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 Pocklington, Melbourne and Driffield over Summer holiday 2021. You can choose from Sew a Shoulder Bag or Embroidered Animals! Priced at £20 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, chocolate drinks and cakes within the chocolate cafe as well as teaching a range of chocolate workshops and masterclasses in our Cocoa Academy.

T’was the Night Before Christmas

Brand new for this year we have teamed up with the iconic York Mansion House to offer ‘Twas the night before Christmas, a unique Christmas experience for all the family. This brand new chocolate trail is the perfect opportunity for all ages to start feeling festive and enjoy celebrating the Christmas season together with family and friends.

BOOK HERE: T’was the night before Christmas

Also this Christmas, join us in our Chocolate Academy to make your own Chocolate Christmas Cottage or box of Christmas Truffles. Our Chocolate Bar Making workshops will be getting a festive makeover too or perhaps your little one could make a festive chocolate lollipop while you enjoy a luxury hot chocolate in our Chocolate Cafe.

MUMBLERS get 10% off Online with code: CHOCMUMS10

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, 6:00-7:30pm
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!