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Children's Activity Centre

Rainbow Ceramics

Rainbow Ceramics


Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio makes a perfect activity for all ages and we can promise you a great way to stay occupied for hours! We have a vast selection of ceramics and vibrant colours to choose from along with all the books, stamps and creative stencils you need to help you create your masterpiece. Whether you fancy painting Grandma a princess, Mum a beautiful vase, or simply paint each other a mug as a memory of your visit you are bound to find something you’ll love. All aprons, wipes and everything you need are provided. We also sell hot and cold drinks, plus a selection of snacks.

Just pop along to the studio and stay for as long as you like. Your item will then be ready to collect in 1 week after it has been glazed and fired. If you are visiting York we can post your item to you for a small charge or we can keep hold of it for as long as you need. We will always do our best to fire your item quicker if your visit is shorter. Alternatively you can paint in acrylics and take your masterpiece away the same day. Acrylic is a fun, bright hard wearing paint that doesn't need kiln firing but still looks amazing on ceramics. Please note that acrylic paints are for decorative items only.

We are also one of York's leading party venues for both children and adults and have been entertaining all ages for over 10 years. A ceramic painting party is lots of fun and each painter will have their own personal gift to remember the occasion by.


£4 studio fee per painter which covers your studio session, painting, glazing, firing and use of all the tools you need. On top of the studio fee is the cost of the item you would like to paint which start from £6.00.
We do not charge for non painters, we just ask for non painters to be kept to a minimum to allow for those who would like to paint.



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Map reference: SE 600522  Lat: 53.96326 Long: -1.08574

On Foot: We are 2 mins walk from York Minster on the corner of Bootham and Gillygate. York Art Gallery is on the opposite side of the road.

By train: We are 10mins walk from York Train Station.

By Car: Bootham Row pay and display car park is at the back of the shop on Bootham. Marygate Car Park and Union Terrace Car Park are 5 mins walk away.

By Bus: The nearest park and ride is Rawcliffe Bar. Public buses drop off by York Theatre Royal, 2 mins walk away.


Rainbows Ceramics

01904 675533


15-17 Bootham,
YO30 7BW


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed


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