Mini Makers

1st January 1970 Ocean Studios Workshop

10am – 12pm, every Saturday (plus additional Half Term dates!)What to expect?Bring your family and little ones along for a creative session with oodles of fun!
Supervised by experienced tutors, Mini Makers offers the opportunity for children to create, interact and unleash their artistic talent! What age group is Mini Makers?The activities are best suited for 7-11 year olds, however our facilitators are experience to support with younger and older young people too, feel free to join in whatever your age! Are you running any half term sessions? Yes! We are now inviting you to get creative over the half term! During February, we have additional sessions on the 22nd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 10am – 12pm, please book below. Do I have to book?Due to the popularity of Mini-makers, please book below to avoid disappointment. We do also have some tickets allocated for the activity on the day, say hi to one of our Hosts in the cafe and they'll book you in via our box office.

Can I just drop in?
Absolutely, you can stay for the duration or drop in quickly. Our facilitators are flexible to support your needs. Even if you're just dropping in, make sure to book in via a Host in the cafe.

How much is the session?
Ticket fees are Pay What You Decide, you will be presented with suggested prices but the decision of what you'll pay will be entirely your choice. Your contribution to the session supports the facilitators to run the session.

Event Dates

Date Time Venue Info
Thu 24th Feb 10:00am Making Table Sold out
Sat 26th Feb 10:00am Making Table Available
Sun 27th Feb 10:00am Making Table Available
Sat 5th Mar 10:00am Making Table Available
Sat 12th Mar 10:00am Making Table Available
Sat 19th Mar 10:00am Making Table Available
Sat 26th Mar 10:00am Making Table Available

Travel Information

Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

We are an environmentally conscious organisation and encourage our visitors to prioritise green travel. Please consider getting the bus, cycling or walking to visit us. There are plenty of space for bikes within Royal William Yard to and lots of options to utilise public transport. More information on bus routes and car parks nearby can be found here –

If you do need to drive to attend your event then there are lots of pay and display spaces available.

When arriving at Royal William Yard you’ll need to look out for signage to Factory Cooperage, Ocean Studios can be found just a few meters away from the red telephone box situated opposite the Club House. Please enter the building via the courtyard space and through the glass doors.

When leaving the building at night please be respectful and consider residents living nearby.

Ocean Studios has an accessible entrance however some areas are uneven due to heritage restrictions. We have worked hard to create an accessible building, Ocean Studios has accessible toilet facilities and lift access to upper floors. Blue badge parking is available throughout the Royal William Yard – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.

Heritage Restrictions
Whilst we work to ensure the building is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.

Where possible we have improved accessibility however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.

Additional Information

Arrival and admission
Please make sure you have your ticket to hand ready for check-in. We cannot guarantee entry into the event for late arrivals.

This ticket gives you entry to the experience named on your ticket.

All of our events and experiences have been created at reduced capacity for COVID safety. We are asking everyone to wear masks whilst in our spaces, including during dome shows, and to take lateral flow tests ahead of their visit. Please do not visit our spaces if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have a positive lateral flow or PCR test. Should you need to change or amend your tickets to a Real Ideas event due to contracting COVID or needing to self-isolate please email [email protected] where one of our team will be able to assist you. For more information please read our COVID-19 guidance.

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