Looking for a special Choc&Play workshop for your kid(s)? Take part in a quick but delicious workshop with a lot of fun to spoil the youngest !!!
For creative kids only !
Our entertaining Choc&Play chocolate workshops for kids are a really fun way to learn about cocoa and chocolate ! At The Belgian Chocolate Makers, several times a week, your kids can now create their own Belgian chocolates tablets using some cool shapes (car, heart, flower, cake…) with their friends in our public workshops in the heart of Brussels.
In addition of the Choc&Play workshops for kids, each public workshops will offer you the possibility to discover a new product showcased by our vastly experienced chocolate experts (Mehdi, Elisabetta and myself). We offer a wide variety of courses at various skill levels that will allow you to dive into the fascinating world of chocolate and pastry.
Fancy learning how to make a perfect chocolate bowl? Some authentic Belgian pralines and truffles? Some fabulous pastries or amazing chocolate macaroons? Or maybe you simply want to become a chocolate expert? If your curiosity has been picked by any of the previous, this is the place to be.
Book online to enjoy a fantastic workshop. We will endear you to the wonderful world of chocolate! Children can organize their birthday parties, companies can organize private teambuilding workshops or you can simply subscribe to a public workshop on Saturdays, to come and learn the lesson of the day with a group or random people reunited by their love for chocolate.
Patricia Lafargue Store Manager
Something fun for the kids !
Our Choc&Play chocolate workshops for kids run throughout the school holidays and all over the year. Workshops last around 30 minutes and are suitable for children aged 4 to 10 years old. 4/5 year olds are the youngest ages who’ll get the most out of it, right up to 10/11 year olds. Young children will need supervising and help, but that’s fine if you’re okay to get your hands a little chocolatey!
The Choc&Play workshops involve learning a little bit about the history and making of chocolate including a tasting of milk, white and plain chocolate. After being shown the workshop and shop each child will make their very own Choc&Play tablet under the supervision of our trained staff.
A chocolate workshop with a difference !
Explanations about cocoa
We start by briefly explaining what chocolate is made from. For us, it’s important the kids understand some aspects of this as we introduce different chocolate making techniques later on that require a little understanding. We will show them real cocoa pods, real cocoa beans and they’ll taste cocoa nib (the inside of the cocoa bean).
Tasting the chocolate...
Kids will then taste the chocolate we’ll be using; always a high-quality Belgian chocolate (dark, milk, white and ruby).
Unlike most chocolate companies we don’t encourage children to eat chocolate, but we know they will, so we think it’s far better to let them make chocolates and teach them about the important health aspects at the same time. It’s a deceptively simple but effective approach and one we’ve developed over many years working with children.
Creating the Choc&Play tablets !
Kids make their own Choc&Play tablet. First they choose the shape they want, the type of chocolate they prefer (dark, milk…) and the ingredients they would like to add on their tablet. It’s a fun-filled workshop with lots of laughter and by the end not only will the kids have made some great Choc&Play tablets, they’ll have learnt an awful lot too.
Finally, the kids will package their wonderful creations into lovely boxes to take home.
How much does it cost?
We charge 15€ + 21% VAT per participant (18,15€). There is no minimum of participants for our Choc&Play workshop for kids. You can book your ticket even if the kid is coming alone at the workshop. Timing: Approx. 30mns
Full payment is requested at the booking time. In case of cancellation, no refund is due but the event date can be modified if it is requested at least 15 days before the scheduled date.
An invoice is going to be sent to you by email after your online booking. Payment can be made by bank transfer, PayPal, Bancontact or major credit cards using the Atos Worldline and Mollie gateways. Once the payment has been recorded by us then the booking is automatically confirmed to you. You will then receive your ticket(s) with a QR code that you need to bring with you when attending the workshop.
If you prefer, you can also book your public workshop by visiting us at The Belgian Chocolate Makers. When you book your workshop in store you can pay by cash, Bancontact, Visa, Vpay, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express.
