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Managing The After-School Meltdowns!

Creation Station | Arts and Craft Activities for Kids | Arts and Crafts Activities For Kids | Parenting

Being a child in today's world can be exhausting!  With busy school days, full of many challenges from learning new skills, social interactions and a huge range of emotions, it's not surprising that our children can seem to be 'running on empty'!

As adults our brains are more developed and better equipped to cope with the minefield of challenges that we can encounter each day, but added to a steady flow of external stimuli, concentration, tiredness and potential hunger, our little ones can understandably struggle to process everything.  Known as 'after-school restraint collapse' - the resulting 'meltdown' that parents often encounter is becoming more apparent as academic expectations are raised and children become increasingly over-scheduled. 

At the end of a busy school day what children need is a space to relax and decompress - but in a calm and fun way.  After-school clubs are an excellent way to help your child to transition from their busy fun-filled day and begin to process everything.

Bringing Award Winning Creativity To Your School!

Our award-winning 'Create Club' programmes offer a fun, creative session for children to explore and create using a wide range of materials.  They can relax and wind down whilst using their imaginations to discover and develop their ideas from within our educational based themes.  Jet in outer space, travel around the world, explore the wonderful world of science and be inspired by nature - and much more!  

Would your child love to paint, draw, model, sculpt, collage, cut, stick, squish, squirt, mark, make, transform, laugh, imagine, think, create, experiment and make new friends?

Fun, award-winning art & craft exploration with The Creation Station

With the squeeze on creativity in the education system, we are proud to support children, parents, teachers and governors with fun and educational Create Clubs, and are delighted that our programs have won the prestigious 'Innovation in Children's Education Award'

If you would like to find your nearest Create Club provider please visit If there isn't one already available just let us know and we will ask your local Creation Station provider to contact you and discuss your needs.

What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

6720 reviews on Trustpilot

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6th Jun

Speedy delivery and all packed up well

Speedy delivery and all packed up well

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31st May

Nat has been brilliant

Nat has been brilliant. We have had two packs of the most amazing crafts delivered to our door during lockdown. We have had paints, canvases, pipe cleaners all sorts of fun crafts with ideas to have fun with. Things that we had never heard of or seen before such as noodle doodles. We can’t wait to come to one of your sessions when things get back to normal more.

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26th May

My daughter loves the sessions with…

My daughter loves the sessions with vicky and looks forward to them each week.

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24th May

The live online creative class

The live online creative class is not only fun, relaxed and educational it has also given my girls something to look forward to weekly and a masterpiece or three to show and be proud of afterward. Both my girls have taken the techniques used from the classes to create more art through out the week. I would highly recommend the Creation Station live online classes. *****

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23rd May

Great club!!

my daughter loves vicky and loves doing create club. vicky goes out of her way to make sure the children get the best experience. we missed a session but vicky took the time to do a one to one session so my daughter didn’t miss out. Thank you Vicky ?

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22nd May

We find Creation station brilliant

We find Creation station brilliant! A wide range of activities using all kinds of materials (all supplied to!) with a different theme each week. Very entertaining for my 6 year old to let their creative side shine! The host is very friendly and always patient with the children. The sessions usually last for around 12 weeks so great value for an after school club! My little one always looks forward to it! We are currently attending online creation station during lockdown and it’s fantastic! All Materials supplied to our door with super easy instructions to follow (all organised by our fantastic host Jude) It’s kept our routine which is very important for little people. We love it!!

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22nd May

Vicky is absolutely amazing with the…

Vicky is absolutely amazing with the kids, she make it really fun and keeps them engaged through out, she also lets me join a little before if needed So that I am not late for my work meetings. My daughter loves create club and can’t wait for the next session. I think it’s lovely Vicky has kept it going for the kids through these difficult times, I am very thankful as it keeps my daughter occupied being the only child and whilst I’m at work. Thank you Vicky ?

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22nd May

I love the classes Vicky runs

I love the classes Vicky runs. They are always very creative and my daughter loves them. It's brilliant that she has been able to keep it up during the lockdown too.

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22nd May

I order these letters quite regularly…good price, speedy delivery.

I order these letters quite regularly but noticed they had gone up in price from last time, so I looked directly at your site. I was surprised to see that to purchase directly from you was cheaper, so that it what I did. The speed of delivery was excellent and I will always come straight to you in future for my craft supplies.

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21st May

Lisa from the Bournemouth /…

Lisa from the Bournemouth / Christchurch group is brilliant. We've attended some of her classes and doing them live on Facebook now. The classes are great for my 3 1/2 year old. We all join in. Learning through play is the way forward