Half Term Fun | Halloween Pottery Painting and Autumn Activities



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Half Term Fun | Halloween Pottery Painting and Autumn Activities

Saturday 24 October – Sunday 1 November 2020


This half term there’s fun for the whole family from Halloween pottery painting, creating unique Christmas baubles and pot throwing, to museum trails, delicious dining and bracing woodland walks.

The V&A Collection is free entry for everyone, every day!  Discover the history of over 260 years of ground-breaking design and production. Younger visitors can take the Pottery Spotters trail which will guide them through one of the world’s most important industrial collections, with a prize for every completed activity sheet. 

Explore Hem Heath Woods (as seen on the BBC’s Countryfile). Stroll through the network of paths and discover the trees, woodland birds and wildflowers that inhabit this Staffordshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve - a green oasis featuring an ancient woodland site. Woodland walks take around 25 minutes.  Download their leaflet here.

Indulge in a Delicious Afternoon Tea in our elegant Wedgwood Tea Room and include the whole family with a children's afternoon tea with a twist!  Reserve your table here.

Halloween Pottery Painting
Book a session in our Decorating Studio, take a seat, pick up a paintbrush and get creating your spookiest designs! Suitable for ages 3 and over. Online booking essential*, prices start from £5.

Design a Plate
Get creative and draw your own design to be transferred onto a Wedgwood plate in our Decorating Studio. Using pencils, crayons and felt tips you can let your imagination go wild to create a piece of art to be treasured forever. Suitable for ages 10 and over. Online booking essential*, prices from £30.

Create a Unique Christmas Bauble
Have your very own design applied to a ceramic bauble, creating a unique Christmas gift or memento, in our Decorating Studio.  Leave your bauble with us to be fired in the kiln before collecting it ready to put on your tree. Suitable for ages 10 and over.  Online booking essential*, £18.00, fired and collected.

Pot Throwing in the Clay Studio
Learn how to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel, with help from our skilled team to make your own pottery masterpiece.  Currently available for ages 12 and upwards. You can paint your fired pot at home to personalise it with your own design.  Online booking essential*, £20 for firing and collection. 

*Click here to make a reservation in our Clay Studio and Decorating Studio for Pottery Painting, Bauble and Plate Designing or Pot Throwing.

For Your Safety
We have taken measures to make sure the creative activities are safe for our visitors.
Please make sure you have read all the information below before booking.

• Open Monday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Advanced booking is required online.
• The Decorating Studio has temporarily moved into a section of the Dining Hall to comply with our safety measures.
• Tables are for one household or support bubble only, with a maximum of six people. Should you wish to book with another household with social distancing, please make two separate reservations.
• Time allocated in the Decorating Studio is 1 hour 30 minutes. This enables our team to deep clean the studio before the next session.