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The Creation Station - Kids Franchise

Achieve freedom & flexibility running your own award winning and rewarding children art & crafts activity business.

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The UK’s leading and award-winning arts and crafts experience company, The Creation Station provides a rewarding, fun and flexible franchise opportunity for those who want to make a positive difference to others.

If you are looking for a change in your life and achieve your goals of flexibility and control whilst having a career you love then this could be just what you have been looking for!

Gain the freedom and flexibility you want by running your own fun and rewarding business, with the security that comes from being part of the UK’s leading creative activity family – The Creation Station.

Do you want to run your own flexible and fun business that gives you the freedom to be in control of your time? Would you love to make a difference to children and families in your community?

If you answered ‘yes’ find out about joining our family of over 130 other franchise owners who are achieving personal and financial success and helping to inspire the nation’s imagination.

Help To Inspire The Nation’s Imagination

Since 2002 over 650,0000 children, families and adults have been inspired with award winning art & craft classes, clubs, parties and events. The creative experiences have been rated 5 -Star on Trustpilot. With the squeeze on creativity in schools and the growth in adult crafting there is increased demand for fun and educational creative activities. The potential is huge, and you are supported to run your business at a rate and pace that fits with your own life commitments.

Why Choose The Creation Station Franchise

Running your own Creation Station franchise enables you to be in control of your own career and working week because you choose your hours, plan your holidays and your mix of award-winning and fun creative experiences. In a recent independent franchisee satisfaction survey, Creation Station franchise owners rated their Creation Station franchise ‘5 star’

Your comprehensive franchise package gives you exclusive territory rights and provides everything you need to run your own successful Creation Station Franchise in your own area. This includes;

  • Comprehensive training to give you the knowledge confidence, and the skills you need.
  • Three months hand-holding to help get you started,
  • On-going support and training from the Creative Hub head office team and specialist franchise owner Business Development Managers, to help you grow at a rate that suits you.
  • Your own micro website with online booking and business management system. This makes it easier for your customers and saves you time.
  • Access to Treasure Trove, which is packed with resources. This includes your sessions plans, business templates, professional promotional videos, presentations, top tips for marketing and much more.
  • Comprehensive start-up kit, with £3,000 worth of art & crafts products included plus you receive 4000 personalised leaflets, business cards and gorgeous marketing materials.
  • Full access to The Creation Station dedicated support centre and wholesale online shop with over 13,000 discounted art and crafts products.

Join an award-winning professional and fun business

As members of the British Franchise Association you can rest assured that when you join The Creation Station family you are joining a company that has a proven track record and is professional and ethical.

The Creation Station has gain a lot of recognition for the work they do. Here are some of their recent accolades:

  • Winner Best Website – Franchise Marketing Awards 2017
  • Winner Excellence and Innovation - Childrens Education Services 2017
  • Best Franchise Owner Micro Busines – Britsh Franchise Association 2017
  • Top Three in Richard Branson’s Impact Award 2016 - Out of 5000 coampanies
  • Winner Best Creative Play Award 2015
  • Finalist Festival Supplier Awards 2015
  • Winner Best Woman Franchisor UK 2011 - EWIF Awards
  • Winner Best Franchisee Marketing Support 2012
  • Winner ‘Crème de la Crème’ Business Award 2011
  • Winner 'Best Interactive Business' Award - Mumprenuer 2011

“I have the best career in the world whilst providing a loving and secure family life for those most important to me. Running my own Creation Station franchise fills me with confidence, excitement, ambition and satisfaction”

Ruth Morris, owner of The Creation Station Aberdeen and winner of the Best Micro Franchise Award in the national British Franchise Awards.

Investment Level

We understand that everyone is different, so you can choose the size of your exclusive area and also choose the range of services you offer to suit your own needs and aspirations.

The size of the exclusive areas start with a micro franchise, where you can provide award winning children’s creative classes, parties and events. If you are ambitious you may want to have a larger exclusive area and run the out of school ‘Create Club’ services as well. It really is up to you.

