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Children and Adults arts and crafts sessions in Bolton, Halliwell, Markland Hill and Greater Manchester

Joscelin Hennigan invested her sixteen years of expertise in teaching Art into her dream of being her own boss, running her own award-winning Creation Station franchise.  She now supports children and adults learning and development through fun creative art and crafts classes, parties and events in Bolton, Halliwell, Markland Hill, Heaton, Barrow Bridge and surrounding areas in Greater Manchester.

Joscelin says "I'm a parent of two boys so I know first-hand what it's like to find fun classes and activities that spark their natural curiosity and develop their growing minds."  
Joscelin Hennigan in Bolton

Read Joscelin's story below:

Why did you want to run your own business?

"I have spent sixteen years being a teacher and five of them being Head of Faculty.  I felt that my job had become less and less child orientated and more about passing exams and reaching the next level. 

I needed to be inspired again so that I could continue to inspire children…I needed to stretch myself again, build up my confidence in engaging with a variety of people and learn new skills in fun, creative classes & events." 

Joscelin runs regular classes in Saint Peter's Parish Centre for her Little Explorers (that's ages 15 months - 5 years) and is great for getting your little ones creative and crafty and also adult crafter-noons called, Creative Crafters in The Coffee Shop in Heaton for all those craft lovers that are 18+.   


Family Photo

Above is Joscelin, John her husband and her two boys Benjamin & Thomas on holiday. 

What attracted you to The Creation Station?

"The flexibility around my children – I had never been to a celebration assembly or taken my children to school. The Creation Station is a tried and tested business model – it has a good support network and lots of training.  Not as big a step as going it alone!" 

Describe your highlights so far

"Having fully booked Family Fun sessions over the holidays! Speaking to lovely business people in my area who really want me to succeed and who are supporting and encouraging me. Watching the children engage with the sessions and starting my first Care and Creativity workshop – I think I smiled from start to finish!" 

Joscelin in class in Bolton

How do you feel about the future?

You need to be resilient as it’s not easy running your own business, but I know that if I set goals I have more of a chance to achieve them.

I plan to begin running after-school "Create Clubs" and then employ someone to run some of my sessions in schools and nurseries.

Schools and nurseries in Bolton can apply for my introductory offer - for a short time only, receive a half-price Play-Doh school workshop. This is available for the first five schools and nurseries who email me to apply.   

If you would love to come along to one of Joscelin's children and adults classes in and around in Bolton, Greater Manchester, click what's on 'near me'. Or if you are looking for some event entertainment or a fun birthday party entertainer, get in touch with Joscelin on her page here.

 

What people say

Excellent 9.6/10

4523 reviews on Trustpilot

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22nd Jul

Fantastic experience

Fantastic experience and service from Lisa at creation station. Lisa worked with our business to help deliver lots of fun for corporate family day. The workshops and activities were excellent and the kids had a wonderful time and experience. Even wih a large outdoor adventure park available the kids were drawn and immersed in all the fun creative activities. Highly recommend for any event.

Debbie
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22nd Jul

Marvelous mess!

Alison is great. We always have a good time at creation station with crafts, mess and toys. Professional and friendly. Highly recommended

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22nd Jul

outstanding class birthday party for my seven year old daughter

I attended a creation station birthday party a year ago and was so impressed I decided I would like a similar party for my daughter. Yat was brilliant from my first contact with her months in advance of the date. She gave me thorough information, advice on venue hire, and a variety of craft formats to choose from. My daughter and her friends had an amazing time, including the boys from her class who were a bit dubious in advance but went home afterwards buzzing. Yat and her energetic, warm colleagues were marvellous ... they played fun music throughout, and engaged all the children in high quality novel crafts. Yat guided me as a first time party host expertly. The party ran like clockwork. Yat developed a fantastic rapport with my daughter and was wonderful with all the children. A highlight was a fun musical party game after the party food, which the children loved. It was a joy to watch. My daughter will never forget her first proper birthday party, she is still talking about it and we have beautiful photographs, crafts and memories to keep. Thanks to Yat and her team, it was magical for our daughter and for us, an experience and memory we will always treasure.

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22nd Jul

So much to do!

So much to do!! My daughter and I had a wonderful time making pirate things and can't beleieve how many pieces of art work we came home with! Lovely immersive experience and Alexandra is wonderful with kids. They all were absorbed in her story telling and the interactive treasure chest activity at the end. Thoroughly recommend this!

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22nd Jul

Working with The Creation Station and…

Working with The Creation Station and more specifically Sandra Steele was a joy and a pleasure. From the very first enquiries through the briefing process and on to the final event, nothing was too much trouble. Real thought and consideration was given to the size of the group, the different age range Sandra would need to work with and her complete flexibility meant switching days at the very last minute and extending the time she was on site. It is with absolute pleasure we provide a 5 star rating to Sandra and The Creation station and would highly recommend her.

Ophania
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21st Jul

My son loves it

We've been to creation station for almost a year now, my son still loves it. He gets to be creative and I don't have to clean up the mess, which is a bonus. Emma is great with all the children. Highly recommend this activity from a young age, learn about textures, colours, shapes etc.

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21st Jul

We have been utterly delighted with the…

We have been utterly delighted with the huge contribution that this has made to our after school provision. Expertly planned and fabulously run, I’d recommend them to anyone.

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21st Jul

Nicki (creation station Bath) was…

Nicki (creation station Bath) was brilliant. Highly recommend the slime making activity.... kept 10 8 year old girls very entertained and happy!

Illy
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20th Jul

Absolutely loved it!

Absolutely loved it!

Kim
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20th Jul

Flamingo story and craft

The session started on time and felt like there was a structure to it. My only thing was that the room felt like small for the age range of the children. The group leader explained she’d be doing baby only sessions in the future but currently 6 months to 5 years. This puts me off booking future sessions, for now.