Summer Holiday Fun | Explore and Create, inside and out!

Summer Holiday Fun | Explore and Create, inside and out!

Saturday 21 July – Sunday 2 September 2018

This summer visit World of Wedgwood for a great day of discovery! From fun creative activities to Factory Tours where you see and learn about the production process, to our two children’s Museum trails with a prize for every child and a summer nature walk through Hem Heath Woods.

Don’t forget there’s free Museum entry for everyone, every day and free Factory Tours for under 12’s Monday - Friday!

Create: Pot Throwing, Pottery Painting and Ceramic Design

Three creative activities for children (and adults!) to choose from, available every day from 10am. All of the activities make a unique souvenir of your visit. There’s no need to book, all creative activities are run on a first come, first served basis, arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Learn how to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel in our Master Craft studio, with help from our skilled team choose from 7 different styles to produce 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.

Get creative and draw your own design to be transferred onto a piece of Wedgwood, choose from different size plates, mugs, cups and saucers. Using pencils, crayons and felt tips you can let your imagination go wild, using inspiration from Wedgwood designs, to create a piece of art to be treasured forever. Allow at least 30 minutes, prices from £10.00 for a 12cm plate with a decorative finish or £12.50 for a fully fired dishwasher safe piece.

Younger visitors especially will love our Pottery Painting activities, choose from clay cut out shapes including hearts, flowers and stars; and plant pots and vases. Allow 30 minutes, from £2.50.

Explore and create with clay in the Wedgwood Clay Pit on Thursday 26 July, Monday 6 August, Wednesday 8 August and Bank Holiday Monday 31 August at the Family Fun Day. Free drop in sessions 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm, everyone welcome.

Explore the Factory Tour, Museum Trail and Nature Trail

The award-winning Factory Tour is available Monday to Friday*, 10am to 4pm with last entry at 3pm and is free for under 12’s! 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 10am to 5pm. Discover the history of over 250 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. New for the summer, our youngest visitors will enjoy our new dog themed trail, find the cute canines hiding in the museum and collect a prize when you find them all.

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. Download their leaflet here woodland walks take around 25 minutes. A prize for every child who completes the trail. Summer nature trails can be collected from reception for a £2.00 donation to the trust.

Join the Wildchild Team from the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust for our Wild Families nature activities on Friday 10 August, Friday 17 August, Friday 24 August and Friday 31 August. Free drop in activity 11am – 3pm in the Courtyard.