Village Hall/ Recreation Ground

                                                                                            Little Shelford Memorial Hall

The village hall is situated in Church Street. It  holds up to 160 people. It can be booked for adult and children’s parties. It has a snooker room and a badminton court for hire.

It also has a kitchen and a disabled toilet. Evening functions should end by 11.30pm.

Bookings can be made through Sarah Haigh on 846296 or email


Whole hall

General use Little Shelford residents

£21.50 per hour/ £260 per day

General use - other users

£27 per hour/ £320 per day

Commercial use - Little Shelford residents

£320 per day

Commercial use - other users

£400 per day

Main hall

Little Shelford users - general

£16.50 per hour

Other users - general

£20.50 per hour

Badminton, table tennis and short tennis clubs

£22.50 per session

Social badminton

£11 per hour

Club room

Little Shelford users

£13 per hour

Other users

£16.50 per hour


£15.50 per session


Large folding tables

£3 each up to a week

Small folding tables

£2 each up to a week

Large plastic chairs

£2 each up to a week


Phonics Stars Cambridge has started a class in the Little Shelford Memorial Hall on Thursdays 2-3pm. 

Phonics Stars is a play based class for children aged between 2-5 which will help them to grasp the basics in Phonics get ready for big school. The classes will encourage listening skills, fine motor and gross motor skills, communication and language, confidence, turn taking, number knowledge and creativity. 

For more information or to book a £5 trial please contact class leader Anna Barnard - or 07817092014

Current activities are:

Monday and Thursday evening - Badminton - contact Rosie Cranmer  Tel: 513572
Monday 9.30 - 10.30am Body Blast - contact Sarah Beaumont Tel: 07986 340878
Last Tuesday of month - Mess Around Cambridgeshire children's messy play session.
Wednesday 9.30 - 11.30am (term time) All Saints Tots
Wednesday 6 - 9.15pm  Pilates - Advance booking required - mail to
Thursday 2 - 3pm (term time)  - Phonics Stars (pre-school group) - contact Anna Barnard
Friday 9.30 - 10.30am - Zumba - contact Rachel George  
Friday 11 - 12pm - Yoga - contact Michelle Mackay

Robin Fox is the chairman of the hall trustees. 


The mortgage for the village hall is paid for by Little Shelford Parish Council. The Parish Council provided around a third of the funding for the Village Hall when it was built.

The mortgage payments take up around 40% of the Parish Council budget.
Wale Recreation Ground
The Wale Recreation Ground on Whittlesford Road includes a children’s play area and riverside walk.
The riverside walk is accessed by a footpath, suitable for both able bodied and disabled, down to and along the River Cam and back to the recreation ground. This footpath passes over a low-level wooden boardwalk over the end of the historic ice pond and proceeds down to a wooden viewpoint by the river. A hedge and wetland plants have been planted.

The path was created by the Little Shelford Wildlife Group with the help of funds from Awards for All, South Cambs District Council, Shell Better Britain and the Environment Agency.

The recreation ground is home to the Little Shelford Bowls Club. Janet Healey from the club can be contacted on 872385. The club meets between May and September. Club afternoons are on Saturdays at 2.30pm.
The Little Shelford Cricket Club plays on the recreation ground. They can be contacted via email:

Their clubhouse is the former village hall building. The Little Shelford Feast is held on the recreation ground, usually in the first week-end in September.

The recreation ground is owned and maintained by Little Shelford Parish Council.