School Holiday Courses

Tuesday 7th April 2020-Cancelled

Wednesday 27th May 2020

9.30am -1 pm

Cost £35 per child.

Join us during the school holidays for a unique learning experience, where children of all ages can work together to cook a feast in the beautiful setting of Mount Ephraim Gardens, where any accompanying adults will be free to explore these grounds throughout the day.
The courses will start at 9.30am and finish at approximately 1pm. 
A typical children's course will consist of the following activities.

Hot and cold drinks on arrival 
Followed by a safety talk.

Working together to make a delicious seasonal vegetable soup over open fire, cutting, prepping, and foraging for fresh herbs in the surrounding grounds.

Making their own flatbread dough (no scales allowed!) ready to cook on an iron skillet, or over hot embers if they choose!

Cooking, local ethically-sourced gluten-free sausages over the fire. (Vegetarian options will be available)

Finishing off by toasting marshmallows over the fire!

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All staff are experienced teachers with current DBS checks and a qualified first aider will be on site at all times.

Adult's Dutch Oven course

Wednesday 25th March 2020-Cancelled


Cost £80 per adult

All food and equipment provided.

Just as the clocks are about to change and the days are beginning to warm up, join us for a unique cooking experience at Mount Ephraim Gardens. The focus of the day will be the ultimate piece of outdoor cooking kit, the Dutch Oven. Favoured by frontier folk as they travelled across the vast American Mid-West, this versatile and beautiful piece of  kit is my desert-island must have!

The course will focus on a range of uses and techniques with the Dutch Oven, as well as fire management so that your food cooks in the temperature and time desired.

Examples of some of the foods that can be cooked include:

A roast dinner

Hearty stews

Baking bread or cakes

Iron baked Pizza

As with all our courses, dietary requirements can be catered for, and we will aim to source our food from local and ethical suppliers where possible.

The course price includes day admission to the beautiful Mount Ephraim gardens.


To book please email 


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