Story Parties

Story + Activity + Party Tea
These parties are recommended for 3rd & 4th birthdays where the children are all the same age.
(please click HERE for alternative party options for this age range or for groups with mixed aged ranges)

A list of stories and matching ceramic keepsakes to paint can be found at the bottom of this page.

Group size: minimum 5, maximum 10 (bearing in mind each child will be accompanied by one parent, seated next to them, to help them with the painting activity: limited to one adult per child due to space restrictions and Health & Safety).

Activity length:
Story + Painting Activity can take anywhere between 40-60 minutes depending on the attention span of the children.
A dedicated member of the Hands-on Art team will present the story then guide the toddlers (and their grown-up) through the painting activity.
Your party pottery will be ready for collection one week after your party date.  We quality check every item when it comes out of the kiln, before we pack it ready for you to collect.  You are very welcome to unpack your items in the Studio before taking them home.  Unfortunately we cannot be held responsible for any damage that occurs to your items once they have been taken from the Studio.

Activity costs:
This depends on your choice of ceramic keepsake to match your Story... please see some of the choices at the bottom of the page...

Party Tea:
This activity lasts up to half an hour depending on the children.
While the children are washing their hands & removing aprons, we will clear and re-set the activity tables for your Party Tea. 
We provide: party tablecloths, napkins, plates, cups, cutlery; unlimited low-sugar squash; ceiling and window decorations.
Party Food: individual picnic boxes... for the picnic box menu please click on the link: Party Tea
You are very welcome to bring a Birthday Cake - we provide a knife for cutting the cake and matches for the candles (NO sparklers please). Please don't bring these hazardous items with you to the Studio.

Gift from Us
for the birthday child if there are 10 or more guests: commemorative party plate, can be purchased @£14 if the party group is less than 10.

suggested Story Ceramic Keepsakes:
gingerbread men hangers
egg cups
6" tiles
figures: Norman the snail, Barry the fish, dinosaur, unicorn
hanging stars
heart hangers
moneybanks: unicorn, gingerbread man

All-inclusive Cost Includes:
  • staff member to meet & greet your guests;
  • Party Activity lasting up to one hour (depending on the concentration span of such young children);
  • tuition & supervision of the party activity by a dedicated team member (not responsible for behaviour of your guests);
  • ceramic item per guest + your choice of decoration: glazes/foam clay/decopatch;
  • clay/ canvas & acrylic paints;
  • aprons, tools & equipment appropriate to the party activity;
  • cleaning & re-setting of activity tables for your party tea;
  • Party Tea (up to half an hour);
  • clearing up after your party;
  • preparation of ceramics for firing;
  • firing of your ceramics in our kiln;
  • wrapping of each item ready for collection a week later.
The cost depends on the choice of keepsake, please enquire for a quote:
tel. 01753 206 265 Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

Our Story Collection so far - and the suggested ceramic keepsake to paint