Community Group & Family Workshops

Community based workshops

ReCreate can deliver fun, hands-on workshops for your community group or centre. Whether it’s helping you design and make a range of props or decorations for your St Patrick’s Day parade, decorating communal outdoor spaces or contributing artistic elements to community gardens, we provide creative expertise and materials for a wide variety of events and themes.

We also work with youth groups on a range of community projects and camps focusing on themes that are meaningful and fun.

Staff training for youth workers and others working in the community

If you work with teenagers, are a scout leader or youth project coordinator we can help you develop new creative activities to engage your teens. We will devise a workshop for your staff, exploring ideas and activities you can do with your group. Using a selection of materials we will help you discover new ways to engage young people. The workshop will show you how to encourage participation, collaboration, communication, creativity and also care of the environment by encouraging the reuse of materials otherwise thrown away.

It really gave the group an identity and helped each child feel part of the group.  The children were proud of their work, their self-esteem was built, relationships were built. It really touched each child in different ways”

Youth Leader – Heads Up 2016

Dementia-inclusive activities 

For those living with dementia, taking part in creative activities has a therapeutic effect, reducing depression and isolation through the social act of working together in small groups and with an arts facilitator.

ReCreate’s workshops for those living with dementia, allow participants the opportunity to engage in simple creative processes that encourage the practice of motor skills, hand-eye and hand-brain coordination. The sensory and tactile qualities of the materials used, can also contribute to improvements in self-expression, having a positive effect on the wellbeing of the user. Engagement in these creative processes also provides an alternative channel of communication for those with limited capabilities.

ReCreate run creative workshops that cater for those living with dementia which adopt a person-centred care approach. Working in both residential and day-care settings, a ReCreate artist, in consultation with the care assistants and service users develop ideas, suitable processes and techniques that encourage sensory stimulation, social activity and participation. People at early and later stages of Alzheimer’s are welcome to participate as emphasis is placed on nurturing individual ability, motor skills and encouraging tactile engagement with materials.

Family Fun Days & Festivals

Add a sparkle of colour and excitement to your family fun-day or festival by inviting ReCreate to create an inclusive play space as part of your event. Whether it’s under the canopy of a marquee or outdoors on the grass, ReCreate will have areas for making and creating, with an array of materials such as wool, plastics, fabric and foil. Our artists will invite children and their families to explore the wonderful world of reuse materials as they are curious, creative and inventive together. Catering for all ages, the children’s (and adults) creations can be taken home as a memory of their fantastic Day.


A feast for the senses, we cater for young and old with activities such as:

  • Sticky Wall for brightly coloured yarn and fabric creations;
  • Giant Painting Wall suspended within the trees;
  • Weave Area with wigwams and fishing net, a collaborative activity for siblings and parents;
  • Construction Corner with an assortment of reuse materials for making with.
  • A cardboard Crooked House or Castle to explore and draw on

Parent & Family visit to ReCreate

Join us at ReCreate to engage in fun, creative activities together. Children, and their adults can explore our warehouse of wonders, filled with unusual materials such as foil, cardboard, fabrics and foam. Select your treasures and travel upstairs to the Creative Zone where you can make, craft and sculpt with one of the ReCreate team. Explore your imaginations as you bring your creations to life and this wonderful keepsake will be a reminder of the creative possibilities of reusing materials.

Parent & Child with additional needs

We use our unusual materials to create a range of sensory experiences for children with additional needs and their parents. Using textured fabrics, brightly coloured plastics, and making marks with blocks of paint, are just some of the activities you can explore with your child. Careful consideration is given to each child’s needs as we share creative, playful ideas, you can continue at home.