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Emily's Paint A Pot

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Emily's Paint A Pot

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355 Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Bury England
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Heaton ParkManchester Metrolink8 min
PrestwichManchester Metrolink11 min
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ScoobyDoo5 wrote a review Oct 2019
United Kingdom89 contributions70 helpful votes
We visited the Manchester City Centre store in the Arndale Centre. The place is clean and tidy. Have been in Next many times and didn’t even know it was there. The paint brushes are a bit old but other than that the painting itself was fine and the kids enjoyed it. I would recommend to the Owner that rather than sitting on her laptop it would be a good idea to talk to customers when she is there.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from EmilysPaintAPot, Owner at Emily's Paint A Pot
Responded Oct 25, 2019
I wouldn’t have a business if I stood and talked to customers all day, but thanks for the advice. I employe staff to talk to customers and ensure they are having a nice experience. I wonder if you have left next a 3 star review because the CEO didn’t talk to you when you visited...?! Emily
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Dawn A wrote a review Oct 2018
Buxton, United Kingdom17 contributions6 helpful votes
We needed an activity for a hen group with older members in and this fit the bill. Everyone had a good time, were pleased with what they had decorated and we had the separate room in the arndale shop which was good because the shop was full of children with it being a Saturday. This had been decorated for us and we had drinks in there so we had a laugh. My only comment was we didn't see staff after the initial greeting which meant we weren't sure what happened about the firing etc until someone went to ask. it was very busy in the shop understandably. Just felt they could have been more visible with such a big group that's all.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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michellewynn12 wrote a review Aug 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
My daughter is 3 now and the past two birthdays I have brought her her to do a birthday pot (amazing how much her decoratin skills have changed over a year!) we nip in throughout the year too and honestly can not recommend it enough! My daughter loves it, it’s always calm and well managed and I had a quick peak in the birthday room when going to the bathroom and that looks beautiful! I’m going to be looking at having her 4th birthday party there. I intend to bring my daughter to make decorate a pot here every year for her birthday and she often goes here to make presents for family members for special occasions. Highly recommend, friendly and professional staff and a beautiful space to spend some quality bonding time with my daughter.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Lorna P wrote a review Jun 2018
7 contributions3 helpful votes
We brought our daughter and her 2 children to paint pots. There was a lot of choice, but the pots were very expensive. Our grandson painted a car, and we left it to be glazed and fired. It looked great when I collected it the next week. My daughter painted a fab heart plate. It looked amazing. We had a good time, but felt we did not have enough help initially as the lady was busy elsewhere. You can get a drink while you are there, which is a bonus. It was a good hour and a half. Thank you.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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LJT wrote a review Jan 2018
Rossendale, United Kingdom38 contributions47 helpful votes
Brought my 2 boys here aged 5 and 7 after booking a session online (3 people at £2 each). Easy to find and parked on a side road round the back. On arrival, Emily greeted us and got us set up with paints etc and we set off choosing pots & putting aprons on. The boys don't normally sit for too long but they were quickly engrossed in their work. I think the pot prices are fair & incorporate the work which is put into them once customers leave. As it was quiet when we were there we were able to ask Emily lots of questions. The pots are air dried first and then glazed to make them shiny, then put in the kiln to fire. This all takes time and as someone who likes to make things myself, it can often go unappreciated by those who have no idea of the time and care these things take. The boys managed 2 pots each during their session choosing different methods and spent a bit of time exploring & asking questions about the process, the kiln and the other activities such as slime, which Emily will be introducing soon. Emilys approach with us was hands off as the boys were clearly getting stuck in but she was there to guide and support as needed. The facilities were clean, nicely decorated with examples of the craft work everywhere (great for ideas). We will definitely be back as the boys have come home really excited to tell their Dad what they did. Thank You!
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Date of experience: January 2018
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