The local Centre in Oxted offering companionship and crafts

The Woodhouse Craft Centre is a cheerful and busy centre offering companionship for people living in Oxted and surrounding areas through shared skills and creativity.

The centre is open four mornings per week Monday to Thursday 9.30 – 12.30 pm

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

The Centre provides a meeting place for people living in Oxted and surrounding areas to share companionship and to participate in creative activities.  It is a Centre offering a range of creative handicraft activities including knitting, needlework, caning and woodwork which is sold to raise funds.  It is also used by local community groups for a range of different projects.


The Woodhouse Craft Centre was founded by Mrs Betty Woodhouse in 1971. It was established to provide employment in friendly surroundings for elderly and disabled persons resident in Oxted and surrounding areas.

From small beginnings in an old school, the Centre is now housed in a large new air-conditioned building opposite Tandridge Leisure Pool and next to the Red Cross.

Mrs Betty Woodhouse, who died in 1995, was awarded the M.B.E. in 1981 in recognition of her untiring work in setting up the Centre and other local projects.