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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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Classes in Haywards Heath, West Sussex

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: 6-15 Months
    5 Sep
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    About this class

    This term enjoy a journey of discovery to explore ‘My Wonderful World’ with your baby.

    Starts: Thursday 5th September

    Time: 11:00 - 11:30

    Local leader

    Melanie Jeffries

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

    Ages: 15 Months-5 Years
    5 Sep
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    About this class

    This term we are going on a journey of discovery to explore ‘My Wonderful World’

    Starts: Thursday 5th September

    Time: 09:45 - 10:15

    Local leader

    Melanie Jeffries

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    Location: Warden Park Primary Academy, New England Rd,, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3JR

    Ages: 5-11 Years
    10 Sep

    About this class

    These are fun, educational art and craft clubs where you can drop your child off and they can enjoy a wealth of fun hands on creative activities to inspire their imagination and nurture their creativity and potential.

    Starts: Tuesday 10th September

    Time: 15:00 - 16:00

    Local leader

    Melanie Jeffries

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    Location: St Augustines School, Vicarage Lane, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex, England, RH17 7PB

    Ages: 5-11 Years
    11 Sep

    About this class

    These are fun, educational art and craft clubs where you can drop your child off and they can enjoy a wealth of fun hands on creative activities to inspire their imagination and nurture their creativity and potential.

    Starts: Wednesday 11th September

    Time: 15:00 - 16:00

    Local leader

    Melanie Jeffries

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

    Ages: 6-15 Months
    12 Sep
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    About this class

    This term enjoy a journey of discovery to explore ‘My Wonderful World’ with your baby.

    Starts: Thursday 12th September

    Time: 11:00 - 11:45

    Local leader

    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

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24th Jun

Totally brilliant arty party

Totally brilliant arty party for my 5 year old son. Mel had the kids thoroughly engrossed in decorating their party bags, painting and decorating a treasure chest, and making a clay model. So much fun. So calm!!! And so little effort on my part. Highly recommend

Row
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14th Jun

Amber loves coming the classes

Amber loves coming the classes. I also enjoy learning new creative ideas that I can take home to enjoy with her. She lives the freedom of being able to explore and get as dirty as she wants without any stress that the house will get covered in paint. Mel's a great teacher and very relaxed with the kids.would highly recommend.

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29th May

Fantastic - went above and beyond my expectations

I'm not a fan of noisy, overstimulating birthday parties, and my kids absolutely love arts & crafts, hence why I was drawn to The Creation Station in the first place. From the start I felt in safe hands with Mel - she has a very calm approach and clearly has organising these parties this down to a T. Mel was extremely well-prepared and delivered an absolutely brilliant party - the kids loved their activities, and several parents commented on how great it was to see how engaged their kids were. Furthermore, Mel took care of lots of additional little details, like having some music that my son is fond of - small things like that really make a difference, and I would recommend her without hesitation.

Liza
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20th May

Such a great club

Such a great club, my son adores it and my daughter can’t wait to join too next year. The creations are thoughtful and often inspiring within great topics. Thanks Mel x

Sonia
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22nd Apr

Have been to a few of these events and…

Have been to a few of these events and have loved them as much as my four year old has. Well organised, great lady who runs them.

Pete
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19th Apr

Great fun for the family

We had a great day today. Our daughters had a lot of fun. Lots of activities, very friendly and like minded people. We left feeling like it was a fantastic morning and our girls were shattered and happy.

Gemma
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19th Apr

Fantastic family crafting fun

A great Easter crafting activity morning. Mel is amazing and always puts on great craft workshops, fun for all the family.

Johanna
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19th Apr

Really well organised Easter event with…

Really well organised Easter event with plenty to do for various ages of children. Thank you Mel for a great activity session. I hope you raised lots of money for the chosen charities.

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.