Arthur's Shed

Arthur's Shed is a beautiful studio based in the grounds of the Arthur Rank Hospice.

The *free activities are open to the public and are led by our very talented and generous volunteers. 

male and females drawing
View of Arthur's Shed
Female smiling at the camera holding a green wreath
Male sawing and smiling

Monthly activity calendars

Sharing time and talents

Arthur’s Shed is a community hub based on the grounds of the Arthur Rank Hospice. From here volunteers deliver sessions *free of charge to our local community.

Sessions include arts and crafts, astronomy and mindfulness.

You do not need a connection to the Hospice to attend, sessions are open to everyone.

Sessions must be booked in advance.

Book your session by emailing 
calling 01223 675777 or popping into our reception (you could stop off at our Bistro on the way for coffee and cake!). 

See the Calendars below ⇓

Thank you! Very enjoyable and I gained lots of new ideas

Arthurs Shed Attendee


To book a session, please get in touch:


Or call: 01223 675777

Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm


How do I book onto a session?

Simply call 01223 675777 or email stating your name, phone number and which session you would like to attend. Sessions are largely limited to 6-8 people at a time so please do book onto as many sessions as you like to avoid disappointment. 

Once booked please arrive for your session 5 minutes early. If traveling to us by car please park at the Babraham Park & Ride and use the short footpath to make your way to the site. If this will be difficult for you please park on site. Our address is Arthur Rank Hospice, Shelford Bottom, Cherry Hinton Rd, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 3FB. 

If traveling by bus we recommend using the Babraham Park&Ride which stops at Cambridge City Centre, Cambridge railway station, Addenbrookes Hospital and the Park&ride. From here you can follow our footpath to the site.

The Shed aims to be fully inclusive and we are happy to discuss adaptions with you before you attend if you have any specific questions or requirements.

The practical:

  • The shed is at ground level in our gardens and is accessible for all wheelchairs
  • Disabled parking is available on site
  • Disabled toilets are based inside the Hospice
  • We have easy-read signage

The emotional:

Coming to a new space can sometimes be a little daunting. Our volunteers are friendly and approachable and will be happy to help you settle in. You can even bring a friend, Carer or Support Worker with you. If you would find it helpful to see the space before you attend a session or talk to someone about what is involved please let us know. 

If you have any specific needs please let us know in advance of your session or arrive a little early to speak with the Session Lead at the start.

No you don’t! We welcome everyone in our community to join us, whether you have visited us before or not. You do not need to be connected to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity to attend.

All our sessions are free of charge although you are welcome to make a suggested donation of £5 if you would like to. Donations can be made by contactless payment at reception or in the Shed via a collection tin. Please do not feel obligated to provide a donation, we understand everyone’s circumstances are different.

If you have your own equipment or a project you are working on already please do bring them along, however all materials and equipment will be provided to you free of charge as part of your session.