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Crafty Monkeys

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Address: 3 Corney Place | opposite the Town Hall, Penrith, England
Phone Number: +44 17683 98975
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Excellent way to hide from the rain

We were on holiday for a week in August and luckily had a week of sunshine mostly. But one afternoon we saw the rain coming decided to pop in here for a few hours after reading... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
LesleyDavies34
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York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited Crafty Monkeys in March to make pots and paint ceramics. The studio is a great idea and the staff are friendly enough but the place is lacking direction. Having booked to make a pot on the wheel, the question 'Do you know what you're doing?' was answered with 'No'. No instructions were forthcoming, so we guessed. Having had no... More 

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I was surprised to receive this review as full guidance is always offered; then we remembered you. When offered guidance you stated that you had studied pottery at college for over a year and didn't require any. You dismissed our potter and subsequently just started helping yourself to more clay. You actually intimidated members of staff to the point that... More 

Newcastle
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were on holiday for a week in August and luckily had a week of sunshine mostly. But one afternoon we saw the rain coming decided to pop in here for a few hours after reading reviews. We weren't disappointed. We were greeted with a warm welcome. Very friendly and helpful. Gave us a full explanation of the crafts available,... More 

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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Leeds
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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