Our classes and activities aren't just a great way to keep fit, energise the mind or learn a rewarding new skill, they're also a perfect place to meet like-minded people in a fun, welcoming environment.

Family fun day

14th August 2022

Join us for our Family Fun Day at The Barrington on Sunday 14th August from 12pm - 4pm. A great day out for all the family and free entry for all!

There will be live music, dance workshops, children's entertainment, games, competitions and much more! We'll also be serving refreshments, ice cream and offering a full bar service.

Get in touch if you're interested in participating or running an activity or stall, call 01202 894858.

Our timetable

Here you'll find information about regular weekly activities at The Barrington Centre. We have a fun and exciting timetable to suit people of all ages. If you'd like to attend a class, please visit the organiser's webpage for information and prices. Interested in holding a weekly activity here? Contact our Business Manager to discuss availability at


Unite Stage Academy

  • Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm Singing
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Acting
  • When: Weekly


Unite Stage Academy

  • Time: 4 - 5 pm Junior Musical Theatre
  • 5 - 5:45 pm Inter/Senior Ballet Dance
  • 5:45 - 6:30 pm Inter/Senior Modern Jazz Dance
  • 6:30 - 7 pm Inter/Senior Tap Dance
  • 7 - 8 pm Inter/Senior Lyrical & Contemporary Dance
  • When: Weekly


  • Time: 2 - 4 pm
  • When: 3rd Tues of the month

All welcome, just drop in.

Barre Fitness

  • Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm Beginners
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate/Advanced
  • When: Weekly

Ferndown Speakers

  • Time: 7 - 10 pm
  • When: 1st & 3rd Tues of the month


Ferndown French Circle

  • Time: 7 - 10 pm
  • When: 1st Wed of the month

Ferndown Wine Society

  • Time: 7 - 10 pm
  • When: 2nd Wed of the month

Absolutely W.I.

  • Time: 6:30 - 10:20 pm
  • When: 4th Wed of the month


Ferndown Ukelele Strummers

  • Time: 1:45 - 3:15 pm
  • When: Weekly

Ferndown & District Historical Society

  • Time: 7:15 - 9:15 pm
  • When: 1st Thur of the month


Barrington Coffee Morning

  • Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • When: Weekly

All welcome, just drop in.

Dorset Creative

  • Time: 9:30 - 10:15 am Creative Baby (1 - 3 Years) These classes encourage creativity by using a blend of dance, movement, music, props, rhythm and play.
  • 10:30 - 11:15 am Creative Minis (2.5 - 4 Years) Creative dance classes for early years, encouraging imagination and creativity; developing confidence, social, and practical skills.
  • When: Weekly during term time


Swish of the Curtain

  • Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • When: Weekly

Jive & Kicking

  • Time: 7:30 - 11:30 pm
  • When: 1st Sat of the month


Showcase/Open Mic at The Barrington hosted by Gracie Park Music

  • Time: 4 pm
    You don't need to be a performer, why not come along, and enjoy a free afternoon of local live music.
  • When: 2nd Sun of the month


Want to hire a studio to teach a class?

We have a range of spaces to suit all needs and budgets that are open for classes both night and day, seven days a week.

Are you a Teacher or Session Leader looking to start a class in the area? Are you a local organisation interested in running a regular event or activity? Information on studio, workshop or activity spaces at The Barrington Centre can be found on our Hiring page.