🌟 Our PURPOSE Is to inspire imagination and nurture potential
🌟 Our VISION is to harness the power of creativity to make a positive impact in education, entertainment, and people's daily lives, on a global level
🌟 Our VALUES drive us to make this happen.
Welcome to The Creation Station - where we inspire imagination and nurture potential.
We’re a pretty passionate bunch and love bringing creativity into all areas of learning leisure and life. We believe that engaging in art and crafts helps us all explore, discover, develop and unleash the unique wonder within.
Our art and crafts classes, parties and events run across the UK through our team of over a hundred friendly and fab franchise owners. If you are looking for local classes, after school kids clubs, birthday parties, event entertainment, adult craft events or creative activities in care homes, we’re here to help. From educational benefits to wellbeing, our fun-based arts and craft activities are guaranteed to unleash the wonder within with an added extra sparkle.
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We believe that greatness is already within each and every one of us.
We're here to help inspire imagination and nurture the wonderful unique potential within.
This is our purpose – our ‘why’.
We help unleash the wonder within, through fun and educational arts and crafts, classes, parties, events and products. Since 2002, 1.5 million children and adults have been inspired by our multi-award-winning experiences across the UK.
We are privileged and grateful to be THE most recommended art and craft activity company with an average score of 4.9 out of 5.
Our range of award-winning experiences aren't about here's one we made earlier.
Our creative experiences spark each childs' or adults' natural curiosity. This helps to develop individual fun journeys of exploration, discovery, self-learning, well-being and development.
We are grateful for the wide range of influences that help to steer our unique approach. These include inspiration from -
‘The Theory of Multiple Intelligences’ developed by Dr Howard Gardner, Steiner Waldorf, Maria Montessori; Edward de Bono's 'Creative Thinking'; Emilio Reggio's '100 Languages of Children' and also what we have learnt from the wonderful children and adults who we are privileged to spend time with.
We strive to achieve our purpose by consistently delivering our core values.
- Have Fun
We provide shared fun experiences that help to bond and unite parents and carers with their child or children. Our fun social events also help to 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.
- Spark Curiosity
Practical hands-on learning opportunities provide fun ways to experiment, explore and discover. Our experiences are developed to help each child and adult get interested, expand their thinking and value each moment.
- Inspire Imagination
We provide journeys of exploration, discovery and development to enable each person be inspired by their natural curiosity and to imagine how ordinary things become extraordinary. This is how we provide the opportunity to learn through doing, success and failure 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 creative experiences to create 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, going the extra mile for people and exceeding expectations because it feels right and because we care.
Award-winning arts and crafts classes, parties, events and products
Inspiring imagination and nurturing potential is at the heart of all we do. Whether you are looking for fun and friendly creative classes to enjoy with your child; to inspire your child with out-of-school creative clubs or camps; to find a fun arty birthday party entertainer; book your own event entertainment; enjoy a crafty night out yourself; or buy some crafty products, you have definitely come to the right place. We're here to help unleash the wonder within!
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Here is some of the recognition we've received across the educational, leisure and business sectors
- THE Most Recommended Art & Craft Activity company
- Ranked; #38 Top Franchises in the UK – Elite Franchise
- Gained 5-Star satisfaction from Franchise Partners
- Winner Most Supportive Franchise and Top Franchise Award – Working Mums
- Winner Sylvia Anderson Award for Creativity
- Winner Best Franchise Children’s Services – Best Franchise Awards
- Winner Best Website – Franchise Marketing Awards
- Winner Excellence and Innovation – Children’s Education Services
- Top Three out of 5,000 companies in Richard Branson’s Impact Award
- Winner Best Creative Play Award
- Finalist Festival Supplier Awards
- Winner Best Woman Franchisor UK
- Winner Best Franchisee Marketing Support
- Winner ‘Crème de la Crème’ Business Award
- Winner 'Best Interactive Business' Award - Mumpreneur
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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 helping people escape thanks to a 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 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 the 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 so Sarah worked with the British Franchise Association. When Josh started school in 2007, Sarah awarded her first franchise to Louise Radford.
The demand for creative activities continued to increase year on year. We listened to our customer requests, increased our range of activities and extended our UK coverage. We now provide creative art and craft classes, clubs, parties and events for all ages.
Sarah, who still loves chocolate, now leads a proactive Creative Hub head office team based at Inspiration House, Creativity Drive, in Exmouth, 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) – Creative Ambassadors, 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. They are raring to go with oodles of energy and enthusiasm, armed with paint, glue and eco-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 inspire imagination and nurture potential.
Sarah Cressall Founder and CEO Of The Creation Station, Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur and Speaker and has gained the following accolades:
- #1 Best Selling Author - Creative Sparks
- Winner of Female Entrepreneur of the Year
- Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award
- Ranked: Top Ten Most Powerful Women In Franchising
- Winner Entrepreneur of the Year
- Winner Best Woman Franchisor UK
- Business Woman of the Year - Women of Achievement Awards
Just some of what we do
Bringing creativity into all areas of learning, leisure and life.
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Would you love to inspire children and adults in your local community? To apply, simply fill out the form and download your Creation Station franchise info pack.