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Review of Crafty Monkeys

Crafty Monkeys
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A warm family welcome awaits you at our craft studio where you can have a go no matter what age or ability! No booking necessary during opening hours for all activities apart from the potter's wheels where tuition is included. All other crafts Decopatch, pottery painting and mosaics initial instruction given as required! Prices start at just £6.50. We can fully glaze and fire in our studio or loads of take home on the day options. We have our own toilet and baby change. Hot and cold drink facilities.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We booked to have an hours lesson on the pottery wheel and had brilliant time. The lady instructing us was friendly, helpful and absolutely brilliant at helping us as we are complete novices - even when we kept messing up!

We got to throw 3 pots each and both got to take home one pot that day and both had another which is being fired and then we can go back to paint it at later date (or they post it out to you if you don't want to go back to paint it).

We had really had a fantastic time learning something new and would definitely recommend visiting

1  Thank Trailia
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Great afternoon with visiting niece and two local friend's children. Quite pricey to do but hopefully good outcomes to be collected on Saturday. Friendly staff, reasonably good selection of tissue papers and decopatch items but could be easily improved and this would earn them 5*. Items to paint are also quite pricey if you have several activities

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Our family with 2 boys of 10 and 14 had a great hour pottery lesson. Kathryn was very friendly and showed us the basic skills to make three pieces of pottery. She made it look easy and had to rescue some of our wayward attempts! We each got to take away an unfired pot and for a small fee Kathryn put aside our favourite pot to be glazed and fired and sent by post to us in 4 week's time. All in all a really fun experience.

1  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Kathryn was fantastic help and really tallented at teaching us novices throwing pottery. We made 3 pieces and was able to have one fired to be posted and take one home on the day. Couldn't reccomend this more. So much fun!

1  Thank Nicôle L
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I were looking for a place to escape from the wind and the rain in the lake district and crafty monkeys was the perfect place. We were there for a good couple of hours and had such a brilliant time. Chilled music, calm atmosphere and really creative fun!

Initially, I was nervous that it would be very child orientated, but it wasn't. As two people in our young 20's we loved being able to just sit and paint and have a laugh together. It is such a brilliant idea and very reasonably priced. Sadly, we were only visiting the lake district on holiday so can't go back again but I would highly recommend this day out to anyone!

1  Thank BShort95
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