The Easter holidays are in full swing, which means you might be trying to find ways to keep the kids entertained. However, to add a little fun to the break, Supermarket Ocado will sprinkle Disney magic into the kitchen by opening a specially designed cooking school for kids and their families.
The School of Magical Mealtimes opens exclusively for four days from April 11th to 14th at 2 p.m secret and an enchanting central London location that gives budding chefs the opportunity to enjoy delicious food that they have prepared themselves. Inspired by Ocado’s new line of Disney-themed meal kits, the event is free to attend.
Would you like the whole family to lend a hand in the kitchen and whip up a magical meal? The packs include easy-to-make recipes inspired by some of Disney’s most beloved stories and characters, including Moana-inspired Sail Away Lettuce Boats, 101 Dalmatians’ Polka Dot Pizza, King of the Greens Green Grub Pasta Lions and Car-Inspired Traffic Light Burgers.
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After getting their hands dirty, everyone can enjoy their meals in the venue’s dining room. Oh – and there’s a chance you’ll meet a very special Disney guest.
Ocado’s School of Magical Mealtimes hopes to inspire families to come together in the kitchen by adding a dose of Disney magic to make meals more memorable and inspire kids to get creative. The initiative was launched after a new study commissioned by Ocado found that eight in 10 parents believe cooking from scratch with their children can encourage healthier eating habits.
In the kitchen, kids and parents can work together to create delicious meals that the whole family can enjoy, outfitted with a Magical Mealtimes chef’s hat and apron. Through the interactive experience, children learn about healthy eating and learn how to cook in the kitchen – with a tasty treat at the end, of course.
According to research by the retailer, over 50% of children do not learn the basics of cooking at school. Six in 10 parents (59%) also say the problem is that their child is picky about healthy foods, citing Brussels sprouts (25%) as the vegetable their child is most likely to turn up their noses at , followed by oily fish (19%) and avocado (19%).
Laura Harricks, Chief Customer Officer at Ocado Retail, said: “Cooking with children has clear benefits, but it’s not always that easy – time is precious and finding the right recipe can be difficult.
“That’s why we’re excited to launch our Disney-inspired meal packs as well as the opening of our School of Magical Mealtimes this Easter.”
She added: “The healthy and easy-to-prepare recipes were developed with our expert nutritionist and were inspired by some of Disney’s most beloved stories and characters.
“We hope these inexpensive meals will help capture the imaginations of families across the country as they come together to make meals more magical.”
And if you’re unable to attend one of the cooking school sessions, you can order Disney meal packs online from Ocado, with prices ranging from £7 to £8 for a meal that fits two children and two adults.
The School of Magical Mealtimes is open exclusively for four days from April 11th to 14th. For ticket information please visit here .
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