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Party Planning

Saturday party times are 12-1.30pm and 3-4.30pm
after-school, weekday and Take-Away parties also available.

Advance booking essential.    

   Non-refundable deposit required (please see terms & conditions below).  

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult**, ratio children 5:1 adult maximum

Max seated activity group size 20... for additional guests not taking part in the party activity pleae see full Ts&Cs below.

Free Gift for the birthday child/Hen if there are 10 or more guests.

Please note: the party organiser responsible for the behaviour of your party group at all times**.

Please be aware that other customers are allowed in the Studio to paint and collect while your party is in progress.

Terms & Conditions
  • Party bookings are confirmed on receipt of a £50 deposit (bookings made less than 14 days before the party date require payment in full).
  • Deposits are non-refundable to cover cancellation and disbursement costs.
  • Balance payments confirming final numbers are due no later than 14 days before the party.
  • Catering must be paid for in full on booking, no later than 14 days before the party & subject to availability, this is non-refundable.
  • Booking Alterations: are subject to availability and require 14 days written notice.  Requests for alteration of date within 14 days is considered a cancellation and changes will constitute a new booking.  Deposits from parties cancelled within 14 days cannot be used towards a new booking.  The alteration date must be within 3 months of the original party booking date.
  • Cancellation within 14 days of the scheduled party requires payment in full.
  • Payments can be made in person at the studio or by card over the phone, during our opening hours Tues-Sat 10am-5pm tel. 01753 206 265; or by Bank Transfer to Hands-on Art Adventures  (details on request).
  • Please do not bring the following hazardous items to the Studio: knife, matches/cigarette lighter, sparkler candles.
  • **A maximum of two adult helpers must attend to supervise the party guests in addition to our staff member.  This is a Health & Safety issue.  These helpers are responsible for the behaviour of your guests at all times.  Hands-on Art reserve the right to ask guests whose behaviour is deemed detrimental to the ethos of the Studio to leave. 
  • Running is not permitted at any time - regrettably all breakages must  be paid for in full.
  • For Health and Safety reasons any additional guests not taking part in the party activity must be seated at a cost of £6pp/per seat - unless they would like to choose an item from the shelf to decorate themselves.
  • All party activity items are subject to availability.
  • Free Gift for birthday person/Hen is an 8" round plate at a value of £14, decorated by a staff member.
  • "Birthday Child goes Free" if there are 15 or more guests means: If the items are the same price you will receive one free, if they are a different price you will receive the cheapest free.
  • Please be aware that other customers are allowed in the Studio to paint and/or collect while your party is in progress.
  • All parties are allocated a specific time period to accommodate other bookings.  Please ensure your guests arrive and leave promptly - it is only fair that we are allowed sufficient time to prepare for the next party, in the same way that we will be prepared for yours.  Any party over-running will be charged an additional £15 per 15 minute period.
  • Parties extending, or planned to take place beyond our regular opening hours of 10am-5pm Tues-Sat are subject to a £30 per hour surcharge.

Cost includes:

  • staff members to meet & greet your guests;
  • tuition & supervision of the painting activity by a dedicated team member, as deemed appropriate by Hands-on Art (not responsible for behaviour of your guests);
  • ceramic item per guest;
  • glazes;
  • aprons, tools & equipment appropriate to the painting activity;
  • firing & wrapping of each item ready for collection a week later;
  • cleaning & re-setting of activity tables for your party tea;
  • clearing up after your party. 

Booking & Cancellation

  • Deposits are non-refundable to cover cancellation and disbursement costs.
  • Balance payments are due no later than 14 days before the party, cancellation after this point will not receive any refund.
  • Bookings made 14 days and less prior to the party date must pay the full amount at that point.
  • Booking Alterations: are subject to availability and require 15 days written notice.  Requests for alteration of date within 14 days is considered a cancellation, therefore full payment for the booked party is required - the new date will constitute a new booking.
  • Catering must be paid for in full on booking, no later than 14 days before the party & subject to availability, this is non-refundable.
  • Payments can be made in person at the studio or by card over the phone, during our opening hours Tues-Sat 10am-5pm tel. 01753 206 265; or by Bank Transfer to Hands-on Art Adventures  (details on request)

Policy, Terms & Conditions effective from 1st January 2016 & subject to change without prior notice.

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Janet Craig,
8 Apr 2017, 13:28
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