Great news! You can also pay your workshop using your Monizze meal vouchers, Edenred Tickets Restaurant and Sodexo Lunch Pass®.
Would you prefer to organize a private workshop and have a special moment with your friends, family or colleagues only? We can also host a private event for you every day from Monday to Saturday if you have a minimum of 5 participants. Each workshop starts with the basics of working with chocolate, and then you are working yourself by creating and decorating your own chocolates (truffles, pralines, mendiants and tablets). Read more about our private workshops, teambuilding events, bachelorette parties or kids birthday parties.
You can discover our list of public workshops and easily book your ticket(s) using our online calendar.
We are working in partnership with Wonderbox, Vivabox, Bongo, Cadeaubox. Our public workshops can be offered as a gift using these boxes. If you wish to book a public workshop using a coupon issued by these partners please email us first at email@example.com.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: COUPONS FROM SURPRISE FACTORY ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
Do you know that you can also order our delicious homemade chocolates using the Deliveroo delivery platform if you are living or visiting Brussels? Week after week, we are adding more and more mendiants. broken tablets, pralines and truffles available to be ordered on Deliveroo.
Protect your clothes and stay clean
The participants can buy an apron with our logo embroidered on it before starting the workshop. It will protect their clothes during the workshop! Complete with adjustable neck strap and a robust embroidered design that will not crack or peel, it is very high quality apron. We have two models, one for adults (10€) and another for kids (8€).
During the online checkout you will be offered to buy your apron(s) at a preferred price.
If you prefer, feel free to ask your guests to bring their own aprons from home so that their clothes stay clean. Plastic is harmful because it is ‘non-biodegradable’. For this reason, we do not provide anymore some aprons in plastic since 2018 to respect our environment.
Good to know...
All public workshops are organized at our own location in the heart of Brussels. (Tram Faider) You and your guests can use our free private car park during the event.
We can welcome up to 90 persons at the same time in our public workshops.
On the event day, all participants enjoy a -20% discount on our whole handmade chocolate collection (The Belgian Chocolate Makers) available in store. This discount is also available for the Zaabär chocolate collection, the Choc&Play, ChocoTelegram and the personalized products.
We speak English, French and Italian.
Keep in mind that chocolate melts at high temperatures. Therefore it is quite cold in the workshop because of the air conditioning.
Our mission is to live a truly great chocolate experience and invite others to share our passion.
Patricia L. Manager
Elisabetta P. Chocolatier
Stéphane P. Administration
Mehdi C. Chocolatier
Fabrizio P. Trainee
If the thought of a chocolate party has got your taste buds tingling, then why not write to us? We love to tailor workshops! Tell us about your event requirements. 🙂
We’re always happy to provide you with plenty more information on our birthday parties, hen parties, tourist and school visits, public and private workshops, teambuilding and chocolate tasting experiences. Ring us on +32 (0)2 533 95 80 or use the form below and we’ll be delighted to help.
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The native home of Zaabär
The chocolate factory Zaabär was founded in 2007. The creator was inspired by a wide array of spices floating around the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul. Zaabär was created as an extraordinary combination of fine Belgian chocolate and spices from around the world. The idea is to let your taste buds roam free across the world tasting various more exotic or traditional spices. One of the aspects that nudges Zaabär out of the ordinary, apart from the truly exceptional combination of spices and chocolate, is the unusual vacuum sealed wrapping in which the chocolates are kept in. This wrapping offers a much longer conservation time for all types of chocolate.
The Zaabär factory was redesigned completely in the summer of 2018 and is now The Belgian Chocolate Makers. We offer a tremendous space of 600m2 entirely dedicated to chocolate experiences with both a huge workshop and an amazing chocolate store. We invite all our visitors to explore the tremendous world of our handmade Belgian chocolate through an array of chocolate samples, workshops and other activities, so come visit us!