Create at the Cove is located in the heart of the picturesque village of West Lulworth nestled between the iconic coastal features of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. A quite unique attraction which offers an exciting range of creative activities – all available under one roof.
Open every day from 10am – 6pm, why not pop in and get creative! You can choose from a variety of craft kits, fossil digging, model making, decopatch, paint your own pottery, colouring & painting and much more. There really is something for everyone, and to suit most budgets. Make your selections, take them to the counter and pay, take a seat at a table and away you go! Why not call in and unleash your creative side. From here it is fun, fun, fun all the way!
Whether you have been out walking the South West Coastal Path enjoying the magnificent scenery of the Jurassic Coast, whether you have visited Lulworth Castle, whether you are a day visitor, a holiday maker, a local resident, a school group or coach party, a group of Brownies Guides Cubs or Scouts – you are all welcome to step inside and get creative.
Please note that we do not allow dogs on the premises. We also do not allow smoking anywhere on our premises or public outdoor areas, including the front car park. We thank you for your co-operation.
You can re-charge your batteries in our small but beautifully formed Coffee Shop which serves a selection of teas and fresh coffees, cold drinks, smoothies and ice-cream, fresh sandwiches, soup of the day and of course – delicious cakes! Sit inside or enjoy the fresh air on our sunny rear patio overlooking the lush green Lulworth hills.
All at Create at the Cove are proud to actively support the work of the Jurassic Coast Trust who work tirelessly to safeguard and protect the world-renowned coastline, ensuring future visitors like yourselves will be able to continue to enjoy the magnificent natural wonder for many generations to come.
Why not make a note to regularly check our news section. During the coming months, we are looking to introduce a special events calendar with sessions led by experts in a particular craft or skill. We can also host birthday parties and corporate ‘away from it all’ days.
The papercraft of Decopatch originates from France, and involves choosing a paper-mache model or object and a range of paper designs. The idea is to tear pieces of coloured or patterned paper up into pieces and then stick them to your chosen model. You can decopatch absolutely anything! Decopatch is for everyone from any age. It’s fun, creative and therapeutic, the perfect craft to do on your own or with friends & family. The results are amazing and its addictive!
Decopatch makes a great party activity, and is also a good option for school activities.
Paint your own Pottery
We have a wide variety of pre-fired pottery (bisque) for you to choose from. Select a design, grab your paint colours using the colour guides and then paint away!!!! You can paint patterns, true colours or images. Go for it!
The items range from ornaments to models of animals, as well as household implements. If freehand drawing is not your strong point, we have stencils and even tracing paper to get the image you want. PLEASE Remember, it takes a couple of days for your creation to be fired – so this is not the best choice if you cannot come back to collect! You can of course choose to paint an object with acrylic paints and not be fired, this just means it may not be completely waterproof and cannot be put to your lips to drink from, a simple decorative piece!
We also have postage options available to send on your pottery to your address if you cannot come back!
Self-led Craft Kits
We supply a wide range of self-led Craft Kits which range from card making & glass painting to beeswax candle making. There really is something for everyone. The kits have everything you need in them and come with instructions – choose your craft, take a seat and unwind with a nice cuppa from the Cafe!
Our packs of Sand Art come in A4 or A5 size and are complete with all you need to create a Sand Art masterpiece. They are pre-packed with the card picture, a range of colourful sand and a protective sleeve to dress your final masterpiece! it has an implement and full instructions to help you and is very rewarding. Peel back the area of the image you want to cover in coloured sand, pour it on to the exposed sticky surface and shake off the residue sand. Start in the middle and work your way outwards!!!
Choose from an extensive range of Woodcraft Construction Kits. Everything you need is in the pack. The wood is pre-cut and you do not require any glue. Follow the step by step guide to create a wooden model.
Painting and Colouring
We offer a selection of colouring and painting kits. These include following numbers or just colouring scenes from the County of Dorset. Sit down with a fruit smoothie from the Café and doodle away your stresses!
As we are on the Jurassic Coast, and in an area where fossils are a frequent find – why not have a go at being a Palaeontologist!
Carefully chisel away at the cast and brush off the dust to discover a skeleton or a fossil!
Fancy doing something different for a team day? Why not try exploring Lulworth and Durdle Door, whilst having a go at unravelling the clues to a murder mystery or treasure hunt. Which team will complete the challenge first?
Head back to Create at the Cove for some fresh Coffee and Cakes or a light lunch and then it is time to all get creative! Work as a group to create a masterpiece – or as individuals unwinding from the stresses and strains of daily work life, and release your inner creative side!