Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre opened 21 years ago at the site of the old Knaresborough Zoo to provide a community hub supporting local people with a range of disabilities a safe space to come to express their creativity, create friendships and go beyond expectations.  


What we do now

The Arts & Crafts Campus is a Day Centre providing 175 people with visual impairments and other disabilities with workshops in various skills and crafts. As the College explains, “through our workshops, people living with a range of disabilities discover their talents, put them into practice and realise their full potential.” Alongside the students, members of the public are welcome to visit the site and are able to partake in various uses/activities:


• Café and Gardens (Courtyards & Sensory Garden)
• Sales – Food & Drink, Retail (Craftwork, Plants)
• Events Programme – ‘Bedfest’, ‘The Beach’
• Seasonal Workshops

how to find us