Hello from Alison

Hello, I'm Alison and I run the Creation Station franchise for Hereford. I'm a step-mom, a nanny and a super-fun auntie and have spent my life surrounded with children so I know first-hand what it's like to find fun 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 pre-school 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 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 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 our new creative updates. If you have an event, group booking or a particular request please send me an email and I will 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 Alison

Why I decided to run my own Creation Station. 
Quite simply, I realised that life is too short to not enjoy what you do for a living. I've always loved being creative and I enjoy working and being around people. Running The Creation Station Hereford gives me the perfect platform to do both of these things whilst being my own boss and adding in my own creative flair.  

The thought that I can inspire an individual to use their imagination and use arts and crafts to make something they're proud of constantly makes me smile, who wouldn't want a job where that's their main task everyday?  

I absolutely LOVE everything about running the sessions; seeing a beaming baby smile because they're covered in squidgy paint or a little girl making a crown so she can be a princess, having a little boy so excited to run into class to tell me that his grass grew in his fairy garden we made, listening to a lovely lady in a retirement home telling me how a picture of the brooch we made together was published in an Australian magazine, these are the sorts of things I now do every single day and it's fantastic!  

I spent many years doing all the 'right things' to have a successful career in the corporate world, university, professional training and hard toil to get to the top and the higher I got the more unhappy I became being in that world full time; I needed a change and now I'm free to live my life covered in paint and glitter and loving every minute x  

What I did before I ran my own Creation Station. 
I’m also a Qualified Accountant.  I was a Finance Director/Head of Finance.  I know!  The Creation Station is just a slight change in career path isn't it?!  

What I love about running my own Creation Station.  
Meeting people, I love helping and working with people of all ages and arts and crafts is a perfect way to help people relax, chat and enjoy themselves (and it's my guilty pleasure too) 

Something you probably don’t know about me. 
I'm allergic to everything!  I have a lot of allergies including a severe dairy allergy (that means I can't eat chocolate!)  

Things I love doing. 
I have a passion for wildlife holidays and an addiction to African Safaris!  I have been on Safari many times and I even got married in Kenya.  I also love music, going to concerts and musical theatre. 

My favourite joke.  
What do you call a man with a bag of leaves on his head? Russell!   

My favourite food.  
Chinese food, sizzling fillet steak Cantonese style is a firm favourite.  I'm also quite partial to Haribo! 

Free Stuff

Enjoy these fun activity ideas and top tips to help inspire your child.

With love from all of us at Creation Station x

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What People Say

Excellent 10/5

142 reviews on Trustpilot

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16th Mar

Worth every penny

After doing the Christmas event I was excited to do the first Mother’s Day event but unfortunately both my daughter and I became ill, after emailing Alison to let her know we wouldn’t be able to attend she offered to post the items so we could do them at home ? how lovely! Alison is so helpful and is wonderful with babies I highly recommend doing this so much fun for you and little ones with lovely keepsakes we will be back ?

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11th Mar

My daughter loves attending and is full…

My daughter loves attending and is full of the different artist work they learn about and have a go at themselves.

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10th Mar

Creative, fun and well worth the money!

First time I’ve done one of these and Alison was friendly, welcoming and helpful. The quantity and assortment of accessory was incredible meaning the only thing to limit you was your own imagination. But Alison was there with ideas, hint and tips and a very helpful artistic hand when needed. I loved it and have come away with some Fantastic Mementos.

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22nd Feb

My daughter did the wizard/witch…

My daughter did the wizard/witch workshop at the Blue Elephant, she loved the workshop and the things that she made. Great value for money and good quality items, very well organised. Highly recommend.

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19th Feb

Lovely crafting, excellent fun, great makes!

Lovely crafting, really good quality resources, and some great things to come away with that my daughter is still playing with. Highly Highly recommended!

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19th Feb

Three over joyed wizards

Great hours fun and creativity for my two daughters and there friend, they had so much fun and the added bonus me and the baby got piece for 5 mins with a cuppa , great venue , second time to a creative event you've held there and both have exceeded expectation which is Fab when there 10 & 7 and not much for there age group in the local areas .

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18th Feb

Great workshop

Great workshop! Both my children (ages 8 and 6) loved it. The woman running it was great with them and they were so impressed with the spell books and wands. Would definitely book again with a different theme

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18th Feb

Wizard School

My daughter had a great time at the wizard school, thank you very much

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8th Feb

My daughter loves creation station &…

My daughter loves creation station & looks forward to it every week! Thank you Alison ?

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5th Feb

Thank you The Creation Station Hereford…

Thank you The Creation Station Hereford! Your fun filled and creative Crafternoon at Christmas provided a wonderful way to engage with our volunteers and participants of our charity, hvoss, including many with additional support needs What a wonderfully innovative way to say thank you to all at the festive period!"