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How to

Find Us

9 High Street

Leighton Buzzard

T: 01525 21731


Come and have your baby’s hand or footprint put onto a piece of ceramics for a perfect keepsake. Staff will be on hand to help you create a beautiful hand painted momento.

Baby and Toddler Ceramics

Our popular Ladies Nights are a great opportunity to get together with friends or family, paint some pottery and have a relaxing catch up. You are welcome to bring wine and nibbles

Ladies Nights
Corporate, Team Building and Groups

Creativity is a great way to get to know people and get people working together so Reasons to be Cheerful offers a great opportunity for work colleagues and corporate groups to get creative and come together for team building events.

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Ceramics            How it works

Booking – We offer drop-ins, but it is preferable to book your session

to avoid disappointment

Studio fee – We charge a one off studio fee of £3 per person that paints.                 (£5 for baby ceramics and evening sessions) This covers paints, firing and glazing. 

Ceramic items – We have a wide selection of items to paint for all ages

including tiles, money banks, plates, vases, party figures/animals and many more.

Paint and enjoy! – Once you have chosen your item it’s time to paint using

our selection of paints, brushes and sponges.

Glazing, firing and collection – Once you have painted your item we glaze

and fire it. We will call you and let you know when your ceramics are ready

to be collected in 7 - 14 days

Welcome to the Reasons To Be Cheerful Studio

Reasons To Be Cheerful is based in the lovely market town of Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire.


We have a bright and airy studio offering paint-your-own pottery and various art and craft workshops run by our experienced tutors for both adults and children

Even if you have never painted before, ceramic painting is easy and fun and you don't need to be an artist to give it a try!


Reasons To Be Cheerful Children's Toy and Gift Shop

We are the only children's toy and gift shop in Leighton Buzzard and it works really well alongside our creative studio.

Children are positively encouraged to explore and touch the lovely toys. 


We have a good range of

wooden toys for babies and toddlers and a variety of fun toys and gifts for older children. We also have a baby clothes department.


Shop and Ceramic Studio

Opening Times

Mon     9am - 5pm
Tues    9am - 5pm
Wed     9am - 5pm
Thurs  9am - 5pm
Fri       9am - 5pm
Sat      9am - 5pm

Sunday - Please enquire


Drop-in sessions

every day unless we have a group booking so its always best to call first to avoid disappointment.

01525 217319

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