WestRaven Community Cafe & Garden

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WestRaven Community Cafe & Garden provide a safe and accessible space to deliver a range of activities to support health and wellbeing, social inclusion, and employability. They are on two sites a few blocks from each other. Volunteers are very welcome!

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • the cafe has a welcoming atmosphere and food; or at the garden you will be in a peaceful and beautiful 1.5 acre site with orchard, pond, wildlife habitats and allotment, which can calm the mind and reduces stress;
  • it is community-focused and offers you a space to socialise and be part of group, working together;
  • you can learn new skills and try new things, which can inspire and motivate you, giving you a sense of optimism and purpose.

“I am so glad I decided to try these sessions out, I wasn’t sure at first but everyone was so welcoming and relaxed, and the garden so peaceful I was able to just be myself with no pressure, just what I needed!”

Luke introduces us to the garden:

WestRaven hold a large range of activities, courses and events for people of all ages, including:

  • Garden Club
  • Arts and crafts workshops
  • Many different types of activities for children, especially during term breaks
  • Youth activities
  • Work skills including woodworking and carpentry
  • Health & fitness classes e.g. zumba and yoga
  • Cookery classes
  • Herbology courses – pick items from the garden and make something like tea or a salad
  • Book Club

Find out what’s coming up in the garden and café on their website.

What to expect

There is a good amount of parking at the entrance, and a nearby bus stop. It is mostly level but not paved, and the ground can be uneven. There are toilets.

Most of the sessions are free, if there is a charge this is often very low, please contact them direct.

You can pop into the garden at any time just to visit and be in the space, and sit by the pond or chat with the regulars.

Or you can volunteer, come along and see the space, try it out, and if you want to volunteer they can sign you up.

Check out the polytunnel where seedlings are grown:

The café has low-cost food and drink items. Some of the activities and events have a small charge – contact them direct to find out more.

How to contact

Where to go

Westraven Community Garden
Hartwell Way

WestRaven Community Cafe
24-28 Hampton Court
Peterborough PE3 7JA

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