Investment starts at £7,999 plus vat and includes £2,500 worth of tools and materials. Up to 70% of your investment may be funded by our partner banks, who have fully endorsed our business model.

Do You Have What It Takes?

Creation Station Franchise owners come from a wide range of backgrounds and industries, from corporate to educational, from commercial to stay at home parents. To help identify if you have what it takes to run your own successful Franchise ask yourself if these characteristics fit you:

  • I am ambitious, fit and healthy.
  • I have determination and drive.
  • I want the freedom to control my future and to make a difference to others.
  • I want to be financially rewarded for my efforts.

If the answers to these questions are “YES” and you would love to run your own successful business making a difference to others, then request your free information pack now. It could be just what you are looking for.

 

Testimonials
What is it like to run your own Creation Station franchise?
What is it like to run your own Creation Station franchise?
11 January 2016
We sat down with Erin Blake our Exeter and Mid Devon franchise owner to ask her what it is really like to run her own creative business. Find out the difference Erin’s life changing decision has made to her and her family.  Erin inspires imaginations in Exeter and Mid DevonName: Erin BlakeLocation...
Thinking about changing your career for something more rewarding and flexible?
Thinking about changing your career for something more rewarding and flexible?
11 January 2016
Meet our fantastic team of franchise owners who took control of their careers. Find out how mum of two, Cathy Huston, changed career and now runs her own fun children’s art & crafts franchise, The Creation Station in Preston.Cathy, Why did you start looking to run your own business? “Five years ...
Clare Darnely Inspires imaginations in  Halesowen
Clare Darnely Inspires imaginations in Halesowen
I've been running my franchise for a year and I love running my own business and being in charge of my own future. It has enabled me to enjoy more time with my family than I would otherwise have had and allowed me to see my baby grow into a little boy.I love knowing that there are so many revenue st...
Kirsty Hickson – inspire imaginations in Yorkshire
Kirsty Hickson – inspire imaginations in Yorkshire
I have been running my Creation Station franchise since March 2013 and I can honestly say they have been the most fun filled happy months in employment I have ever had. The Creation Station team from Head Office to fellow franchises are so warm and friendly and offer a huge amount of experience and ...
Nicole Norman Inspires Imaginations In Stevenage
Nicole Norman Inspires Imaginations In Stevenage
I have been running my Creation Station franchise since March 2013 and I can honestly say they have been the most fun filled happy months in employment I have ever had. The Creation Station team from Head Office to fellow franchises are so warm and friendly and offer a huge amount of experience and ...
Tracy Hull
Tracy Hull
“I have tackled this new adventure with gusto, positive attitude and determination!  I am a single Mum to three gorgeous children and I wanted to set them an example of achieving your goals and dreams through perseverance, resilience, kindness, professionalism and hard work” Our franchise owner in...
Ruth Morris
Ruth Morris
“I have the best career in the world whilst providing a loving and secure family life for those most important to me.” “Running my own Creation Station franchise fills me with confidence, excitement, ambition and satisfaction” Ruth Morris, owner of The Creation Station Aberdeen and winner of the...
Shobhana Sankar
Shobhana Sankar
“After having my daughter my priorities changed. I wanted to be there for my daughter and my family. Running my own franchise with a brand that shared my family values and personal values was the obvious choice for me.” Shobhana Sankar, mum to Bhruhati, inspires imaginations with The Creation Stat...
News
The Creation Station and Play-Doh bring creativity back to the classroom
The Creation Station and Play-Doh bring creativity back to the classroom
01 May 2018
The Creation Station, the nationwide creative arts and crafts activity provider, has teamed up with Play-Doh, the iconic family brand from Hasbro, to deliver free educational workshops for schools across the UK. With mounting pressure on teachers and support staff, there has never been more of a n...
The Creation Station joins Peter Andre and a host of famous names to support the first UK-wide Children’s Activities Week April 30 – May 4 2018.
