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Hello, I'm Emma Winterbourne and I run the Creation Station franchise for Thame in Oxfordshire and surrouding areas. I'm a parent of two girls 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, 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 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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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: St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Brook Lane, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2AB

    Ages: 5-11 Years
    22 Oct
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    About this class

    this term it is all about me. We will make super selfies, dotty designs and create your own secret superhero and more.

    Starts: Thursday 22nd October

    Time: 15:00 - 16:00

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    Emma Winterbourne

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    Location: Online Session via Zoom, Please Download The Ap, You Will Be Sent A Link To The Meeting, Can Be Viewed On Mobile or Desktop, Children will be able to see the presenter and each other

    Ages: 5-11 Years
    23 Oct
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    About this class

    this term it is all about me. We will make super selfies, dotty designs and create your own secret superhero and more.

    Starts: Friday 23rd October

    Time: 15:45 - 16:45

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    Emma Winterbourne

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    Location: Stone Village Hall, 50 Oxford Road, Stone, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP17 8PB

    Ages: 6-15 Months
    23 Oct
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    About this class

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

    Starts: Friday 23rd October

    Time: 11:15 - 12:00

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    Emma Winterbourne

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    Location: Stone Village Hall, 50 Oxford Road, Stone, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP17 8PB

    Ages: 15 Months-5 Years
    23 Oct
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    About this class

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

    Starts: Friday 23rd October

    Time: 10:00 - 10:45

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    Emma Winterbourne

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    Location: Stone Village Hall, 50 Oxford Road, Stone, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP17 8PB

    Ages: 6-15 Months
    23 Oct
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    About this class

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

    Starts: Friday 23rd October

    Time: 12:45 - 13:30

    Local leader

    Emma Winterbourne

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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. 

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Winner of Little Ankle Biters 'Best Children's activity Club' Feb 2019

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Why I decided to run my own Creation Station. 
Shortly after having my second gorgeous girlie I realised I just couldn't face going back to my stressful and demanding career. I wanted more control over my time and to spend as much time as possible with my little ones. The childcare costs would have been so high it simply wasn't worth the sacrifice of family time. I wanted to do something different whilst still utilising the business skills I had acquired in my career. Plus I guess I have always been fighting the urge to teach (no way I can be the same as my Mum), so working with children in this way was really appealing. Since beginning my own Creation Station business I have re-discovered my inner child and unlocked my creativity. Each day is exhilarating and rewarding - I just love what I do! There are so many possibilities and opportunities with this business. The future is exciting and I can't wait to grow and reach more children than ever! 

What I did before I ran my own Creation Station. 
Retail Manger for a large nationwide company. 

What I love about running my own Creation Station. 
Getting really silly with the kids! They treat me like a child rather than a grown up and tell me all sorts of things. I love to watch them develop and see them rush to me to show off their wonderful art. 

Something you probably don’t know about me. 
I am a huge HUGE Harry Potter fan! 

Things I love doing. 
Crafting (obviously), books and singing loudly but badly. 

My favourite joke.  
Why are pirates called pirates?  Because the arrrrr! 

My favourite food.  
Cheese.

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Excellent 9.8/5

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Kathryn
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19th Oct

Really enjoyed the classes

Really enjoyed the classes, my 2 year old was losing interest at times so I think he needs something a bit more fast paced personally. I think these classes would be best suited to 3year+ or for children that are happy sitting down :)

Rebecca
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14th Oct

This is a great class and COVID secure

This is a great class for my little one. The sort of mess you wouldn’t want to make at home but glad they can experience! Emma has gone to every effort to make it COVID secure without spoiling it. Feels very safe in these classes.

Mags
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1st Oct

My daughter loves Emma's Creation…

My daughter loves Emma's Creation Station sessions. She always comes out happy and having created something fantastic.

Naomi
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8th Sep

Really enjoyed the special lockdown…

Really enjoyed the special lockdown group, all covid safe and i felt very relaxed. Wonderful activities and loved making my keepsake box

Amelia
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10th Aug

So much fun with Emma!

My 3 year old daughter is having a great time on Emma’s “shapes” course via Zoom! Emma is great at interacting with the children, and always looks at what they’ve made and makes encouraging comments on what they are doing, which my daughter really loves. Emma’s course is great fun with songs and plenty of ideas to expand imaginations!!

Emma
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7th Aug

Fantastic classes!

Emma is so fantastic! The sessions are the highlight of my daughter’s week. She has produced some beautiful work, and is really proud of what she creates. Emma fosters a supportive, encouraging and fun environment for the children to worK in. I would thoroughly recommend her classes!

Christina
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7th Aug

Great virtual art classes

Great virtual art classes during lockdown- my daughter looks forward to them every week! Great materials supplied through the post and opportunities to learn about shapes, numbers etc.!

Jane
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8th Jul

Emma provided a lovely session under…

Emma provided a lovely session under trying circumstances (Zoom). Good fun and lovely to meet new people, if only remotely. Would highly recommend it to people who need to unwind. Thank you so much Emma. Great fun.

Rebecca
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14th May

Fantastically fun online sessions

Fantastically fun, creative and well organised online crafting sessions. Emma is such an engaging and encouraging leader. My son is loving all the tasks and the creatures and ideas he’s come up with he is then often using in his literacy and home schooling tasks.

Charly
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11th May

We love the creation station!

We love the creation station! Great fun to do and lovely keepsakes to keep.