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Enhancing Quality of Life

Keen for good value food and a chat? Would you like to become more active and meet new friends? Ainsdale Lunch and Leisure offers great food, good company, a charity shop and a range of diverse activities. We take pride in the warm, friendly atmosphere here and look forward to welcoming you!

We are an independent charity located in the heart of Ainsdale. We run a lunch and activity centre, manage a great value charity shop and provide a local meals on wheels service covering Ainsdale, Birkdale and Formby.

Games afternoon

Delivering Meals-on-Wheels

Indoor bowls…

Assisting in the office

Nearly complete!

Waitresses for the day!


Lunch Club

A yearly £10.00 membership gives members a discount on the cost of meals. We offer a 2 course traditional meal and a drink for £4.20 for members and £5.00 for non-members. A daily lunch provides a freshly cooked main meal and a dessert and tea or coffee. Diabetics and Vegetarians can be catered for. The Food Standards Agency ‘Scores on the Doors’ Scheme has awarded our Lunch Service 5 Stars.

We can transport people who may find coming independently difficult – cost £2.00 (members) and £2.50 (visitors). Housebound Our team of DBS approved volunteer drivers take meals to housebound residents of the local area, Ainsdale, Birkdale and Formby. There is a small extra charge for this service. Daily cost £5 (in Ainsdale area) £5.30 (in Birkdale and Formby). The daily cost includes a hot meal.

Christmas Dinner 2017

Our fabulous team!

Coffee and mints next!


Chapel Café

Opening at 10.00am the café provides visitors and members with a light and airy place to socialise over a cup of tea or coffee with options to enjoy a light lunch or snack such as sandwiches, soup, toast or tea cakes. Manned by volunteers it is an ideal location to relax with views of Ainsdale across the Village Green.

We are looking for more volunteers to help serve refreshments, even for just one Morning/Afternoon a week, or to cover for holidays. Helping in the Chapel Café is a great way to meet new people! As a thank you all volunteers are entitled to a discounted lunch.

Breakfast favourites served daily from 10am till 2pm (Monday: 10am till 1pm)

  • 2 Toast and Butter £1.20 with jam £1.50
  • 2 x Crumpets and Butter £1.50 with Jam £1.80
  • Sausage Bap £2.00

Light lunches served daily from 10am to 2pm (Monday 10am till 1pm)

  • Homemade Soup of the Day with Roll £2.00
  • Soup and Sandwich £3.00 White or Brown Bread Fillings: Cheese; Ham; Tuna; Coronation Chicken; Egg Various Sandwiches also available without soup – individually priced in chiller cabinet.
  • Toasted Sandwich £3.00 White or Brown Bread Fillings: Cheese; Ham; Cheese and Tomato; Baked Beans or Tuna. Extra Fillings £0.50
  • Jacket Potato with Salad Garnish £3.50 Fillings: Cheese; Tuna; Coleslaw; Baked Beans. Extra Fillings £0.50. No filling (just butter) £2.50
  • Omelette with Side Salad £3.80 Fillings: Plain Cheese; Cheese; Mushroom.

Cakes and desserts served daily from 10am till 2.00pm (Monday 10am till 1pm)

  • Dessert of the Day £1.00
  • Toasted Teacake £1.00 with Jam £1.30
  • Scone with Butter £1.50 with Jam and Cream £2.00
  • Ice Cream £1.00 with Flake and Sauce £1.20

Drinks served daily from 10am till 2.00pm (Monday 10am till 1pm).

  • Coffee £1.20
  • Cappuccino £1.50
  • English Breakfast Tea Pot of Tea for 1 £1.20 / Pot of Tea for 2 £2.00
  • Hot Chocolate £2.00
  • Still Mineral Water £0.80

Take Away Drinks also Available

Tea and…

Home-made cakes!

Catching up with friends!


Charity Shop

Our Charity Shop sells a wide range of items at good prices, all the proceeds help to fund our service. The charity shop is open to the community Monday-Friday from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Ainsdale Lunch and Leisure has four paid members of staff, 2 full time and 2 part time. They are supported by several volunteers (Currently 80) who assist in the kitchen, deliver meals, run activities, help in the office, the charity shop and with ebay sales.

We’d like more volunteers in our shop for a half a day or a day between 10:00am and 3:00pm on a weekday, or even just a couple of hours a week to help sort and label donated goods.

As a thank you all volunteers are entitled to a discounted lunch.

Open daily from 10:00 till 15:00pm

Glorious books! 

Anything and everything!


Events and Activities

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Chapel Café
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Line Dancing
  • 10:00 – 15:00 Charity Shop
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch is served
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Leisure Afternoon: Jigsaws, Dominoes, Whist, Quiz, Bingo, One on One Computer Tuition / Family History Research
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Ballroom & Sequence Dancing (for beginners)
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Chapel Café
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Reminiscence Group
  • 10:00 – 15:00 Charity Shop
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch is served
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Music For ALL
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Tai Chi
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Chapel Café
  • 10:00 – 15:00 Charity Shop
  • 10:00 – 11:00 “Zest For Life”- Keep Fit (Organised by the Methodist Church)
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch is Served
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Active Afternoon: Indoor Bowls and Table Tennis
  • 1400 – 1500 Knit & Natter Group: Friendly group makes items to raise funds
  • 09:50 – 10:50 Gentle Gym
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Chapel Café
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Gardening Club
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Art Class: Caters to a wide range of ages and abilities and has provided interests for newly retired and also support for recently widowed.
  • 10:00 – 15:00 Charity Shop
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch is Served
  • 13:30 – 16:00 Sequence and Ballroom Dancing
  • 13:30 – 1530  Foodbank
  • 09:45 – 10:45 Yoga
  • 09:50 – 10:50 Gentle Exercise Class: Led by a qualified instructor who takes individuals through a routine session to music for improving physical activity, muscular-skeletal condition and cognition.
  • 09:45 – 10:45 Yoga
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Chapel Café
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Patchwork Group
  • 10:00 – 15:00 Charity Shop
  • 11:00 – 11:50 Move and Soothe
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch is Served
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Parent and Toddler Group (Organised by the Methodist Church)
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Conversational French
  • 19:30  –  22:00   Ballroom/Sequence Dancing Sequence dancing encourages participation from a wide range of ages and abilities. Some dancers are in their 90s.
Art Class
Thursday 10:00 till 12:00

Gentle Gym

A little bit of competition!

Indoor bowls


Gardening Club

Garden Club Do you have a passion for Gardening? Help us plant a rockery, rose garden and orchard. Free refreshments. Work up an appetite and why not book in for lunch after.

Thursday’s 10:00am till 12:00 noon or come and garden at your leisure with prior arrangement. Sponsored by: Tesco Groundworks

The community Resilience Grants

Lets Live Well Sefton

Raising the garden beds…

Before we got started!

The team…

We have started!



Fundraising Ainsdale Lunch and Leisure relies on fundraising and donations to keep our services running. We would welcome any Sponsorship, Fundraising activities and ideas to help us, so please contact: Rebecca on 01704 574838 or email: Volunteering Volunteers are always needed at Ainsdale Lunch and Leisure!

Delivering Meals-on-Wheels

Assisting in the office

Waitresses for the day!

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about any of our activities,
please call Rebecca or Audrey: Tel 01704 574838

Thank you to all our Sponsors:

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