Bridge Activity Centre

The Bridge Activity Centre at Nelson House offers a range of activities - from woodworking to bike maintenance to arts and crafts and many more. Light refreshments are provided along with good company and much more. All of our activities, meals and drinks are delivered free of charge and there is also free on-site parking.

Due to funding and staffing changes, the Bridge Activity Centre is closing. As of 1 Apr, we are open Tue and Thu. From 1 May, we will only be open on Tue, and the centre will close for activities at end of May 2024.

Support and services at our Drop-In Centre will continue. With changes in allocation of staff, the team will be better able to deliver service and support where it is needed most.

Bridge Activity Centre

Nelson House

North Lynn Industrial Estate

King's Lynn

PE30 2DE


 Opening Times
 Tuesday (until end of May 2024)  10-4
 Wednesday (until end of Apr 2024)  10-4




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We have dedicated arts and crafts area at The Bridge Activity Centre. Fully-equipped with lots of natural light, there is plenty of space for beneficiaries to let their creativity flow. Dave, our resident Art Tutor, leads the session on a Tuesday, but the space is available for all to use during centre opening hours.

We have an active group of 'yarn enthusiasts' who meet on a Wednesday morning at the Bridge Activity Centre. Whether you're a knitter or a crocheter, experienced or beginnner, you are welcome to join in. The group do produce a variety of items, from blankets to keyrings, which we are able to donate to other causes or sell in our shop, but participation is more important than production!

Jigsaws and puzzles are good for your brain and require patience and diligence. The Activities Centre always has a Jigsaw Puzzle open and 'on the go' and we welcome any beneficiary to find a piece to fit or to spend several hours immersed in a puzzle, leaving the stresses of the day behind.

Woodwork takes place at Nelson House every Tuesday and Thursday betweeen 10am and 2pm.  The Group not only learn how to work with wood under the expert guidance of the Group Lead, but they also make items such as bird nesting boxes, feeders, hedgehog houses and various planters.  These items are the offered to the public for donations.  The proceeds are then re-invested into the Group to help purchase more wood and other consumables.

Bowling takes place at 'Strikes', the local King's Lynn Bowling Alley, when numbers allow.  Sessions are delivered free of charge to beneficiaries. Ask staff when the next session will be.

Are you interested in cycling but have not got on an upright bike in years or have balance issues? Don't worry, we have recumbant arm and leg tricycles, an upright hand tricycle and even a conventional tricycle that you can use. We also have two upright bikes that an be borrowed for those without a bike. There literally is something for everyone!

Dog Therapy takes place at Nelson House Activity Centre every Wednesday between 10am and 1pm with Trooper the Golden Fox Labrador and his owners Cat and Jon Ringer, which starts with a walk out on the nearby playing field before returning to Nelson House for drinks and lots of cuddles. Trooper is extremely friendly and loves his cuddles and many beneficiaries find it extremely relaxing and therapeutic to be around him.

Our bike maintenance area at the Bridge Activity Centre is available during opening hours. We have previously been able to offer bike repair and servicing at cost. Re-furbished bikes have been sold for the beenfit of the charity. We are currently without an Activity Lead so are unable to offer regular sessions but please contact staff at The Bridge if interested.

The Fishing Group meet every Friday (weather permitting) at Blissful Lakes Wisbech, where Mrs Bliss has kindly allowed The Bridge for Heroes beneficiaries to fish for free. All that is required is a rod license as fishing equipment (if you do not have your own) is provided for free, as is the bait. The lake is very well stocked and it is rare not to catch a decent sized common or mirror carp.

The Photography Group meet at Nelson House every Thursday between 1pm and 3pm to share tips and knowledge on how to capture the best image possible using light and shadow to best effect.  Sessions can be in or out doors depending on the weather and time of year and the images are displayed first on  a 65" HD TV screen before being printed for all to admire.


We have full kitchen facilities at our Drop-In Centre and staff and volunteers are available to help beneficiaries who wish to learn more about cooking or who want to assist with meals. Staff and Volunteers working in the kitchen complete a minimum of Level 1 Food Hygiene training. As part of our outreach programme, instruction and guidance can be offered at a beneficiary's home.

The Bridge Centre has adopted a small piece of waste land in front of the building and a team of our dedicated volunteers have turned it into an amazing garden, even being recognised by the 'Anglia in Bloom' Award. We also have a small courtyard with potted plants and shrubs that require regular upkeep. If you love gardening, why not join the group and give them a hand?

Many of our beneficiaries walk to help with their general mental health or simply for fresh-air and fitness.  Walks can be undertaken indiviually or as a group or even as an orgainsed party such as the historoical tour of King's Lynn.  Walking has proven benefits and is a great way to stay fit and to keep that weight off!

The Reasons Why You Should Consider Doing an Activity




“Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else ever thought” – Albert Einstein 






"If you want perfection, go to a bowling alley" - John Calipari



“A crocheted piece is the lovely manifestation of a thought, expressed through hand, heart, hook & yarn” - Francine Toukou





 “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride” - John Fitzerald Kennedy





“There is no such thing as a bad day when you’re fishing” – John D Williams






“God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures” – Francis Bacon



"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle" - Deepak Chopra





"When you are knitting socks and sweaters and scarves, you aren't just knitting.  You are assigning a value to human effort.  You are holding back time.  You are preserving the simple unchanging act of handwork" - Stephanie Pearl- McPhee




"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.  What you have caught on film is captured remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything" - Aaron Siskind




"I only went for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really staying in" - John Muir



"The workshop to me always means great atmosphere, working, smell of wood, dust and, at the end of the day, you've created someting" - Earl David Linley







"I have found that when you are troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source" - Doris Day




The Bridge for Heroes
52a South Clough Lane
King’s Lynn
PE30 1SE

01553 760230

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