Design Your Own Christmas Bauble

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes and carrying out risk assessments to work out the best way to deliver our experiences in a fun but covid safe way.  This year we are unable to offer our traditional Blow Your Own Christmas Bauble, but we’re delighted to be able to offer you our new Design Your Own Christmas Bauble experience!  

During the experience you will able to pick your bauble colours and design, then watch your bauble being made in front of your very eyes by our talented glassblowers 

This year we’re starting even earlier to give more people the chance to take part.

Special Offer – Alongside this experience you also get 10% off in both our Shop and The Glass Yard Café on the day of your experience, just show your booking confirmation to the member of staff who serves you on the day.

Please take 2 minutes to watch the above video of our glassblower Kalki Mansel.


Fridays – 9, 16, 23
Saturdays – 10, 17, 24, 31
Sundays – 11, 18, 25


Fridays – 6, 13, 20, 27
Saturdays – 7, 14, 21, 28
Sundays – 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Wednesdays – 2, 9, 16, 23
Fridays – 4, 11, 18
Saturdays – 5, 12, 19
Sundays – 6, 13, 20

10.00 – 11.00 / 11.00 – 12.00 / 12.00 – 13.00 / 14.00 – 15.00 & 15.00 – 16.00

£24 per person

Our seating area can accommodate up to 8 participants per session with 2 metre social distancing in place. Please only book for people in your household/bubble.

Due to limited seating availability, participants will not be permitted to bring anyone else into the seating area during their experience.

Minimum age 6+. Anyone between the age of 6 and 16 years old must be accompanied by another paying adult participant, booked in the same session that they are taking part in.


Important Information – please read before booking
  • Delivery Options – If you wish to have your bauble delivered to your home, please arrange and pay for this on the day you take part at our Visitor Services Desk. Packing & Postage – 1 Bauble = £8 each / 2 Baubles = £16 / 3 -10 baubles = £20.
  • Collection – Your bauble will be ready to collect, from the shop counter, 1 week after your workshop. Or can be posted out on request.
  • Refund/Exchanges – Bookings for Christmas Bauble Making Experiences are non-refundable and dates/times are not transferable. However, you may transfer your experience to a friend or family member if required.
  • Age Restrictions – This workshop requires no previous experience and is suitable for ages 6+. Please note that anyone between the age of 6 and 16 years old must be accompanied by another paying adult participant in the same session that they are taking part in.
  • Duration – This workshop lasts 1 hour and includes 8 participants per hour.
  • Breakages – On rare occasions, your bauble may crack during the cooling process, if this happens we will make a replica/replacement bauble for you – in addition to your bauble which we will also give you if it is not deemed to be unsafe.

Please note there will be no glass blowing demonstrations on these dates.

You can view our full bauble terms and conditions here – National Glass Centre Bauble 2020 T&Cs.


Prior to your experience, please visit our welcome back page for details on the covid safety measures we have put in place.


All our events are subject to regular risk assessments and while we currently expect to deliver these sessions it may be necessary to cancel for safety reasons if we deem it to be in participants’ best interests. Please refer to our full terms and conditions.

PLEASE SELECT SEE ALL TO VIEW ALL AVAILABLE DATES AND TIMES. Please use the drop-down calendar icon on the next page to select a different date and time to check availability.

When booking multiple tickets please include ALL of the participant names (Please only book for people in your household/bubble). We need this information to make sure you’re baubles find their way back to their rightful owner when they come out of the lehr. Thanks 🙂

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