The Cocoabean Company

Twelve months a year, and The Cocoabean Company can provide different fun themes throughout.  We happened upon the Summer activities with chocolate workshops, a giant dinosaur in the pretty fabulous outdoor play area, and the all important indoor soft play nestled aside a huge place to sit and grab a bite to eat from the cafe, or should you feel tempted to purchase from their shop – some of their chocolates.  They are good.

The Children’s Chocolate workshop is complete chocolate heaven.  It might be just 45 minutes yet your little chocolatiers (and they offer parties for grown ups including the hire of the venue for a wedding location no less) will make and decorate chocolate slabs, marshmallow treats and say shape creations with the help of the workshop staff.  Everything they make they get to take home.  And there’s a lot.  The workshops are definitely worth it.  Expect white chocolate moustaches too.

It’s super clean, major hygiene and the whole washing hands before, during and after.  What you would expect.

Above all, the chocolate made in the factory is actually really very good.  We bought some and it found its way back home (we’d hidden it from the kids … and actually it was such a good hiding spot we couldn’t find it either) and will order some online in future.  www.thecocoabeancompany.com

You’ll find the Cocoabean Company in both Dumfries and Galloway and in Glasgow.  Definitely recommend especially if you’re passing.  You’ll probably need a good two hours.