Pots and Whatnots | Day Out With The Kids

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Pots and Whatnots

  • York
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Attraction Information

Pots and Whatnots
Pots and Whatnots is a family friendly Paint your own Pottery Studio situated in Bishopthorpe, just outside of York City Centre.
We have a wide variety of pottery for you to paint and an extensive range of paints, brushes and tools to help you decorate your chosen piece. Help and advice is always on hand so don't hesitate to ask!
Once you've finished your work of art you simply leave it here to be glazed and fired in our kiln and then pop back in a week to collect your finished piece!
We also sell a number of beautiful Fair Trade items, along with a variety of Greeting Cards and our own hand painted pottery.

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Opening hours

Closed Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


£2.50 studio fee, pay for what you paint

Travel & Contact Information


26 Acaster Lane, Bishopthorpe, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 2SJ, England

Phone number

07794 534623



Click here to visit Pots and Whatnots' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

Toilet Facilities are available to customers.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Pots and Whatnots has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Pots and Whatnots is situated right next door to a lovely Cafe if youâre in need of somewhere to go for lunch and we are happy for you to bring any refreshments you buy there into our studio if you want to continue your painting.

Pots and Whatnots has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Pots and Whatnots have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Pots and Whatnots has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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