Children's Centres - for Parents and Carers

In Cumbria, Children's Centres provide support for children and their families from pregnancy to the age of twelve.  The majority of support is provided to families who have identified needs, using an 'early help' approach. 

Some activities, mainly for younger children, are offered to everyone in the community. This may include child health clinics, play and learning opportunities and family learning sessions.

Children's Centres work together with other agencies such as schools, health services and community groups to provide support and advice for families. They work jointly with training providers to provide adult learning opportunities and support to enter employment, including volunteering opportunities.

In Cumbria, Children's Centres also offer support to families through the Focus Family programme.  This service is offered to families of children aged 0 - 19 years and, for older children, involves working in partnership with our Targeted Youth Service.

The main Children's Centres in Cumbria are as follows:  

Derwent Valley Children's Centre - KeswickTrinity Way, KeswickCA12 4HZ
Distington Children's Centre - Derwent ValeDerwent Vale Primary School, Great Clifton, WorkingtonCA14 1WA
North Allerdale Children's Centre - WigtonWampool Place, WigtonXA7 9SA
West Allerdale Children's Centre - EwanriggEnnerdale Road, MaryportCA15 8HN
Workington Children's CentreMinto Centre, Nilsson Drive, Westfield, WorkingtonCA14 5BD


Bram Longstaffe Children's CentreBram Longstaffe Nursery School, Farm Street, BarrowLA14 2RX
Dalton Children's CentreDalton Health Centre, Nelson Street, DaltonLA15 8AH
Greengate Children's CentreGreengate Street, BarrowLA14 1BG
Hindpool Children's CentreHindpool Nursery School, Piggy Lane, Bath Street, BarrowLA14 5TS
Newbarns Children's CentreNewbarns Primary School, Rising Side, BarrowLA13 9ET


Carlisle North Children's CentreThe Belah Centre, St Anne's Hill, CarlisleCA3 9SR
Carlisle Rural Children's CentreMary Street, Longtown, CarlisleCA6 5UF
Carlisle South Children's Centre - Petteril BankBurnett Road, CarlisleCA1 3BX
Carlisle South Children's Centre - BotcherbyBotcherby Family Centre, Ennerdale Avenue, CarlisleCA1 2TS
Carlisle West Children's Centre - MortonMorton Family Centre, Wigton Road, CarlisleCA2 6JP
Carlisle West Children's Centre - Newtown19-23 Shadygrove Road, CarlisleCA2 7LE


Egremont Children's CentreOrgill Primary School, Southey Avenue, EgremontCA22 2HH
Millom Children's CentreLapstone Road, MillomLA18 4LP
North East Copeland Children's Centre - FrizingtonFrizington Nursery School, Main Street, FrizingtonCA26 3PF
North Whitehaven Children's CentreHensingham Primary School, Main Street, Hensingham, WhitehavenCA28 8QZ
South Whitehaven Children's CentreValley School, Whinlatter Road, Milehouse, WhitehavenCA28 8DA


North Eden Children's Centre - PenrithOld London Road, PenrithCA11 8ET
South Eden Children's Centre - ApplebyAppleby Primary School, Station Road, ApplebyCA16 6TX


East South Lakeland Children's Centre - Grasmere Crescent42a Grasmere Crescent, Sandyland, KendalLA9 6LP
Kendal West Children's CentreSt Thomas' C of E School, Kendal Green, KendalLA9 4BT
Lakes Children's Centre - WindermereGoodly Dale School, Lake Road, WindermereLA23 2JX
Ulverston Children's CentreLund Terrace, UlverstonLA12 9BE
West South Lakeland Children's Centre - MilnthorpeMilnthorpe Primary School, Firs Road, MilnthorpeLA7 7QF
Flookburgh Children's CentreWinder Lane, Flookburgh.LA11 7LE
Sedbergh Children's CentreSettlebeck High School, Long Lane, SedberghLA10 5AL


There are also linked Children's Centre sites in:

Cockermouth, Distington, Aspatria, Silloth, Flimby, North Walney, Ormsgill, Upperby, Harraby, Alston, Kirkby Stephen, Kirkby Thore, Sedbergh, Ambleside and Flookburgh

What's on - Allerdale Children's Centres

What's on - Barrow Children's Centres

What's on - Carlisle Urban Children's Centres

What's on - Copeland Children's Centres

What's on - Eden and Rural Carlisle

What's on - South Lakeland Children's Centres (information to follow)

Anyone who is expecting a baby or cares for a child aged 0 - 12 years, including extended family, can register with a Children's Centre. This will enable you to be kept up to date with activities and information.  

Please register with the Children's Centre in the district in which you normally live:

Allerdale Registration Form
Please email your completed form to:

Barrow Registration Form
Please email your completed form to:  

Carlisle Urban Registration Form
Please email your completed form to:  

Copeland Registration Form
Please email your completed form to: 

Eden and Rural Carlisle Registration Form
Please email your completed form to:  

South Lakeland Registration Form
Please email your completed form to: