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About Rainbows

shop front Rainbows is an award winning Paint-Your-Own Pottery 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.

We have a large selection of ceramics, vibrant paint colours and all the tools you need to help you create your own unique work of art.

We only take bookings for groups of 6+ or parties, otherwise please just turn up and feel free to stay for as long as you like. We have a selection of hot & cold drinks and snacks.

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. Alternatively you are welcome to paint in our range of fun, bright acrylics and take your item away the same day.

shop front Rainbows is an award winning Paint-Your-Own Pottery 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.

We have a large selection of ceramics, vibrant paint colours and all the tools you need to help you create your own unique work of art.

We only take bookings for groups of 6+ or parties, otherwise please just turn up and feel free to stay for as long as you like. We have a selection of hot & cold drinks and snacks.

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. Alternatively you are welcome to paint in our range of fun, bright acrylics and take your item away the same day.

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. Check out our gallery to see what our customers have painted!

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. Check out our gallery to see what our customers have painted!

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

Please note we only take booking for 6+ painters. Please just pop along, or if you are a large group please call us on 01904 675533.

Rainbows Events

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  • 2019 Adult Nights!

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  • Party at Rainbows

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  • Latest News

  • 2018 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

    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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