Story Parties

Story + Activity + Party Tea
These parties are recommended for 3rd, 4th & 5th 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 children (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, Please don't bring these hazardous items with you to the Studio. (NO sparklers or "cake smashes" please)..

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.

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;
  • 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);
  • picnic box per guest;
  • 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 ceramic keepsake, please enquire for a quote or scroll further down the page:

tel. 01753 206 265 Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

All-inclusive Party Packages:
suggested Story Ceramic Keepsakes to paint:
£18pp gingerbread men, star or Christmas shapes hangers
£18pp egg cups: using stickers, sponges & stamps
£20pp 6" tiles:
complete a guided project either 1. turning the child's handprint into a character from the story or 2. using brushes, stencils, sponges & stamps to cretate a picture from the story
£20pp heart hangers: complete a guided project capturing the child's handprint on one side, "free painting" using brushes, sponges & stamps on the other side
£20pp figures eg. Norman the snail, Barry the fish, Keith the cat, counting tortoise
£22pp plates: complete a guided project using brushes, stencils, sponges & stamps to create a picture from the story
£24pp figures eg. dinosaur, dragon, fox, hedgehog, zoo animals
£25pp moneybanks eg. unicorn, gingerbread man, robot

More stories to choose from...
click on the images to enlarge