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Creative Sparks - ideas to inspire you and yours

Founder of Creation Station Sarah Cressall's book is set to inspire you and yours with her new book 'Creative Sparks'. Packed with ideas and over 52 activities this inspiring book will help inspire you and yours. Launching March 2018, click below to receive your early bird offer on the launch.

Sarah's book Creative Sparks

We're passionate about nurturing creativity

Welcome to The Creation Station - where we inspire imaginations and nurture potential.

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We’re here to help make a positive difference, to inspire imaginations and nurture creativity.

You see we believe the greatness is already within each and everyone of us. Sometimes it just needs a little love and recognition to really let it shine.

This is our purpose – our ‘why’.

We help unleash the wonder within, through fun and educational arts and crafts, classes, parties, events and products. We are very proud to be a multi-award-winning, five-star rated company, and we inspire over 14,500 children and families every week with our creative arts and crafts experiences across the UK.

Our journeys of discovery, exploration and development unlock ideas through our fun, hands-on activities, products and of course a little bit of sparkly glitter.

Our range of experiences aren't about here's one we made earlier. Oh no – we're here to spark each child’s or adult's natural curiosity, to help each person create their own fun journeys of exploration, discovery, self-learning and development.

Our unique approach is based on inspiration from a wide range of influences, including: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences developed by Dr Howard Gardner, Steiner Waldorf, Maria Montessori, Edward de Bono's 'Creative Thinking' and Emilio Reggio's '100 Languages of Children' and also what we have learnt from the children and adults who we are privileged to spend time with. 

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Our Story

You could say it all started with a lack of chocolate.

As a little girl, Sarah Cressall was inspired by her mum to achieve whatever she put her mind to. For eight-year-old Sarah, this meant more chocolate. Sarah wrote a comic with the superhero being a well-known chocolate bar. The lovely people of Cadbury’s sent her a big box of chocolate.  

Sarah learnt the power of believing in yourself and having a goal even when you have no idea how to achieve it.

From here, Sarah achieved a successful career in management and then decided to pursue her passion for creative activities. She became a designer maker including commissions for Greenpeace and a mural at Charing-Cross Station. Sarah developed and ran workshops for people with head injuries and disabilities and saw the hugely positive effect of creative activities.

When Sarah became mum to Sam, Ollie and Josh, she recognised the lack of activities that nurtured each child's own individual curiosity. It seemed more about putting information in rather than nurturing what was within to blossom.

Sarah developed educationally based creative arts and crafts programmes, with the support of her three boys, Sam Ollie and Josh – the chief testers (!), Duncan her husband, and her tech-savvy sister Fran Long.  

 

This was back in 2002.

It went well and there was more to do. Demand was high and so Sarah worked with the British Franchise Association and when Josh started school in 2007, Sarah awarded her first franchise to Louise Radford.  

The demand for creative activities continues to increase and year on year we have listened to our customer requests, increased our range of activities and extended our UK coverage.

Sarah now leads a proactive creative hub head office team based at the gorgeous Inspiration House, Creativity Drive, in Woodbury Devon. Here you will find a sizzling pot of talent, enthusiasm and creativity. We take our fun pretty seriously and are dedicated to high levels of services, research, development, training, ongoing support and health and safety.

We are really proud of our ever growing family of V.I.P (Very Inspirational People) – friendly franchise owners who deliver exceptional creative experiences within their local communities. They’re a pretty amazing team, hardworking, fully trained and DBS checked. Our franchise owners can be found right across the country from Orkney in the North of Scotland to Kingsbridge in Devon. They are raring to go with oodles of energy and enthusiasm, armed with paint, glue and glitter to inspire you and your child.

Ideas are the currency of the 21st century and we are doing our very best to ensure we know how to nurture creativity and unlock potential.

Thank you for taking the time to read about us.

Now, what about you? How can we help you?

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Our Values

We are proud to inspire the nation's imagination with our core values

Have Fun

Ensure Quality

Engage Learning

Inspire Imagination

Nurture Creativity

Give Care

Have Fun

Fun is infectious and we provide shared fun experiences that help to bond and unite parents/carers with their child or children, as well as sharing experiences in a social group to help connect and develop friendships.

