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China Butterfly Craft Centre (7 miles)
China Butterfly Craft Centre
Offers over 15 different creative activities for you to choose from including pottery painting, mosaics, jewellery making, glass decorating, card making, potters wheel and much more. Open 7 days a week, we have activities suitable for all ages from toddlers right through to adults.
The Crafty Potter (10 miles)
The Crafty Potter
- is a pottery painting studio where children can paint from a wide range of pottery. We have three potters' wheels, pot pinching and coiling. We even have make a bear! Come fire your imagination with us.New crafts include glass painting, porcelain painting & Decopatch
Go Create (10 miles)
Creative fun for children that love to paint and make things in a safe, secure environment. Designed with children in mind we are one of the only creative play centres in Lancashire.
The Craftwork Studio (15 miles)
The Craftwork Studio
We are Standish village's very own craft centre. We have exciting activities on Thursdays, Saturdays and every day of the school holidays. Children and adults can paint ceramics, try their hand at Batik and even create a work of art in mosaic.
Fired 4 U (15 miles)
Fired 4 U
An indoor family morning or afternoon out.We will show you how to paint your pottery with a wide range of tools,then you leave it to be fired & collect next week.Choose from money box, plates, dragons, fairies & wine coolers!You can also do copper enameling or foam clay decoration or decoupage & take them hom
The Alabaster Jar Paint Your Own Pottery (15 miles)
The Alabaster Jar Paint Your Own Pottery
is a child friendly paint your own pottery studio where you can create treasured keepsakes and personalised gifts. There is pottery suitable for all ages. We sell a variety of small snacks and drinks too.
Glazey Days (19 miles)
Family friendly pottery studio who also offer children's parties. Unleash their creativity!
Charleys Ceramics (25 miles)
Ceramic painting workshop in a lovely setting by the Manchester ship canal. Painting, pancakes, ice cream, candy floss, popcorn and pick n mix. Bring the family and paint together a range of crafts including ornaments, plates, mugs, teapots and cake stands. Babies' hand and footprints are memories to...
The Art Garden (27 miles)
The Art Garden
is a children’s arts and crafts studio. Bookable baby messy play, toddler and pre-school sessions available. Drop in for all ages on Saturdays.
Afterschool textile workshops are also available for older children. Parties and private sessions also available.
Bean and Brush Family Art Cafe (32 miles)
Bean and Brush Family Art Cafe
Family Art Centre with a studio and a cafe, offering a selection of crafty experiences including paint a pot and decopatch with handmade gifts you can then take away. There are Art Clubs for kids during summer holidays too!
Pottery Corner (33 miles)
Friendly pottery painting studio with loads of items to work with plus decoupage, silver clay, and seasonal activities or events.
The Star Tree Studio (38 miles)
The Star Tree Studio
is a children's arts and crafts studio shop providing high quality, fun, educational art, craft and creative activities giving children opportunities to be creative, make a mess and learn something new. Activities to suit children age 16 months to 12 years.
Brooklyn Ceramics (39 miles)
A unique and quirky pottery painting studio which appeals to all visitors. We have a great selection of pottery available to paint and we glaze and fire your creation in our kiln. We serve tea and coffee to our customers, and cakes and biscuits.
Flying Saucers Painting Pottery Cafe (41 miles)
Flying Saucers Painting Pottery Cafe
Choose from their extensive range of over 1,000 options, and avail yourself of the many mediums and inspirational materials available. Toddler sessions offered.
Arty Party (43 miles)
Craft coffee shop offering crafts of all kinds including pottery painting and air-drying clay modelling. Coffees, teas and cakes available and browse a selection of handmade portraits and models featuring caricatures of people and pets.
Coffee and Clay (46 miles)
Coffee and Clay
is a paint-your-own pottery cafe, offering fun for the whole family with all kinds of ceramics available plus hand and footprinting, ideal for all ages and makes a perfect family activity or birthday party.
The Potters Barn (46 miles)
The Potters Barn
A working pottery where you can have a go!
Play with Clay, Paint Pottery or have a go on the Potters Wheel. Fun for all the family. Take your masterpieces home!
Little Harts Pottery Studio (47 miles)
The Mouse House Pottery Company (48 miles)
The Mouse House Pottery Company
- is a paint your own pottery and craft studio based in Elland, seating over 24 people and offering a huge range of products to choose from including make and take same day items. We even offer scrabble art frames, baby printing and paint your own fairy door!
Doodle Alley (49 miles)
is a hub of all things creative! A pottery painting and canvas art studio with over 40 different beautiful pottery pieces to choose from and nearly 30 colours the possibilities are endless. Available for drops ins and parties!
HodgePodge Audlem (50 miles)
Come along, select from our extensive blank pottery range, and create your masterpiece! We provide a creative activity, as well as birthday parties, workshops, and more. Creative fun for all ages.
The Potters Den (51 miles)
The Potters Den
Paint a pot ceramics studio, coffee bar and gallery, with a wide range of pre formed ceramic objects ready to paint. Private party room and a number of party packages available.
Salt Pots Ceramic Studio (51 miles)
Salt Pots Ceramic Studio
is a pottery painting studio for all the family specialising in paint your own pottery and clay imprints, pottery painting parties for all ages, commissions and personalised gifts and keepsakes.
Royal Stafford Ceramic Cafe (54 miles)
Royal Stafford Ceramic Cafe
A place where you can create your own unique and colourful piece of tableware or giftware in an iconic trade setting.
ArtBug Studio (56 miles)
- is an artist-led art studio for children and young people based in Pudsey.
