Find a welcoming space in Watford

Safe, warm and welcoming spaces in our town you can visit this winter

This winter many people in Watford will be forced to make tough decisions about some really basic necessities of life, including when and what they eat and if they can afford to heat their home.

Welcoming places offer somewhere to keep warm and save money on your heating and look after your physical and mental health. View all our welcoming spaces on our map, or see the details below.

What you can expect in a Watford welcoming space

  • Everyone is welcome - it doesn't matter why you are visiting
  • No one will ask why you are visiting - if you want help or advice, please reach out
  • You can visit any of the spaces as often as you need - there is no need to book
  • Stay for as long, or short a time you need but do check opening and closing times

Interested in joining 'Welcoming spaces'?

If you would like to join Watford's 'Welcoming spaces' and linking into the Hertfordshire and national network of spaces, you can find advice and guidance on setting up a space online. To register as a Watford space and apply for a grant towards running a space, please email our communications team. Additionally, you can register as a Hertfordshire warm space.

Meriden Community Centre
Tuesdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Wednesdays 10.00am to 1.00pm and Fridays 9:30am to 12pm
Garsmouth Way, WD25 9ET
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Orbital Community Centre (One YMCA)
Friday 10am to 12noon
Haines Way, WD25 7QU
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

West Watford Community Centre
Mondays 09:45am to 11:30am and 5:30pm to 7pm
Wednesdays 3:30pm to 5:30pm
15 Harwoods Rd, WD18 7RB
Serves: Hot drinks and free wi-fi available
Toilets available

Watford Salvation Army – Co-working space
Thursdays 10am to 2pm
376A St Albans Road, WD25 9PV
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets, free wi-fi and charging facilities available

North Watford Library
Hertfordshire County Council Libraries
St. Albans Road, Watford, WD24 7RW
Offers warm spaces
North Watford Library website.

Watford Woodside Leisure Centre
Mondays 12:45pm to 1:45pm and Tuesdays 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Soft play/mini gyms sessions for parents and toddlers
Cost: £3 per session. For people in receipt of Universal Credit, the cost is free.

The Barn - Starts 2 February 2023
Thursdays 12pm to 6pm
1 Watford House Lane, Watford, WD17 1BJ
Serves: Tea and coffee, warm food also provided by Gokula.
Board games, puzzles and books available to use.

Watford Library
Hertfordshire County Council Libraries
Hampstead Road, Watford, WD17 7RW (View on map)
Offers warm spaces
Watford Library website.

Sunflower Social Club
(For the Ukranian community of Watford and surrounding area)
St Mary's Church
Wednesday 11am to 2pm
Church Street, WD18 0EG
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Luther Blissett Hub
Brocklesbury Close, Watford, WD24 4HY
Thursdays 10am to 11am - Stay and play
Pre-school free play stay and play session
Serves: Hot drinks and snacks

Lighthouse cafe
Leavesden Green Community Hub, Clarke Way, Watford, WD25 0BW
Monday 10am to 12 noon
Serves: Free tea, coffee and cakes
Quiz and optional seated exercise class. Toilets available

Watford Cycle Hub
Wednesday 10.30am to 12.30pm and Friday 1.30am to 3.30pm
King George V Playing Fields, Chaffinch Lane, WD18 9QD
Serves: Hot drinks
Toilets available

Stanborough Park Centre
Tuesday 10am to 12noon
609 St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9JL - contact: 07595 288833
Serves: Hot drinks and biscuits

Other Welcoming / Warm spaces in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council warm spaces

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