Ensure Quality

We are committed to consistently high standards in our sessions, products, professionalism, safety and trust. We believe in quality positive experiences that earn us the respect and recommendations with every relationship we nurture and build. For us, quality means the challenge of continuous improvement to help inspire imaginations and to support our communities and partners and all those who share this passion.

Engage Learning

Practical hands on learning opportunities provide fun ways to experiment, explore and discover. Helping each child and parent/carer to expand their thinking and value each moment.

Inspire Imagination

We do this by providing journeys of exploration and discovery, enabling each child to be inspired by their natural curiosity and to imagine how ordinary things become extraordinary. We help to start each journey, allowing each child to discover and explore in their own way. This is how children develop their imagination and it is the foundation for creativity.

Nurture Creativity

We are here to help nurture each child’s creativity and to help them develop their own ideas which we recognise and value.

Give Care

We are privileged to help and share in the magic of childhood and our caring will make a positive difference in the lives of children, for our partners, colleagues and the world we find ourselves in today. We are passionate about being authentic and going the extra mile for other people and exceeding expectations because it feels right and because we care.

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We're Rated "Excellent" by our customers

Excellent 9.5/10

2387 reviews on Trustpilot

Natasha
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17th Jul

Fab evening relaxing and getting…

Fab evening relaxing and getting crafty. Jen really friendly and helpful. Really pleased with my creations. Highly recommended way to spend an evening

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17th Jul

Great for 9 year old girls birthday…

Great for 9 year old girls birthday with 6 yr old little sister and friend also engrossed and creating for 2 hrs even when it was pick up time they weren't finished wanted to do more .very happy taking their creations home

Laura
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17th Jul

Charlotte was so friendly and had…

Charlotte was so friendly and had everything ready for them to get started. We’ll definitely go back again soon!

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17th Jul

Sessions and themes are innovative

Sessions and themes are innovative, and background knowledge behind each individual project is both intrigueing and inspiring. Children are not left to their own device but helped, encouraged, and have their potentials in learning explored throughout.

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16th Jul

Fantastic birthday party

I would definitely recommend the Creation Station. We hired them for my daughters 7th birthday party and everyone had a wonderful time! Sarah was so good with our little guests and made it so much fun. The party bags were something different to take home too.

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16th Jul

We hired the Creation Station for our daughter's 5th Birthday Party

We hired the Creation Station for our daughter's joint 5th birthday party and were delighted with the service Yat-Chen and Yat-On provided. They were very professional and responsive beforehand, providing us with information about the day, our options and answering any questions we had. On the day they arrived promptly, set up everything and took charge of the 25 children with ease. They have a lovely calm and friendly manner and accommodated latecomers without any issue. The children loved the party and all the crafts and both women were amazing at keeping their attention and moving them through the different activities. All the other parents commented what a relaxing party it was, as we didn't have to do anything, and how much the children enjoyed it. They cleared everything up afterwards and even managed to take some great photos for us of the children doing the crafts. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone looking to have a craft party.

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16th Jul

Beautiful Birthday Party

Sarah came to our garden party for my daughter (7) and managed to keep 11 girls happy and entertained for the whole party. The activities were fun and kept the girls interested. Sarah had a lovely way of interacting with girls and was very professional but friendly and felt like having a family friend over. My daughter was beyond pleased with all her creations and the gift that her friends all made for her is really special and has pride of place on my daughters bedroom wall. I I would recommend Sarah to anyone. She gave our daughter a magical birthday. Thankyou.

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16th Jul

Absolutely brilliant

Absolutely brilliant. Professional, organised and engaged the children for the duration of the party. I would thoroughly recommend the Creation Station for any child's party. They are FANTASTIC!

Tracy
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16th Jul

Brilliant group ?

We found the group very welcoming and fun, I would defiantly recommend this group.

Salem
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15th Jul

We enjoyed an excellent session

We enjoyed an excellent session. It was fun and great for social and creative development