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Earl Shilton Centre has provided a welcoming environment for older people for many years. Located on Kings Walk, with plenty of parking close by, the centre has lots to offer.

View of the centre framed by yellow rose bushes

All of our resource centres offer a range of activities, services, support and facilities which respond to the needs of local older people. They are open to the public and free for you to visit. We are always looking to increase the activities on offer and welcome your ideas for what you would like to get involved with at Earl Shilton Centre either as a client or a tutor.

What is a community resource centre?

Community resource centres offer a space which is geared (but not limited) to the over 50’s. The centres each have facilities, services and activities which meet the needs of the local area. Each one has carer-supported day care in a separate, private area alongside community areas which offer classes, activities and lunch clubs or a restaurant.

The centres are accessible, welcoming, safe and offer a place for older people to meet, eat, learn, get active and socialise.

What activities are available at Earl Shilton Centre?

We have a range of exercise classes across the week which offer something for everyone who would like to get fitter.

  • Line Dancing
  • Tai Chi
  • Zumba
  • Walking for Health
  • Mature Movers gentle exercise
  • Gentle exercise group

We also have a weekly tea dance and a short mat bowls group (membership required) which brings a more social aspect to getting active. Weight Watchers also meets at the centre each week.

If arts and crafts appeal to you, please come along to one of our popular groups:

  • Barwell Crafters (Tuesdays)
  • Painting & needlecraft workshop (Wednesdays)
  • General crafts workshop (Thurdays)

For those looking to learn new skills or hobbies, we have a free, weekly computer drop-in and Guitar lessons suitable for starters to improvers.

Our regular social events are the Friendship Club, which offers speakers, entertainment, outings and new friendships, the Friday coffee morning and the daily (weekdays) lunch club.

You can see our full timetable of activities here.

Most of our classes and activities are run by external tutors and whilst there is a charge for participants, it is minimal. If you are a tutor looking for a venue in Earl Shilton to run your activity, please get in touch with us.

What events are happening at Earl Shilton Centre?

The centre arranges events across the year including a Christmas Fair, fashion shows, quiz nights, afternoon teas and much more.

Forthcoming events are listed below.

Quiz Night with Fish and Chip supper £7 - 19th July.

What other facilities and services do you offer?

The centre also has:

  • Frequent social activities
  • Daily lunch club (weekdays)
  • Silver Scissors hairdressing salon
  • Foot care practitioner
  • Day care with accessible transport if required

Social activities

Social events are so important for older people to keep them in contact with the local community and with friends, old and new.

Daytime social activities are held weekly on Wednesdays (the Friendship Club) and Fridays (our coffee morning) but we also have a daily lunch club where you can enjoy a freshly cooked two-course meal for just £5. We hold occasional one-off day time events, open to all and often free of charge. These will be listed above under ‘events’ or you can contact us for details of forthcoming events.

Daily lunch club

As food often tastes better when cooked for you and it’s always a treat to be waited on, why not come along to our daily (weekdays) lunch club. For just £5 you will have a freshly cooked – in the centre’s kitchen – two-course meal with tea or coffee to follow.  You can meet and dine with friends, or come along and make new friends. We do ask you to book by visiting or telephoning our reception.

Silver Scissors hairdressing salon

Whether you’d like a quick wash and set or a complete re-style, our friendly stylist, Benita, can oblige in our separate salon within the centre. The salon opens every week day from 9am to 3pm. To make an appointment please visit reception or call us on 01455 847 666.

Foot care practitioner

As we get older our feet can show understandable signs of wear and tear, and it becomes increasingly important to look after them to keep us steady on our feet. It can become trickier to look after them ourselves which is why a specialist service to check them and help maintain good foot health is important. Our Foot Care practitioner, Anne, can help you with specific areas of concern or discomfort as well as helping to keep your feet in tip top condition. The clinic runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8.30am until 3pmesdays and Thursdays. Please make your appointment at reception, either in person, by calling 01455 847 666.

Day Care

Earl Shilton Centre hosts day care groups which provide carer-supported day care for older people who are experiencing physical frailty or mental health issues, living with dementia or learning disabilities. Travel to and from the groups is possible using our accessible minibuses. For more information about this service and how to access it, please visit our day care page.

When is Earl Shilton Centre open?

The centre is open on weekdays from 8.30am to 5pm (Monday to Thursday) and 8.30am to 4.30pm (Fridays) and you are welcome to visit us during those hours to have a look around and see what we have to offer. Some of our activities run outside of these hours and the centre is open just for those attending the activity (for example, Weight Watchers, line dancing and evening social events).

Is it free to visit Earl Shilton Centre?

Yes. The centre is open to the public and is free to enter. If you wish to participate in activities, classes or services (such as hairdressing, foot care) there will be a charge for this.

Where is Earl Shilton Centre and how do I make contact?

Earl Shilton Centre is situated on Kings Walk where it overlooks Wood Street Park. You can contact us by telephone or email – or just pop in and our reception will be able to help you.

Earl Shilton Centre
Kings Walk
Earl Shilton
LE9 7NL

Telephone: 01455 847666/844520
Email: earlshilton@ageukleics.org.uk

Can I hire a room at Earl Shilton Centre?

Yes. Room hire can be arranged through the Centre Manager, Gerry Davies, at reasonable rates. We have a range of room sizes from the main hall (suitable for conferences, larger meetings and larger group classes) down to smaller meeting rooms for 12 - 15 people. Please contact Gerry on 01455 847666 or earlshilton@ageukleics.org.uk.