Tots Tiles returns for 2020!
Our toddler value session is back - Tots Tiles! A fantastic value session held on set dates during term times, which is brilliant one for introducing you and your pre-schooler to the joys of pottery painting! What is Tots Tiles?
This is not a host-guided session, but very much lead by your child and designed to encourage that interaction between them and their attending grown-up, in a relaxed and fun environment. We are on-hand of course for anything you may need, including encouragement (and not forgetting the tidying...how amazing to walk away from the mess!)
The benefits: Pottery painting together, regardless of how little they are, is a very interactive and special activity with benefits for you both; your little one will be improving motor skills; learning colours; enjoying sensory discovery through use of different tools and equipment; working on conversational skills through turn-taking; building independence and confidence with the decisions they make for themselves, through the freedom to explore. What’s more, if you are taking advantage of this value session, you are also entitled to 20% discount on any coffeehouse drinks or cakes, during your visit! My toddler, near breakable pottery...are you sure about this?! Yes we are! You can also of course come pottery painting at ANY time and choose ANY pot from our huge range (including during Tots Tiles session). We do understand however that adults may be anxious about bringing little ones and unsure of what to expect. With that in mind, these sessions are ideal for those who haven’t been before; designed to introduce you and your toddler to pottery painting - to reassure you that you need not be nervous of being around breakable pots (we aren’t!) and to give you a glimpse into how great it can feel to leave mess behind for someone else to clear away! 😊 They’re also a great way to meet other parents and carers of youngsters in a relaxed, sociable environment. Sessions are £6.50 and include: * blank ceramic tile to paint together * unlimited juice for your painting toddler * 20% discount on any coffeehouse purchases by parent/carer * all materials/equipment you will need (Including aprons!) * access to our inspiration station, alongside EXTRA stamps and equipment specifically chosen for Tots Tiles, with your pre-schooler in mind * glazing and kiln firing of your tile (collection being around 10 days afterwards) This session is offered at exceptional value with the opportunity to sample all we offer, including the cakes! We hope to encourage you to give it a go...we of course hope to see you coming back time and again to create other pots (and sample other treats!) once you have the painting bug! PLEASE NOTE... To make this accessible for as many families as possible, we ask that no more than 2 supervisory adults per painting child attend for this offer.
PRE BOOKING (no advance fee payable) is advised as value places are limited and it’s the only way to guarentee your place. That said, by all means if you get up and are looking for something to do...that’s ok too. Just rock up or even give us a quick buzz (we open at 9.30) and ask we get a table ready for you.
Please see our FACEBOOK page and head to our events tab (or through our website What’s On page) where you will find dates for upcoming sessions. Your comfort is our priority: We have already spoken about how you need not be concerned about your child being around pottery. If you haven’t been before though, let’s mention briefly, our facilities.
We are a Lansinoh nominated venue for being welcome of breastfeeding parents.
We have bottle warming equipment for those who need it.
We have high chairs with optional trays available. We have a lovely dedicated family washroom which has toys and books, a changing area for those in nappies, spare supplies of wipes and nappies for those who may be caught short, and a comfortable area for those who prefer to feed in private.
We have a flip down seat for little bums, in the seperate toilet area for those who may be potty training and a step to the sink area, to help little one reach for the all important hand washing. During warmer months, we have an outdoor painting garden available for you to paint in or to stretch your legs in...have a go together on our outdoor chalk board! Finally...
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch! We cannot wait to meet you and your little one