Situated in the grounds of the Homelands estate alongside the Homelands Trusts’ 4 accessible self catering lodges The Paxton Centre is a community hub open to both guests on Homelands and everyone in the local community.
The centre features a thrice weekly café, two therapy rooms used by a range of therapists and rooms for meetings and various classes; we currently offer, seated exercise classes, basic IT class, an art workshop and a card making and craft class. See our website for more details about our classes and activities.
All our rooms are available for hire at very competitive rates to local commercial organisations and our medium and small room are free to use for meetings etc by local charities and voluntary organisations (rooms must be booked in advance). For more details please visit our room hire page.
At Homelands we are committed to accessibility, in the same way our self catering Lodges are specifically designed with accessibility in mind the Paxton Centre is also very accessible. We have a number of automatic extra wide doors throughout the building, there is a lift available for anyone who needs it to access the first floor and there is an accessible toilet on each floor. We also have a portable Geemarc hearing induction loop.
We are a group of volunteers who got together to maintain library provision but we also offer a wide range of services as follows:
Public use computers
Fun kids’ zone
Tea & coffee
Local heritage information
Space for hire for groups and activities
We also host regular events such as Bookbug, Creative writing group, etc
We are open as follows:
Tuesday – 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday – 10am – 1pm
Thursday – 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Saturday – 10am-1pm