Tarka Pottery

Children's Activities

We run a range of exciting children’s activities and clubs throughout the year. It’s an opportunity for kids to spend an hour or two getting creative and expressing themselves through clay.
It’s amazing how children come up with a whole range of unique ideas no-one’s ever thought of before. During our castles workshops we have had children add all kinds of exciting extras to their creation like draw bridges, cannons and we even had a dragon!

"A really relaxing and creative way to spend a morning with children. We were all totally engaged and Jax is a truly wonderful teacher." Beverley S

Our varied schedule of holiday and Saturday workshops throughout the year relates to current trends and popular characters on TV and film. Suitable for children and adults. Under 7's must be accompanied by an adult helper, families, older children or adults are welcome to book to make their own project.


Contact us to ask about children's activities coming up and to book onto a children's workshop. 

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Take a look at our events calendar to see what children’s workshops are coming up.

Events Calendar

Kids and Clay: Things to do

Take a look at all our other activities below we’ve put together especially for children to have a go at.

We have great ideas for birthday parties or an annual kids club outing. Some kids love to paint so a family pottery painting session would be perfect, while other’s love to build and sculpt, and would enjoy taking part in one of our scheduled sessions.

Have a look at our child-friendly activities below:

Saturday club

Fortnightly in term time designed for age 10 to 15 years old. The children have the chance to work on a project over a couple of sessions in addition to using the wheels.

Hand and footprints

This is our speciality. Keep a memento of those first months and years by having your baby’s hand or foot printed onto a tile, plate or clock or anything else you’d like!

Birthday parties 

Get everyone down to our studio and get creative with clay either on the wheel or making a project such as a character, fairy house or woodland retreat. We can also come to you!

Groups and clubs 

We’ve had brownies, youth clubs, parent and toddlers groups, as well as adult groups, come and have a go at a variety of pottery activities.

Scheduled events 

>All our one-off family workshops and seasonal kids activities are listed on our Events Calendar. Take a look now and find a fun family activity.

Potters Wheel Experience

For age 2+ we offer a go on the wheel. You can book as an individual, family or with friends. Have a fantastic time on the wheel.

Toddler and baby clay session

Perfect for little ones to get creative. An hour long fun play with clay session, designed for pre-school children and babies with an adult helper.

Mobile studio

Let us come to your home, school or care home so you don’t have to travel anywhere at all.

Disability friendly

We are really enthusiastic about the therapeutic benefits of clay. We welcome individuals or groups with carers and we can bring clay to your location.

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award 

We’re regularly asked about young people taking up the challenge of learning pottery skills as part of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Pottery painting

Always a favourite! Simply paint a mug, bowl or money-box and we’ll fire it for you.


If you still can't find what you're looking for, get in touch or head over to our events calendar to find out what else is going on.