Doodles

Doodles, Edinburgh: Hours, Address, Doodles Reviews: 4.5/5

Speciality & Gift Shops
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Cherry Stones
Richmond-upon-Thames, UK34 contributions
Relaxing afternoon
Nov 2020
Painted Christmas gifts with adult children - safe, fun and a lovely few hours spent in a relaxing environment. Lovely to return with my grown up daughters having visited many many times when they were children. Going to arrange a paint at home session and have a Friday night family painting evening - with some cheese & wine.
Written December 1, 2020
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tulliallancastle
Glasgow, UK10 contributions
Hidden Gem
Feb 2020 • Family
We were recently visiting Edinburgh and were seeking an unusual activity to put in a rainy afternoon and came across Doodles. A short 10mins walk from The Elephant House Cafe / National Museum across The Meadows.

My 6 year old daughter is very creative and loves nothing more than sketching and painting and was in her element. The staff were very helpful and made her feel very important.

Doodles provides a reasonably priced delivery service so our creation will be sent out once it has been glazed and fired.

Highly recommended but definitely book in advance to avoid disappointment- we were very lucky!


Written February 21, 2020
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Claire S
Dundee, UK10 contributions
Hen do pottery painting!
Jun 2018 • Friends
We went to doodles as part of a hen do in Edinburgh. We all loved it, plenty different pottery to paint varying in price and size. Staff were welcoming, told us what to do and gave us some ideas. We were able to take our own prosecco and nibbles and staff provided us with glasses and plates. 2 hours went in really quick but definitely needed it for the painting! We can’t wait to pick up our pottery!
Written June 24, 2018
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Lizzie_Lou87
148 contributions
Lovely relaxing afternoon
Apr 2018 • Family
Been here previously as a couple and returned again when visiting my brother-in-law from London. Can pre-book but we were lucky enough to get a spot without doing so. Would pre-book next time as they were having to turn people away due to being full.

Lovely range to choose from from small ornaments for £4 up to large platters, tea pots etc. We had a 3 year old with us so he did 3 small items ( 2 were gifts and 1 was for his room) whils I made a tea light holder, another made a plant pot and my partner made a chameleon figurine. Loads to choose from and lots of colours. On arrival you are given an apron and a talk about what to do. Staff are very friendly and informative. Lots of ideas hung up around the place too if you need inspiration. Tea and coffee is free too. Also had snacks such as Ella's fruit pitches and raisins for 60p.

Lots of mums feeding which was lovely to see, all very relaxed and happy to be doing so. Nice baby changing downstairs including a potty of your children are at that age. Also highchairs and places for buggies if you need them.

Can't wait to see the finished items. Will def come again. Happy painting!
Written April 10, 2018
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Dear Lizzie, The Doodles team are delighted you enjoyed your pottery painting session with us.Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to you returning for some more creative fun. Kind regards Holly
Written April 18, 2018
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neilrenton01
Edinburgh, UK368 contributions
Brilliant place for all ages
Mar 2018 • Family
We held my daughters birthday party here, but it’s not just for kids. People of all ages can be found in the cafe painting ceramic ornaments.

There’s maybe other places like this but this one does it really well. It’s situated in the heart of student and affluent professionals of Marchmont and although parking is sparse it’s well served by buses.

Despite the fact that our party was a decent size it’s a big enough venue with a gathering of tables to paint at and as a result it didn’t feel crowded.

The staff are keen to give guidance to all those who need it and are just as calm as the cafe itself. Tea, coffee and biscuits are also available.

There was a point where colouring in books became really popular so you can see the appeal of this place. And you get to talk away your creation when it’s ready.

Its good how Doodles bucks the trend of everything being disposable nowadays. It’s a calming influence in the centre of town which you can have something to show for at the end of your efforts.

Written March 23, 2018
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Hi Neil, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Doodles and I'm very glad your daughter enjoyed her party. We do try really hard to meet all customers needs whether its a party or an individual coming to have some creative fun. We hope to see you again soon. Holly and the Doodles Team.
Written March 26, 2018
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gayle3003
Belfast, UK47 contributions
Hen Party
Feb 2018 • Friends
Went for hen party with 11 girls. Doodles were so accommodating and everyone loved it! We had a fab time thank you! Really good value and lots to choose from.
Written February 13, 2018
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Thank you so much for your review. The team here at Doodles take customer satisfaction very seriously and are delighted you enjoyed your Hen party pottery painting at Doodles.
Written February 19, 2018
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Truefoodie369
Bridgetown, Barbados5 contributions
fabulous wee paint your own ceramic shop
Dec 2017 • Family
Have used this place several times and have never been disappointed. 2 months ago we hosted my daughters 8th birthday here - doodles offer in addition to ceramics decoupage craft - which is perfect for a birthday party as you don't have to arrange collection of ceramic pieces.

Then just a few weeks ago spent the perfect afternoon with my younger two painting and emergency Christmas gift for the grandparents. love this wee local place.
Written December 22, 2017
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janeandkids2017
Edinburgh, UK2 contributions
Brilliant place and we had such fun with the children
Oct 2017 • Family
We stopped off here to make some gifts from the children. The owner could not have been more helpful and the children made some lovely gifts and I even was offered a nice cup of tea. Thank you so much for such an enjoyable afternoon
Written October 2, 2017
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Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words and I'm so pleased you and the children had a nice time. We try very hard at Doodles to put good customer service at the heart of everything we do.
Written October 4, 2017
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Jamontoast9
Banff, Canada39 contributions
Perfect way to rewind after the Fringe
Aug 2017
I really find the review below about the staff hard to believe - I have been here three times within two years and each time the staff have been nothing but friendly, helpful and good with children (even if they are screaming their heads off!). They offer to make tea and coffee and were on hand to answer questions. Items are reasonably priced if you consider there is no studio fee. Will be back soon to expand my saucer and teacup set!
Written August 28, 2017
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scotland30
Edinburgh, UK10 contributions
Unfriendly staff but has good potential
Aug 2017 • Friends
Had a fun time painting the pottery and enjoyed the facilities available. Sadly one member of staff ruined our experience as she had the wrong attitude to both adults and children, being bossy and unfriendly to both. She said things such as "move out of my way and let me do my job" and "at quarter to six I want people to be giving me money so I can go to the shops and get home".
Additionally, when asking for advice on painting techniques she said to us that she had already told us once how to do it - this seemed unfair and as if we were troubling her.
She also ignored us after we said goodbye three times, she didn't even look up from the computer.

She sadly ruined the experience for us and while we enjoyed ourselves and thought it was a great space, I don't think we will return or recommend to our friends.
Written August 20, 2017
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Dear scotland30, Thank you so much for your candid review. I am deeply sorry that your experience at Doodles was so unsatisfactory due to the staff member on that day. I am both embarrassed and horrified at their behaviour. Over the last almost 20 years of trading, Doodles has prided itself on its friendly, fun and creative environment – and I have always strived to pick good staff to facilitate that and carry on with the Doodles ethos. So I was extremely disappointed to read your review that says otherwise. Please know that the matter is taken very seriously and is being resolved – and I offer my sincere apologies. I hope that you may be tempted back in the future and very much regret that your first visit was not up to our high standards. Kind regards, Holly (Owner and Manager)
Written September 22, 2017
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Doodles is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Thu 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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