The Hive at the Jim McDonald Centre

The Hive is a thriving community hub located off High View, Hatfield.

It offers a range of activities and function spaces for local community groups and residents. The leisure facilities are open to all.

It is home to community groups and charities such as Jimmy Mac's, the Hatfield Gateway Club and One YMCA.

As well as the facilities for hire shown below, we also offer children's activties.

Book children's activities

Bouncy castle party

We offer an exciting bouncy castle party package for up to 30 children:

  • 3 Bouncy Castles - £190

Our bouncy castle parties are 2 hour parties, this includes:

  • 1 hour 15 mins with inflatables in the Sports Hall.

  • 45 minutes for food and drink in a dedicated room.

You can self-cater or choose our hot food/cold buffet options at £4.00 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. See our payments and Terms and Conditions for more details.

Children's activities

We run a range of fun children's activities for 5-11 year olds during school holidays and half-term breaks including:

  • arts and crafts sessions

  • cooking session

  • science sessions

  • multi-sport sessions

These activities can be popular, we would recommend booking to guarantee a place. Visit our facebook page for more details.

Freddie's Den

Freddie's Den is an indoor soft play venue. It's fun, safe and low cost. For ages 0 to 8 years to play, run, climb and explore.

Hire a room or hall

Meeting & conferencing rooms

Meeting and conferencing room options for up to 70 people. Each room comes equipped with a projector, screens and flip chart stands. Catering can be provided for your event which includes tea, coffee and biscuits, a continental breakfast and lunch buffet options.

The Dining Room

This is a multi purpose area. It is suitable for meetings, dance and exercise classes as well as an ideal area for community groups.

It costs  £26.00 per hour to hire.

The sports hall

The large multi-use sports hall is a great facility to run a sports and leisure activities. You can hire the hall for kids parties and sports bookings, including badminton, table tennis, basketball and 5 a side football

It costs £31.50 per hour to hire. Discounts may be available for block bookings.

The Studio

Our multi-purpose studio has built-in mirrors and air conditioning.

It is ideal facility for dance and exercise classes.

It can also be utilised as a nursery and a location church groups to meet. 

Footsteps 123 Nursery running sessions there from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

It costs £20.40 per hour to hire. 

Jimmy Mac's

We are also home to the Jimmy Mac's charity:

  • lunch club and open to all

  • delicious selection of homemade food served daily from 12pm (except Saturday)

  • opportunity to socialise and meet new people

  • variety of events, activities and trips including film shows, exercise classes and trips out.

Book a party or hire a room

Contact us to find out more, book a party, or hire a room. We are open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 10pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm

Address: The Hive
McDonald Court
High View
AL10 8HR


Telephone: 01707 270 066