Day centres

Your local day centre will be serving up festive fare over the holiday period. If you are planning a visit, do check when they are open.

Christmas lunches and holiday closing hours
We've added the dates when you can join your local day centre for Christmas lunch and if you are thinking of  visiting over the holiday period do remember to check below to see if your centre is open.

The day centres provide a venue for social and recreational events for the benefit of persons aged over 55, and offer hot meals and other refreshments at very reasonable prices. The day centres are almost entirely run by volunteers.
 

Events at the day centres

Events and promotions are held at our day centres throughout the year.

Day centres events

Past day centres events

Getting to a day centre

Uttlesford Community Travel and Essex DaRT provide dedicated transport to our day centres.

Travel to a day centre
 

What might you find on the menu?

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Rowena Davey Centre 

Rowena Davey Centre (Great Dunmow)

Rowena Davey Centre
Chequers Lane
Great Dunmow
Essex
CM6 1EQ
Tel: 01371 872874

Find the Rowena Davey Centre on a Google map

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 - 13:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 13:30
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 - 13:30
Friday 10:00 - 13:30

Christmas lunch

Tuesday 18 December

Christmas closing - the Rowena Davey Centre will be closed on the following days:

Monday 24 December
Tuesday 25 December
Thursday 27 December
Friday 28 December
Monday 31 December
Tuesday 1 January 2019

About the Rowena Davey Centre

Rowena Davey Centre interior_1Conveniently located in central Dunmow, the Rowena Davey Centre offers a spacious and comfortable environment in which to have a coffee and homemade cakes or to stay for a freshly cooked hot two-course lunch. The building is also a popular venue used by a multitude of local groups. It is available for hire for regular activities or one off events outside of normal opening hours. So why not book it for a birthday party or special event? There is a fully equipped commercial kitchen and plenty of nearby parking at the Chequers Lane car park. This centre is fully accessible for users with disabilities. 

Your meal

For the latest menu and to book in for a lunch, please call the centre on the above phone number. We will need to have your booking by 10:30 on the day. Lunches are served at 12:30 and cost £5.00 for two courses. Special diets can be catered for.

 


The Garden Room

The Garden Room (Saffron Walden)

The Garden Room
3 Hill Street
Saffron Walden
Essex
CB10 1EH
Tel: 01799 522772

Find The Garden Room on a Google map

Opening hours

Monday 09:00 - 13:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 13:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 13:30
Thursday 09:00 - 13:30
Friday 09:00 - 13:30

Christmas lunch

Monday 10 December
Thursday 13 December
Thursday 20 December

Christmas closing - the Garden Room will be closed on the following days:

Monday 24 December
Tuesday 25 December
Wednesday 26 December
Thursday 27 December
Friday 28 December
Tuesday 1 January 2019

About The Garden Room

The Garden Room_1 The Garden Room is based in the delightful setting of Jubilee Gardens, in the centre of Saffron Walden. With direct access from Waitrose Car Park this is the ideal location to enjoy a coffee with friends after shopping. Breakfasts are served from 9:00 and coffees, freshly baked scones, cakes and snacks from 10:00 - 13.30, one or two course lunches can be had from 12:15. When not being used for lunches the building is also available to hire for private parties and other events. There is a fully equipped commercial kitchen and the centre boasts a wi-fi connection. This centre is fully accessible for users with disabilities. 

Your meal

For the latest menu and to book in for a lunch, please call the centre on the above phone number. We will need to have your booking by 10:30 on the day. Lunches are served at 12:15 and a two course meal (main and dessert) costs £7.30. Special diets can be catered for.

For a light meal, home-made soup and a roll are now available. Just pop in any time during opening hours and its a bargain at £2.50. 

 


The Crafton Centre

The Crafton Centre (Stansted Mountfitchet)

The Crafton Centre
Crafton Green House
72 Chapel Hill
Stansted
CM24 8AG
Tel: 01279 815091

Find The Crafton Centre on a Google map

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 13:30
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 - 13:30
Friday 10:00 - 13:30

Christmas lunch

Friday 14 December

Christmas closing - the Crafton Centre will be closed on the following days:

Tuesday 25 December
Thursday 27 December
Friday 28 December
Tuesday 1 January 2019

About The Crafton Centre

The Crafton Centre_1 Conveniently located adjacent to the public car park, come along to the Stansted Mountfitchet Day and Community Centre, Crafton Centre, in Chapel Hill and try the facilities. The Centre, which has been an active part of the village for over 30 years, provides both residents and visitors the opportunity to socialise. Tea, coffee, snacks are available from 10:00 and from 12:15 two course lunches are served three days a week. Activities, outings and games are available in a friendly, social atmosphere. Why not pop in and enjoy a coffee with friends after shopping?

When not being used for lunches the building is also available to hire for private parties and other events. There is a fully equipped commercial kitchen and a small garden for outside events. This centre is fully accessible for users with disabilities. 

Your meal

For the latest menu and to book in for a lunch, please call the centre on the above phone number. We will need to have your booking by 11:00 on the day. Lunches are served at 12:30 and cost £5.50. Special diets can be catered for.  

 


Takeley Community Centre

Takeley Community Centre

Takeley Community Centre
South Road
Takeley
CM22 6RB
For bookings contact Linda Steer, Day Centre Liaison Officer
Tel: 01799 510569
Email: lsteer@uttlesford.gov.uk
Website: 

Find the Takeley Community Centre on a Google map

Opening hours

Lunches are currently not being served at the centre. However, transport is being provided from the centre to Cutlers Kitchen, Thaxted every Monday where lunch is available. The centre is still available for hire. For more information use our contact details above.

About the Takeley Community Centre

Takeley Community Centre_1 Situated in the heart of Takeley, the Community Centre has been a part of village activities for a number of years. There is a fully equipped commercial kitchen and the centre boasts a fitted hearing loop. This centre is fully accessible for users with disabilities. 

Your meal

Unfortunately, owing to low numbers attending the lunch service on Tuesdays and Fridays at Takeley Community Centre, the caterer is unable to continue providing this service after 1 September 2018. Read more >

 


Cutler's Kitchen

Cutler's Kitchen (Thaxted)

Cutler's Kitchen
Vicarage Mead
Thaxted
Essex
CM6 2QW
Tel: 01371 830094

Find Cutler's Kitchen on a Google map

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 - 13:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 13:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 13:30
Thursday 10:00 - 13:30
Friday 10:00 - 13:30

Christmas lunch

Tuesday 18 December
Thursday 20 December

Christmas closing - Cutlers Kitchen will be closed on the following days:

Monday 24 December
Tuesday 25 December
Wednesday 26 December
Thursday 27 December
Friday 28 December
Monday 31 December
Tuesday 1 January 2019

About Cutler's Kitchen

Cutler's Kitchen_1 Just up the road from the free Margaret Street car park is Cutler's Kitchen, the perfect venue to join with others to enjoy great value home cooked lunches. On Fridays why not just drop in for a coffee and freshly baked cake between 10:00 and 12:00. From 12:30 two course lunches are served five days a week. Many of our ingredients are sourced locally and you can even bring along your own bottle of wine.

The hall is available to hire afternoons and evenings during the week, and all day at the weekends so why not book it for primary age & adult birthdays, family gatherings or business meetings / team-building functions. There is a fully equipped commercial kitchen and free wi-fi internet access. This centre is fully accessible for users with disabilities. 

Your meal 

For the latest menu and to book in for a lunch, please call the centre on the above phone number. We will need to have your booking by 10:00 on the day. Lunches are served at 12:30 and cost £5.00. Special diets can be catered for.