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Social centres

About our Social Centres

Guildford Borough Council operates two social centres for people aged 55 or over who live within the borough.

  • Park Barn Social Centre
  • Shawfield Social Centre

The centres offer an opportunity for you to meet friends, socialise in a welcoming environment and to take advantage of the services offered. Each centre has a coffee shop providing light refreshments and a dining area which provides hot and cold lunches at reasonable prices. The majority of dietary requirements can be met. You don't need to stay all day, it's your choice whether you just want to pop in for a coffee or spend the whole day.

The main facilities offered include:

  • chiropody
  • hairdressing
  • a programme of leisure and recreational activities
  • adult education

Park Barn opening times

Park Barn Social Centre is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00am to 3:00pm on Friday.

You can contact the centre by phone within opening hours on: 01483 458055.

Shawfield opening times

Shawfield Social Centre is open from 9:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday.

You can contact the centre by phone from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am to 4:30pm on Friday on: 01252 326304.

The Manager of each centre will be able to provide you with information about charges and facilities offered in the centre.

Social centres
Park Barn Social CentreShawfield Social Centre
Park Barn Drive
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 8EN 
Tel: 01483 458055
Shawfield Road
Ash
GU12 6QX
Tel: 01252 326304

 

For social centre transport enquiries please call 01483 458052. Someone is available to take your call from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday

Social centre events

Social centre events
Park Barn
MondayWord searches                                
Pool/Snooker                                
Wii Games and New Age Kurling
Themed Quiz
Bingo
Arts and Crafts
Line Dancing
TuesdayWord searches
Pool/Snooker
Armchair Exercises
Family Fortunes/other games
Arts and crafts
Themed Quiz
Bingo
Wednesday                              Grocery Raffle
Word searches
Pool/Snooker
Wii Bowling
Bingo
Joy in Sing-a-Longs
Arts and Crafts
ThursdayWord searches
Pool/Snooker
Armchair Exercises
Family Fortunes/Balderdash/Games
Mini-golf
Arts and Crafts
Line Dancing
FridayWord searches/quiz
Pool/Snooker
Wii Games and New Age Kurling
Bingo
Whist Club

 

Social centre events
Shawfield Social Centre
Monday        Snowball Bingo  
TuesdayTable Tennis
Line Dancing
Wednesday           Computer tuition/assistance
New Age Kurling
Scrabble group
Zumba Gold
Thursday         Seated Extend Exercise
Scrabble group
FridayComputer tuition/assistance
Art Class
Tai Chi

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