May highlights at Kippy's

May at Kippy’s

Tues 1st May 10.30 Toddler Storytime
Tues 1st May 7pm Adult chill evening (full)
Weds 2nd May 1.30 Toddler Storytime
Fri 4th May 10.30 Toddler Storytime
Sat 5th May 11.00 Simply Slime

Tues 15th May 10.30 Toddler Storytime
Weds 16th May 1.30 Toddler Storytime
Fri 18th May 10.30 Toddler Storytime

Saturday 19th May FREE Foam Clay activity
in Park Mall for Royal Wedding

Tues 29th May 10.30 UV neon Poo & Slime workshop
Tues 29th May 2.30 UV neon canvas workshop
Thurs 31st May 11.00 Unicorn food bowl workshop
Thurs 31st May 2.00 Teddy Bear fashion show workshop
Fri 1st June 10.30 Foam Clay frog and

frogspawn slime workshop


Easter opening times and staff training

Please note we will be closed for staff training on Wednesday 28th March, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Our opening hours over Easter are as follows:

Friday 30th March (Good Friday) CLOSED
Saturday 31st Normal hours 9.30-5.00
Sunday 1st April (Easter Sunday)and Monday 2nd April (Easter Monday) Normal hours CLOSED


Workshops and Storytime this Easter school holidays


Tuesday 3 April 10.00-12.00
Teddy Bear Easter Picnic
A teddy bear picnic with an Easter theme. We begin with an egg hunt, then stuff an 8” bear! Create an Easter egg Foam Clay hanger before enjoying your lunch in our party room. (Bring your own lunch, squash and hot drinks supplied)
£15.00 per person, open to all ages

Wednesday 4 April 11.00-12.00 approx
‘Mog and Bunny’ Holiday Storytime
Read ‘Mog and Bunny’ with us then paint your own pottery cat figurine just like Mog! Squash and biscuits included.
£10.00 per person, open to all ages

Thursday 5 April
Slime and pottery workshops
10.30-12.15 Snotty Monsters - Foam Clay a pottery monster then create the snot making slime!
2.30-4.15 Glitter unicorns and slime - Foam Clay a wooden unicorn hanger and create glitter slime!
£15 per person, open to all ages

Friday 6 April 11.00-12.00 approx
‘The Dog Detective’ Holiday Storytime
Read ‘The Dog Detective’ with us then paint your own pottery dog figurine just like Nell! Squash and biscuits included.
£10 per person, open to all ages

To book any of these sessions please call the shop on 01233 631388 or pop in. Payment is required at time of booking and children aged over 7 years can be left on completion of a consent form.

Christmas 2017 Opening hours


New at Kippy's! Neon Canvas Painting under UV lights

Tuesday 8th August 10-30-12.00 and 2.30-4.00

Glow in the dark!

Have a painting experience like no other! We've 'blacked out' our party room to create a semi-dark painting room with UV lights making the paints and decorations glow in the dark! Use our neon paints to create a 16" x 20" canvas masterpiece. Glow sticks will be provided for everyone, plus glow in the dark face paint and we have white t-shirts to wear during the workshop so we can easily see you! We have many designs to choose from, with the canvases able to be taken home on the day or left with us over night to finish drying. Suitable for all aged 7 and over - including adults! Painters will need to be left as there is not room in the dark for non-painters but are welcome to wait downstairs on our sofas or why not paint some pottery! Squash/water will be supplied. £15 per painter. 
FACEBOOK PAGE IS NOT ACCEPTED AS A METHOD OF BOOKING. Payment is required at the time of booking. Please phone the shop or pop in to book - 01233 631388, or with any questions/ for more info. Limited spaces available.

Christmas opening hours at Kippy's

Please note our opening hours over the festive period.
Christmas Opening Hours
Monday 19th December CLOSED
Tuesday 20th December 10.00 - 4.00
Wednesday 21st December 10.00 - 4.00
Thursday 22nd December 10.00 - 4.00
Friday 23rd December 10.00 - 4.00
Saturday 24th December 10.00 - 1.00
Sunday 25th December - Monday 2nd January CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd January normal opening hours resume

We wish all our customers a wonderful Christmas and happy new year

Watch out! School holidays coming!

Bookings are strongly recommended for next weeks school holiday. We're open Tuesday - Saturday as normal and there should be plenty of space for everyone but if you call us first we can reserve your seat/table. Remember to include non painters when you book, everyone deserves a seat after all!
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Toddler Storytime Sept/Oct 2016

These are the spaces now available for upcoming storytime sessions. If you'd like to book you can either phone the shop during opening hours or comment through the post on our Facebook page.. If you comment on our Facebook post, we will 'like' your comment to confirm you are booked in, please make sure you check back for this as Facebook isn't always very good at notifying you! Remember all sessions cost £6 per child which includes the reading of the story, the pottery shape and squash and biscuits. It is open to children up to age of four and broadly speaking suitable from the age of two, although this does depend on the child and their skills and experiences.
'Pig's Eggs' - painting an egg with the help of shaving foam - please ask if you have any allergy concerns.
Weds 7th Sept 10.30
Tues 13th Sept 10.30
Weds 14th Sept 1.30
Fri 16th Sept 10.30
'Baa Moo, what shall we do?' painting a 6" tile with a kangaroo
Weds 21st Sept 10.30
Tues 27th Sept 10.30
Weds 28th Sept 1.30
Fri 30th Sept 10.30
'Squirrel's autumn search' painting a leaf dish
Weds 5th Oct 10.30
Tues 11th Oct 10.30
Weds 12th Oct FULL
Fri 14th Oct 10.30
'The snail and the whale' painting a snail figurine with 'crusties'
Weds 19th Oct 10.30

It's August! Christmas IS coming!

The Christmas early birds have arrived!

Bookings are already being taken for Christmas painting at Kippy's and we are in full planning mode for toddler storytime, fantastic offers for community groups, choosing our Christmas bisque and painting samples. If you're thinking about bringing your group to us or would like us to come your venue this Autumn and Christmas please get int ouch soon to avoid disappointment. Check our Facebook page for all the latest news and pictures of the Christmas pottery as they arrive.

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We celebrate our 5th birthday this month

To celebrate our birthday we are having some special offers, including on our children's parties and a £5 sale later in the month. To keep up to date with all that's happening check out our page on Facebook.

Our 5th Birthday Competition!

Guess the number of beads in this bowl! The winner will receive one of our dog cookie jars (worth £32) to paint in the shop. You can guess as many times as you like, the bowl of beads can be seen - but not touched! - in the shop. All guesses must be made in the form of a comment on the post on our Facebook page: 
In the event of a tie a winner will be drawn at random from those tied guesses. The closing date for guessing is 5pm on Tuesday 5th July and the winner will announced during our adult evening that night.
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