Art is Just the Start

On weekdays our workshops are filled with Art Makers creating beautiful and one of a kind pieces of art. Visitors are more than welcome to come in and have a look at what we are making. We are a social enterprise and your support is hugely important to us.

You can explore our accessible facilities including our cafe, shop, woodland walk and outdoor spaces. We also hold regular events including live music nights, craft fairs and family activities.


Our fully licensed café is open for breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks on weekdays and Sundays. There’s tasty homemade soup, sandwiches, topped jacket potatoes, cakes and lots more. Where possible, we use seasonal ingredients that are sourced locally or grown on-site with the help of Art Makers.

A number of the staff and volunteers who work in the cafe are Art Makers themselves and take great pride in the jobs they do, from cooking, serving, cleaning and more to give the best service possible.

Please be aware that this is a training café and service may take a little longer than you are used to, but it’s worth the wait!


In our shop you’ll find an exciting range of products from Handmade at Henshaws, our social enterprise. You can purchase products made at the centre, including handmade cards, ceramics, bags, jewellery, bird tables, bird boxes and artwork.

It’s a great place to find an original card or present – and you’ll be helping to support our work as well.  You can also now buy our products through the shop on this site which is coming soon!

Play area

Visit our play area with its wooden pirate ship and plenty of toys to try. We also have a boules court where you can challenge your family to a game.

Or explore our picnic area, woodland walk and gardens where sculptures and artwork are waiting to be discovered.

Woodland walk

Enjoy a safe space to explore in our beautiful woodland walk. Discover hidden corners of the garden including sculptures and works of art, water features, scented plants and wildlife.

Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds.

Room hire

Our facilities for hire include a sensory room, gym, large cafe area and outdoor spaces.

We are an ideal venue for a wedding or family celebration and can also cater for business away days or team-building sessions including refreshments.

Art Makers creating clay bowls by stamping individual shapes from clay in our pottery creative workshop

Open studios

The doors to our workshops are open 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday and we would love you to come in and see what we’re making.

Our Art Makers create beautiful pieces including ceramics,  beaded jewellery, paper mache sculptures, mosaic mirrors and colourful wooden furniture.

What's On

See what's happening this spring and summer at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre. Including our regular music events and craft fairs plus Gourmet Call My Bluff, Beer Fest, Henshaws Golf Day, Bed Fest After Party and Urban Beach. 

Download our what's on guide here: What's On Guide Spring/Summer 2020

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