The Creation Station Franchise

little boy showing his dad a picture he made at the Creation Station

If you would love to change your career, work around your own family commitments and make a difference to others then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for!

The Creation Station are offering proactive and friendly people a grant worth up to £2,000 towards running your own rewarding, fun and educational arts & crafts Creation Station franchise.

About The Creation Station

Established in 2002 in a response to a gap in the market by mum-of-three and multi-award-winning entrepreneur, Sarah Cressall.

With the squeeze on creativity in schools and the growth in adult crafting there is an increased demand for fun and educational creative activities. Together, with our team of 130 franchise owners, we've helped inspire over 650,000 children, families and adults.

Join our award-winning and Five-Star rated family

We are passionate about making a difference through creativity. We are very proud and grateful that our ethos, values and teamwork have gained us the following awards and recognition:

  • Rated 5-Star in an Independent franchise owners satisfaction survey 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • Winner 'The Best Franchise in Children's Services Award' 2017
  • Winner 'The Best Franchise Website' 2017
  • Winner 'Excellence and Innovation in Children's Education Services' 2017
  • Winner 'Best Franchise Owner Micro Business' British Franchise Association 2017
  • Top Three, out of 5000 companies, in Richard Branson's Impact Award 2016
  • Winner 'Best Creative Play' Award 2015
  • Winner 'Best Franchisee Marketing Support' Award 2012
  • Winner 'Creme de la Creme Business Award 2012
  • Winner 'Best Interactive Business' Award 2011
  • Activities are rated 5-Star by customers on Trustpilot
  • Winner 'Most Supportive Franchise and Top Franchise Award – Working Mums 2018
  • Winner Sylvia Anderson Award for Creativity 2017
The Creation Station Franchisee making a picture with a little girl

Training and support
We understand that when our franchise owners are successful the whole company is successful. That’s why we are committed to our on-going training, support and business development programmes. So much so that in an independent ‘Satisfaction Survey’ given to our franchise owners, we gained a 5-Star rating.

Your initial five-day training includes:

  • Operational processes
  • Business matters
  • Marketing systems

This provides you with the knowledge, know-how and confidence to launch your successful business and start at building your positive reputation within your community. But this is just the beginning.

On-going training and support includes:

As your business grows you will need different support at different times and in various areas. Therefore, our support is tailored to your own circumstances and where you are in your business development. This support includes:

  • Weekly contact and regular one-to-one calls with our dedicated franchise support managers during your first three months
  • £3,000 worth of tools and materials
  • On-going monthly one-to-one support calls with business development managers who are running their own successful Creation Station franchise
  • Conference calls with the group you trained with
  • Themed monthly conference calls
  • A dedicated support hotline telephone number and email support
  • Membership to our closed Facebook group
  • Wholesale account with access to over 13,000 art and craft products on our store
  • Themed session plans and programmes planned for you with the required craft products delivered to you at a discounted rate
  • Business booster training days
  • Marketing 'know how' and online courses
  • Training in new initatives and developments
  • Online resource 'Treasure Trove' with business templates, PR templates and simple book keeping systems

Join our family of over 120 other franchise owners, choose your hours, have fun and create positive differences within your community.

Fill in the form below to request an obligation-free franchise prospectus and recieve more details about the £2,000 grant available for new Creation Station franchises!

The Creation Station Franchise inspiration banner

Download franchise prospectus

By filling in the form below you will be able to download a copy of the The Creation Station prospectus.

This will provide you with more detailed information on the franchise opportunity and allow you to contact them direct with any questions you may have.

This is FREE and non-obligatory; we never share or sell your personal information.

Leave this field empty
Contact Details

* Required


Open Days

We run open days throughout the year. Please tick the box to register an interest.

Additional Information

Sign up for FREE newsletter with updates on the latest franchise opportunities and news

GDPR. How We Use Your Data

Click here to see how we use the data submitted by you when you enquire about a Franchise.

Click here to see how we use the data submitted by you when you sign up for our newsletter.

At a Glance


Min total investment:

Min contribution:

Development type:

UK presence:
Over 105 franchisees

International presence:
Looking in Australia, New Zealand, Emirates and Europe

Development type:

Franchisee Case Studies

The Creation Station Franchisee

The Creation Station franchisee inspires others to success

Melanie Dawson

I’ve been riding The Creation Station glitter rollercoaster for nearly 6 years now, but it feels like yesterday that I was full of excitement and nerves as I set off with my Mum for my first Discovery Morning in Devon. Stumbling on The Creation Station was literally the best thing that ever happened to me, and I am so pleased I took the steps to invest in my own franchise, as it’s the best decision I ever made.



The Creation Station appeals for votes in its bid to win a OneFamily Community Award to support those affected by dementia

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.

More news from The Creation Station