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Birthday Chocolate Making Experience (Kids & Teens)


Do you want to come and celebrate a birthday with chocolate making? Join us at our Chocolate Factory in South Shields for a truly immersive, indulgent and exclusive birthday experience where we will take you behind the scenes into the art of chocolate making. This is a truly magical and decadent experience lasting around 1 hour 30 minutes. 

Your birthday workshop is a hands on chocolate making experience. During the workshop everyone will create and make their own moulded chocolates, chocolate bars and two lollipops. You will be able to choose from a variety of inclusions and flavours to enhance your chocolates too. After making the chocolates we will then take the time to beautifully package and ribbon your creations for you to take home and share with your friends and family, or since it's your birthday enjoy them all to yourself. 

Our birthday chocolate experiences are open to all levels and ages of children. Refreshments are included.

Important Information - Please Ensure You Read This Prior To Booking

Our Birthday chocolate making experiences don't have a set timetable. To ensure we can accommodate your date, you must call us on 0191 427 4590 or email We will endeavour to accommodate your preferred date. Our birthday experiences can be held on weekdays, after school and Saturdays. We are closed on Sundays. 

Our birthday experiences have a fixed cost of £249.00, the maximum number is 8 participants.  Our birthday experiences are open to all ages. However, we do ask for ONLY 2 adults to remain in our factory during the experience 

This is a very practical hands on workshop. You will work individually to create your chocolates under our teaching, supervision and guidance. This is an exclusive private workshop for your birthday party. 

If you have any allergies or dietary requirements you MUST advise us in advance. We require the lead parent or guardian (lead booker) to collect all of the allergen information for each participant. Once you have agreed a date and paid for the experience we will send out a booking form for you to complete. We operate an open working kitchen where nuts are present. If in doubt, please check with us in advance of making a booking. 

As we open up our production space for shared workshops we have an extremely high standard of hygiene, health and safety at The Canny Chocolate Company. Every workshop participant must wear an apron and hairnet (these are provided).

Unfortunately we do not have space for any more than 2 spectators (this must be 2 adults over the age of 18), but please feel free to take as many photos as you wish whilst you are here!

You will need to stand for up to 1 hour 90 minutes. However, if you require seating, a limited number of stools are available.

Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop and allow up to 2 hours for your chocolate experience.

We do not permit any outside catering, such as birthday cakes to be brought into our facility, this is due to the handling of allergens which we don't use in our kitchen. 

We also do not allow any birthday banners or balloons, as you are entering a working kitchen these are simply not allowed. 

You must adhere to all the instructions set out for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Once you have booked your birthday chocolate making experience it is not possible to reschedule or cancel it. Please consider this when booking. Especially during busy times of year, we will struggle to re-schedule your experience.  We can't make refunds once your experience is booked. 

If you have a food allergy, intolerance, or coeliac disease please speak to our chocolatiers about the ingredients in your food and drink before you order. We would like to advise you that we handle multiple allergens on site including cereals containing gluten (wheat), (barley), (eggs), (milk), (mustard seeds), nuts including (hazelnuts), (pecans), (walnuts), (pistachios), (almonds), (peanuts). We also handle, (sesame), (soya), (soy), (sulphur dioxide). Therefore we cannot guarantee your food or drink is allergen free from any of the allergens highlighted in (bold). All core ingredients and allergy information are displayed on the product page of the website and packaging along with the best before date. At the time or ordering you must make us aware of any allergens. All products have the allergens labelled in bold lettering.