The Creation Station joins Peter Andre and a host of famous names to support the first UK-wide Children’s Activities Week April 30 – May 4 2018.
25 April 2018
As co-founders of the Children’s Activities Association, The Creation Station is helping children get involved[CP1] in a range of fun and educational activities across the UK during Children’s Activities Week. This is an exciting NEW national event celebrating the hundreds of thousands of activiti...
The Creation Station ‘Unleash The Wonder Within’ and celebrate Franchise owner successes at the 16th years inspiring imaginations conference.
The Creation Station ‘Unleash The Wonder Within’ and celebrate Franchise owner successes at the 16th years inspiring imaginations conference.
21 February 2018
The Creation Station celebrated 16 years of inspiring imaginations the theme was 'Unleash the wonder within' and the colourful and inspiring event took place at Cadbury's House, Double Tree Hilton, Bristol on the 9th February. Franchise owners travelled from across the UK to share new initiatives ...
The Creation Station launches £2,000 grant to support those wanting to start their own arts and crafts franchise
The Creation Station launches £2,000 grant to support those wanting to start their own arts and crafts franchise
03 January 2018
Due to increased demand for creative activities for children and adults, The Creation Station is offering a grant of up to £2,000 to help people start up their own successful, flexible and rewarding Creation Station franchise. The grant is being offered to support proactive and friendly people to ...
The Creation Station Franchise Scoops Best Franchise Award In the Children’s Sector Category
The Creation Station Franchise Scoops Best Franchise Award In the Children’s Sector Category
05 December 2017
smith+henderson have today named the winners of the 2017 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank. The announcement was made following their annual Best Franchise Conference. The Best Franchise Awards are unique because they are based on the satisfaction of current franchisees. Franchisees ...
The Creation Station scoops Best Website Award at the national Franchise marketing awards 2017
The Creation Station scoops Best Website Award at the national Franchise marketing awards 2017
06 November 2017
The UK’s leading arts and crafts activity company The Creation Station scoops Best Website Award at the national Franchise marketing awards 2017 against some of the heaviest hitters in the industry. The new website tackles some of the toughest technical challenges faced with franchising today incl...
The Creation Station appeals for votes in its bid to win a OneFamily Community  Award to support those affected by dementia
The Creation Station appeals for votes in its bid to win a OneFamily Community Award to support those affected by dementia
24 August 2017
The Creation Station is asking for public votes to help it win a OneFamily Community Award of £25,000 for its ‘Impact 100’ campaign. The idea is to develop and deliver one hundred free arts and crafts creative workshops across the UK, for those who are affected by dementia. There are 850,000 peopl...
Creation Station Franchise Owner Pain a Picture of Success With An BFA Award Win
Creation Station Franchise Owner Pain a Picture of Success With An BFA Award Win
04 July 2017
Based in Aberdeen, The Creation Station franchise owner, Ruth Morris, has been named Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year at the British Franchise Association (bfa) HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards 2017. Ruth won due to her enterprising nature and determination to succeed - making her stand out ...
Creative Business Entrepreneur Helps Inspire Over 325,000 Children And Families
Creative Business Entrepreneur Helps Inspire Over 325,000 Children And Families
21 June 2017
Even though the UK’s creative industries contribute almost £90bn net to GDP; and account for one in 11 jobs, there is very little focus on nurturing creativity within childhood. One company, The Creation Station Ltd, founded by multi-award winning entrepreneur Sarah Cressall is turning this on its...
Creation Station franchisee is finalist in the Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year
Creation Station franchisee is finalist in the Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year
15 May 2017
Mum to two and businesswoman, Ruth Morris, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year category at the British Franchise Association (bfa) HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards 2017. Ruth set up her Aberdeen North and Shire Creation Station franchise is 2013. She wa...
Fifteen Years Of Inspiring Imaginations Celebrated In A Very Unique And Sparkly Way
