Tot Cross Buns: Children’s cooking classes!


Childrens cooking classes

Tot Cross Buns is a cookery class for children aged from 2 years old. The business is the brain child of Allison Woolford, a Basingstoke mum who is passionate about cooking and wants to pass on this passion to children – giving them confidence with food and encouraging them to try new tastes and have fun in the kitchen with mum and dad, granny or grandad.


Allison says:

‘I am a home cook for my husband and little girl, Lilly. I believe every child should have fun cooking, tasting and exploring food.  I have many happy memories cooking with my Dad from a young age, giving me the inspiration for Tot Cross Buns.”   Classes are educational and fun!   I also have Kerry Marsay on the team who is also a home cook with a passion in baking, she has spent many an hour baking and cooking with her two children.


Fun and Relaxed

At Tot Cross Buns we aim to introduce children to food through taste, smell and touch all in a fun and relaxed environment. They’ll be cooking healthy recipes (some treats too!), which have all been tried and tested, and will involve the children every step of the way – and there will be no washing up to worry about!


Food Related Activity

The classes will involve cooking anything from muffins and scones to pizza and quiche and while they’re cooking there will be a fun food related activity. This could be anything from exploring textures and tastes to planting seeds.


Course Details and Prices

With just 8 children per class the environment is relaxed and friendly – and above all fun. The courses run for 6/7 weeks in line with the school term times and and cost £56.00. Sessions will last 45 minutes, though you should allow an hour, and children will be able to take home their goodies to share with friends and family, if they last that long!  We run classes most days of the week here is our current list:


Monday           10am, 11:30am & 1pm             Carnival Hall, Basingstoke

Tuesday           9:45am                                    Hatch Warren Community Ctr

Carnival Hall Basingstoke

Wednesday      9:45 and 11:15am                     Hook Community Ctr

Thursday          9:45 and 11:15am                     The Point Tadley Community Ctr

Friday              9:45 and 11:15am                     Cliddesden Millennium Hall

Sherfield Village Hall


All venues have their own parking outside the halls, including Basingstoke’s Carnival Hall in the town centre.

We also run Saturday kitchens more information on these can be found on our website and facebook pages.


Allison and Kerry are CRB/DBS checked with a Food Safety Hygiene Certificate and First Aid Qualification.

Tot Cross Buns are offering an amazing 10% discount to all NorthHantsMum members, just enter code NHM10 on your enquiry form or through Facebook.  

To contact us please go to or Facebook

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