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The Creation Station's Sarah Cressall features in Craft Business Magazine

Sarah Cressall's kitchen start-up business was designed to give her own three young boys, creative opportunities to spark their own journey of exploration, discovery and learning.   Sarah also thought that other people would enjoy running their own flexible and rewarding business.  That was 2002 and now The Creation Station has inspired over one million children and adults through an amazing team of one hundred plus franchise owners. The business has been recognised by a whole roomful of awards and has featured on BBC, CBeebies, ITV, SKY and MTV.   

There is no slowing down Sarah's drive to promote creativity.  Sarah's  book "Creative Sparks - ideas to inspire you and yours " shot to number one on Amazon within the first 24-hours. Since then, Sarah has been out and about speaking at events, conducting radio interviews and attending award ceremonies. With one focus in mind, Sarah continues to work to help promote creativity in all aspects of our lives including education, entertainment, recreation, well-being and care.     

Naturally, Craft Business magazine is a fitting publication for a one-to-one question & answers session with Sarah and here's what they talked about... 

Sarah Interview 1.1  

The Creation Station now provides  opportunities to get creative in lots of ways, from creative baby and preschool classes, arty parties, creative after-school clubs and school workshops, adults craft events and workshops for the elderly, plus event entertainment for corporate days, shopping centres and festivals. Activities include super slippery slime fun, to baby's first Christmas canvases, to painted wine glasses to shopping centre murals. 

The classes, events, parties & workshops are available for all ages, quite literally 0-99 years and beyond if you'd like! 
 

Sarahs Book Mock Up

Sarah's book, "Creative Sparks", details the journey of The Creation Station, but also Sarah's journey and how a creative approach has helped her as a child, mum and business owner.

The book is jam-packed with ideas and inspiration for you and yours and there are fifty-two low cost and easy ideas to inspire the kids plus lots of activities to help your own creative juices flow.

Sarah interview 1.2

Within the article, Sarah talks about what she looks for when introducing new business owners to The Creation Station, and what she believes is the magical ingredient to a successful creative business. When talking with Craft editor Mark Hayhurst Sarah said:

"Having a business with a purpose makes all the difference.  We have been able to make a positive difference to so many because of the calibre of our franchise owners. They also care about making a difference and are people people! They like being around people, kids and adults, they are proactive and have a positive attitude.” 

To read the full article visit - Craft Business Magazine 

If you would like to find out more about joining our network of Creative Business owners click here for an information pack

Check us out on Facebook too - we'd love to see your Creative Sparks! 

If you'd like to find creative classes, parties, events, workshops or after-school clubs pop your postcode in here and we'll put you in touch with your nearest Creation Station Inspirer!  

What people say

Excellent 9.6/10

4523 reviews on Trustpilot

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22nd Jul

Fantastic experience

Fantastic experience and service from Lisa at creation station. Lisa worked with our business to help deliver lots of fun for corporate family day. The workshops and activities were excellent and the kids had a wonderful time and experience. Even wih a large outdoor adventure park available the kids were drawn and immersed in all the fun creative activities. Highly recommend for any event.

Debbie
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22nd Jul

Marvelous mess!

Alison is great. We always have a good time at creation station with crafts, mess and toys. Professional and friendly. Highly recommended

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22nd Jul

outstanding class birthday party for my seven year old daughter

I attended a creation station birthday party a year ago and was so impressed I decided I would like a similar party for my daughter. Yat was brilliant from my first contact with her months in advance of the date. She gave me thorough information, advice on venue hire, and a variety of craft formats to choose from. My daughter and her friends had an amazing time, including the boys from her class who were a bit dubious in advance but went home afterwards buzzing. Yat and her energetic, warm colleagues were marvellous ... they played fun music throughout, and engaged all the children in high quality novel crafts. Yat guided me as a first time party host expertly. The party ran like clockwork. Yat developed a fantastic rapport with my daughter and was wonderful with all the children. A highlight was a fun musical party game after the party food, which the children loved. It was a joy to watch. My daughter will never forget her first proper birthday party, she is still talking about it and we have beautiful photographs, crafts and memories to keep. Thanks to Yat and her team, it was magical for our daughter and for us, an experience and memory we will always treasure.

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22nd Jul

So much to do!

So much to do!! My daughter and I had a wonderful time making pirate things and can't beleieve how many pieces of art work we came home with! Lovely immersive experience and Alexandra is wonderful with kids. They all were absorbed in her story telling and the interactive treasure chest activity at the end. Thoroughly recommend this!

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22nd Jul

Working with The Creation Station and…

Working with The Creation Station and more specifically Sandra Steele was a joy and a pleasure. From the very first enquiries through the briefing process and on to the final event, nothing was too much trouble. Real thought and consideration was given to the size of the group, the different age range Sandra would need to work with and her complete flexibility meant switching days at the very last minute and extending the time she was on site. It is with absolute pleasure we provide a 5 star rating to Sandra and The Creation station and would highly recommend her.

Ophania
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21st Jul

My son loves it

We've been to creation station for almost a year now, my son still loves it. He gets to be creative and I don't have to clean up the mess, which is a bonus. Emma is great with all the children. Highly recommend this activity from a young age, learn about textures, colours, shapes etc.

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21st Jul

We have been utterly delighted with the…

We have been utterly delighted with the huge contribution that this has made to our after school provision. Expertly planned and fabulously run, I’d recommend them to anyone.

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21st Jul

Nicki (creation station Bath) was…

Nicki (creation station Bath) was brilliant. Highly recommend the slime making activity.... kept 10 8 year old girls very entertained and happy!

Illy
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20th Jul

Absolutely loved it!

Absolutely loved it!

Kim
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20th Jul

Flamingo story and craft

The session started on time and felt like there was a structure to it. My only thing was that the room felt like small for the age range of the children. The group leader explained she’d be doing baby only sessions in the future but currently 6 months to 5 years. This puts me off booking future sessions, for now.