decorate them with such as marshmallows, sprinkles and chocolate buttons.

Next they were given a ball of dough and told how to roll it to make the pizza base, before adding all their chosen toppings!


Back at our tables the children were given an activity pack while they waited for their food. They really had thought of everything!

When the pizzas arrived they looked and tasted amazing! It was an unexpected bonus to be given big bowls of salad and chips too. Once the kids (and I!) had finished, the cookies were brought out, presented with ice cream and a personalised message in chocolate.


We had such a great afternoon. The whole event was really well done, with so many lovely little touches to make it really special. It was a welcome change to be doing a kids’ event in such sophisticated surroundings, and being able to use Cotton’s wonderful spa facilities beforehand was a real bonus for everyone. It suited all ages, and was great for siblings to be able to take part in an activity together!

If you’d like to try a similar workshop, Cottons have now released details of their Christmas kids’ event! Your child will learn how to decorate a gingerbread man, make a snowman biscuit and design a special Christmas card. There will also be a kid’s buffet and Christmas cake and hot drinks for the adults, plus an hour’s access to the spa before or after the event! Click for more details

Knutty Mums was invited to attend the workshop free of charge in exchange for an honest review!

Tickets are now on sale for Cottons Hotel’s Family New Year’s Eve Party! Click for more details

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