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Hello from Lisa

Hello, I'm Lisa and I run the Creation Station franchise for Bournemouth and Christchurch. I'm a mum of two daughters so I know first-hand what it's like to find fun classes and activities that spark their natural curiosity and develop their growing minds. Plus, I know the value of meeting other like-minded parents and spending good, quality time with grown ups. That's why I am delighted to be able to help you with this through a whole range of our award-winning craft classes such as our lovely newborn keepsake classes, our preschool baby and toddler classes, arty birthday party entertainment, after school clubs, family fun classes and lots of other events. We also have some fantastic adult craft events to give you a bit of time away from the kids. You can find out more about all of our children's art and crafts classes, rainy day activities and everything else going on in and around my area by clicking on the art and crafts activities that interest you below. Or drop me an email and I'll be happy to help. You can choose the dates that suit you best and book and pay for classes online with ease and convenience. To be the first to receive news of classes, events and special offers, please like my Facebook page to be sure not to miss out on our new creative updates. If you have an event, group booking or a particular request please send me an email and I will endeavour to respond within 2 working days.

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Online Arty Birthday Parties

Give your child a fun online arty birthday party to share with their friends. Choose from the standard package where the guests supply their own products from around their home. Or upgrade to a PREMIUM or DELUXE and we will send a special birthday FUN ARTY BOX to each guest. 

About Lisa


Why I decided to run my own Creation Station. 
I took the brave decision to invest in my franchise back in the summer of 2010, after receiving the news of redundancy whilst I was still on maternity leave with my second child. At the time my youngest daughter was only a year old and my eldest daughter just three.  The values of the business are what stood out for me, and the flexibility of being my own boss. There wouldn't be many employers eager to take on a new mum with two young children, and be willing to let you choose your working hours to fit around childcare, school holidays or even let them come to work with me!  I have always had a passion for creativity from a very young age, and somehow lost some of that passion over the years whilst caught up in the corporate business world. So when the logo caught my eye whilst browsing the workingmums website, I had to find out more. I instantly felt excited and it was one of those moments in your life, when an opportunity presents itself, it was now or never! 

What I did before I ran my own Creation Station. 
Believe it or not, my life before Creation Station was very different. I spent over 10 years working for a large American Corporate Investment Bank based in Bournemouth. Before I had children, it was normal to work long hours and deliver a high customer service experience to top tier clients. I actually loved my job, ensuring standards were maintained and clients were happy. However things changed considerably after my first child was born, and I was unable to return to my previous job. Flexible working arrangements were very hard to come by, and following the huge financial crisis, redundancies were almost inevitable.  

What I love about running my own Creation Station.  
I love getting to know all my class members, nurturing their passion for creativity and inspiring their imaginations. Watching the children grow and develop as they progress through the classes, hearing all the enthusiastic chatter as they engage with each other, all the smiles, laughs and hugs we have along the way! Knowing that I am contributing positively to our children's futures within our own community.  

Something you probably don’t know about me. 
Well, being a self-employed business working Mummy looking after my children and our home single handed, I am often performing super quick costume changes throughout the day to suit my role....cook, cleaner, nurse, taxi driver, financial adviser, teacher, entertainer, superhero!! Oh and in my spare time (ha! ha) I love to collapse on the sofa for a sneaky nap 

Things I love doing. 
I love being outdoors with my children, whether that be playing in the garden, down the beach or walks through the forest. 

My favourite joke.  
I don't have a favourite joke but my favourite quote is "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken" - Oscar Wilde 

My favourite food.  
Chocolate...dark, milk, white whatever the flavour I love it!

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With love from all of us at Creation Station x

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What People Say

Excellent 9.9/5

163 reviews on Trustpilot

Cat
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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

Christina
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12th May

Well resourced accurately taught and…

Well resourced accurately taught and extensions available if children finish earlier than expected. Questions supplied before hand to research with your child into the given subject which helps supports background knowledge as well as confidence.

Jaclyn
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2nd Mar

It was a fantastic session

It was a fantastic session, my little girl loved it and can't wait to go back

Ugne
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28th Feb

We loved the Jurassic coast theme

We loved the Jurassic coast theme! The place where your little one can get very messy :)))

Michelle
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16th Feb

Great fun and enthusiastic teacher

Great fun and enthusiastic teacher. My little boy really enjoyed himself.

Donna
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11th Feb

Always Fun and educational

Lisa is great with the kids she always gets them engaged and focused in whatever she plans, great ideas, fun and educational and my daughter is excited to go back time and time again.

Laura
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11th Feb

Professional, fun filled lessons

My child absolutely loved going to her classes. They were always fun, thought provoking and varied.

Jemma
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10th Feb

Little one loved it

Little one loved it

Eilis
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6th Feb

So much fun and even brought home a…

So much fun and even brought home a little picture... her first piece of art. X

Laura
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4th Feb

Really nice session

Really nice session, kids enjoyed it and learnt something new. Well presented and very friendly welcoming atmosphere.