Creation Station

Creation Station

Expanding Member
– Joined 2016

The multi-award-winning Creation Station franchise inspires imaginations and nurtures potential through fun and educational art and craft experiences.

We have been privileged to help inspire over one and a half million children, families and adults. When you join our family you have exclusive access to provide our eleven all year round income streams. These include fun and educational pre-school classes, after school clubs, parties, new-born craft keepsakes, adult craft events and family event entertainment.

Established in 2002, our customers and franchise partners have rated us 5-Star.

  • We are THE most recommended art and craft activity business in the UK
  • Franchise partners rated us 5-Star in a satisfaction survey
  • We are ranked number 38 in the top 100 Elite franchises

Our recognition in the entertainment, education and franchising sectors  includes:

Winner  of the most supportive

  • Top three out of 5,000 companies in Richard Branson’s Impact Award
  • Winner Excellence and Innovation – Children’s Education Services
  • Winner Best Franchise Children’s Services – Best Franchise Awards
  • Winner Best Website – Franchise Marketing Awards
  • Winner Best Franchisee Marketing Support
  • Winner Sylvia Anderson Award for Creativity
  • Winner Best Creative Play Award
  • Winner ‘Crème de la Crème’ Business Award


“The Creation Station’s creative activities are a force for good in the community” Richard Branson

We know that by supporting our fabulous franchise partners we can create a greater  positive impact  through the power of creativity.

The Creation Station was established in 2002 by mum-of-three and multi-award-winning entrepreneur Sarah Cressall. Sarah wanted to give children the opportunity to explore, discover and develop their own skills, ideas and confidence to give them a solid foundation for their life’s journey. Due to the increasing squeeze on creativity in education, and the growth of adult crafting, The Creation station has seen a phenomenal increase in demand for classes, parties, events and adult crafts.

Franchise Tailored To Suit Your Level Of Ambition

We have a family of 70 franchise partners across the UK who are achieving the flexibility, fulfilment and financial rewards they want.

Some of our franchise partners are parents who want more flexibility; and control  over their working hours, doing something rewarding and benefiting from their own hard work.

Some of our franchise partners have an existing business within the leisure or entertainment sector and want to complement their existing range of activities.


Comprehensive training includes five days at Creative Hub HQ in Devon, and covers the operational, business and marketing aspects of running your own successful franchise. This is followed with one-to-one calls and a three-month period of hand-holding with our dedicated franchise support manager, Fran Long.

All further training is free and includes business booster days and success summits. Ongoing support includes one-to-one calls with business development managers plus weekly, themed conference calls.

How you will be supported

From your very first steps with The Creation Station team, you will receive tailored training and support to give you the knowledge, confidence and skills to run your own successful Creation Station franchise.

This includes:

  • Your own bespoke exclusive territory
  • Comprehensive initial training and support
  • Your own dedicated business buddy
  • Regular 8-week one-to-one business mentoring calls
  • Fortnightly masterclass training
  • Exclusive membership to our discounted shop with 10,000+ craft supplies
  • Operations and Marketing support
  • £2000 start-up kit included in your investment
  • Your own state of the art booking and business management system
  • Detailed Treasure Trove with all your tried and tested session plans, marketing assets, business templates and more.

100% of Franchise partners have rated the initial training, local and head office  support as 5-star.

What will I do as a Franchisee

Some mornings you will be involved in running hands-on art & craft classes for children, often working in partnership with local community organisations. Afternoons you will be involved in running after-school clubs or managing your team to deliver these.

You will spend some of your time marketing, networking and quoting for events and parties. As your business grows, you have the option to take on staff to scale your business. Or if you already have a team we will include your team in our state of the art training programme.  You will be part of team who are incredibly supportive so there is help at hand when you need it.

Key Information

Start-Up Cost:


Franchise Type:

Home based

Sector Type:

Childcare – Activities & Education

Investment Type:

Start-up Franchise


B2B & B2C

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