LEARNING to cook has never been so exciting.

On Sunday, Oxfordshire's newest cookery school held a fabulous family fun day for its students and their families and also raised money for charity along the way.

Maymessy, which was set up by Anna Richards in West Challow last year, welcomed dozens of kids and parents onto its grounds throughout the afternoon to ride the helter skelter, jump on the bouncy castles and join circus workshops.

There was even a little competitive cookery with a cake competition as well as was wood-fired pizza, ice cream and candy for sale to keep the party-goers fuelled up.

Families paid to get in and proceeds from the day will go to a fund so that young carers can get cookery lessons at Maymessy.

Ms Richards said that 10 per cent of the money would go directly to the charity Be Free Young Carers.

Set up in disused cowshed at Ms Richards' home, the now-state-of-the-art training kitchen hosts adult courses to pay for fun food and cookery sessions to help young, vulnerable people learn about nutrition and how to take care of themselves.

The schools recently unveiled its new wood-fired oven – perfect for pizza – which was made possible by funding from Tesco.

Ms Richards also thanked the team at Eco Earth Builds for building the 'beautiful and authentic' oven.

Find out more about the organisation's work at maymessy.com