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Address: 3 Corney Place | opposite the Town Hall, Penrith, England
Phone Number: +44 17683 98975
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Description: A warm family welcome awaits you at our craft studio where you can have a...
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.
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Great morning

Went here as we was visiting Penrith and it was raining. Had a go on the pottery wheel which was a great laugh. Then me and the bf painted a teapot again was funny as we had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Went here as we was visiting Penrith and it was raining. Had a go on the pottery wheel which was a great laugh. Then me and the bf painted a teapot again was funny as we had a side each. The two girls that was working where really friendly and helpful. Got my teapot and the two bowls we mAde... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Plenty of choice of crafts made for a fun couple of hours with our children aged 10, 7 and 2. Service was helpful and friendly and just let us get on with our own thing but were happy to help if asked.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good relaxed spot, toys for the younger ones to play with n safety gate at the door. 4 year old enjoyed it but I found it expensive for what they did in the short time we werr there. Saying that I would recommend and also return as it was something different to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We called in here based on reviews we read. What a great place. The 4 adults had just as much fun as the 6 year old! The staff were friendly and helpful and we all came away with something we were proud of. The baby play area was an added bonus. We would definitely recommend Crafty Monkeys!!

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Visited here with my daughter and 2 friends aged 11 and what fun they had! I wasn't expecting to be there for 2 hours! It was such a relaxed atmosphere. Mine choose to paint. They were allowed to help themselves to their own paint and glitter. There was numerous potteries to choose from ranging in different sizes and prices. They... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Very relaxed and friendly place to while away a few hours with the children - lots to tempt both tinies and older children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited here whilst on holiday for a few days. My three year old daughter loved it we spent a good couple of hours here painting pottery. There is a lot of choice of activities and the staff are really friendly too. Would recommend defiantly worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were out of towners visiting Penrith for a couple of days. We found cheeky monkeys on TA as a number 1 attraction. Even with the post code finding them on trip advisor was easier - small tip - find the Town Hall and they are opposite on the corner of the "island" - trust me, if you're not familiar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

went here with my friend (30) my daughter (7) and my friends niece (2). We all enjoyed ourselves, we bought pots animals for the kids to paint. The place also has a play area for kids so if the children habe enough of painting they can go and play and the adults can have some painting fun! very good value... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was our second visit to crafty monkeys and again we received fab service and had lovely products to take home. There is a lovely little play area for the children when they lose their concentration. Another fantastic visit, very highly recommended.

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