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Crafty Monkeys

3 Corney Place | Opposite the Town Hall, Penrith CA11 7PX, England
+44 17683 98975
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Fun relaxing time

Went here as our last stop before leaving the lake district. Me and my husband went just the two of... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
Donna J
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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A very welcome refuge on a rainy day

We visited with our 7 year-old, he very much enjoyed choosing and painting a small statuette (a... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2015
Lera M
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3 Corney Place | Opposite the Town Hall, Penrith CA11 7PX, England
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+44 17683 98975
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Went here as our last stop before leaving the lake district. Me and my husband went just the two of us. We both enjoyed a few hours relaxing doing decopatch. Good prices, friendly staff.

Thank Donna J
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We visited with our 7 year-old, he very much enjoyed choosing and painting a small statuette (a rather rounded little superhero) and we enjoyed not being rained on, and drinking instant coffee. Would visit again to try the 'decopatch' (decorating sculptures with sticky paper), the...More

Thank Lera M
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We were possibly a bit older than their usual target audience, as we are all adults, but we were welcomed warmly and had great fun making pots on the Potter’s wheel, as well as painting several clay animals. A really inspirational place! All our painted...More

1  Thank coventry154
Reviewed 20 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...More

1  Thank Lucy C
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...More

1  Thank Emmaharris2015
Reviewed 18 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...More

3  Thank marygdoherty1
Reviewed 28 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,...More

2  Thank ClaireMacRotty
HKStockdale, Owner at Crafty Monkeys, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2015

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.

Reviewed 7 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...More

1  Thank jeandodd
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...More

6  Thank RachaelBowers
HKStockdale, Owner at Crafty Monkeys, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2015

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...More

Reviewed 8 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...More

3  Thank LesleyDavies34
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Mary D
Hi I will be in the area in February and was wondering what your opening hours are on a Saturday and/or Sunday. I have fancied trying out a potters wheel. It would just be myself and my husband coming along a bit embarrassed as most reviews have young children they have taken along. Also do I need to book a time slot or can I just turn up on spec.?
8 January 2016|
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Response from HKStockdale | Property representative |
Hi, we are open 10 - 4 Saturday and 11 - 4 Sunday. You can find all activities on our website You do need to book if you want a go on the potter's wheel - we get many adults on the wheel so don't be embarrassed! Use the... More
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ann w
Hi, my name is ann withey, is crafty monkeys still run by the Rowe family? if so Tim would you email me I need to ask you a question. If I have the wrong people please accept my apologies ann
6 August 2015|
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Response from Lokismum | Property representative |
Hi Ann it's Tim, we no longer own Crafty Monkeys but I will try to call you my number ends 2255 so you know it's me calling.
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