Mini-Maker Workshop FAQs

Hello and thank you for your interest in our fun Mini-Maker Workshop for kids. We hope you find the answers you are looking for here and that we will be welcoming you to the workshop very soon.

If you need any further information you can find full contact details here ›
 

Is this a creative activity for the children? 
Yes! Mini-makers choose their project from a large selection and will have access to a huge choice of accessories to go wild with and create something totally unique! 

If I’m bringing two children, can one make a character and the other make a car? 
Yes this is fine! Mini-makers choose what they would like to make on the day. 

Will you be racing the cars like you used to in Scrappy Races workshops? 
No, sadly we are not currently running our Scrappy Race events. We hope to have this back in action soon!

How many children can I bring?   
Children must be supervised by a grown-up at all times in the workshop. We recommend one adult to supervise one or two children. For older children (around age 9+), one adult to three kids is fine. 

Why do you need to have a supervising adults? 
People who have enjoyed these sessions before know that this is not your average craft activity! We believe children should have a chance to experience proper woodwork and they will be provided with tools, un-sanded wood, glue  etc so must be properly supervised. 

Can I bring a baby or toddler into the workshop?   
We strongly advise that you do not bring tiny tots as it is not a suitable environment for them and we don't have much space for buggies. 

Is the £5 I've paid in advance a deposit?   
No, it is a reservation fee that secures your bench space and covers use of tools, glues and accessories in the workshop. 

Are you running birthday parties at the moment?
Yes! Parties now run differently to those pre-covid so please check out the updated details. Also please note that we no longer have the 'party room' so cannot offer any catering. You have the option to book one or more dedicated workbenches within a session for your party and we will add decorations, special birthday themed accessories and a free gift from us to the birthday child. Click here for more details ›

How do I find your workshop?
Easy peasy - just click on the map at the bottom of our home page or the contacts page and click on the directions button. It will take you straight there. 

Where do I park when I get there? 
Please park in one of the marked bays right outside the workshop. If these spaces are full we'll direct you to another suitable space. If your course is after 5:30pm or on a Saturday or Sunday you can also park outside Blakes on the business park.

Do I need to pay for parking?
No. Parking is free at the workshop. 

Do you provide refreshments?
Unfortunately we are not able to provide drinks at the moment. You are welcome to bring your own bottle of soft drink or flask of coffee.

Can I take home the finished piece I made? 
Yes! Absolutely - we want you to be proud of the piece you made and show it off to everyone all the time and tell them how woodworking is your life now and well, how can you do that if you don’t take it home? 

Do I need any previous woodworking experience? 
No, absolutely not.

How do I book my place?
Simply fill out the form at the top of the course details page and purchase through the usual checkout process.

Can I buy the course as a gift?
Yes - check out our gift cards page on the website to purchase a gift for your loved one.

Oh no, I need to cancel my booking - what can I do? 
If you feel unwell please do not come to the workshop.

If you are unable to attend your course, please contact us straight away and remember to tell us which course it is for and the name it was booked under. Our courses are fully transferable so you can change to another date or send someone else in your place should you wish.

There are no course transfer fees at this time.

Whilst it is unlikely, we may occasionally have to cancel a workshop if the tutor is unwell or there are too few people booked to make the course viable. If so we aim to let you have at least 24 hours notice and will offer to either transfer your booking to another workshop or issue you a full refund.

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