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Ceramics painting at its best in the South West. Paintpotts has everything needed for real relaxation and fun with friends and family.

The studio is spacious, bright and oozes creativity! Staff are friendly and passionate about pottery, keen to share tips and tricks to make the most of your creations. There is no studio fee so your time is unlimited, and the item price is all you pay. Deciding what to paint is the hardest decision – so much choice!

There are many blank ceramic items displayed. Children’s figurines start from £10, there are mugs from £12, bowls and plates from £15, plus money banks and ornaments for the home at various prices. The range on offer also changes seasonally so there is always something new. The paints, brushes and tools are all self-service so you can really feel at home and get stuck in! There is a big paint selection and they all have fun names like Tooth Paste, Squeaky Mouse and Cherry Pop!

Baby hand and footprints on mugs, plates and Christmas baubles are always popular and make great family gifts.

Once items are painted they are glazed and fired on site and ready to collect one week later, shiny and vibrant. It’s exciting to see how they have changed in the kiln!

A really nice feature for new parents is the offer of baby clay imprints. Cherish those special baby moments with hand and footprint imprints in soft clay, painted, personalised, fired and framed for just £50.

Within the studio there is a little play area, extremely popular with the youngest customers, including a wooden play house, little slide, train table, books, ride-ons baby toys and best of all a little ball pit - they can play while you paint, relax and have a cuppa!

A wide range of refreshments are on offer, freshly prepared and brought to your table. Choose from paninis, burgers, sandwiches or cheeky chips, children's sandwiches and toasties. Hot and cold drinks include Lavazza coffee, pots of tea, frothy hot chocolate and milkshakes, fresh juices and squash. For a sweet treat, Marshfield ice creams, cake and cookies will tempt you.

Paintpotts also offer pottery wheel experiences. The sessions are aimed at beginners - it's all about having fun! These sessions are bookable in advance and prices start from just £25. Bring a friend, take turns, giggles guaranteed!

Another attraction for children is the slime workshops offered during school holidays and every Sunday at midday – make gloopy, stretchy, scented, neon gunge to take home in a tub for £10. Experienced Slime Technicians are on hand to help perfect your slime mix with their secret recipe.

Paintpotts is also a favourite for painting parties in the upstairs twinkly function room – children’s birthdays, hen do’s, baby showers, group get-togethers and work teambuilding events. The perfect party for any weather and something creative to keep. Or how about a slime making party?

Located within the St Mary Centre precinct in Thornbury just two minutes’ walk from free short and long stay parking, the studio is wheelchair accessible, has baby change facilities and is baby feeding friendly.

Booking is advisable at weekends but not essential. A warm welcome awaits…

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    • atV9917PJ
      Trip Type:
      Terrible service
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 9th December 2018
      Terrible service. No point in booking as they didn't reserve a table anyway. Waited for 20 minutes past our booking time with 3 children before any staff even spoke to us. They didn't have the... Read full review
    • N9020SNclaires
      Bristol, United Kingdom
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      Solo travel
      Xmas present
      1 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 29th January 2019
      My son bought some vouchers as my xmas present at the beginning of December and we only received them today a month late. Extremely disappointing customer service. Read full review
    • Funseeker6
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fantastic social activity
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 13th February 2019
      Have been here several times with kids and as a social activity with adult friends. Always very friendly and ready to help and offer artistic suggestions. Lots of options and very flexible with... Read full review
    15/17 St Mary Street
    BS35 2AB

    Tel: +44 (0)1454 419723

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

    * Closed Christmas Day Boxing Day and New Year's Day

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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