We have just spent a lovely afternoon indulging our arty side in Crafty Monkeys, a pottery craft design shop in Penrith town center, owned by Tim and Michelle (two of the nicest people you could hope to meet!). The shop is large, light and airy and we felt instantly welcomed. Nothing was to much trouble and we didn't feel like we had to keep the children on a tight leash (as you do in so many places due to the dark, frowing looks some owners / staff give you!!).
Tim talked our youngest child (3 years old) through creating his own castle on the potters wheel. He was extremely patient and the castle turned out wonderfully! We have a set of paints to take home to decorate the castle with as soon as it is dry. Our eldest child (7 years old) decided to pick one of the ready made models to paint and set about using every colour possible. The afternoons activities took and held the attention of both children, giving us some much needed peace and quiet! We would definately recommend Crafty Monkeys and will most certainly be returning ourselves on our next holiday to the Lakes.
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