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About Rainbows

shop front Rainbows is a Paint-Your-Own Ceramics Studio situated in the heart of the beautiful historic City of York. We offer a fun and relaxing environment for people of all ages to come and express their creativity.

Rainbows is the perfect place to come and chill by yourself, with friends, or a great treat to do with the kids.

We have a large selection of ceramics and vibrant paint colours to choose from to help you create your own unique work of art. We also have a variety of tools; from stamps and sponges, to stencils and paint pens.

We only take bookings for large groups or parties, otherwise please just turn up. On the rare occasion we are unable to accommodate we will simply take a mobile number and call you when a table is free, usually within half hour. Once seated you are welcome to stay as long as you like.

Once finished 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 or we can hold it for as long as you need until you can collect. We will always do our best to fire your item quicker if requested.

Rainbows also offer a personalised hand painted gift service for weddings, christenings and birthdays. Please follow the button to ‘Let Us Paint It’.
shop front Rainbows is a Paint-Your-Own Ceramics Studio situated in the heart of the beautiful historic City of York. We offer a fun and relaxing environment for people of all ages to come and express their creativity.

Rainbows is the perfect place to come and chill by yourself, with friends, or a great treat to do with the kids.

We have a large selection of ceramics and vibrant paint colours to choose from to help you create your own unique work of art. We also have a variety of tools; from stamps and sponges, to stencils and paint pens.

We only take bookings for large groups or parties, otherwise please just turn up. On the rare occasion we are unable to accommodate we will simply take a mobile number and call you when a table is free, usually within half hour. Once seated you are welcome to stay as long as you like.

Once finished 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 or we can hold it for as long as you need until you can collect. We will always do our best to fire your item quicker if requested.

Rainbows also offer a personalised hand painted gift service for weddings, christenings and birthdays. Please follow the button to ‘Let Us Paint It’.

What It Costs

Ceramic items start from £6.00. We stock a large range of ceramics for adults and children including plates, bowls, mugs, teapots, vases and piggy banks.

In addition to the cost of the ceramic item, there is a studio fee of £4.00 per painter. The studio fee covers your studio session, use of all paint and studio materials plus glazing & firing. Each person may paint as many pieces as they like for one studio fee per visit. We do not charge by the hour and you are welcome to stay as long as you like during opening hours.

A special party package is also available, please see Kids Parties or Adults Parties for more details.
Ceramic items start from £6.00. We stock a large range of ceramics for adults and children including plates, bowls, mugs, teapots, vases and piggy banks.

In addition to the cost of the ceramic item, there is a studio fee of £4.00 per painter. The studio fee covers your studio session, use of all paint and studio materials plus glazing & firing. Each person may paint as many pieces as they like for one studio fee per visit. We do not charge by the hour and you are welcome to stay as long as you like during opening hours.

A special party package is also available, please see Kids Parties or Adults Parties for more details.

Opening Times

Mon 10am - 5.30pm
Tues 10am - 5.30pm
Wed 10am - 5.30pm
Thurs 10am - 5.30pm
Fri 10am - 5.30pm
Sat 10am - 5.30pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

*Christmas Closures*
Closing lunchtime 24th Dec until Sunday 1st Jan.
Back open Mon 2nd Jan.

Merry Christmas from all at Rainbows!

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  • How To Find Us

    15-17 Bootham,
    York YO30 7BW
    T: 01904 675533

    You can find us on the corner of Bootham and Gillygate, just outside Bootham Bar. On foot we are 2 minutes walk from the Minster and 5 minutes walk from the train station. If you are driving, Bootham Row pay and display car park is 2 minutes away in the next street. The nearest Park & Ride is Rawcliffe Bar.
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