Half Term Fun | Pottery Painting and lots more....

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Half Term Fun | Pottery Painting and lots more....

Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November 2019

This Autumn half term there’s fun for the whole family with spooky pottery painting, creating Christmas baubles, pot throwing and factory tours to museum trails and delicious dining.

Free Museum entry for everyone, and free Factory Tours for under 12s Monday – Friday!

Our award-winning Factory Tour is available Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm with last entry at 3pm (last entry on Friday at 2pm) and is free for under 12s! Take a guided or self-guided tour to discover how Wedgwood is made and see the craftsmanship in action. Guided tours can be booked on arrival and are subject to availability.

The Wedgwood Museum 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 the UNESCO recognised V&A collection, with a prize for every completed activity sheet. Our youngest visitors will enjoy our themed trail and can collect a prize at the end.

Explore Hem Heath Woods as you stroll the network of paths and discover the trees, woodlands birds and wildflowers that inhabit this Staffordshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve. Woodland walks take around 25 minutes.

Indulge in a contemporary afternoon tea in our elegant Wedgwood Tea Room, including a complimentary glass of Buck's Fizz and include the whole family with a children's Afternoon Tea with a twist!

Relax in our self-service Dining Hall with a range of dishes chosen to harness locally sourced seasonal Staffordshire produce from traditional Lobby, curries and pies, to roasts on Sunday.  Also on offer are lighter options of sandwiches, deli counter salads and soup, along with a delightful selection of cakes, pastries, and hot and cold drinks.

Make a unique souvenir of your visit or a special gift to be treasured for years to come. There’s no need to book, all activities are run on a first come, first served basis, arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Autumnal Pottery Painting:  Take a seat, pick up a paintbrush and get creating your spookiest designs! Prices start from £5

Pot Throwing:  Learn how to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel in our Master Craft studio, with help from our skilled team to make your own pottery masterpiece!  Approximately 15 minutes, £10 for firing and collection.
Recommended for ages 6 and upwards, children must be tall enough to safely reach the wheel to control the clay. You can paint your fired pot at home to personalise it with your own design.

Design a Plate:  Get creative and draw your own design to be transferred onto a Wedgwood plate. Using pencils, crayons and felt tips you can let your imagination go wild to create a piece of art to be treasured forever. Allow at least 30 minutes, prices from £15 for a 12cm plate.

Create a Unique Christmas Bauble:  Have your own design applied to a ceramic bauble, creating a unique Christmas gift or memento.  Leave your bauble with us to be fired in the kiln.  Allow 30 minutes, £17.50, fired and collected.