Charnley Fold Activity Day Centre Bamber Bridge

Our Charnley Fold Activity Day Centre is enjoyed by the over 55’s, those living with memory loss and also those with dementia.

The environment at Charnley Fold is one of light and space and incorporates a garden designed specifically for people with dementia, enjoyed by everyone who visits.

The centre has professional, skilled and experienced staff with specialist support on site such as an occupational therapist as well as other key specialist staff.

Examples of some of our activities;

  • Creative arts and craft
  • Woodwork
  • Quizzes
  • Music and dancing
  • Sewing, knitting and crocheting
  • Exercise and relaxation
  • Gardening – Gardening Gang
  • Seasonal projects

Throughout the day we have a robust cleaning schedule and the day centre is then deep cleaned at the end of each night. This protects both our staff and your loved ones, keeping everyone safe whilst still being able to provide this essential service.

Who we support

  • Over 55’s
  • People living with memory concerns
  • People living with or without Dementia
  • People who are lonely or isolated.
    We offer support, guidance and compassion to your loved one as well as providing services to families and carers too.


  • What we charge

    A place at our enhanced day support centre is £70.00 per day and £7.00 for an optional two-course meal.
    Some grouped activities may have an additional charge.
    Please Note: Charges can be discussed on an individual basis and funding through local social services may be available depending on circumstances.

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  • Opening times 

    We are open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm, and on Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

  • Where we are based

    Charnley Fold
    Cottage Lane
    Bamber Bridge
    PR5 6YA

    Parking: On site car park/drop off area
    By Bus: Stage Coach number 125
    By Rail: Bamber Bridge / Preston

  • How to make a booking

    We try to be as accessible as possible and the main referral routes include:
    Tel: 01772 645 721
    Make A Referral by completing the form below.
    Referrals are accepted from members of the public and partner agencies alike.


“Our mum, Lydia, has thrived since she started attending the day centre at Charnley Fold… She is allowed the freedom to express herself, whilst we know that she is given opportunities for her memory, cognitive and physical abilities to be stimulated, in a program that is specially designed for her.” – Lydia’s daughters

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“We have seen a massive difference in Gavin as going to the centre every day has given him a routine and a purpose each day. He comes home smiling and can’t wait to tell us about everything he has done that day.” – Service User’s family member

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“Just wanted you to know what a difference you’ve made to our lives. Dad loves his visits and the time it’s given mum, you are amazing!” – Service user’s daughter


“Thank you for all the opportunities you have given us, whilst on placement. The work you do is so valuable, to service users and carers. The work you do is creative, fulfilling and so much fun, thanks again” – Occupational therapy students


“The centre and the facilities are wonderful, to have the garden and all the creative projects outside is great! My mum loves gardening this is her happy place.”


“My dad feels like he has had a new lease of life since mum has been attending Withy Trees Day Centre, he knows that she is being looked after and having some fun. He has now gone back to his activities he used to enjoy”.


“As a carer who works full time it’s great to know that my dad is being cared for at Charnley Fold and having a hot meal at lunchtime, which makes life easier for me at dinner time after a day at work”.


“I had a lovely time at the Platinum Jubilee Event today, it was lovely to celebrate with all my friends”.



“Dad loved the table tennis marathon today at Charnley Fold, what we hadn’t told you is that dad played table tennis professionally in his youth and his memory of playing came flooding back, however his body isn’t quite as nimble at it used to be. A hot soak in a bath was in order. Best day he has had in years, well done”.