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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. So as 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.

There is no need to book unless you are a large group so 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. Once seated you are welcome to stay as long as you like.

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. So as 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.

There is no need to book unless you are a large group so 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. Once seated you are welcome to stay as long as you like.

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 painting session, all paints, studio materials, glazing and 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 painting session, all paints, studio materials, glazing and 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

We can open any evening (except Sun) for groups of 10+.

Please note we only take bookings for 6+ otherwise please just turn up.

Rainbows Events

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  • 2019 Adult Nights!

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  • Party at Rainbows

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  • Latest News

  • 2019 Best Party Provider - Winner!

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  • Here for a day? Take it away!

    If you are visiting York and unable to wait for your item to be fired then you can paint in Acrylic paint …

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  • How To Find Us

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

    We are 2 minutes walk from the Minster and 5 minutes from the train station. If driving, Bootham Row pay and display car park is around the corner.
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