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The Creation Station Franchise

Children's arts and craft classes, birthday parties and events. Additional packages for adult crafts are available.

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At a Glance

Established: 2002

UK Presence: Over 105 franchisees

Start Up Cost: £6,000

Min personal contribution: £3,000

BFA Status: Associate

Franchise Info

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The Creation Station is proud to be the UK’s multi-award-winning leading creative activity company, providing creative classes, parties and events for newborns to 99 years.

Established in 2002, we’re privileged to inspire over 20,000 toddlers, children and adults each week through our fab family of 100+ franchise owners. Over 5,000 customers have rated our activities 5-Star and we are ranked #15 in the top 100 UK franchises, plus we have a big focus on using eco-friendly items wherever possible.

“The Creation Station are a force for good, bringing creativity within communities.” - Richard Branson

Join our award-winning and Five-Star rated business

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 'Best Supportive Franchise' and 'Best Overall Franchise' - Top Franchise Awards 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
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Investment level

The three new exciting ‘Licences To Inspire’ include:

  • Family Licence – this includes Tiny Treasures craft keepsakes, Baby Discover, Little Explorer & Family Fun classes.
  • Create Club Licence – this includes After School Clubs, Holiday Clubs, Saturday Clubs, Home Education and School Workshops.
  • Adult Licence – this includes Creative Crafter sessions, Crafternoon Tea for retired groups, Care & Creativity for the elderly and Intergenerational Workshops.

Your investment for a single licence is £5,000 plus VAT and includes £2,000 worth of start-up tools. Two licences is £8,000 plus VAT, and three licences cost £11,000 plus VAT.

On-going training and support

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

  • £2,400 worth of tools and materials including recyclable business cards and flyers etc. Weekly contact and regular one-to-one calls with our dedicated franchise support managers during your first three months
  • 5-day comprehensive training, with hand holding and on-going support
  • State of the art mini website, online booking and reporting systems
  • After your first three months, you receive on-going monthly one to one support calls with business development managers
  • 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 and your local regional group
  • Wholesale account with access to over 13,000 art and craft products on our store
  • Themed session plans and programmes planned for you for a wide range of classes, parties and events. These include new baby keepsakes, baby, preschool and family workshops, school workshops and after school clubs, adult craft events, senior citizen and intergenerational workshops
  • Regional business support training days,
  • Marketing ‘know how’ and online courses on our new iCreate Portal 
  • Training in new initiatives and developments
  • Online resource ‘Treasure Trove’ with business templates, PR templates, plans, Risk assessments and more.
  • Online marketing portal with done for you images and blogs for social sharing
  • Plus you are part of a proactive, friendly and fun team who care about making a difference.

Join our family of 100+ other franchise owners, choose your hours, have fun and create positive differences within your community.

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Case Studies

Case Study
The Creation Station franchisee inspires others to success

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.

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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.

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Creation Station Franchise Owner Paints a Picture of Success With An BFA Award Win

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.

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Creation Station franchisee is finalist in the Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year

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.

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Fifteen Years Of Inspiring Imaginations Celebrated In A Very Unique And Sparkly Way

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 Bristol on 21st and 22nd April, to celebrate 15th years of inspiring imagination at the annual Creation Station national franchise conference.

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