The Hobby Hub at Yaxley promotes traditional hobbies that range from painting and scale modelling, to sculpting and wargames, macrame and textile work, through to state-of-the-art 3D printing and coding.

Hobbies are a vital part of many individuals’ life, for some a vital wellbeing tool in aiding in them in their physical or mental health journeys. Many hobbyists report that their hobbies are essential in them remaining ‘sane’.

Recent research also shows the many rewards that hobbies offer to individuals wellbeing. The reward from hobbies, releases feel good chemicals, such as serotonin which are proven stress busting natural hormones.

Traditionally hobbies are practised in isolation, often the stereotypical label of ‘Men in Sheds’ or ‘Ladies in their craft rooms.’ The hobby hub plans to smash through these stereotypes by offering a space for all, no matter difference, to come together collaborate, create and be part of a community of like minded individuals as well as those who are yet to find ‘Their Hobby’ and discover the endless possibilities that hobbies have to offer.

The Hobby Hub at Yaxley promotes traditional hobbies that range from painting and scale modelling, to sculpting and wargames, macrame and textile work, through to state-of-the-art 3D printing and coding.

Hobbies are a vital part of many individuals’ life, for some a vital wellbeing tool in aiding in them in their physical or mental health journeys. Many hobbyists report that their hobbies are essential in them remaining ‘sane’.

Recent research also shows the many rewards that hobbies offer to individuals wellbeing. The reward from hobbies, releases feel good chemicals, such as serotonin which are proven stress busting natural hormones.

Traditionally hobbies are practised in isolation, often the stereotypical label of ‘Men in Sheds’ or ‘Ladies in their craft rooms.’ The hobby hub plans to smash through these stereotypes by offering a space for all, no matter difference, to come together collaborate, create and be part of a community of like minded individuals as well as those who are yet to find ‘Their Hobby’ and discover the endless possibilities that hobbies have to offer.

What's happening at the Hub?

The Hobby Hub is already a hive of activity with a diverse range of creative activities taking place, enjoyed by multiple age groups. 

"From the age of 13 I have faced significant lived experience of mental health challenges, being formally diagnosed with a serious mental illness. I have tried many therapies, medications and techniques all to varying levels of success, one thing that has been a driving force in my mental health recovery and a catalyst in said journey has been my passion for my hobbies, A keen railway modeller and all round creative this has given me head space to express myself, practise mindfulness and seek the scientifically proven benefits that hobbies have to offer".
Ollie Ayres

Ollie Ayres has worked within young people’s mental health services within the NHS, most notably winning the national Positive Practise within Mental Health National Shining Star Staff member award for Children and Young People’s work. Ollie is keen scale modeller and mental health advocate.

Your Hobbies are welcome!

We’re always looking to explore, so please bring your own ideas to the Hobby Hub!

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Harrier Way
Eagle Park
Yaxley
Peterborough PE7 3AT

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