From holiday activities to special events, there’s always something to enjoy!

Easter Holidays Fun – Saturday 8th to Sunday 23rd April

Design your own unique piece of Emma Bridgewater pottery with a spring or Easter theme. Decorate an egg cup for just £5 or book any early bird 9.30am slot and decorate a  1/2 pint mug for just £10 (usual price £15). Advance booking required.


Behind the Scenes Factory Tours

Enjoy our expanded, Factory Tour* where you can see behind the scenes and find out how we make our handmade, hand decorated pottery in our Victorian factory. Due the the Easter holidays, factory tours are not available from 17th to 21st April. Advance booking is required.


Discover our beautiful walled garden

Bursting with colour and a real haven in the city, visit our secret walled garden behind the Gift Shop and enjoy a profusion of spring bulbs and meet our resident hens and chicks too!

FREE Children’s Easter Trail! Saturday 8th to Sunday 23rd April

Follow our free children’s trail around the shops, cafe and garden and count how many ducklings you can find hiding around the factory!

STAFFORDSHIRE DAY – May Day Plant Fair – Bank Holiday Mon 1st May (11am to 3pm)

Plant Heritage bring their famous plant fair to the Factory courtyard as we join in county-wide celebrations for Staffordshire Day and don’t miss our beautiful secret garden in all its spring glory.

May Half Term – Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June

Join us for an imaginative week of activities, tours and quizzes to celebrate the joy of books and reading as we welcome the return of the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival to the Factory from 8th to 10th June. Advance booking is required for factory tours and decorating studio sessions.

Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th June – Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival

The ‘festival in a factory’ returns to the creative surroundings of the Emma Bridgewater Factory for three days of events with top name authors, special sessions for young readers, poetry, entertainment and much more. Tickets are just £6 visit www.stokeliteraryfestival.org