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Activity Centre

We are delighted that our gradual re-opening is on schedule. 

We are now able to take bookings for our beautiful gardens and adapted outdoor play equipment, luxury hydrotherapy pool and amazing lilac sensory room.

Booking is essential, please call our friendly team on 0191 267 8118 and they will assist with any questions you have.

Please note that we will be following strict COVID guidance and ask anyone displaying symptoms not to attend our Centre.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support – we can’t wait to see you all again!

Our Alan Shearer Activity Centre is a specialist recreational, sensory and social centre for disabled people of all ages and caters to a wide spectrum of need. Funded entirely by The Alan Shearer Foundation, all of our activities are completely free of charge for disabled children and adults, their families, friends, schools and groups.

Using the Centre

Our Activity Centre is specifically designed for people with a disability and has a range of specialist equipment including overhead tracking and hoists, to give full access to all areas for those with limited mobility.

To use our facilities, you must first become a member. Membership is free and you can join simply by downloading and completing our application form. If you prefer, you can request a membership form by ringing the centre or collect one from our staff at reception.

Once your membership is complete, you can begin enjoying everything the centre has to offer – although we do ask that you book your sessions in advance.

Your Alan Shearer Activity Centre membership gives you free use of our:

Creative sound & music room
Gardens and grounds
Sensory cave
Sensory rooms
Browne's Café

Live & Learn

Live & Learn is our fun, educational and social series of informal events, classes and courses for adults with learning disabilities. Entirely free of charge, we offer arts and crafts on Tuesdays from 11 am till 1pm and our ever-popular cookery sessions on Thursdays from 12 noon till 2pm.

Come along and enjoy seasonal crafts and social events ranging from pastimes and performances to dinners and discos. There’s always something exciting to do – whether it’s learning new skills or enjoying organised activities with friends.

Contact us for more details or to book your place.

Opening hours

Monday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday – Closed

Open all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Next steps

→ Download a membership application form

For more information or to make a booking, ring our friendly reception staff on 0191 2678118