The Branksome Community Centre

The Branksome Community Centre is a vibrant hub located in North-East Poole that is operated by Poole Communities Trust. We provide affordable activities for all ages and abilities and a great place to meet old friends and make new ones.

The Branksome Community Centre also runs Coffee and Chat sessions twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30am-12pm. This is a perfect opportunity to pop in for a hot drink and some cake! Tuesday and Friday 9:30am-12pm- open to all, including well behaved dogs!



Come along and visit us. We are incredibly friendly and would love to see you!


Hire A Space


Everything we do is about the community, take a look at what some of our customers and community members have been saying!

Had a party booked here for my child and they couldn’t have been more helpful, place was clean, the staff and volunteers are friendly and is a reasonable price for such a big space.

The Branksome Community Centre is a great place for events.

From kids birthday parties to family get-togethers and even club meetings. The team can make sure that the event goes off without a hitch! 

The team are so friendly!

Amazing place with lots to do for all ages!! Would love to see more things like this given more support! The cafe is amazingly priced, good quality and they have so many, toys for toddlers! Such a good day out with my almost two year old for park, lunch and play!

I booked my sons first birthday party at the branksome centre. What a great venue. We had the hall and cafe and worked fantastic as the kids can blow off steam in the hall with all the toys etc and the adults can relax in the cafe. Thank you for making the booking and day go nice and smoothly! Highly recommend and will book every year!

A lovely place that has a friendly atmosphere and staff offering a range of activities and services. Highly recommended.

Great hall and lovely little cafe. Always made to feel welcome here even our doggy gets offered treats when we come here for a coffee



Our thanks to all our funders since opening! AFC Bournemouth Cherries Community Fund, Awards for All, Big Lottery Community Fund, Bourne Valley Community association, Comic Relief,CoOp Local Community Fund , Dorset Community Foundation,Groundwork UK, JP Morgan, Llewellin Masonic Lodge, Power to Change, Rank Foundation, Sports England, Santander Bank, Talbot Village Trust and Waitrose! 



The Branksome Community Centre is a great place for events.

From kids birthday parties to family get-togethers and even
club meetings. We can make sure that your event goes off without a hitch!


Join our community and become a Studio T Tangologist
Classes and Practica every Thursday

Basics 7:30pm, Intricate Basics 8:30pm, Practica 9:30pm

£5 /person for the night, No partner necessary …whats not to love?

What’s On

We have an exciting range of events at activities at the Branksome Community Centre! Below is a list that you can browse. If you have your own ideas for an event or community activity or you would like to find out more, please get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

What’s On

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Our Facilities

We have a range of rooms you can hire for kids parties, classes, social events or sports and activities.If you would like to set up a new activity or event please contact the Branksome Community Centre manager who maybe able to offer a trial discount on room hire rates if your activity is considered by the Poole Communities Trust to be a priority for our community. The booking you make now will be provisional, we will respond to you within two working days with confirmation of your booking and any additional requirements.  

During the current Covid 19 pandemic we have placed additional procedures in place which hirers must adhere to. Click for full details.


Activity Hall

The activity hall is available for hire between 8am and 10.30 pm on weekdays. Weekend hire may also be available depending on circumstances.

£20 for 1 hour or £50 for 3 hours

The Atlantis Room

New sensory experience space coming soon!


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The Lounge is a large and versatile space suitable for a wide range of uses.

£15 for 1 hour or £40 for 3 hours

The Studio

The studio is a great room to hire with an adjoining small kitchen and toilet.



It is available  for hire  on weekdays. Weekend hire may also be available, depending on circumstances.

£15 for 1 hour or £40 for 3 hours

Outside Court

The outside court is available for hire  in exchange for a donation to Poole Communities Trust and is suitable for a range of activities. It measures 24m x 15.5m. If you would like to book the court, please get in touch with your proposed use, and preferred dates. Please remember to social distance.

£5 for 1 hour or £15 for 3 hours

Whole Centre Bookings

Book the whole centre.

Please note this does not include the outside court.

£40 per hour and £100 for 3 hours.

Book the whole centre. Please contact us to discuss availability.

Please note this does not include the outside court.

£40 per hour and £100 for 3 hours.

Party Bookings

On Sundays between 1pm – 4pm the activity hall and lounge are available for party hire at a cost of £80 per session.

Please note the set up and pack down time is included within the times given.

£80 for 3 hours

Our Facilities


We love to hear from the community! If you have a question, would like to hire a space, need help connecting with other people or, just about anything else, we would love to hear from you! Fill in your information below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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