The Creation Station is a national company with a number of franchises across the country. It was set up in 2002 by Sarah Cressall, a mum of three who loved being creative herself, and who wanted to find a way to offer creative activities for children.
Her aim was to inspire children’s natural creativity at an early age, in a safe and nurturing environment, using art, craft, music and movement, where ‘mess’ wasn’t an issue, and all the planning and clearing up was done by somebody else.
The sessions are designed within the Every Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of the Department of Education’s framework. They take into account The Early Goals for pre-school children to help them practise and develop their skills in preparation for school.
Creation Station activities are designed to meet the needs of babies, toddlers, preschool children, and all children up to the age of 11. In addition to classes, Creation Stations also run creative parties for children.
There are 2 Creation Stations in Bristol. The North Bristol Creation Station is run by Laura Meachin. She provides a range of different creative classes for children including weekly classes for 1-5 year olds at Tyndale Baptist Church in Redland and Kudacan on Dongola Avenue in Bishopston. For more information visit the website http://www.thecreationstation.co.uk/childrens-art-class-and-party-entertainer/bristol-north
The South Bristol Creation Station is run by Sam Barrett. She provides weekly classes for 1-5 year olds at Bristol Central Library and the Sturminster and Stockwood Community Centre in Stockwood. For more information visit the website http://www.thecreationstation.co.uk/childrens-art-class-and-party-entertainer/bristol-south
Sessions at the Creation Station cost between £4.50 and £5.00, with discounts for siblings (and deals for childminders).