Events

Middleport Pottery’s visitor centre hosts regular family-friendly events and activities all year round, including fun days, craft workshops, exhibitions and artisan markets.

For further enquiries please telephone 01782 499766 or email us – info@middleportpottery.org

March into May - May Half Term

March into May - May Half Term

Free event, available every day - Drop in (10am - 4pm)

Follow our trail around our site. Find the clues which will lead you back to the lodge for a treat. 

This trail does lead you outside so make sure you're wrapped up warm. 

Two trails available for different age groups - £1 per trail

Activities on the Garden

Activities on the Garden

Free May Half Term Activities
Tuesday 29th May. 11am - 3pm

Free May Half Term event led by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and supported by Children in Need.

Activities include; bug hunting, mini den building and natural crafts.

Drop In- no booking required.

Play with Clay - May Half Term

Play with Clay - May Half Term

Available every day (except Tues & Weds) - 10am - 4pm

Come grab a bag of clay from reception and get creative! Aprons and some tools provided. Only £2 per participant.
No booking required. Drop-in between 10am-4pm. The clay is air drying and can be taken home on the day.

Available every day (except Tues & Weds) - 10am - 4pm

Creative Clay available on Tuesday 29th and Wed 30th May - £3pp. Drop In.

Toot toot, Steam Day! May Half Term.

Toot toot, Steam Day! May Half Term.

Free Entry!
Tuesday 29th May. 11am - 3pm

A unique experience for all ages. Come see 'Duchess' in action - our fully restored, fully working Steam Engine.

Our wonderful team of volunteer 'Steam Team' will be on hand to answer all your questions on the day.

And... TOOT THE HORN! Make yourself heard using 130-year-old technology! (suggested donation £1).

May Half Term - Giant Wrap Sticks

May Half Term - Giant Wrap Sticks

May Half Term - Friday 25th May - Sunday 3rd June (10am-4pm)

Adorning nature - A free, drop-in activity.
All materials provided.
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Also over the May Half Term:
Play with Clay - £2/£3 (Every day)
Throw a Pot - £8. Drop in (Every day except Monday)
Toot Toot, Steam Day! - Tuesday 29th May.

Activities suitable for all ages.

Craftsmanship Festival

Craftsmanship Festival

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June

Celebrate Father's Day at our inaugural Middleport Pottery Craftsmanship Festival!
Blacksmithing, woodturning, throwing, making!
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018 - 11am - 3pm

£1 entry per person - includes access to heritage areas.

MAY HALF TERM CRAFTS - Creative Clay

MAY HALF TERM CRAFTS - Creative Clay

Tuesday 29th May & Wednesday 30th May, 11am-3pm

MAY CLAY! More clay, more glitter, more craft materials and more decorative items! Only £3 per participant. The clay is air-drying and can be taken home on the day. Aprons and tools provided. Drop in. No booking required.

This activity is accessible via the lift. Please ask for directions when you arrive.

Free parking.

Relax with Clay - workshops for adults.

Relax with Clay - workshops for adults.

Monthly sessions - Wednesdays, 6.30pmm-8.00p

Laid-back, introductory workshops for those who wish to have a go at clay. Each monthly session will focus on a new technique; i.e. slab building, pattern making, sculpting, painting and glazing.

Starting Wednesday 7th March. Booking required.