Art, Craft & Creative Classes for Kids in York. Suitable for Children of Primary School age.

Thread and Press offer fun, creative sessions for 8-16 years olds within East Riding of Yorkshire. We run our term time Get Creative Under 16 clubs on alternate Saturday mornings, in which learners explore sewing, screen-printing, print-making and more! We show children how to use machinery and equipment safely and we provide exciting and fantastic projects that will allow them to create something to be proud of. Priced at £10 per session, with all materials included. For our term time classes, we ask learners to book in termly blocks (usually 7 sessions at £70). Sibling discount available. Now running in Cottingham and Allerthorpe (near Pocklington).

We also offer holiday clubs and we are running some holiday clubs in Allerthorpe, Melbourne and Cottingham over October half term 2020. You can choose from Sew a Shoulder Bag or Embroidered Animals! Priced at £30 for the day, all materials included. Please bring a packed lunch. Booking required. Sibling discount available.

All sessions run by experienced teachers with full Enhanced DBS. We operate safely in-line with Government guidance. For enquiries or bookings, visit or call Holly on 07919404498 or Sarah on 07547663453

We are also offering sewing sessions for small groups or one-to-one tuition at your home/venue (see Kids Parties section).

Find out more and book on our website here, or find us on Facebook. Or please call or Sarah 07547663453.

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At York Cocoa Works we source cocoa beans from farms and communities around the world and import them directly to our manufactory on Castlegate, York. We process the cocoa from bean to bar and use them in our range of innovative & hand crafted chocolates, our chocolate drinks and cakes within the cafe and cakeaway service as well as teaching a range chocolate making techniques in our Cocoa Academy.

Those looking for a chocolate experience at home can find a selection of make-at-home kits for all the family including a chocolate lollipop making kit. It includes everything you need to make up to 8 lollipops and decorate with a range of sprinkles as well as a video tutorial on how to create the perfect lollipop!

Our cafe with outdoor seating will be open again from the12th of April so why not come and enjoy one of our chocolate indulgence experiences. Available to book for end May onwards, enjoy one of our chocolate bar making workshops, chocolate masterclass workshops or make a chocolate lollipop at your table!

Chocolate and cakes available for local cycle delivery, royal mail and click and collect at our shop in Castlegate.  Cake away and chocolate fondue sets need to be ordered by 10pm Wednesday for post dispatches and York deliveries.

10 Castlegate, York, YO1 9RG

01904 656 731
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Community Ties Wigginton Creative Crafting Club

Creative Crafting Club is a fun and safe space for young people to take part in a brand new crafting group that supports creativity and wellbeing! Delivered by experienced Senior Youth and Project workers.
Young people in years 3-6
Tuesdays, term time, 6:00-7:00pm
At the Wigginton Old School, £1 per week.



Girlguiding in York

Some groups meeting in-person/online, waiting lists may be on hold but a leader will contact you soon.

Whether your daughter wants to join Rainbows (5-7), Brownies (7-10), Guides (10-14) or Rangers (14-18), start her Girlguiding journey here. Register her interest and find a unit in your area. The leader from your chosen unit will contact you. Adventure, fun and friendship starts here!


Mini Millers

Currently Not Running Due to Covid 

Monthly activity sessions in the Holgate windmill for children (4-7yrs).
Learn and explore our wonderful windmill through crafts, activities and lots of fun!
3rd Saturday of each month May to October, 10-11am.
Pre-booking essential as places are limited to 15 per session.
£3 per child (must be accompanied).
Booking and Payment will be required in advance.

Windmill Rise, Holgate, York, YO26 4TX.

Miss Tycal’s Magical Emporium

Not currently open.

An English language specialist offering in-school, fantastical, creative writing workshops and unique, one off, enchantingly magical events in and around Yorkshire.

Hobgoblins’ Hootenannies also comprise parties with distinctive themes. Be it Wizard School, Star Wars or Piratical Adventures, Miss Tycal’s got them all covered!

The Doodle Studio – Art Classes

Every Wednesday in term time – 3:45pm-4:45pm.

Calling all budding young artists (age 5-11 years) ! Come try out our after school Art classes with The Doodle Studio.
Price: £6 per session. Discount on block bookings.

The Rawcliffe Recreation Hall, York YO30 5TS
T: 07938585072(Kate)