The Carrick Centre

Culzean Road,
South Ayrshire,
KA19 7DE

Services Provided


The Carrick Centre is a bright, airy, fully accessible facility with a lovely Cafe and Soft Play and lots of regular activities and events to entertain both locals and visitors to the area. Providing a great space to meet people, catch up with friends, celebrate or do business.

In addition, it is responsible for a variety of community projects and initiatives offering a wide range of opportunities for the people of North Carrick and surrounding areas. Ideally located next to Maybole train station with a bus stop on its doorstep there are great transport links as well as Free Car Park and Wi-Fi. With lots to do and see in the surrounding area the Centre is a perfect stop to drop in while you are here.

You can find a list of services below and more info on

Cafe: Warm, friendly space serving Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch & Home-baking

Take-Away: Looking for food to go? Just drop into our Cafe or order on-line and choose your pick up time.

Children’s Soft Play: Hosting an infinity wall and other sensory elements, a separate space for young children and one to suit older children up to approximately age 8, the kids will love climbing and exploring the custom designed levels in our soft play.

Children’s Parties: Great spaces to celebrate your child’s special day or hold fun events for the kids. Bring your own food or choose one of the Centre’s great value catering packages. Soft Play Party options available too with free standing soft play for the younger ones or hire of main Soft Play area.

Clubs & Activities: Wide range of local clubs and activities from Craft, Activity, Dance & Fitness, Martial Arts, Health & Well-being and more to suit a wide range of ages.

Club & Activity space hire: Looking for somewhere to hold your club/activity? We have the ideal accessible location and choice of spaces to suit with Free Car Park and Wi-Fi.

Special Days, Event & Conference Facilities: From Weddings, Club Award Ceremonies, Anniversary Celebrations & Dinners, Funeral Teas, Conferences etc. - whatever your event we have a fabulous range of first rate, flexible accommodation, and catering to help make your event a success. Audio-visual and Free Wi-Fi & Parking.

Other Projects/Services

Local Foodbank & Early Years Provision located in the Centre: We support these organisations and provide sign-posting and services enhancement opportunities.

Youth Project:
#Youth Zone: Services and groups for young people of all ages.

Carrick Tots (pre-school), Carrick Sensory (for children with sensory barriers to play), Holiday Activity Programmes, Youth Cafes, Youth Activities: dance, crafts, drama, digital and more.

#Youth Development: Working in partnership supporting young people age 16-29 with various development programmes in place within the centre. Individuals are given the opportunity to have a meaningful experience in Hospitality, Professional Cookery, Maintenance, Gardening, Youth Work, Administration and Digital Design and Marketing.

Training Kitchen: An innovative project to help people develop cookery and healthy eating skills on a budget within a warm, supportive environment. Helps build confidence, independence, or gain employment in catering/hospitality industry. Variety of courses for individuals and families, people with supported needs or people with barriers to employment.

Carrick Connections: Supports young people aged 16 upwards who have additional support needs to become more confident & independent and make friends. Providing weekly workshops on a variety of interests including Cookery, Art & Crafts and more! Enabling new skills while having great fun. Benefits individual participants and their wider family and community.

Volunteering & Training Opportunities: The Centre offers a wide variety of volunteering & training opportunities and works directly with interested individuals and in partnership with other organisations to provide these opportunities.
You can find out more on our website page - Get Involved.

So why not drop in, we’d love to see you!

The Carrick Centre - a great place to enjoy food, company and SO MUCH MORE!

Company Bio

We are a Registered Charity & Social Enterprise formed to manage The Carrick Centre, a purpose-built Community Facility which opened in January 2012 as a focal point for community regeneration. We re-invest our income in sustaining and developing the Centre as a community asset.

We work with a small team of part time staff and volunteers to provide opportunities and community services for people of all ages providing a welcoming, safe, modern, flexible environment to meet, greet, play & learn, socialise and do business. Volunteering is a crucial part of our operation and this support helps us achieve the service we provide today.

Adopting values of inclusiveness & openness we work in partnership with other organisations to improve the quality of life for residents in North Carrick and are keen to support new ventures and develop new partnerships with other organisations who share our vision.

Anchor Organisation
Supported and recognised as a community anchor organisation by the Scottish Government we are responsible for developing and managing a programme of community activities and services, in line with community needs. In this role we assist in the start-up of groups and services and support them as they stabilise and grow to enable them to provide a long term provision. Support ranges from: affordable accommodation, staffing, volunteer support, sign-posting, partnering with other groups, promotion, funding etc.

The Present
As a main hub of social activity in Maybole and the surrounding area we have grown to support over 80 diverse groups who regularly use the premises as well as develop our own groups and services and have an annual footfall exceeding 30,000.

For nearly a decade The Carrick Centre has provided opportunities and community services for people of all ages and abilities delivered by a warm, welcoming staff, fabulous volunteers and supported by great partners and funders all who are fundamental to the continued success and development of our services for our community.

We look forward to welcoming to you to the Centre.

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