Children’s Holiday Historic Cooking Workshop: Elf ClubREGION 3: Hamilton, Halton and Brant Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON Dundurn National Historic Site
ABOUT THE EVENT / PROMOTION
Come to Dundurn Castle and join the Elf Club and help make tasty treats for the season. This fun children’s workshop includes a boiled pudding demonstration and hands-on cookie making in the historic kitchen. You will also take a guided tour of the Castle, decorated for the season, and taste some plum pudding before packing up your cookies for home, with an Elf Club Certificate in hand.
Once home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab, railway magnate, lawyer and Premier of the United Canadas (1854-1856) and his family, today Dundurn Castle tells the story of the family who lived above stairs and the servants who lived and worked below stairs to support their affluent lifestyle. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall is the museum’s Patron and the great, great, great granddaughter of Sir Allan MacNab.
William Reid was Sir Allan’s gardener for over 25 years. Explore the lovingly restored two-acre Historic Kitchen Garden where costumed staff grow over 200 heirloom varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers for use in the historic kitchen. Open mid-May through mid-October. Enjoy free garden tours in July and August.
The 1870’s Coach House is home to The Castle Shop featuring a variety of Canadian handmade crafts, souvenirs and special gifts.