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The Hive for families

The Hive is the new name for Park Barn Social Centre. 

The Hive is nestled behind the trees along Park Barn Drive, just by Kings College School. The centre is an accessible space and open to everyone of all ages. The space celebrates bringing people together and providing our communities with somewhere to get together, enjoy and be inspired.

Soft Play

Soft play at Park Barn centreThe centre has recently opened a soft play space. It's open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm (unless privately booked).

The soft play is a large carpeted room with lots of toys, mini ball pond, playhouse and books, as well as a mini children's library. The soft play is a very bright and lively room which is connected to the coffee shop, providing parents with a space to sit and relax while the children play. 


Coffee shop at the The Hive

Park Barn Centre coffee shopOpening times: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

The coffee shop at the The Hive is a wonderful family friendly space, open to everyone. It's situated as you enter the building and is fully pushchair and wheelchair accessible. 

There are a variety of fresh cakes, light bites and refreshments available at affordable prices, including a mug of tea or coffee from 55p.

Alongside the coffee shop is a large play space, which is connected by a large open door for children to use for free whilst adults enjoy the coffee shop and a chance to take a break.

The space is an open and welcoming environment and is always open to change if you have an idea of something that could be introduced. This is a community led space, designed to work for you and your family so we love to hear feedback on how this space works. 

Space for relaxation and hire

There are many versatile rooms in the the centre that can be hired, from meeting and conference rooms to children's parties. Upstairs, the centre has a large wellbeing lounge which can be used for free whenever the centre is open, or hired for evening use from £10 per hour for community groups.

If you would like any information about hiring the space, or what is offer, contact the Community Wellbeing team on or call 01483 444150.