Fifteen Years Of Inspiring Imaginations Celebrated In A Very Unique And Sparkly Way
02 May 2017
Winners of The Best Creation Station Franchise Awards Announced at the 15th Annual Inspiring Imaginations Conference along with Debra Searle MBE Key note speaker and #GlitterChallenge launched The Creation Station team and franchise owners from across the UK gathered at Cadbury House Hotel in Bristo...
The educational creative activity business, Creation Station is shortlisted for British Franchise Association HSBC Brand Innovation Award
The educational creative activity business, Creation Station is shortlisted for British Franchise Association HSBC Brand Innovation Award
31 March 2017
Established In Exmouth in 2002 and with national headquarters in Woodbury, Devon, The Creation Station has been shortlisted in the Brand Innovation category for the British Franchise Association (bfa) HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards. Sarah Cressall founded Creation Station in 2002 in Exmouth, s...
New Adult Craft Experiences Launch Across The UK
New Adult Craft Experiences Launch Across The UK
21 February 2017
In response to the growing popularity in adult crafting and creative experiences, The Creation Station, the UK’s leading arts and crafts activity company, launch their new adult Creative Crafter events across the UK. These new and innovative events have been developed by The Creation Station to me...
Excellence in Children's Education Services award is scooped by The Creation Station
Excellence in Children's Education Services award is scooped by The Creation Station
09 January 2017
Over the past year over 100,000 business professionals and the general public nominated companies & individuals based on their recent achievements. The Creation Station was nominated in the Corporate Livewire Innovation Award for their excellence in Children's education Services. Sarah Cressall f...
Creation Station Gains Gold Standard for Compliance with the Children's Activity Association
Creation Station Gains Gold Standard for Compliance with the Children's Activity Association
18 November 2016
Ensuring high standards in safety, quality, delivery, and programme development is fundamental to The Creation Station Ltd. Its commitment to ensuring high standards are maintained, has gained it the prestigious Gold accreditation standard in the Children's Activity Association. As the leading chi...
Fifteen mums launch their own children’s arts and crafts Creation Station franchise in August 2016
Fifteen mums launch their own children’s arts and crafts Creation Station franchise in August 2016
17 August 2016
With the growing demand for more creativity in childhood, fifteen mums have chosen to change their careers and run their own arts and crafts Creation Station franchise.Now 104 women and men are running their own Creation Station franchise with their own exclusive territory across the UK. The franchi...
Children’s Creative  Activity Business Beats 5000 others and to Reach National VOOM Final
Children’s Creative Activity Business Beats 5000 others and to Reach National VOOM Final
16 June 2016
The Creation Station has beaten 5000 other businesses to make it through to VOOM 2016. The 10 Impact award semi-finalists made their pitches to a panel of expert judges, and today it can be officially announced The Creation Station with the Head Office in Devon has made it through to the final three...
The Creation Station Reaches Top Ten In The Richards Branson’s Impact Award
The Creation Station Reaches Top Ten In The Richards Branson’s Impact Award
08 June 2016
On 8th June The Creation Station, Devon will be one of ten semi finalists pitching their business idea in this year’s Virgin Media Business, VOOM competition with the hope of securing a visit to Sir Richard Branson’s paradise home, Necker Island.The Creation Station  with over 85 franchise owners ha...
The Creation Station Reaches The Number 1 Spot On #VOOM 2016   To ‘Bring Creativity Back Into Childhood’
The Creation Station Reaches The Number 1 Spot On #VOOM 2016 To ‘Bring Creativity Back Into Childhood’
22 April 2016
The UK’s leading children’s creativity activity company has entered the Pitch To Richard Branson competition called #VOOM 2016, under the growth category, to help bring creativity back into childhood. In just four days The Creation Station has reached the number one position through public votes. ...
The Creation Station Launches New Born Creative Keepsake Classes
The Creation Station Launches New Born Creative Keepsake Classes
14 April 2016
