The Who, Why And Where Of Carvers Clubhouse

Find out more about us and how we represent the local community

Carvers Clubhouse is a unique facility for children and young people in the heart of Ringwood. We are surrounded by six acres of playing fields, a play area and skate park. Enjoy our range of activities and services, hire the facilities, hang out with friends or enjoy a cup of coffee in our Café whilst the children play.

Who Are We

Our Team

How Did We Start

Our History

Why Are We Here

Our Mission

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FAQs

Our Team

Carvers Clubhouse is owned and managed by Ringwood Town Council. There are 3 members of part-time staff who work at the Clubhouse. Charmaine Bennett is the Centre Manager. She manages the team, the finances, takes bookings, promotes the centre and develops the activities. Chris and Albert work in the café but are also on hand to help our hirers.

Charmaine Bennett

Manager

Chris House

Cafe Supervisor

Our History

The Centre was opened in 2015. It was largely funded by Hampshire County with additional funding from Ringwood Town Council and New Forest District Council.

Pupils from Ringwood School developed a business plan.  They had identified that the young people of Ringwood wanted an inclusive space where they can relax, meet friends and develop social skills in a safe, comfortable, café style atmosphere.  The ethos of providing an inclusive space with comfortable seating, affordable drinks and snacks, Wi-Fi and games equipment continues today.

Our Mission

Ringwood Town Council hopes that Carvers Clubhouse will enhance the quality of life for children, young people and their families in the town by providing a space for enjoyment, education, entertainment and recreation.  We do this by encouraging hirers who provide activities and services aimed at children and young people, by developing our own activities, providing a community café and toys, games and sports equipment for the enjoyment of all.

Carvers Clubhouse FAQs

You might want to check out our Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us (although please do get in touch if we haven’t answered your question).

Our opening hours vary during the year. In the summer and school holidays we open 7 days a week from 10-5pm, making the most of the long days and busy recreation ground. During the Winter our opening hours are reduced because it can be a lot quieter. Visit our What’s On page for latest times.

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We have a range of classes from preschool music and play groups to exercise classes. Please visit our What’s On page for the latest timetable, which varies throughout the year.

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Anyone can hire the centre. However, we do prioritise those who provide services and activities for children and young people. We have an online enquiry form (see ‘Hire’ page) which you can complete or email Charmaine.bennett@ringwood.gov.uk to ask about availability.

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We do not have a designated car park as such. There is plenty of street parking surrounding the recreation park. The main town centre car parks are a 5 minute walk (10 minutes at toddler speed!) We recommend you allow a few minutes extra for parking when first visiting us.

If you hire the centre and need to bring in large amounts of equipment then we can provide you with access onto the recreation ground but this needs to be arranged with us in advance.

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