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 4.8/5

4990 reviews on Trustpilot

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16th Sep

My son loves going to creation station

My son loves going to creation station, he is so delighted every week with what he has made. He always comes out smiling. Karen is lovely with the kids and all the children always look so enthusiastic when they are going in. Definitely worth the money, I would highly recommend this group.

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15th Sep

Wonderful party!

Wonderful party! The kids were busy for the whole two hours creating things that they got to take home at the end of the party. Eleanor & her team were professional, organised & clearly experienced. The adults hardly had to do a thing. Would highly recommend!

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15th Sep

6th birthday Slime Party

My daughter requested a slime making workshop for her 6th birthday and she wasn’t disappointed! Natalie ensured that she, and her classmates had a fantastic time and she kept their attention for the full hour! All the parents were very impressed and the children were very happy with their creations! I can’t recommend Natalie highly enough...she was reliable and gave us lots of support to make sure the kids had a great time. Thanks again!

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15th Sep

Star hand stamps are the best

We've had two sessions so far with our 2 year old and he has loved them. The fun and learning that is presented in each session is amazing. The personal welcome and interaction throughout the class makes you feel comfortable. My little boy especially likes getting his star hand stamp at the end of the session. We have booked onto more sessions and can't wait to see what else we make/do as the weeks go on

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15th Sep

The session was brilliant

The session was brilliant. Joanna was a perfectionist, she completely understood that due to the nature of the class, artworks had to be immaculate (very difficult for a bunch of babies!!). She was extremely patient and managed a very busy crowd so well. There were masses of materials and you were free to do as you pleased. We didn't feel rushed. Great session, definitely recommended!

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15th Sep

Brilliant class

Sarah is nothing but professional and amazing with the babies. She got them all engaged in the class and we got to make another brilliant keepsake. Sarah is fantastic!!!

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15th Sep

Lovely and fun acitvity

We have really enjoyed the messy activity with my baby! Thanks Dani for being a excellent person and lovely with all the families! We will come back! Xx

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15th Sep

Fun and friendly

Fun and friendly, lovely to have keepsakes to take home.

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14th Sep

Love Lisa's classes

Love Lisa's classes. I think it is such a small price for an amazing keepsake and you can create memories while doing so

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14th Sep

A really nice evening

A really nice evening spent making some lovely crafts! I had an excellent time with my friend, who had suggested the evening in the first place, and now I have some nice reminders decorating my windowsill and bookshelf.