Social, leisure and learning community for adults with learning disabilities


Hello and welcome. Bournemouth Gateway Club is a social, leisure and learning community for adults with learning disabilities based in Winton, Bournemouth

No need to book a place, its very informal – the first session is free and

you are welcome to pop in for a cuppa and a look around at any time.

We would ask that everyone complete an emergency contact details

form (and let us know of any changes!). We also welcome holiday only

sessions as we know many people are in college etc.


To see what activities we have going on at any time please check our

Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/bournemouthgateway/

Please sign up here for occasional newsletters and

what’s on guides.


As well as our usual sessions we have a variety of special events and

trips throughout the year. We run the Mencap Gateway Award (a

tailored version of the Duke of Edinburgh award) and the Mencap Round

the World Challenge which encourages members to take part in physical

activity. All activities are included in the price except for special events

and trips. We are often lucky enough to have the generous support of

local businesses or organisations, in order to keep the cost to a



Please note that although we have staff on site and will deal with any

issues, we do not provide personal or one to one support – if you need

additional support, please bring someone with you. No charge for carers

and carers are welcome to drinks etc without charge.


Any queries please let me know and if there’s anyone you know who

might be interested, Id appreciate it if you could pass on the


Day Opportunity Sessions

Thursday 10am – 3pm 

Friday 10am – 3pm 


Mencap Gateway Award Centre.

Varied timetable; courses + workshops, fitness, volunteering, hobbies,

lifestyle etc. See Facebook events.


£12 on the day or £10 per day if paid monthly in advance. 

Drinks included. Carers free. 

2 course lunch available for £2.50


College holidays or occasional visits welcome


Saturday Social 7 – 9 pm

Alternate Saturdays themed social night 

£3 drinks and snacks included


Embassy Centre, Brassey Rd, Winton, Bournemouth BH9 1PW

Please pop in for a chat and a look around 

We hope to see you soon