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Sharing Creativity Across The Generations - Intergenerational Workshops To Inspire

At The Creation Station our core values include ‘Give Care’ and ‘Nurture Creativity’.  For many people being able to access our sessions and events simply isn’t feasible - for lots of different reasons - but to us this makes their creative journey even more important.

The benefits of crafting and creating have a far-reaching impact that we often don’t appreciate or aren’t even aware of.  A person’s physical and mental can be greatly improved by spending time with others.  Friendships can be made and relationships improved simply by spending time being more ‘present’ in what is now a very hectic and distracting world.  People who may be isolated find valuable  opportunities to re-connect and thrive…and all through the simplicity of creativity.

Through our intergenerational workshops, we have been able to create opportunities for children and older adults to learn new skills and engage with each other in a meaningful way.  These workshops have the potential to offer fulfilling experiences with benefits such as cognitive stimulation, improved self-worth and self-esteem, better mental health – and don’t forget the whole heap of creative fun!

Creative Intergenerational Workshops With The Creation Station

Over the years The Creation Station has worked with so many different charities to bring our creative activities to the people that they support.  We have been part of events such as ‘Children’s Activities Week’ supporting Caudwell Children, facilitated activities for MIND, fundraised with Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Macmillan, Crohns & Colitis UK, Cystic Fibrosis Kids, PINNT, Marie Curie, British Heart Foundation, Sebastian Action trust, Eve’s Trust, Rays of Sunshine, National Autistic Society and many more amazing organisations. 

The Creation Station Hitchin, Letchworth and Stotfold fundraising for Marie Curie

Thanks to Sarah Dunn of The Creation Station Barnsley West we were recently able to combine our award-winning creative sessions with the fantastic work of Age UK….this is her story…

The lovely Sarah Dunn from The Creation Station Barnsley West

“Before joining The Creation Station, I was a fan of a popular TV program showing the benefits of older and younger people sharing time and experiences with each other.  The television show warmed my heart and I knew it was something that I would love to do.

When I was considering running a Creation Station franchise, a huge factor in making my decision was that I would be able to run intergenerational sessions.  I contacted my local Age UK Inclusion Officer and we arranged our first intergenerational workshop in July this year.

During the session we played with the parachute and talked about all the colours of the rainbow. We used lots of different tools to paint the rainbow - some of the older people said they hadn’t used paints since they were at school and really enjoyed it. We also created butterfly window decorations with lovely bright tissue paper which is a good activity for developing and maintaining fine motor skills both for children and older adults.

Creative Intergenerational Workshops With The Creation Station Barnsley West

It was really lovely to see the different generations all sat around the same table together enjoying their craft activities and talking about their creations. We are now planning to run more sessions around Barnsley, South Yorkshire soon so that more people can enjoy these special workshops together.”

If you would like to find out more about our award-winning sessions, parties and event entertainment please visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk   

What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

6633 reviews on Trustpilot

Nicola
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31st Mar

Natalie at Creation Station is fantastic!

Natalie at Creation Station is absolutely fantastic. Every week my two year old daughter and I have such fun. All the activities are so well organised and prepared perfectly and she managed to keep the little ones attentions focused for the whole of the session. My daughter looks forward to it each week and I can’t recommend both Natalie and the sessions highly enough.

Emily
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30th Mar

Fantastic!

Fantastic!! This company went out of their way to help. We were not able to go and create our toy at the venue so they brought it to us! Would highly recommend ?

Naomi
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29th Mar

Lovely pack of craft resources and…

Lovely pack of craft resources and excellent delivery service!

Hannah
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26th Mar

We love this class!

Sarah is amazing! We absolutely LOVE this class! My little boy adores Sarah, he has so much fun every week! I love how relaxed the class is and so welcoming! Thank you Sarah! We can’t wait to come back when the world is a safer place! Look after yourself x

Eve
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26th Mar

Really great sessions that my daughter…

Really great sessions that my daughter just loves. The facilitator, Karen, is just wonderful. Super friendly and creative!

Emma
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25th Mar

Highly recommend

I ordered paint, paintbrush's etc. I also ordered an overall for my little girl and creation station helped me so much with what size to get. Really greatful as we are self-isolating at the moment and this has given us hours of fun. Thank you creation station!

Dominique
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23rd Mar

Christmas craft session

Bit late in writing this review! Amazing time as always. Really enjoyed the Christmas session. Lots of fun ideas and support given to make personalised items. Thank you Sarah! Added bonus of having a mini Christmas photo session.

Maleeha
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21st Mar

My son absolutely loves creation…

My son absolutely loves creation station classes . Always looks forward to them .

Emma
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21st Mar

Excellent service and materials

Excellent service and materials. Kelly was incredibly helpful and friendly ~ thank you so much x

Sandra
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21st Mar

I am so pleased to belong to the…Creation Station

I am so pleased to belong to the Creation Station. Lyn Quinn runs our sessions which are always full of amazing ideas and extremely creative. It's brought out a side in me that I never knew I had! Let's hope we can still be creative in this very difficult 'Corona' time.