WELCOME TO THE ARC
INVITING. INSPIRING. INCLUSIVE.
The arc is a part of, the charity, Caterham Barracks Community Trust (CBCT).
Caterham Barracks Community Trust is a charity focused on serving the community of Caterham.
It's main aims are to by provide new facilities, within the Barracks site, to give the local people access to things they may have to otherwise travel far for.
CBCT especially focuses on those in need with the idea that the provided facilities will give them the capacity for further development. The arc is a prime example of this as there are a huge number of clubs, classes and events that cater to children and adults with special needs EVERY WEEK and continue all throughout the year.
Since reopening under CBCT's management in 2010, the arc has grown into a thriving community hub becoming home to a huge variety of clubs and classes run by local businesses, which include educational, art, dance, fitness and so much more.
These take place all throughout the week, see our timetable for more info.
The arc is passionate about its specialist provision for those with disabilities and additional needs. We are committed to ensuring that we are inclusive and providing meaningful experiences to the more vulnerable members of the community.
With extensive local partnerships and a wealth of experience, we embrace community in the truest sense of the word. A flagship of this provision is Friday Club which is arts and drama for vulnerable adults, run in partnership with Prospero Theatre.
In addition to all the regular Arc activities available we also offer all our facilities for private hire, children's parties, celebrations as well as community events and fairs.
The Arc has the added advantage of a large free car park and wheelchair facilities, making our location assessable to everyone.
FOR HOT AND COLD DRINKS
Mon - Thurs 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday - Sunday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
FOR HOT food
Every day 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Everyday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
THE ARC BUILDING
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Monday 9:00 AM - 9 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Special Needs Softplay
15:00 - 19:00
Discounted rates for siblings
A quieter session, with no music or lashing lights and full access to the
No need to book
Kitchen open till 17:00
3rd Friday of each month
non-members: £5 entry
Cinema Club is run after Friday club.
Aimed at adults and children with disabilities and mental health challenges.
Each month the club sits together to chat over some dinner before settling into a movie,
with a 10 minute interval for ice cream of course!
for more info drop us an email
10am - 3pm Weekly
‘Friday Club’ is Prospero's longest standing activity. It is an arts, drama and music club for adults with disabilities and mental health challenges.
At the heart of Friday club is social inclusion and ownership. All practitioners are trained in a wide range of wellbeing techniques designed to reduce stress through creative learning. The work is people-centred and member-led. Participants choose the topics and projects, workshop the ideas and devise the plays, whilst in art they design and built the set and contribute toward the artistic side of the marketing.
Each participant has individual as well as collective targets which span both social and artistic aspiration.
WHAT WE OFFER
Café and Bar
Our café is open 7 days a week and serves hot and cold drinks and snacks and a full lunch menu
As the arc is a charitable organization which relies on cafe and bar sales to continue offering and improving facilities or our community. For this reason we do not allow home bought picnics or pack lunches to be eaten on site
Our soft play is three tiers high with two big slides . We also have an under two's area and with the recent addition of a sensory area this soft play is somewhere you'll want to check out.
Book your session either online or by calling us on 01883 330380.
The sensory area is by booking only on a Wednesday morning
We have four areas, as well as the soft play hall that can be hired: the bistro, the studio, the gallery and the workshop
These areas can be used for:
-> exercise classes
-> art classes
-> private children's birthday classes
-> one off workshops
-> children's classes
If you are in need of a space, whether it be a one off or on a regular basis feel free to give us a call on 01883 330 380 and we can talk through your requirements and book you in for a room tour.