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The  Buckland Centre

The Buckland Centre is a Community Centre located on Gilbert Road on the Buckland estate in Newton Abbot, right next to Sandringham Park. The Centre offers a car park, as well as variety of rooms for hire and hosting a variety of Clubs and activities.

Free wifi is available on site. All the rooms have projection abilities and a projector is available on request. All rooms have kitchens attached or tea/coffee making facilities. We can provide a space for your conference or meeting. 

Information on accessibility at the centre can be found below.

Rooms to hire and facilities:

All our bookings are done via the online booking system. You can view room availability and see each space and its facilities below.

To book a space at The Buckland Centre, check the online booking box just below. You can select the room you want to hire and view the availability. When you click ‘view availability’ it will display the available bookings for the room. From here you can go ahead with booking online.  Payment will be taken after we’ve received and confirmed your booking.


We have an access report available to read here.

Terms of hire:

Please ensure you have read and are familiar with the terms of hire when making a booking. 


Standard hourly rate for all rooms:
£15 per hour

We offer a subsidised rate for local community groups, residents and local charities:

If 2 hours are booked, the third hour is free of charge (so 3 hours are £15)

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What's on at The Buckland Centre?

There's a range of activities and groups that take place at the Buckland Centre. You can see the timetable for information on when groups take place, and contact information for each group is at the bottom of this page. 

We also have the Buckland Support Hub taking place every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon where local resident are welcome to come and seek advice and support on housing, debt and a variety of issues. See below for more details. 

Events at Buckland Centre:

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Easter Picnic in the Park

Monday 8th April, 1-3pm

Join us at The Buckland Centre for an Easter eggstravaganza! We'll provide a picnic lunch for free, and plenty of games and fun so all you need to do is pop along with a blanket and the family!

Buckland Support Hub

Tuesdays, 10am to 12noon at
The Buckland Centre.
Drop in for advice and help. 

We work with the Buckland Support Charity to run a weekly drop in service to give the local community help at a time you might need it.  We work with Citizens Advice, Teign Housing, One Small Step, Exeter Energy, Learn Devon to provide support with benefits, debt, housing  issues, homelessness,  loneliness, anxiety.

For more information on Buckland Support and the work they do, you can click here for more information. 

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Other Buckland Hub Activities
As well as the hub, we also run other groups, open to all the community:

Baby and Toddler Group:

Tuesdays, 10am-12noon. Free to attend for all families living in TQ12 4 postcode. Join us for fun for children and a cup of tea or coffee.

Coffee Morning and Games:

Fridays, 9:30am-12noon. Come along for hot refreshments, games and a chat. Free to attend, and everyone welcome.

Gentle Exercise to Music

Tuesdays , 2-3pm. Sitting or standing, to tunes you'll know! Followed by optional tea/coffee and a chat. £3 a session, first class free!

Buckland Support Hub is able to run thanks to a grant from National Lottery Community Fund.

We received 4 years of funding to run the hub and provide support services and activities for the local community. 

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Groups and Activities


Mayflower Club

Darts: Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm

Bingo: Fridays, 1:30-3:30pm

Social activities for those aged 55 and over.

For more information, call Sheila:

 07753 140222

Youth Club

Fridays, term time: 6-8PM

The Base Youth Club provides a safe and fun environment for young people. Junior Youth Club is for children aged 7 to end of year 6.

£1 entry.

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Tuesday Bingo

Tuesday, 6pm

Open to all and offering refreshments and cash prizes!  £6 to take part . 18+

Contact Mike 07746 534065

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Short Mat Bowls

Sundays, 6-9pm.

A friendly, low cost pastime which can be enjoyed by all ages. Short Mat Bowls takes place Sundays, 6-9pm.

Contact Bill 07557 094825


Martial Arts Session

Newton Abbot

Ki Aikido Club

Tuesday, 8pm

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at our club where we have students, both male and female, of all ages. Lessons are conducted in a respectful and disciplined manner yet we soon discover the study of Ki is enjoyable, stimulating (for both mind and body) and captivating. In short, GREAT FUN!

    Contact : 01626 206011 

Matial Arts Training

The Newton Abbot Shaolin Kung Fu Centre

Mondays, from 5pm

With 12 years of experience in the Martial Arts and Self Defence craft, The Newton Abbot Shaolin Kung Fu Centre provides Street Self Defence and Traditional Martial Arts to customers throughout the local area.

Course from beginner's level. 



Story Sense Group

Thursdays from 9:15am (different sessions for different age groups)

Story Sense is an award-winning baby and toddler sensory and developmental classes based around unique stories written specifically for our sessions. 

Sessions for babies from birth to walking, and from walking to school age. 


Newton Abbot WI

2nd Thursday of the month


Meeting monthly for talks with speakers, activities and the opportunity to meet new people

The Centre is located next to Sandringham Park, close to Penn Inn Roundabout. When driving to the centre, ignore sat nav directions to come through the estate, and instead, when coming from Penn Inn Roundabout:
Follow up the hill as if heading to Combeinteignhead. Turn off at Haytor Drive, opposite Centrax and follow the road all the way down to the bottom without taking any turnings, and you'll arrive at the centre!

How to find us!

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