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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.

Athersley Family Centre run the Little Stars group on Mondays between 9:30 and 11:00. This is a support group for parents with children aged 0-5 who have additional needs or developmental delay. The family centre is a fully inclusive and accessible setting with 3 SENCOs, a sensory room, adapted toilets and wheelchair access (please see flyer attached on the right hand side of this page).

Some of our other groups and activities 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.


    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. Please see below for the link to our Facebook page


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

Contact Name
Katie Nicholson
Contact Telephone
01226 296969
Contact Email
Last updated on 06/09/2019
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