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.

Image showing the George Hurd Activity Centre LogoThe George Hurd Day CentreGeorge Hurd Day Centre - Dining roomThe Pool room at The George Hurd CentreOriginally 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 205 305


How to find us: View Location Map & Get Directions

Opening hours: The activity centre is 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 to Friday
  • Reflexology - every 2 weeks on a Thursday (appointment necessary)
  • 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

See our list of Monday to Friday activities you can take part in and a list of planned day trips

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.


Membership is open to anyone over the age of 50.

Membership fees (April to March):

  • £52 per annum household membership for residents within the Basildon borough.
  • £54 per annum household membership for residents outside the Basildon borough.

Membership applications

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

You can return your completed form:

  • By email to:
  • By post or by hand to: The George Hurd Activity Centre, Audley Way, Basildon, Essex SS14 2FL

On receipt of your completed form, we will contact you to make arrangements to welcome you as a member of the George Hurd Activity Centre.

The members' committee and website

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

Room hire at George Hurd Activity Centre

We can provide meeting/function room facilities with buffet catering for parties numbering between 25 and 100 people, for further information and prices per hour please contact us, see contact details bottom of this page.