Glass & Craft - Family Fun Craft Centre
If you are looking for things to do with the kids, during the week, on the weekend or in the school holidays, you might want to take a look at Glass & Craft, a friendly family run business run by Stacy and Richard and situated in the beautiful Suffolk countryside at Kersey Mill near Hadleigh, Ipswich in Suffolk.
The idea of opening a craft shop was inspired by Stacy’s artistic flair and creative designs painted in glass. With growing demand, it felt natural to them that the next step would be to set up a studio and invite the general public to do their own works of art themselves! Booking is not essential, but it is recommended you book on the weekends and holidays as it can get very busy.
What makes Glass & Craft special:
FREE Wifi, FREE coffee and Tea for the grown ups, and FREE squash for the kids! They also sell Capuccino, hot chocolate & latte available at an extra charge. There is a coffee shop on-site which offers hot food.
Glass & Craft speciality is Glass painting. They pride themselves on being the only place in Suffolk to offer this type of glass painting service.
They have two studios, which means there is plenty of room and are always open even when they have a birthday party celebration.
They offer a diverse selection of craft activities, loads to choose from, have a go at one, two or all of the craft activities on offer. Chances are the kids will be kept entertained for a good while!
- Glass Painting – Paint your own unique glass from a wide range of pre-painted design templates and glassware.
- Decopatch – Tear brightly coloured paper into small sections and stick it on to a range of 3D animals and figures using special decopatch glue.
- Ceramic Painting – Choose from a wide range of pre-glazed ceramics to hand paint, from money boxes to egg cups, mugs to ceramic tiles.
- Bear Building Fun – Stuff your chosen fluffy bear friend by hand and then add in your fabric heart. Don’t forget to make a wish!
- Sand Art – Use the 12 brightly coloured sands to decorate your very own sand picture or fill one of the many sand bottles, key-rings, bracelets or necklaces.
- Fun with Wood – Use fast drying acrylic paints to decorate wooden items such as animals, figures, clocks and much more.
- Fabric Fun – Use the special fabric pens and paint to decorate fabric items such as aprons, hats, pencil cases, key rings and t-shirts.
- Hama Beads – A classic loved by all ages! Choose a peg board along with a choice of 16 different coloured beads.
The prices are very reasonable, they charge £3.50 studio fee for a 2 hour slot, plus the price of the chosen craft item. Craft prices generally begin from £3.00 - £5.00.
Families get the chance to make their own personalised gifts! The youngest crafter so far has been a 4 week old doing a footprint on a plate! If you would like your glass outlined with a special design to fill in, call ahead with a brief description of what you want - it only costs an extra £1 for this service, plus £5 for the glass. It will then be ready for you to paint when you come to the shop.
During the summer, families can sit outside, where there is a sandpit area and slide suitable for children up to 5 years old.
Glass & Craft hold a series of family friendly events throughout the year, the main ones being at Easter, Halloween, & Christmas
They also offer different glass designs throughout the year such as Valentine’s, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day ideas.
Special Needs Notes:
Glass & Craft studios are spacious, leaving room to maneuver wheelchairs comfortably.
The fact that they are not in the high street, means there are FREE spacious parking spaces and disabled parking near the entrance, with no steps in between the car park and shop.
If they are not too busy, parents can request a small area where their kids can have their own space. If you have any special requirements do just give them a ring.
Children Birthday Parties
Glass & Craft is the perfect place to hold a craft birthday party! Your child gets to choose two of their favourite craft activities and the experience is enhanced with many extra freebies such as party hats, sweet cones, balloons, FREE drinks all included!
To book, please either email email@example.com or phone 01473 517 404
Please note, although it states we are closed on Mondays we are often open on Mondays during the School holidays. Please contact us for more information.
Babies & Toddlers
Baby changing facilities
Friendly dogs on the lead allowed
Accessibility, it can accommodate wheelchairs
No disable toilet available
Credit card facilities
Debit card accepted
Group rates available
What the parents say….
“Thank you for such a perfect party for Amelia today. You made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble for you. Amelia and her guests had a super time and I had a stress free party and thoroughly enjoyed myself!
I will be highly recommending you to everyone I know. I have no doubt your business will continue to blossom as you clearly have some amazing stock, further ideas and an amazing personal touch.”
“My Daughter had her Birthday Party at Glass & Craft today. The whole Experience was excellent. Richard & Stacey were amazing all very well organised, they really couldn’t have done any more for us all. The children loved every minute of the Party – (Stuffing of their chosen Bear and Bear Glass painting). The food provided was wonderful and the venue is very clean and tidy. I would highly recommend them for Party’s and for days out with your children. Will be back very soon. Thank you for such a great time.”
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