The Hive at the Jim McDonald Centre

A community leisure facility for everyone.

Located in the Jim McDonald Centre, the Hive is a thriving community hub located off High View, Hatfield, offering a wide range of activities and function space for local community groups & residents.  Its leisure facilities are open to all and are home to various community groups and charities such as Jimmy Mac's, the Hatfield Gateway Club and One YMCA.

The sports hall

The large multi-use sports hall is a great facility to run a range of sports and leisure activities. You can hire the hall for kids parties and sports bookings, including badminton and table tennis.

The hall is used by a range of local sports and social clubs including: 

Rates for hire for the Sports Hall is £25 per hour and we invite anyone who would like to hire the hall for an event or function to contact us.

The studio

Our multi-purpose studio plays host to a range of activities.

With built-in mirrors, it's an ideal facility for dance and exercise classes. Companies currently using the studio include:

  • Bounce exercise classes
  • FK Dance Academy
  • Kangoo Jump

The studio can also be utilised as a nursery and a location church groups to meet. Footsteps 123 Nursery are running sessions from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

The studio is available for hire at £15 per hour and we invite anyone interested in hiring the studio to contact us.

Bouncy castle parties

We offer 2 exciting 2 bouncy castle party packages:

  • 2 Bouncy Castles - £130
  • 3 Bouncy Castles - £180

Our bouncy castle parties last 2 hours. Hot food and drink options for the children are available at just £3.50 per child.

Our friendly team will be on hand to provide help and support so that the party can be tailored to meet your needs.

Contact us to make a booking.

Party terms and conditions

Reservation cannot be taken without a deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and are equal to 50% of the party price. Parents/guardians are fully responsible for the control/behaviour of all children and the subsequent consequences of their actions. All prices include VAT.

Children's activities

We run a range of fun, exciting and engaging children's activities for 5-11 year olds during school holidays and half-term breaks.

Whether your children wants to get creative with our arts and crafts sessions, wants to be the next chef with our cooking sessions or wants to go all wacky scientist with our science sessions, we offer a range of activities.

As these activities get quite popular, we would recommend contacting us in advance and booking to guarantee a place.

Meeting & conferencing rooms

The centre has a variety of meeting and conferencing room options available that can cater for up to 50 people. Each room comes equipped with a projector, screens and flip charts.

If you're interested in booking one of these rooms you can contact us and we can discuss the options to best fit your requirements.

We can cater for your event with various food and beverage options from the Jim McDonald kitchen which includes tea, coffee and buscuits, a continental breakfast and lunch buffet selections that will tickle your taste buds!

Jimmy Mac's

We are home to the Jimmy Mac's charity, which is more than just a lunch club and open to all, where you can come and try Sally's delicious homemade food served daily from 12pm, except Saturday and an excellent opportunity to socialise and meet new people. Along with a whole variety of events, activities and trips including film shows, exercise classes and a range of different trips.

An excellent selection of food is lovingly prepared by Sally and her kitchen staff throughout the week including our succulent Sunday roast. If you have a sweet tooth then why not add on a pudding as well.

For just £5 a year you can obtain a Jimmy Mac's Privilege Card, which provides you discounts on trips and dinners.


Privilege Card

Without Privilege Card


£4. 50






Silver Surfers IT suite

Need to pay a bill, check an account, print a document or simply browse the internet? Come and make use of our fantastic IT facility.



Contact us on the details below to make a booking.


McDonald Court

High View


AL10 8HR


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Opening hours

Monday: 9am - 10pm

Tuesday: 9am - 10pm

Wednesday: 9am - 10pm

Thursday: 9am - 10pm

Friday: 9am - 6pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 9am - 6pm

Telephone: 01707 270 066