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We're passionate about nurturing creativity

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.

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Our Values

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

Have Fun

Ensure Quality

Spark Curiosity

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.

Spark Curiosity

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 4.9/5

7291 reviews on Trustpilot

Lauren
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20th Apr

It was a very friendly environment!

It was all very friendly especially Kelly, my one year old attended for the first time today and he’s very inquisitive and doesn’t sit still. Kelly was wonderful with working around him and his feet that never stop.

Hayley
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20th Apr

My child had a great time at the space…

My child had a great time at the space themed creation station with Alexis at Betley School! Thank you so much! :)

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19th Apr

Thank you for inclusive, fun and engaging intergenerational workshops Alix!

Thank you to Alix for the fantastic intergenerational workshops she ran for us at Sussex Housing & Care last week. Residents at Saxonwood care home in Battle and Oakwood Court care home, Haywards Heath connected with relatives, staff, families and children. The experience was very enlightening and emotional. The activity was designed to be inclusive, fun and encourage interaction, building on the positive resources that young and older people have to offer each other and those around them. But little did we know how captivating this latest venture would turn out to be! We have had amazing feedback from all involved. A relative said “Thanks for a lovely event, it was great to chat and to see everyone”. Evelyn and Peggy, residents at Oakwood Court, joined up with Evelyn’s grand daughters Hannah aged 2 and Isabelle, 13 who tuned into the workshop from home on zoom. Evelyn even said during the session “We need this!”. Lots of fun and belly laughter was enjoyed by all as we created our portraits and connected with relatives. Care assistant Charley added, “it was lovely to be part of and we look forward to running more intergenerational workshops in the future”. Thank you for all the fun and enthusiasm and your hard work in pulling it all together Alix; the collages and experience was amazing! Fingers crossed for the world record!

Karen
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19th Apr

Very well run course

The course was absolutely brilliant and efficiently run. My daughter really loved the amount of different mediums she was able to create with and the fact the some of her creations are able to continue growing at home!! Looking forward to the summer course!

Sian
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18th Apr

We had a lovely afternoon making slime…

We had a lovely afternoon making slime and experimenting what we could do with it. Kelly was a fabulous host and we received a warm welcome. Would definitely recommend The Creation Station classes to others.

Maria
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18th Apr

Messy fun a great time.

Messy fun a great time.

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18th Apr

great time

We loved our session last week doing hand and footprints. it is perfect for arty/creative mums wanting to get their baby into crafts as early as possible! cant wait to come back!

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16th Apr

Slime making and more - Easter holiday

This was a great session led by Alix via Zoom. Started with silk clay making keyrings and more and then finished with slime. Excitement started with box of goodies arriving in the post before the event. Everything was provided so really easy. On the day loads of interaction with every child on the Zoom call. We will definitely do it again with Alix. Thank you so much!

Katy
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16th Apr

A fantastic few days for my daughter

A fantastic few days for my daughter. She loves Emma and everything they did - came home full of beans!

Natalie
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15th Apr

Fantastic class for babies and…

Fantastic class for babies and toddlers! Great for development and lovely class leader!