Facilities at Longhoughton Community & Sports Centre
We have a well-equipped large Function Room at Longhoughton Community & Sports Centre measuring approx 14 metres by 5 metres which can accommodate a wide range of activities.
The room can comfortably seat 130 persons conference style or 75 persons cabaret style. Poseur tables are also available for use to enable part sitting/standing for 115 persons.
The acoustic ceiling makes it perfect for music or choir groups.
Weight-loss classes, craft group, carpet bowling, community lunches, bingo, dance, Zumba, Beaver, Cub and Scout groups are regular centre users and the venue is perfect for children’s parties with plenty indoor and outdoor space for children to play freely. Two large double doors open out onto a seating area overlooking the grass pitches.
There is a small stage which can be used for discos and small bands which can be extended if required for theatrical performances.
There are a range of lighting options to meet differing requirements and to facilitate a mood change for more intimate evening occasions, including weddings. Marquee space is also available adjacent to the centre for special functions. We are licensed for the sale of alcohol.
The Function Room is available at competitive rates which can be found below. Please note that when making a booking, hirers must consider the time required to set up and clear up after the event.
Meeting Room 1 is our medium-sized meeting room and can comfortably seat 18 persons in boardroom format with an additional 16 persons around the sides of the room – perfect for Parish Council meetings. This attractive, light and airy room proves popular with craft and fine art groups plus those requiring a more calm environment for their activities as well as for more formal occasions. This room is serviced by a kitchen hatch which is a very useful addition should conference or wedding groups in the function room prefer a separate buffet service facility.
This room can be hired and rates may be obtained from the ‘Prices menu’. Bookings must also include set up and clear up/cleaning time too.
If you would like to make a single booking for one or more of our facilities you can use our Bookings Calendar. If you have a more detailed requirement such as a recurring booking, please “Contact Us”.
Seating 8-10 persons comfortably conference style, this room is perfect for business meetings – for example for employers wishing to conduct selection interviews or for single/small group use. Wall screen/flipchart stand and paper are also available.
Meeting room 2 can be hired with rates shown on the ‘Prices’ menu. Bookings must also include set up and clear up/cleaning time too.
If you would like to make single booking for one or more of our facilities you can use our Bookings Calendar. If you have a more detailed requirement such as a recurring booking, please use “Contact Us”.
Synthetic Turf Pitch (STP) is a 3rd Generation AGP and is available at competitive prices for any district football club or group of football enthusiasts. Peak booking times when there is most current demand are Monday to Friday from 5:00pm to 10.00pm plus weekends for which the standard rate (before any qualifying discounts) is £42 per hour – off peak rate is £26 per hour. Why not book it for a children’s football party along with the Function Room or Meeting Room 1 for a different type of birthday celebration?
Longhoughton Community & Sports Centre has a natural play area which is open during all daylight hours free of charge for the enjoyment of the local community and visitors. The facility is well equipped with seating for parents and carers and is suitable for all age groups up to ten years. Parents are required to supervise young children at all times.
A free car park which can accommodate 60 vehicles at any one time is available to all users. Due to Highways Agency restrictions, no coaches or buses are allowed in the car park as there is insufficient space for such vehicles to turn safely without reversing. Consequently, parties arriving by this method of transport are required to be dropped off and picked up on North End, Longhoughton and to make the remainder of the journey on foot (1 minute walk).
We have a well-equipped kitchen suitable for the preparation of both hot and cold food & drinks and is available to all community building hirers at no extra charge – facilities include 6 ring electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, hot water dispenser, hand-wash facilities and professional dishwasher. Sometimes multiple bookings will necessitate sharing the kitchen on an informal basis unless specifically reserved for a large event e.g. a birthday party. Longhoughton Rangers F.C. will have priority (but not exclusive) access on match days to serve supporters with refreshments. Our Bookings Manager will always inform you if another user is using an adjacent room at the same time to ensure your maximum comfort.
The changing rooms (four FA Standard 16 person rooms plus two single Officials rooms) are intended to support football activity on either Synthetic Turf Pitch (STP) or grass pitches and will consequently be reserved for this priority use especially on match days. The rooms are equipped with benches, toilets, hand basins and communal showers (excepting Officials which have personal facilities) and are lockable by each user group if required. There may be occasions however when the changing facilities are not in priority use and can be employed for other activities e.g. drama groups or entertainers using the stage in the Function Room or as temporary storage.