Hobbycraft, the UK’s largest arts and crafts retailer, celebrated the opening of its new store at Meols Cop Retail Park, Southport on Saturday (4th November 2023) with a host of crafting activities, product offers and goody bags for the first 100 customers who walked through the doors.
The new Hobbycraft store offers customers the retailers’ extensive range of crafting products from art, baking, home craft, papercraft, knitting, sewing, kids’ crafts and model making to accessories for weddings, celebrations and much more.
Furthermore, this Saturday 11th November the store will host a free Decoupage Workshop, whilst on Saturday 18th November a Cricut expert will be hosting a free Digital Cutting Demonstration. Both workshops will take place between 9am and 1pm.
Hobbycraft Southport created 14 new jobs in the local area. These roles have offered the Southport community the opportunity to apply for the No.1 Best Big Company to work for in the UK – awarded in May 2023 by Best Companies (an organisation dedicated to making the world a better workplace).
It is another boost for Meols Cop Retail Park, which will see the new PureGym opening later this month.
The brand-new gym will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The new 12,000 sq ft PureGym will open from 12pm on Friday, 24th November 2023.
It is not yet known when the new Sainsbury’s superstore at Meols Cop Retail Park in Southport will open.
The new Hobbycraft colleagues will be on hand to provide their crafting expertise, with some of the team including:
- Lynette – Crochet Expert
- Kate – Baking Expert
- Gail – Sewing Expert
- Natalie – Kids Crafting Expert
- Fiona Grayston – store manager
The Southport store will offer customers a range of experiences and dedicated craft spaces in store, including:
Craft Workshops – Throughout the year, the store will host a variety of craft workshops, designed to give everyone the opportunity to master a new craft or refine a long-time favourite. The workshops are suitable for the whole family with specific kids’ sessions also available. Digital Cutting Area – A dedicated space which introduces customers to the world of digital crafting, whether customers are looking to take their papercrafts to the next level or create personalised clothing and home décor with vinyl, sublimation, or precision cutting.
Haberdashery Area – A sewing area in store with a wide range of patterns, fabrics, and trimmings, plus an extended range of sewing machines that customers can test drive before purchasing. This area is centred around an enlarged cutting table which doubles as a demonstration and consultation area for our customers, and our expert colleagues will be on hand to support customers with all their sewing enquiries.
Hobbycraft Plus – For any local crafters looking to turn their crafting passion into a small business, customers will find information around the store about ‘Hobbycraft Plus’ – a unique subscription service that helps dedicated crafters grow their business alongside targeted support, and advice.
Hobbycraft Southport Store Manager, Fiona Grayston said:
“Our amazing store is packed with crafting materials to suit all ages and abilities, and beginners through to experienced crafters are all welcome to pop into the store and chat to our creative colleagues. They’re always happy to share their knowledge, tips and tricks.”
The new Hobbycraft store is at Unit 5, Meols Cop Retail Park, Southport, PR9 7RG.
The new Southport store will be open Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm.