Children’s Unicorn Party


Happy Fri-yay!!

To kickstart the summer holidays, we will be hosting a Unicorn Party on Friday 26th July, from 2pm-4pm!! For just £12 per painter, your child can paint a unicorn (or poo emoji!), enjoy a children’s ‘Party on the Pond’ mocktail and dress up in their most magical outfit! Oh, and there will be a prize for the best dressed!

To book, please pop in or call us on 01635 523778!


Please note, under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.



Our fabulous pottery painting workshops are not to be missed if you love to get creative and want to learn something new with impressive results!

Our next workshop on Friday 19th July from 7pm is now fully booked but keep an eye on our website and/or Facebook page for dates and information of the next one! The workshop will be taking place alongside our regular Adult Painting Night so if you just want to do your own thing and book in for an Adult Night, you are more than welcome to!


Adult Pottery Painting Nights


We run our adult painting nights every week!! They are every other Wednesday and every other Friday! The dates for 2019 are:

Friday 5th July, Wednesday 10th July, Friday 19th July
Wednesday 24th July, Friday 2nd August, Wednesday 7th August
Friday 16th August, Wednesday 21st August, Friday 30th August

From 6.00pm-9.30pm enjoy a relaxing child-free zone in which you can get creative and catch up with friends and family! You can bring bubbly and nibbles too!

If there are 16 or more of you, you can have the place to yourselves on a date of your choice from 6pm-9.30pm! Please call us on 01635 523778 to check availability and to book in.

Spaces are limited, get in touch to book your place.

Childrens Birthday Parties!


Host your child’s birthday party at The Ugly Duckling and choose from two fabulous packages:

  1. Duckling package: £10.99 per child: Each child can choose a plate, bowl or mug each to paint
  2. Swan package: £15.99 per child: Each child can choose one item each from our children’s range, including animals, money banks and fantasy items!

Both packages include unlimited squash for the children and balloons! You are welcome to bring food and/or a cake. Birthday parties last 2 hours including time to eat if you are doing food. We require a non-refundable £30 deposit for birthday party bookings which comes off of your bill on the day. Birthday parties must be booked! Please call us on 01635 523778 to do so.

Please click here: PARTY INVITE for your free downloadable pdf party invitation

You can print these off and send one to each of your friends!



Hand & Footprints!


Available all year round, we can help you capture memories with your little one’s hand and footprints, creating beautiful unique keepsakes to treasure! Oh, and we can do the writing for you free of charge! Plus, we have all the facilities you need from highchairs to baby changing, making The Ugly Duckling the perfect place to get creative with your little one, relax with friends or enjoy as part of an NCT group.

To book your table for pottery painting please call us on 01635 523778!

Foam Clay


Unable to make it back to collect your pottery? Try foam clay, our fun and effective alternative to painting! It dries in 1-2 hours meaning you can take it away on the day. Suitable for all ages and available in gift packs to go!

Foam clay gift sets can be purchased in store. Choose your animal from our huge selection AND choose your favourite colours! All for just £12 per set or £9 for members.




Looking to get their creative badges or simply indulge them in some fun and exciting craft activities (where you don’t need to worry about the mess!)? Book your group in for pottery painting at The Ugly Duckling! We have two packages to choose from to suit your needs and budgets:

  1. £8 per child: This budget-friendly package allows each child to choose from a selection of plates, bowls and mugs (1 item each).
  2. £10 per child: This fun and indulgent package allows each child to choose from a selection of animals or a theme of your choice (ex. jugs & vases for Mother’s Day/rabbits & egg boxes for Easter) (1 item each).

Whichever package you choose, we will include squash for the children and a complimentary hot drink for each helper so you won’t go thirsty!

We are a flexible bunch and are therefore happy to open the shop for your usual meeting times, which often means you can have the whole shop to yourselves out of hours! For availability and/or bookings, please call us on 01635 523778!



Looking for an extra special gift for someone? We have an incredibly talent Commissions Artist that can bring your vision to life! Whether it be a plate, mug, vase, whatever you are looking for, we can produce a one-of-a-kind piece to celebrate something or someone special. For more info, please contact us via email at: hello@theuglyducklingpottery.co.uk


Baby showers


Looking for baby shower ideas? Relax and get creative at The Ugly Duckling! Baby showers are £8 per head plus your pottery which includes cream tea for all (scones, jam, clotted cream and tea) as well as a mini ceramic teddy, pram or baby bottle to paint each. Or, you can do £6 per head to exclude the mini ceramic each. We provide balloons and you are more than welcome to bring additional nibbles!


Baby showers must be booked! To do so, please call us on 01635 523778! We just require a £30 deposit to secure your booking which will be refunded to you on the day. No minimum numbers needed!