The UKs leading children’s arts and crafts activity company launches a new craft service for parents who want to create a range of keepsakes with the baby’s hand and footprints.  The classes are called Tiny Treasures and are the brain child of Emma Theunissen who runs her own Creation Station franch...
Over 250,000 Children Have Been Inspired By An Amazing Team Of 97 Creation Station Franchise Owners And The 'Creative Hub' Head Office Team.
Over 250,000 Children Have Been Inspired By An Amazing Team Of 97 Creation Station Franchise Owners And The 'Creative Hub' Head Office Team.
06 April 2016
“I started The Creation Station back in 2002 because it seemed that creativity was being squeezed out of every part of childhood. From results driven education, to time poor parents, there wasn’t the opportunity for children to explore, discover and develop through creative activities.I believed tha...
Creation Station is short listed as ‘Best National Pre-Schooler Development Activity’  as voted for by parents.
Creation Station is short listed as ‘Best National Pre-Schooler Development Activity’ as voted for by parents.
15 March 2016
The UK’s leading children’s art and crafts activity franchise, The Creation Station, has been short-listed for ‘Best National Pre-Schooler Development Activity’. The awards, run by ‘What’s On 4 Little Ones’, are open to the very best activities, classes, days out and party providers for young fami...
Be Inspired And Unlock Your Creative Flair At The National Franchise Exhibition.
Be Inspired And Unlock Your Creative Flair At The National Franchise Exhibition.
18 February 2016
The growth in franchising in the UK has increased by 46% over the past 10 years according to the BFA / Natwest survey.Like many others, if you are looking to take control of your working life and want to find out more what a franchise is and how it could work for you, come along to the National Fran...
Unleash your children’s creative side with Hotel Transylvania 2 themed Creation Station classes and nationwide ‘Design a Monster’ competition
Unleash your children’s creative side with Hotel Transylvania 2 themed Creation Station classes and nationwide ‘Design a Monster’ competition
15 February 2016
The Creation Station are delighted to have teamed up with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to run a creative workshops across the UK.Parents are being asked to help their children create a monster inspired by Hotel Transylvania 2 during half-term and post to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram...
The Creation Station Is Shortlisted For The Best Festival Support Award Posted on December 15, 2015 by yourcreationstation Standard
The Creation Station Is Shortlisted For The Best Festival Support Award Posted on December 15, 2015 by yourcreationstation Standard
15 December 2015
With the festival sector diversifying rapidly in the last few years,  the ‘Best Festival Supplier’ awards have been developed to provide a platform to celebrate the ‘behind-the-scenes’ teams that are the lifeblood of all  successful festivals. The Creation Station, the UK’s leading art and crafts ...
FAB wins Highly Commended Award
FAB wins Highly Commended Award
02 December 2015
Your child can explore their creativity with a Fun Arty Box. At a time when creativity is being squeezed out of the education system, there has never been a more important time to focus on creative play to support our children’s positive development. The Creation Station, the UK’s leading childr...
IT’S often said that mums rule the world, but it’s harder than it looks to run a business and cope with kids.
IT’S often said that mums rule the world, but it’s harder than it looks to run a business and cope with kids.
06 August 2014
One working mum who has already made the list is Penny Gilbert from Didcot, who runs children’s play business The Creation Station, and has two daughters – Lilia, six, and Vesper, two. She said: “My boss, the franchise owner Sarah Cressall, nominated me. “I just think it’s an amazing boost for p...
Winners of the Best Creation Station Franchise Award Announced at the 11th Annual Inspiring Imaginations Conference.
Winners of the Best Creation Station Franchise Award Announced at the 11th Annual Inspiring Imaginations Conference.
13 February 2013
Franchise owners from across the UK gathered at Exeter University for the 11th Creation Station national franchise conference. The day provided all franchise owners the opportunity to network, learn and discover new developments and product launches from their central support team at Inspiration Hou...
The Creation Station Celebrates 10 Years of Inspiring Children's Imaginations
The Creation Station Celebrates 10 Years of Inspiring Children's Imaginations
10 July 2012
