The Woodhouse Centre

The Woodhouse Centre is a workshop for people living in Oxted and surrounding areas, where men and women participate in a variety of handicraft and woodworking activities. The Centre’s cheerful and busy environment inspires creativity, enables productivity, and encourages social companionship.

Members are often retirees or other adults who are not in full-time employment, so the Centre provides purposeful and rewarding work, in a social environment. Products and repaired items are offered for sale to the public, or are prepared in response to specific commissions, raising funds for the Centre.

The Centre includes a ‘Men in Sheds‘ which offers men and women the chance to learn woodwork and use the tools and resources to work on projects at their own pace and in a friendly and inclusive venue. 

The Centre is located in Oxted (next to the leisure centre, behind Morrisons), and is open four mornings each week: Mondays – Thursdays, 09.30 – 12.30.

Men in Sheds is open Monday – Saturday 9am – 5.30pm.


The Trustees have agreed that the Centre should be re-opened from Tuesday 11th January.

After the latest Government briefing where there have been no additional restrictions imposed, we feel comfortable re-opening. Naturally, if there are any changes to the Government stance then we will re-visit the situation, and advise accordingly. It has been recognised that social isolation is an issue for our members, and is therefore important to re-open the centre for them.

Every member needs to make their own decision on if they feel comfortable attending the centre, particularly as we will ensure social distancing and ventilation are in place. Each person needs to be aware that it may be colder and as such they need to feel happy to attend, and also feel free to leave and return home if they are uncomfortable at any time.

It is imperative that each member follows the current Government advice to maintain distance, test themselves often and wear a mask.