Whitley Bay Big Local Events

FareShare Pantry

Pay As You Can Pantry

Our "pay as you can pantry" is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Pop in to pick up some food. There's a range of fresh fruit and veg, milk, bakery items, tins and dried goods.If you can donate food, ( in date and in original packaging please) we can share with others!

If you can contribute, please do, if you are unable...don't worry- we got it!

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9:30am - 2:30pm

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

Join in the Knitting and Nattering in our community building.
Please wear a mask for entry, we've plenty of hand sanitiser and socially distanced chairs to keep you comfortable and safe.

A friendly group in a safe space. Bring your own project or join one of ours. We have needles and yarn to share.
Free entry- donations welcomed for refreshments!

Every Friday10am to 12pm. 

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

Happ To Chat

Happy To Chat

Residents are welcome to pop in for a "socially distanced" cuppa and a chat.  

You can pick up a Happy to Chat badge if you are happy to head out into the wider world to Chat Happily.  

It’s about kindness, taking time to listen to others and making connections in the local community. All welcome!

Find out more on our Facebook page

Email: hello@whitleybaybiglocal.org for more information.

Every Thursday,  10am - 12pm, 

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

Deaf and sign

Deaf and Sign Meet-Up

Spend time with Deaf and signing people.

Play games, pool, table tennis and table football.

Donations for drinks welcome

For more information or visit our Whitley Bay Big Local FaceBook page.

Every Thursday, 17:30pm - 19:30pm.

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

BayCreate workshop

BayCreate Summer Sessions

Our inter-generational arts project creating inspirational arts installations in Whitley Bay  – BayCreate is well underway and has been nurturing positive connections between people of all ages at Whitley Bay Big Local and The Base Young People’s Centre. 

Come and be part of our project group. We need your help to shape the project and make it meaningful.

Wednesdays, 10:00 - 15:00

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Rd,  NE26 2LY

Email Helen.walton@barnardos.org.uk  for more information or visit our Whitley Bay Big Local FaceBook page.

Men's Pie Club

Men's Pie Club

Pie Club opens once a week for guys in various locations in the North East. It’s not just about the pies. It’s about the guys making the pies. We’re here for a chat just as much as a scran. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re a baking-beginner or a pastry-perfectionist, Pie Club is where you can come to get stuff off your chest and put something in your belly.

For more information visit the Men's Pie Club website.

Monday 3pm -5pm 

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Rd,  NE26 2LY

Stat and play

Stay N Play (resumes after October half term holiday)

After school on Monday from 3.30pm we are opening up the doors for "Stay N Play", a family drop in, which includes nature activities in the Victoria Street Community Garden, as well as the usual games, crafts and refreshments indoors - a warm safe place to hang out for a while before going home. 

All children, 3 to 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: £2 per family.

Mondays, 3:30pm - 5pm. 

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Road

Email: hello@whitleybaybiglocal.org for more information or visit our Whitley Bay Big Local FaceBook page.

Act2Cam

Act2Cam Creative Performing Arts Class

Act2Cam offers Covid-safe, Ofsted-registered childcare, where young people learn how to act and make drama, from their own imaginations.

Our qualified teachers are DBS checked, highly trained and committed to working with young people. We help our students develop their drama into high quality films, which they star in! We are the only drama group that teaches "3 Cs”: Confidence, Community and Creativity. Find out more on Act2Cams webpage

Fees apply. Contact info@act2cam.org orTel: 07973 869477

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Rd,  NE26 2LY

The Spanish Box

The Spanish Box

The Spanish Box is a Spanish school in Whitley Bay. Our school specialise in Spanish courses for all levels – from starting out all the way up to advanced – and for all ages.  We offer Spanish courses as well as DELE-exam courses and GCSE and A Levels preparation courses.

Find out more on The Spanish Box website

Contact Tamara to book infospanishbox@gmail.com 

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Rd,  NE26 2LY

 Dance Punkz

Dance Punkz

We are rocking!!! Wooohoooo!!!

LITTLE MONSTERS - ages 18months - 3 years

Wednesdays 12.15-1pm

Fridays 1.15-2pm

Saturdays 12.30-1.15pm

DANCE PUNKZ ages 4-6

Saturdays 1.30-2.30pm

To book please email sofi@dancepunkz.com and will send all information over to you.

Location: Whitley Bay Big Local, 158 Whitley Rd,  NE26 2LY