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Athersley Family Centre: Things to Do

What’s on offer at Athersley Family Centre?

Come along to Athersley Family Centre where you can access a wide range of services for children, young people aged 0-19 years, 25 with a disability and their families. The centre is open all year round and only closes for bank holidays and training days.

Some of our groups and services include:


  • Play workshops, aimed at children aged from 18 months to 5 years

  • Baby groups, aimed for babies aged up to 18 months

  • Baby massage

  • Baby yoga

  • Afterschool and holiday activities for older children

  • Heart Start sessions, 2 hour informal training teaching emergency lifesaving first  aid

  • Story and Rhyme sessions

  • Full Summer programme for all the family

  • One to one family support

  • Adult learning


    Athersley Family Centre is a bright spacious building with a large welcoming reception area, the community room is very spacious and this is where we deliver most of our services from. You can find us on the same grounds as Athersley North Primary school.  


    The centre offers lots of opportunities for you and your family to spend quality time together, younger children can explore new experiences and learn through play and older children can enjoy taking part in afterschool craft session where they can get creative!

    During our baby and toddler groups we provide lots of different fun activities including craft and messy play activities and we have an interactive snack time where your child can enjoy a healthy snack; you can just drop in to the baby groups and play workshops.

    Sessions for older children and their families include craft and physical activities, during the summer holidays we have an exciting and full timetable of events and trips that children and young people of all ages can attend with their families. For most of our groups we ask for a contribution of only £1.50 per family, all of the contributions go back into the centre to provide snacks and resources so we can continue to offer high quality services to the community.


    We run a rolling programme of baby yoga and baby massage. Baby massage offers special one to one time with your baby and can support any troubles such as colic  and can help your baby to settle. Baby yoga is a fun and informal group which can support your baby to strengthen muscles and learn them to use muscles that they have not used before. Massage and yoga must be booked through contacting the centre.


    We have 4 experienced Outreach Workers who deliver our services from Athersley, Darton and Wilthorpe Family Centres. We have recently started to work in partnership with local schools to run an exciting new programme of Heart Start, teaching children in years 5 & 6 how to react in an emergency situation, CPR and dealing with choking.  

    The midwifery team run a hub from the centre on a daily basis, appointments must be made through your doctor or midwife. You can also get your free Healthy Start vitamins from reception too!


    Athersley Family Centre has a fantastic nursery on site with a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating, we offer funded sessions for 2, 3 & 4 year olds. The nursery is open on a sessional basis and opens term time only.


    Do you fancy learning a new skill? Adult skills & community Learning run different courses at Athersley  including ‘lets get crafty’ where you can learn how to make hair bows, jewellery and even Christmas eve boxes, some of the courses include functional English & Maths skills and are accredited so you can brush up on your learning while having fun., a crèche is available for younger children who aren’t at school to help out with childcare.

    Come along or give us a ring to find out more or for any support or information you may need. We also have a Facebook page so don’t forget to like us – Athersley Family centre

    Please see our what’s on guide for more information, these change each term and are uploaded to Facebook.


Who to contact



Where to go

Athersley Family Centre
Lindhurst Road
S71 3NB

Other Details


Please note there may be a small charge for some groups (approx £1.50)

Local Offer


There is a SENCO at the Family Centre

Contact Name
Katie Nicholson
Contact Telephone
01226 296969
Contact Email
Last updated on 16/08/2018
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