Pop in Model Painting sessions


& Sunday's

Funky VW Bus  model Painting

Paint your very own iconic VW camper/bus model in our drop in fun, creative workshop sessions. Share the experience and paint with a friend (two brushes included in the kit) or mum/dad. Get inspired by experiencing sitting in one of our historic, classic, iconic camper vans/or micro buses on display. Learn about the history of these classic vehicles and why they are loved by folks of all ages worldwide. Groove to the sounds of 70's and unleash your creative imagination and inner artist. Painting is fun, relaxing and an excellent release for creative expression. It is also challenging and rewarding as not as easy as one thinks. Create something special. All you need is enthusiasm, a bit of focus and some patience to get great results. The best thing is you can share the experience with friends and/or family members and have a truly memorable fun time with those close to you.


What's included?

  • A unique experience in a cool, classic, historic VW bus

  • Free VDubTub model paint kit (MRP £19.99):

  • Funky plaster of Paris model of an iconic VW bus

  • Quality acrylic paints

  • Paint brush

  • Disposable apron

  • instructions, tips and techniques

  • 70's theme sountrack playing

  • Email us a photo of your model and we will post it on our showcase gallery on our website.



Usually the price for our workshop is £19.99 but are offering a special introductory price at Merton Abbey Mills where  you get the workshop for 1/2 price... that's right only £9.99!









Drop in Sessions every

Saturday & Sunday

10am - 5pm

​Simply pop in take a seat and unleash your creativity.

per person


Get involved! 

1/2 Price


10am - 5pm

Merantum Way


London SW19 2RD

usual mrp £19.99



Lots to do...


An Arts and Crafts Village on the River Wandle, with an open air mini weekend market, live music, fantastic places to eat and exciting activities for all the family. The weekend market keeps in touch with its historical past through its stalls selling arts and crafts, together with more general stalls including fresh produce and exotic hot foods. Our shops are open throughout the week, (with own individual opening times) selling a variety of crafts, herbs and spices, furnishings clothing, jewellery and more.

We have a wonderful variety of eateries, from Belgian, Brazilian, Chinese, Caribbean, Italian and Thai to the more traditional Café and Carvery.  There’s also a Vintage Tea Shop and a riverside Public House, named after the famous William Morris.

There’s regular shows for both children and adults in The Colour House Theatre and the fully restored waterwheel powers a pottery wheel in the Wheelhouse, with pottery classes for all ages, available every weekend. There's also regular workshops throughout the site and evening weekend Jazz nights, Brazilian music and even Dominoes & Vinyl nights… check our Events Calendar for full details. With a Hair & Beauty Salon, Tattoo Parlour, Personal Training Studio, Photographers Studio and a Picture Framers on offer…... Merton Abbey Mills really is the place to go!