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Hello, I'm Melanie and I run the Creation Station franchise for Mid Sussex. I'm a parent to three daughters and a son, so I know first hand what its 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'm 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 classes to give you a bit of time away from the kids. You can find out more about all our children's art and craft classes, rainy day activities and everything else going on in and around my area by clicking on the arts 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 on line for 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 please send me an email and I will respond within 2 working days.

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Our classes help to build essential and desirable life skills and the best bit - children love arts and craft! Please find below your local classes in your area.

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    Location: Woodside, Bolnore, Middle Village, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England, RH16 4GJ

    Ages: 15 Months-5 Years
    21 Mar

    About this class

    Our award winning ‘Little Explorers’ art classes for babies, toddlers and preschool children provide the perfect solution for all your child's creativity needs, with no stress or mess for you!

    Starts: Thursday 21st March

    Time: 10:00 - 10:50

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    Melanie Jeffries

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    Location: Woodside, Bolnore, Middle Village, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England, RH16 4GJ

    Ages: 6-15 Months
    21 Mar

    About this class

    Baby discovery is a unique baby learning & development experience with inspiring creative play & treasured artworks.

    Starts: Thursday 21st March

    Time: 11:15 - 12:00

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    Melanie Jeffries

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    Location: Sussex Mother, Garden Sage, London Road, Hassocks, East Sussex, BN6 9NB

    Ages: 15 Months-5 Years
    22 Mar

    About this class

    Our award winning ‘Little Explorers’ art classes for babies, toddlers and preschool children provide the perfect solution for all your child's creativity needs, with no stress or mess for you!

    Starts: Friday 22nd March

    Time: 10:00 - 10:50

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    Melanie Jeffries

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    Location: Sussex Mother, Garden Sage, London Road, Hassocks, East Sussex, BN6 9NB

    Ages: 6-15 Months
    22 Mar

    About this class

    Baby discovery is a unique baby learning & development experience with inspiring creative play & treasured artworks.

    Starts: Friday 22nd March

    Time: 11:00 - 11:45

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    Melanie Jeffries

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    Location: Ashen Ground Community Centre, Southdown Close, Haywards Heaath, West Sussex, England, RH16 4JR

    Ages: 15 Months-5 Years
    25 Mar

    About this class

    Our award winning ‘Little Explorers’ art classes for babies, toddlers and preschool children provide the perfect solution for all your child's creativity needs, with no stress or mess for you!

    Starts: Monday 25th March

    Time: 09:35 - 10:20

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    Melanie Jeffries

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Are you looking for a fun and creative birthday party, activities at your event or a creative after school club?  Our award winning 5 Star rated fun activities are designed to inspire, delight and engage. Please do get in touch and we’ll be happy to help   

Arty Party Entertainment

  • Inspire your child with a fun-filled arty birthday party. Tailored to suit your child and your budget and in a location of your choice. Party invites and party bags are included.
  • Places get booked up many months in advance, so, contact me to check availability for your son or daughter.
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Family Crafty Events

Enjoy fun craft events with your whole family. Lots of hands-on fun designed to inspire girls and boys from age two to eleven years.

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Local Event Entertainment

If you are looking for fun and engaging activities for your group, organisations or business, you've come to the right place. We can provide fun activities to help inspire. Please get in touch with details of what you are looking for and I'll get back.

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Create Club in Your School

Would you like your pupils to benefit from a Create Club in your school? If so, please contact me to arrange a 20 minute meeting.

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About Melanie


Why I decided to run my own Creation Station. 
For some time I had been hankering after an opportunity to start my own business. To do something I love, that fuelled my creative nature, involved sharing my passion for colour and inspiring others to develop confidence and skills through art and crafts. As a mum I was also looking for something that would enable me to be home more, that I could involve my own children in, that I felt made a difference and was an ethical positive work model to be involved in.  I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled upon The Creation Station franchise and the more I looked into the franchise the more I felt it was the right business path for me.   After attending a discovery day I knew this is what I had be seeking to fulfil many of my personal goals, from being my own boss, becoming employer, to sharing a love for all things creative and the excuse to buy lots more craft materials! 

What I did before I ran my own Creation Station. 
I worked as a senior support officer for adults with multiple disabilities. 

What I love about running my own Creation Station.   
I love that I'm sharing my passion for exploring colour and all things shiny. It's rewarding seeing happy smiling faces of children and adults alike when they are in the thick of making and creating. The creation station has give freedom to choose how my business develops and a sense of achievement from running my Franchise. 

Something you probably don’t know about me. 
I'm a qualified children's gym instructor. 

Things I love doing. 
Making & creating, up-cycling/repurposing furniture, walking, reading, singing (badly), raising my family, diy, cooking and eating.  

My favourite joke.  
Knock Knock,  who's there?  You.  You who.  

My favourite food.  
My Mums roast dinner.
 

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What People Say

Excellent 9.8/10

45 reviews on Trustpilot

Anna
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13th Mar

Mel is truly fantastic

Mel is truly fantastic, and makes everyone feel excited and involved. It's so lovely to learn and make and pick up fantastic simple crafty ideas, without the mess at home! Highly recommended.

Anna
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12th Mar

Great fun creating our masterpieces!!

My daughter and I really enjoyed making a canvas and a hanging heart today. We used paints, footprints, lettering and gemstone to create our masterpieces. They turned out really well. Which with a 16 month old, I was impressed!! The venue was perfect and we could use the soft play whilst paint dried etc. Giving us lots of natural breaks. I’d definitely do a workshop again.

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26th Feb

Creation Station Slime Party for 5 year olds

My daughter's Creation Station Slime Party was excellent. Our host, Melanie, provided everything for the activities and pitched it just right for the age and abilities of the children, recognising when they needed a couple of minutes to play a game and burn off a bit of excitement and then settling them back down again for the activities. The children were really engaged, the parents loved it and the children got to take their tub of slime home in their party bags. As they were leaving, several children told me, very enthusiastically, that it had been the "BEST PARTY EVER" and from a parent's point of view, I'd have to agree!

Nicola
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22nd Feb

Brilliant Mother’s Day session

Attended a Mother’s Day session with Mel with my 8 year old son and 3 year old daughter. A thoughtfully chosen venue offered opportunities for them to run about in between getting creative with fabulous crafting endeavours. Each decorated a heart shaped hanging decoration and a fabric shopping bag. As usual, Mel had seemingly endless supplies of paint, pens, stickers, sticky gems, stencils and anything else they might want to use. Mel is friendly, approachable and really takes time to connect with each child and what they are doing. My daughter and I attended weekly sessions before she started preschool and we always had so much fun.

Claire
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22nd Feb

Mother’s Day session

A great time, really good value, my daughters 1st time and she loved it

Row
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7th Feb

My daughter and i really enjoyed our…

My daughter and i really enjoyed our first class. I do crafts at home however other distractions can interfere so I thought it would be nice to try and get her focus which it did! I can also learn new creative ideas to bring home. I definetly will be returning. The location of the venue was quite difficult to find but ample parking. My only feedback would be having a room upstairs could be a difficult hazard for some kids getting up or down the stairs.

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5th Feb

Excellent activities and superb…

Excellent activities and superb organision - the children were engrossed from start to finish! Thank you!

Jessica
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28th Jan

Mel is fantastic

Mel is fantastic! Fun, engaging ideas for the children. My daughter absolutely loves these classes.

Anna
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2nd Dec

Lovely

Lovely, friendly classes brilliantly tailored for the children, and fun for mum too!

Trudie
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23rd Nov

It was a fun day and the host always…

It was a fun day and the host was always on hand if we needed any help with the things we were making