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Create and Play | Art and Craft Sessions

Create and Play

For 3-5 year-olds

This is a drop-off class, but parents are welcome to stay to help their little ones settle in or join in and experience the benefits for themselves. Feel free to relax in the cafe downstairs so you’re close by if that helps your child feel more comfortable.

Not been before? Why not book a free taster session! Simply select a free taster ticket at checkout.

Goldfinch Bird

Imagine this...

Children will have the freedom to explore and create, inspired by nature.

Whether through painting, playdough, sculpting, messy play, collage, or big-scale group art, Create and Play is about having fun and developing listening skills as well as an understanding and connection to the natural world through craft.

During the second half of the session, children are encouraged to let their imaginations roam free, play with their creations, and enjoy a sensory, messy art experience.

This is a ‘drop-off’ session. Why not take some time to have a coffee, relax, exercise, or catch up on work?

What they’ll take away:

Level: Beginner

What’s provided: All materials and art aprons.

What to wear: Dress for mess! We’ll provide art aprons for very messy art.

Dates and times: Term-time week days.
Please see the schedule below for upcoming courses.
We are closed on Bank holidays.

Sessions run in terms from September to July.

Every term we have a brand-new focus, so you can continue to enjoy creating new art through the year as the seasons change.

Meet our teachers

At the heart of Goldfinch Create and Play is our inspiring team of creatives. We have a diverse range of artistic skills, backgrounds, and life experiences, but we share a passion for inspiring kids and grownups through art, craft, and nature.

Nicole Strong

Goldfinch owner, preschool, afterschool art clubs and art parties

Louise Taylor

Preschool, afterschool art clubs and art parties

Georgie Mountjoy

Preschool art and music

Kate Boyes

Preschool art, music and baby sessions

Free taster

Not sure which class is right for you?

You can book a FREE* one-off session for you and your little one to experience the relaxed, creative nature of our preschool art classes and baby sessions. Click below to browse and book all our our  baby and preschool sessions, select the sesson and date of your choice and select a  FREE TASTER ticket at check out.

* Free taster sessions are for new customers only and are limited to one per family. There are limited free taster sessions per class and operate on a first come first served basis.