‘Crafty’ Places To Take The Kids Near Greater Manchester

Have you got crafty kids? Check out these crafty places to try out all in the Greater Manchester area. Relax with a brew in most of the places listed or have a go yourself!


Oldham Library runs regular Baby Art Studio at their main library in Oldham Town Centre. These sessions are aimed at families with babies under 18 months old. Create unique and personalised pottery using your baby’s hand or footprint.

The next session is Wednesday 29th January where you can make the perfect Mother’s Day keepsake. Booking is required, see here.

Oldham Library, Greaves Street, OL1 1AL

GALLERY OLDHAM – Super Saturdays Creative Family Fun Enjoy monthly artist led craft activities, painting, drawing and creative fun for all the family with Gallery Oldham. These activities run on the first Saturday of every month and are free of charge, no booking necessary. The next sessions will be 1st Feb, 7th March and 4th April 1-3pm. Gallery Oldham, Oldham Library, Greaves Street, OL1 1AL

DOODLE POTS – Paint a Pot Cafe and Craft Studio

Doodle Pots is a paint a pot cafe and craft studio based in Mossley, Tameside. They’re a welcoming and creative space for all offering pottery painting, craft workshops, 3D castings, team building events, adult and children’s birthday parties and so much more.

2 Lees Road, Mossley, Greater Manchester, OL5 0PF

TEA CAKES AND TIARAS – Child Friendly Vintage Tea Rooms

Tea, Cakes and Tiaras is a friendly (especially child friendly) tea rooms in Ashton-Under-Lyne. As well as afternoon tea and themed events, Tea, Cakes and Tiaras run a range of crafty events during the school holidays and at weekends. Previous events include Christmas wreath making and paint a rock for example. Keep up to date with future events via their Facebook page and check out our review from last year.

272 Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne, OL7 9AZ

POT2PAINT– Pot2Paint Mobile Pottery Painting

Pot2Paint is a mobile paint your own pottery studio which brings all the fun of pottery painting, foam clay and baby keepsakes to your door. As well as offering a mobile service they run regular public events at Notcutts Garden Centre and Daisy Nook Garden Centre plus are available for private events. Check out their Facebook for information on upcoming events.

Notcutt Garden Centre – Lord Sheldon Way, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 7UB

Daisy Nook Garden Centre – Stannybrook Road, Failsworth, M35 9WJ

BEAN AND BRUSH IT – Family Art Cafe

Bean and Brush It is a family art cafe in Sale offering pots to paint, decoupage, adult classes and birthday parties as well as serving up some delcious food and drinks.

12 Hayfield Street, Sale, M33 7XW

CREATE IT – Craft Cafe

Bright and cheerful craft cafe in Cheadle, Stockport offering paint a pot and decoupage activities for the whole family. They also have monthly grown-up evening craft sessions, host birthday parties and much more. Plus enjoy some delcious refreshments whilst you get creative.

37 Wilmslow Road, Cheadle, Stockport, SK8 1DR

For other ideas of days out:

Fairytale and ‘Magical’ Woodland Walks and Parks,

28 Family Friendly Things To Do In Oldham,

Family Friendly Events with the Royal Northern College of Music

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