A Warm Welcome

A warm welcome awaits you at our venues in the heart of every community!

You can already visit our venues and take part in a wide range of free activities but from 1st December 2022, we will be complementing these existing services by offering spaces where local residents can access snacks, hot drinks and fresh fruit. You can pull up a chair, have a chat with the staff or share some family time with our selection of board games, colouring-in and activities. Need to charge mobile phones and devices? No problem with our new charging stations which will be free for anyone to use. 
If you’re looking for some practical information on how to access help with bills or heating, we can point you in the right direction. East Ayrshire Council's website also has a wealth of advice, support and resources to help with the cost of living crisis.

Warm hubs have been set up in the following venues during normal opening hours:
Annick Valley: Rose Reilly Sports Centre  & Stewarton Area Centre 
Crosshouse: Crosshouse Library 
Irvine Valley: Newmilns Library (in Morton Hall) & Darvel Town Hall
Ballochmyle: Burns House Museum in Mauchline & Auchinleck Boswell Centre Library 
Cumnock: Cumnock Library 
Kilmarnock North: Danny Coffey Suite, North West Area Centre
Open 21, 22, 25. 26, 28 & 29 Jan
Open from 8am to 10pm, Mon - Fri  and 8am – 5pm, Sat & Sun
Kilmarnock East: Treehouse Centre at Dean Castle Country Park  & The Dick Institute  - pull up a chair, charge your device or settle down with a board game or activity

In partnership with local community groups and organisations and East Ayrshire Council, there will also be warm hub spaces in a range of other community venues across East Ayrshire as well as Community Cafes, Foodbanks and other support services. 

Click here to view the list of these community warm hubs as a PDF or here to view them on East Ayrshire Council's website 

What free activities can you take part in across East Ayrshire Leisure venues?