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Clay Farm Centre

Inside the Clay Farm Centre
Clay Farm Centre, Hobson Square, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9FN
Outside view of the Clay Farm Centre

The Clay Farm Centre is a shared-facility space in Trumpington, in the heart of one of the new developments in the south of Cambridge.

The centre is gradually reopening for general public use, mainly for pre-booked activities. The library and café opening hours are listed below.

The centre hosts a community centre, library and café on the ground and first floors, and a medical centre on the second floor. The top two floors are residential accommodation.

The centre has a fully accessible Changing Places facility, and free Wi-Fi throughout.

The centre is a short walk from the Trumpington Park & Ride, or from the Foster Road stop if you’re using the guided bus. The area is patrolled by parking enforcement officers, so make sure you use a proper parking space if you’re driving.

Events and activities

The centre hosts many groups and activities every week. The programme of events includes contact details for each activity.

You can hire a room for your event – find out more below about the available spaces and how to book.


The Clay Farm library is on the ground floor of the centre. It is currently open for managed browsing and the select and collect service at the following times:

  • Mondays: Open for pre-booked ‘rhymetime’ sessions only
  • Tuesdays: 9.30am to 5pm
  • Wednesdays: 9.30am to 3pm
  • Thursdays: 9.30am to 7pm
  • Fridays: Closed
  • Saturdays: 9.30am to 1pm
  • Sundays: Closed

We might ask you to queue outside during busy times.


The café is open at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 2pm

There is indoor and outdoor searing for café use only.

The saturday café is run by local community groups and charities as well as centre staff.

Public-use rooms

As well as the library and café, the centre has an array of spaces available for hire in normal circumstances.

The Eva Hartree Hall (204m²) on the ground floor can be split into two smaller sections of 135m² and 68m². It is ideal for large groups, exercise classes, performances and conferences. The hall is equipped with tiered seating if required.

The Tillie Cuthbert Room (56m²) on the ground floor is a multi-use room with an enclosed patio space. It has an enclosed patio area so is ideal for children’s activities, as well as for classes and meetings of all kinds. The room has tea-making facilities.

The Baker Studio (72m²) on the first-floor is a flexible space that can be used for classes and meetings of any kind. The room has tea-making facilities.

The Byron Room (30m²) and Chaplen Room (27m²) are first-floor meeting rooms. The dividing wall between them can be rolled back to create a single, larger room. The Byron Room has tea-making facilities.

We also have circulation areas with seating which are ideal for informal meetings.

Contact us if you are interested in hiring a space at the centre.

Centre management

The Clay Farm Centre is a joint venture between us and the county council. It is overseen through a partnering agreement. We manage the community facility, library and café on behalf of the partnership, including employing the staff and providing all the services.