Community Facilities

Arts Centre

The Centre was originally the Grammar School, built in 1756. The central porch gives it a cottage look. The school closed in 1930, and was opened as an arts centre in 1969. It is open to the community on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays serving refreshments and exhibits many local artists. The centre is also home for many local groups ranging from painting to writing, photography to light opera. For more information on events and activities taking place at the centre please call 01995 606648.

Please visit the Garstang Arts Society website for more information.

Leisure Centre

Garstang Leisure Centre was established in September 1985 and hosts a variety of activities; including badminton, football, netball, table tennis and volleyball. The centre also runs 5-a-side football leagues and indoor bowls leagues. We also have a wide range of aerobic and martial arts classes in the day time and evenings. Within the centre, we have a small, but compact gym with 9 stations. Garstang Badminton Club use the facilities for league matches and training, and we also have a netball and volleyball club using the centre too. The centre is also available for private hire for birthday parties, school, groups and clubs. Please call 01995 605410 for more information.

Garstang Library

This is situated on Windsor Road, Garstang. 01995 604052. Garstang Library is a purpose built library, opened in 1976 by Mr Walter Clegg who was the MP for North Fylde. It replaced an older library on High Street. The reference library was converted into an IT suite in 1999. Garstang Library is live on the People’s Network. It has 16 PCs connected to the People’s Network and its book collection features Adult Fiction, Adult Non Fiction, Junior Fiction, Junior Non-fiction and Large Print.

Golf Club

Garstang has a fine 18-hole Golf Course as part of the Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Course. The site also features a driving range and pro-tuition is available. For more information please call 01995 600100, how to find us. Community Facilities & Useful Numbers.

Skateboard Park

Garstang Sk8 Park is situated next to the Leisure Centre on Windsor Road. It is open to everyone, is free to use and is available all year round, how to find us.

Swimming Pool

Garstang Swimming Centre was opened in September 1974 and was built for the community of Garstang – for both public and school usage; the 20m four lane swimming pool is suitable for all levels of competency – our programme includes early bird swimming, swimming lessons for all ages, aqua aerobics, fun swims, adults only and parent and toddler groups.

The pool is also available for private hire for birthday parties, schools and groups. We have various clubs that use the pool including Garstang Swimming Club, Fernleigh, Garstang High School and Myerscough College.

Our Full Membership allows unlimited swimming and aqua aerobics here at the centre as well as unlimited aerobics and fitness classes and free use of the gym at neighbouring Garstang YMCA Leisure. To find out more about our membership options please contact reception on 01995 604340, how to find us.

Croston House

Croston House in Garstang is part of Cancer Help Preston, which is a small independent Charity offering support and information to people and their families affected by cancer.

The Charity as a whole, offers patient and family support to anyone affected by cancer from the point of diagnosis onwards. Our main focus is the psychological wellbeing of those accessing our services.

At Croston House we offer one-to-one psychotherapy, counselling and support for anyone who needs to talk through issues relating to a cancer which they, or a family member, or friend has, or to anyone who is struggling with bereavement due to cancer. All our therapists are well qualified and experienced in this specialist field.

Coping with a cancer diagnosis can be a very traumatic time and different forms of relaxation can help individuals to face some of the difficulties encountered. We have a wonderful complementary therapy service at Croston House which brings much needed calm and peace. We also run a craft and an art support group and an eight week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programme.

The Children and Young Person’s Bereavement Service (Stride), supports children and young people affected by bereavement, irrespective of cause of death, helping them achieve the best they can in life.

We are really keen to promote our services, both within Garstang ,Fylde and Wrye and Lancashire as a whole. Indeed our existing client base comes from quite a wide area, with some travelling down to us from as far north as Cumbria and others from Fleetwood.

For further information please contact Ruth Hornsby or Jeanette Smalley at Croston House 01995 606 469 or email:

Community Venues for Hire

Cabus Village Hall, Lancaster Road A6, Cabus
01995 601460

Castle Lane Community Centre, Castle Lane, Garstang
01995 602164

Garstang Arts Centre, Croston Weind, Garstang
01995 606648

Garstang Free Methodist Church Hall, Windsor Road, Garstang
01995 602852

Garstang High School, Bowgreave
01995 603226

Garstang Methodist Church Hall, Park Hill Road, Garstang
07866 618890

Garstang Room, Community Centre, High Street, Garstang
07989 579348

Scout & Guide Hut, Kepple Lane, Garstang
01995 603090

Sports and Social Club, Lancaster Road, Garstang
01995 600159

United Reformed Church Hall, Croston Road, Garstang
01995 605106

YMCA Leisure Centre, Windsor Road, Garstang
01995 605410