Take the kids on a tasty adventure with these fun, foodie ideas for day trips and things to do. Check out local social media groups for a better idea of what’s on near you, and take a look at your local council website for information on food markets or one-off events across the summer.
PICK YOUR OWN FARMS
Grab a punnet and head out to your nearest pick-your-own farm. It’s a brilliant way to show kids the different ways that fruit grows, and you can play treasure hunt games with different types of fruit. Get home and turn your bounty into something special like these smoothie ice lollies, or use it to top this versatile fruit pie.
Choose a lovely veg-based recipe for dinner, like these colourful veg tartlets or this epic veggie lasagne, enlist the kids to help draw up the shopping list, then head to your nearest farmer’s market. Make a game of finding everything you need and using the right money to pay for it. Bring everything back to the kitchen and reward the family with their tasty dish!
TAKE A COOKERY CLASS
Book a morning at your nearest cookery course, or head to Jamie’s Cookery School for a memorable session in the kitchen! Jamie’s brilliant classes for kids cover pasta, pizza, sushi and even Thai curry. Parents and kids cook together, and the children’s places are completely free!
A FOODIE FESTIVAL
There are loads of small, local food festivals throughout the summer and into the autumn championing the best of British produce. Find the nearest one to you and head off on a delicious day out! From chilli festivals to apple days; regional cheese celebrations to Cornish pasty competitions – the UK has some fabulous foodie festivals!!
Take a look at the National Trust, Historic Royal Palaces or English Heritage websites and find your nearest historic kitchen. From Victorian sculleries, Tudor banqueting halls or Georgian kitchens devoted purely to chocolate-making – there are hundreds of restored culinary gems to explore across the UK.