Photo of Thornley Village Centre with flowerbed and pit wheel in front

Thornley Village Centre provides a variety of activities to suit all age groups, and spaces you can hire for birthday parties, christening parties, corporate or family events, meetings, staff training and more!

We have a large hall, a separate meeting room and kitchen and bathroom facilities. Rooms can be arranged and set up in a variety of ways to suit your needs. The building is accessible. The Centre has its own car park.

We welcome new activities and suggestions for groups which could be based here in the Centre. Some groups require a subscription or fee per session. Some activities are made possible by working in partnership with statutory and voluntary & community sector organisations and also by accessing external funding.

Word of mouth is the best form of advertising, so whether you already attend one of our activity groups or would like to come along or even start your own, please be sure to tell others about it.

For more information about bookings or to schedule a viewing of the facilities, please call 01429 824 126 or email

To see what activities already take place, feel free to visit Thornley Village Centre’s Facebook page here.

Thornley Village Centre is owned by Durham County Council.  The County Council leases the hall on a 25-year agreement to Thornley Parish Council for a peppercorn rent. The Centre is held in trust for the purposes of a Village Centre for the benefit of the inhabitants of Thornley and the neighbourhood in the County of Durham. Thornley Parish Council is the Custodian Tenant of the Hall.