The Thornthwaite Centre provides accommodation for up to 38 people in various sized dormitories. The building has plenty of space for indoor activities and a fully equipped kitchen and dining room.
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The kitchen is fully equipped for most catering requirements and includes a 6 burner stove and large oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and water boiler instant hot drinks.
Directly outside the kitchen in the dining room with tables and chairs for 40 people. Meals can be served through the hatch directly from the kitchen.
Upstairs is a large hall suitable for indoor games and activities. Further tables and chairs are provided upstairs.
In the upstairs extension is the new planning room which was completed in 2016. These provides a workspace for small groups and is well suited for training. The room is equipped with a projector, screen and speakers, but guest must bring their own laptop.
Adjacent to the planning room is the new leaders lounge which provides leaders a quiet space to relax.
The building has it’s own internal drying room with plenty of space for wet equipment and a large tumble dryer.
The dormitories are split across both floors and with a range of sizes allows good flexibility for sleeping arrangements. All rooms have adult sized bunk beds and blankets. Guest will require their own pillow and sleeping bag.
Downstairs there are 4x 6 bed dorms and 2x 2 bed dorms
Upstairs there are 2x 4 bed dorms and 1x 2 bed dorm
There is also a single bed in the first aid room for emergency use
Toilets and Showers
On the ground floor there is a disabled toilet and shower facilities which is suitable for wheelchair users. There is also a gents toilet and shower room. The ladies toilets and showers are located upstairs and are currently being refurbished with additional showers being installed and will be available summer 2017
The building has it’s own grassed area with flag pole as well as an external seating area. There is a fire base for users of the building with another base being built and available from August 2017
WiFi is available throughout most areas of the building and is password secured.
A public payphone is available inside the building as mobile service is very limited