PARENTS joined their children to get busy in the kitchen on Saturday by whipping up some tasty Christmas treats.

Families donned their aprons at a special festive edition of Totnosh at The Bank, in Neilston, to take part in a cookery class aimed at improving youngsters’ culinary skills.

After a bit of graft from the little chefs, there was an impressive array of offerings on display, including chocolate chip mince pies, Christmas pudding cookies and chocolate snowballs.

Happy with their day’s work, the youngsters went home with a bagful of treats and Christmas gifts.

Run by Louisa McKay, Totnosh offers creative cookery classes for budding chefs, together with parents or carers.

“The classes are a chance for parents to come along with their kids to get them interested in food and cooking,” said Louisa. “The Christmas class was a bit different – not so much about healthy eating and more of a treat.

“It was a full class and everyone went away with a smile on their face.”

Suitable for children aged two and above, the sessions are designed to encourage an interest in food and healthy eating from an early age.

“It’s a nice way for parents and children to spend time together,” Louisa continued. “Cooking can be a bit stressful at home, so we like to get families cooking together here.”

Totnosh also organises sessions for community groups, as well as schools, nurseries and parties.