Hopes & Beams, Broad Street, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 3UD

Broad Street Crewe

The building that is home of Hopes and Beams on Broad Street, Crewe, used to be a school. Now it is a hub of all sorts of activities. It is an accessible venue, open to the whole community but specially adapted to be fun and safe for children and young people.

golden memories

An activity club suitable for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their carers.

A host of activities to get the grey matter working, including boccia, kurling, pool, jigsaws, draughts, dominoes and singing. Chat about the old times and make some new memories. Tea and biscuits are provided and one carer per person can attend free of charge.

Part of our combatting loneliness in the community initiative.

Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm

the big play (preschool)

For all preschool children, with and without disabilities, The Big Play lets them explore and enjoy our bikes, scooters, big lego, soft play, sensory room and more.

A session to stay and play with your child, enjoy arts and crafts, messy play, music and singing, or share a story. The experienced teacher who runs this activity can offer support and advice if you’re worried about any aspect of your child’s development.

£4.00 including snack
Wednesday 10.00am – 11.30am

the jigsaw club

We have jigsaws to suit everyone, from the very simple to the fiendishly difficult. Come meet other puzzlers and chat while you do a jigsaw. If you don’t manage to complete it we will try our best to keep it ready for the following week. Tea and biscuits are provided.

Part of our combatting loneliness in the community initiative.

Friday 10.00am – 12.00pm

sequence dancing

For beginners and intermediate level, sequence dancing is a great way to keep fit and meet people. Don’t worry if you don’t have a partner, we will always pair you up. Come and dance your worries away with instructors Rosemary and Gordon. Refreshments available.

Thursday 10.00am – 12.00pm

the parkinson's club

Designed to be suitable for those with Parkinson’s, this club has a host of activities to keep you fit and help your balance and coordination. Come together and meet friends in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Tuesday 2.00pm – 3.30pm

prize bingo

All are welcome at our prize bingo, and it’s always an evening of fun. Come along and have a laugh with tea and coffee at half time. All funds raised go to our charity, Hopes and Beams.

Tuesday 7.00pm – 9.00pm

tuesday to friday 12 - 2.00pm

Poppy’s is the friendly and welcoming community restaurant at the centre of Broad Street, Crewe.

It’s a great place to meet friends and enjoy our homemade hot food, sweets and puddings, traditional afternoon teas and soft drinks. We always have a vegetarian choice and a healthy option. 

Entirely staffed by a lovely team of volunteers, all profits from the restaurant go to support Hopes and Beams’ work with children and young adults with disabilities.

Party bookings are welcome, and we can also cater for corporate events, dinner parties, wakes and celebration evenings with hot meal, buffet, vintage tea or other options by special arrangement.

Call 01270 255355 and ask for Poppy’s Restaurant for prices.

5* food hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency

2 courses for £6.00

vintage teas

Vintage-style afternoon teas with fancy crockery and lovely cakes and sandwiches. Come on your own or book a special treat for a friend. We also welcome group bookings. You must book in advance, either at reception or call 01270 255355.

Follow us on Facebook for details of our next Vintage Tea.

Our mission

To help people with disabilities discover their potential through sports, teaching and recreation.

Our Values


We believe everybody should be able to have fun and experience the joy of making, doing and taking part.


We accept every person for who they are, providing an environment where they can be themselves and learn valuable life skills.


We support children and young adults with disabilities or additional needs, as well as their families, to reach their full potential.