There is so much to do at Whitley Bay Big Local, we love having lots of folk in the building. Each week we produce a timetable, which you can see below. More information is given about our sessions below the timetable.
Have you got any ideas of great things that could happen in our community building? If you do, drop in and have a chat with a member of the team or contact us to and tell us what activities you'd like to see / join in with / organise in our building! Our Small Sparks
Sing n Sign
A partner activity delivered by Shannon and Chester cat! Sing n Sign is a fun session to help your baby to communicate through sign before speech. For more information and to book, visit website
Act 2 Cam
A partner offering performing arts classes at Whitley Bay Hub, where young people grow in confidence and explore their imaginations through drama, theatre and film. For more information and to book, visit website
Pay as you go Pantry
The pantry is our way to help reduce food waste and make sure people who are struggling in the cost of living crisis are able to help themselves to food. Operating 4 times per week, the pantry is an important lifeline for many.
Fix it Cafe
Bring along your treasured possession or broken equipment and our skilled volunteers will have a go at fixing it for you. It can't get any more broken. Can it?
Fix-It Café has paused for a few weeks and will start again soon.
Sewcial Sewing Group
Drop into our social crafty group and develop your machine sewing skills. WSe have a small number of machines available, so bringing your own woiuld be helpful. Contact us for more inforamation or to join the group
A partner activity offering a space to talk, share and listen. Peertalk is a volunteer facilitated peer support group for people living with depression. Visit their website for more information and to attend a meeting
Happy to Chat
A grant funded drop-in with refrehsments provided. Happy to Chat is a support group for local adults who sometimes or often feel lonely. No need to book, just turn up for a cuppa and meet and chat with other local folk.
A new craft activity every Wednesday. Session for adults who sometimes or often experience loneliness 1-3 with family craft session afterwards. Currently a free drop-in, with no need to book.
Drop in on a Friday afternoon for an informal games afternoon. Choose from our growing selection of games and enjoy a drink from the cafe
Knit n Natter
A free drop in with refreshments provided. There must be a law somewhere that says community hubs need a knit n natter group. Come and join our drop in social knitters. Knitting or nattering or both are strongly encouraged!
Eco Craft with Emma
A family themed activity for kids aged 3 -13. A new craft activity each week using recycled materials. No need to book, just drop in and craft away! New parents drop in at the same time. Come join the fun!
Men's Pie Club
It's not really about making a pie, but making a pie is fairly central to it. It's just for blokes this one, and Pie Club aims to support men who sometimes or often feel lonely. Good chance to come together and learn new skills. See their website for more information and to book
Learn to fix your bike
Funded by Cycling UK, Bring in your bike and learn new skills to get you back out riding again. No need to book, just drop in with your bikes.
Fix-It has paused for a few weeks. Sessions will start again soon.
Best Start Parent Support
Delivered by our friends at VODA, Best Start provides information, advice and support for new parents on a range of new parenting stressors. This is a free drop-in session, but do contact Liz if you'd like more information
Put your own session on!
Still can't find what you're looking for? Hire some space at the hub and put your own group on. We may even be able to support the group with a small grant to get your idea off the ground! Contact us to discuss!