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The Painting Pottery Yard

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

Attraction Information

Love doing arts and crafts with your kids? Head to The Painting Pottery Yard, no matter the weather, and enjoy a relaxing pottery painting session for the whole family. And when we say “for the whole family” we mean it - even pets are welcome! 

Fancy changing things up with another craft activity? Check out the studio’s workshops - from foam clay modelling and decoupage, to making cupcakes and chocolate bouquets, there’s something for everyone. Anyone’s welcome to try, whatever their age or experience!

We know kids grow up too fast but you can celebrate this awesome time in their lives with baby hand and foot prints. It’s a memory you can keep forever! Also, The Painting Pottery Yard offers drinks and snacks, so you won’t have to worry about your little artists going hungry. 

  • Paint pottery together 
  • Choose a workshop to try
  • Suitable for all ages
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Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10:00 -16:00
Wednesday pre-bookings only
Saturday 10:30 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00 (pre-bookings only)

Outside these times up to 21:30 by pre-booking only.


General Admission
No studio fee
Pay for what you paint

Travel & Contact Information


The Old Blacksmiths Yard, Market Place, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1ET, England

Phone number

07977 787095



Click here to visit The Painting Pottery Yard's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

The Painting Pottery Yard has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

No, The Painting Pottery Yard is not wheelchair friendly.

Stairs are ambulant and the attractions is happy to assist with pushchairs upstairs where there is plenty of room.
Highchairs available.
Mobile service where we can come to you or offer a 'do it yourself' service for visitors/ holiday makers.

Yes, The Painting Pottery Yard have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Pets are welcome 

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