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Warm Welcome

Warm Welcome

Hexham Community Centre's Warm Welcome is here to help Hexham residents who are struggling with social isolation and/or the cost of living during the winter months.

Starting on Sunday 19 November the Warm Welcome activities at Hexham Community Centre provide not only a warm place and a warm meal, but will also introduce people to new skills and hobbies with a range of activities from carpet bowls to crochet!

Everyone is welcome to come along to a Warm Welcome activity, they are free for those who need it to be, with suggested donations welcome from those who can. 

After School Stay and Play, Mon-Fri, 3.30 - 5pm

Avoid dark nights and cold parks by joining us at our After School Stay and Play, every week night from 3.30 - 5pm for fun, games and a warm meal before heading home. Suggested donation £2, no need to book.

Monday - Games, Crafts and Pokemon - with pasta for tea

Tuesday - Open Arms, traditional crafts and games - with pizza for tea

Wednesday - Games and Crafts - with nuggets/fish fingers and chips for tea

Thursday - LEGO Club - with toasties and beans for tea

Friday - Games, Crafts and Gardening - with soup and sandwiches for tea

Open Arms, Tuesday, 3.30pm-5pm

Join us for an intergenerational social group with board games, handicrafts, jigsaws and a buffet tea. Run in partnership with Hexham Youthy's after school drop in, everyone is welcome. Suggested donation £2, no need to book.

Lunch Club, Wednesday, 11.30am-1.30pm

Our weekly Lunch Club provides companionship for older and vulnerable people, with a home cooked two-course meal. During the winter months everyone is welcome. Suggested donation £3, please let us know if you are coming (first time only) by calling 01434 602707.

Garden Social, Thursday, 12pm-2pm

An outside group, unless it is too chilly - then we'll move inside. Join us for cake and a cuppa and help grow our new Jubilee Garden. Everyone welcome. Suggested donation £2

Carpet Bowls, Friday, 1pm-3pm

Friendly and welcoming carpet bowls group, learn a new hobby, meet new people and enjoy a bowl of soup and a roll. All ages and abilities welcome. Suggested donation £2

Sunday Social, Sunday, 11am-1pm (starting Sunday 19 November)

Get together to play board games, chat and enjoy a warm filling lunch. Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation £2

School Holiday Stay and Play, 10am until 2pm

Our Games and Craft Room has ping pong, LEGO, Board Games and fun crafts to keep children entertained during the school holidays.  

We'll be open for the second week of the Christmas holidays, Tuesday 2 January until Friday 5 January and again everyday in February Half Term.



The Warm Welcome is free for those who need it to be, with a suggested donation welcome from those who can.


If you will struggle to get to the Community Centre, but would like to attend a Warm Welcome session please call us on 01434 602707 and we can look at arranging a volunteer to pick you up.

Volunteers needed

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us offer our Warm Welcome programme.

If you are able to give some of your time, either helping out at one of our Warm Welcome sessions or perhaps offering a lift to our participants, please get in touch by calling 01434 602707 or email Jill at manager@hexhamcommunitycentre.org

The Warm Welcome at Hexham Community Centre has been funded by grants from Karbon Homes and Hexham Town Council. Without our funders this would not be possible and we are incredibly grateful for their support.

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Opening times

Opening times

  • Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
  • Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Evenings and Sundays are open by appointment.

Opening times are subject to change.

Christmas and bank holiday opening times may vary. 

How to find us

Hexham Community Centre,
Hexham & Tynedale Community Trust, Gilesgate, Hexham, NE46 3NP