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

5045 reviews on Trustpilot

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21st Sep

Brilliant class ☺️

The Christmas craft class was brilliant! This was my 2nd class with Helen and she was lovely and really helpful. I can’t wait for our cards and mugs to arrive! Would highly recommend!

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21st Sep

Great craft evening

My friend and I had a great night - some much needed 'me time'. Really lovely craft activities with lots of choice. Lyn was a great host. We look forward to attending another one soon.

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21st Sep

Really enjoyed our first session

Really enjoyed our first session. Nice small group, lots to entertain my little boy.

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21st Sep

Attended the Christmas card workshop…

Attended the Christmas card workshop today and would highly reccomend. The lady running it Vickie is lovely and offers lots of help- which is greatly recieved when your little one has painted feet!! It was like being in a store the amount of glitter, beads, stickers, pipe cleaners etc available- brilliant. Toys available for the little ones to keep themselves occupied and we never felt rushed :)

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21st Sep

Fantastic class for young children

Fantastic class for young children. Lots of variety of arts and crafts, a great place for them to get messy and enjoy creating lots of lovely pictures using a wide variety of art materials

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21st Sep

Xmas workshop

We attended a Xmas workshop organised by the Creation Station, which was great! Well organised event, nice friendly atmosphere and very helpful lady (Nicole) helped us create our Xmas cards.

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21st Sep

Helen is fantastic!

Helen is fantastic!! We loved attending her baby’s discovery classes and now really enjoying coming back for special events ?

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21st Sep

Chantal is amazing

Chantal is amazing! Such a lovely lady who is very creative with amazing ideas. I always love all the sessions I go to. I went to the Christmas cards workshop today and I loved it! I cannot wait to get my mugs and cards made up. Would definitely recommend the creation station and Chantal!

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21st Sep

Chantelle is always so organised and…

Chantelle is always so organised and happy to help with anything. We came to a christmas card session today with my 8mo daughter. I am very keen to bring her to some further sessions in the future

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21st Sep

Great session

Great session! Sarah was great and so helpful. Fantastic format with plenty to keep the little ones entertained. Loving our art work and can’t wait to receive our Christmas cards.