Children's Birthday Parties

Painting pottery is an excellent activity party for children. They have fun painting, learn some new skills and have something they can keep to remind them of the party. At The Clay Studio we ensure that they have a great time and produce something of which they can be proud.

We have four different party options to suit your budget and number of guests. This also gives choice for the children and ease of organisation for parents. We are a large studio and can accommodate both small and large parties. The is a minimum number of six for the party options. We can seat up to 30 in our downstairs Beach Room and around 40 on the ground floor. Parties last 1.5 hours (1 hour for children under 5) with an additional 30 minutes if we provide food.

We aim to be as flexible as possible and you are free to choose items from other party ranges or from our extensive range of bisque pottery on payment of the price difference.

The Clay Studio is the ideal choice for that special party for your child and their guests.

Options & Prices

Party Option 1 - Wild Animal Party

Our Wild Animal party is a perfect project for children to bring out their artistic flair with the opportunity to paint to their own design one really cute pottery animal out of the wide choice available.

We usually have around 10 to 12 different animal designs available for this party option*. The picture above is a group photo of our well-behaved menagerie!!

Cost: £14 per child


Party Option 2 - Great Eight Classics

The Great Eight option has (as the name suggests) a choice of eight of our most popular pottery items to paint! The superior range available always includes a large plate, mug and bowl*. Other items will typically include muffin-shaped and ice cream-shaped trinket boxes, traditional piggy bank and other seasonal items. 

Cost £16 per child


Party Option 3 - Pudgy Money Boxes

We have a range of six Pudgy money boxes that are all great fun to paint and can help encourage children to save. The range of Pudgies includes a dog, pig, penguin, owl, elephant and cat.

Cost £15 per child.

Party Option 4 - Inspiring Words

Our range of large words has a choice seven different words to help inspire you. These look excellent on a living room or bedroom shelf.

Cost £20 per child.


Bubble Clay is an Option

Our parties are designed as pottery painting parties. The pieces are fired in the kiln and usually available for collection after seven days. We are now able to offer bubble clay parties as an alternative to painting. Bubble clay is great fun and you can take the pieces home with you on the day.

Please note that this is not suitable for pieces that are intended for food use and are for decorative purposes only.

All parties include:-
  • Exclusive use of our Beach Room for 1½ / 2 hours for parties of ten or more
  • Party invitations – downloadable from our Web site
  • A choice from our party range of ceramics
  • Painting instruction and help as required
  • Unlimited use of paints, brushes and other resources
  • Free personalised plate for the birthday child for you to paint (for parties of ten or more).

Party Food

The Clay Studio provides food for children’s parties at £3.95 per head. This includes a selection of quality sandwiches, crisps, sausage rolls, cucumber slices, biscuits and orange squash, Specific dietary requirements can be addressed if notified well in advance.

You are free to bring a birthday cake of your choice—we will make a grand entrance at the end of the party!! Please note that sparkler candles are not allowed for safety reasons.

If we are providing food for the party we recommend adding 30 minutes to the party duration.

  Important Information
  • All pottery painted during parties is available for collection in one week.
  • It is important that a maximum of two adults are present at a party (four adults for Beach Room parties). Parents who wish to remain close to their children are welcome to sit elsewhere in the Studio if there is sufficient room and enjoy the cafe facilities or paint themselves. This is for safety reasons and for the convenience of other visitors to The Clay Studio.
  • Party guests should arrive on time and be collected on time to enable smooth running of the party.
  • Please remember that other visitors will be using The Clay Studio while your party is in progress. Running, jumping or shouting are not permitted.

* Actual choice of items may vary from those shown.

Booking Your Party

  • Check with us that your chosen date and time is free.
  • Party is confirmed on receipt of 50% of painting fee as deposit.
  • Call us a few days before the party with final numbers and any special dietary requirements.

For more information, e-mail or call 01202 475000. We will require a 50% deposit to confirm the party booking.


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