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The George Hurd Activity Centre

The George Hurd Activity Centre is a lively, friendly and bustling daytime venue for the new town's older generation to meet and socialise in the very heart of Basildon.


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The George Hurd Day Centre
George Hurd Day Centre - Dining room
The Pool room at The George Hurd Centre
Originally established in 1969 by Councillor George Hurd, the centre has been established in a brand new purpose built complex since May 2008.


The George Hurd Activity Centre
Audley Way
SS14 2FL

Phone: 01268 205305


How to find us: View Location Map & Get Directions (opens new window)

George Hurd Centre opening times

  • Open Monday to Friday 9.00am till 4.30pm, (closed on bank holidays).

Facilities, activities, entertainment and day trips

  • Activities, crafts, fitness and dance classes - Most classes still have places available, please contact the office for details.
  • Snooker room, lounge and dining room 
  • Hairdresser: Monday and Friday
  • Regular entertainment events
  • Special events: dinners and seasonal celebrations
  • Numerous day trips per year, including shopping trips, London shows, Rambles, coastal tours and other places of interest and entertainment.

Weekly activities and planned day trips

George Hurd Activity Centre - Trips 2023 (PDF) [58KB]

George Hurd Activity Centre - Activity List 2024 (PDF) [211KB] (opens new window)

Specialised transport to and from the activity centre

We can help arrange specialised community transport to and from the George Hurd Activity Centre for those who need it. For further information see Basildon Community Transport Services (opens new window).


Membership is open to anyone over the age of 50.

Membership fees (April to March):

  • £52 per household for Basildon residents
  • £54 per household Residents outside the borough

Membership applications

New membership applications are always welcome. All you have to do is to complete and return the following application form:

Return of completed membership application forms and payment of fees

  • Please return your completed application form to the George Hurd Activity Centre, Members' Committee Office in person so that you can arrange payment of your membership fees.
  • When fee payment has been arranged our staff will prepare your Membership Pack and welcome you as a member of the George Hurd Activity Centre.

The members' committee

The George Hurd Activity Centre supports a members' committee. The members' committee meets regularly to put forward suggestions for day trips, events and entertainment.

Contact The George Hurd Activity Centre