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Address: 3 Corney Place | Opposite the Town Hall, Penrith CA11 7PX, England
Phone Number:
+44 17683 98975
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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 value fun activity

Came here last week whilst camping in the lakes with my family. Great, low budget activity, could easily spend a lot of time here (and more money). Loads of different things to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at Crafty Monkeys! It is mostly aimed at children and families although that did not stop us! we had lots of fun painting a water bowl for our pets! There is lots of activities to chose from and the staff aren't intrusive. As we were going home the staff said they would post our bowl... More 

1 Thank Lucy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Came here last week whilst camping in the lakes with my family. Great, low budget activity, could easily spend a lot of time here (and more money). Loads of different things to do from decopauge to pottery painting. Staff who run the shop are lovely and pleasant and professional and very child friendly ( they even have a baby gate... More 

1 Thank Emmaharris2015
Kincasslagh, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Spent a lovely morning here with the kids. They painted sharks, dragons and princesses. Then we got their handprints put on tiles for our new house. These were posted to Ireland for us as we were leaving that day and they needed to go in the oven.

3 Thank marygdoherty1
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Our daughter had already been with her Grand-parents and had repeatedly asked to go with us. I am so glad we did. We visited for her 12th birthday and got so involved with Decopatch that 2 1/2 hours dripped away! The two ladies were welcoming, offered exactly the right amount of help, and generally engendered a lovely atmosphere. There's plenty... More 

2 Thank ClaireMacRotty
HKStockdale, Owner at Crafty Monkeys, responded to this review

Thank you Claire, we really appreciate the time you have taken to write us such a lovely review. Hope to see you and your family again. More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

I went with my granddaughter and four year old gt. grandson.he loved it and the girl was so helpful with him on the potters wheel. we bought a couple of other small things to paint and he was so pleased with himself that it well worth it.

1 Thank jeandodd
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15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 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 

5 Thank RachaelBowers
HKStockdale, Owner at Crafty Monkeys, responded to this review

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

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 

2 Thank LesleyDavies34
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Nikki A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 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.

Thank Charlotte B
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 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.

Thank Jada23

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