LionMouth Rural Centre

Set in 7 acres of rural countryside, yet only just outside Durham City, LionMouth rural Centre (CIC) is a safe place where those with mental health, social or learning difficulties can take part in meaningful activities in the following areas:

  • gardening and horticulture
  • carpentry and green woodwork
  • arts and crafts
  • drawing and painting
  • pottery and ceramics
  • nature, conservation and environmental projects
  • small animal husbandry
  • cookery
  • tea rooms operations
  • garden centre sales
  • community service activities
  • healthy living
  • walking
  • orienteering
  • team games (indoor and outdoor)

Our tea rooms, plant nursery, demonstration gardens and woodland walkways are open to the public providing a purpose for our daily activities. To find out more about what we do please visit our website, give us a call or come along for a look around.

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Brigid Press
Contact position
0191 373 4794
07814 883 048
LionMouth Rural Centre

Charity Number: 7980481

Where to go

The Workshops
Esh Winning
County Durham

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Adults with mild mental health problems, social anxieties, learning disabilities and those with physical disabilities affecting their mental wellbeing. Service users must be completely free from alcohol and/or substances. LionMouth Rural Centre aims to promote a peaceful and therapeutic environment and adopts a zero tolerance to violent behaviour. All referrals will be carefully considered, and individually tailored work pathways devised.

Age range
School leavers to post-retirement.

Local Offer

Local Offer description

Wheelchair accessible to some but not whole site.


Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.

Journey planner

Address: Broadgate  Esh Winning  County Durham

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