The Wanstead Activity Centre has been closed since March due to the Corona Virus. We are now looking at how the centre can be safely re opened for some of our activities. Whilst services have to be delivered differently we are aiming to introduce socially distanced dining for our lunch club members, with extra safety measures in place.
We are also looking to restart some of the activities such as the art class, craft class, knitting group and book club.
Other activities such as the exercise classes and the IT lessons will take longer and will have to be delivered following Government guidelines.
Rest assured, we are working hard to make the centre a safe and welcoming environment for our customers. We will be writing to all existing members to advise them of when these activities will resume. Information will also be updated on our website.
We offer a range of activities from art classes, chair based exercise, zumba, knitting and much more!
The centre is open from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday-Friday, and from 9.30am-12.30 pm Saturday.
Our activities are designed to keep both body and mind fit and help people make new friends and enjoy social times. We provide a nutritious lunch, cooked from fresh ingredients on the premises, and snacks and refreshments throughout the day. We can provide vegetarian, fish and other options for people with dietary requirements. The centre offers disability access and fully accessible toilets. Bus stops are outside, Wanstead Underground station nearby, or you can come by Dial a Ride or taxi.
Please let us know if you need help to apply for Dial a Ride. To book for lunch, please let the centre know by 11am.
Charges for lunch are as follows: Mon-Thurs £5 and Friday-£5.50 (roast dinner)
There is a small charge for activities and some activities have a waiting list.
Contact the centre for more details on : 020 8989 6338
There are a number of activities you can take part in at the Activity Centre or over at the Cherry Tree Cafe`.
Monday is all about exercise, there are two Zumba classes and a chair based Yoga class.
Tuesday offers a wide variety of classes: Craft group, hourly computer classes, an Art class, Bridge club, Card and Board games, Clay modelling as well as Chair Yoga and Zumba
Wednesday is a little quiter with our Knitting club, Book club (monthly), and hourly computer classes plus another exercise class
Thursday offers our long established Art class plus chair based Yoga
Friday offers morning and afternoon Chair exercise classes.
Saturday morning is a coffee morning from 9.30-12.30
For more information about times and available spaces, please contact the centre on: 020 8989 6338
You can also download the programme of activities below