Children and young people

Crescent Youth Club

Crescent Youth Club is an old established, voluntary club, which has used Hatters since the time it was Friary Youth Centre. It is a club for boys 8 to 19. It has the distinction of bringing its senior members through into leadership roles. It meets every Saturday evening.

Health Store

The NW Health Trust (through its Health Promotion) developed this drop-in service for young people, over a period of years. This is now co-ordinated by the Early Intervention Service. It is a source of advice on all health issues but focuses on sexual health. Contraception and pregnancy testing are available in confidence. Opening times are Monday to Thursday from 3.30pm until 5.30pm and Saturdays from 11.30am until 1pm. For further details, call 024 7635 1418. 

Pioneer Allstars

A youth club for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. They meet every Wednesday evening (term time only, 7 to 9pm. Their activities range from arts and crafts, pool, board games, to trips out and about. For more information contact the centre.


This is a Saturday dance school. Throughout the day it runs a series of classes for young people in a variety of dance styles and ages (4 to 16 years; tap or modern for juniors, intermediates and seniors; seniors ballet). Contact Alison on 07831 603317.


This club is for severely disabled young people. It meets every Saturday and runs schemes during each school holiday. In this way it gives carers support, and a break. 

Take-a-Break also manages a club for disabled adults every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For more details, telephone 024 7664 4909.

Learning/training activities

Adult and community service

The Adult Learning Team use Hatters as a venue for a variety of subjects, including ESOL and basic skills. They use the centre every week (term-time only). For more information, contact Adult and Community Learning 024 7635 3065.

Road Safety Course

Monthly courses addressing issues around driving. Contact through Hatters Space 02476 384491.


Helping people with disabilities or health conditions move into education/training or employment. They meet here every Tuesday morning 9am until 12 noon. Contact 0114 2768004.

Physical activities

Abbey Carpet Bowls

This is another success story of local people setting up and managing the group. It meets every Friday 2pm to 4.00pm. It costs £1.50 which includes tea, biscuits and a chat.


Yoga classes are held at the centre every Tuesday evening at 7pm. Please contact the centre for more details.

Special interest groups

Bonsai group

Meets at Hatters on the last Thursday of each month, 7pm to 10pm. Contact through the centre.

Nuneaton Beekeepers

Meet on the first Tuesday of each month 7pm to 10pm from September through to April. Contact details through the centre.

Nuneaton birdwatching group

A monthly meeting with talks on various aspects. They meet the third Thursday evening of each month, September to May. Contact through the centre.

Nuneaton and Bedworth machine knitting club

This locally run club does exactly what it says in its title. It meets at Hatters Space on a first and third Thursday evening of each month, 7pm to 9pm. Also includes hand knitting and crochet. Contact through Hatters.

Nuneaton rambling club

The rambling club meets at the centre every other month 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday evenings. Contact through the centre.

*O50 craft group

Craft group for over 50's. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 1pm to 3pm. Contact through the Centre.

*O50 gardening group

The gardening group meets the first Thursday of each month from October to March, at 10am to 12 noon, for the over 50s. Contact through the Centre.

* In order to attend an O50 group activity, people need to join the main club which meets at Ambleside Sports and Social, Ambleside, Weddington. They meet at 1.45pm to 4pm on the first Wednesday of each month.

U3A art group

The U3A Art group meet every Thursday 10-12. Contact through the centre.

U3A family history group

The family history group meet once a month on a Tuesday, 10am to 12 noon. Contact through the centre

Wood Turners

The Wood Turners meet at Hatters on the first and third Tuesday evening of each month 6pm to 10pm.

Support groups

Al's club

A monthly social meeting for people with Alzheimer's and friends/carers. Contact through the centre.

Councillors surgery

The local borough and county councillors hold a surgery on the first Friday of every month, 5pm to 6pm. All local residents are welcome.

Epilepsy Action

Campaigns to improve epilepsy services and raise awareness of the condition. We provide support and advice. The group meets on Monday evenings, 7pm to 9pm, on the third Monday of each month.

Making Space

An advocacy organisation working with people with a learning disability in Warwickshire. Making Space believe that people with a learning disability should be listened to and their opinion valued. People with a learning disability are entitled to high-quality services and should have a say in how those services work. Contact through the centre.

Nuneaton Deaf Chatter Club

A group of deaf people from the local community. They meet once a fortnight on a Wednesday, between 1.30pm and 3.30pm, for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. Contact through the centre.


Providing counselling services for young people and families. Relate are based at the centre every week. Appointments can be booked through their area office in Coventry, telephone 024 7622 5863.


An independent charity offering free confidential support for anyone who has experienced the trauma of rape, sexual abuse or sexual violence. Contact 01788 551150.


The objects of Safeline are to relieve suffering and advance education amongst people experiencing the after-effects of the trauma of rape and sexual abuse, without distinction of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour or other political, religious or other opinions. Safeline provides several services including counselling, support groups and a free helpline. For more information call 01926 402498.


Carol’s Creations

Carol runs a card making class every first Wednesday of each month 7pm to 9pm. Contact Carol on 07765 000173 for more information.

Neighbourhood Watch

Meetings are held every other month for local watch groups and area co-ordination of watch groups.