COVID-19 Closure

Woodhouse Community Centre is still closed to the public for the time being to protect public health.

You may wish to join our mailing list to be kept up to date with our response to this unprecendented situation.


We are looking at solutions to open for the purposes most needed by our community, but we aren't open to the general public, and have quite a bit of work to do until we can do this safely.


We estimate we will be open for some kinds of bookings from September, and will be working on IT suite opening after that.

We are available for questions via email and phone during office hours - / 0113 2459610

Main Oblong office will not be occupied.


If you are in need of support while shielding or self-isolating, you can call 0113 378 1877 (LCC city-wide helpline [additional information]) or 0113 8980034 (Woodhouse Mutual Aid group)


What's on at the centre

Oblong's I.T. Suite 

Our new public access opening times are:

Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Excluding bank holidays, No booking required

We have PCs, a Mac, printer, scanner and photocopier.



Creative Writing

Free 6-week course starting February 27th
Build your confidence and share your creativity in an encouraging, supportive environment.
Absolute beginners welcome.

Thursdays 1pm - 2:30pm

Supported by Time to Shine, and the National Lottery

Music, Movement and Messy Play for Toddlers

Join professional musicians Megan (viola) and James (double bass) for a fun filled workshop for your little ones, developing their imagination, creativity, coordination, and vocabulary. The session will include live music, singing, painting and movement.

To book visit

For more information contact Megan by email - or phone 07920054578


Wednesday 26th February - 10.00am - 11.00am

Wednesday 4th March - 10.00am - 11.00am

Wednesday 18th March - 10.00am - 11.00am

Wednesday 22nd April - 10.00am - 11.00am 

Wednesday 13th May - 10.00am - 11.00am 

Wednesday 10th June - 10.00am - 11.00am                          



Our group sessions help introduce you to fitness and boxing, you will learn to execute: jabs, hooks, uppercuts, power punches as well as effective foot work and defensive techniques while relieving yourself of stress from daily life. All levels welcome!

Monday 5-6pm, Kids and Young People

Wed, Thurs, Fri 6-7pm Adults

First session free, £3.50 normal price.




Tuesday Youth Group 6:30-8:30pm

Free weekly youth group for ages 11-17 years! Come and join in the games and activities and choose what else you would like to do. 

For more info contact








Mental Health & Wellbeing Courses and Groups 

For more information on our Leeds-wide mental health and wellbeing courses and groups please go to our Oblong website here 

We have groups runing and planned to run in Horsforth, Beeston, Armley, Midleton and Woodhouse.

Feb 2020 Womens Group Middelton (FULL)

March 19th, 10am-12pm, Thursdays, Leeds city centre (spaces available - please contact for for info) 

If you are interested in hosting a course let us know. Get in touch for more info 0113 2459610 


Free Coffee and Conversation Cafe - Every Thursday 9:30am - 11am. 

Want to improve your English? Come along to a relaxed coffee morning to practice and learn English.
Parent with children welcome.





Monday FREE Cafe  - Arts, Crafts and Origami - Mondays 1-2:30pm 

Cafe serving tea, coffee and cake, plus toasties and homemade soup for £1.

Board games, arts, crafts, origami, or just come and chat

This group is FREE, refreshments and materials are provided 



Leeds Community Clothing Exchange

Refresh your wardrobe and recycle your clothes! Bring up to 20 items of
unwanted clothes to swap. Café with curries and cakes. £3 entry.

Next events: Saturdays January 18th & February 15th (and every third Saturday throughout 2020)

ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Want to improve your English? Our ESOL classes are FREE and open to all, just drop in!

Tuesday 10am-12:30pm Beginners Class with PATH Yorkshire

Thursday 9:30 - 11am English Language Cafe 

Thursday 18:00-19:30 Intermediate Class


Leeds Zen Group

Zazen is silent, seated, objectless meditation. Contact John on 07946 476471 to find out more.
First session is free, then £5 / £3 per session.

Monday 19.00 - 20.30, Thursday 18.30 - 20.00 & Saturday 9.00 - 10.30


Yoga with Krissy

Course of Yoga classes run by WEA and free for those on means-tested benefits. For more information or to book please contact or call 07825305005

Beginners Yoga: Fridays 13.00 - 15.00
Continuing Yoga: Thursdays 9.30 - 11.30

After School club

W Childcare Learning Centre - 'Working holistically, to make a difference today for generations to come.'
After school club for 5 -15 year olds. Tuition, trips, games, free play, crafts, meals and more.
OFSTED registered. Contact Amendeep on 07790684852 for more information, or to book.

Monday to Friday; term time 15.00 - 19.00, holidays 11.00 - 15.00

Homeopathy Classes

Workshops run by WEA, free to people receiving benefits.

Homeopathy Workshop Monday 9.45 - 11.45


Caring Together

Activities and services for local older people; socials, exercise, craft
groups and more.
Contact 0113 243 0298 / for more info