The Creation Station celebrated 10 years of inspiring children’s imaginations at their national conference on 23rd June 2012 at Loughborough University. Since 2002 over 64,000 children, families and organisations have been inspired with the UK’s leading children’s art and craft activity business. Wi...
Case Studies
Reviewing my priorities bought me back to my dream of working with children
Reviewing my priorities bought me back to my dream of working with children
My desire to work with children has brought me full circle, and now I have more control over my family time and working week.Rebecca Dickinson changed the desk job to work with children as a Childminder and as her own children grew, she decided to take her passion for working with children into a ne...
10 Insider Tips That You Need To Know About Running A Franchise!
10 Insider Tips That You Need To Know About Running A Franchise!
It’s hard to believe that it has been a whole year since I was awarded and invested in my ‘Creation Station’ franchise. Even with all the research that I did, I still couldn’t have imagined the journey that I would take over the last twelve months and the amazing changes that I would see in my life ...
What is it like to run your own Creation Station franchise?
What is it like to run your own Creation Station franchise?
We sat down with Erin Blake our Exeter and Mid Devon franchise owner to ask her what it is really like to run her own creative business. Find out the difference Erin’s life changing decision has made to her and her family. Name: Erin BlakeLocation: The Creation Station Exeter & Mid DevonWhy did you ...
Videos
Teacher finds fulfilment running a children’s arts and crafts creative franchise
Teacher finds fulfilment running a children’s arts and crafts creative franchise
Sarah Griffiths shares her story about how much she loved her teaching profession. but found the many changes meant it wasn't the career that she first went into. Sarah now makes a difference to children's lives by running her own Creation Station franchise
Victoria shares how she feels about investing in her own Creation Station franchise.
Victoria shares how she feels about investing in her own Creation Station franchise.
Ever thought about running your own business? Victoria talks about how she feels about the training and support she has received as a franchise owner.learn how to run her own Creation Station franchise
6 Years Running As A Successful Creation Station Franchise Business Owner
6 Years Running As A Successful Creation Station Franchise Business Owner
Watch Lisa talk about what it's like to run her own successful and rewarding Creation Station franchise. The Creation Station is passionate about inspiring imaginations and nurturing potential. As the UK's leading children's art and crafts activity franchise, the team of 100+ franchise owners provi...
Award Winning Children's Franchise
Award Winning Children's Franchise
The Creation Station inspires childrens imaginations across the UK. With an award winning portfolio of Arts & Crafts services our flexible franchise opportunity provides all the training and support to put you in control of your work life balance.
Mary Forrest
Mary Forrest
Mary Forrest Mums to two talks about her decision to invest in her own children activity franchise.
About Creation Station
About Creation Station
Sarah Finan chats about running one of her Little Explorer sessions
Inspire Imagination at your event with The Creation Station.
Inspire Imagination at your event with The Creation Station.
Discover how the UK's leading children's activity business can inspire imaginations at your event. Watch and see some of the activities during the 15 days we ran the kids zone for the Olympics at Hyde Park. We'd love to help you inspire imaginations too
Children's Arty Birthday Parties with The Creation Station
Children's Arty Birthday Parties with The Creation Station
Finding the right birthday party solution for your child and their friends can be tricky. The Creation Station birthday party packages are tailored to your child and budget. The parties are loved by both girls and boys, aged from 2 to 11 years. Each child is inspired to create at least 2 unique mast...
The Creation Station Customer Testimonials
The Creation Station Customer Testimonials
See what the Creation Station customers say about their experience at the art and craft toddler classes.
Baby Discover
Baby Discover
An introduction to our fabulous 'Baby Discover' sessions
Podcast - Ali Webb - Creation Station Franchisee
Podcast - Ali Webb - Creation Station Franchisee
Creation Station franchisee Ali Webb discusses her experiences with FranchiseSales.

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