Firefly Pottery (58 miles)
Paint your own pottery Horsforth. Relax, have fun and get creative. All ages welcome with a great range of child and adult friendly services. We offer a wonderful environment in which to paint pottery, work with clay and enjoy crafts.
Tan y Ddraig Paint a Pot Studio (59 miles)
Tan y Ddraig Paint a Pot Studio
Fun, relaxing and creative paint your own pottery studio. For children;¢s parties, hen parties, people of any age or artistic ability, and for babies;¢ foot and hand prints, come and visit T;Â¢n y Ddraig.
Create original, personalised presents for birthdays, christenings, weddings,...
Knowsley Safari Park (17 miles)
Knowsley Safari Park
Prepare to discover an incredible host of creatures from cute and cuddly meerkats, to majestic zebras, mischievous monkeys and clever sea lions! With new features, play features and Hire Wire features this is a day and a half!
Acorn Farm (13 miles)
is a farm attraction with lots of animals to see and feed.
Rice Lane City Farm (14 miles)
Rice Lane City Farm
Boasts 224 acres of countryside and a wide variety of rare breed farm animals. Guests can also take part in guided walks and talks. Animal husbandary and horticulture training available for young people, plus adults and people with learning difficulties.
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm (18 miles)
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm
Home to a variety of farm animals, including pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and geese. Historic cottage and free urban farm.
Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour (15 miles)
Liverpool Football Club Museum and Tour
Every football fan would love to walk out the tunnel, sit in the dugout, visit the changing rooms: and they can! With a fantastic museum going through this great clubs history this is a must for any sports fan.
Walker Art Gallery (17 miles)
Walker Art Gallery
Big Art for Little Artists was developed for local families and groups of young children to enjoy. It introduces children to the Walker Art Gallery. It is a very special place where children can learn and have lots of fun!
World Museum Liverpool (17 miles)
World Museum Liverpool
Combines historic treasures from across the globe with the latest interactive technology to make an unbeatable family day out. The collections include archaeology, ethnology and physical sciences as well as Britains only free Planetarium. With everything from live bugs to Egyptian mummies, theres something...
Spaceport (17 miles)
Explore 6 awesome galleries all themed on outer space, with loads of interactive activities and hands on audio visual exhibits, plus the Observatory and the show at the Space Dome! Not to be missed!
Liverpool War Museum (17 miles)
Liverpool War Museum
Housed beneath the streets of Liverpool, this museum was the secret nerve centre in the battle of the atlantic during WWII. Interesting labyrinth of rooms to explore, full of fascinating stuff! Open between March and November.
Victoria Gallery and Museum (17 miles)
Victoria Gallery and Museum
Opened to the public in 2008, the VG&M is housed in the University of Liverpool's famous redbrick building. It contains a gallery, museum and cafe. Dress up as a Victorian, design your own tile and hear what a volcano sounds like!
Underwater Street (17 miles)
A hands-on discovery centre offering imaginative play, science shows, art and craft workshops and themed activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours.
Museum of Liverpool (17 miles)
Museum of Liverpool
Learn all about Liverpool at this great museum, which has a fantastic high tech hands on gallery designed especially for visitors under the age of 6. Exciting programme of free family activities, exhibitions and events throughout the year.
International Slavery Museum (17 miles)
International Slavery Museum
A serious educational visit the kids won't forget. It is the only museum of its kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues.
Merseyside Maritime Museum (17 miles)
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Highlights of the collections include ship models, maritime paintings, colourful vintage posters and even some full sized vessels to tour! Plus a fun maritime themed play area for under 5s with dress up, stories and hands on activities!
Tate Liverpool (17 miles)
Contemporary gallery with genuinely family friendly ethos: they encourage the kids to chat about what they're seeing, pull poses from the artwork and mill about freely.
Beatles Story (17 miles)
- will transport you on an enlightening and atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. See how 4 young lads from Liverpool were propelled into worldwide fame to become the greatest band of all time. Hear the story unfold through the "Living History" audio guide narrated by...
Port Sunlight Museum (20 miles)
Port Sunlight Museum
Lies at the heart of this garden village and is an ideal place to start your visit. Experience what it was like to live and work here during the Edwardian and Victorian periods and even encounter characters from the village's past!
Dunes Splash World (< 1 mile)
Dunes Splash World
A wet and wild water park offering a fantastic family day out for all ages and abilities.
With five fantastic rides, bubble spa, kids' play zone, poolside diner and our very own turtle, Murtle, you'll want to dive in and make a splash today!
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd (16 miles)
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd
The centre has a 25 metre 4 lane swimming pool with baby pool and flume slide; Fitness Suite (suitable for over 8 years); plus floodlit and all weather pitches.
Europa Pools (18 miles)
Leisure pool with kiddies' lagoon, two breathtaking water flume rides, the spectacular 'Beach Breakers' wave pool, geyser and water cannons.
Lifestyles Garston (21 miles)
Offering: 5 lane 25m swimming pool; learner pool; water flume slide; Fitness Suite (suitable for over 8 years); Sports Hall; 4 badminton courts and 3 floodlit synthetic grass multi use courts.
Playtown Southport (< 1 mile)
is Southport’s biggest and best indoor play centre. The children can climb, slide, play football, roll around in the balls and have fun whilst parents and careers relax with a tasty drink or enjoy some delicious home cooked food.
The Fun Factor (10 miles)
The Fun Factor
Interactive adventure pay frames with loads of cool features, with highlights including some epic slides and an enormous ball pit with juggler and ball shower tube system. Brilliant parties too!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Pottery Making and Arts and Crafts near Southport with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Merseyside can enjoy the great day out as well.
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