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.

Annick Valley Kilmarnock North Kilmarnock West & Crosshouse Kilmarnock East & Hurlford Irvine Valley Ballochmyle Cumnock & New Cumnock Doon Valley
Rose Reilly Sports Centre Danny Coffey Suite, North West Area Centre  Crosshouse Library Treehouse Centre, Dean Castle Country Park Galston Community Centre  Burns House Museum,Mauchline Cumnock Library Doon Valley Leisure Centre 
Stewarton Area Centre      The Dick Institute Morton Hall, Newmilns  Boswell Centre, Auchinleck     
        Darvel Town Hall       

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. 

In the Annick Valley:
John Fulton Hall 
Dunlop Village Hall
Stewarton Annick Youth & Community Centre
St Columba's Church Hall. Mon - Wed from 10am  12noon. Thurs 1pm - 4pm & Fri 10am  - 4pm
Hamilton Gardens, Stewarton. Lunch Clubs on Tues & Thurs
Thrive Stewarton. Wed activities. Free soup  - Thurs 1pm - 4pm & Fri 10am  4pm 
St Maurs Gardens. Lunch Club on Wed

In Kilmarnock (North)
The Community Cafe, Onthank 

In Kilmarnock (West & Crosshouse)
Kilmarnock Baptist Church. Wellbeing Cafe open Thurs 10.30am - 2pm
Central Evangelical Church. Fridays from 10am - 12.30pm
East Ayrshire Churches Homeless Association.Free lunch, food parcels & support at Community Friends sessions in Laigh Kirk, Mon & Wed - 1pm - 3pm
Salvation Army. Mon from 10.30am  - 3pm. Thurs from 11am - 12.30pm - hot rolls & emergency food parcels 

In Kilmarnock (South)
Shortlees Community Centre. Wed 1pm - 3pm
Shortlees Community Centre.  Parents Drop In - Mon from 12.30pm - 2.45pm. Free lunch & hot drinks

In Kilmarnock (East & Hurlford)
Take a Bow Opportunity Centre. Low priced lunches every Thurs. Book by tel: 01563 535333
Hurlford Church. Mon from 12noon - 3.30pm. Hot drinks
Kay Park Church. Tues from 10am - 1pm. Wed Cafe open 10am - 12noon
St Joseph's Church. Community Lunch - Tues from 11am - 1pm. Wed from 11am - 12noon  - foodbank with hot drinks & sandwiches
St Kentigern's Church, New Farm Loch. Community Cafe open Wed from 10am - 12noon
St Matthew's Church.Foodbank on Tues & Thurs from 4pm - 6pm. Vouchers available from local agencies including Citizens Advice Bureau

In the Irvine Valley
The Verve, Darvel
Darvel Parish Church
Ross Court, Galston. Daily Lunch Club. Breakfast Club - Mon - Fri from 9.30am - 12noon

In Ballochmyle
AM Brown Institute, Catrine
Ellisland Court.  Lunch & Breakfast Clubs on Tues & Thurs.
Lodge St John's, Catrine."The 12 o'clock Gang"  - Tues from 12noon  - 2pm.
Muirkirk Community Association. Food Larder, Mon & Weds from 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Mauchline Parish Church. Shoppers Lunch  - every 3rd Thurs from 11.30am - 1.30pm

In Cumnock & New Cumnock
Old Church, Cumnock.
Afton Court, New Cumnock. Daily Lunch Club for tenants.
Netherthird Community Centre. Mon from 1.30pm - 3.30pm
New Cumnock Parish Church. Thursday Coffee Mornings from 9.45am - 12noon
Ochiltree HUB. Cafe open Mon - Fri from 10am - 4pm & Sat from 10am - 2pm
Community Living Room at Community Routes.Soup, tea & coffee every Tues from 12.30pm - 3.30pm.

In the Doon Valley
Dalmellington Community Centre
Drongan Community Centre
Bellsbank Primary School
The Zone
Rowantree Court, Drongan. Daily lunch club for tenants

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