Chris Boddy Pottery

Join local potter Chris Boddy at the activity centre to watch the fascinating process he uses to produce his unique leaf print pottery. Discover how he develops his signature pieces on the wheel and take a look at some finished pieces in the shop.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Stop by the Brimham Rocks activity centre to see a demonstration from the experienced Yorkshire potter Chris Boddy. Watch his signature leaf patterns come to life and discover how he develops his designs on his potters wheel. Little potters are also welcome to have a go and take home some clay to craft with later.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Brimham Rocks


Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Children welcome.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the visitor centre.
What to bring and wear
Come in outdoor clothing and footwear.
Parking charges apply, National Trust members park for free.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 September 2019 12:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Property Administrator
Call 01423 780688

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