You’d be forgiven for doing a double take as you drive along the A75 past Twynholm. Yes, that is a huge green dinosaur you can see in the distance! Luckily, it belongs to one of the area’s most loved destinations, The Cocoabean Company.
Just four miles from the Kirkcudbright Holiday Cottages at High Kirkland, the Cocoabean Company is a favourite of children and adults alike. There’s plenty to keep everyone busy on a rainy day. And the dinosaur and other attractions in the outdoor play area are great for days in the sunshine.
The new purpose-built site was opened in 2010, after five years at the AGA in the owner’s kitchen. Her hobby and passion for home made and decorated Belgian chocolates has grown. The Cocoabean Company has developed into a fantastic assortment of activities, workshops and events for the whole family.
The Cocoabean Company is open seven days a week. One of the star attractions is chocolate making workshops for 2-18 year olds. Envious adults can look on as their children learn about chocolate and make sweet treats. They might even share them back at your South West Scotland Holiday Cottage! Workshops run every day and there’s no need to book in advance.
Adults who fancy having a go will need to gather a group of 20 and book in advance. What a great activity for a birthday or holiday get-together. Truffles are the order of the day and there’s even the option to stay for a two course meal afterwards.
Indoor and Outdoor Play
The café offers a range of fresh food and drink. It lets parents keep an eye on their little ones while they enjoy the indoor soft play area. There’s a separate area for under fours so everyone can enjoy climbing and exploring.
The outdoor play area has loads of equipment to get the imagination going including a giant pirate ship, gold panning and the usual slides, swings and climbing frames.
There are seasonal events throughout the year for adults and children, for example, an easter egg hunt, Hogmanay party and wedding showcase. Children can even celebrate their birthday at The Cocoabean Company, complete with a chocolate making workshop and a separate room for everyone to enjoy the party.
After your stay at High Kirkland at the South West Scotland Holiday Cottages, you can continue to enjoy the exquisite chocolates as everything available in the factory shop can be bought online, too.
To find out more about The Cocoabean Company please see their website here.
To check availability and prices for our cottages please click here.
Thank you to The Cocoabean Company for use of their images.