Terms and conditions

Apply to all events in our studio

Café terms

There must be an adult in the party and disco room at all times if there are one or more children in there at any time.

Breakages or damage to the props or furnishings will have to paid for by the party hosts.

The party hosts are responsible for the behaviour of the children at their party.

Misuse of any of the art-ful equipment will have to be paid for.

Party Cancellations will not be entitled to a refund. Date changes will be considered if the request is made at least 14 days before the scheduled party date.

Apply to all events on our bus

Bus party terms

Upon booking, a none refundable deposit is of £100 is required (cleared funds. i.e. cash, credit/debit card etc). This books your slot and ensures your party and delivery time and is non-negotiable.

All outstanding balances are required no later than 2 weeks prior to your event in cleared funds, either transfer to our bank or via an iZettle payment link.

In the highly unlikely event that a party cannot be fulfilled (due to mechanical breakdown or such) all monies will be refunded including deposit or an alternative date will be offered.

Although our staff remain with the bus and the party we require a minimum of two additional adults to supervise children throughout the party.

Vehicle access: The art-ful bus is an American school bus, so adequate access will be required. The customer is to ensure that a clear access route is possible to their location and there are no width restrictions on route.

There is to be a minimum length of 5 parking spaces available at the property to ensure we can park on site and no low hanging trees near these spaces to avoid damaging the roof or sides of our bus.

Consideration must also be given by the customer of any low bridges, weight limits and narrow roads on route to your property. Any of the above not mentioned by yourselves may result in the bus not being able to access your property and us not being able to provide you a party.

The customer will be responsible for any parking charges that may arise for the duration of the hire and is to ensure that sufficient permits/permissions are obtained for the bus to park in its location for the duration of the hire. Any resulting fines or tickets will be directed at the hirer for failing to pay costs and obtaining such permissions.

Apply to all events


Health & Safety

The care, supervision and safety of the party are at all times the responsibility of the hirer.

There must be one responsible adults from the party in charge of the children on the bus at all times. The art-ful bus staff are there solely to operate and/or manage the vehicle and oversee the running of the party.

We do not accept responsibility for children with allergies – please ensure that these children are correctly cared and catered for.

All jewellery must be removed from the child and looked after by an accompanying adult. art-ful holds no responsibility for lost or damaged jewellery or belongings.

Hirer Responsibilities

The hirer will be responsible for any damage caused to the vehicle by any member of the hirer’s group.

The hirer will also be responsible for any damage caused to the interior or exterior of the vehicle as a result of any behaviour that puts safety of others at risk.

art-ful does not accept responsibility for any loss, damage, inconvenience, injury or death arising from any accident, breakdown or delay attributable to reasons beyond the control of the owner.

We will not be responsible for any valuables or other items belonging to members of the group.

Additional information

The art-ful bus will Endeavour to be at the venue and set up 10 minutes prior to the booked arrival time. However we cannot be responsible for any arising circumstances on the day i.e. road work delays and traffic incidents. These are beyond our control.

We Endeavour to fill every hirers needs and provide a truly amazing children’s party but all our terms and conditions must be adhered to without fail.

All Staff CRB Checked

Full Public Liability Insurance

Stephen Ng
Stephen Ng
12. December, 2022.
Great personal gift ideas. Great for all ages. Art decoration, nice drinks too. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Will be back. Cheers
Alis Knowles
Alis Knowles
27. November, 2022.
Great staff and a beautiful fun shop with lots of pottery to paint. Lovely milkshakes coffees & cakes too, great vegan options!
Heather Simpson
Heather Simpson
26. November, 2022.
Very friendly and welcoming cafe. We very much enjoyed decorating our chosen pieces. Overall a great experience.
Mary Pirie
Mary Pirie
25. November, 2022.
I didn't have food, just a coffee so can't really review the food. The morning was so lovely. I was gifted this by my son and I was quite nervous as an over 60's woman on my own, but I was treated so well by the very friendly staff who helped me along the way. It was also so lovely to see all the young mums and dads with their children and babies enjoying something creative. I was pretty impressed with what I managed to do considering I have very shaky hands!!
Caroline Thruston
Caroline Thruston
25. November, 2022.
I visited for the first time today. I needed to entertain my 3 yr old alongside looking after my 4 month old on a cold wet day after a last minute cancellation of childcare. I found it online and decided to give it a go…I’ve never felt so looked after, my 3 year loved it and was so engaged for the afternoon, but just as importantly I felt looked after as an overwhelmed and exhausted mum. The place is full of fun creative activities, and nice snacks, but what makes it special are the people who work here. They understand how to help with the right balance of clear guidance required and look after you in a way that makes you feel relaxed.
Kate Elphick
Kate Elphick
17. November, 2022.
I can not recommend this place enough. The atmosphere is amazing. The place itself has its own style that is beautiful to look at. My iced coffee was fantastic but what really makes this place is the staff. They where so helpful and accommodating. They couldn't do enough for us. Highly recommended

Café prices

As a guide…

Coffee £3

Ice cream sundae £3.40

Tea £2

Milkshake £4.50

Opening Hours:

Monday – Closed (Term time only. 10am-5pm in school holidays)

Tuesday – 10am – 5pm

Wednesday – 10am – 5pm

Thursday – 10am – 5pm

Friday – 10am – 5pm

Saturday – 10am – 5:30pm

Sunday – 10am – 5:30pm

Please Note; The UV rooms are only available mid week for table bookings, weekends are for our UV Parties.

