Reconnecting Families With Sarah Dunn Of The Creation Station Barnsley West

Sarah is a self-confessed craft 'dabbler' and president of her local Women's Institute.  She is passionate about families connecting with each other and enjoying their time together.  She was looking for a career that would enable her to enjoy the early years with her young family and now runs successful, award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.  

We asked Sarah to share why she loved providing creative activities in her community - this is what she said...

Why did you want to run your own business?

"Having two children in two years drastically changed my priorities.  I didn't want to go back to an emotionally draining job with long working hours and miss out on my childrens' early years.  Working for myself means I can choose the hours I want to work and plan it around my family"

What attracted you to The Creation Station?

"I love the ethos and brand values.  Despite having little natural talent I still enjoy crafting and I think others would too if they had a go."

"Creativity is so gives us the opportunity to escape...for children this is just having the chance to be children and explore materials, shapes and colours without any rules or expectations.  For adults this is time away from life, screens and 'to-do' lists and to just relax."

Describe your highlights so far...

"I recently worked with the WE Wonder Festival.  It was a real buzz being part of a fantastic family day.  Whenever I looked up and saw crowds of families enjoying our activities it gave me that fuzzy feeling inside."

Don't just take our word for it, look what parents say about Sarah & her classes...

5* Reviews for Sarah Dunn of The Creation Station Barnsley West

How do you feel about the future?

"Very excited! I have my first after-school 'Create Club' launching soon and can't wait to partner with other schools in Barnsley.  I'm really looking forward to our upcoming festive program and my newborn 'Tiny Treasures' sessions are already incredibly busy."

If you'd love to come along to one of Sarah's awesome classes or you are looking for some event entertainment or a fun birthday party entertainer in Barnsley you can find out more at The Creation Station Barnsley.

Award winning Creation Station art and craft classes in Barnsley West

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What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

5712 reviews on Trustpilot

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21st Nov

First time trying it today

First time trying it today, Great session with my son, he enjoyed doing bubble painting and making a sea scene! Great ideas to keep your child amused and all the mess is not in your house!!

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21st Nov

Lots of fun

Lots of paint, glue and sparkle with a brilliant engaging teacher - what’s not to love for a 2.5 year old!

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21st Nov

Good class

Good class, all materials supplied, tutor helpful, nice personalised product x

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21st Nov

Love the class we do weekly with…

Love the class we do weekly with Nicole. She is so lovely and makes you feel welcome and comfortable from the start. She engages with the children and my little one enjoys the messy play!

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21st Nov

Great sessions so imaginative

Great sessions so imaginative and full of messy bits I wouldn’t ever do at home ! Emma is lovely too so engaging with all the babies/children.

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21st Nov

Had a fantastic time

Had a fantastic time. Good set up and lovely teachers.

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Good after school club.

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21st Nov

It's just good fun

It's just good fun Different every week Good fun Creative, easy to make and complete tasks that can be taken straight home at the end of the session

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21st Nov

I really had a fantastic time

I really had a fantastic time, it was to have a few people as it was more cozy. The wreath was amazing and Sara was so helpful.

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21st Nov

Excellent evening full of wonderful…

Excellent evening full of wonderful crafting experiences. Our evening started with grown-up colouring followed by the making of a cloth Christmas wreath lastly the evening then ended with some Christmas tree decorations which we decoupaged. From the start to the very last minutes I thoroughly enjoyed everything which occurred during this grown-up only crafting session. superbly organised executed and with lovely products.