Activate Arts


The Bracknell Centre is our main site and head office based in Kirkby. The Bracknell Centre is a fully accessible integrated community and education facility. It incorporates social enterprises, education and community services to ensure sustainability.

Spaces Available for Hire

We have a range of rooms and areas available for community hire including:

  • The Community Hall: ideal for events, large meetings and community fitness classes
  • The Bracken Community Room: a space for small to medium sized community groups to meet or hold workshops/training events
  • The Heath Room: large standard style classroom which is well lit and ideal for art/flower arranging courses
  • The Meeting Room: for small group meetings of up to 6 people
  • The Primrose Room: IT suite with 12 computers and Internet access
  • The Rose Room: a large standard style classroom
  • The Buttercup Room: perfect for community cooking classes. Includes kitchen facilities and room for tables and chairs

External Facilities

Animal Care Centre: home to a range of animals from tarantulas to a pony. This space is only available for hire under supervision. It is useful as an educational opportunity for school groups or perfect for making your event such as a birthday party stand out. We can even bring some of our smaller animals to you if you can't travel to us. We're happy to visit your centre, event or school with our friendly animals.

Horticulture Base: includes a newly renovated purpose built horticulture centre, greenhouse and community growing space. Fresh produce and plants are available for purchase at certain times in the year. Community members can access the centre free of charge. Click here for more information.

The Meadows

This is the newly renovated specialist sensory area of our building which includes a number of well-equipped rooms. You can hire individual rooms or the area as a whole. Rooms within The Meadows include:

The Daisy Suite & Sunflower Suite: recently refurbished classrooms with track hoisting, adjustable tables and plenty of space

The Poppy Suite: large recently refurbished classroom ideal for Mum & Tots groups.

The Berry Pod: our state-of-the-art sensory pod located in the centre of The Meadows. It features a bubble tube, infinity tunnel, music creation, light fibres, mirror ball, projector and even light panels around the outside.

Hygiene Room: fully accessible changing room including changing beds, track hoisting, toilet and shower facilities

Funders & Partners

Activate Community and Education Services trading as Activate, is a not for profit company registered in England and Wales and Limited by Guarantee. Reg No: 5493554 | Charity No: 1123336

Phone: 0151 545 1279
Facebook: Activate CES
Twitter: @ActivateCES