CHILDREN are invited to learn how to make sweet treats from history at free workshops in the city.

The Kids’ Kitchen Club for under-fives at York Castle Museum will be cooking up sugar mice, Anzac biscuits and Love Heart sweets at the workshops. This month’s sessions will take place today, next Saturday and on June 22 and are being led by Lisa Coombes, a learning facilitator at the museum.

Lisa said: “We have created the Kids’ Kitchen Club so young children and their carers can come into the museum and have fun creating tasty treats from authentic recipes. We have some fantastic recipe books in the collections which have inspired our sessions – we have tried them out and the results are delicious.”

The sessions will be held in the Kitchen studio from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

Today they will be making sugar mice using a Victorian recipe, next Saturday they will be making Anzac biscuits which were popular during the First World War and on June 22, Love Hearts are on the recipe, also from a Victorian recipe. The children will able to take part in making them and then eat the results.

Places are free, but numbers are limited. To book, phone 01904 650333.