Summer Holiday Fun at Costello’s Chocolate Workshops
Rachel and two of her children visited Costello’s recently, for one of their tasty chocolate workshops. Find out what they thought of the experience in Rachel’s review.
Just a 20-minute drive north of York next to the quaint village of Sutton on the Forest you’ll find Costello’s, a family-run artisan bakery.
We were booked on one of their popular chocolate-making sessions which are running right through the summer holidays and as a family of chocoholics we weren’t disappointed. Louise welcomed Darcey (9) and Dexter (6) along with seven other children to don their aprons and roll up their sleeves ready for some yummy fun.
We started out by sampling some of the Belgian chocolate used in the bakery (even the grown-ups got to try!) then following Louise’s instructions the children got stuck in making their own chocolate lollies (complete with a variety of delicious toppings).
Lollies safely chilling in the fridge, we played a fun chocolate taste test game which included some flavours that kept us all guessing. Then it was time to decorate their own chocolate bars. Darcey planned and executed her design carefully whereas Dexter opted for a more maximalist approach. Needless to say, much chocolate was consumed in the process!
Sessions run Tuesday to Friday throughout the summer holidays and with some sessions designated for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Costello’s also hold a weekly Tea and Tots session every Thursday (year round) 2-3.30pm. Children can play in the cosy toy area whilst parents enjoy free tea and coffee refills. During the session cookie decorating kits are sold half price and can either be decorated (and eaten!) there or taken away to enjoy at home.
I noticed plenty of highchairs and lots of rooms for prams and buggies and there are nappy changing facilities so it’s a great place to meet up. I’ll definitely be back with baby Rory in the near future for Tea and Tots or to buy treats and gifts. There’s a large pic n mix selection as well as cakes, ice cream, milkshakes and Costello’s famous Puck cake!
Useful links & information
⏰ Sessions run Tuesday – Friday at 2pm. Aimed at children aged 3-11 although all ages welcome! On Tuesday 9th August, Costello’s is running a SEN session for children with additional needs who may find the usual workshop environment challenging
🎟 £9.50 per person – Create your own chocolate lolly or Make your own chocolate shards workshops available.
📍The Chocolate Works, Unit 18, Green Park Business Centre, Sutton-On-The-Forest, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 1ET
ℹ️ Find out more about Costello’s Bakery on their website. Visit Facebook to check availability and book a workshop or email email@example.com to book a space.
🧁Costello’s is also running an offer in-store – 10% off purchases if you quote MUMBLER at the till!