A little more info…


Do I need to book?

Yes, it’ll guarantee you a table and the equipment, especially at busy times.

How long does it take to fire my item?

Your pottery has to be hand dipped, wiped and loaded into the kiln. The firing itself takes two days or more, and so you will be given a date when decorating for the collection of your finished item, normally around a week later.

During busy periods, the collection time will be 2 weeks as we have a lot of pottery to go through the kiln. Postage is available and calculated at the time of paying.

Can I have it back any quicker?

We’ll do our best, but it depends how much pottery there is going through the kiln and the time of the year. There is only so much room in the kilns as you can imagine. We can post pottery if you live further away, prices will be calculated at the time of paying.

Are the paints safe for children and babies?

All are paints are child safe, water based, non toxic under glazes and they wash out from clothes.

Will you contact me to tell me when I should collect my pottery ?

We do not contact you to tell you that your pottery is ready. It’s usually a week to collect , sometimes 2 weeks if we are very busy. At the point of sale, we will tell you when to collect. 

How long will you hold on to my pottery if I don’t collect on my collection date?

We will hold on to your pottery for one month after your collection date. Unfortunately, we haven’t got the space to store it any longer.

Can you post my pottery if needed?

Yes, we can post your pottery – there’s a postal fee for this.

If I don’t finish my pottery in my session , can I come back to finish it ?

Yes, you can come back and finish it, we charge a studio fee to return and finish.

Can I put my pottery in the dishwasher and microwave ?

We do not recommend you do this, they will last longer if you handwash only.

Do you do parties in the café ?

We now do parties in the cafe! We hold UV Parties every weekend so please fill our enquire form out to book. If you aren’t wanting a UV party, then you can book a large table in the cafe for a birthday gathering, however this is just a table booking.

Advanced booking required, limited availability…

Upcoming events

Toddlers- UV Toddler Mornings.


UV Toddler Mornings are back for 2024! Bring your little ravers to enjoy a morning of creative activities and a 90’s rave kitted out with dressing up and sensory toys!

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot fit buggies in the shop. Please bring them folded or bring children in slings or car seats, Thank you.

Upcoming dates

  • Every Thursday morning, term time only, 10:30am-11:45am, £7 +booking fee
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea.


Treat your mum to something special this year! Join us for Afternoon Tea and pottery painting, perfect for those hard working mummies out there. Plus a free glass of Prosecco or Orange Juice for them to enjoy to.

Upcoming dates

  • 10th March 2024, £15 per person for Afternoon Tea, Pottery not included to be paid on the day. Dietary options and non-food are available (Deposit still required if no afternoon tea is wanted)
Adults – Pottery Painting Nights.


Bring your ideas to life in our studio! BYOB (corkage) and create some beautiful pottery!

Upcoming dates

  • 7th March 2024, 7:30 – 10pm, £5 +booking fee
  • 4th April 2024, 7:30 – 10pm, £5 +booking fee
  • 2nd May 2024, 7:30 -10 pm, £5 +booking fee
  • 6th June 2024, 7:30-10pm, £5 +booking fee
  • 4th July 2024, 7:30-10pm, £5 +booking fee
Adults – Clay Buildings Nights.


Try hand building with us! BYOB (corkage) and get stuck into clay! Bring your own ideas or try one of our unique projects!

Upcoming dates

  • 29th February 2024, 7-10pm, £30 +booking fee
  • 28th March 2024, 7-10pm, £30 +booking fee
  • 25th April 2024, 7-10pm, £30 +booking fee
  • 23rd May 2024, 7-10pm, £30 +booking fee
  • 27th June 2024, 7-10pm, £30 +booking fee
  • 18th July 2024, 7-10pm, £30 +booking fee
Adults – Naughty Clay & Karaoke Nights.


Friday night filth! Get as rude as you can making sweary clay pieces whilst enjoying a sing-a-long! Plus NO CORKAGE FEE!

Upcoming dates

  • 15th March 2024, 7pm-10pm, £25 +booking fee
Adults – Clay Booby Pinch Pots @The Cricketers.


Create a pot adorned with gorgeous boobies! We are back at The Cricketers for a night of pinch pot booby making!

Upcoming dates

  • 5th March 2024, 7:30pm-10pm, £28 +booking fee
Adults – Pottery Painting @The Cricketers.


Your chanceto add a beautiful new mug or plate to your collection. Made by you!

Upcoming dates

  • 2nd April 2024, 7:30pm-10pm, £20 +booking fee
Adults – Clay Pinch Pot @The Cricketers.


Create the perfect pinch pot for you home! Great for a plant, keys, trinkets or to gift to someone special!

Upcoming dates

  • 7th April 2024, 7:30pm-10pm, £28 +booking fee

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Contact us / Book today

*Booking in advance is required

Congratulations to the art-ful team for getting Highly Commended Small Business at the Adur and Worthing Business Awards 2023.

Big thank you to everyone who has made it possible!

Let’s make 2024 full of creative silliness!

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