For something a little different, come and celebrate your occasion on The Mug Tug. Both children and adults alike have had great celebrations with us - and so have their guests!
Children's Birthday Parties
We offer a range of Party Packages to help you celebrate your Little Ones's special day. All party packages are priced for a minimum of 8 children. For parties of less than 8 children then normal Studio prices will be charged. Maximum numbers are limited to the size of the boat and vary slightly depending on the age of the child and if we need to accommodate parents too. Please call us to discuss your requirements.
A dedicated member of staff will be on hand at all times to give help and encouragement, however children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
Parties last approximately 1 hour for all Packages except the Box and Bank Package which lasts approximately 1½ hours . We decorate the boat with banners and balloons and all children receive a balloon and sticker at the end of the party. Our celebration plate (shown below) is very popular and is made by us with the birthday child and their guests at the party (we personalise it for you too) and is included in all packages except our Party Animal, Foam Clay and Canvas Packages but may also be purchased separately if wished.
Food is not included in the Packages - we do not have the facilities to prepare and serve food on our boat. We do offer you the option to bring your own party food on board, for which we charge just an extra £20 to hire your space for an additional hour. This option is only available on a 2.30pm booking, with the party finishing at 4.30pm.
All children's Parties on The Mug Tug are suitable for children aged 5 years and upwards with no upper age limit. Because we are a boat with limited space we, unfortunately, do not have the capacity for lots of adults to stay with the party - and it makes the boat too rocky! At 5 years children are more used to being left at school and are usually more than happy to be dropped off at a Birthday Party.
Party Packages - all are available all year round:
All items shown in packages are subject to availability and an alternative piece may be offered if one is out of stock.
Party Animal Package - £14.00 per head
Each child may choose 1 item from a selection of small bowls, plates, mugs and any of our 19 party animals.
Our Celebration Plate is not included in this package but may be purchased separately if wished.
Foam Clay Package - £14.00 per head
Each child may choose 1 item from a selection of 19 Party Animals. Foam Clay decorated items are taken away at the end of the party - great for filling your party bags.
Our Celebration Plate is not included in this package but may be purchased separately if wished but would need to be collected at a later date.
Canvas Painting Package - £14.00 per head
Each child 'masks' their name or saying with tape and then paints their canvas in colours and patterns of their choice. And then they can finish off their design with our special 'Puffy' paint. Canvases are taken away on the day.
Our Celebration Plate is not included in this package but may be purchased separately if wished but would need to be collected at a later date. SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN AGED 8 YEARS UPWARDS
Party Premium Package - £16.00 per head
Each child may choose 1 item from the selection of small and larger bowls, plates and mugs, 19 party animals and a selection of larger figurines and trinket boxes including mermaid, princess and cupcakes. This package also includes personalised invitations and a present for the birthday child - our Celebration Plate made by all the children at the party.
Banks & Boxes Package - £17.50 per head
This package is usually suitable for an older child (9 years +) and lasts approximately 1½ hours. Each child may choose 1 item from the selection of trinket boxes and money boxes. This package also includes personalised invitations and a present for the birthday child - our Celebration Plate made by all the children at the party.
'Hug on the Tug' Package - £18.50 per head
Build your own Bear on our Tug! When booking choose 2 Categories from the 5 offered,
Each child can choose their favourite from at least 6 different Teddies, stuff from our box of Teddy's Tummies and fill it full of love with a heart insert. Then decorate a T-shirt for your new friend to wear home - we don't want any bare bears! Each Bear comes complete with an adoption certificate and the Birthday child receives a free recordable voicebox recorded by their friends at the party. Personalised invitations are also included in this package.
Click below to see the categories available
Food is not included in the Packages - we do not have the facilities to prepare and serve food on our boat. However, we do offer you the option to bring your own party food on board, for which we charge just and extra £20 to hire your space for an additional hour. This option is only available on a 2.30pm booking, with the party finishing at 4.30pm.
Don't forget The Mug Tug is for all children aged from zero to 100 years! And Grown-Ups have more fun than the children on our boat. So what excuse do you need to get your friends together for a party? We’ve helped Grown Up Kids celebrate a variety of occasions with their friends on board – Retirement, Hen Do, Leaving Do, Wedding Anniversary, The Big ‘Noughties’ (30’s/40’s/50’s etc). And we’ve had a variety of pictures painted too, some too rude to publish here! We don’t shock easily on The Mug Tug so your guests are free to be as creative as they wish.
You can join us during our normal opening hours or in an evening by prior arrangement. There is no minimum guest numbers during the day and you just pay our normal Studio prices. Bringing refreshments is encouraged – nibbles and something 'fruity' or bubbly always helps the party go with a swing - and we provide wine glasses!
Hen parties on The Mug Tug are great for Hen's of all generations. So, if you've invited Grandma along and she can't quite manage the Llama treking activity you've got planned in the morning then she'll have great fun on our boats - along with your little sister who you don't want to feel left out.
Just book a table for the number of Hens in your party and you pay our normal studio prices which is a £4 studio fee each person plus the price of your ceramic item you decorate.
Please be aware that other customers may be painting on board at the same time.
A non-refundable deposit of £5 per person is required at the time of booking for all Hen Parties. This is then deducted from purchases on the day. Hens may pay for their items individually on the day.
We provide wine glasses, so bring some nibbles and something 'fruity' or bubbly to help your party go with a swing.
Please keep in mind that adults WILL usually take at least 2 to 2½ hours to paint their creations so if you are booking a taxi/minibus or a table for a meal afterwards you would need to take this into account.
And why not paint your Bride a memento of the occasion? Either at the Party or if Hens can visit us beforehand, to give to the Bride on the day! Our Hen money bank is a favourite! Or maybe a two tiered cake plate with messages from all the Hens? Make at the party or could be made before the event and can be used for cakes on the event and a lovely surprise for the Bride too! Talk to us about your ideas and we can offer inspiration.