Lollipops pottery painting studio

Lollipops pottery painting studio

Lollipops pottery painting studio
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We are a family run business, and having children of our own we understand the joys, the challenges and the energy needed to keep little ones entertained! Lollipops Pottery Painting Studio is the ideal place to bring your little ones and be assured that they will be kept busy for hours at a time. Whether you are just popping in for a drink and a cake in our coffee shop, creating a mini-masterpiece, or you want us to organise a pottery party for them and their friends, the studio is always ready and waiting to be enjoyed. All of our studio assistants are experts in pottery painting, and can advise you at any time about items to paint, colours to use, and they aren't too bad at making a great latte in the meantime! We have moved to a beautiful rural location, with ample parking and outdoor space, very near to Leicester city. If the sun is out, you can enjoy the countryside views and get inspired, or if the rain is pouring, you can warm up inside our cafe with a mug of hot chocolate. Our studio is fully equipped with ample space for parking buggies, and a baby change station. We also have a dedicated Party Room which seats over 24 little ones so plenty of room to get creative and have fun. Booking in advance is strongly recommended. We are a breastfeeding friendly coffee shop.
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  • Freedom539561
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    A great night out
    Five of us attended an adult pottery evening - basically you can bring a bottle of wine and paint for 3 hours. No booking fee, just paid for what we painted, and we had a wonderful evening. Staff were helpful and relaxed, hot chocolate was wonderful and we’ve all said we would go again. A great way to spend an evening with good friends, and it seemed other groups there were having a great time too. Items painted have been collected (ready earlier than they said) and we’re all thrilled, as a few of us would not class ourselves as artistic. Good fun, highly recommend.
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 13, 2022
  • Joanne smith
    Leicester, United Kingdom4 contributions
    improved so much!
    Visited lollipops for the first time since the new owner took over! And wow what a difference it has made not only has the pottery selection doubled (if not tripled) in size, they have so many more items in the shop to have a nosy at. The staff where very helpful and drinks and cakes where amazing! honestly a great family day out can’t wait to visit again and see what our pottery comes out like. If you haven’t been before you honestly need to try it out!
    Traveled with family
    Written November 27, 2021
  • Vicstick77
    Leicester, United Kingdom24 contributions
    Fun morning with babies in tow
    I visited Lollipops with 8 other mums and all of our young babies. We wanted to make baby foot print gifts for relatives and thought it'd be a nice activity for us all to do. We were given a room to ourselves with plenty of space to spread out, and we were shown how best to tackle decorating the pottery items we'd selected. The young man who looked after us, Jake, was an absolute credit to the place! He was completely unphased by room full of babies and was extremely patient with us. He helped me put the foot prints on all of my items. I hope he's being handsomely paid, because he was amazing! Each of us commented on how great he was and how kind and helpful, so please count this as 8 glowing reviews for him! Great location, good choice of items to choose from re decorating & great advice on how to get the best from our momentos. Highly recommend it! They also do good coffee & cake!
    Traveled with family
    Written August 19, 2017
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Zoe ChingYee C
45 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Especially warmed to a girl called Ellie, she was a gem. Very encouraging to my family who were trying to paint their first plate/bowl.

Choose your own item to paint whether an ornament or bowl, plate/cup - variety of sizes and prices.

The only thing I wish I'd knew before painting my 'salad bowl' was that it couldn't be microwaved...

You need to visit in a week to pick up your finished item though.

There are refreshments available and some other shops in the vicinity.
Written August 26, 2016
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Louise I
22 contributions
Nov 2015 • Family
My husband & I took our four children (eldest aged 5, youngest 2 months) to create some Christmas gifts. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Studio is light and airy. Loads of choice for pottery items and a good range of colours of paint. Reasonable prices (£4 per person painting plus the cost of the items). Had a cappuccino (lovely) and hot chocolates (delicious). All in all a great morning out. Definitely recommend booking in advance as it's popular and busy.
Written November 14, 2015
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Babers4
40 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
Lovely relaxed atmosphere great coffee and open and airy rooms.
We all chose an item to paint mug money box and egg cup. My eldest took so much care and my youngest went wild!
I throughly enjoyed it. Then a week later you go back and collect your finished items. No it's not cheap but worth it for a treat 👍🏻
Written August 12, 2015
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paulie0704
Leicester45 contributions
May 2015 • Family
i took my granddaughter and her 7 year old friend to Lollipops and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It cost £4 per person and then what ever you purchase pottery wise to be decorated. So ok it wasn't cheap but the 2 young ladies serving were really helpful and the girls had a wonderful time.
Written May 27, 2015
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Littleme83
6 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
We went early in the morning it was nice and quiet, staff were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend and do another visit
Written October 17, 2019
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Nicola H
Leicester, UK26 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
So had my 9 year old had her birthday party here and it was fantastic. Emily did the party and she was friendly and very knowledgeable.

The food was brilliant, the best at any party we've had. Plenty of food and so fresh and a good selection.

Have just picked up the pottery the children painted and the birthday girls special plate has come out great a lovely memento.
Written April 2, 2017
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Imran Awan
Leicester, UK168 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
Have been to Lollipops a number of times with my kids and used to go to their Welford Road shop before they moved. Its always been expensive to paint pottery as you have to pay a studio fee as well as a fee for whatever you decide to paint eg. cereal bowl, plate, etc which mounts up with three kids. My kids always enjoy visiting but I think its expensive so we tend to take them as a treat from time to time. Overall its a nice experience but a little expensive.
Written August 6, 2016
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Thank you for your review Imran. We are glad you have enjoyed visiting Lollipops for a number of years. As a parent of 3 children I know how expensive it can be going out with your family. We try and keep the costs as low as we can to make visiting the studio as affordable as possible. Our session fee of £4 per painter has not been increased at all since we opened in 2006 and despite the increases to all of our pottery, staff wages and overheads the basic cost of a mug (the most popular item) has only increased by £1 to £8 in 10 years. We do stock a range of items, starting at just under £5 and only charge £11.25 per child for our Birthday parties. In comparison to lots of businesses who offer family entertainment where you have nothing to take home at the end of your time (it cost me £140 to go to a theme park last week with only 2 children), I feel we offer great value for money.
Written August 8, 2016
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Annie
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Friends
Couldn’t recommend lollipops enough, been coming here for years. Super friendly atmosphere, perfect for any age, staff are really attentive and to top it off they have a really yummy menu to go alongside a perfect day out!
Written February 4, 2023
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Demi E
Leicester, UK1 contribution
Jan 2023
I went to lollipops with my family and our little ones. It was so welcoming and calming I felt so comfortable. The kids were getting paint all over them and Steph and the team made us feel so comfortable and stress free. I cant wait to go again!!
Written February 4, 2023
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Imara d
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Friends
loved my experience at lolipops,staff were so helpful and kind.Overall had an amazing time and am really happy with my product
Written February 3, 2023
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