Crafty Monkeys

Crafty Monkeys, Penrith: Hours, Address, Crafty Monkeys Reviews: 5/5

Crafty Monkeys
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Paint & Pottery Studios
This location was reported permanently closed
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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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John R
Penrith, UK31 contributions
Apr 2019
Sadly closed in 2019 so no longer operating as a craft centre in Penrith. Doing work from home I believe
Written March 7, 2020
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Emma H
Bristol, UK29 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
My partner and I booked a one hour pottery lesson and weren’t disappointed. We made three different things on the wheel, two of which we could take home with us (one painted and sent at a later date).
The instructor was brilliant and had a good laugh with us when we messed our creations up a few times.
This really is such a fun experience and I’d recommend it to people of all ages!
Written October 9, 2018
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Jeffrey F
Culgaith, Penrith283 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Two grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed their time here. Potters wheel a great attraction, better value than Rheged as there is a far greater range of activities and very reasonably priced. Well worth a visit.
Written August 2, 2018
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Dean D
27 contributions
May 2017 • Family
Owned by a father and daughter if I am correct, who were both really nice people you could tell they really care about the business.

Not really arty but I had a go and enjoyed it!

Something different and its not too pricey either.
Written September 24, 2017
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Trailia
Lancaster, UK8 contributions
Aug 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
Written August 29, 2017
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Apsleybabe4
Penrith, UK223 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
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
Written August 24, 2017
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Paul M
4 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
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.
Written July 15, 2017
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Nicôle L
London, UK5 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
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!
Written April 16, 2017
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BShort95
Oxford, UK3 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
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!
Written April 15, 2017
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FDAV93
Macclesfield, UK42 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
I came here with my 4 yr old daughter. We both thoroughly enjoyed the visit and both painted things. My daughter did a purple horse and I painted a ballet dancer, she didn't want to leave. Reasonably priced and would definitely come again and recommend
Written March 2, 2017
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