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

Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning! Friday 29th September from 10am

Our annual bake sale for this terrific charity is a highlight of our year. Join us in the cafe by the Aga for delicious cakes made by our talented staff and help us to raise lots of money for this brilliant cause.

Half Term Fun – Meet the Owls and Pumpkins Galore! Sat 21st October to Sunday 5th Nov

Decorate an 8 1/2″ plate for just £8 at any 9.30am early bird session with our spooky Halloween sponges.


Meet the Owls – Tues 24th & Wed 25th October from 1.30pm

Meet majestic owls and stunning birds of prey that have inspired so many of Matthew Rice’s designs when our friends from Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre return to the factory courtyard. Why not book a decorating session and create your own owl-inspired design

Free event. No booking required.

Spooky Fun at the Factory – all half term from 21st Oct to 5th Nov

Come dressed to spook, take your picture under our pumpkin arch and share to our Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning a family Experience Day a the Factory! Follow our Pumpkin Treasure Hunt to win a treat and have a go at our fun quizzes and competitions too! (Free activities. No booking required.)

Christmas is Coming! Courtyard Lights Switch On – Friday 24th Nov

Join us and our very special reindeer visitors as we gather in the Victorian factory courtyard to light our giant tree and help us to celebrate the countdown to Christmas with carols and mince pies plus great offers and late night shopping!

Christmas Wreath Making Workshops – Wed 29th, Thurs 30th Nov & Sat 2nd Dec

Join Factory gardener and florist Arthur Parkinson for an inspiring hands-on class to create a wreath from scratch for your own front door and you’ll learn the skills to make your own special creation year after year. Tickets £45 includes tuition, materials and refreshments.


Christmas Party Flowers Evening – Thursday 30th Nov 7-9pm

Join Factory gardener and florist Arthur Parkinson for a special evening that will inspire you to deck your halls with extra pizzazz this Christmas and New Year. Arthur will show you how to create unique and beautiful displays to bring festive drama and style to your home.

Tickets £25 and include refreshments and a glass of festive fizz.


Behind the Scenes Factory Tours

Our behind-the-scenes Factory Tour is a fascinating experience for all the family. Discover how every piece of pottery is made by hand in our Victorian factory. (Adults £2.50, under 16s FREE! Suitable for over 5s).  Advance booking is required.