Linskill Centre - the heart of the community

Managed by the Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust the Linskill Centre in North Shields is a thriving community resource to learn, relax and engage in activities. The Linskill attracts over 160,000 visitors per year through its community development programmes, local groups, tenants, weekly activities, room hire, weddings and events programme.

The Linskill Centre offers the following facilities and services:

Linskill Nursery - an Ofsted regulated nursery delivering quality child care for babies, toddlers up to pre-school age. The nursery has access to outdoor learning facilities, Sensory Room and a range of extra-curricular children's activities.

Family Services - currently developing a range of courses to offer support and guidance to parents and carers including effective parenting, weaning workshops and self-help groups.

Squiggles N Giggles – a range of activities to encourage child development and parent-child bonding through music, movement and fun. Activities include: Baby Yoga, Baby Massage, Baby Social, Creative Play, Giggle N Groove, Sensory Stars and Story Sacks.

Conference and Meeting Room Hire - a full range of rooms are available for conferences and meetings, including two large halls which are fully serviced by our Customer Services Team. Our satellite sites at Royal Quays and Battle Hill also offer conference and meeting room facilities in community settings.

Permanent Office Space - a range of office space, varying sizes, is available for hire by tenants and local businesses on a short or long term basis at Linskill, Royal Quays and Battle Hill.

Café 32 - is open to Centre users and the general public from Monday to Saturday and can provide onsite catering for events and functions. Café 32 is fully licensed and offers an informal meeting space accommodating up to 50 people for private hire outside of core business hours.

Weddings & Events - the Linskill Centre is licensed for wedding ceremonies and offers a bespoke event management service for corporate functions, weddings, celebratory parties and other community events. A range of hire and catering packages are available along with a licensed bar facility.

engAGE - a programme designed by older people (55+) in the North Tyneside and wider area offering attendees the chance to share and learn new skills, make friends and develop new experiences via weekly and monthly activity groups. Current groups include: Scribblers, Page Turners, Woolies, Chess, Digital Champions, Poetry Appreciation, Film Club and many more – visit the website for more details.

Community Groups & Classes - there are nearly 60 weekly classes and activities delivered at the Linskill throughout the week including: fitness, music, languages, health, education, crafts, children’s activities, sport and social groups. Further details of the classes and activities can be found on our website.

Membership - join our free membership scheme to access a range of benefits including 10% all food and drinks at Café 32. To contact the Linskill Centre, become a member or for further information on any of the activities call 0191 257 8000, visit or follow us on Facebook.

To contact the Linskill Centre, become a member or for further information on any of the activities call 0191 257 8000, visit website or follow us on Facebook.

The Linskill Centre supports the campaign to End Loneliness in North Tyneside

Follow the campaign on social media on twitter using @SignNorthTyne #endlonelinessinnorthtyneside