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.

Below are our current events programme. For further enquiries please telephone 01782 499766 or email us – info@middleportpottery.org

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Spooky Trick or Treat Trail

Spooky Trick or Treat Trail

Sat 21st - Sun 29th October, 10am - 4pm

Spooky Trick or Treat Trail around Middleport Pottery. Collect your trick, or treat... if you dare! Suitable for all ages, including parents! 50p per person.

Also, Halloween Play with Clay! Tuesday 24th and Wed 25th October - Drop in between 11-3pm to make your spooktacular creations. Available to take away on the day! £3 per person.

Halloween Play-with-Clay - Drop In

Halloween Play-with-Clay - Drop In

Tues 24th Oct & Wed 25th October - 11-3pm

Artists led activities Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th October – drop in £3pp, 11am - 3pm.

Also, Spooky Trick or Treat Trail around Middleport Pottery. Collect your trick, or treat... if you dare! Suitable for all ages, including parents! 50p per person - 21st - 29th October.

Middleport in Steam!

Middleport in Steam!

Sunday, October 29 at 11 am - 3 pm

Our beautiful William Boulton Engine is back in steam this October. Drop in between 11 - 3pm to hear all about its history and restoration - and don't forget to toot the horn (donations welcome!).

Porcelain Tree Decorations - Workshop with Alex Allday

Porcelain Tree Decorations - Workshop with Alex Allday

Wednesday 29th November - 6.30 - 8pm

Handmade, porcelain decoration workshop with ceramicist Alex Allday. Includes all materials and firing. Over 16’s only or over 13’s with an adult.

Over 16’s only or over 13’s with an adult.
Limited Places - Booking req: 01782 499766
(£25 or £40 for 2 Festive Workshops)

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 2nd December - 6pm - 8.30pm

Middleport Pottery will come alight on the 2nd December. Visit the pottery at night and immerse yourself in Victorian Christmas splendour!

Victorian Potters
Mulled Wine & Mince Pies!
Christmas Tales on the Boat (£1pp)
Light Switch On at 7pm followed by Victorian Carol Singers
All Heritage Areas open & the Steam Engine is in steam!
Drop-in Christmas clay (£3) & throw a pot with Master Potter, Jon French (£8)
£1 entry includes all Heritage Areas

Handmade Tree Decorations - Workshop with Libby Ward

You can't buy these in the shops! Make your tree sparkle with these beautiful, wire, tree decorations. A hands-on workshop with Libby Ward. 
All materials included. Over 16’s only or over 13’s with an adult.

Limited Places - Booking req: 01782 499766 
(£25 or £40 for 2 Festive Workshops)

Porcelain Tealights - Workshop with Alex Allday

Porcelain Tealights - Workshop with Alex Allday

Wednesday 13th December - 6.30 - 8pm

Beautiful, handmade tealight workshop with ceramicist, Alex Allday. A unique gift for your loved ones, or a treat for yourselves!

Over 16’s only or over 13’s with an adult. 
Limited Places - Booking req: 01782 499766 
(£25 or £40 for 2 Festive Workshops)

Christmas Wreaths - Workshop with Libby Ward

Christmas Wreaths - Workshop with Libby Ward

Wednesday 20th December - 6:30 - 8pm

Create your own special one-of-a-kind Christmas wreath with Libby Ward.
Includes all materials, however, we welcome you to bring your own additions for a truly unique finish!

Over 16’s only or over 13’s with an adult.
Limited Places - Booking req: 01782 499766
(£25 or £40 for 2 Festive Workshops)

Winter Artist Market

Winter Artist Market

Sunday 17th December - 11am-3pm

If you're looking for some unique and locally sourced gifts, our Winter Artist Market may just have the thing for you. Entry fee: £1 per person - includes access to all Heritage Areas (normally £4/£3)

Also on the day - 
Meet the REAL Father Christmas! Such a busy chap - We're so privileged to have him, but only for a short time. Say hello and whisper your wishes between 12-2pm!
Victorian Potters, mulled wine, mince pies. & traditional carols. All Heritage Areas are open & the Steam Engine is in steam! Drop-in Christmas Clay activities & throw a pot with Master Potter, Jon French (charges apply).