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

6915 reviews on Trustpilot

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22nd Oct

I really enjoyed the keepsakes session…

I really enjoyed the Creation Station Keepsakes Session yesterday. Lovely warm atmosphere whilst also keeping to social distancing. The keepsakes we made were beautiful and something to keep forever.

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22nd Oct

Organised and well planned

Organised and well planned

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21st Oct

Professional and friendly service

Professional and friendly service, observing and following covid measures

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21st Oct

Lovely class ??‍???‍???

Such a lovely Time today. Nothing too much to ask from Alexis and certainly felt very safe and comfortable in current circumstances! I only wish I could have come when my twins were smaller and could move less! Would love to come back for another session- thank you!

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21st Oct

We had a lovely session

We had a lovely session, and made some beautiful keepsakes. Alexis made us feel welcome and she was helpful when needed but also let us get on with things ourselves.

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21st Oct

Get crafty in a relaxed

Get crafty in a relaxed, stress-free and supportive atmosphere with a lovely, friendly group of people. There is of course, the added bonus that you get to take your creation home!!

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20th Oct

Creative fun had by all!

My youngest daughter loves her weekly session at The Creation Station! Splashsuits are provided to keep the little ones clean and the class is held in a COVID safe environment. Great, creative fun for children and parents to have together, we just wish the time didn't go so quickly!

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20th Oct

Fab a good night out

Fab I really enjoyed it we look forward to the next one

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20th Oct

Can’t wait to go again!

I went along to a baby creation station session. I’m not the most creative person but thought it would be fun for my baby. Had the best time and made some brilliant little keepsakes and the host Alexis was great and gave me so ideas, the cake and coffee was a bonus too! Booked in for the Xmas keepsakes session and can’t wait!! Thanks so much for a lovely morning

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20th Oct

Holiday Club

My two girls came to the Creation Station holiday club and absolutely LOVED it, wore their creations the whole evening and talked about their day none stop. Claire is incredible with the kids and we will not hesitate to book our girls on to more of her Holiday sessions! Thank you!