It isn’t Christmas for us until we have built a gingerbread house.

There is just something magical about the smell of ginger in the air as you navigate the Christmas chaos of trying to get your gingerbread house to stay together whilst hoping that the kids don’t eat all the sweets before they have decorated the house.

Traditionally I buy a kit as there are so many amazing local bakeries offering wonderful gingerbread house kits at affordable prices.

This year I discovered that Willobridge centre are once again hosting their Build a gingerbread house kits and so, I naturally booked for Hamish.

I booked early as these workshops always sell out within days of the tickets going live. We missed out last year and booked with a local event and the quality was very substandard compared to that which we’ve become accustomed at the Willobridge kids cooking events.

Why I rush to book these events

Hamish loves being in the kitchen and I think this will be a wonderful way for him to add his own personal touch to our Christmas table.( If it lasts that long)

Our experiences at Willobridge kids events have always been positive. The event organisers, Jelly Bean events, never disappoint with their magical decor that transports you straight back to your childhood memories of Christmas.

The staff are always engaging, enthusiastic and friendly towards the children and the quality of products is well worth the cost.

These, and the fact that it doesn’t seem like Christmas for us if we haven’t joined a kids cooking class and visited Santas grotto, are just some of the reasons why you should book a little Christmas magic for your children this year.

What you need to know

At Willowbridge Shopping Centre, children aged 3 – 12 are invited to join Santa’s Elves to build their own gingerbread house.

This sweet Festive Season Holiday Activity will run from 15 – 22 December 2023. ( Book early – whilst bookings can be made on the day, the sessions are usually all fully booked a few days after ticket sales go live)

All custom gingerbread house kits include:

  • Silver square cake tray
  • Brown box with lid
  • Paper chef hat and custom sticker
  • Disposable apron
  • Gingerbread House Elements which are handcrafted and baked with love.
  • Sweet Cement (Royal Icing).
  • Colourful treats for your child to decorate their gingerbread house. ( All ingredients are Halaal)
  • Complimentary parking for moms and dads

Good to note : I love how parent and child friendly these sessions are and as a parent, you are encouraged to assist your younger children and are welcome to stay for the duration of the session.

Venue: The Willowbridge Kitchen is located opposite Pick N Pay.

Cost :R 150 Per Child.

Booking is online via quicket or on the Willowbridge Shopping centre Facebook page

• 1st Session 10:00
• 2nd Session 11:00
• 3rd Session 12:00
• 4th Session 13:00
• 5th Session 14:00
• 6th Session 15:00

Whilst reading more about the event I also noted that :
• They are unable to offer Gluten Free options
• Late arrivals can not be accommodated, due to the sessions being so popular, but your child may still collect their kit from the Gingerbread House Kitchen opposite Pick n Pay.
•The kits are prepared in a bakery that may contain traces of nuts and allergens include egg and dairy.

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