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Crafty Monkeys

3 Corney Place | opposite the Town Hall, Penrith, England
+44 17683 98975
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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Penrith
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: A warm family welcome awaits you at our craft studio where you can have a go no matter what age or ability!The potters wheels, Decopatch, pottery... more » Owner description: A warm family welcome awaits you at our craft studio where you can have a go no matter what age or ability!The potters wheels, Decopatch, pottery painting, mosaics, plant pots, wooden shapes and keepsakes with hand and foot prints are available every day! Prices start at just £4.50, No hidden extras.We can fully glaze and fire in our studio.We have loads of take home in the day options.We have our own toilet and baby change.Hot and cold drink facilities. « less
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I visited Crafty Monkeys with my 5 and 7 year old daughters, my husband and my parents. My husband isn't really into things like this so he didn't join in but he really enjoyed watching the rest of us. You can help yourself to tea and coffee at a small cost. I designed a mosaic mirror and the rest of... More

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Northamptonshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I took my daughter here as we were on holiday. An absolute gem, such a great range of things to do to get your creative side out. Everything is so well organised. The staff were so lovely, friendly, helpful. The atmosphere is great, music in the background, tables & chairs well spaced, bright & fun decor. I would definatly recommend... More

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

My wife and I wandered in here on a whim this morning. We were presented with an array of things to do including pottery making, a fancy type of papier mache, and painting various items in various paints depending on the function and desired finish. We both painted something to be put through the kiln (which they'll only do once/twice... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Was told they were closed Monday but open the rest of the week... And discover they are closed for a fortnight during the school holiday! Day trip ruined! What happened?

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HKStockdale, Owner at Crafty Monkeys, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear this. Last week we were closed on Monday and Tuesday which is our normal policy during term time. This week we opened Monday and Tuesday but closed from Wednesday for two weeks due to a long standing holiday booking, and having only taken over the business on 1st February at short notice, we have been unable... More

Penrith, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Hi we came for my daughters 4th birthday. But I think the adults had as much if not more fun. We totally chilled out and found our creative side. Purchasing project s to continue at home and arranging dates and future girly sessions to be had here. The vibe was quiter than the previous owners but the new owners were... More

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This was the best brownie trip I had been on. I went as a young leader. The brown owl had picked us to do the Potters wheel, so we all had a go at making a little pot and then we got to paint them. It was great fun! Would defiantly recommend it to everyone!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I was given a voucher for a one hour pottery experience at Crafty Monkeys and had a wonderful time there yesterday. It's a great place with a very relaxed,welcoming atmosphere and something for would-be potters of all ages. The owners are skilled at putting you at your ease - advice is there when you need it but they're also happy... More

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Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have spent several wonderful crafty mornings at Crafty Monkeys. The owners are fantastic very friendly, knowledgable and accommodating, allowing you to spend as much time as you need to complete your chosen craft. My children particularly enjoy the découpage and have even had a go at the Potter's wheel. I would certainly recommend a visit if you are wanting... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We have been making Crafty Monkeys a must-go-to place for a few years now - every time we visit the Lake District from London we come here. Why? Because it has everything that a family needs - lots to do for both adults & kids, great guidance and expertise, a warm welcome, allowances for a few mistakes (phew!), wonderful service... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We arrived on a wet rainy Friday and wanted to do something inside. We found Crafty Monkeys and it was awesome. The couple that own and run it were very friendly, really helpful and obviously love their work. I was slightly worried that it was only for children but we had a great time being creative and relived the old... More

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