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Xmas Fayre

Christmas themed items, activities and perfect Christmas presents
7th December 2019 - 8th December 2019


Ho Ho Ho! Come and get creative this Christmas! A range of pottery and other local crafts for sale and pottery activities all in a cosy country gallery and studio with many Christmas themed items and perfect Christmas presents. Also Christmas themed tasty food for sale!

Preview! – Fri 6th Dec – 6.00 – 8.00pm

  • Christmas Shopping Preview with FREE freshly-made mince pies & mulled wine

Christmas Fayre – Sat 7th & Sun 8th – 10am – 4pm:

  • Christmas Shopping (local crafts & pottery for sale), Xmas Decoration Making, Pottery Painting & Tasty Christmas Treats!
    • Pottery painting: our usual range (plates, mugs, animals, tea pots, vases , piggy banks etc) PLUS special Xmas items such as baubles, Santa mugs, snowmen, & reindeer. Cost: £6 to paint plus the price of the piece chosen (£4.75 to £12.50).
    • Xmas decoration making: cut your shape from a flat slab of clay and decorate the surface with patterns & colours & cut a hole for hanging on the tree & leave here for glazing & firing. Cost: £6 per piece.
    • NB: please book for decoration making and pottery painting as places will be limited. All pieces made or painted will be glazed and fired and ready for collection well before Christmas!



  • Arts and Crafts
  • Christmas
  • Festivals and Fairs


Hot Pot Pottery - Pottery Activity Centre
Ross Road
GL16 7NS
01594 837943


Hot Pot Pottery is well sign-posted at The House of Bread in the village of Christchurch, Forest of Dean, GL16 7NS.

Local directions - from Forest Holidays and Bracelands Campsite: 10-15 min walk. Follow the track uphill past The Retreat (on your right) at Forest Holiday Lodges. Once at the T-junction at the top,  turn left (our sign in front of you will point the way) and down past the Christchurch Church (on your right). You will then see our signs directing you down Coopers Road and into our courtyard parking round the back of The House of Bread. The tea-room and gallery are the green door on your left as you come into the courtyard and the pottery studio is at the top end of our courtyard on the left.

Local directions - from Coleford: From the traffic lights in the centre of Coleford head towards Monmouth on the Staunton Road. Turn right following signs for Berry Hill and Symonds Yat. Go straight over the A4136 Monmouth Road. Past the left turn to Forest Holidays Lodges/Bracelands Campsite and another to Symonds Yat East, past Christchurch Church (on your right) and we are just a little further on your right.

From Bristol, South West and Southern England: take the M4 west towards South Wales. Take the M48 for Chepstow and go over the Old Severn Bridge (the M48). Once over the bridge, take the left turn to Chepstow and follow the signs for the M48 Gloucester. Go through the traffic lights (Tesco on your right) and over the river. Follow the A48 for approximately 1/2 a mile and take the left turn sign posted Forest of Dean, Tutshill and Coleford (B4228). Follow this all the way to Coleford. Once in Coleford follow the directions above.

From South Wales: either head to Chepstow and follow the directions above or head up the A40 or A466 to Monmouth and take the A4136 (right) up to the Forest of Dean (you can’t turn right off the A40 so you will need to go to the next roundabout and come back to go left over the River Wye and up the hill signpoasted A4136 to Gloucester). Go through Staunton and through the traffic lights with the right turn to Coleford, come to the Pike House junction and turn left signposted Symonds Yat East and Ross-on-Wye. Past the left turn to the campsites and another to Symonds Yat East, past Christchurch Church (on your right) and we are just a little further on your right.

From Mid and North Wales: Hereford etc: Head for Abergavenny or Ross-on-Wye and take the A40 to Monmouth and follow the instructions above.

From Gloucester and the M5: take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye (great farm shop at Over) and take a left (A4136 to Monmouth) at Huntley (Petrol Station and Forest Products on corner). Follow this through the lights at Cinderford and through Brierley until you come to Five Acres (car garage on your left and traffic lights). Turn right and drive through Berry Hill village until you reach a cross roads, turn right and this is Christchurch. Ignore the left turn to Symonds Yat East, go past Christchurch Church (on your right) and Hot Pot Pottery is just a little further on your right.

Parking. We have free, off-road, courtyard parking for up to 8 cars at Hot Pot Pottery,but if our courtyard is full then further parking is available in the village near the church. Once you have seen the Hot Pot Pottery or House of Bread signs follow the directions on our signage down Coopers Road and turn (sharp) left round the end of our outbuilding into our courtyard. The gallery are the green door on the left as you enter the courtyard and the pottery studio is further up on the left.

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Hot Pot Pottery - Pottery Activity Centre

Cosy, country pottery offering pottery activities and classes, a warm welcome and add on group meals

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat