Every Thursday morning we run a café at Newcourt Community Centre with support form Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI) and Newcourt Community Association. The café is open between 10am and 12pm and welcomes people of all ages to enjoy a natter and take part in any number of activities.

The café is hosted by a small team of YMCA staff and volunteers. They are also supported by a group of our YMCA residents who live in the community at Newcourt and who have all been trained to greet you and provide hospitality. The drop-in café and all refreshments are completely free of charge. You are welcome to come for all of it or just a part.

Where to find us

Newcourt Community Centre is located on Blakeslee Drive and the postcode is EX2 7FN. The centre is a short walking distance from IKEA and is served by a regular bus service and nearby train station.

What's on - Summer 2019

During the summer holidays we are running a range of activities at Cafe Thursday for local residents to get involved with. Young and old, our activities are available for all ages. All of the activities are free and will take place between 10am -12 noon.

Thursday 8th August – Bicycle Maintenance Workshop with Bike Bank (ECI)

Thursday 15th August – Cooking Workshop with St Sidwell’s and Roundabout

Thursday 22nd August – Cooking Workshop with Tesco Community Champtions

Thursday 29th August – Animation Workshop with Magic Carpet

Every week we will have free lunches available as part of our fight against holiday hunger, as well as crafts, games and gardening activities. There is no booking required.

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Contact us

If you would like more information about the café, or you are a local community group or business who would like to get involved, then please contact Lizzy Tones on lizzy.tones@ymcaexeter.org.uk or call 01392 410530.